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Virgil Jefferson Owens, age 85, of Blue Ball, Scott County, AR died Thursday, October 29, 1998 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR. He was born November 18, 1912 in Union Hill, Scott County, AR to die late George and Iva Parker Owens. He was a 32 degree Mason, member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Egypt Free Will Baptist Church. He was a farmer and retired after working 25 years for the U. S. Forest Services and was a former Scott County JP and Quorum Court Member.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise Hall Owens.
Surviving are wife, Frankie Holman Owens; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Mary Owens of Jenny Lind, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Roy Wilkins of Blue Ball, AR; three step-sons and daughters-in-law, Sherman and Marilyn Stahl of Greenwood, AR, Danny and Earlene Stahl and Mike and Tena Stahl all of Russellville, AR; six step-daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Charles Sullivan of El Dorado, AR, Bernice and Ed Cook of Wichita, KS, Arelene and Russell Thomas of Russellville, Loretta Owens of Havana, AR, Angie and Bob Barnett of Chickasha, OK, Carol and Roger Massey of Leslie, AR; a sister, Beatrice Horn of Danville, AR; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren and 19 step-great-grandchildren.
Service was October 31, 1998 at Egypt Free Will Baptist with Pastor Jerrell Willingham and Rev. Dennis Horn officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Virgil Wilkins, Paul Wilkins, Lance Wilkins, Mike Owens, Michael Don Apple and Charlie Cossey. Honorary, Mason. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 1998)
Walter Huey Owens, 59, of Texas City, TX died of a sudden heart attack Saturday, April 16, 1997 He was born August 19, 1937 in Havana, AR. He was employed by the Dickinson Nail Mill for 10 years and retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Owens of Texas City; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter Jr. and Norma Owens of Breckenbridge, MN and their four children, Shane, Amy Abby and Angela; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and James Nail and their four children, T. J. and Monica Boggs, Jimmy and Ty Lynn Nail; daughter and son-in-law Shelly and William Coon and their three children; Katherine, Becky and Billy Coon all of Texas City, TX; a sister, Gerry Bass of Santa Fe; brother and sister-in-law Riley and Pat Owens of La Marque TX; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and James Downen of Oklahoma.
Service was April 23, 1997, at the James Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in La Marque, TX .with Rev. Ronnie Mills officiating. Burial followed in the Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. TX. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 21, 1997)
William "Bill" Owens, 84, of Steve, AR, died Friday, November 5, 2010 at his home. The son of Claude and Maude Howard Owens, he was born February 17, 1926 in Kingston, AR. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. On June 22, 1946, upon returning from the war, Bill married Edith Cox. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after working as a carrier for 21 years. He was a member of the Plainview VFW and the National Letter Carriers. Bill loved animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bernice Robertson. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Edith Cox Owens of Steve, AR; son, Dr. Bill Owens and wife, Lyn of North Little Rock; one brother, Clayton Owens of Newbern, TN.
Graveside service was Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis. Reverend Jimmy Scott officiated. Burial followed by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR, 72210. Internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 10, 2010)
Willo Owens, age 82, of Waldron, AR passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 in a Waldron Nursing Home. She was a homemaker, member of the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church and secretary for the church and cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ules "Pud" Owens; her parents, Claud and Rosa Owens; five sisters, Zell Kennon, Syble Miller, Ruby Vaughn, Lucille Herron and Claudia Hunt.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bill Chrisman of Waldron; three sons and daughters-in-law, Royce Don and June Owens of Waldron, AR, Ules "Jim" and Patsy Owens of Harvey, AR and Roger and Darlene Owens of Union Hill, AR; ten grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was April 2 at the Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church with burial at the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Clint House, Darren Hatton, David Chrisman, Greg Owens, Tim Cox and Phillip Sherrill. Honorary were Steve Wright, Dylan house, Ray West, Clayton Owens and Chris Wright. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2007)
Six fliers Killed As B25 Bomber Crashes into Mt. Magazine. .Six army fliers from Barksdale Field, La, were killed when an Army B25 bomber plowed into the East peak of Mt. Magazine, exploded and burned, Monday night. Lee Apple, who lives on Mt. Magazine near where the plane crashed, and a passing motorist were the first to reach the scene and were joined shortly by residents from Havana, nearby farmers who saw the flames on the peak, Sheriff Earl Ladd and State Police. Five of the bodies were discovered soon after the crash, two of them almost completely burned, and the others badly mangled. The sixth body, which had been thrown a good distance from the wreckage, was not discovered until sometime later. Mr. Apple stated that he heard the plane approaching from the north and rushed out of the house in time to see it hit the East end of the peak and burst into flames. The plane struck with such force that it sheared off a large oak tree and up rooted two other, scattering parts of the plane, clothing and bodies over an area of 75 to 100 yards
Watches on the dead men and on the instrument panel were stopped at about 7:15, indicating the time of the crash. Major R. N. Johnson of Barksdale Field, who arrived with other officers about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday to investigate the crash, stated that the bomber was enroute from Chicago to Barksdale Field and was approximately on its course and on time. He expressed belief that they were flying in heavy sleet storm and had no idea they were so close to the towering mountain which rises to an elevation of 2860 feet.
The bodies were removed from the scene Tuesday morning after the military men arrived and were taken to the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville for removal of personal effects by investigating officers. They were then taken to the Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle and prepared for shipment to the homes of the men. Names of those killed were: Capt. William F. Wilson, 29, Strong City, Kansas, Capt. Albert C. Frese Jr., 27. Brunswick, Ga., Lt. Robert O. Pabst, 24, Milwaukee, Wis., 2nd Lt. Ed D. Ward, 27, Chicago, Pf. James H. Miershma, Grand Rapids, Mich., Pfc. William E. Wesley, Muskegon, Mich. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 20, 1947)
Lewis Oliver Padgett, aged 72, of Plainview, died April 22 at a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired plumber and electrician and a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Retha Padgett; four sons, Lewis Otis Padgett of Kansas City, Mo., William E. Padgett of Tulsa, Okla., James O. of Camp Walters, Texas and Elmer V. Padgett of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Grover Colbert of Little Rock; two brothers, Eugene Padgett and Lester Padgett, both of California; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Rodgers and Mrs. Minnie Tedder, both of Ft. Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren.
Funeral was in the Missionary Baptist Church at Plainview and burial was in Salem Cemetery near Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1963)
RUSSELLVILLE - Mrs. Mary Retha Padgett, aged 74, of Plainview (Yell County) died Friday. She was a member of Plainview Free Will Baptist Church and the Eastern Star,
Survivors are three sons, William Padgett of Norman, Okla. James Padgett of Wichita, Kan. and Elmer Padgett of Plainview; a daughter, Mrs. Grover Colbert of Little Rock; three brothers, Tola Stahl of Memphis, Randa Stahl of Bayshore, N. Y, and Kermit Stahl of Bakersfield, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Larkie Cook of Bakersfield, Cal.; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 12/2/1976)
William E."Bill" Padgett, 80, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born March 10, 1932 in Plainview, Arkansas to Lewis Oliver Padgett and Mary Retha Stahl Padgett. He married Donna Sue Lazenby in Plainview, Arkansas on January 12, 1952. Bill served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 35 years. Bill lived in Tulsa and transferred to Norman in 1974. While living in Norman he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, McFarlin United Methodist Church, Kiwanis and the Tri City Gun Club. Bill was a Oklahoma University football and basketball season ticket holder. He was an active volunteer at the Sam Noble Museum and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, fishing for bass at the lake and hunting deer. He loved carving wood, being a handy man and he was a natural engineer. Later in life he took great joy in cooking. He found comfort and love in the company of his sheltie dogs.
Bill is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Padgett; two daughters, Dr. Jeanette Padgett of Oklahoma City, Suzanne Padgett and husband Scott Pyne of Halfmoon Bay, California; two brothers, James Padgett of Houston, Texas, Elmer Padgett and wife Lavada of Russellville, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Elyse Padgett Sicher and Erin Padgett Pyne. He is proceded in death by his parents, brother Otis Padgett and sister Irbydale Colbert.
Funeral Service was held January 4, 2013 in the Chapel of the Havenbrook Funeral Home. Arrangements for Bill and his family have been placed in the care of the Vice Family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online Condolences may be shared at HYPERLINK http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 9, 2013)
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Page, 75, who passed away at the home of her daughter in Long Beach, Calif. will be held in the Danville Methodist Church Friday. She was a former resident of Danville and died, Monday, May 26, 1952.
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Luther Ladd of Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. Dick Pool of Danville, Mrs. C. B. Cochran of Okemah, Okla. Mrs. B. W. Phillips of Dumas, Mrs. A. J. Anticouni of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Maynard Hansen of Monterey Park, Calif.; one son, Leonard Page of Los Angles; 25 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 29, 1952)
Bert L. Page Sr., age 81, of Russellville, former Pope County tax assessor, died Thursday, October 2, 1986 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the son of the late Dan and Melcenia Waldo Page, retired owner and operator of the International Harvester dealership, and was a member of Fifth and Greenwich Church of Christ.
Page served a term as Pope County treasurer and three terms on the Pope County Equalization Board. He was a member of York Masonic Lodge 596 at Dover, receiving the 50 year Masonic pin in December 1985. He was a member of the Presidential Club at Arkansas Tech University and helped in establishing the Page Scholarship Fund at the college. His grandfather, William Henry Page, settled in northern Pope County near Treat in 1868, moving from Neshoba County, Miss.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Audra McAlister Page; a son and daughter-in-law, Bert L. Page Jr. and Patti Page of Russellville; a daughter, Mrs. Freddie (Anna Jane) Fields of Russellville; a brother, John Page of Dover; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Newton of Conway; five grandchildren, Cenia Bender, Mark Fields, Kevin Page, Kelli Page and Kris Page of Russellville, and a great-granddaughter, Sara Page Bender of Russellville.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Humphrey Chapel by Travis Sweet and Dan Lightfoot. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery near Dover by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers Active: John M. Page, Harve Newton, Charles Edward Page, Ed Garvis McAlister, Gerald McAlister, Zerl McAlister and Elmo McAlister. Honorary: elders, deacons and members of the men's Bible class of Fifth and Greenwich Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Humphrey Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/2/1986)
Carl Woodrow Page, 72, died Wednesday, September 25, in a Ft. Smith hospital. He is from Gravelly, Ark. and had been a Coal Miner.
Funeral services were Friday at the Gravelly United Methodist Church and burial at the Parks Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Icie; two sons, George Page and Bob Caviness of Fort Smith, Ark.; three sisters, Faye Gragg of Coal Hill, Ark., Lois Page of Waco, Texas, and Anita Ross of Branch, Ark.; two brothers, Clyde Page of Van Buren and Edward Page of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Arrangements were made by the Rice-Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Ark. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Advance Reporter Newspaper, Waldron, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 1985)
Icie Marie Caviness Page, 76, of Gravelly, Arkansas died Sunday in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gravelly United Methodist Church with burial at Parks Cemetery, Nola, Arkansas.
She is survived by her son Bob Caviness of Fort Smith; six sisters, Alma Benefield of Bluffton, AR, Amy Blankenship of Gould, AR, Eunice Hunnicutt of Rock Wall, Texas, Eula Billingsley, and Irene Gray both of Anderson, IND., Geraldean Wynne of Bartlesville, OK; one brother Jane Aron Hunt of Gravelly, AR; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ken Hunnicutt, Lon Bugg, Randy Hunnicutt, [remainder of obit text unreadable] (The Advance Reporter Newspaper, Waldron, Arkansas, pub. Feb 1987) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in Feb 1987, Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas. )
Laura Luella Page, age 77 of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord February 25, 2008. She was a member of Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church and a volunteer at Bale Elementary.
She is survived by her daughter, Luella (Paul) Vines of Pine Bluff; three sons, Leon (Peggy) Page of Columbus, Ohio, Curtis (Wanda) Page of Pueblo, Colorado, and Forrest Page of Texarkana, Texas; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers.
She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Leonard Page; her parents, Curt and Laura Woods; brother, Robert Woods; and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, 21 Lakeshore Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Thursday at Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 501-758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 27, 2008)
Leonard Odell Page, born February 1928 in Belleville, AR to Harrison and Winnie Kiersey Page, died April 6, 2007 at Dardanelle, AR. He was raised in the Ranger area, lived in Tulsa in his teenage years, and then moved to western Kansas at about 16. He worked on a farm in Tribune, KS for Mr. C. L. Curtis. He credits Mr. Curtis for having a great influence in molding his life and work ethics. He later farmed in Oklahoma and Colorado. He returned to Belleville in 1973, where he farmed, raised chickens, did mechanic work, and built and worked on airplanes. For several years he and his children traveled, sang and played country music, as the Page Brothers and Luella. He was a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Page of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Peggy Page of Ohio; Curtis and Wanda Page, Colorado; Forrest Lynn Page, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Luella and Paul Vines, Arkansas; the mother of his children, Laura Page, Little Rock; step daughters, Diana Grindstaff, OK and Donna Lofthouse, Washington; three brothers, Russell Lee Page, Texas; Ed and Boyce Page, both of Belleville; two sisters, Ernestine Carter, Maryland and Louise Johnson of Ranger, AR and a special friend, Rosemary Page; six grandchildren, James Wolff, Christina Elder, Laura Kent, Stephanie Summit, Justin Page and Jennifer Page; six step-grandchildren, Christopher Grindstaff, Joshua, Kenneth, Douglas Lofthouse, Misty Gudino and Brian Vines; 10 great-grandchildren, Jake Nicks, Raven Dawson, Kerri Joy Elder, Christopher Elder, Vaughn Caleb Kent, Peyton Grace Kent, James, Jonathan, David and Haleigh Wolff and three step great-grandchildren, Jade ana Coby Lofthouse and Mia Jane Gudino.
Funeral service was April 10 at the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Dick Falbo officiating. Burial was in the Lower Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Eddie Knight, Carroll Martin, Kent Dennis, David Daman, Harlon Patton and Don Bland. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2007)
William Granville Page, age 87, of Belleville died at his home Wednesday, October 17. He had been a merchant at Belleville 30 years. He was Methodist.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Loyd and Clyde Page of Belleville, Wyatt Page of Tennessee and Edridge Page of Oklahoma; a daughter Mrs. D. E. Ashmore of Oklahoma; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 25, 1951)
Mattie V. Carter Palardy, age 93, a resident of Downey, CA, formerly of Steve, AR, died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Lakewood Regional Hospital at Lakewood, CA. She was born on March 31, 1906 to William and Nancy Green Crawford.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Palardy of Downey, CA; a daughter, Patricia Talbott of Lee's Summit, MO; several sisters, Bernice Crawford of Blakely, AR, Christine Jefferies and Marie Phillips both of Oklahoma City, OK and Elva Gossage of South Fourche, AR; a brother, Laudell Crawford of Ventura, CA and a granddaughter, Barrie Talbott of Springfield, MO.
Funeral service was held today, Wednesday, April 7th at the Hollis Jesus Name Pentecostal Church officiated by Rev. Glenn Davis. Burial was at the Nooner Cemetery at Steve, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 1999)
Tom Palko, 73 of Russellville, died unexpectedly due to a heart attack and stroke on Monday, October 11, 2004, while vacationing in Basel, Switzerland with wife, Hilda. Tom was born September 14, 1931, in Donna, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as one of ten children of George and Grace Beth Hollen Palko. He held degrees from University of Texas-Pan American, St. Mary's School of Medical Technology, University of Arkansas and University of Mississippi. He retired in 2002 as professor of Allied Health Services and director of the medical technology and medical assisting program after 34 years on the Arkansas Tech University science faculty, and was subsequently appointed professor emeritus. Until his death, he continued to coauthor textbooks with Hilda and under direct the Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities symposium (JSHS), a program to encourage original scientific research by high school students. He directed Arkansas JSHS for twenty-eight years, served two terms on the national advisory board and had multiple national honors. Throughout his career, he touched thousands of students lives. He was also a long-term member and deacon of Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville.
Family was always his first priority. He was married to Hilda for almost 43 years and had three sons Mark and Carl, both of Los Angeles, CA; and James of Ann Arbor, MI. He remained extremely close to his children and the people in his children's lives, particularly Carl's wife, Linda. Other survivors include an unborn first grandchild; three brothers Bob, Dick and John; three sisters, Mary Fromlath, Margaret Thompson and Orfa Akerman; and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service was, Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Central Presbyterian Church by Rev. Ken Kalvesmaki. Burial followed at Rest Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church Building Fund; or to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation Academic Scholarship Fund. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004)
Mrs. Grace Cates Palmer, age 92, of Danville died Sunday, October 7, 1984. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Cates of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Branch of Huntington Park, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Viola Beck of Bakersfield, Calif.; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Danville Church of Christ by Heartsill Woods. Burial will be in Danville City Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Shinn FuneraI Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)
John Palmer, age 89, died April 17, 1977 in a Dardanelle hospital. He was a native of Pike County; a resident of Story for the past 13 years and the son of the late Charles and Ellen Hays Palmer. He was a member of the First Delta Church of God at Dumas, a member of Bethlehem Masonic Lodge No. 338, a retired farmer, gin operator and carpenter.
Survivors are five daughters; Mrs. Eva Vines of CA., Mrs. Tina Smith of Story, Mrs. Geneva Alves of CA, Mrs. Johnnie Barnes of New Mexico, Mrs. Mary Carchidi of Conn; three step-sons, Victor Palmer of Houston, TX, John and Paul Hunthrop of Pine Bluff; three step-daughters; Mrs. Linnie Reggan of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Dorothy Sharp of CA, Mrs. Alice Beegle of Watson; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were April 21 at Muddy Creek Church of God with the Rev. Marcus Phillips and the Rev. Jodi Anderson officiating. Burial was in Reed Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Howell McKay, Paul D. Reed, Telt Phillips, John Hunthrop, Ted Beatty and Charles Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Gene Ring, Dr. James Maupin, Dr. Gary Russell, Dr. Jerome Luker, Dr. Ted Honghiran, Dr. Damon Martin, Dr. James Davis, Rev. Bill Singleton, Rev. John Jones, Jesse Lambert and ministers of the Church of God. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 4/27/77)
Thomas Allen Palmer, age 57, of Gravelly, AR died Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born in Mt. Grove, MO on October 7, 1943 son of the late Charles and Effie Palmer.
He is survived by his wife, Alfrita Palmer; three sons, Thomas Allen Palmer, Jr. Charles Fred Palmer of Arizona and Robert Anthony Power of Lake Dallas, TX; four daughters, Kiara K. Mitchell and Linda K. Goodman of Arizona, Terry Denise Drop of Jacksonville, FL and Cassandra Turner of Gravelly, AR; brother, Everett Palmer of Texas; sister, Paula Munson of New Mexico; several grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A memorial service was held January 8, 2001 at the Gravelly United Methodist Church with Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery in Gravelly, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 10, 2001)
Dennis Gerald Palmertree, age 71, of Danville, passed away Wednesday February 29, 2012 at the Yell County Nursing Home. He was born June 10, 1940 in Poplar Creek, Mississippi to the late Virgil Lee & Amy Jewell Kennedy Palmertree.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Bob & Mervin Palmertree. He always had a story to tell; once he met you, you became part of those stories. His giggle would often make it near in impossible to understand the story, but he would just continue. He is probably sharing stories today with his Mom and Dad and brothers.
Survivors include his children, Ricky & Terri Palmertree of Russellville; George & Kaye Palmertree of Hickman, KY; Virgil & Theresa Palmertree of Waveland. Tina Palmertree of Alexander; brothers Colin Palmertree of MS; Jerry Palmertree of SC; Benny Palmertree of TN; sisters Linda Carol Bryant of GA; Mike & Brenda Nunnelee of MS; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchiIdren. His ashes will be spread at a later time in Covington, Tennessee.
Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville and River Valley Crematory, Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 7, 2012)
Retta Ann Panas (Retta Ann Tidwell) passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007. Retta was a native of Danville, AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Cynthia Tidwell of Danville; one sister, Betty Pendergraft; and brothers, David and Floyd Tidwell.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Panas of Stockton, CA; sisters, Ruby Hunt and Helen Welch of Modesto, CA, Ruth Hunt of Santa Barbara, CA, Wanell Kimbrough of Russellville, AR; brother, Joe Tidwell of Danville, AR; also a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were May 31, 2007 at St. Basils Greek Orthodox Church in Stockton, CA. Trisaqon (Thrice Holy Hymn) was recited May 30th Committal was private at Cherokee Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 27, 2007)
James F. Panceroff, age 79 of Russellville died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical center in Russellville. He was born May 11, 1923 in Warsaw, Poland. He came alone to the United States at the age of five to be with his parents who had come before him to establish a home. He was a WWII Navy veteran and a painter.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, June W. Panceroff.
Survivors include 3 sons and daughters-in-law, James F. Jr. Angela Panceroff of Russellville, Larry & Nancy Panceroff of Smyrna, S. Carolina, Scott & Darcy Panceroff of Marino Valley, California; a brother; 3 sisters; 9 grandchildren including, Lisa Edelblute and Lainie Trahan of Russellville; 7 great-grandchildren.
Private family memorial will be held at a later date. The body was cremated. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 28, 2002)
Nelson Ruiz Paniagua, age 29 of Ola, AR died Saturday, August 31, 2002. He was born October 5, 1972 in Ozatian, El Salvador to Oscar Ruiz and Maria Isabel. He was an employee of Petit Jean Poultry in Danville, AR and a Catholic.
He is survived by his parents, Oscar Ruiz and Maria Isabel of El Salvador; two sisters, Maria Paniagua of Ola, AR and Rosa Paniagua of VA and two brothers, David Ruiz Paniagua and William Roberto Paniagua both of Virginia. He will be buried in Ozatian Cemetery in El Salvador. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 4, 2002)
Dorothy Hembree Pantier, age 78, of Danville, AR died on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at St. Vincent's Infirmary, Little Rock, AR after a short, but valiant battle with cancer. Dorothy was born August 13, 1923 in Poteau, Leflore County, OK to the late William Ernest and Ora Victoria Hembree. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and businesswoman.
She graduated from Heavener High School, Oklahoma and received her B. S. at the University of Oklahoma in 1943, graduating Summa Cum Laude. A member of the Danville United Methodist Church since 1954, Dorothy's servitude was exemplified in numerous ways. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and a current member of the Administrative Council. Active in local community affairs, Dorothy was a Girl Scout leader, and past president and current member of the West Yell County Cancer Board, known and loved for her organization of local, successful fundraising bake sales which included her popular and delicious cinnamon rolls. Dorothy was an avid golfer, bridge player and a dedicated grower of orchids. She also enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and was devoted to her husband Jim.
Survivors include her husband James Robert Pantier of Danville; three sons, LTC (R) Robert Pantier of Canton, Michigan, Brian Pantier of Rogers, AR, and Mark Pantier of Oklahoma City, OK; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha Pantier Tehan and Robert Tehan of Edmond, OK; five grandchildren, Hank Pantier and wife Mary, Jonathan Pantier, Seth Tehan, Whitney Tehan and Todd Pantier.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 10:00 a. m. at the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville. Arrangements under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Memorials may be made to the Danville United Methodist Church or The American Cancer Society. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 20, 2002)
James Robert Pantier, age 83, of Danville, Arkansas departed this life on Monday, June 7, 2004 at home after a long and blessed life. Jim was born June 4, 1921 in Arkansas City, Kansas to the late Guy Robert and Ruby Ely Pantier. He was a stalwart in his family, working ever hard to take care of his family.
He graduated from Mangum high school in Mangum in Mangum, Oklahoma, later moving to Norman, Oklahoma where he attended the University of Oklahoma with a major in accounting. He had to leave OU, three hours short of receiving his degree, since his ROTC group was called to attend the University of Oklahoma with a major in accounting. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army where he was assigned to the 227th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division. Lieutenant Pantier landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France during operation Overload in June 1944 and later fought in France and Germany during World War II. He was wounded in June 1944 and again in October 1944, the first by a German tank and the second, after being shot from a church bell tower in Sittard, Germany. He was awarded two purple hearts for his wounds. At the end of World War II, he returned to Heavener, Oklahoma to learn the automobile business from his father-in-law, W. E. Hembree who with him in 1954, bought the Chevrolet dealership in Danville, Arkansas. He retired from Pantier Chevrolet Company in 1985 to the golf course and to the everyday companionship of his devoted wife, Dorothy. A lifelong Methodist and member of the Danville United Methodist Church since 1954, he served as Chairman of the Board of Stewards and was honored with an emeritus membership on the Administrative Council in 2000. He was on the 1965-66 building committee responsible for building the present church. For many years, he was a member of the Danville e Lions Club, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the West Yell County Cancer Board, holding various service positions in each organization.
His greatest joy and deepest love was his wife and lifelong partner Dorothy, having married her on November 21, 1943 and who died on March 12, 2002. His greatest pride was his children whom he loved and for whom he sacrificed to be sure they were taken care of and given life's opportunities.
His survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, LTC (R) Robert and Mary Pantier of Canton, Michigan; Brian Pantier of Rogers, Arkansas; and, Mark Pantier of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one daughter, Martha Pantier Tehan of Edmond, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Hank Pantier and wife Mary; Jonathan Pantier, Seth Tehan, Whitney Tehan, and Todd Pantier; and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Pantier.
Funeral services were held June 10, 2004 at the Danville United Methodist Church with David Hawkins officiating. Burial was at the Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to me Danville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 729, Danville, Arkansas, 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 2004)
James Robert "Jim" Pantier, age 83, of Danville, AR died Monday, June 7, 2004 at his home in Danville, AR.
Services will be held Thursday, 10 a. m. at the United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be Jim Pledger, Raymond George, Johnny Chambers, Bill Bob Wood, Wallace Thacker, Pledger Ball. Honorary will be Roy Asbill, Paul Willett, W. A. Kyle, A. C. Mowery and Ed Taylor. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, 6 to 7 p. m. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, PO Box 729, Danville, AR 72833. See complete obituary next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004)
DANVILLE - Mrs. Ruby G. Ely Pantier, age 82, of Danville died Wednesday, May 15, 1985. She was a native of Ardmore, Okla. daughter of the late John M. and Martha J. Ely, and was an interior decorator.
Survivors include a son, Jim Pantier of Danville; two brothers, John Ely and Howard Ely of Ponca City, Okla. two sisters, Grace Covington of Overland Park, Kan. and Evelynne Nimrod of Ponca City; four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 10 a. m. Friday at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Alvin Papasan, age 83 of Danville, died Monday, August 15, 2005 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born April 22, 1922 in Guion, Texas to the late Marvin and Odie Nevada McMillon Papasan. He was a construction inspector for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville. He was always athletic and participated in basketball and track at his tiny high school in Ovala, Texas. He won events at the Texas High School State Track Meet in 1937. Because of his size and speed he accepted a full football scholarship to New Mexico A & M. He started at halfback in the first football game he ever saw. His greatest joy in his later years was watching his grandkids play their ballgames. His hobby for many decades was raising registered foxhounds. He and Jo operated Fourche River Kennel as long as he was able. His kennel produced what is considered one of the greatest foxhounds of all time in "Fourche River Rambler". Jo will continue to hold the license to their kennel.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Donnie Eppler and a stepmother, Lucy Papasan.
Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Jo Papasan sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Dorothy Papasan of McAlister, OK, Tommy and Christy Papasan of Danville daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dale Eppler of Tyler, TX sister and brother, Melba and N.T. Conner of San Angelo, TX nine grandchildren, Gregg Eppler, Brett, Matt, Drew, Billy, Clifton and Carmen Papasan and Stormy Bryant and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Jamie Staley and Rev. John McAnally officiating. Interment will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 552, Little Rock, AR, 72203. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 17, 2005)
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