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Marshall, Valera Bird Lofland

Valera Bird Lofland Marshall, age 86 of Rover died Friday, February 17, 2005 at her home in Rover. She was born January 6, 1919, in Waldron to the late 01 and Cynthia Robinson Bird. She was a loving mother, homemaker, a member of the Rover Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of the Gravelly OES #580. She was the former owner of the Plainview Cafe and the Rover Cafe.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bud Lofland, Bill Marshall, brothers, Ted Bird, Bill Bird, Oscar Lee Bird; sisters, Irene Burt, Charley Lee Heffelfinger. Her survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Frances Lofland, Billy and Joann Marshall all of Rover; daughter and son-in-law, Sissy and Scott Warren of Rover; grandchildren, Bud Lofland, of Dallas, Lisa Crawford of Rover, Kacie Marshall of Ola; great-grandson, Reid Crawford of Rover; sisters-in-law, Olene Bird of Danville and Nina Vedder of Kansas and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, February 21, 2005 at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Bird officiating. Internment was at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly. Pallbearers were Ronny Crawford, Bo Roberson, Gary Roberson, Joe Dishongh, Mike May and Kent Dennis Directed by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 23, 2005)


Marshall, William H. (Bill)

William H. (Bill) Marshall, age 60, of Rover, AR died Friday, December 12, 1986 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Yell County, son of the late Dave and Edith Cline Marshall, a retired U. S. Forest Service employee and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Valera Bird Marshall of the home; one son, Billy Marshall of Rover; one j step-son, Sonny Lofland of Rover; one f daughter, Elizabeth Ann Marshall of the home; one sister, Mrs. Blanch Vanray of Farmersville, CA; two grandchildren, Bud and Lisa Lofland of Rover; and a niece.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 15th at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Kelly Dunn and Rev. Claude Miles officiating. Interment was in the Parks Cemetery at Gravelly, AR. Pallbearers were; Dick Crockett, Bo Roberson, Gray Roberson, 0. L. Briggs, Harold Gillum and Joe Dishongh. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/12/1986)


Marshall, William H. (Bill)

(December 12, 1986) ROVER - William H. (Bill) Marshall, age 60, of Rover died Friday at Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Yell County and son of the late Dave and Edith Cline Marshall. He was retired from the Forest Service and a member of Rover Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Valera Bird Marshall; a son, Billy Marshall; a stepson, Sonny Lofland; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Marshall, all of Rover; a sister, Blanche Van Ray of Farmersville, Calif.; two grandchildren and a niece.

Funeral will be at 1 p. m. Monday at Rover Baptist Church by the Rev. Kelly Dunn and the Rev. Claude Miles. Burial will be at Parks Cemetery in Gravelly. Pallbearers: Dick Crockett, Bo Roberson, Gary Roberson, O. L. Bridges, Harold Gillum and Joe Dishongh. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/12/1986)


Marshall, William H. (Bill) (Memory Card)

IN MEMORY OF William H. (Bill) Marshall

DATE OF BIRTH March 6, 1926, Yell County, Arkansas

DATE OF DEATH December 12, 1986, Danville, Arkansas

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE Monday, December 15, 1986, 1:00 P. M., Rover Baptist Church, Rover, Arkansas

OFFICIATING Rev. Kelly Dunn, Rev. Clude Miles

FINAL RESTING PLACE Parks Cemetery, Gravelly, Arkansas

SURVIVORS Wife, Son, Daughter, Step-Son, Sister 2 Grandchildren, Niece

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/12/1986)


Martin, Arthur

Mrs. Arthur Martin, age 72 of Danville, died of a heart attack at her home Saturday morning, December 7. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and of the Danville Home Demonstration Club.

Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Eldridge Martin of Danville; one daughter, Mrs. Elzie Johnson of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Ruel Haney of Little Rock and Johnny Haney of Tusa; four sisters, Emma Madden of Danville, Kate Russell of Belleville, Nettie Chambers of Danville and Mae Martin of Belleville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Danville Assembly of God Church by Rev. T.L. Greer. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Martin, Bettye

Bettye Martin, of Dardanelle, departed this life on August 5, 2007. She was born January 5, 1949 at Caraway, AR to Freamon and Thelma Martin. She attended school at Floral and Southside, AR (Independence County) and was a graduate of Beauty School of Opportunity at Batesville. She was a 24 year survivor of cancer, a member of the Council Oaks Eastern Star, past, President of the New Blaine V. F. W. Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the Security Force at Arkansas Nuclear One.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and David Gooch; three granddaughters, Ceceilia, Caroline and Savannah Gooch of Russellville; two sisters, Freda Cossey and Denise Taylor of Dardanelle; two brothers, Eddie Martin of Pottsville and Donnie Martin of Russellville; five nephews and four nieces; and numerous other family and friends.

A Memorial Service to honor her life was held Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 2:00 P. M. at Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2007)


Martin, Bettye

Bettye Martin, of Dardanelle, departed this life on August 5, 2007.

A memorial service will be held August 11th at 2 p. m. at Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, AR. See complete obituary next issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 8, 2007)


Martin, Brett Alan

Brett Alan Martin, infant son of Walter Martin and Kathleen Gadberry, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

Survivors other than his parents include a brother, Zachary Martin; paternal grandparents, Johnny and Troy Wooten of Pottsville; maternal grandparents, Charles and Linda Gadberry and Carolyn Hill all of Dardanelle and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Graveside service was Wednesday at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville by the Rev. Mark Lashley. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 18, 1998)


Martin, Carl Eugene

Eugene, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Martin, Rives, Mo., who's illness with Bright's Disease was mentioned last week, died Sunday night in Jonesboro hospital and was buried Tuesday in the Russell Cemetery, Belleville, after services by the Rev. W. L. Russell in the Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1940)

Martin, Cecil

Paris man drowns in Petit Jean. Cecil Martin, age 36, of Greasy Valley, eight miles southeast of Paris, drowned when he fell from a boat in Petit Jean river between Ola and Centerville at about 12:30 a. m. Sunday.

Martin had come from Paris with a fishing party of four. He and a brother-in-law, L. D. Horton, had finished laying a trot line and were heading for shore when Martin fell into the river. Horton said he could not see because of the dark and did not know what caused Martin to fall. His body was found Wednesday night, according to information received from the Sheriffs office this morning. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 29, 1948)


Martin, Cecil May Davenport

Cecil May Davenport Martin, age 98 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born September 26, 1903 in Williams, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Albert Wesley and Rhodia Horton Davenport. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Roy J. Martin; brothers, Sidney, Claud, and Jerry Davenport, and a sister, Lottie Deel.

Survivors include sons, Roy "Buck" Martin, Jr. and his wife, Gwen of Dardanelle, Jimmy Reed and his wife Dorothy of Dardanelle, Frank Edward Martin and his wife Mary Lou of Little Rock; daughter, Dorothy Ann Martin Grace and her husband, John David of Aransas Pass, Texas; brothers, Bill, Don, and Jim Davenport all of Oklahoma, and a sister, Freda Sanders also of Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, November 29, 2002, at Cornwell Chapel Dardanelle with the Rev. Bobby Lloyd officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Benny Robinson, Larry Underwood, Lloyd Callan, Dana Callan, Bob Bata, Pete Tilmon, Gary Moore and Roy Aday. Honorary pallbearers were Bud McElroy, Fred Burnett, Boyd George, Bob Callan, Dardanelle Nursing Center Staff and Employees. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 4, 2002)


Martin, Clemmie

Clemmie Martin, age 93, of Mena, AR died Saturday, February 8, 1997 in the St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith. She was born November 24, 1903 in Polk County, AR to the late Andrew Barber and Leda Foster Barber. She was united in marriage to Seaborn Hoover in 1902. He preceded her in death in 1925. She then married the late Jack Martin in July 1928 in Cherry Hill, AR. She was a lifelong resident of Polk County who loved to read her Bible, piece quilts and take care of her family. She was known to many in the Highland, Cherry Hill and Mena areas as Mama Martin. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended the Faith Center in Mena when her health allowed her.

She is survived by one son, Billy Martin of Atlanta, GA; one step-son, William Martin of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Ada Willard, Plainview, AR, Juanita Wiles, Jacksonville, TX, Jackie Pitts, Carolyn Pearce and Johnnie Faye Kindade all of Mena; one sister, Myrtle Hoover, Russellville; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Luna Hoover and Mamie Hill; six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service was February 11th at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dean Egger, Bro. Dany Doyle and Bro. Jerry Hill officiating. Interment was in the Pinecrest Memorial Park. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 1997)


Martin, D.B. "Slim"

D.B. "Slim" Martin, age 82 of Russellville, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born January 13, 1929 at Aplin, Arkansas to the late Daniel Boone and Mary Jane Porter Martin. He was a member of the Russellville Christian Center, a carpenter and a Korean War Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Harrelson and Lucille Martin.

Survivors include one son, John Martin of New Orleans, Louisiana; one daughter, Margaret Martin of Plumerville; two brothers, Aubrey Martin of California and Vernon Martin of Indiana; one sister, Catherine Syzuber of Montana.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 16, 2011)

Martin, Dana Jo

Dana Jo Martin, four month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Martin of Danville, died at the Danville Clinic Hospital yesterday morning of complications that developed from pneumonia.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2:00 p. m. at the Danville Baptist Church by Rev. Fritz Goodbar. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 4, 1950)


Martin, David Frank

David Frank Martin, age 81, of Russellville, AR died Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at his home. He was born July 10, 1920 in Macon, GA, son of Franklin Matthew and Kathrine Entrekin Martin. He was a Baptist and the owner of Taylor Window Cleaners of Chicago, an Army veteran of WWII, a member of the VFW Post 2283 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3928.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Lee Sims Martin and a sister, Betty Kaufman of Florida.

The body will be cremated. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2001)


Martin, Eldridge

Eldridge Martin, age 86, of Danville, AR died Friday, August 24, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born March 21, 1921 in Danville to the late Arthur Gordan and Nancy Muriel Haney Martin. He was a WWII Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lavonne Dennis Martin.

He is survived by his daughter, Maria Holmes of Little Rock, AR; a grandson, Marlon Holmes of Cotton Port, LA and two great-grandsons, Samuel and Scott Holmes.

Funeral service was August 27, 2007 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roy Underwood, Waymon Sides, Kent Dennis, Nobel Gene Buckman, Joe Monroe and Clifford Sides. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 29, 2007)


Martin, Erma Sims

Erma Sims Martin, age 71 of Russellville, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Martin was born December 25, 1930 in Dardanelle to the late Leonard and Neely Irene Garner Sims. She retired from the Bank of Chicago after 25 years, was a model for Lily of France of Chicago, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Allen Rubin and David Martin; three brothers, Haskell Sims, Mark Sims and Rennae Sims.

Survivors are a half brother, Lamar Harkey of Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Retha & Jim Wilson of Ola; brother and sisters-in-law, Verlon and Connie Sims and Rebecca Sims all of Dardanelle; two aunts, Ada Rector and Violet Bullock both of Dardanelle; several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Graveside services were Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle with Randy Sims and Mike Cossey officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Honorary Pallbearers were Ricky Sims, James Wilson, Dale Wilson, Arvil Sims, Craig Couch, Billy Joe Mayer, and Mitcheal Garrison. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002)


Martin, Estella Mae

Mrs. Estella Mae Martin, age 84, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. She was born September 18, 1915 in Waltreak, Yell County, AR to the late Marcus P. and Sally E. Reynolds Caldwell. She was a homemaker and mother and worked for Arkansas Valley Industries, which is now Tyson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bro. Grover C. Martin; a daughter, Shirley Patterson and an infant daughter; three brothers, Reece, Henry and Ben Caldwell and a sister, Maxine Caldwell.

Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Joe Warren of Nashville, TN; a brother, Bill Caldwell of Little Rock, AR; two sisters, Carmel Hull of Dardanelle, AR and Mary Martin of Russellville, AR; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Services were October 29, 1999 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle, AR with Bro. Jack Lawyer and Bro. Ralph Weinhold officiating. Interment was in Harkey's Valley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Bill Pitts, Tommy Crow, Dover Caldwell, Kenneth Taylor, Ken Alexander and Tony Sigle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 3, 1999)


Martin, Estelle Blackwell

Estelle Blackwell Martin, age 85, of Russellville, AR, formerly of Danville, died Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. The daughter of Joseph and Clara Louise Shirley Rainey, she was born January 11, 1925 in Ravenden Springs, AR. She was a former Aide with the Area Agency on Aging. She was a member of the Pottsville Assembly of God Church. She was a great painter, artist, and a wonderful cook. She enjoyed cooking for her family. She made the best donuts in town and was often called upon to cook them for special events.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Blackwell and her second husband, Howard "PeeWee" Martin; one son, Johnny Wayne Blackwell; three brothers; four sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Jacobs of Hot Springs, Susie McKellar and husband Clarence of Russellville, Kimberley Cantrelle and husband Karl of Dover; seven grandchildren, Johnny Blackwell, Jr. of Houston, TX, Tamara Jimenez and husband Kevin of Harrison, AR, Kristy Riggs and husband Chuck of Hot Springs, David Minnie of Belleville, Shelly Minnie of Ola, Brandon Brashear of Dover, and Cheyenne Cantrelle of Dover; twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral was September 3, 2010 at Humphrey Chapel with Pastor Johnny McCoy officiating. Burial was at East Point Cemetery in Russellville, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at WWW.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010)


Martin, Ezra

Ezra Martin, age 80, of Kennett, Mo. formerly of Danville, died Sunday at his home. He lived at Kennett eight years and was a farmer.

He is survived by three sons, Robert Martin of Danville, Fred Martin of Lawton, Okla. and Carl Martin of Rives, Mo. and a daughter, Mrs. George Cullins of Kennett. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 18, 1960)


Martin, Floy Marie Gateley

Floy Marie Gateley Martin, age 71, of Clarksville, passed away on July 2, 1994 at Johnson County Regional Hospital in Clarksville. She was born December 12, 1922 in Danville, AR, a daughter of the late Wesley and Lassie Pilgrim Burfield Gateley. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Neal Martin.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Dale Martin of Denver, CO and Billy Neal Martin of Dover, AR; three sisters, Janet Ellis, Hays Gateley and Vaye Jackson all of Oklahoma and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were held July 5 at the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery in Belleville, AR with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Loggins, Johnny Johnston and Lloyd Vigil. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/2/1994)


Martin, Foye Underwood

Foye Underwood Martin, 90, of Longview, TX, formerly of Waveland, AR died Monday, August 8, 2005 at Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview, TX. The daughter of Dr. E.O. and Stella Cowley Underwood, she was born February 9, 1915, in Waveland, AR. Her grandfather, Dr. John Underwood, was a pioneer doctor in Yell County. She attended school in Waveland, Magazine and Havana. After high school she attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville, AR. On December 31, 1937 she married Fred Martin. She was a member of Wesley-McCabe United Methodist Church, the Friendly-Team Workers Sunday School Class and Jolly Elders. She was a devoted homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brother, John Dewell Underwood and a nephew, Johnny Underwood. Left to cherish her memory is a sister, Georgia Hodges of Barling, AR a nephew, Allan Hodges of Booneville, AR four sons and their wives, Don and Rebecca Martin of Longview, TX, Dennis and Brenda Martin of Edmond, OK, David and Kathryn Martin of Gonzales, LA and Danny and Shirley Martin of Bossier City, LA six grandchildren and their spouses.

Graveside funeral was held on Friday, August 12, 2005 at Underwood Cemetery near Waveland, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Wesley-McCabe United Methodist Church in Longview, TX. The family request memorials be made to the Underwood Cemetery Fund, 111 Ave. C, Barling, AR 72923 or to the church or charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 17, 2005)


Martin, Freamon Joel

Freamon Joel Martin, age 86, of Dardanelle passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at his home. He was born May 17, 1926, to Joseph Sears and Della Bogard (Blake) Martin at Caraway, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Kathleen Craig Martin; their daughter, Bettye Martin; infant great-granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor; and infant great-grandson, Joshua Brancecum; his sisters, Ruby Hunter, Marie Lamb, Hazel Blake, Nora Langley, Virgie Ford and Lillie Kee; and brothers, Robert Martin, John Martin and Floyd Blake.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Eddie) and Linda Martin of Pottsville, and Donnie Joe and Teresa Martin of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and David Cossey, and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Dardanelle; three brothers, Alvin Blake, Bobby Blake and Paul Blake; a sister, Thelma Mangrum; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was February 15, 2013, at the Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 20, 2013)

Martin, Freamon Joel

Freamon Joel Martin, age 86, of Dardanelle passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at his home. He was born May 17, 1926, to Joseph Sears and Della Bogard (Blake) Martin at Caraway. Freamon installed chain link fences in the area for more than 30 years. He took great pride in pointing out the many fences he had built, knowing they would outlast him. He enjoyed excellent health his entire life and even walked his usual "mile or two" the day before his death. He never met a stranger and tried to feed all of his neighbors and anyone who stopped by his house. He and Thelma enjoyed gardening and canning to provide for their family and "because it just tasted better." He attributed his good health to eating "real food" not "junk food." He was a "regular feature" Bluegrass singer at the Wednesday morning County Line Sale for more than 30 years. He had an excellent memory, especially for song lyrics.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Kathleen Craig Martin; their daughter, Bettye Martin; infant great-granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor; and infant great-grandson, Joshua Brancecum; his sisters, Ruby Hunter, Marie Lamb, Hazel Blake, Nora Langley, Virgie Ford and Lillie Kee; and brothers, Robert Martin, John Martin and Floyd Blake.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Eddie) and Linda Martin of Pottsville, and Donnie Joe and Teresa Martin of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and David Cossey, and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Dardanelle; three brothers, Alvin Blake, Bobby Blake and Paul Blake; a sister, Thelma Mangrum; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandson to arrive in March. He was also survived by his best friend and bluegrass buddy, Doice Horn, of Russellville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers will be grandsons Craig and Dave Taylor, Joe and Jacob Martin, Brad Cossey and Adam Brancecum. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. The online obituary and guest book are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub Feb 17, 2013)

Martin, Freamon Joel

Freamon Joel Martin, age 86, of Dardanelle passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at his home. He was born May 17, 1926, to Joseph Sears and Della Bogard (Blake) Martin at Caraway, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Kathleen Craig Martin; their daughter, Bettye Martin; infant great-granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor; and infant great-grandson, Joshua Brancecum; his sisters, Ruby Hunter, Marie Lamb, Hazel Blake, Nora Langley, Virgie Ford and Lillie Kee; and brothers, Robert Martin, John Martin and Floyd Blake.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Eddie) and Linda Martin of Pottsville, and Donnie Joe and Teresa Martin of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and David Cossey, and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Dardanelle; three brothers, Alvin Blake, Bobby Blake and Paul Blake; a sister, Thelma Mangrum; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was February 15, 2013, at the Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 20, 2013)

Martin, Freamon Joel

Freamon Joel Martin, age 86, of Dardanelle passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at his home. He was born May 17, 1926, to Joseph Sears and Della Bogard (Blake) Martin at Caraway. Freamon installed chain link fences in the area for more than 30 years. He took great pride in pointing out the many fences he had built, knowing they would outlast him. He enjoyed excellent health his entire life and even walked his usual "mile or two" the day before his death. He never met a stranger and tried to feed all of his neighbors and anyone who stopped by his house. He and Thelma enjoyed gardening and canning to provide for their family and "because it just tasted better." He attributed his good health to eating "real food" not "junk food." He was a "regular feature" Bluegrass singer at the Wednesday morning County Line Sale for more than 30 years. He had an excellent memory, especially for song lyrics.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Kathleen Craig Martin; their daughter, Bettye Martin; infant great-granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor; and infant great-grandson, Joshua Brancecum; his sisters, Ruby Hunter, Marie Lamb, Hazel Blake, Nora Langley, Virgie Ford and Lillie Kee; and brothers, Robert Martin, John Martin and Floyd Blake.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Eddie) and Linda Martin of Pottsville, and Donnie Joe and Teresa Martin of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and David Cossey, and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Dardanelle; three brothers, Alvin Blake, Bobby Blake and Paul Blake; a sister, Thelma Mangrum; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandson to arrive in March. He was also survived by his best friend and bluegrass buddy, Doice Horn, of Russellville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers will be grandsons Craig and Dave Taylor, Joe and Jacob Martin, Brad Cossey and Adam Brancecum. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. The online obituary and guest book are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub Feb 17, 2013)

Martin, Geroy

Geroy Martin, age 70 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at St. Marys Regional Medical Center. He was born October 23, 1938 at Delaware to Roy Martin and Mildred Marshall.

He is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Roy Martin, Mildred Adams and Garland Adams; brother, Arthur Eversaw.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Joyce Martin of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Annette Martin of Atkins; daughter, Margaret Hinsman of Paris; stepdaughters, Janet and husband Gehrig Chandler of Russellville, Connie and husband Buddy Haney of Dardanelle; brother, Jerry Adams of Delaware; sisters, Linda Alterman and Okaley Krisell of England, Rosmae and Bobby Mitchell of Newport, Betty Adams of Conway; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral services Saturday, April 4, 2009, Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Rev. John Whorton and Rev. Randall Spence officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Dardanelle. Arrangements Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 8, 2009)


Martin, Gwendolyn Mae (Callan)

Gwendolyn Mae Martin age 82 of Dardanelle died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her home. She was born December 7, 1929 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Marvin and Arlie Stewart Callan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy "Buck" Martin Jr.

Survivors include three daughters, Gwenda Martin of Dardanelle, Patti Martin of Dardanelle, Ginger Martin Robinson of Conway; one brother, Bobby L. Callan of Dardanelle; two sisters, Jean Boren of Ashburn, VA, Shelba Player of Waco, TX; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bobby Loyd officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Sharing and Caring of Arkansas or Arkansas Hospice Russellville. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 4, 2012)

Martin, Helen C.

Mrs. Helen C. Martin, age 82, of Danville, AR died Sunday, March 9, 1997 at the Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville. She was born October 2, 1914 in Havana, AR to the late Harmon C. and Sally Davis Frazier. She was a homemaker, mother and member of the First Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, June Rogers, Judy Kemp and Dana Jo Martin.

Survivors include husband, Bob Martin; a son, Robert Martin of Georgetown, TX; two daughters, Martha Donnell of Danville, AR and Barbara Edwards of Benton, AR; four brothers, Bob Frazier of Jacksonville, FL, Dan Frazier of Nebraska, Don Frazier of Atlanta, GA and Doyle Frazier of Ft. Smith; two sisters, Mae Spicey of Bauxite, AR and Ima Shinn of Danville; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Service was March 11 at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Tapp, Bill Wood, Don Moody, Robert Earls, James Mitchell and Roy Asbill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 1997)


Martin, Henry E.

Henry E. Martin, age 71, of Danville died at his home Saturday, July 30, 1960. He was a veteran of WWI and a Baptist.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Bevey Allen, Waldron; four sisters, Mrs. Josie Bates, Tracy, Calif. Mrs. Lorene Honea, Oklahoma City, Miss Edith Martin, Waldron and Mrs. Effie Beard, Waldron; and a brother, Walter Martin, Gravelly. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, August 4, 1960)


Martin, James A.

FORT SMITH - Funeral for James A. Martin, age 91, of Fort Smith, who died Saturday, was Monday with arrangements by Fentress Mortuary. He was a Class.

Survivors Include his widow, Mrs. Melcena Martin; retired grocer and merchant and had lived here 48 years. He two daughters, Mrs. Frank Degen of Fort Smith and Mrs. Roy Fuqua of Little Rock; a half-brother, Lemuel Martin of California; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/13/1967)


Martin, James R. Mansy

James R. Mansy Martin, 85, of London, AR, passed away Friday, June 19, 2009 at his home. The son of Nin and Maxie Ruble Martin, he was born September 9, 1923 in London, AR. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He worked at AP&L for 20 years before retiring. He was a member of London First Baptist Church. Mansy was an avid fox hunter. He also enjoyed working with horses, working in his garden, and listening to Bluegrass Music.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mabel Rye.

Survivors include wife Dortha Martin of London; one daughter, Bonita Mueller & husband Johnny of London; one son, James Martin of London; two grandchildren, Heather Mueller and Shaun Martin both of London.

Funeral was June 22, 2009 at Humphrey Chapel. Brother Danny Green & Brother Gary Willcutt officiating. Burial was at East Point Cemetery at Russellville, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active Pallbearers were Dennis Lowe, Maxie Longing, Bo Parker, Johnny Johnson, Stephen Bocknick, Monte Estes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Slim Parker, Glen Brown, Lloyd Estes. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Pope County Hospice, 404 North El Paso, Russellville, AR. 72801 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 24, 2009)


Martin, Jayson Bryce

Jayson Bryce Martin, 6 week old son of Jay and Andrea Martin of Danville, AR died Thursday, March 19, 1998 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born February 4, 1998 at Little Rock.

Other survivors include; his paternal grandparents, Roy L. and Kathy Sisco of Harrison; maternal grandparents, Alan and Stephanie Richardson of Harrison and Warren Saucer of Orlando, FL; paternal great-grandparents, John Martin Sr. and Bernice Martin of Harrison; maternal great-grandparents, Earl and Jacqueline Hicks of Potreo, CA.

Graveside service was held March 21 at Burlington Cemetery by Bill Arnold and John McCourt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 25, 1998)


Martin, Jimmie

A celebration of the life of Jimmie Martin was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle.

Burial followed at Birta Cemetery, Birta, AR. Jimmie passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was 71. Born in Lubbock, TX on May 27, 1942 to Clinton and Vera (Davidson) Martin. Jimmie graduated from high school in Ola, AR in 1961. After graduation Jimmie fatefully joined the United States Navy until his honorable discharge. On July 8, 1961 Jimmie married Sue Eldridge in a ceremony in Birta, AR. Their union was blessed with two children. When Jimmie returned from his duty in the Navy, the family moved to Ft. Worth, TX where they lived for the next 40 years, giving the family their Texas attitude. He also began his career in the construction business specializing in windows and doors. Family was always a priority for Jimmie and he meticulously cared for them in every way. He took care of not only the yard work but kept all the family's cars in pristine condition as well. Jimmie was the spiritual leader in his home and leaves that legacy to both his children. Jimmie believed that the pride of a Godly husband is his wife. He loved and studied God's Word and he enjoyed attending Gospel singing. Jimmie also helped numerous ministries through financial contributions. Jimmie had several favorite hobbies that kept him busy. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture and tinkering on cars as he was a good mechanic. The Salvation Army and Disabled American Veterans associations held a special place in Jimmie's heart and he supported their causes. This loving husband, father and grandfather will be missed by all who knew him.

Jimmie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue; children Sheri Morgan and husband Danny of Chelsea, Jimmie Martin and wife Karla of Sherwood, AR.; grandchildren Brandon and Brian Fritcher, Justin Bubeck, Krista Tressner and husband Adam, Amanda Ross and fiance' Jared Graves, Jeremy and Grade Martin; great grandchild Brayden Graves; brother James Travis Martin and wife Linda; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 2, 2013)

Martin, Jo Ann (George)

Jo Ann George Martin, 86, of Rockdale, Texas passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016.

There will be a visitation at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, Texas on Monday, August 22, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 9:00 at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery in Yell County, Arkansas. Jo Ann George Martin was born August 9, 1930, in Yell County Arkansas to William Ervin and Theora Mae (Waters) George. She died Saturday, Au- gust 20, 2016, in Rockdale, Texas. She graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1948. Shortly after graduation, she began working for Southwestern Bell, where she continued until her retirement 38 years later. Jo Ann married Thomas E. Martin on December 12, 1958, about whom she was never heard to say a bad word til Tom's death in 2012. At a very early age, Jo Ann began assuming responsibility for her family. She continued this throughout her life. In addition to showering great generosity and loyalty, Jo Ann was a peacemaker, that she enjoyed many enduring friendships. She was a respected biblical student.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, Thomas E. Martin; and her brother, Bruce Neil George.

Jo Ann is survived by her cherished sister, Bonnie Belle George of Rockdale, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews; and trusted employees, Dora Cases and J.D. Morrison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 24, 2016)

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