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Lewis Borden Lee, age 80, of Sand Springs, OK died Monday, October 6, 1997 in a Tulsa hospital. He was born September 22, 1917 at Havana to William Hanon and Harriet Melissa Burcham Lee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Robert and George of Little and Marvin of Sand Springs; three sisters, Ethel Lee, who died at an early age, Ava Buckman and Belva Massengale.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Lee of the home; daughters, Melinda Sofras and Peggy Cravy of Sand Springs; a son, Borden "Buddy" Lee of Sand Springs; brothers, Arvel of Muskogee, Elmer of Lincoln, AR and Claude of Tulsa; and four grandchildren.
He served his country in the United States Army, having been called to duty with the Oklahoma National Guard in early 1941 was in the service battery of the 160th Field Artillery. They were part of the famous 45th division and fought across North Africa and on into Germany. He was awarded the Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service ribbon and E. A. M. E. Service ribbon. During his high school years at Havana he was a track star, broke the record time for the 100 yard dash, brought home six first place medals from on county track meet at Ola and at a district meet at Booneville, scored more points than any team that was competing, In 1935, the family moved to Russellville and with his brother Elmer, starred in football there one year. During his high school years at Sand Springs, he set several records as quarterback and running back, some which stand as records today. The Sand Springs High School team won the Verdigris Valley conference football championship, the first year that Elmer and Borden played there. He retired as Superintendent from Armco Steel. He was a member of the Sand Springs High School Alumni Association, a member of the Fisher Baptist Church, and a Mason.
Memorial service was held October 9, 1997 at Fisher Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Lynchard officiating. Final resting place was Woodland at Sand Springs. The family request memorial donations to American Cancer Society or New Hope Hospice (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 22, 1997)
Lottie Lee, age 96, of Morrilton, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Morrilton Health Care Center. She was born July 31, 1910, at Havana, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Floyd Lee, daughter, Anna Lou Lee, brothers, Lon Kennedy, Team Kennedy, sisters, Dimple Lee and Lessie Fink.
Survivors include a son, Harry Lee, Morrilton; three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday, 2 p. m. March 1, 2007, at Havana Cemetery with John McCourt officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2007)
Margie Evelyn Lee, age 86, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Sherwood Nursing and rehab Center. She was born March 1, 1927 at Russellville to the late William Walter and Alta Sullivan Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph H. Lee; five brothers; two sisters and a great grandson, Matthew Hightower.
Survivors include two daughters, January Gillham and husband Lucien of Sherwood, Joyce Hightower and husband Ricky of Nebraska; four grandchildren, Jess Hightower, Willie Hightower, Luke Gillham, Claire Eanes; seven great grandchildren, Meagan, Jordan, Jacob, Josephine, Beatrice, Iona and Lucie.
Graveside services was held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Annies Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County with Rev. Jim Benfer officiating. Arrangements are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 27, 2013)
Marshall Lee, age 38 of Hot Springs, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at National Park Medical Center. A son of Loyd Lee of Paris and Evelyn Lee of Belleville, he was born August 5, 1964, at Danville. He was a patient transport driver for National Park Medical Center and was a United States Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gene and Eliza Brock; and his paternal grandfather, Earl Lee. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Susan Lee of Belleville, and Timothy and Laura Lee and Allen and Tiffany Lee, all of Danville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tina and Donnie Hohensee of Pottsville, Violet and Steve Simmons of Heber Springs, and Mary Jo and Cody Hudson of Belleville, and his paternal grandmother, Maida Cleo Lee of Paris.
Funeral was Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Burial was in Brock Cemetery near London, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers were Kenneth Loyd, Donnie Sisk, Donnie Hohensee, Boyd Dickey and Shawn Loyd. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2003)
Marvin E. Lee, age 71, of Sherrill (Jefferson County), father of Robert Lee of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, May 15, 1985. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.
Other survivors include his wife, Pauline Lee; a daughter, two brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.
Funeral and burial were Friday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Ruby Nell Lee, age 70, of Plainview, AR died Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born on April 8, 1930 in Yell County to the late Monroe and Ethel Mae Vaughn Swinford. She was a mother and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee; a son, Lloyd Dennis Lee; a granddaughter, Chasity Pogue and a sister, Inez Swinford.
Survivors include a son, Ray Lee of Clinton, OK; three daughters, Kay Mars of Rogers, AR, Mary Sadek of Dubia, United Arab Emirates, Ann Webster of Lawton, OK; one brother, Junior Swinford of Dumas, AR; two sisters, Maudie Burnett of Plainview, AR and Lorene Smith of Gould, AR; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 12, 2000)
Mrs. W. H. Lee, age 77, died at her home in Lincoln on January 8, 1959. Until three years ago she had lived most of her life at Havana and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, W. H. of Lincoln; seven sons, Elmer of Lincoln, Robert of Little Rock, George and Arvel of California, Marvin, Bardar and Clyde of Tulsa; one daughter, Mrs. Heck Buckman of California; two brothers, Fred Burcham of Sand Springs, Okla. and John Burcham of Van Buren; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 15, 1959)
William Hannon Lee, 92, a retired farmer, died May 14 in Westville, Okla. He was a member of the church of Christ and lived near Havana most of his life.
He is survived by seven sons, Elmer, of Lincoln, Robert of Little Rock, Marvin, Borden and Claud, all of Tulsa, Okla., and George and Arvel of California; one daughter, Ava Buckman, of California; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Kyles, of Havana.
Funeral services were held at the Havana Church of Christ May 18 by Howard Casasda of Booneville. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1965)
Marvelle C. Leeman, formerly of Danville, AR passed away in Corpus Christi, TX on July 6, 2001. She was born July 4, 1929 in Seattle, WA. She was a Navy daughter, wife and mother. She was very active in the Danville community. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Chancel Choir for many years. She held many positions Vice-chairman of Administrative Council, President of United Methodist Women, led World Hunger Drive, did tape ministry and home visits to shut-ins. She received the Special Mission Recognition by UMW. She was considered "an able leader and a willing follower." She was also a teacher in ESL program. She joined Danville Eastern Star in 1983 and transferred to the Ola Chapter in 1993 when Danville surrendered their charter. She served as Worthy Matron in both chapters as well as state level offices. Another of her loves was Danville Music Club. She was one of the pillars of the club. She served as President of not only Danville, but the Northwestern District. She was an active American Red Cross Volunteer during John's active military duty. She received the Clara Barton Red Cross Volunteer Award, the highest award given to a civilian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Carlton and Mildred Lovett Wall and her husband, John R. Leeman, Sr. Marvelle and John retired in Danville after 33 years of military service in the Navy.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John R. Jr. & Tina Leeman of Corpus Christi, TX and Gary R. Terri of Fresno, CA; a brother, William & Flora Wadey of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Susan & Jim Thomason of Kent, WA; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother-in-law, Albert (Kathleen) Leeman of Madison, WI; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lahey; uncle, Walter Rierson of Gig Harbor, WA and several cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. The Leeman family wishes to thank Mrs. Willie Thomas (a very special friend) and all her extended family in Texas and Arkansas for their love, support and prayers during our mother s illness.
A memorial service will be held at Danville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10 AM with Bro. Mike Mowrey officiating. Interment will be in Ft. Smith National Cemetery at 2:30 PM in Ft. Smith, AR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to Marvelle C. Leeman to Danville United Methodist Memorial Fund, PO Box 729, Danville, AR 72833; Danville Music Club for Inspiration Point, c/o Willie Thomas, President, HC 66 Box 48, Danville or to the American Cancer Society. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 25, 2001)
Helen Legan, age 77, of Danville, AR died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born November 29, 1929 at Tulsa, OK to the late William and Lucille Shockley Keith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 25 years, Gale Legan; a son, Raymond Legan; a sister, Jean Hembree; two brothers, Frank and Jack Keys and a grandson, Billy Braham.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Leslie Braham of Phoenix, AZ, Larry and Pat Braham and Jim and Margaret Braham all of Centerville and Josh and Cynthia Legan of Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 4, 2007)
JERUSALEM - William James Leggett, age 96, of Chenneyville, La. formerly of Jerusalem, died June 21, 1986 at a hospital in Alexandria, La. He was a native of Pope County, a retired merchant and farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Fridell Leggett of Chenneyville; one son, Paul Robert Leggett of Fort Smith; three daughters, Pearl Leggett of Russellville, Mrs. Genevieve Fryer of Atkins and Mrs. Mary Anna Thomas of Chenneyville; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, June 24, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Atkins by the Rev. Carl Williams. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. tonight at Lemley Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)
Mrs. Joyce Lehman, age 55, died in the St. Francis Hospital at Wichita, Kans. on February 2, 1960. She was a Methodist and a member of the OES at Little Rock.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Lehman, of Wichita; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watkins, of Belleville; two brothers, Floyd Watkins of Phoenix, Ariz, and J. R. of New York City; and one sister, Mrs. James Varkis of Carlsbad, Calif. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1960)
Perla Marina Leiva, 22 months old daughter of Jose Luis and Mara Cruz-Zavala of Danville, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Perla was born December 19, 2011 at Russellville, Arkansas.
She is survived by her parents, twin sister Kithzia, and sister Nayeli.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Danville with Father James Melnick officiating. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 2, 2013)
Linda Lou Walker Lemmon, age 45, of Dardanelle died Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was born March 11, 1966 at Dardanelle to Seth Kennith Walker and Patricia Mae Hettel. She loved helping people, was free spirited and loved God.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Kennith Walker; one child, Kirk Wayne Lemmon, Jr. and her grandparents.
Survivors include her mother, Pat Lynch and husband Stanley of Russellville; two children, Brandon Scott Lemmon, Justin Nathaniel Lemmon both of Russellville; one brother, Kenny Walker and wife, Peyton of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Anna Bates and husband Bazzel K. of Dover, Janie Duvall and husband Michael of Russellville; three grandchildren, Ashton Lemmon, Bryna Lemmon of Springfield, Missouri, Anneliese Lemmon of Dardanelle; a special Uncle Jack Lee Walker and wife Joan and a special Aunt Nelda Dennis and husband Roy both of Dardanelle; numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral service was February 10, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Chris George officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 15, 2012)
Ethredge Wayne Lemons, Age 83, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Born in 1931 in Gravelly, Arkansas, Wayne was the first child of James Ethredge and Moliccie Lemons. Wayne grew up in Gravelly, attending Fourche Valley Public Schools and graduating in 1948. He enrolled at the University of Arkansas, receiving his bachelor's degree from the Department of Agriculture in 1952 and his Masters degree in Entomology in 1954. He began his work career as an assistant professor of Entomology at the University of Arkansas' Monticello campus. In 1956, he joined the Agricultural chemicals Department of Hercules, Inc. There, his career positions included Director of Marketing for Agricultural Chemicals, Interim Director of Corporate Communications, and Director of Corporate Advertising. He retired from Hercules in 1990 as Director of International Marketing. In 1992, Wayne was appointed by Governor Michael Castle as Director of the Delaware State Lottery. In this capacity, he served a term as President of the Multi-State Lottery Association and he was on the board of the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Wayne Continued to serve as Lottery Director for Governors Carper, Minner, and Markell. He retired in September 2011. Wayne married Janet Manville in 1960. He was a long-term member of both Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Head Usher, and Greenville Country Club, where he served on the board. He also served on the boards of Wilmington Friends School and Burton House.
Wayne is survived by his wife Janet, his daughter Martha A. Lemons Sherrill, son David W. Lemons, grandchildren James E. and Sydney A Lemons, son-in- law H. Sinclair Sherrill, and two brothers, Ronald of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Rick of Mound, Oklahoma. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, his sister Melba, and his brother James.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 West 13th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19806 , or to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 25, 2014)
Funeral services for James Ethredge Lemons, 44, of Gravelly were conducted Saturday in Parks Cemetery in Yell County. Mr. Lemons died Friday in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He had spent all his life at Gravelly.
Surviving relatives include his widow; four brothers, Wayne, Jimmy Don, Ronnel and Ricky Joe Lemons, all of Gravelly; a daughter Melba Jean and two sisters, Mrs. Elbert D. Defoor of Gravelly and Mrs. Odas Hunt of Forrester. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 7, 1951)
Jimmy Don Lemons, born James McDonald Lemons in Gravelly, AR on November 3, 1934 to Etheridge and Moliccie (Hunnicutt) Lemons, died November 26, 2007 at his home in Chouteau, Ok. He was a retired truck driver and loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by everyone who knew him as a great husband, father and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 32 years, Lillian (Parham) Lemons and a sister Melba Dean Boyd.
He is survived by a son Jimmy Lemons; two stepsons, Ted and Marty Templeton; two daughters Terrie Sessions and Tammy Short; and a step daughter Terri Himmel; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Rick of Mounds, OK; Ronnie of Waldron, AR; and Wayne Lemons of Wilmington, DE.
Funeral services were held December 3, 2007 at the Northside Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Allison officiating. Burial was in Dick Duck Cemetery at Catoosa, OK under the direction of Kennedy Amis Kennard. Funeral Services of Broken Arrow, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 2008)
Mrs. Moliccie Mae Lemons, age 88, widow of Ethredge Lemons, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born October 12, 1908 in Gravelly, AR to the late George M. and Elizabeth Jones Hunnicutt. She was a retired cook with the Fourche Valley Schools, a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly and a homemaker and mother and member of the Gravelly Eastern Star.
Survivors are four sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Janet Lemons of Wilmington, Delaware, Jim and Botts Lemons of Broken Arrow, OK, Ron and Marilyn Lemons of Greenwood, AR and Rick and Judy Lemons of Bixby, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Melba and Burl Boyd of Danville, AR; brother and sister-in-law, George and Ann Hunnicutt of Dumas, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Carl Schmidt of Plainview, AR; sister-in-law and husband Eloys and Otis Hunt of Danville; sister-in-law, Ella Blackstock of Russellville, AR; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Service was May 6 at the Danville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wade Shownes and Wayne Lemons officiating. Interment was in the Parks Cemetery, Gravelley, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Memorials may be made to the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church in Gravelly. Pallbearers were Kelly Boyd, Randy Barrick, Jim Binum, Bill Bob Wood, Jim Roberson and Joe Pickens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 1997)
Richard C. "Rick" Lemons, age 45 of Danville, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born October 5, 1960 at Russellville to Charles Roy Lemons and Mary Alice Johnson Foster. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Russellville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Randy Lynn Lemons; nephew Cory Lemons; grandparents, George and Diffie Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Donnia Lemons of Mt. George; parents, Mary and Cal Foster of Russellville, Charles and Delores Lemons of Greenville, MS; three daughters, Kristi Miller of Atkins, Mistie Bean and Brandy Bean both of Russellville; a sister, Vickie Fox of Dardanelle; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Rena Miller of Mt. George; grandson, Jaxson West; numerous other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, 2006, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Kenny Vosburg and Rev. Ed Heflin officiating. Interment was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Russellville. Pallbearers were: Jimmy Crocker, Rick Battles, Terry Miller, Jamie George, Mark Wiley and Brad Miller. Honorary Pallbearers were: Darrell Roberts, Lang Miller, and Glen Fox. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 31, 2006)
Graveside services for Clayton L. Lenderman will be Friday, September 4, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Provence Cemetery with Rev. Sherry Kendrick officiating. Clayton was born August 18, 1955, in Ardmore to Clarence Louis and Jeanette Sosbee Lenderman. He passed from this life on September 1, 2009, in Oklahoma City at the age of 54. He and Ginger Fowler were married on July 4, 1991, in Ardmore. He was a lifelong resident of this area. Clayton retired as owner of B&L Termite and was of the Christian Science faith.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger of the home; and brother, David Lenderman of Ardmore.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lenderman, Trey McElroy, Gary Stites, Jesse Tubbs, Eddie Teague and John McCurry. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Center, 1011 12th NW, Ardmore OK 73401. Special thanks to Dr. Baker Fore. Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Ardmoreite Newspaper, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Sept 3, 2009)
Mrs. Bill Lentz, west of Havana, had a stroke while sitting at her dinner table in her home on January 27. She was helped to a chair where she died immediately.
Burial was in Moore's Chapel cemetery January 28. Mrs.
Lentz is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mike Conley, Waveland and Isabell Willis, a grand-daughter, who lived with her. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Mt. Magazine Rural Record Newspaper, Yell County, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 8, 1940)
John Paul Leonard, age 71 of Russellville, died Sunday, May 4, 2003 at Mayo St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. The son of John and Jessie (Paul) Leonard, he was born August 29, 1931 in Russellville. He was the first president of the National Honor Society at Gardner Junior High School. He was a 1949 graduate of Russellville High School and then attended Arkansas Tech University for 2 years. John Paul joined the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict at Eglin Air Force Base and was also stationed in Alaska. After his father's death, John came to work full time at Leonard's Hardware. John Paul worked at the store for over 50 years and currently served as President and CEO of Leonard's Hardware. He married Shirley Jackson on August 24, 1957 at Russellville, Arkansas. John Paul was very active in community affairs including serving for 6 years on the Russellville Planning Commission, the Russellville Jaycees, and was a member and Past Commander of the Hamilton Riggs Post of the American Legion. He was also active with Main Street Russellville. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers and was active in the Russellville Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber's Red Coats Committee. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he attended the Carden Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Leonard of Russellville, AR; a son, John Paul Leonard, Jr. of Dallas, TX; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen Leonard & Paul Knutson of Rogers, AR, Lucy & Eule Carr, Jr. of Russellville, AR, Amanda & Richie Shilling of Russellville, AR; 8 granddaughters; 2 sisters, Marguerite Gibson of Benton, AR, Jeanette Tibbels of Russellville, AR; several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 10, 2003 at First United Methodist by Rev. Mackey Yokem. Several friends spoke including Jack Burris, Jack Faulkner, Jimmy Tucker, Doc Irwin and Bob Jacimore. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 301 South Denver, Russellville, AR 72801 or the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1539. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 14, 2003)
Mrs. Marjarine Turner Leonard of Plainview died Wednesday, October 30, 1985. She was a native of Atkins, a former resident of Little Rock, widow of Dodson Ison Leonard and daughter of the late W. F. and Amanda Thompson Turner. She was a former teacher and a retired employee of the Statistics and Analysis Division of the Arkansas Highway Department. She was a former member of American Business Women's Association and Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. W. A. Strickland of Plainview, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at Lemley Chapel at Atkins by the Rev. Rosemary Williams. Burial will be in Atkins City Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Roe Leonard, age 63, of Dardanelle, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at her home. Wife of Bill Leonard, and daughter of the late James Emmett and Grace Esther Connerly Anderson, she was born March 4, 1939, in Russellville. She served two years in the Women's United States Air Force and retired from Con Agra Frozen Foods, after 23 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Anderson and a sister, Betty Jean Anderson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Robert Rego of Russellville, John Rego of New Blaine and Rick Leonard of Dardanelle; three daughters, Peachie James of Atkins, Rose Marie Machado of Fall River, Massachusetts, and RoAnn Leonard-Robinson of Dover; two brothers, Glen Anderson of Atkins and Don Anderson of Sunnyvale, California; a sister, Mary Reigle of Dardanelle; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral service was Friday, July 26, 2002, at the Shinn Chapel, with Rev. Jeff Cheatham officiating. Burial was in Ball Hill Cemetery near Russellville, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Home Service of Russellville. Pallbearers were Michael, John, and Stephen Rego, Bill Burdine, Jamie Daly and Curtis Sawyer. Honorary pallbearers were employees and volunteers of the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice and Linda Shannahan. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, c/o Glenda Luter, Area III Health Office, 1708 West C Place, Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 31, 2002)
Brenda (Hovezak) Letbetter, 58, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, November 16, 2003 a Houston, TX. The daughter of Louis and Lena Florene (Branch) Hovezak, she was born October 21, 1945 in Russellville, Arkansas. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband Donald Letbetter of Houston, TX; a son, Johnny Blackwell, Jr. of Houston, TX; a grandson, Michael Blackwell of Houston, TX; a step son, Thomas Letbetter of Conroe, TX; a stepdaughter, Sandy Wright of Katy, TX; a brother, James Hovezak of Dardanelle, AR; her parents, Louis & Florene Hovezak of Dardanelle, AR.
Funeral service was Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Eddie Rogers officiated. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary may be found at Legacy.com. Pallbearers were Sam Cecil, Herman Sparks, Bill Hemmer, William Taylor, Paul Coffman, Danny Branch, Clayton Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis & Beau Hernandez, Dan & Mary Mink, Don Pat Heugatter, Hospice of Houston, Texas, Hartinae Fish. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 26, 2003)
Alex Level, age 73, died Monday at his home in Plainview. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a native of Illinois, having made his home in Plainview 32 years.
Mr. Level is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Code Lee Lane, Hot Springs, two brothers, Edgar, Danville and Marion, Plainview; sisters, Mrs. Anna Cochran and Mrs. Dora Brassier, both of California, a grandchild and a great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1955)
Calvin Moore Level, age 43 of Atkins, died Monday, September 2, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Level.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Jean Level, of Jacksonville; three brothers, Dean Level of Atkins, David and Timmy Level of Jacksonville; 2 nephews, and niece-in-laws, Billy and Tosha Level of Dardanelle, Michael and Julie Level of Atkins; two great-nephews, Clay Level of Dardanelle, and Jonathan Level, of Atkins; three great nieces, Makala Level and Andrea Level of Dardanelle and Madison Level of Atkins.
A memorial graveside service was held Sunday, September 8, 2002 at 6:00 p. m. at Sharp Cemetery on Highway 80 in Danville with Reverend Bill Storts officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 11, 2002)
Chelsa Level, age 47 of Danville died March 29 at a Little Rock hospital. She was a native of Danville and a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Garry Level and Danny Level, both of Danville; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Frost of Danville and Mrs. Louise Davis of Little Rock; two brothers, Eugene Level of Havana and Lloyd Level of Danville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Missionary Baptist church at Macedonia with Elder Luther Riddle officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1964)
David Level was born, November 25, 1886, at Shonnie Town, Ill. and departed this life August 16, 1948 at the age of 61. He was converted in1920 and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Macedonia, where he was a member until his death.
He leaves to grieve his departing his wife, Mrs. Sallie Level; two sons, Loyd and Eugene of the home; one daughter, Chelsia Level, also of the home, three grand children, Virginnia, Austin and Louise Level; three brothers, Edgar of Danville; Alex and Marion of Plainview; three sisters, Alice McCarty of Poteau, Okla. Annie Cochran of Exter, Calif., and Dora Braiser of San Pabelo, Calif. and a great host of friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 2, 1948)
Danville Boy Killed in Elevator Accident - Don Austin Level, 18, of Danville, died in an accident at a grain elevator in Farwell, Texas on Thursday, October 16, 1958. He had left Danville previously Sunday and had only started to work at the elevator two hours before the accident happened. Two other Danville boys, Troy Lee Fowler, and Richard Morris, who were working with Austin, said that he fell head first into a chute while loading a boxcar, and that they grabbed his legs, but were unable to hold on. About 800 pounds of grain covered him in the car and he was apparently smothered to death. He was pulled from the grain in about 20 minutes, but rescuers were unable to revive him.
Survivors include his mother, Chelsea Level, his grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Level, two brothers, Gary Lynn and Dannie Marvin Level, all of Danville; two sisters, Virginia Ann Level of Danville and Louise Level of Hartman; and two uncles, Eugene and Lloyd Level of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas- Originally published on Thursday, October 23, 1958)
Edgar Level, 67, of near Danville, died in the Yell County Hospital August 5, 1958. He was a native of Illinois, but had lived near here for the past 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Cannon Level; one brother, Marion of Plainview; and one sister, Mrs. James Brasier of California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 14, 1958)
Norma Jean Level, age 72, of Atkins, AR died April 20, 2005. She was born August 28, 1932, a daughter of Roy and Lena Moore. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons, Dean Level of Atkins; David and Timmy Level both of Halsey, AR; brother, Dennis Moore of Morrilton; daughter-in-law, Wanda Level of Atkins, AR; two grandchildren, Billy Level, Michael Level, and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 27, 2005)
Robert Loyd Level, age 73, of El Paso, AR, formerly of Danville, AR, died Sunday, July 9, 2000 at Dardanelle, AR. He was born December 18, 1926 at Danville, a son of the late David and Sally Wilson Level, a veteran of WWII and a self-employed farm hand.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Level and a sister, Chelsa Level.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
Graveside service was Sunday at Shark Cemetery near Danville by John McCourt. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 12, 2000)
Mrs. Sallie Level, age 70, died February 27 in the Yell County Hospital at Danville. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, she was born in Logan County and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene Level and Lloyd Level of Danville; one daughter, Cheisa Level of Danville; one brother, Jeff Wilson of Altus, Okla. and six grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, March 5, 1959)
Sandra Jean Level, age 42, of Dardanelle died Thursday, February 20, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born August 21, 1960 in Morrilton. She was a line worker for ConAgra in Russellville and a member of the Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Danny Level; her parents, Clarence and Mary Douglas of Casa; a son, Terry Level of Dardanelle; daughters and spouses, Dana and Walter Adney of Dardanelle, Christy and Danny Barker and Whitney Fowler, all of Perry; one brother, Steve Douglas of Casa; two sisters and spouse, Nancy Gatewood of Russellville, Stacey and Tim Moreland of Ola; three grandchildren, Justin Barker and Abigail Barker of Perry, Madyson Adney of Dardanelle.
Services were Monday, February 24, 2003 at Cornwell Chapel, Danville with Rev. Bobby Wells officiating. Interment was in Shark Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Dean Level, Daniel Holt, Timothy Moreland, Jr. Stevie Douglas, Jr., Michael Level, Walter Adney, Jr., Danny Barker, Jr. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 2003)
Gary Lynn Levels, age 56 of Dardanelle died Sunday, September 20, 2009 at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. He was born January 15, 1953 at Danville to the late Chelsa Levels.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Sallie Levels; and one brother, Austin Levels.
Survivors include son, Michael Levels of Clarksville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Virginia Frost of Centerville and Louise and Leroy Davis of Clarksville; one brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Becky Levels of Danville; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Levels of Alexandria, LA, and Gracie Levels of Clarksville; several nieces and nephews and long time friend, Greg Boothe of Centerville. Private burial was Monday, September 21, 2009 in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle.
Graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, September 26 at 12 p. m. at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 23, 2009)
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