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Neighbors, Opal L.

Opal L. Neighbors, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 29, 2005. He was born to Henry L. and Pearl (Lessley) Neighbors in Rover, AR on December 11, 1918. He served his country in the US Army in WWII from March 1942 until October 1945. After the war, he worked in the poultry, construction and transportation industries. Later he worked as a foundry core maker for Fairbanks and Morris in Kansas City, KS where he worked for 23 years. He has been a resident of Tulsa, OK since 1979.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Raymond, Preston and Claude Neighbors sister-in-law Beatrice Neighbors sister, Jean (Neighbors) Smith.

He is survived by his son, Gary and Loretta Neighbors of Lake Jackson, TX a grandson, Russell of Lake Jackson, TX one sister, Villa Neighbors of Nola, AR companion Pauline Morrow sister-in-law, Onedia Neighbors and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, August 3, 2005, 2:30 pm. at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa, OK. There will be a service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2005 at the Church of Christ with interment following at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR. Arrangements by Moore's Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 3, 2005)


Neighbors, Robert P.

Robert P. Neighbors, 50, a resident of Kansas City, Kans., died at a Kansas City Hospital Friday. Mr. Neighbors was a native of Ozark and the son of Henry L. and Ollie Lessley Neighbors. He was employed by Fairbanks Morse Co. Mr. Neighbors was a member of the Nola Church of Christ.

Survivors include his parents of Nola; his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Neighbors; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Harper of Ft. Smith, two brothers, Opal Neighbors of Kansas City, Kans. and Raymond Neighbors of Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. Imogene Smith of Kansas City, Kans. and Miss Viola Neighbors of Nola; and a grandson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 8, 1962)

Neighbors, Villa Oedia

Villa Oedia Neighbors, age 86 of Nola, AR went to be with her Lord December 26, 2009 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, AR. Villa was born April 27, 1923 in Rover, AR to Henry and Pearl Lessley Neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry and Pearl Lessley Neighbors; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Onedia Neighbors, Preston and Beatrice Neighbors; brothers, Opal and Claude Neighbors; sister, Imajean (Neighbors) Smith. Villa is survived by four nieces and their husbands Dr. Joan and Bud Harper of Ft. Smith, AR, Patsy and Jake Pickens of Gravelly, AR, Debbie and Dale Gann of Broken Arrow, OK, Dorotha and Roy Lee Austin of Harvey, AR; a nephew and wife, Gary and Loretla Neighbors of Lake Jackson, TX; and numerous other relatives and friends. We all loved her dearly.

She was a member of the Nola Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, the church, her family and friends. Pallbearers were Roy Austin, Roy Hodges, Nathane Hodges, Jamie Pickens, Gary Neighbors, and Mike Austin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Nola Church of Christ. Burial was in Parks Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010)


Neighbors, Villa Oedia

Villa Oedia Neighbors, age 86 of Nola, AR went to be with her Lord December 26, 2009 at Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville, AR. Villa was born April 27, 1923 in Rover, AR to Henry and Pearl Lessley Neighbors.

Villa is survived by four nieces and their husbands Dr. Joan and Bud Harper of Ft. Smith, AR, Patsy and Jake Pickens of Gravelly, AR, Debbie and Dale Gann of Broken Arrow, OK, Dorotha and Roy Lee Austin of Harvey, AR; a nephew and wife, Gary and Loretla Neighbors of Lake Jackson, TX; and numerous other relatives and friends.

We all loved her dearly. She was a member of the Nola Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, the church, her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Nola Church of Christ. Burial was in Parks Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009)


Neims, Larry

13-Year Old Boy Killed By Truck - Larry Neims, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Neims of Belleville Rt. 1, was killed instantly when he fell off a truck at his home last Friday morning. Sheriff Herman McCormick said that Larry was standing up in the back of the truck, with a cotton sack wrapped around him to keep warm. The truck, driven by his brother, Harold Neims, 15, was being backed out of the driveway onto the road when Larry fell over the low sideboard and the front wheel of the truck ran over him. Jim Neims, 15, was riding in the back of the truck and W. L. Neims, 65, the boys' grandfather was riding in the cab. The four were leaving to pick cotton. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Nov 10, 1960) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 10 Nov 1960, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Neislar, Thos. C.

Thos. C. Neislar, a Dallas industrial appraiser since 1921, died February 16, 1960 in a Dallas hospital after a brief illness. He was 75. A native of Ola, Mr. Neislar spent his early life as a millwright erecting numerous sawmills and cotton oil mills through the Southwest. He later served as general manager of several large cotton oil and cotton gin companies. He had lived in Dallas since 1919.

He is survived by two sons, and a daughter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 25, 1960)


Nelms, Carmen Estella (Shott)

Carmen Estella Shott Nelms, 78, of Waveland, died Sunday September 23. She is the daughter of the late David Worley Shott and Louisa McBride Shott. Her husband is the late Walter Orvil Nelms.

She is survived by four sons, Odell Nelms and Doyle Nelms both of Waveland, Dow Nelms of Gladewater, TX and Cleatus Nelms of Havana. Three Daughters, Thelma Berry of Irving, TX, Sue Smith of Bellville and Jean Miller of Ft. Smith. One sister, Marie Ensey of Havana. Fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waveland Community Church with the Rev. James Ragsdale officiating. Burial will be in the Shott Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Dixon Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 26, 1984)

Nelms, Carmen Shott

Mrs. Carmen Shott Nelms, age 78, of Waveland died Sunday, September 23, 1984. She was the widow of Walter Nelms, and daughter of the late David and Louisa McBride Shott.

Survivors include four sons, Odell and Doyle Nelms of Waveland, Dow Nelms of Gladewater, Texas, and Cletus Nelms of Havana; three daughters, Thelma Berry of Irving, Texas, Sue Smith of Belleville and Jean Miller of Fort Smith; a sister, Marie Ensey of Havana; 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Dixon Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Nelms, Clara

Clara Nelms, age 96, of Dardanelle, AR. the widow of George D. Nelms, died Monday, February 22, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing. Center. A daughter of the late John Wesley and Martha Bell Croley Gabbard, she was born January 25, 1903, at Tahlequah, OK. She was a, member of the Antioch. Baptist; Church, where she was very active in the Dorcas Class.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Wendell, David and Gene Nelms; a daughter, Verna Allen; two brothers, Clarence Gabbard who was her twin brother) and; Lewis Gabbard; a sister, Haley McCalley and five grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Jim Nelms of Ozark; a sister, Nanny Gibson of Tulare, CA; 21 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial was February 26, 1999 at Shot Cemetery near Waveland with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Arrangements by; Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 3, 1999)


Nelms, David Samuel

David Samuel Nelms, age 75, Havana [no other details included in 50Yrs Ago Column] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 8, 1947)


Nelms, Doyle David

Doyle David Nelms, age 75, of Havana died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at his residence. He was born January 24, 1932 in Waveland, AR to the late Walter Orvil and Carmen Estella Shott Nelms. He was a Korean War Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Odell Nelms, and sister, Sue Smith.

Survivors include wife of 38 years Opal Lee Nelms, brothers Dow Nelms of Belleville, Cleatus Nelms of Havana, sisters Thelma Berry of Farmers Branch, Texas, Jean Miller of Belleville, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a. m. on Friday, September 28 at Shott Cemetery in Waveland, AR with the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Smith, Henry Smith, Aaron Albright, Jerry Hamrick, Michael May, and Bob Nelms. Arrangements made by Danville Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


Nelms, Emma Jo

Emma Jo Nelms, age 66, of Waveland, AR died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Waveland, AR September 23, 1930, daughter of the late Rueben J. and Evey M. Downs James. She was a mother and homemaker, and member of the Waveland Community Church. She was the widow of Ervin Odell Nelms and was also preceded in death by a brother, Alvis James.

Survivors include a son, James (Jamie) Ervin Nelms of Waveland; three sisters, Latta Smee of Louisiana, Corrine Walters of Little Rock and Ruby Frame of Shawnee, OK.

Funeral service was Thursday, April 24, 1997 at the Waveland Community Church with Rev. Walter Gorman officiating. Burial was in the Short Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 30, 1997)


Nelms, Ervin Odell

Mr. Ervin Odell Nelms, age 68 of Waveland, AR, died Wednesday February 21, 1996 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born in Waveland, July 30, 1927 to the late Walter Orvill and Carmen Estella Shott Nelms. He was a WWII Army Veteran, retired sign crew Arkansas Highway Department and was a member of the Havana VFW Post 9645.

Survivors include; his wife, Emma Jo James Nelms; a son, James, (Jamie) Odell Nelms of Waveland, three brothers, Dow Nelms, Belleville, Cleatus Nelms of Havana and Doyle Nelms of Waveland; three sistes, Thelma Berry of Ervin; TX, Sue Smith of Belleville and Jeam Miller of Oklahoma City, OK also several nieces and nephews.

Graveside serices were Friday at the Shott Cemetery in Waveland with Garland Lipe officiating. Pallbearers were: Keith Smith, Jerry Hancock, Michael May Deward Smith, Doyle Nelms and Cleatus Nelms. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Pub: Feb 28, 1996)

Nelms, Geneva Odie

Geneva Odie Nelms, age 73, of Danville, AR, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. She was born September 5, 1926 in Altus, AR to the late Garner and Mildred Parker Baker. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. S. Nelms and two sons, Larry Nelms and Harold Nelms and a brother, Doyle Baker.

She is survived by a son, Gary Nelms of Danville, AR; two daughters, Cheryl Millard and Linda Standridge both of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Bob Baker of Tulsa, OK and David Baker of Seattle, WA; four sisters, Charlene Spring of Manteca, CA, Betty Spring of Auburn, CA, Fern Greene of Stockton, CA and Alice Eakins of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, October 18, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating. Interment was in Shott Cemetery, Waveland, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Christopher Nelms, Jimmy Nelms, Jamie Horton, Tony Horton, Gene Duiz, and Jon T. Gentry. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 20, 1999)


Nelms, Harold

Harold Nelms, 18 of Belleville was killed in a logging accident Monday afternoon about 20 miles southwest of Danville. The accident occurred near "Tator Hill" on a forest service road. Harold was struck with a lame log after he and his father, Wendell Nelms of Belleville, had stopped their truck to adjust a load of logs that was shifting. Sheriff Herman McCormick said that the youth was apparently killed instantly.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell S. Nelms of Belleville; a brother, Gary Lee Nelms of Belleville; two sisters, Cheryl Ann and Linda Merle, both of the home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Nelms of Booneville, Mitchell Baker of Belleville and Mrs. Mildred Baker of Los Angeles.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Nelms, J. M. "Dug"

J.M. "Dug" Nelms, aged 84, of Krebs, Okla., died in his home Sunday, February 24. He had lived in Krebs since 1908 and was a retired county peace officer. He was a native of Waveland, a member of the First Christian Church of McAlester, Okla.. and a member of the South McAlester Masonic Lodge No. 96. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 7, 1963)

Nelms, J. M. "Dug"

J.M. "Dug" Nelms, aged 84, of Krebs, Okla., died in his home Sunday, February 24. He had lived in Krebs since 1908 and was a retired county peace officer. He was a native of Waveland, a member of the First Christian Church of McAlester, Okla.. and a member of the South McAlester Masonic Lodge No. 96. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 7, 1963)

Nelms, Jerry Ann

Jerry Ann Nelms, age 73, of Belleville passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born March 7, 1940 in Ballinger, Texas to Charlie & Mary Bushong Davis. She was a Home Health Aid and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon "Dow" Nelms; father Charlie Davis; mother Mary Kurc; and step-grandson Brian Keith Hardy.

Survivors include daughters, Debra & Jacob Mark of Texas; Tammy & Tom Kunkel of Texas; step-son & daughter-in-law Walter Leon & Jill Nelms of Gladewater, TX; step-daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara Ann & Keith Hardy of Gladewater, TX ; Sandra Lee Nelms of Linden, TX; grandchildren,Tom Kunkel Jr; Melissa Kunkel, Michael Wayne Hammett, Ronald Dow Hammett, Brandon Lee Hammett, Benjamin Kyle Hardy, and Bradlee Kent Hardy; 8 great-grandchildren; step-father, Ray Kurc of Gladewater, TX; father of her daughters Homer Bryant of Kermit, TX: sisters, Mary Fesler, Penny Nelson, Neva Stickels all of Texas; several nieces & nephews.

Funeral service was July 13, 2013 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements 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 July 17, 2013)

Nelms, Jerry Ann

Jerry Ann Nelms, age 73, of Belleville passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born March 7, 1940 in Ballinger, Texas to Charlie & Mary Bushong Davis. She was a Home Health Aid and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon "Dow" Nelms; father Charlie Davis; mother Mary Kurc; and step-grandson Brian Keith Hardy.

Survivors include daughters, Debra & Jacob Mark of Texas; Tammy & Tom Kunkel of Texas; step-son & daughter-in-law Walter Leon & Jill Nelms of Gladewater, TX; step-daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara Ann & Keith Hardy of Gladewater, TX ; Sandra Lee Nelms of Linden, TX; grandchildren,Tom Kunkel Jr; Melissa Kunkel, Michael Wayne Hammett, Ronald Dow Hammett, Brandon Lee Hammett, Benjamin Kyle Hardy, and Bradlee Kent Hardy; 8 great-grandchildren; step-father, Ray Kurc of Gladewater, TX; father of her daughters Homer Bryant of Kermit, TX: sisters, Mary Fesler, Penny Nelson, Neva Stickels all of Texas; several nieces & nephews.

Funeral service was July 13, 2013 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements 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 July 17, 2013)

Nelms, Leon "Dow"

Leon "Dow" Nelms age 81 of Belleville passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born August 8, 1929 in Waveland, AR. to the late Walter Orvil and Carmen Estella Shott Nelms. He was a retired truck driver and Army Veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by a grandchild, Bobby Lee Hardy; brothers Odell Nelms and Doyle Nelms; sister Sue Smith.

Survivors include wife Jerry Ann Nelms; son & daughter-in- law Walter Leon & Jill Nelms; daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara Ann & Keith Hardy all of Gladewater, Texas; Sandra Lea Nelms & Joe Gunsolus of Linden, Texas; step-daughters & sons-in-law Tammy & Tom Kunkel and Debra & Jacob Mark all of Texas; 8 grandchildren, Michael Wayne Hammett, Ronald Dow Hammett, Brandon Lee Hammett, Brian Keith Hardy, Benjamin Kyle Hardy, Bradlee Kent Hardy, Tom Kunkel, Jr. and Melissa Kunkel; six great-grandchildren Levi Joel Hammett, Layni Marie Hammett, Collen Shane Hardy, Conner Keith Hardy, Amy Joe Hardy & William Lee Hardy; sisters, Thelma Berry and Jean Miller of Belleville; brother, Cleatus Nelms of Havana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearer was Taylor Sharp. Graveside service was December 23, 2010 at Short Cemetery in Waveland, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 29, 2010)

Nelms, Mandy Lea (Fredrick)

Mandy Lea Fredrick Nelms, age 78, of Linden, TX passed away July 22, 2015, at home. She was born January 19, 1937, in Waveland, Arkansas to the late Jefferson Davis and Beulah Irene Thomas Fredrick. She was a retired waitress who loved the outdoors spending countless time sharing it with her family.

She was preceded in deathbytwo grandchildren, Bobby Lee Hardy and Brian Keith Hardy Jr; her sisters, Margie Sue Fredrick Wright and Daisy Irene Fredrick Moore.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Walter Leon and Jill Nelms; daughter and son-in-laws Barbara Ann Nelms and Brian Keith Hardy Sr all of Gladewater, TX; daughter Sandra Lea Nelms Gunsolus of Linden TX, 5 Grandchildren, Michael Wayne Hammett, Ronald Dow Hammett, Brandon Lee Hammett, Benjamin Kyle Hardy, Bradlee Kent Hardy, 9 great-great grandchildren, Levi Joel Hammett, Layni Marie Hammett, Lyla Lee Hammett, Breelyn Lea Hammett, Katelyn Brialle Lambert, Collin Shane Hardy, Conner Keith Hardy, Amy Joe Hardy, William Lee Hardy. Brothers, Garland Ray (Bud) Fredrick, James Harper Fredrick, David Dale (Ossie) Fredrick. She was very much loved and will be missed by all her friends and family.

Graveside service were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Moores Chapel Cemetery with Bro John McCourt officiating. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday July 24, at Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolence at www.cornwellfueralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 29, 2015)

Nelms, Walter Orvil

Walter Orvil Nelms, 77, of Havana died Thursday, March 6, at Mitchell Nursing Home at Danville. He was a retired farmer, son to the late David and Millie Nelms, and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carmen Shott Nelms; four sons, Dow Nelms of Gladwater, Texas and Odell, Doyle, and Cletus Nelms of Waveland; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Berry of Irving, Texas, Mrs. Sue Smith of Belleville and Mrs. Jean Miller of Fort Smith; four brothers, Newton Nelms of California, Martin Nelms of Amarillo, Texas, Eugene Nelms of Magazine and Waymond Nelms of Booneville; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral was Saturday at Community Church at Waveland by the Rev. James Ragsdale. Burial was in Shott Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 11, 1981)

Nelms, William

William Nelms, born May 9, 1927 in Waveland, AR., passed away Dec. 18, 2007. He was a WWII veteran, and met his wife of 59 yrs in Japan, Kay "Toshiko". (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Leek, Newspaper: Bakersfield, Ca, 1-11-2008)


Nelson, Dennis Farrel

Dennis Farrel Nelson, age 40, of Atkins, AR died Thursday, April 2000 at his home. He was born March 8, 1960 at Russellville to Alton "Hoot" and Peggy Duvall Nelson of Atkins, AR. He owned Custom Auto Paints in Russellville, was a member of the SunRise Bass Club of Yell County and Ada's Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Greg Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Morphis Nelson; a son, Gregory Ryan Nelson of the home; his parents, Alton "Hoot" and Peggy Nelson and a grandmother, Bernice Duvall of Russellville, AR.

Funeral service was Monday at Happy Valley Assembly of God with Rev. Peggy Duvall, Rev. Chad Duvall and Rev. Michael Burden officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Steve Morphis, James Spicer, Mike Fredrick, Robert Simpson, Harry Jennen, Peter Jennen, Flint Rodgers, Ronald Trigg, Bruce Link and Mike "Whiskers" Horman. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital or Hospice of the Area Agency of Aging. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 26, 2000)


Nelson, Ellen Eliza (Jones)

Ellen Eliza Nelson, age 91, of Rover, AR died Friday, February 25, 2011, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. Born August 31, 1919, in Emmet, AR, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Blanche Norton Jones. She was a registered nurse. She was a Christian and attended the United Methodist Church and served as an Army Nurse during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Nelson; two brothers, John Paul and Wayne Jones; two sisters, Lola Ross and Merle Johnson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverley and Reno Romanin of Rover; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Laura Nelson of El Cajon, CA; twin sister, Helen Easterling of Trinity, TX; four grandchildren, R.J. Romanin of Little Rock, AR, Samantha Romanin of San Diego, CA, Kyle Nelson of Poway, CA, Nicole Nelson of Santee, CA; three great-grandchildren, Lily and Quentin Romanin of Little Rock, AR and Brooks Nelson of Poway, CA.

Graveside funeral services were Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Redland Cemetery in Prescott with Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)

Nelson, Kathleen Marie

Mrs. Kathleen Marie Nelson, age 68, of Paron, mother of Mrs. Patricia Linthicum of Plainview, died Saturday, November 9, 1985.

Survivors also include two sons, two other daughters, five brothers, a sister, 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Funeral and burial were today. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Nelson, Lillian Estelle

Lillian Estelle Nelson, age 77, of Mt. George, AR died Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born May 22, 1923 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Fred and Mary Davis George. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Centerville, AR.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Nelson; three brothers, Buford George of Wichita, KS, Milton George of Clearwater, KS and Shirley George of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Zelma Gardner of Dardanelle, AR and Walcie Day of Belleville, AR and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial service was March 30, 2001 at the Centerville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Euel Norton. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2001)


Nelson, R. Jack

R. Jack Nelson, age 60, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born in Havana, the son of John Fair and Glidden Hollingsworth Nelson. He was raised in Danville and attended Arkansas Tech University, the University of Central Arkansas and graduate school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He lived in Fort Smith, Fort Worth, Texas, Dardanelle and Greenville, Miss. before moving to Pine Bluff. He was a complex manager for Valmac Industries for 20 years. Most recently he was general manager for S. A. J. Inc. distributors. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the boards of Methodist Churches in several cities. He was a Rotarian and had served as president of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce at Dardanelle. In Mississippi, he was appointed to the Small Business Administration advisory board.

Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Mitchel Nelson; one son, Dr. Dunkin Nelson of Nashville, Tenn. one daughter, Jan Nelson of Little Rock; one brother, Lewis Nelson of Mount Nebo; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Woker of Russellville, Mrs. Joyce Wilson and Mrs. Winifred Pledger, both of Danville.

Funeral will be at 11 a. m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, with burial at 3 p. m, at Crestlawn Cemetery in Conway. The family requests that memorials be made to the Jack Nelson Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas Children's Hospital or to a charity of the giver's choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/19/1984)


Nelson, William Jay

William Jay Nelson, aged 90, of Havana died in a Fort Smith hospital Friday, October 14, 1960. He was a retired interior decorator and a member of the Associate Reform Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are four sons, Rev. T. E. Nelson, Biscoe, N. C, Rev. W. O. Nelson, Heidleberg, Miss., Rev. J. B. Nelson, Memphis, Tenn., Rev. E. L. Nelson, Forrest City; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Robinson, Fort Smith, Miss Margaret Nelson, Castleberry, Ala. Mrs. John Bettis, Memphis, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, October 20, 1960)


Neuhart, Annie Grace

Annie Grace Neuhart, age 86 died Monday, May 19, 2003 in Fort Smith. She was a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church, a resident of Methodist Village in Fort Smith. Annie Grace was also a retired home economics teacher. She was a member of the Ola Pioneer Study Club, the Yell County Retired Teachers Association. She served with the American Red Cross in the European and Pacific Theaters in World War II. After WWII, she worked with the Red Cross on the reconstruction of Japan.

Memorial services were held Monday, May 26 at the Plainview Methodist Church, Plainview, AR. Cremation conducted at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. Also, there was a memorial service held at 3:30 pm, Friday, May, 23 at Methodist Village in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Cleo Neuhart of Plainview and two sons, Paul and Cindy Neuhart of Atlanta, GA. Larry Neuhart of Fort Smith. One grandson Phillip Neuhart of Rocky Mount, NC, who attends Duke University. Memorial contributions may be made to Plainview United Methodist Church, Goddard Methodist or the American Red Cross, western Arkansas chapter. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003)


Neuhart, Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley Neuhart, age 84, of Ola died Friday at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Cockman Newhart; three sons, Cleo Newhart of Plainview, Hartsill Neuhart of Ola and Cecil Neuhart of Charleston, and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 24, 1958)


Neuhart, Cleo

Cleo Neuhart, age 98, of Plainview, AR, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 in the Yell County Nursing Home. Cleo was born May 12th, 1915, in Steve, AR Yell County to the late Charles and Hattie Cockman Neuhart.

His wife Annie Grace Evans Neuhart, and his brothers, Cecil and Hartsell Neuhart preceded him in death. Other than a brief move to Charleston, AR, Cleo was a lifelong resident of Yell County. He was one of the first entrepreneurs in the area of Plainview/South Fourche. Cleo founded Arkansas King Poultry Company, and was a board member at the Plainview First State Bank. He was also, a farmer and retail property owner in Plainview. Mr. Neuhart was a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church and was a Mason. Cleo was wed to the late Annie Grace Evans in 1950 for 52 years. His sons, Paul & wife Cindy Neuhart of Atlanta, GA and Larry Neuhart of Fort Smith survive him, as well as Phillip & wife Kathryn Neuhart of New York City, NY and Mackenzie Neuhart of Atlanta, his grandchildren. Cleo (Punkin) will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to his family, to his church, and to the community during his 98 years. His sense of humor, in good times and in bad, was inspirational to everyone. He will be in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Cleo's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Plainview United Methodist Church with Rev. Floyd Ray officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 before service at the church. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola. Pallbearers include John Overfelt, Ken Crawford, Mike Merritt, Jim Bailey, Joe Dishongh, Bob Forest and Leonard Garrison. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can sent be sent to Plainview United Methodist church or the Plainview Beautification Committee. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 13, 2013)

Neuhart, Cynthia A. (Earle)

While surrounded by family, Cynthia A. Neuhart of Duluth, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, MacKenzie M. Neuhart; husband, Paul E. Neuhart; mother, Dorothy P. Earle; sister, Melanie J. Earle; stepson, Phillip E. Neuhart and wife Kathryn; and brother-in-law, Larry E. Neuhart. Cindy was born on July 25, 1963 in Melbourne, FL to the late Claude E. Earle and Dorothy P. Earle. The family relocated to Salisbury, NC in 1973, where she graduated from East Rowan Senior High School in 1982. She subsequently attended Pfeiffer University and Catawba College. In her early career, she was a member of Elizabeth Dole's staff in Washington, DC. In the year 2000, Cindy and Paul were married and started their life together in Hickory, NC. She and Paul relocated to Atlanta in 2002 where they have made their home for the past twelve years. With the birth of her daughter, MacKenzie in 2004, Cindy lived completely for MacKenzie's wellbeing and future. The world was a better place with Cindy in it. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Her strength and courage were biblically driven, and her determination was resolute. Cindy's time with us was shortened by cancer, but her life will endure through eternity.

Funeral service was held Sunday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, or First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway , Cumming, GA 30041. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 26, 2014)

Neuhart, Hattie L. Cockman

Mrs. Hattie L. Cockman Neuhart, age 98, of Plainview, AR, widow of Charles Wesley Charley Neuhart, died Tuesday, November 9, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born March 10, 1895 in Ava, Perry County, Arkansas to the late William and Mattie Ladd Cockman. She was a housewife and mother and a member of the Plainview Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors two sons, Cleo Neuhart of Plainview and Cecil Neuhart of Charleston; two sisters, Ive Herrin of Mt. Valley and Carrie Bankston of California; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were November 11 at the Plainview Seventh Day Advent Church with Rev. Dick Allison officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11-17-93)


Neuhart, Jaunell

Jaunell Neuhart, age 80, of Ola died Sunday, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born July 9, 1926 in Birta, to Ira "Ted" Edwin and Mary Ann George Rodgers.

She was preceded in death by her father, husband, infant daughter Wanda Louise George; son, Garry Dale George; brother, Carroll Rodgers.

Survivors include mother, Mary Ann Rodgers, Ola; children and spouses, Elizabeth and Joe Parker, Thornburg, AR, Joe Jan George, Centennial, CO, Sammy and Wynona George, Gilkey, Larry George, Ola, Sharon & Gary Jordan, Lakeland, TN; brother, Buddy Rodgers, Russellville; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

Funeral will be Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a. m. at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Whittle officiating. Burial at the Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Steve Goodson, Shawn George, Matthew George, Nathan George, Billy McCoy and Kenneth McCoy. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 19, 2006)


Neuhart, Lilly Bell

Mrs. Lilly Bell Neuhart, age 34, died on June 1, 1949.

She was survived by her husband, Cleo Neuhart of Plainview; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Philpot, Cherry Hill; four brothers, Elvis of Pine Ridge, Odis and Robert of Cherry Hill, Albert Jr. of Mena; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Jackson of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Irene Mourton of Mena, Mrs. Ruby Linden and Mrs. Eula Mae Ashbrook of Calvin Okla.; seventeen nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. [Note: original obit had Neuhart spelled as Newhart] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 9, 1949)


Neumeier, Maryann

MaryAnn Neumeier age 74 of Dardanelle died Monday, March 20, 2006 at Baptist Medical Center. She was born December 25, 1931 at Dardanelle to the late Van F. and Anna Wesley Brabec. She was a member of St. Augustines Catholic Church, University of Arkansas Alumni Association, the River Valley Arts and Crafts Club and a lifetime member of the Russellville Band Boosters Club.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Norman P. Neumeier; son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Cindy Neumeier of Maumelle; daughter and son-in-law, Paula A. and Danny L. Havner of Dardanelle; two grandchildren, Ashley N. Neumeier and Jordan P. Neumeier, both of Maumelle. Rosary was held Wednesday at the Chapel. Mass was held Thursday at St. Augustines Catholic Church in Dardanelle with Father Vincent Flusche officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Don Neumeier, Ron Neumeier, Raymond Neumeier, Greg Neumeier, James Nehus, and Gary Rainwater. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 29, 2006)


New, William "Buddy"

William (Buddy) New, with his loving family by his side, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

He was born June 2, 1955, in Danville, Arkansas to the late Jack and Esther New, also was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Barbara K. Roberts and Gerald Roberts.

He is survived by his loving wife, Amy New; three sisters, Susie (Cecil) Bishop of Hot Springs, AR, Shirley (Jim) McConnell of Carter Cove/Plainview, AR, Becky Ellis of Hot Springs, AR: one brother, John (Billie) New of Jacksonville, AR; five daughters. Casandra New and Jessica New both of Bismarck, AR, Sara Blackmon of Hot Springs, AR, Emily New of Donaldson, AR, and Tracy Miller of Hot Springs, AR; two sons, Christopher New of Flagstaff, Arizona, Buddy Jack New of Malvern, AR; seven grandchildren, Alexis Holden of Bismarck, AR, Scarlet New of Donaldson, AR, Lucas New and Dillion New, both of Malvern, AR; Christopher Knotts of Grafton, West Virginia, Lucious New and Tyler New, both of Benton, AR. Buddy grew up in Plainview, Arkansas and graduating from high school, joined the National Guard where he served for two years. He moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas and later to Donaldson, Arkansas after his marriage to Amy. Buddy was a wonderful brother, father and husband. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved camping and being in the outdoors. Buddy had many nieces, nephews and friends that loved him. He is going to be missed by everyone who knew him. A celebration of Buddy's life will be announced by the family at a later date.

In memory of Buddy New, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice of Hot Springs, 628 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901. Online register is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 22, 2015)

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