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Payne, Larry E.

Larry E. Payne, age 57 of Little Rock, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Payne; mother, Marie Payne, of Russellville; daughter Cindy Kay; son, Larry Don, both of Mount George; two step-daughters, Cindy and Belinda; stepson, Robert, all of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren; one sister and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eddy Payne; two brothers and a sister.

There will be a cremation and no service as requested by Larry. Arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 5, 2007)


Payne, Lucinda Rogers

Mrs. Lucinda Rogers Payne, 86, died March 11, 1956 at her home in Belleville. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Burial was a Cedar Creek. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 16, 1956)


Payne, Mr. John W.

Mr. John W. Payne, Mt. Grove, north of Havana, born September 3, 1873, died March 16, 1941. Mr. Payne joined the Methodist Church at the age of 17 after moving to Mt. Grove for convenience of worship, joined the Presbyterian.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Payne, four daughters, Mrs. Carl Pledger, Carlsbad, New Mexico; Mrs. Pearl Lee, Paris; Mrs. Lucille Corbin, Mt. Grove; Mrs. Lawana Norton, Swain; two sons, Lester, Colton, California; and Herman, Atoka, Oklahoma, and brothers, Tom and Arthur, Belleville.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Craveson and Rev Mr. Elliot, Paris with burial in Mt. Grove Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 1941)

Payne, Norman L.

January 25, 1932 - June 4, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY - Norman L. Payne, 81, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, took his final flight and was joyously greeted in Heaven by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to spend eternal life on June 4, 2013. He was born January 25, 1932 in Belleville, Arkansas to John Melvin Payne and Eula Lampkin Payne and moved to Missouri with his parents in 1935. Norman graduated from Hornersville (Missouri) High School in 1949 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He retired from the service in 1974 as Senior Master Sergeant. During his 24 years of military service, he served in the Viet Nam War as a munitions specialist and an aircraft mechanic and electrician. He was stationed in Korea, Thailand, the Phillipines, Japan, Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Norman spent over 1,000 hours on an XC99, the cargo version of the B36 aircraft currently displayed at Wright Patterson Museum. Norman married Peggy J. Newport on March 28, 1975 in Oklahoma City. Growing up in Missouri, Norman's and Peggy's families were neighbors and after 25 years of not seeing each other, they were reunited in Oklahoma City. To this union one daughter, Cheri Lynn, was born in 1976. Peggy was the love of his life and served as his Caregiver the last 4 years in their home during his battle with dementia. Norman started work at FAA in 1975 and retired in 1989 as Supervisor of the Engine and Accessory Shop. He graduated from OCCC in 1979 with a degree in real estate. He later farmed his home place in Missouri, travelling from Oklahoma City. Norman accepted the Lord as his Savior at an early age and he had re-committed his life to the Lord in 1975. He loved the Lord with all his heart. He was a member and usher at Crossroads Church of Oklahoma City for more than 25 years. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Thomas Payne and Clinton Payne.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of the home, his daughter, Cheri Lynn Payne Drake and her husband Andrew Drake and one granddaughter Ashley Drake of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by two sisters, LaVada Madden of Newport Richie, Florida and Elouise Mugavero of Kennett, Missouri; and two brothers, Lyndon Payne and wife Louise of Shafter, California and Alton Payne and wife Joyce of Rives, Missouri; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Norman was a person of highest integrity, was very generous and patriotic. He was very intelligent, disciplined and committed. He had a deep love for history and enjoyed sharing it with others. Norman had a gifted talent that came naturally. If anything needed to be fixed, he could fix it. He was a true gentleman. Although we will deeply miss his presence here on earth, we rejoice in knowing he is now with Jesus and many loved ones. He fought a good fight, kept the faith and finished the course.

Visitation for Norman will be Thursday June 6th from 6 pm until 8 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 7th, at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. To leave online condolences, please visit: ResthavenOKC.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on June 6, 2013)

Payne, Olen

Olen Payne, age 80, of Danville, AR died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born December 29, 1921 in Stafford, Yell County, AR to the late Delmer and Cora Ann White Payne. He retired after 24 years as the Yell County Tax Assessor, was the Yell County Veterans Service Officer for over 30 years, member of the Danville Lions club for 39 years, the Yell County Equalization Beard, the United Methodist Church for 39 years and was past chairman of the Administrative Board and a former Sunday School teacher. He was a WWII Army Air Corp. Veteran, member of Fisher-Law VFW Post 8525 in Plainview. He was a 33 degree Mason, member of Danville Lodge 41 and Christian Lodge 394 in Belleville, he served as past District Deputy Grand Master and in 1999 he received the Grand Lodge Medal of Honor which is given to only one member each year. He was past Patron of the Danville Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Council Oaks Order of Eastern Star, member of Scottish Rite, the River Valley York Rite Bodies and Shriners.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Odell, Leemon, CJ and William Hoyt Payne and a granddaughter, Cynthia Payne.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Etta Vee Laster Payne; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Robert and Brenda Payne of Clarksville, AR and Jerry and JoAnn Payne of Belleville, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Ronnie Buckner of Greenwood, AR and Linda and Rodney Parham of Branson, MO; a brother, Thurman Payne of Belleville, AR; a sister, Ann Morris of Fayetteville, AR; his mother-in-law, Neva Laster of Danville, AR; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Service was July 16, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Interment was in Russell Cemetery with Masonic Rites and Full Military Honors by Boyce-Woods Post 3141, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were James Rogers, Lance Wilkins, Joe Monroe, Tommy May, Pledger Ball, Brad Payne, Jamie Payne, Joey Payne. Honorary were Masons and VFW members. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, PO Box 729, Danville, AR 72833. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 17, 2002)


Payne, Thomas

Thomas Payne, age 76, died Sunday, January 7, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett Fink. Mr. Payne was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Payne, of Belleville; two sons, Drewey Payne of Belleville, Fred Payne of California; one daughter, Mrs. Everett Fink, of near Havana; and one brother, Arthur Payne of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, January 11, 1951)


Payne, Thurman H.

Thurman H. Payne, age 93, of Belleville, AR died Friday, April 14, 2006 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, AR. He was born January 3, 1913 in Stafford, a son of the late Delmar and Cora Ann White Rayne. He retired after 27 Sears from the Arkansas Highway Department serving as the state equipment inspector. He was a former Belleville City mayor. He was a member and deacon of the Dr. John Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Belleville, a 32 degree mason and a member of Masonic Lodge 394 in Belleville. He was a 1931 graduate of Belleville High School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Blackwell Payne; a son David Payne and five brothers Leeman, Odell, Olen, William, Hoyt and CJ.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Carolyn Payne of Texarkana, AR; a sister, Ann Morris of Fayetteville, AR; a daughter-in-law, Earlene Payne of Danville, AR; four grandchildren, Brad Payne of Russellville, AR, Richard Payne, Todd Payne and Cara Cook all of Texarkana and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service was April 17, 2005 at the Dr. John Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Belleville with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Dale Knight, David Laster, John Payne, Jerry Payne, Monty Morris and Mike Morris. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 19, 2006)


Payne, Thurman Longtime Belleville Mayor

Thurman Payne, 93, of Belleville, a longtime member of the Belleville City Council and Mayor of that city died last Friday, April 14, 2006 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. Payne served as mayor from 1977 to 1990 as well as serving several years on the Belleville City Council. During his tenure as mayor, he was instrumental in obtaining the first Belleville Fire Department pumper after the city obtained a city-wide water system. While he was mayor, the Belleville City Park pavilion, tennis court and many other improvements to the park were made. He served as an Arkansas Highway Department equipment inspector for 27 years photo of Payne on front page was taken at his retirement). He was a 1931 graduate of Belleville High School, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 394 in Belleville for over 50 years and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 17th at Grace Memorial Baptist Church with burial at Russell Cemetery in Belleville. See complete obituary this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 19, 2006)


Payne, Vida May Howell

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Mrs. Vida May Howell Payne, age 75, of Jacksonville, Fla. a native of Social Circle (Yell County) died August 20.

Survivors are a son, Tyler Payne of Jacksonville; a brother, Dortho Howell of Oklahoma; a sister, Mamie Griffin of Hart man (Johnson County), am three grandchildren.

Funeral and burial were in Tennessee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/20/1988)


Payne, Virgil Melton

Virgil Melton Payne, 53, a lifetime resident of Hot Springs, died Friday, March 27, 1958 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs. He was a member of the Baptist Church, American Legion, VFW and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lennie Priddy Payne and two daughters, Mary Lenn and Patricia Payne, all of Hot Springs; a brother, Clyde Payne of Long Beach, Calif; and a sister, Mrs. Vera Carter of Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 3, 1958)


Payne, Zelmar

Zelmar Payne, 57 year old chief gauger for Cities Service Pipe Line Co. Cushing, Okla. was found dead of a heart attack while on duty south of Cushing, July 22, 1955.

Loyd Carmen, Cities Service engineer, who discovered Payne, said he began to look for the gauger after Mrs. Payne telephoned him that her husband had not arrived for lunch. Carmen said he checked all tanks at the company's tank farm before finding Payne in a relaxed position at the wheel of his car with one arm out the window. The car was partially hidden from view by the tank. Reports found in the car indicated that Payne had gauged a tank about 9 a. m. He had driven his car to the tank, climbed the stairway to the top of the tank made the gauge and returned to his car. His reports were found on the seat beside him and his hat was in the back seat where he had apparently laid it on returning. Cities Service employees had searched the tanks farms after Payne had failed to report in after 9 a. m. The tank farm near Yale was also searched. He was born October 23, 1897, at Havana and was married to Kate Moudy in 1920. He had been employed with the Cities Service Pipe Line since 1927.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Kate Payne of the home, one son, Kenneth Payne stationed in Tokyo, Japan with the Air Force; three grandsons, two brothers, Otho Payne of Bauxite, Paul Payne with the Navy in Cuba and two sisters, Mrs. Gloyd Buckman and Mrs. Lois Oates of Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 28, 1955)


Pazdera, Frank James

Frank J. (James) Pazdera, aged 35 of Star City, Lincoln County agriculture agent, died Tuesday at a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Arkansas County Agents Association and the Kiwanis Club. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Pazdera and Tommy Pazdera, both of Star City; two daughters, Theresa Pazdera and Mary Pazdera, both of Star City; his father Frank Pazdera of Danville; two brothers, Georger Pazdera of Little Rock and John Pazdera of Dardanelle; five sisters, Mrs. Leonard Kunz of Idaho, Mrs. Herbert Holland of California, Mrs. Gene Johnson of Russellville, sister, O.S. Bartholomew of Fort Smith and Miss Mildred Pazdera of Denver.

The funeral was Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and burial was at Graceland Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1963)

Pazdera, Frank James

Frank J. (James) Pazdera, aged 35 of Star City, Lincoln County agriculture agent, died Tuesday at a Little Rock hospital. He was a member of the Arkansas County Agents Association and the Kiwanis Club. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Pazdera and Tommy Pazdera, both of Star City; two daughters, Theresa Pazdera and Mary Pazdera, both of Star City; his father Frank Pazdera of Danville; two brothers, Georger Pazdera of Little Rock and John Pazdera of Dardanelle; five sisters, Mrs. Leonard Kunz of Idaho, Mrs. Herbert Holland of California, Mrs. Gene Johnson of Russellville, sister, O.S. Bartholomew of Fort Smith and Miss Mildred Pazdera of Denver.

The funeral was Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and burial was at Graceland Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on June 1963)

Pazdera, George W.

George W. Pazdera, age 84, of Dardanelle, AR died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born December 9, 1917 in Dardanelle, the son of the late Frank J. and Cennie Wesley Pazdera. He was a pharmacist, retired from the National Guard Company F 153rd and a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Frank Pazdera, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Burchfield Pazdera; five sisters, Cecelia Johnston of Russellville, AR, Elvenia Kunz of Louisville, CO, Helen Holland of Woodland, CA, Dorothy Pazdera, Greenwood, AR and Mildred Barnes, Denver, CO and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Monday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church with Father Vencent Flusche officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Bill Phiefer, Bob Bata, Dennis Lee Johnston, Bobby Balloun, and Lee Johnston. Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 5, 2002)


Pazdera, Mary S.

Mary S. Pazdera age 87 of Dardanelle died Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born October 5, 1918 at Columbia County, AR to the late John Calhoun and Lou Ellen Henry Burchfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pazdera; four brothers, Tom Burchfield, Jeff Burchfield, Bob Burchfield and Francis Burchfield; two sisters, Ellen Wilson and Lucille Erskin.

Survivors include a brother, Joe Burchfield of Odessa, TX; four sisters-in-law, Helen Holland of Woodland, CA, Cecelia Johnston of Russellville, Dorothy Pazdera of Greenwood, AR, Mildred Barnes of Denver, CO and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 20, 2006 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Bobby Loyd officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Franklin Wesley, Bill Pfeifer, Bobby Balloun, Bobby Willis, Irvin Balloun and Bob Bata. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 22, 2006)


Peak, Robert E.

Robert E. Peak, age 50 of London died Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at his home. He was born March 18, 1955 at South Bend, IN. He was owner operator of the Peak Express Truck Lube in Russellville.

He is preceded in death by an infant son, Darren Peak.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Vail Peak of London; a daughter, Kim Marie Humphrey of Mishawaka, IN; a son, Christopher Stockbridge of Mishawaka, IN; a stepson and his wife, Charles and Michelle McClure of Pottsville; his father, Richardo Peak of Elkhart, IN; mother and companion, Sherry Peak and Tom Knox of Vandalia, MI; three grandchildren, Carlee McClure of Pottsville, Austin and Kayrna Humphrey of Mishawaka, IN.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 31, 2005 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Danny Fudge officiating. Internment was at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were John Blackard, Tom Ed Bullock, David Hudson, Mike Neal, Andy Thomas, Bud Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were Employees of Peak Express Truck Lube. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 4, 2006)


Pearce, Joe Lloyd

Joe Lloyd Pearce, age 78, of Little Rock, AR passed away, August 15, 2001. He was born in Danville, AR on June 2, 1923 to the late Charles and Bessie Pearce. He retired in 1988 as a civil engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers; he served in World War II in the US Marine Corps; and was also a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for 44 years.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opha Hicks of Kansas City, MO and Opal Marcum of Bakersfield, CA.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Pearce of Little Rock, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephan and Lon Pearce of Alexander, AR and David and Vicki Pearce of Rock Hill, SC; three grandchildren, Jameson, Adam and Madalyn Pearce; two brothers, Charles Pearce of Conway and Houston Pearce of Modesto, CA.

Funeral service was August 20, 2001 at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sanders officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial park. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72204 or Geyer Springs First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 31510, Little Rock, AR 72260. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 22, 2001)


Pearce, Lillian Nellie

Lillian Nellie Pearce, age 95, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born April 15, 1915 in Waveland, AR to the late Jonathan "Dick" and Annie Rogers Davis. She was a retired postmaster and a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Pearce; parents; son, Harold Dale Pearce; granddaughter, Crystal Wendland; sister, Sallie Lucas.

Survivors include sons, Jonathan "Rayford" and wife, Joyce Pearce of Escalon, CA; daughter, Sally and husband, Larry Roberts of Flowood, MS; daughter-in-law, Judy Pearce of Ft. Smith; brother, J. W and wife, Jackie Davis of Ft. Smith; sisters, Lila Foster of Moore's Chapel, Laura Ethel McCourt of Danville, Evelyn Ryan of Blue Mountain; eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brent and Greg Pearce, William Bradshaw, Just Cleveland, Eddie Bruce and Ross Moudy. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Danville First Baptist Church. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010)


Pearce, M. S.

M. S. Pearce, age 71, died at his home in Danville Sunday morning, November 19, 1950. He had lived in Yell County for the past50 years, where he was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Baptist church. This he was awarded a 50 year pin by the Masons in special ceremonies held at the Danville Lodge. He had recently retired as owner and operator of the Danville Monument Works.

He is survived by his wife, May Pearce; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Breed of Paris, AR; seven sons, Grady Pearce of St. John, Kansas, Granville and Dick Pearce of Little Rock, Melvel Pearce of Havana, Ray Pearce of Birta, Lovel and Woodrow Pearce of Salina, Calif. One son, Fay Pearce, was killed inaction in World War II. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 23, 1950)


Pearce, Margaret Ann

Margaret Ann Pearce, age 71, longtime Stigler resident died Friday, June 4, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. A native of Poteau she was born April 5, 1939 to Levine and Ethel (Gabbard) Price. She grew up at Greenwood, Arkansas and Stigler where she was educated. She was married and became a mother and devoted her life to raising her family. She made her home in Yell County, Arkansas for many years before returning to Stigler. She was married to Wayne Pearce on June 21, 1989 and made their home together. She was a one time member of New Hope Church. She loved bright colored flowers, adored her family and loved cooking.

She could make the best chicken & dumplings in the world She is survived by her husband, Wayne Pearce of the home; six children, Retha Brown and husband, Louie of Stigler, Harlen Honeycutt of Stigler, Michael Honeycutt and wife, Gail of Santa Fe, TX, Gena Goff and husband, Larry of Stigler, Anna Mullins and husband, David of Plainview, AR, Jeffrey Highfill and wife, Brenda of Plainview, AR; stepson, Tony Pearce and wife Lisa of Gushing, OK; two brothers. Curtis Price of Enid, Charlie Price of Stigler; one sister, Marcia Bryce of Stigler; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, (with two on the way); three step-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Levine and Ethel Price; one brother, William Price.

Funeral service was June 7, 2010 at Stigler First Assembly of God with Reverend Tommie Parker and Eugloist Reverend Leo Guthrie. Burial followed at Anticoch Cemetery under the direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Brandon Goff, Matt Goff, John David Mullins, Spencer Honeycutt, Devon Highfill and Logan Billy. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters; Lori Slater, Patti Nix, Brandy Murray, Terri Holland, Danielle Moats and Holly Stokes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010)


Pearce, May Queen

Mrs. May Queen Pearce, age 76, died May 2, 1956 at Paris. She was a former Danville resident and lived all her life in Arkansas.

She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Mary Breed of Paris; seven sons, Grady of Coffeyville, Kansas, Granvil of North Little Rock, Melvil of Charleston, Lovel of Santa Marie, Cal Woodrow of Arlington, Cal, Dick of North Little Rock and Ray of Little Rock; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 10, 1956)


Pearce, Ray B.

Ray B. Pearce, age 88, of Bryant, AR formerly of Russellville, AR died Monday, December 29, 2008 at Bryant Health Care Center. He was born August 22, 1920 in Waveland, AR to the late Melvil and Mae Kennington Pearce. He was a WWII Veteran and a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Wanda Joe Pearce; sons, Clint Pearce of Little Rock and Doug Pearce of Conway; step-sons, Gary Alford of South Haven, MS, Alan Alford of Cabot and Scott Alford of Bryant; grandson, Austin Pearce; sister, Mary Ann Breed of Paris and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was December 31, 2008 at Havana Cemetery with Mark King officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 7, 2009)


Pearce, Roland E.

Roland E. Pearce, died May 1, 1998 in Bellflower, CA. He was born May 22, 1922 in Booneville, AR. He was a resident of Los Angeles County for 53 years. He was a delivery person for the Long Beach Press Telegram Newspaper for 17 years.

He is survived by two nieces, Charlotte Fillipow and Sally Roberts and a nephew, Jonathan R. Pearce.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Pearce.

Service was May 11, 1998 at Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 1998)


Pearce, Roland Rayford

Roland Rayford Pearce, aged 72, of Booneville, died July 21 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lou Pike Pearce; a daughter, Mrs. Zella Yandell of California; two sons, Vernon of Waveland and Roland Edward of California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 3, 1961)

Pearce, Wanda J. (Turner)

Wanda J. Turner Pearce, 92, of Bryant died December 12, 2013. She was born September 4, 1921 at Havana, Arkansas to Joseph Warren Turner and Dena Lokey. She was a 1939 graduate of Havana High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. She furthered her education at Arkansas Tech University, University of Central Arkansas and Memphis State University. She was a teacher for 46 years and taught at Havana, Waldron, Forrest City, and California Schools out of Los Angeles Districts. She was also a member of Retired Teachers Association of Yell County and to the Havana E. H. Club of Havana, AR. She was a member of Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Myrle Frazier, and husband Ray Pearce.

Survivors include her children, Gary and Jenny Alford of Olive Branch, MS, Alan and Judy Alford of Cabot, Scott and Libby Alford of Bryant; step-sons, Clint Pearce of Little Rock and Doug Pearce of Conway; grandchildren, Tiffany Bozoudes (Paul), Kristen Agee (Cody), Matt Alford, Hunter Alford, Leigh Clary (Danny); and great-grandchildren Madison Fullington, Hagan Alford and Paisley Agee.

Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Havana Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. before service at the church. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 18, 2013)

Pearce, William Herman

William Herman Pearce, age 79, died at Hurst, Tex. August 5. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Ray and Noble of Hurst and Dewell of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother Arrie Pearce of Amarillo Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Shannon of Ft. Worth, Tex. and Mrs. Hazel Burnside of Dallas; six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Funeral service was conducted August 7 at Hurst and a short talk by Rev. Carl Self at the grave side and burial was August 8 at Havana Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 1966)

Pearce, William Nelson (Mrs.)

Mrs. William Nelson Pearce, age 86, died October 27 following a long illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Joe S. Pearce of Waco, Texas, Charles Pearce of Danville, and one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Clemons of Havana; 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceed in death by her husband and four other children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov. 1, 1951)

Pearce, Zula Jackson Kyles

Zula Jackson Kyles Pearce, age 91 of Lufkin, TX formerly of Havana, AR died Friday, November 19, 1999 in Lufkin, TX. She was born September 7, 1908 in Waveland, Yell County, AR to the late Howard Davis and Nannie Fisher Jackson. She was a member of the Havana Church of Christ and a beautician.

She is survived by, her husband, Ray Pearce of Lufkin, TX; one sister, Ruby Purser of Tulsa, Ok and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held November 23 at the Havana Church of Christ with John McCourt officiating. Interment was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 1, 1999)


Pearrow, Betty Jane (Campbell)

Betty Jane Campbell Pearrow, age 63, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at her home. She was born September 4, 1949 at Dardanelle to the late Euel and Ruby Clowers Campbell. She was of the Church of Christ Faith, loved fishing playing Spider Solitaire and spending time with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry Malick and a brother, Don Edward Campbell.

Survivors include her children, Missy Daly and husband Jamie of Dardanelle, David Stiffler and wife Melissa of Missouri, James Michael Pearrow of Russellville; one sister, Linda Moudy and husband Roy of Dardanelle; four grandchildren and one nephew.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Dacus Cemetery with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Daly, Bryland Young, Ronnie Kisling and Jimmy Hulsey. Arrangements 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 Aug 21, 2013)

Pearrow, Betty Jane (Campbell)

Betty Jane Campbell Pearrow, age 63, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at her home. She was born September 4, 1949 at Dardanelle to the late Euel and Ruby Clowers Campbell. She was of the Church of Christ Faith, loved fishing playing Spider Solitaire and spending time with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry Malick and a brother, Don Edward Campbell.

Survivors include her children, Missy Daly and husband Jamie of Dardanelle, David Stiffler and wife Melissa of Missouri, James Michael Pearrow of Russellville; one sister, Linda Moudy and husband Roy of Dardanelle; four grandchildren and one nephew.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Dacus Cemetery with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Daly, Bryland Young, Ronnie Kisling and Jimmy Hulsey. Arrangements 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 Aug 21, 2013)

Pearson, Dona

Dona Pearson, age 53, of Russellville, died Sunday, August 11, 2002. A daughter of the late Allen Chase and the late Alda Ione Mayders Chase, she was born March 7, 1949, in Prescott, Arizona. She was an honor graduate of Arkansas Tech University. She was employed through the Russellville School District and the Adult Education Center as an English As A Second Language teacher in Russellville, Dardanelle and Danville. She was a member of TESOL national organization and the Arkansas TESOL and the National Educators Association.

Survivors include her husband, Al Pearson; four sons, Brian Pearson of Clarksdale, Arizona, Benjamin Pearson of Jasper, Daniel and Matthew Pearson of Russellville; three daughters, Janine Reader of Mesa, Arizona, Kimberly McMichael of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Carla Hubbard of Russellville; two sisters, Susan Watt of Clarksdale, Arizona and Judy Hinds of Cottonwood, Arizona; and ten grandchildren.

Memorial service was Friday, August 16, 2002 at Shinn Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 21, 2002)


Pearson, Dora May (Wilson)

Dora May Wilson Pearson, 87, of Russellville died Thursday, August 8, 2013. She was born June 10, 1926, in Dardanelle, to Charlie Gus and Silverena May Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Emerson Pearson; and brother, Charles I. Wilson Sr.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Theresa Faye and Wally Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo.; caregiver, LaSonya Foster of Russellville; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A family conducted memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.

Cremation arrangements are by Shinn Funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR. 72802. Obituary/guestbook online at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. August 10, 2013 on line @ www.couriernews.com)

Pearson, Fannie M.

Mrs. Fannie M. Pearson, age 82, widow of James Benton Pearson, suffered a stroke and died in a hospital in Fremont, CA on March 23, 1978. She was a resident of Patterson, CA for thirty years, and a former resident of Yell County. Mrs. Pearson was a member of Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church near Gravelly. She was buried by the side of her husband in Patterson Cemetery at Patterson, CA. At the time of her death she was living with her daughter in Fremont, CA.

She is survived by a daughter, Thelma Greenfield and a son, Robert Pearson, both of Fremont, CA; a brother, Roscoe Underwood of Patterson, CA; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 4-12-1978)


Pearson, Genevel (Woodall)

Genevel Pearson, age 91, of Danville passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at her home. She was born May 16, 1921 in Mickel Switch, AR. to the late William Loranza & Eller Loretter Woodall. She was a homemaker and attended the Robinson Point Missionary Church. She loved to quilt, garden and her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Pearson; parents; son James Underwood.

Survivors include sons Johnny Wayne & Chong Underwood of Virginia; Richard & Shirley Earnest Robinson of Danville; daughter Evelyn Loretta & Thomas LaGrow of Hope; brother Luster Staton of New Blaine; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 30, 2013 at Earl Ladd Cemetery with Rev. W.A. Gorman officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1, 2013)

Pearson, Genevel (Woodall)

Genevel Pearson, age 91, of Danville passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at her home. She was born May 16, 1921 in Mickel Switch, AR. to the late William Loranza & Eller Loretter Woodall. She was a homemaker and attended the Robinson Point Missionary Church. She loved to quilt, garden and her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Pearson; parents; son James Underwood.

Survivors include sons Johnny Wayne & Chong Underwood of Virginia; Richard & Shirley Earnest Robinson of Danville; daughter Evelyn Loretta & Thomas LaGrow of Hope; brother Luster Staton of New Blaine; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 30, 2013 at Earl Ladd Cemetery with Rev. W.A. Gorman officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1, 2013)

Pearson, Ineth Thera

Ineth Thera Pearson, age 86 of Dardanelle, died Friday, June 14, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Pearson was born December 23, 1915 in Bellview, Arkansas to the late Rufus Arnold and Gertrude Green Young. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Morrilton, attended South New Hope Assembly of God Church and a member of the Easter Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil A. Pearson; an infant daughter, Nancy Pearson; and a sister, Maxine Hunter.

Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-laws, Dr. Ray A. and Michelle Pearson of Harrison, Dr. Russell W. and Kathy Pearson of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Laura and Dick Story of Little Rock, Sue and Joe Breashears of Searcy; two brothers, Rev. C. R. Young of Dardanelle, Cleta Young of Texarkana, AR; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, June 17, 2002, Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Stephen P. Davis officiating. Interment was in McGhee Cemetery, Perry by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Dr. Rex DeLaune, Douglas Story, Mark Breashears, Jeremy Pearson, Billy Estes, and Greg Wire. Honorary pallbearers were Charles H. Pearson and Dr. William Gibbs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 19, 2002)


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