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Pickens, Buford Frelen

Buford Frelen Pickens, age 74, of Dumas, AR died Friday, April 17, 1998 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock AR. He was born August 27, 1923 at Wing, AR to Sam and Ella Womack Pickens. He was an Army Veteran and was a Cargo Carrier. He attended church at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Marlow Pickens of Dumas, AR; five sons, Sammey Keith Pickens of Dumas, Dennis Ray Pickens of Sheridan, AR, Roy Lynn Pickens of Star City, AR, Ralph Phillip Pickens and David Frelen Pickens both of Dumas, AR; two daughters, Frelis Ann Schulz and Martha Lyn Bennett both of Dumas, AR; two sisters, Meck Armstong of Cliff, NM and Artie Hawkins of Reedley, CA; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was April 20, 1998 at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Tiner officiating. Burial was in Tyro Cemetery in Tyro, AR. Memorials may be made to the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 22, 1998)


Pickens, C. B.

C. B. Pickens, age 85, a former resident of Yell County, died at his home in Holdenville, Okla., January 3, 1952.

He is survived by one son; Earl Pickens of California; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Dean of Holdenville, Mrs. Hubert Horn of Wewoka, Okla., Mrs. Arch Shockley of Norman, Okla., Mrs. Will Stabbs and Miss Flora Pickens of Van Buren; and one brother, Sam Pickens of Dumas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 17, 1952)


Pickens, Coleman

RUSSELLVILLE - Funeral services for Coleman Pickens, age 66, who died October 21, 1980, were at 2 p. m. October 25, 1980 at the Mount George Church of Christ with Minister Buddy Cogburn officiating. Burial was at the Mount George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.

Survivors include his wife, Susie; one daughter, Wanda Hunnicutt, Kansas City, Kan., his mother, Mrs. Virginia Duke Pickens, Mount George; four stepsons, James Philpott and Robert Borduch, Russellville, Henry Branch, Scottsville, and Charles Philpott, Tulsa, Okla; three step-daughters, Mary Brewer, Roberta Ridgely and Pat Smith, Russellville; and two sisters, Melvia Brazier, Avindale, Calif. and Novel Nickols, Mount George. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/29/1980)


Pickens, Don

Don Pickens, age 64 of Danville died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born August 31, 1937 in Mt. George to the late Ray O. and Macie Greenwood Pickens. He was a truck driver for Wayne Farms in Danville, a member of the Church of Christ, and a past Arkansas National Guardsman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Sue Young Pickens.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Oliver Pickens of Dardanelle, Jim Ed Pickens of Dardanelle; 4 sisters, Bonnie Butts of Russellville, Loyce Davis of Russellville, Joy Pickens of Dardanelle, Mary Jane Roberts of Bryant; several nephews and nieces

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Brother Chris George and Brother Merrill Pence officiating. Burial was in Mt. George Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Randy Butts, Doug Butts, Michael Davis, Hugh Davis, Doug Forrest, Lester Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Farms truck drivers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 24, 2002)


Pickens, Elise (Stephens)

Elise Stephens Pickens, 80, loving wife of Bruce Pickens for 63 years, passed away April 4, 2012. Bruce and Elise were born and raised in Arkansas and lived most of their married lives in California raising their family. They moved from Hemet, California to Maricopa, Arizona in January 2011 to live close to two of their children and grandchildren. Bruce passed away 6 months later on June 19, 2011. With a heavy heart, Elise returned to California to live close to their two daughters. Bruce and Elise were devoted to each other and to their family, and leave behind 3 children, Sharon (Sherry) Kay Thompson, Brenda Jane McDaniel, Rickey Bruce Pickens and their spouses, Bill, Riley, and Jane. They have 4 grandchildren, Sharon Elise (Lisa), Melissa Kay, Cherene Marie, and Robert Bruce II, and 5 great grandchildren, Amanda Michelle, Kyle Stuart, Lilli Grace, Joel Bruce, and Easton Bruce. They also leave behind Bruce s sister, Martha Wadkins of Hemet, California, and Elise's siblings, Wendell Stephens of Rogers, Arkansas, Betty Jesalva of Bell Gardens, California, and Wonece McComas of Commerce, California. Their siblings, Erskine Pickens, Virginia Pickens Wright, and Bernie Stephens precede them in death. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 25, 2012)

Pickens, Gerald

Three year old Gerald Pickens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Pickens of Lindsay, Calif., suffered fatal injuries when he fell from the car in which he was riding with his mother last week.

Buford Pickens is the nephew of Thed Pickens of Danville and was raised in Fourche Valley. Mrs. Pickens was driving in Lindsay with Gerald in the back seat when she noticed the left rear door swing open. She stopped the car as soon as she could but Gerald had fallen out and was lying on the pavement. The child was hurried to the hospital, but died within 20 minutes after the fall. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 13, 1947)


Pickens, Hattie Mae

Hattie Mae Pickens, age 93, of Danville, AR died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born April 16, 1907 in Wing, AR to the late Lee and Maude Gillum Carter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Dean Pickens; a son, Jackie Pickens and two daughters, Retha Ann Rich and Patsy Lee Pickens.

Survivors are six sons, Johnie Pickens, Bill Pickens both of Danville, Jake Pickens, Gravelly, AR, Joe Pickens, Harvey, AR, Jerry Pickens, Bluffton, AR and Jim Pickens, Danville, AR; two daughters, Louise McCuan, Dumas, AR and Betty Jane Freeman of California; two sisters, Aleene and Marie both of California; 35 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Funeral service was July 20, 2000 at the Bluffton Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, AR. Pallbearers were grandson, Anthony Pickens, Russell Pickens, Michael Pickens, Bradley Pickens, Jamie Pickens, Stephen Beasley. Honorary were all other grandsons. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 26, 2000)


Pickens, Johnnie "Rc"

Johnnie "RC" Pickens age 77 of Danville died Wednesday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born July 18, 1927 in Rover to the late Lonnie Dean and Hattie Carter Pickens. He was a retired carpet layer.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Pickens, brother, Jackie Pickens and sisters, Retha Ann Rich and Patsy Pickens.

Survivors are his wife, Winnie J. McConell Spears Pickens, a son, Ronnie Pickens of Muskogee, OK; a daughter, Pat McGehee of Dallas, TX; five brothers, Bill Pickens of Danville, Jake Pickens of Gravelly, Joe Pickens of Harvey, Jerry Pickens of Bluffton and Jim Pickens of Bentonville; two sisters, Louise McCuen of Dumas and Betty Freeman of CA; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at the Bluffton Methodist Church with Brother John McCourt officiating. Internment was in the Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Michael Pickens, Bradley Pickens, Russell Pickens, Anthony Pickens, Jamie Pickens, Gerald Minnie. Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Rice and Alvin Rice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 29, 2004)


Pickens, Lee Roy

Lee Roy Pickens, age 59, of Carlsbad, NM. died January 1, 1997 at his home. He was born May 23, 1937 at Briggsville, AR, the son of the late Thed Pickens and Marie Humphreys Pickens. He, with his parents, had lived in Corinth Community and Danville for several years. He attended Danville School system until 1953 when the family moved to Carlsbad and graduated from school there. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Carlsbad. He was retired.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

In addition to his mother, survivors are his wife, Allene of the home; two sons, Cary of Roswell, NM and Lin of Carlsbad; two daughters, Monique of Hobbs, NM and Monica of Corpus Christi, TX; one step-son, Greg Garner o Carlsbad; one step-daughter, Renee of Victoria, TX and ten grandchildren.

Funeral service was January 3rd at the West Funeral Home by Rev. George W. Flattery of First Assembly. Burial was in Carlsbad Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Service, P. O. Box 280, Carlsbad, NM 88220. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 15, 1997)


Pickens, Lonnie Dean

Lonnie Dean Pickens, age 73, of Harvey, died Wednesday, January 12, at the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of the Mount George Community, a retired farmer, a son of the late Sam and Ella Womack Pickens ancl was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Carter Pickens; six sons, R.C. Pickens of Muscogee, OK, Bill Pickens of Danville, Jake Pickens, Joe Pickens, and Jim Pickens, all of Gravelly, and Jerry Pickens of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Brogan of Dumas, and Mrs. Betty Freeman of CA; four brothers, Thad Pickens and Jim Pickens both of New Mexico, and Franzer Pickens, and Frelon Pickens both of Dumas; three sisters, Mrs. Easter Bryant of McGhee, Mrs. Mech Armstrong, and Mrs. Artie Hawkins both of CA; 28 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Bluffton Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Interment was in the Bluffton Cemetery. Arrangements and services were in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 20, 1977)

Pickens, Macie

1986) DANVILLE - Mrs. Macie Pickens, age 74, of Danville died today. She was the widow of Ray Pickens and a member of Mount George Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Mace Don Pickens of Danville, Oliver Pickens of Dardanelle and Jim Ed Pickens of Russellville; four daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Butts of Russellville, Miss Joy Pickens of Danville, Mrs. Loyce Davis of El Dorado and Mrs. Mary Jane Roberts of Bryant; her mother, Mrs. Hettie Brown of Danville; two brothers, Oliver Greenwood of Danville and James Greenwood of Dardanelle; a sister, Mrs. Mary Scott of Little Rock, and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Mount George Church of Christ by Grover Martin and Tommy Qualls. Burial will be in Mount George Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Pickens, Macie

Funeral for Mrs. Macie Pickens, age 74, of Danville, who died Thursday, May 29, 1986 will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Mount George Church of Christ by Grover Martin and Tommy Qualls. Burial will be in Mount George Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers will be Clyde Butts, Hugh Davis, Richard Roberts, Randall Butts, Douglas Butts and John Davis. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Shinn Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Pickens, Patsy Ann

Patsy Ann Pickens, age 73 of Gravelly, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born October 2, 1936 in Nola, AR to the late Raymond and Oneida Morrow Neighbors. She was the owner and operator of Gravelly Grocery Store and a member of the Nola Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Peggy Pickens; brother-in-law, R. C. Pickens.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jake Pickens; son, Jamie Pickens of Gravelly; granddaughter, Lisa Marie Pickens of Gravelly; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Dale Gane of Tulsa, OK; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Pat Pickens of Harvey, Jim and Cheryl Pickens of Danville, Bill Pickens of Danville, Jerry and Kathy Pickens of Bluffton; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a. m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Nola Church of Christ with Mr. Leonard Fusion officiating. Burial will be in Parks Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p. m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010)


Pickens, Peggy Ann

Peggy Ann Pickens, age 75 of Danville died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at her home. She was born July 23, 1934 in Dumas to the late George Washington and Edna Estella Leonard Carr. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include husband of 58 years, Billy Pickens; children and spouses, Billie and Gerald Minnie of Ola; Gary and Roslyn Pickens of Danville; Martha and Bobby McKinney of Clinton; Rose Gorman of Danville; sister, Virginia O'Briant of Dumas; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday, September 21, 2009 at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 23, 2009)


Pickens, Peggy Jean Kendrick

Peggy Jean Kendrick Pickens, 63, of Pickens, AR departed this life in Pickens, AR on July 27, 2005. She was born November 10, 1941 in Bluffton (Yell County), AR to Robert Eugene and Gwin Kendrick. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and taught school with the Dumas public schools until her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew Pickens and her mother, Eunice Kendrick both of Pickens four sons, Bill (Kathy) Wade of Bentonville, AR, Jay (Karen) Pickens of Pickens, AR, Drew Pickens of Little Rock, AR and Luke Pickens of Fayetteville, AR three daughters, Wyndie (Scott) Campbell, Apex, N.C., Kendall (John) Jacobs of Little Rock, AR and Cindy (Kelly) Conley of North Little Rock, AR a sister, Linda (Joe) Michael Mesa of Arizona and 10 grandchildren.

Service was held on Friday, July 29, 2005 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Buddy Ratcliff officiating. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Wee Builders School, Dumas, AR. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 24, 2005)


Pickens, Sam K.

Sam K. Pickens, aged 77, died at his home near Dumas August 23, 1954. He was a Baptist and had lived there for the past ten years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella Pickens, six sons, Thed and Jim of Carlsbad, N. M. Dean and Franze of Tyro Route, Dumas, Frelan and Circe of Visalia, Calif; three daughters, Mrs. Millard Lawson of McGehee, Mrs. Leo Armstrong of Dumas and Mrs. Milton Hawkins of Visalia, Calif; 35 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 9, 1954)


Pickens, Vera Vivian Mccain

Vera Vivian McCain Pickens, age 78, widow of the late Robert Merrith Pickens, died October 24, 1980 of a massive heart attack in a California hospital. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Lois Robinson McCain of Chickalah Mountain. She had lived in Bell, California for twelve years.

Survivors are two sons, Erskine of Bell, CA and Bruce of Downey, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Wright and Mrs. Martha Wadkins of Anaheim, CA; one brother, Roy McCain, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Ozelma Earls, Houston, TX; and ten great grandchildren.

Burial services were held at Allen-Salas Funeral Chapel October 27, 1980 with Rev. Don Slaven officiating. Interment was in Park Laen Memorial Park, Bell Gardens, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1980)


Pickens, Virginia Duke

December 11, 1986) DANVILLE Mrs. Virginia Duke Pickens, age 95, of Route 1, Danville, died today at Yell County Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Melvia Brasier of Avanelle, Calif. and Novel Nichols of Mount George; 19 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Mount George Church of Christ by Tommy Qualls. Burial will be in Mount George Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/11/1986)


Pickering, Clementine

Mrs. Clementine Pickering, age 69, of Briggsville, AR died Wednesday, May 11, 1994 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born June 19, 1924 in Briggsville to the late Herbert and Neva Cathey Castleberry. She was retired from Boeing Aircraft Company.

Survivors include one brother, -Dennis Castleberry of Briggsville; two sisters, Betty Jackson of Wichita, KS and Imogene Hunt off Briggsville; several nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday, May 13 at, the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. -Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/11/1994)


Pierce, Dick

Dick Pierce, age 82, of Waldron, AR died Friday, July 9, 2004 in a Waldron Hospital. He was a retired tractor mechanic, a Baptist and a Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Freda; one daughter, Annette Cossey of Miltown, AR; five sons, Phillip of Gravelly, AR, Dale of Conway, AR, Mark of Bluffton, AR, Glen of Little Rock, AR and Ronnie Holleman of Waldron, AR; four sisters, Reva Buice of Conway, Norma Lures and Donna Pierce both of Alabama and Lee Riley of Ola, AR; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 12 at the Young Gravelly Cemetery in Gravelly, AR. under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. Pallbearers were Ronnie Holleman, Jerry Cossey, Chris, Greg and Jamie Pierce and Jerry Ruth. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 14, 2004)


Pierce, Georgia Elizabeth (Webb)

Georgia Elizabeth (Webb) Pierce, age 90 of Little Rock passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008. She was born February 9, 1918 in Casa to Jeanie Mignon (Hundley) Webb and Jacob Kirkendall Webb.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dr. Pearl Shoudel and in infant brother.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Lynn Robertson of Bryant; son, Theo David Pierce and wife Candy of Little Rock; two granddaughters, two grandsons, and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Wayne Bookout officiating. Burial will be in Bryant Cove Cemetery, Casa. Open visitation will be Wednesday until 7:00 p. m. Pallbearers were A. B. Hundley, Ben Pierce, Bob Snell, David Snell, Aaron Gray and Duke Baldwin. Honorary pallbearer John Jacobson. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 2008)


Pierce, Harry Lee

Harry Lee Pierce, aged 81 of Young Gravelly died June 25 at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dick Pierce of Gravelly, five daughters, Mrs. Jewel Hill of Gould, Mrs. Lee Riley of Plainview, Mrs. Norma Luhrs and Mrs. Donna Rogers, both of Alabama, and Mrs. Reba Buice of North Liltle Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Pasley of Pangburn and Mrs. Minnie Frazier of French Bayou, 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 1964)

Pierce, Julia May "Julie" (Pervis)

Julia May Pierce, age 55, of Bluffton passed away December 9, 2014 at her home. She was born April 15, 1959 in Great Falls, Montana to Barney & Marie Pervus. She retired as a landscaper for golf courses.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband Mark Pierce; children John Honie, Jennifer Honie, and Jessica Honie all of Oregon; mother Marie LaRue of Pigeon Forge, TN; siblings, Paul Pervus and Debbie Pervus both of Nebraska. A private memorial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Young Gravelly.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville and River Valley Crematory Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 17, 2014)

Pierce, Lorena

Lorena Pierce, age 85 of Ola, died Tuesday October 25, 2005 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. She was born in Young Gravelly, Arkansas on May 31, 1920 to A.W. and Maggie Williamson Fower. She was retired from AT & T, a member of the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ralph Fowler and a sister, Eramay Marler.

Survivors include her sons, Phillip Pierce of Gravelly, Dale Pierce of El Paso, Mark Pierce of Bluffton, Claude Glen Pierce of Conway; a sister, Mattie Day of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday, October 28, 2005 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, burial was in Young Gravelly Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 2, 2005)


Pierce, Sarah Ethel

Mrs. Sarah Ethel Pierce, age 88 of Gravelly died Sunday night, March 31, 1974 at the Yell County Hospital. She was a native of Tennessee, the daughter of the late Will and Nancy Blackburn Thompson and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son; Henry Ford (Dick) Pierce of Gravelly; five daughters, Mrs. Jewell Hill of Gould, Mrs. Lea Riley of Plainview; Mrs. Norma Luhrs of Gadson, Ala., Mrs. Reba Buice of Conway, Mrs. Donna Rodgers of Gadson, Ala., 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the Young Gravelly Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Bro. Hunnicutt officiating. Interment will be at the Young Gravelly Cemetery. Services and arrangements in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 4/4/1974)


Piercy, Lima Fave

Lima Fave Piercy, age 74, of Russellville, AR died Friday, November 21, 2003 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville. She was the daughter of Elisha and Sarah Ann Burnett Coppak Black, born November 15, 1929 in Waltreak, AR. She was a 1949 graduate of Fourche Valley High School and graduate or Arkansas Tech University. She was a retired teacher having taught for many years in the Russellville Elementary schools and served as principal at Atkins Elementary and then finished her career at Sequoyah Elementary in Russellville. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Winton Piercy; two brothers, Earnest Coppak and Everett Coppak; two sisters, Anna Woodall and Clara Mae Rose and a granddaughter, Tabitha Faye Darby.

She is survived by, two daughters, Sherri Smith of Newport, AR and Jana Sloop of Dover, AR; a brother-in-law, Marshall Rose of Danville, AR; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was November 25, 2003 at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville with Dr. Hubert Morrow officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Foundation. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 26, 2003)


Piercy, Rosemary (Holland)

Rosemary Holland Piercy, age 80, of Dardanelle died Friday, December 2, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born May 16, 1931 to the late Samuel Booth and Loy Taylor Holland. She was a member of the Church of Christ. As a school teacher for 35 years in the Russellville and Dardanelle Public Schools, she loved teaching young children how to read. Rosemary's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family will always remember her as being the matriarch and rock of the family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bobby Piercy.

Survivors include two daughters, Polly Taylor and husband Mike and Patti Melder all of Dardanelle; one brother, Steve Holland and wife Barbara of New Mexico; one sister, Betty Henson of Dardanelle; one sister-in-law, Louise Roberts and husband J.D. of Dardanelle; six grandchildren, Chase Melder and wife Stephanie of Van Buren, Casey Melder of Conway, Kylia Haney and husband Matt of Dardanelle, Kelsey Melder and fiance Josh Stroud of Dardanelle, Whitley Taylor of Van Buren and Logan Taylor of Dardanelle; two great grandchildren, Brayden Haney of Dardanelle and Bo Melder of Van Buren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services was December 5, 2011 at the Dardanelle Church of Christ with Bro. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. PaIIbearers will be Chase Melder, Casey Melder, Josh Stroud, Matt Haney, Logan Taylor and Ryan Holland. Honorary Pallbearers will be the 1949 graduating class of Dardanelle High School. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations mav be made to the Dardanelle Church of Christ, 209 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 or River Park Church of Christ, 1010 Locking Dam Road, Russellville, AR 72801. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 7, 2011)

Pierson, Jerry Wayne

Jerry Wayne Pierson, age 57, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville; AR. He was born May 12, 1944 in Conway, AR to the late Clyde and Lorene Lipe Pierson. He was a retired self-employed electrician.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Darrel Pierson.

Survivors are, his wife, Mae Cole Pierson; a son, Shawn Pierson of Russellville, AR; daughters, Sonjia Pierson Rogers and Angelia Pierson both of Russellville, AR; step-son, Lewis Lancaster of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Larry Don Pierson, Fairfield, CA and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 27, 2001)


Pigeon, Clem

Clem Pigeon, age 86 of Dardanelle, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born October 2, 1922 at Dardanelle to the late Van and Annie Pazdera Pigeon.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Nell Roach Pigeon; and a brother, Antone Pigeon.

Survivors include his son, James Pigeon of Dardanelle; daughter, Carol Jean Lievsay of Dardanelle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Francis Burge of Little Rock.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 27, 2009)


Pigeon, James Mitchell

James Mitchell Pigeon age 59 of Dardanelle died Sunday, February 24 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born November 18, 1953 in Russellville to the late Clem and Ruby Nell Roach Pigeon. He worked in quality control for Petit Jean Poultry. He loved fishing and hunting and most of all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Yolanda Pigeon.

Survivors include sons, John Pigeon of Russellville; Lewis Gene Pigeon of Lamar; a daughter, Amanda DuVall of Atkins; one sister, Carol Lievsay of Pottsville and five grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest book and Condolences at www.funeralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 27, 2013)

Pigeon, James Mitchell

James Mitchell Pigeon age 59 of Dardanelle died Sunday, February 24 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born November 18, 1953 in Russellville to the late Clem and Ruby Nell Roach Pigeon. He worked in quality control for Petit Jean Poultry. He loved fishing and hunting and most of all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Yolanda Pigeon.

Survivors include sons, John Pigeon of Russellville; Lewis Gene Pigeon of Lamar; a daughter, Amanda DuVall of Atkins; one sister, Carol Lievsay of Pottsville and five grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest book and Condolences at www.funeralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 27, 2013)

Pigeon, Ruby Nell

Ruby Nell Pigeon, age 74, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born December 1, 1928 in Dardanelle to the late Arthur and Minnie McIntosh Roach. She was a homemaker and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Clem Pigeon; one son, James Pigeon of Dardanelle; one daughter, Carol Lievsay of Pottsville, AR; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service was September 5, 2003 at Hudson Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. Gary Tuck officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Montgomery, John Pigeon, Robert Adams, Lewis G. Pigeon, Bill Brown and Jody Latham. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Pigeon, Yolanda Ann

Yolanda Ann Pigeon, age 53, of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born January 21, 1954 in Fort Worth, TX, she was a retired line worker for Petit Jean Poultry in Danville, AR.

She was preceded in death by her father, Matthew Mayard Rager, Sr. a daughter, Leigh Ann Allen and a brother, Thomas Howard Rager.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, James Pigeon; two sons, John Pigeon of Russellville and Lewis Gene of Dardanelle; a sister, Amanda Duvall of Atkins; her mother, Margie Lee Rager of Casa; two brothers, Eugene Rager of Casa, AR and Matthew Rager, Jr. of Petit Jean Mountain and two granddaughters.

Service will be today, Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 10 a. m. at the Casa First Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Tanner officiating. Burial will be in the Casa Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 26, 2007)


Pike, Jack E. (Rev.)

February 5, 1940 - July 21, 2012 Reverend Jack E. Pike of Torrance went home to be with our Lord on July 21, 2012. He was born on February 5, 1940 to Ples Jewell & Euna Irene Pike in Danville, Arkansas. Jack was a revenue officer for the city of Torrance for 34 years. He also served as associate pastor for Fellowship of South Bay Church in Lomita.

Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Ken Pike.

He is survived by his loving wife, Neno, children, Sheila Pike-Schilling, Kim (Greg) Van Fossan, Jack (Kim) Pike Jr.; brothers, R.F. Pike, Carroll (Ann) Pike; sister, Wanda Foster; sister-in-law, Janet Pike; grandchildren, Larry, Tiffany, Britney Schilling, Donovan Saucedo, Ashley Pike-McLachlan, Taylor, Hayley, and Noah Pike; great-granddaughters, Marley Elyse Smith and Allison Schilling. We as Jack's family are deeply grieving and our hearts are broken at losing this incredible man in our life, but we know because of our belief in Jesus Christ that we will see him again. We thank our family, church members and many friends for their wonderful support during Jack's illness.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the A. M. Gamby Funeral Home, 25001 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Bay Church, 24730 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at www.caringfuneralservice.com (Daily Breeze Newspaper, Torrance, California, pub. July 29, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 29 Jul 2012, Torrance, California. )

Pike, Mary Janice (Shade)

Mary Janice (Shade) Pike passed away on August 4, 2007 in Long Beach, CA. She was born on May 6, 1930 in Havana, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emma Shade and Lloyd J. Shade, three sisters Virginia Meuller, Vivian Apple, Aliene Taphorn, and both her brothers Lloyd L. Shade and Robert L. Shade.

She is survived by her husband, Riley F. Pike of Long Beach, CA; a daughter, Ruth Gruchow of Yorba Linda, CA; a son, Mark Pike of L. A. County; and 4 grandchildren-Megan, Matthew, Lindsey, and Sydney as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are unresolved at this time. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 8, 2007)


Pike, Riley F.

Riley F. Pike was born in Danville, Arkansas on November 12, 1927 to Euna and Ples Pike. The oldest of five siblings, Riley graduated from Danville High School in 1946. In 1951, he married Mary Janice Shade who also graduated from Danville High School. That same year, Riley enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent the Korean War stationed in Germany. Upon returning. Riley and Mary lived in Little Rock, Arkansas where Riley got his college business degree. They then moved to Blytheville Arkansas where Riley worked for Blytheville Propane Company. Their daughter Ruth was born in 1956 and son Mark in 1959. In 1965, Riley and Mary and their children moved to Long Beach, California. Riley went to work for the City of Long Beach Auditor's Office and later for the Tidelands Oil Development Company while Mary spent 25 years working for General Telephone/Verizon Communications. Riley and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. Mary passed away in 2007. Riley Pike passed away on March 13, 2014 while in hospice care for a brain tumor.

He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Gruchow, and his son, Mark Pike along with his sister, Wanda Foster of Concord, California and his brother, Carroll Pike, of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Megan Gruchow and Matthew, Lindsey and Sydney Pike.

Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress, California. Family and friends wishing more information should contact Ruth Gruchow at megmom@roadrunner.com or at (714) 299-7181. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 19, 2014)

Pike, Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Pike of Booneville died March 13, 1950 at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her son, Lonnie Pike, Ft. Smith, and four daughters, Mrs. Tommie Pearce, Booneville, Mrs. Gussie Scott, Hector, Mrs. Lou Pearce, California, Mrs. Nellie Oliver, Booneville, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 6, 1950)


Piles, Flara Lillian Slater

Flara Lillian Slater Piles, age 94 of Harvey, AR, died November 10, 2000 at the Waldron Hospital. She was a retired nurse's aide, homemaker and member of New Bethel Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Margie Allen of Harvey and Ella Jenson of Fort Smith; one step-daughter, Earlene Martin of Greenwood; two sons, Eugene Slater of Kansas City, KS and Euldene Slater of Ft. Smith; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was November 14, 2000 at Harvey Assembly of God with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2000)


Pilgreen, Zola Rae

Zola Rae Pilgreen, age 85 of Wichita, KS, died Sunday, January 27, 2008 at her home. She was born August 5, 1922 at New Blaine to the late Oran B. and Emma A. McReynolds Birkhead. She was a home maker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 33 years, Elvis Carter Pilgreen; brothers, Lowell Birkhead, Wayne Birkhead and Keith Birkhead.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sherri Pilgreen of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Jay and Katie Pilgreen, Kate Pilgreen, all of Kansas City, MO; sister, Wanda Mae Brewer of Dardanelle.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 10:00 a. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas, 808 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211 and Epworth United Methodist Church, 856 S. Green, Wichita, KS 67211. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 30, 2008)


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