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Rhoades, Jimmy Lee "Jim"

May 21, 2012 Jimmy Lee "Jim" Rhoades age 56 of Belleville passed away Monday, May 21, 2012. He was born January 10, 1956 in Little Rock, AR to the late Junior Harrison & Lillie Mae Magness Rhoades. He was a truck driver for Hastings Recycling. Preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his children Jimmy Lee Rhoades Jr. of Belleville; Whitney Rhoades and Austin Rhoades of Danville; brothers Harrison & Judy Rhoades of Benton; Wayne & Susan Rhoades of Bluffton; Charles & Dee Rhoades of Benton; sister Linda K. Rhoades of Benton; mother of his children Loria Hall Rhoades of Danville.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 25 at Danville Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 22 May 2012, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. )

Rhoades, Joyce Lofland

Joyce Lofland Rhoades, age 79, of Gravelly, AR died Friday, January 9, 1998 at Yell County Nursing Home. She was the widow of Esley Rhoades, a homemaker and member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Young Gravelly. She was the daughter of the late Warren Lofland and Eva Taylor.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joe Lofland and two sisters, Lois Southard and Abbie Sue Jones.

She is survived by two sisters, Eva Mae Poindexter of Oklahoma City, OK and Lillie Ogden of Gravelly, AR; three nephews and four nieces.

Service was Monday at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church with burial at the Young Gravelly Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Hunnicutt, Buel Rhoades, Ezell Jones, Joe James, Bruce Hunnicutt and Jerry Jones. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 1998)


Rhoades, Junior Harrison

Junior Harrison Rhoades, age 78, of Bluffton, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at his home. He was born December 3, 1929 at Young Gravelly, Arkansas to the late George Harrison & Louise Stone Rhoades. He was a retired pipe fitter for Alcoa and a farmer. He also attended Nola Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Mae Magness Rhoades; brother George Herman Rhoades and sister, Clarice Kendricks.

Survivors include wife Alice Friend Rhoades; sons and daughters-in-law, Harrison & Judy Rhoades of Benton, Wayne & Susan Rhoades of Gravelly, Jim & Loria Rhoades of Havana, Charles & Dee Rhoades of Benton; daughter, Linda K. Rhoades of Benton; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sister, Nina Bird of Wichita, Kansas; stepsons & daughters-in-law, Edward & Beverly Brothers of Dardanelle, Floyd & Jennifer Brothers of Casa, Leroy Friend of Mena; stepdaughter Barbara Sue Friend, of Mena; 4 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Friday, April 18, 2008 at Nola Church of Christ with Mack Parks officiating. Burial was held at Young Gravelly Cemetery. Pallbearers include Steven Strong, Harry Rhoades Jr., Jay Rhoades, Jimmy Rhoades Jr., Kelly Hill and Ron Sullivan. Honorary Pallbearers include Austin, Billy Wayne and Conner. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008)


Rhoades, Lee W.

LEE RHOADES, age 89 of Rockwall, TX, passed away April 14, 2003. He was born March 11, 1914, in Rockwall, TX, to Charles F. & Battice (Lofland) Rhoades. Mr. Rhoades married Helen Burgess of Cooper, TX, on March 14, 1950. He graduated from Texas A & M, Bryant, TX in 1942 with a BSA. He was an agriculturalist, rancher, farmer and lifelong resident of Rockwall, and a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Rhoades was also well known for his gardening expertise and often had friends and neighbors stop by for advice.

He is survived by his wife: Helen Rhoades; brother: Joe Rhoades; a nephew; numerous nieces; and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Amy Parks.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Friday, April 18, 2003, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith P. Boone and Rev. Sara Hardaway officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX, 76708, or First United Methodist Church, 1408 S. Goliad, Rockwall, TX 75087. Rest Haven Rockwall Chapel Rockwall 972-771-8641 Owned by the Cain Family www.resthavenfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Dallas Morning News Newspaper, Dallas, Texas, Obituary was published on April 17, 2003)

Rhoades, Lessie

Lessie Rhoades, age 95, of Danville, AR died Sunday, December 15, 2002 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Bluffton, AR, September 8, 1907 daughter of the late Andrew and Mattie Taylor Poda. She was a retired homemaker and seamstress and a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira "Pat Rhoades; two brothers, Harley and Joe Poda; a son-in-law, William Hogue and a daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn Rhoades.

Survivors include, a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Katherine Rhoades of Danville, AR; a daughter, Beda Sue Hogue of Gravelly, AR; two grandsons, three granddaughters; seven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two step grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Young Gravelly, AR. Grandson and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her Rhoades nephews, Bobby Strain, Dr. Joe Buford, Denny Neighbours, Robert Pena, Mike Robinson & John Hettinger. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 18, 2002 from 6 to 8 p. m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 18, 2002)


Rhoades, Lillie Mae Magness

Mrs. Lillie Mae Magness Rhoades, age 68, of Bluffton, Yell County, AR died Thursday, October 21, 1999 at her home. She was born July 8, 1931 in Bluffton, AR to the late Opal Magness. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Lighthouse Christian Church in Wing, AR.

Survivors are her husband, J. H. "Junior" Rhoades; four sons, Harrison Rhoades and Charles Rhoades both of Benton, AR, Wayne Rhoades of Bluffton, AR and Jim Rhoades of Havana, AR; one daughter, Linda Rhoades of Benton, AR; her mother, Ada Hawkins Magness of Ola, AR; one brother, Bill Magness of Waldo, AR; two sisters, Ruby Shinn of Dumas, AR and Mary Brothers of Benton, AR; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were October 24, 1999 at the Lighthouse Christian Church with Rev. Dan Osolin and Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Interment was in Young Gravelly Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were J. H. "Jr. ", Harrison, Wayne, Jim, Charles and Linda Rhoades. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 1999)


Rhoades, Margie

Mrs. Margie Rhoades, age 93, died February 23, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born March 30, 1903, at Gravelly, AR to the late Alfred and Maggie Fowler. She was united in marriage on September 26, 1920 to the late John C. Rhoades. She was a lifelong resident of Gravelly and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by five children, Fay Rhoades of Gravelly, Buel Rhoades of Nola, AR, Virginia Holland of Oklahoma City, OK, J. M. Rhoades of Midwest City, OK and Allie Lou Gwin of Russellville; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Fowler of Danville; three sisters, Mattie Day of Oklahoma City, OK, Era Mae Marler of Phoenix, AZ and Lorena Pierce of Ola.

Services will be held Wednesday, February 26, 1997 at 2:00 p. m. at Young Gravelly Church with the Rev. John James and Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Interment will be in Young Gravelly Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 1997)


Rhoades, Mary

Mary Rhoades, age 80 of Gravelly died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born February 15, 1928 in Nola, Arkansas to the late Ben & Eloise Joslin Morehead. She was a homemaker, poultry farmer and a member of Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Willa Dean James, infant sister, Jewell Dean Morehead and a nephew, Roy Syler.

Survivors include husband of 63 years, B. W. Rhaodes; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Charlotte Rhoades of Nola; daughter and son-in-law Vickie & Jim Roberson of Bluffton; grandchildren, Shaun and Tonia Rhoades of Harvey, Brooke Strunk of Waldron; great grandchildren Makenzie and Kacey Strunk, Randa Rhoades and one more great-grandson to be here in March; nephew Roscoe Wagner of Mt. Pine, AR and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held December 15, at Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church in Gravelly with Rev. Dan Oslin officiating. Burial was held in Parks Cemetery in Gravelly. Pallbearers were Tommy Vanover, Allen Austin, J. A. Hunnicutt, Shaun Rhoades, Jim Roberson, Roscoe Wagner, Bradley Pickens and J. B. Wagner. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Pickens and Lacey Minnie Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2008)


Rhoades, Ronald Gordon " Rock"

Ronald Gordon " Rock" Rhoades, 61, of Huntsville, AL passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011. He served in the US Air Force from 1968 1970 and in the US Army from 1970 1996, deployed in both Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, and earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Air Medals with "V" (valor), 22 Air Medals (w/o "V"), 2 Army Commendation Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals, Master Army Aviator Badge, among numerous other awards and decorations. He retired with the rank of CW5. More recently Rock worked at QinetiQ North America as the Vice President of the Tactical C4 Directorate. He was a beloved husband, proud grandfather and avid motorcyclist. His sharp mind and ready wit will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Rhoades and Frances "Snooks" (Ramsey) Rhoades.

Surviving Rock is his wife of 40 years, Linda (Probasco) Rhoades; son, Andrew Rhoades; grandchild, Nathaniel Rhoades; step-mother, Katherine "Kitty" (VanPelt) Rhoades; sisters, Stephanie Hettinger, Gwenda "Wendy" Neighbours and Terry Lane; step-sister, Cindy (VanPelt) Dixon; and step-brother, Gary VanPelt.

A celebration of Rock's life took place at Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville, AL on Saturday, September 24th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org). (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 28, 2011)

Rhoades, Rush Olga

Rush Olga Rhoades, age 98, died March 7, 1990 at his home in Gravelly. He was a retired school teacher and farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church and member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Gravelly Order of Eastern Star.

He is survived by one daughter, Frances Rhoades of the home.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist church Friday, March 9, by the Rev. Robert Grooms and Rev. Luther Riddle. Interment was in the Young Gravelly Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 3/21/1990)


Rhoades, Wayne H.

Mr. Wayne H. Rhoades age 58, of Gravelly, died at his home. Mr. Rhoades was a native of Gravelly, a cattleman and farmer. He was the son of the late Charles and Annie Rhoades.

Survivors include one step son Bobby Griggs of Houston, and one step daughter Christene Evans of Houston, TX. Nine step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren. One brother Esley Rhoades of Bluffton, AR.

Funeral services were held at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6/13/1988)


Rhoades, Zula Ward

Mrs. Zula Ward Rhoades, age 66, of Gravelly, died early Tuesday morning, January 12, 1993. She was born in McCloud, OK on February 22, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Newt and Ethel Ward. She was a homemaker and a mother.

Survivors include her husband, Fay Rhoades; two sons, Bobby Rhoades of Gravelly and Jerry Rhoades of Gravelly; one brother, Clinton Ward of Alma, AR; two sisters Dorothy Sisemore of Springdale, Ar and Barbara Julick and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday at the Young Gravelly Church with Elder Luther Riddle officiating. Burial was in the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/20/1993)


Rhoads, Julia A.

Julia A. Rhoads, the last of nine children, was born May 10, 1870 at Gastonia, Gaston Co., N.C. and died at her home at Gravelly, Ark., May 15, 1947 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 12, 1947)


Rhoads, Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott Rhoads, age 21, a resident of Russellville, died Sunday, January 4, 2004, at Opelika, Alabama from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while returning to active duty in the U. S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was born September 2, 1982, at Calico Rock, Arkansas to Phillip Dave Daniel and Loretta Lee Calmes Rhoads. He was a 2001 graduate of Dardanelle High School, where he was a member of the V. I. C. A. and the R. O. T. C. After graduation from high school Matthew entered the U. S. Army in January of 2002. He enjoyed automobiles and restoration of automobiles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mabel Calmes and his paternal grandparents, Art and Kate Daniel.

Survivors include his fiance, Mandy Staggs of Jacksonville; his father, Phillip D. Daniel of Shelbyville, Tennessee; his mother, Loretta Rhoads of Russellville; a brother and sister-in-law, Roby and Stacie Rhoads of Pottsville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Diane Rhoads of Russellville, Shirley and Richard Casey of Russellville, and Dawn Daniel of Wisconsin; 4 nieces; 3 nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral will be 10 a. m. Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Shinn Chapel officiated by Rev. Mike Gallaway and Rev. David Downum. Burial, with full military honors, will be at 2 p. m. Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Active pallbearers will be members of the U. S. Army Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Holand, Thelbert Hamilton, Doyle Claypoole, Don Turney, and Robert Holand Sr. Visitation will be 7 8 p. m. Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The National Emphysema Foundation; 15 Stevens Street; Norwalk, CT 06850 or the Arkansas Children's Hospital; P. O. Box 2222; Little Rock, AR 72203-9984. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 7, 2004)


Rhoden, Emmelene (Wood) Kerr

Emmelene (Wood) Kerr Rhoden, 79, of Russellville, AR, died Saturday, June 30, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1933, in Delaware, Arkansas to the late Leslie Edward and Hazel (Berry) Wood. While she began her career as an educator, she devoted more of her professional life implementing programs for the care of those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. She was named Coordinator for Missouri's Long-Term Care, Ombudsman Program for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Following her retirement she returned to Arkansas where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle, Dardanelle Garden Club, and Dardanelle Book Club. She was also active in Silver Sneakers and Aquatics Group among other activities. Her many accomplishments include founder of the local Widowed Persons Support Group sponsored by AARP; a graduate of Gideon High School in Missouri; a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned her B.S. in Education; and a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she earned her M.S. in Education.

She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband Dr. Harold D. Kerr.

Survivors include her husband Ronald Rhoden of Russellville; sons, Nathan L. Kerr and partner David Rizzo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Dr. Philip Kerr and wife Sherri of St. Louis, Missouri; two grandchildren, Zachary Kerr and Adam Kerr of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Jimmie Wood and wife Joye of Delaware and David Wood and wife Helen of Dardanelle; two brothers-in-law, Donald Rhoden and wife, Shirley of Florida, and Londie Rhoden and wife Bonnie of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Verna Dean Marker and Bonnie Faye Short both of Florida. She also is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral service was July 4, at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church with Brother Mike Smith officiating. A private burial was at Graves Cemetery, Delaware. Pallbearers included Adam Kerr, Zachary Kerr, Mike Wood, Jeff Geurian, Tyler Geurian, and Tristan Wood. Honorary pallbearers included the Dardanelle First Baptist Church Deborah Sunday School class and members of the Dardanelle Garden and Book Clubs. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, with donations to be prioritized for lung cancer. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online condolences and guestbook at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 11, 2012)

Rhyne, Stella Ruth

Stella Ruth Rhyne, age 79, of Seneca, KS, formerly of Waldron, AR died Sunday, August 6, 2000 in Seneca. She was a homemaker and the widow of Hoyle Rhyne Jr. She was born August 28, 1920 in Scott County, AR, the daughter of the late Myrten and Mabelle (Hunt) Woodard.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Bettie Mae Owens and a brother, J. R. Woodard.

She is survived by, one daughter, Sharon Bredementer of Seneca, KS; two sisters, Ruby Lea Wright of Danville, AR and Lucille Moore of Ardmore, OK; two grandchildren, Kelvin Caskey of Seneca, KS and Jonna Simmons of Lawrence, KS and two great grandchildren, Brett and Kamerin.

Funeral service was held August 8, 2000 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, AR. Officiating at the service was Rev. Charles VanPelt. Pallbearers were, Jim Oswald, Myrtie Owens, Billy Owens, Dale Tanner, Chad Owens, David Woodard and James Owens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 23, 2000)


Rhynes, Ernest Lee

Ernest Lee Rhynes, age 55, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, November 8, 1999 at his home. He was born March 25, 1944 at Hector. AR., a son of the late Verlon Garrett and Edna Jewell Sanders Rhynes. He was a truck driver, Navy Veteran, and attended the Glory Bound Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by, a stepson, James Bishop and a brother, Verlon Garrett Rhynes Jr.

Survivors include, his wife, Mary Rhynes; two step-sons, Curtis Bishop of Dardanelle and Louie M. Bishop of Dover, AR; a step-daughter, Gloria E. Sides of Ashland, MS; three brothers, Nathanial D. Rhynes of Guthrie, OK, Joe Rhynes of Russellville, AR and Dave Rhynes of Lincoln, KS; four sisters, Delia Strand of Santa Maria, CA, Anna Combs of Sun City, CA, Mary J. Gifford of Albany, OR and Julie Rosyzpal of Oklahoma City, OK and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Friday at the Shinn Chapel by the Rev. Bennie Sims and Rev. Tim Cypert. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 17, 1999)


Rhynes, Mary "Texas

Mary "Texas Rhynes, age 83, of Ashland, Mississippi formerly of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the Tippah County Hospital Ripley, MS. She was born November 16, 1917 in Newton County, AR to the late Henry Monroe and Nora Hulstine Asher. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Glory Bound Pentecostal Church in Dardanelle, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Farrell Bishop and Lee Rhynes; two sons, James and Thomas Bishop and one daughter, Mittie J. Bishop.

Survivors are two sons, Curtis Ray Bishop of Russellville, AR and Louie Monroe Bishop of Dover, AR; one daughter, Gloria Taylor of Ashland, MS; two brothers, Ranyie Bishop and Turrell Bishop both of Russellville; two sisters, Lola Schambra of Dover and Melscina Jackson of Russellville, AR; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Service was May 27, 2001 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, AR with Bro. Bennie Sims and Rev. Joe Rhynes officiating. Interment was in Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were James and. Farrell Bishop, Roger Cunningham, Ronnie Gray, Jessie Boze, Jimmy Taylor and Jason Boze. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2001)


Rice, Alvin Ray

Alvin Ray Rice, age 73, of Danville, AR died Monday October 1, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. The son of Opal and Chloe Wheeler Rice, he was born July 27, 1934 in Rover. He was a United States Air Force Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Delores Rice.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Michael and Gail Rice of Cabot, AR; one daughter Kathy Fowler of Galveston, TX; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Opal F. & Mary Rice of Dardanelle, Kenneth Rice of Justice, IL, Clayton Rice of Danville, Charles & Karen Rice of Danville, Jimmy Rice of Dardanelle; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris Rice of Danville and Brenda & Keith Chambers of Memphis, TN; five Grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews

Funeral was Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Humphrey Chapel with Mr. Perry Turnbull officiating. Burial was at Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 10, 2007)


Rice, Alvin Ray

Alvin Ray Rice, died October 1, 2007. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p. m. at Humphrey's Funeral Home in Russellville.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p. m. at Humphrey's Chapel in Russellville. See complete obit next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 3, 2007)


Rice, C. Burr

C. Burr Rice, age 67, died of cancer Saturday, December 29, in a Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. He was a retired contractor and served three years in the marines on the USS Pennsylvania which was in convoy of our President. Mr. Rice was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church. He was born in Conway and moved to Danville at an early age, where he lived most of his life. Mr.

Rice, a World War I Veteran, is survived by his son, Robert Rice; a daughter, Chloe MacLeod; and four grandchildren of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Vinnie Edmondson of Miami, Fla., and Lola Cowger of Danville; and two brothers, Reuben Rice of Danville and Leonard Rice of Cotter. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 10, 1963)

Rice, Chloe Evelyn

Chloe Evelyn Rice, age 84, of Danville passed away, May 21, 2001 at Chambers Hospital.

Services will be Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2:00 pm. At the Rover Baptist Church in Rover, AR with Perry Turnbull officiating. Interment will be in Hunts Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Visitation will be Wednesday, 6 to 8 p. m. Complete obituary next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 23, 2001)


Rice, Chloe Evelyn

Chloe Evelyn Rice, age 84, of Danville, AR, widow of Opal Rice, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born March 23, 1917 in Wing, Yell County, AR to the late William Henry and Weltha Riddle Wheeler. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Rover Baptist Church in Rover, AR.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, C. M. Wheeler and Johnny Wheeler.

Survivors are six sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin Rice, Clayton Rice, Charles & Karen Rice all of Danville, AR, Opal Mary Rice and Jimmy Rice all of Dardanelle, AR, Kenneth Rice of Chicago, IL; two daughters & a son-in-law, Dons Rice of Danville, AR, Brenda & Keith Chambers of Memphis, TN; one sister, Mary Jo Moudy of Ft. Smith, AR and 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; caretakers, R. C. and Winnie Pickens and several nephews and nieces.

Service was May 24, 2001 at the Rover Baptist Church in Rover, AR with Perry Turnbull officiating. Interment was in Hunts Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Chris, Tommy, David, Jimmy, Johnny and Bobby Rice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2001)


Rice, Doris

Doris Rice, age 58, of Danville, AR died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at UAMS in Little Rock. The daughter of Opal and Chloe Wheeler Rice, she was born June 26, 1949 in Rover. She was a hair stylist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Alvin Ray Rice.

Survivors include five brothers, Opal F. and Mary Rice of Dardanelle, Kenneth Rice of Justice, IL, Clayton Rice of Danville, Charles and Karen Rice of Danville, Jimmy Rice of Dardanelle; one sister, Brenda and Keith Chambers of Memphis, TN.; eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Monday, December 31, 2007 at Danville First Baptist Church. The Reverend Jamie Staley officiated. Burial was in Hunt's Chapel Cemetery at Rover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 2, 2008)


Rice, Edgar

Edgar Rice, aged 70, passed away September 14, 1989. He was a resident of Camden, where he was employed as a guard for International Paper Company. He was a member of Elliott Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Smith Rice of Camden; three sons, J. T. Rice of Mesquite, TX, Charles Ross Rice of Beebe, AR and Edward Ray Rice of El Dorado, AR; three daughters, Barbara King of Camden, Lois Ann Lacrone of Hayward, CA and Paulia Tessier of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Willie Rice of Camden J two sisters, Juanita Rice of Camden and Mae Napier of Danville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Crossroads Cemetery near Camden. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9/27/1989)


Rice, Emma Frances

Mrs. Emma Frances Rice, aged 82, of Danville died Sunday at the Yell County Hospital. She was born at Dardanelle and was the widow of Charles T. Rice. She was a Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Wallace Bullock of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 21, 1960)


Rice, Frank (Mrs.)

Mrs. Frank Rice, aged 84, widow of Frank Rice, died Tuesday at her home at Danville. She was a native of Indiana and lived here 54 years. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons. C. Burr Rice of Los Angeles, Ruben T. Rice of Danville and Leonard Rice of Cotter; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Edmondson of Little Rock and Mrs. Robert Cowger of Danville; a brother, John Downey of Marion, Ind.; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, April 22, 1954)


Rice, Gordie

VIVIAN - Mrs. Gordie Rice, age 69, of 5815 West 57th Street, formerly of Yell County and, wife of Otis Rice, died Monday. (9-29-1975) Mrs. Rice was a Baptist.

Others surviving are a son, J, L. Rice of Little Rock;, two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Mercer of Texas and Mrs. Jim Miller of Mountain Pine; a brother. Fay Magness of Russellville; a sister, Mrs. Armine Ballew of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Rover Baptist Church. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/29/1975)


Rice, Henry Stuard

Henry Stuard Rice of Ada, Okla., age 76, retired farmer and rancher, died in an Ada hospital on October 21. He had been in failing health for eight years. He was born in Rover to Mr. and Mrs. John Rice. He attended Rover schools and was married to Mae Burge in Rover October 20, 1912. They moved to Pontotac County in 1920 from Rover. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mae Burge Rice; two sons, Dirl Rice, Midland, Tex., two daughters, Mrs. Lee Henry and Mrs. Chester Williams, both of Ada; a brother, Proter Rice, Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Burnett, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Pearl Grown of Ft. Worth, Tex. and Mrs. Fannie McMillan, California, eight grand children another great grand children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 2, 1961)

Rice, J. Louis

J. Louis Rice, aged 44, of 7401 Baseline Road, died Saturday He was a barber. He was born at Plainview (Yell County) son of Otis L. and the late Gordie A. Magness Rice.

Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lea Stout Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Jane Gates of Pottsville; a sister, Mrs. Martha Dale Mercer of Houston; a half-sister; Mrs. Vernell Miller of Mountain Pine and a grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Rice of Camden.

Funeral will be at 9:30 am. Monday at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth by Rev. Wayne Thornton. Pallbearers will be Leland West, Glen. Smith, Thomas Gates, Harold Blalock, Billy Gene Moulder, and Gene Jett Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Home of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/2/1976)


Rice, Jimmy

Danville Graduate Dies After Vehicle Accident - This is the scene of a fatality accident on Hwy. 27 near Katydid Lane on August 26, 2009. Yell County EMS personnel and Danville Rescue are helping the driver, Jimmy Rice, out of the vehicle. EMS treated him and transported him to Danville. He later died at UAMS. (Record photo by Tom Fowler). Jimmy Rice, age 60, of Dardanelle, a graduate of Danville High School, died last Wednesday, August 26, 2009 after being injured in a one vehicle accident. According to Arkansas State Trooper Shane Bewley, Rice was southbound on highway 27 near Katydid Lane. Rice left the west side of the road, striking a culvert. He was treated on scene by Yell County EMS and taken to Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was later air lifted to UAMS in Little Rock where he later died. Trooper Bewley said Rice was wearing his seat belt and Trooper Bewley said Rice was able to speak at the scene of the accident. Rice was born at Rover and also attended school at Plainview. He was a Vietnam Veteran and he was retired from Firestone.

Funeral services were held on August 30th with burial in Rover. See complete obituary in this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009)


Rice, Jimmy Gerald

Jimmy Gerald Rice, age 61, of Dardanelle died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 6, 1947 in Rover, Arkansas to the late Opal H and Chole E. Wheeler Rice. He was a Vietnam Veteran and he was retired from Firestone.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Doris Rice, and brother Alvin Rice.

Survivors include son David Shane Rice of Dardanelle; brothers and sisters-in-law Opal and Mary Rice of Dardanelle; Kenneth Rice of Chicago, Illinois; Clayton Rice of Danville; Charles and Karen Rice of Danville; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Keith Chambers of Memphis, Tennessee; and many other relatives.

Funeral was August 30, 2009 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with P. J. Turnbull officiating. Burial was at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Pallbearers were Bobby Burgess, Cory Lee, Daniel Espinoza, Matt Damon, Clay Damon, and Mitchell Emerson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009)


Rice, John Charles "Jay" or "J.C."

John Charles Rice, Jay or J.C. to his kin, was raised in rural areas of Arkansas including Dumas, Rover and Booneville and Yell and Desha counties. He was the eldest of seven born into a sharecropper's family. In the early 50s he moved to southern California for a career as a heavy equipment operator. He retired to Russellville in 1975. He loved to hunt and fish and had many good friends in the area. He was also an avid fan of the Weather channel and the Catfish "N." Born in 1925, John died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the age of 86. His reception party included his mom and dad, Lottie and Porter Rice; his four brothers, Richard (RH), Bill (Tuff), Bob and Darrell; his first wife of 25 years, Louise (Lou); his second wife of 40 years, Marie; his eldest son, Dwaine; and his only daughter, Melody (Mel). Kin bidding him farewell are his sister, Sue; his son, Darryl; granddaughter, Jo; great-granddaughter, Hannah, all of New Mexico; and his grandson, Jason and wife Brittany of Alaska. John will be greatly missed, except maybe by the deer, turkeys and fish in Arkansas.

There will be no memorial service at his request. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 25, 2012)

Rice, John Charles Iverson

John Charles Iverson Rice, aged 76, of Camden, a retired farmer, died July 12 at his home. He was a native of Georgia and moved to Camden 10 years ago from Rover. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nettie Small Rice; six sons, Charlie Rice of Rover, Otis Rice of Little Rock, Opal Rice of Danville and Theo Rice, Edger Rice and Willie Rice, all of Camden; two daughters, Miss Juanita Rice of Camden and Mrs. Ila Mae Napier of Danville; two brothers, H. P. Rice of Chicago and H. S. of Ada, Okla.; three sisters Mrs. Fannie McMellon of California, Mrs. Margaret Barnett of Oklahoma City and Mrs. L. A. Brown of Fort Worth, 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 20, 1961)

Rice, Lula Mae

Lula Mae Rice, age 91, of Ada, OK died March 22, 1986. She was born in Rover, AR and married in Rover.

Survivors include two sons, Henry D. Rice of Midland, Tx and Dal Rice of Ada; one daughter, Louise Henry of Ada; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held in Ada with Rev. David Williams and Rev. George Carson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Rice, Lula Mae

Lula Mae Rice, age 91, of Ada, OK died March 22. She was born in Rover, AR and married in Rover.

Survivors include two sons, Henry D. Rice of Midland, Tx and Dal Rice of Ada; one daughter, Louise Henry of Ada; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held in Ada with Rev. David Williams and Rev. George Carson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. (SSDI DOB: 12/25/1894) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 3/22/1986)


Rice, Mildred Marie

Mildred Marie Rice, age 95, of Springdale, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Westwood Health and Rehab, Inc. A daughter of the late John Daniel and Margaret Melvinia Jones Riddle, she was born August 10, 1913 in Rover. She was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, Arkansas, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jake Rice, and a son, Billy Rice.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby J. and Betsy Rice of Ola; three daughters and two sons-in-law Betty and Robert Foster of Springdale; Myrtle Hayley of Little Rock; and Annie and Carl Bell of Springdale; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside was Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover, officiated by the Rev. James Draper. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)


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