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Ray, Bobbie Jo

Bobbie Jo Ray, age 76 of Dardanelle, died Monday, February 19, 2007, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 15, 1930, at Dardanelle to the late Robert and Cora Elizabeth Virden Tramel. She was a homemaker and attended the Faith Church in Dardanelle.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cora Tramel; husband of 16 years, William Ray; two brothers, Delmar Tramel and William Tramel; sister, Elizabeth Kennedy; step-brother, Kenneth English.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Marvetta Farnam of Arkadelphia; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Doyle McEntyre of Dardanelle; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Virginia Tramel of Russellville; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy McCoy of Plainview; two step-sisters, Oleta Baskin of Casa and June Mitchell of Danville; stepbrother, George English of Casa; three grandchildren and spouses; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 22, 2007, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Rev. Bobby Johnson and Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Greg, Dustin, and Jared Tramel, John Parker, Hoyt Crow and Jackie Catlett. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2007)


Ray, Chester "Chet" Richard

Chester "Chet" Richard Ray, age 89, of Danville, AR died Saturday, November 22, 2003 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. He was born March 7, 1914 in Dutch Creek, AR to the late James and Rachel Sanders Ray. He was a fresh produce dealer for 20 years in Danville.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cheryl Lynn Havner; two brothers, Ed and Cecil Ray; two sisters, Vina Haines and Zetta Morse.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marv Ellen Eden Ray; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Havner and Betty and Darrell Westcott all of Danville, AR and Becky and Richard Cooper of Lake Jackson, TX; a son, Billy Sullivan of Little Rock, AR; six grandchildren, David and Jennifer Havner, Jeff and Steven Westcott and Cheston and Cory Cooper and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 10 a. m. at the Danville Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. William Canard officiating. Burial will be at the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers will be David Havner, Jeff Westcott, Steven Westcott, Cheston Cooper, Cory Cooper, J. T. Ray and Dewain Morse. Honorary will be Harold Pledger, Sr. Bill Millsap and George Cowger. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 26, 2003)


Ray, Edgar Vewl

Edgar Vewl Ray, age 83, of Danville, AR died Thursday, September 7, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born October 11, 1916 in Danville, AR, son of the late Jim and Rachel Sanders Ray. He was a member of the New Bethel Mission Baptist Church, a retired carpenter, cattle and chicken farmer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Ray and a sister, Zetta Morse.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, J. T. and Mary Ray; two daughters and a son-in-law, Johnnie Sue Vess and Mary Lou and T. A. McConnell all of Danville; a brother, Chester Ray; a sister Vina Hames both of Danville; five grandchildren; two step-grandsons; eight great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was held Saturday at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. William Canard officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 13, 2000)


Ray, Ernest (Shorty)

Ernest (Shorty) Ray, age 70, of Dardanelle, AR, formerly of Imboden, AR, departed this life on Monday, March 27, 2000 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born December 3, 1929, the son of Ernest Anderson Ray, Sr. and Condita Hidalgo Ray. He was united in marriage to Ada Sue Ray on August 28, 1955. He served in the Army as a member of the Airborne Rangers, 3rd Company and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired educator and a member of the Cavalry Baptist Church in Dardanelle, AR.

Survivors include, his wife, Ada Sue Ray of the home; one daughter, Lisa Ray Carmack of Atkins, AR; one granddaughter, Meggie Sue Carmack of Atkins, AR; two sisters, Aline Ray Dennis of Alexandria, VI and Elisabeth Ray Garrett of Memphis, TN and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Jo Ray Evens, Kate E. Ray and Wilma Ray Luster.

Service was held March 30 at the Hope Cemetery in Imboden with Bro. Poor officiating. Service by Higginbotham Funeral Services, Inc. of Walnut Ridge, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 5, 2000)


Ray, Gary Wayne

Mr. Gary Wayne Ray, age 54, of Belleville, AR. formerly of Denison, TX died Saturday, January 30, 1999 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born July 4, 1944 in Ada, OK to the late Oran Park and Delia Wilkerson Ray. He retired after 25 years with SCM Allied Egry Business Systems in Denison and was a 1962 graduate of Wilson High School in Wilson, OK.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard D. Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Jauniva McMillan Ray; one son, Marcus Ray of Belleville; one daughter, Sharon Bailey of Belleville; one brother, Bobby O. Ray Midwest City, OK; one sister, Joyce D. Patrick of Oakwood, GA.

Services will be Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 3, 1999)


Ray, James A.

James A. Ray, age 81 of Danville died Sunday, December 1 in the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

He is survived by two sons, Chester R. Ray and Edgar V. Ray of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. Vina Hames of Danville, Mrs. Etta Books of Chelsea, Okla. and Mrs. Ella Stephens of Duston, Okla.; one half-brother, Lucas Ray of Ada, Okla.; one half-sister, Ova Cornelison of Lebanon Okla.; one step-sister, Mrs. Ora Phillips of Aly; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Macedonia Baptist Church December 3. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1963)

Ray, Joe F.

PIONEER RESIDENT OF YELL COUNTY DIES - Joe F. Ray, age 79, of Havana died at the St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith Saturday evening. Mr. Ray was born in Yell County and was a lifetime-resident of the county. He was a cotton ginner for 59 years and formerly operated a saw mill in connection with his cotton gin. Mr. Ray was an active member of the Baptist Church in Havana and of the Danville Lodge No. 41, F & A M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Katie Ray, on April 4 of this year and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W. A. Black of Havana, misses Ola and Lora Ray of Wewoka, Okla. And Mrs. R. L. Welch of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Joe Jr. of Danville; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Havana Baptist Church Monday afternoon with Rev. Charles Finch and H. D. Jackson officiating. Masonic Rites were conducted by the Danville Lodge at the Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 16, 1948)


Ray, Kathryn Miller

Kathryn Miller Ray, mother, grandmother, departed this world November 29. (2010) Growing up in Ard, Yell County, daughter of a school teacher, Marshall, who hadn't received a paycheck till the WPA gave him work, the hardscrabble farm family never knew a day without love. Kathryn worked the fields of their farm from her earliest days and traveled to Dardanelle by wagon. She roamed those fields with Miss Porter who taught her Latin names for all the plants and hauled water from the spring for laundry using lye soap made from hogs they butchered at Thanksgiving, a woman of true grit, she never knew a day without love. Moving to Little Rock after graduation, working at the ordinance plant in Jacksonville, Kathryn met her husband, Walter, an Army private, mate for 61 years and she never knew a day without love. Raising her children Marshall, Billy and Julie in Indianapolis, grandpa brought her home in 1972. Kathryn spent the remainder of her 85 years in Arkansas, and she never knew a day without love. Grandma goes full circle today with a ceremony in Ard Church of Christ at 10 a.m. being laid to rest in the schoolyard of her daddy's school, spending eternity with grandpa, in the valley beneath the watchful eye of Nebo, where she's never known a day without love.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1, 2010)

Ray, Marcus

Marcus Ray, age 44, of Malvern died Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born September 3, 1969 at Denison, TX to Gary and Juaniva McMillan Ray.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Wayne Ray and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Bench.

Survivors include his mother, Juaniva Ray of Russellville; sister, Sharon Bench of Russellville. Memorial services was held at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the South New Hope Assembly of God Church in Russellville with Bro. Norman Chenowith officiating.

Cremation Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 30, 2014)

Ray, Mary (Harris)

Mary Harris Ray, 59, of Danville, AR, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, AR. The daughter of Louise Woodrum and Walter P. Harris, MD, she was born December 22, 1952 in Little Rock, AR. Mary was a Case Worker with Arkansas Human Services and worked in Yell, Pope, and Perry during her 17 year career. She enjoyed reading and playing with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tommy Harris.

Survivors include husband, J.T. Ray of Danville; sister, Patricia Harris of Seattle, WA; two sons, Preston Hunnicutt of Danville, Nicholas Hunnicutt & wife Cara of Concord, AR; stepson, Bobby Ray of Danville; seven grandkids, Aaron Hunnicutt, Dalton Hunnicutt, Dominic Hunnicutt, Casey Shelton, Whitney Shelton, Johnny Shelton, and Marshall Ray. A memorial service was May 5, 2012 at Danville First United Methodist Church. J.A. Hunnicutt officiated.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 9, 2012)

Ray, Melba Van

Melba Van Ray, 12 year old daughter of Red and Kate Van Ray of Snider, Okla. Was drowned July 26, 1948 while in swimming with other young folks. When last seen she was on an inner tube. After she was missed, a search was begun but she was not found until 7 o clock that evening. Every effort was made to restore life but couldnt be done. She was buried at Snider July 28.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Red Van Ray, two brothers, Travis, California and Ralf, of Snider; two sisters, Mrs. Lavern Adams, New Mexico and Mrs. Malicia Tyler, Snider, Okla. This family lived several years on Pea Ridge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, August 12, 1948)


Ray, Rachel (Sanders) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Rachel B. Ray, age 86 of Danville died early Monday, November 11, at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was a native of Waltreak, the daughter of the late Jake and Mary Gee Sanders and a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Chester and Edgar Ray both of Danville; one daughter, Mrs. Vina Hames of Danville; two brothers, Walter Sanders of Danville and Otto Sanders of Caqulle, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church (Landmark) in Danville, with Bro. J. W. McElroy and Bro Luther Riddle officiating, with interment at the Chalybeate Springs Cemetery, west of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 14, 1974)

Ray, Ruby (Carter) Madden

Ruby Madden Ray, 85, of Fort Smith, died January 16, 2015 in Fort Smith. She was born January 25, 1929 to Joseph S. and Bertha L. Carter in Bellville, AR. She was a retired Employment Security Division employee and a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church where she attended the Willing Workers Sunday School class. She was a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a teacher, a geneologist and a friend to all who knew her. She was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks and Atlanta Braves fan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Lamar Madden, her second husband, Charles Ray, Sr. and her brothers Sheldon and Millard Carter and George Dickson.

She is survived by her one daughter Betty Funkhouser of Fort Smith, one step-daughter Diana Baker of Barling, one son Terry Madden and his wife Tammy of Boles, one step-son Charles H. Ray, Jr. and his wife Jeanne of Mount Ida, two sisters Flo Alverides of Burlington, CT and Maryan Cowles of East Granby, CT, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held Sunday, January 18th, 2015 from 2:00- 4:00 pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services was held on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am at Haven Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Prock officiating. Burial was 2:00 pm at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Pallbearers were Howard Funkhouser, Derek Madden, Andrew Madden, Dylan Madden, Ryan Goodner, and Ross Goodner. Memorials may be made to Heaven Heights Baptist Church, 7701 Highway 271 South, Fort Smith, AR 72908 or the Earl Ladd Cemetery Fund, C/O the City of Danville, 1299 East 8th Street, Danville, AR 72833. To place online tributes visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 28, 2015)

Ray, Ruby (Carter) Madden

January 25, 1929 - January 16, 2015 Ruby Madden Ray, 85, of Fort Smith, died January 16, 2015 in Fort Smith. She was born January 25, 1929 to Joseph S. and Bertha L. Carter in Bellville, AR. She was a retired Employment Security Division employee and a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church where she attended the Willing Workers Sunday School class. She was a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a teacher, a geneologist and a friend to all who knew her. She was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks and Atlanta Braves fan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Lamar Madden, her second husband, Charles Ray, Sr. and her brothers Sheldon and Millard Carter and George Dickson.

She is survived by her one daughter Betty Funkhouser of Fort Smith, one step-daughter Diana Baker of Barling, one son Terry Madden and his wife Tammy of Boles, one step-son Charles H. Ray, Jr. and his wife Jeanne of Mount Ida, two sisters Flo Alverides of Burlington, CT and Maryan Cowles of East Granby, CT, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held Sunday, January 18th, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am at Haven Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Prock officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Pallbears will be Howard Funkhouser, Derek Madden, Andrew Madden, Dylan Madden, Ryan Goodner, and Ross Goodner. Memorials may be made to Haven Heights Baptist Church, 7701 Highway 271 South, Fort Smith, AR 72908 or the Earl Ladd Cemetery Fund, C/O the City of Danville, 1299 East 8th Street, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Jan 19, 2015 - On Line @ www.dignitymemorial.com)

Ray, Walter

Walter Ray, age 88 of Russellville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home. He was born May 19, 1920 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Walter and Nettie Wilson Ray He retired from Citizens Gas Company after 22 years of service. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rites Englewood Lodge in Indianapolis, IN.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Kathryn Ray of Russellville; sons and a daughter-in-law, Marshall and Nancy Ray of Jacksonville, William Howard Ray of Gumlog; daughter, Julie Ray of Russellville; brother, Carl Ray of Indiana; sister, Beaulah Wiggs of Indiana; five grandchildren, William Ray, Don Ray, Kyle Ray, Ember Ray, and Jasmine Ray.

Graveside services were held Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Ard Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 2009)


Ray, Wilma Fay

Mrs. Wilma Fay Ray, age 57, of Danville, AR died Monday, July 21, 1997 at University Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Havana, AR May 29, 1940 daughter of the late Omer and Ressie Bell Osburn. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the Danville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Osburn and a sister, Gene Henderson.

Survivors include her husband, J. T. Ray; a son, Bobby Ray of Conway; three sisters, Nettie Grimmett of Dallas, TX, Jewell Renfro of Oklahoma City, OK and Elaine Earls of Danville, AR and a host of nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Thursday at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. E. O. Tackett, Rev. John McElroy and Rev. William Canard officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Pallbearers were Terry Callahan, Jim Gillespie, Doyle Fowler, Boyd Cline, Kenny Vosburg and Bud Woodard. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 1997)


Raymer, Willie Lee (Austin) Manes

Mrs. Willie Lee Manes Raymer, aged 63, of Ola died at her home Friday, August 21. She was the daughter of the late John Henry and Mollie Graham Austin and was a native of Casa.

Survivors include three sons, Edwin Manes of Dardanelle, Fonzo Manes of Whittier, Calif, and Bobby Manes of Gary, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Nunley of Gary; two half-brothers, Bedford Austin of Danville and Tom Watkins of Louisiana; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle Monday afternoon with Rev. Dan D. Duvall, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle, officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1964)

Rea, Sara Ruth

Sara Ruth Rea, age 83 of Lonoke, formerly of Birta, died Thursday, February 13, 2003 at Select Specialty Hospital in Little Rock. She was born August 9, 1919 in Birta, Arkansas to the late Joseph E. and Ruia Hambright Singleton. She was the retired supervisor of housekeeping for St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Adolph J. McCauley and Elvon Del Rea; a son, Jerry Richard McCauley.

Survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mary Marguerite McCauley of Conway; two grandchildren and spouse, John Michael and Tina Marie McCauley and Patricia Lea McCauley, all of Conway; two sisters, Johnnie Carolyn Bransford and Gene Jamar, both of Lonoke; one great grandchild, Geri Michelle McCauley of Conway.

Services were Monday, February 17, 2003 at the Birta Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Jon Holbrook officiating. Interment was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 19, 2003)


Reagan, Gilbert Earl

Gilbert E. Reagan, age 84, a retired merchant of Little Rock died in a Little Rock hospital Saturday [May 29, 1965]. He was a native of Danville and lived there most of his life. He had lived at Dumas for a time before moving to Little Rock five years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Little Rock Consistory and a charter member of the Scimitar Shrine in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Pa Roberson Reagan of the home; one son, Robert Reagan of Danville; one daughter, Mrs. Mae Onta Cooper of Hazen; three brothers. Dr. G.W. Reagan and Jeff D. Reagan both of Little Rock and Thomas W. Reagan of Dallas, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Grace Kerr of Trenton, N.J.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Danville Methodist Church by Rev. C.H. Farmer and Rev. Rufus Sorrells. Burial was in New Danville Cemetery by Shinn and son Funeral Services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1965)

Reagan, Oma Lucille

Oma Lucille Reagan, age 95, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born on September 2, 1912 in Havana. She was the daughter of Ida Mae Owen and Lester Roberson. She lived most of her adult life in Dumas and Little Rock, Arkansas. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Reagan; her daughter, Maeoma Reagan Cooper; brothers, Jean and Olean Roberson and sisters, Vivian Readier, Lillian Ingram and Alma Barnett.

She is survived by her grandson, Sam Reagan Cooper and his wife, Lynn; granddaughter, Lee Ann Bollinger and her husband, Isaac; her great grandchildren, Haley Whitten Cooper, Mary Elise Cooper, Frances Blaine Bollinger, and Bronwen Bess Bollinger, all of Little Rock; her sisters, Thelma Hise of Booneville and Bonnie Starling of Weed, California; a sister-in-law, Betty Roberson Covey of Rover; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held July 12 at Earl L, add Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Paid Obituary (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 16, 2008)


Reagan, Robert D. "Bob"

DANVILLE - Robert D. "Bob" Reagan, age 80, of Danville died Sunday, March 1, 1987 at Yell County Hospital. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert G. Reagan, retired postmaster at Danville and was a member of Danville Masonic Lodge 41 for more than 50 years. He served on the board of the National Association of Postmasters and board of stewards of Danville United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of Danville Lions Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Paula McDowell of Moline, ILL., Pat Delaney of Little Rock, Bobbie Beckler of Ducktown, Tenn. and Marty Stewart of Slidell, La.; his stepmother, Mrs. Oma Reagan of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ola Sharp of Russellville; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Danville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Morey. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Danville United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 3/1/1987)


Reagan, Sarah Laverne Stepp

DANVILLE - Mrs. Sarah Laverne Stepp Reagan, age 78, of Danville died Sunday, February 22, 1987 at Yell County Hospital. She was a native of Atkins, a member of Danville United Methodist Church, and participated in Danville Music Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, and Yell County Fair activities. Mrs. Reagan was a former Post Office worker at Danville, serving 28 years as postal clerk and assistant postmaster.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Reagan; four daughters, Paula McDowell of Moline, ILL., Pat Delaney of Little Rock, Bobbie Beckler of Ducktown, Tenn. and Marty Stewart of Slidell, La.; a sister, Mrs. C. J. Sharpe of Russellville; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Danville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Morey. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. Sons-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Danville United Methodist Church or a favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Reasoner, W. M.

DIED - W. M. Reasoner - In Dardanelle, on last Thursday morning, June 3rd, 1875; Mr. W. M. Reasoner, aged about 50 years. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Arkansas Independent Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 4, 1875)

Reasoner, W. M.

Died W. M. Reasoner In Dardanelle, on last Thursday morning, June 3rd, 1875; Mr. W. M. Reasoner, aged about 50 years. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: THE ARKANSAS INDEPENDENT, 6-4-1875)


Reber, Helen Louise

Helen Louise Reber, age 79, of Belleville, AR died Thursday, February 19, 2004 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Belleville, AR on November 19, 1924 daughter of the late Burl and Vera Harkness Bowden. She was a mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Duane Reber; two brothers, J. C. and Fred Bowden and a sister, Mary Kathryn Bowden.

She is survived by a son, Mark Reber of Phoenix, AZ; a granddaughter, Katie Ann Reber of Houston, TX and a sister-in-law, Retha Bowden of Belleville, AR.

Funeral service was February 24, 2004 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with burial in Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 2004)


Rector, Charles Louis

Charles Louis Rector, 62, of Chickalah died Saturday in the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was a native of Tennessee but had been a resident of Yell County for the past 50 years. He was a farmer in the Chickalah community.

He is survived by two sons, Bud and Buford Rector Chickalah; three brothers, Leonard of Atkins, Robert of Dardanelle and Joe Rector of Blue Mountain; three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 28, 1951)


Rector, Jack C.

Jack C. Rector, age 85, passed away May 26, 2003 in California. He was born December 18, 1917 in Harkey Valley, Yell County, Arkansas to Robert and Cora Rector. He worked on Spring Lake Dam in 1930s, served his country in the 1940s in WWII, was a 46 year Mason and was past Master.

Service was held May 30, 2003 at the Rainbow Chapel. Interment with Masonic service was held at the Rose Hills Memorial Park in California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003)


Rector, Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett Rector, age 69, died November 3, 2002 at his home in Blue Mountain, AR. He was a construction worker, member of the VFW, was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and he loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include, his wife, Fannie Rector of the home; one son, Mike Rector of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Sheila Mena of Blue Mountain and Sonja Clark of California; five step-sons, Gary and Paul Pack of Stillwell, OK, James, Larry and Kenneth Pack all of Blue Mountain, AR; five stepdaughters, Elizabeth West of Tennessee, Charline Ritter of Oklahoma, Rebecca Phelps of Blue Mountain, Myrna Love of Magazine and Amanda Pack of Blue Mountain; three brothers, Stanley Rector and James Faulkinberry both of Blue Mountain and J. C. Rector of Booneville; 26 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville, AR. Burial will be at Blue Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Roy Phelps, Alvie Ritter, Paul Pack, Kenny Pack, James Pack and Lee Love. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 6, 2002)


Rector, Melvin Turner "Doc"

Mr. Melvin Turner "Doc" Rector, age 90, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, February 21, 1998 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born June 2, 1907 in South Pittsburg, TN to the late Robert and Mary Crow Rector. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and retired from the Yell County Road Department after 12 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Morgan Rector; a son, Roy Rector of Dardanelle, AR; a daughter, Madge Carothers of Centerville, AR; a step-daughters, lean Morgan of Dardanelle; three brothers, Virgil and Jack Rector both of California and J. R. Rector of Amber, OK; two sisters, Edna Hazel of Danville, AR and Bobbie Rector of Perryville, AR; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service was February 24, 1998 at Harkey's Valley Cemetery by Mike Cornwell. Service by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Roy Aday, Ron Sauls, Dover Caldwell, Joe Miller, Pete Tilmon and J. T. Taylor. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 25, 1998)


Rector, Norma Lee

Norma Lee Rector, age 79, of Chickalah, AR died Saturday, November 11, 2000 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born May 3, 1921 in Norman, OK to the late Herbert O. and Ethel Hulsey Murdock. She was a homemaker and mother and member of the Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors are her husband of 52 years, Bud Rector; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Brenda Stone of Chickalah, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Hurston Cook of Sherwood; one brother, Leighton Murdock of Broken Arrow, OK; one sister, Patsy Banks-Shew of Dardanelle; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Service was November 13, 2000 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. David Jay officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2000)


Rector, Pauline W. (Morgan)

Pauline W. Rector, age 95, of Dardanelle died Monday, October 1, 2013 at Yell County Nursing Home. She was born October 27, 1917 at Silex, Arkansas to the late Charlie and Rachel Wiley Morgan. She was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ for 75 years. She loved to crochet, read and listen to talking books.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin Doc rector; two brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Jean Morgan of Dardanelle and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services was held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Dardanelle Church of Christ with Bro. Ralph Weinhold officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 9, 2013)

Rector, Rita

Rita Rector, age 57 of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, October 6, 2001 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, AR. She was born July 8, 1944 in Smyrna, TN to the late Everett and Julia F. Hill Parker. She was a retired nurse and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eldon Parker and a sister, Judy Parker.

Survivors are her husband, David Rector; two sons, daughter-in-law and fiance, Russell and Maria Rector of Russellville and Charles Rector and Ashley Ivey of Dardanelle, AR and one grandson, Benjamin Rector of Russellville.

Services will be today, Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 10, 2001)


Rector, Virgil (Jake)

Virgil (Jake) Rector, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed peacefully from labor to rest on July 4, 2009 at the age of 89. He was born in Bellville, AR on April 8, 1920 to Robert and Cora Rector of Harkey's Valley, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Hatch) Rector. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage. He will be missed by his two sons and their families, Gary, Meg and Ron and Jayne Rector, and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

They left Arkansas for California in 1941 and returned in 1980 to build their retirement home next to Ozark National Forest. While in Arkansas, he was a volunteer firefighter and helped build schools in his hometown. They loved Arkansas, but missed their family in California, so in 1988, they moved back. He was a Master Mason for over 52 years. He was loved and will be missed. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 19, 2009)


Rector, Walter Roy

DARDANELLE - Walter Roy Rector, 83, of Dardanelle died Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born February 14, 1930, at Harkey's Valley to the late Melvin (Doc) Rector and Sybil Robinson Nail. He was a cabinet maker, a U.S. Navy veteran and a lifetime member of the Roger Rye VFW Post #2283.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Geraldine A. Cavanaugh Rector; one daughter, Sandra Judkins; and a brother, Opal Rector.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Rector of Conway and Richard Rector and wife, Sunni, of Fort Smith; two daughters, Brenda Borden and husband, Shelly, of Vilonia and Cindy Mullen and husband, Marty, of Rogers; a son-in-law, Ricky Judkins of Bonanza; one sister, Madge Carothers of Centerville; one brother, Donnie Rector and wife, Cindy, of Dover; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Bro. Jim Findley officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at the chapel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Mullen, Ty Mullen, Chris Mullen, Rick Judkins, Scott Borden, Tyler Borden, George Davis, Phillip Tomlin, Jeff Wasson and Bryan Jones. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. July 16, 2013 on line @ www.couriernews.com)

Rector, Zelma

Mrs. Zelma Rector, age 58, died June 14 at the University Hospital in Little Rock. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Rector; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Huges and Mrs. Evelyn Tidmore; four grandchildren, all of Pine Bluff; one brother, Jim Robbins, of Moore's Chapel and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Harger of Moore's Chapel and Mrs. Ruth Chappell of Magazine. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, June 23, 1960)


Reddell, Elsie Mae

Elsie Mae Reddell, age 85, a resident of Russellville, AR died Monday, June 26, 2000 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center at Russellville. She was born May 20, 1915 at Mt. Judea, AR to Tom and Ella Guthrie Hefley. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Mitchel Reddell. She was a member of the Oakland Heights Assembly of God Church. She was also preceded in death by, her parents, 10 brothers and sisters and three grandchildren.

Survivors include five sons, Clinton Reddell, Dover, AR, Clayton Reddell, Russellville, AR, Wilburn Reddell, Monett, MO, David Reddell, Russellville, AR and James Reddell, Dallas, TX; two daughters, Julene Via, Dardanelle, AR and Mary Sue Allen, Charleston, AR; three stepsons, Argie and Silvie Reddell both of Russellville and Junior Reddell of Dover, AR; 24 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was June 29, 2000 at Oakland Heights Assembly of God Church officiated by Rev. Lester Chisum and Rev. Roy Chisum. Burial was in McFadden Cemetery at Dover, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 5, 2000)


Reddin, Rufus Randolph

Rufus Randolph Reddin, age 70, of Danville, died Sunday, November 22 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Reddin was a native of Banks, AR. The Son of the late Rev. A. D. Reddin and Bessie Briley Reddin. He is a retired from Arkansas Power and Light Co. having worked for AP&L for 35 years. Reddin was a member of the Danville Assembly of God Church and had served on the Beard of Deacons of that Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Faye Madden Reddin; three sons, Rev Ron Reddin of Sherwood Bradley T. Reddin & Shon A. Reddin both of Danville; 7 brothers, Martin Looney and Mrs. Teresa Hopkins both of Danville; seven brothers, Martin Reddin of Banks, Harold Reddin of Texas, Harvey Reddin of Camden, Douglas Reddin of Louisiana, Lyrad Reddin of London, England, Briley R. Reddin of Camden, James R. Reddin of Camden; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Weeks of Louisiana, Mrs. Burnett Prichard of Taxas, Mrs Bessie McKinney of Warren, and Mrs. Mary Rtta Douglas of Lonoke; six grandchildren and a number of Nephews and Nieces.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. on Wednesday at the Danville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Marion Oswalt and Rev. Dale Haggart officiating, Interment will be in the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Military services at the graveside will be held. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 p. m. to 8 p. m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 11/25/1987)


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