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Pearson, Karon Ruth

Karon Ruth Pearson, age 38, of Mount George, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at her home. She was born November 18, 1963, in Russellville to Mildred Manes. Pearson and the late Thomas Pearson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount George Church of Christ.

Survivors include her mother; two brothers, James Pearson of Wild Cat Hollow and John Pearson of Ogdensburg, N. Y., five sisters, Sandra Ballinger of Dardanelle, Linda Warren, Carol Ford and Rebecca Pearson, all of Russellville, and Beverly Nichols of Mount George; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Thursday at Mount George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Burial was in Mount George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Dardanelle. Pallbearers were nephews Carol and Jason Warren, Jamey and Adam Pearson, John Pearson, Jr. and Glenn Daniel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 27, 2002)


Pearson, Mildred

Mildred Pearson age 80 of Mt. George died Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born May 25, 1926 at Delaware to the late James Henly and Evelyn E. Smith Hanes. She was a member of the Fair Park Baptist Church in Russellville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Newton Pearson; a daughter, Karon Ruth Pearson and a grandson, Ricky Glen Shelton.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Vanessa Pearson of Bell City, LA, John and Laura Pearson of Ogdensburg, NY; five daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Shelton of Dardanelle, Linda Warren and Johnny Owens of Russellville, Beverly and Nelson Nichols of Mt. George, Carol and Gary Ford of Russellville, Rebecca and Jerry Clements of Vicksburg, MS; four brothers, Robert Manes, Kenneth Manes, Ralph Manes and Quentin Manes; sister, Jean Brister; twenty grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 10:00 a. m. at Mt. George Church of Christ with Chris George officiating. Interment will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Pallbearers Michael Shelton, Carl Warren, Jason Warren, James Warren, Brian Nichols, Jamey Pearson, Adam Pearson, Elijah Pearson, Paul David Pearson and John Pearson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers David Geurian, Brad Smith, Jimmy Farish, Mike Hobby, Craig Rhodes, Glenn Daniel, Shawn Bennett and Steven Allen. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 25, 2006)


Pearson, Thomas Newton

Thomas Newton Pearson, age 77 of Mt. George, Yell County, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 2, 2000 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born September 17, 1922 in the Mt. George Community to the late James and Louvnia Copher Pearson. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, a member of Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141, the Danville Masonic Lodge 41 and West-Ark Scottish Rites in Fort Smith, AR and a 32 degree Mason. He retired in 1972 as head baker for Arkansas Tech University and then worked in construction.

Survivors include, his wife of 58 years, Mildred Manes Pearson; two sons, James Thomas Pearson of Wildcat Hollow, AR and John David Pearson of Odgenburg, NY; six daughters, Tommie Sandra Ballinger of Dardanelle, AR, Linda Kaye Warren and Carol Ann Ford both of Russellville, AR, Beverly Sue Nichols and Karon Ruth Pearson both of Mt. George, AR and Rebecca Lea Anderson of Middletown, Connecticut; one sister, Eula Gean Ward of San Jose, CA; 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Service was February 7 with Bro Chris George officiating. Interment was in Earl Lad Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were, grandsons, James Thomas Pearson Jr. Carl Allen Warren, Jason Daniel Warren, James Todd Warren, Paul David Pearson and Adam Pearson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 9, 2000)


Peavler, Opal Nioma

Opal Nioma Peavler, age 80, or Dardanelle, AR, widow of Laurene Peavler, died Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Country Side Manor in Lamar. She was born July 28, 1919 in Wynona, OK to the late Jesse and Mary Wright Carr. She was a homemaker and mother and attended the Pisgah Methodist Church.

Survivors include, one son, Charles Peavler of Ponca City, OK; two daughters, Marie Hopson of Dardanelle, AR and Ann Eichenberger of Clarksville, AR; two sisters, Beth Loflin and Maryann Jamison of California; 10 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

Graveside services were April 3, 2000 at Brearley Cemetery by Bro. Roland Green. Pallbearers were grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Pisgah Methodist Church, Rt. 1 Box 1085, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 5, 2000)


Peck, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Peck, age 77, of Rover died Tuesday, April 1, 1975 at his home. He was a taxidermist and a member of Rover Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Cathey Peck; a son, Joe Harold Peck of Roger City, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Ricker of Texarkana; three grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Funeral was held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Rover Baptist Church by the Rev. Doyle Young. Burial was in Rover Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4/10/1975)


Peck, Lillian Sweet Cathey

Mrs. Lillian Sweet Cathey Peck, age 95, of Rover died Tuesday, January 12, 1993 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was a native of Rover, AR, daughter of the late William H. and Ellen Rabjohn Cathey, member of the Rover Baptist Church, a mother and homemaker.

Survivors are: one son, Joe H. Peck or Rogers City, Michigan; one daughter, Ann Ricker of Rover; two brothers, Owen Cathey of Van Buren and Bill Carney of Ocean Side, CA; two sisters, Vida Dildy and Modean Barry both of El Dorado, AR; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were January 13 at Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Jack McKinnon, Rev. Ed Kerr, and Rev. Buddy Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Rover Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 1/20/1993)


Peden, Herman Eugene

Herman Eugene Peden Sr., 72, of Havana, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Danville, Arkansas. He was born July 5, 1942, in Blue, Oklahoma to James Allen and Lillie Maybell (Murray) Peden. He was formerly a farmer, poultry plant worker, truck driver and a migrate worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents before mentioned and two sisters, Ellen Bridges and Ruby Davidson.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Piney Fork Cemetery near Havana, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Peden of the home; three daughters, Lillie Peden of Durant, Oklahoma, Lois Ann Cecil of Delaware, and Linda Sue O'Neal of Dover; three sons, Brian Peden of Huntsville, Herman Peden Jr. and Lewis Allen Peden both of Havana; one sister, Mary Katherine Elrod of Culvert, Oklahoma; two brothers, William Peden of Westville, Oklahoma and John Peden of Durant, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and three great grand- children. Pallbearers, Brian Peden, Herman Peden Jr., Lewis Peden, Lillie Peden, Lois Cecil, Linda O'Neal. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 17, 2015)

Peden, Mary Virginia Fulton

Mary Virginia Fulton Peden, age 86 of Dardanelle died Saturday, January 15, 2006 at Arkansas Hear Hospital. She was born July 6, 1919 at Parkin, AR to Salathial M. and Erise Hovis Stanley. She lived a rich full live working beside her husband Ray as they built Fulton Angus Farm. She was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church, worked many years at Keenan Gin and was active in community affairs in the Pisgah and Dardanelle area. She was a strong supporter of the schools, helping as homeroom mother and active band parent. In later years she enjoyed spending time at the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center and attending area dances with her husband Joe.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother; husband, Ray Fulton; two sisters, Rebal Sheldon and Sadye Yates; brother, Thomas Stanley

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Peden of Dardanelle; two sons, and one daughter-in-law, Stanley Ray Fulton of Dallas, TX, Ralph and Kay Fulton of Harrison; sisters, Tommie Nutt and Sammie Stanley of Fordyce; brother Bill Stanley of Kosse, TX; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 10:00 a. m. at New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Floyd Irwin officiating. Pallbearers will be J. J. Wilcox, Harold George and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center, 605 North 5th Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 18, 2006)


Peeler, Garland H.

Garland H. Peeler - passed away December 1 at his home in Russellville. He was the son of the late D. J. and Lucy Peeler. He was married to Lillie Ladd and to this union was born two daughters, Doris and Lois, of the home. He was 75 years of age and a member of the Methodist Church.

He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Ella Lipsey of Horatio, Mrs. Floy Forrest, Plainview, Mrs. Dora White, Plainview and Mrs. Irene Pelt of Russellville and host of other relatives and friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 6, 1951)

Peeler, Garland H. (50 Years Ago)

Garland H. Peeler passed away December 1 at his home in Russellville. He was the son of the late D. J. and Lucy Peeler. He was married to Lillie Ladd and to this union was born two daughters, Doris and Lois, of the home. He was 75 years of age and a member of the Methodist Church.

He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Ella Lipsey of Horatio, Mrs. Floy Forrest, Plainview, Mrs. Dora White, Plainview and Mrs. Irene Pelt of Russellville and host of other relatives and friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 12/1/1951)


Peeler, Jonathan Dee

Jonathan Dee Peeler, 73, of Plainview, March 20th, 1947. [no other details included in 50Yrs Ago Column] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 27, 1947)


Peeler, Mattie (Poteet) (Mrs.)

Funeral for Mrs. Mattie Poteet Peeler, 82, of Plainview, who died at a Fort Smith hospital Friday, was conducted Monday in the Salem Methodist Church near Plainview by Rev. L. L. Bounds. She was a native of Yell County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 24, 1961)

Peeler, Vernia (Miss)

Miss Vernia Oleta Peeler, age 60, of Plainview died Saturday at a Little Rock hospital. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Peeler, of Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 15, 1961)

Peevey, Dial

Obituary of Dial Peevey Revolutionary War Soldier Departed this life on the 4th day of December, A. D. 1844, at his residence in Yell County, Arkansas,

Mr. DIAL PEEVEY, SEN. at the advanced age of 80 years, after an illness of several weeks. The subject of this brief notice was born in the State of North Carolina, and was a soldier in the Revolution. He moved to Madison County, Alabama, at an early day, and resided there for a long time before emigrating to Arkansas.

He has left a large family of children and grand children, to mourn his departure. His whole life has been that of an honest man. There is no one that can point at him and say that he has ever defrauded or injured any one. He has gone to reap his just reward. Peace to his memory. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Barthlynn McCoy, Newspaper: Arkansas Banner, 2/18/1844)


Pelt, Everett

Everett Pelt, age 86, a resident of Dardanelle formerly of Plainview, AR died Thursday, November 3, 1994 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1908 at Plainview, AR to James and Irene Peeler Pelt. He married Marie Chester on June 6, 1936 at Plainview, AR. He was a serviceman with Valmac Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Pelt and a sister, Gladys Breashears.

Survivors include: wife, Marie Pelt of Dardanelle; a son, Jerry Pelt of Dardanelle; a daughter, Peggy Goodwin of McGehee, AR; four giandchildren, Amy and Lesa Goodwin and Jessica and Joe Pelt; two brothers, J Dee Pelt of Plainview and Hoyte Pelt of Nevada; two sisters, Lorene Evans of Ola and Wilna Mae Dunn of Russellvilie.

Funeral services were November 5 at the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle officiated by Bro. Jim Freeman. Burial was at the New Bethel Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on November 9, 1994)

Pelt, Garland Peeler

Garland Peeler Pelt, age 70, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 1, 1985, at St. Vincent's Infirmary at Little Rock. He was employed at Thomas V. Jones Lumber Co. at Dardanelle, and was the son of the late James and Irene Pelt.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline Pelt; two sons, Don Pelt of Dardanelle and Tommy Pelt of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann Race of Dardanelle and Mrs. Sue Jarnagin of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Lorene Evans of Ola and Wilma Mae Dunn of Russellville; three brothers, Everett Pelt of Dardanelle, J. D. Pelt of Plainview and Hoyt Pelt of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Dardanelle Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. David Bishop and the Rev. Robert Presson. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery by Dixon Funeral Home at Danville. Active pallbearers will be employees of Thomas V. Jones Lumber Co. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Pelt, Garland Peeler

Garland Peeler Pelt; age 70, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 1, 1985, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, Don Pelt of Dardanelle and Tommy Pelt of Midland; two daughters, Sue Jarnigan of Independence, MO and Jo Ann Race of Dardanelle; three brothers, Everett Pelt of Dardanelle, J. D. Pelt of Plainview and Hoyt Pelt of Las Vegas, NV; two sisters, Lorene Evans of Ola and Wilma Mae Dunn of Russellville; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Robert Presson officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in care of Dixon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were employees of Thomas V Jones Lumber Co. of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 4/10/1985)


Pelt, J. Dee

J. Dee Pelt, age 85, of Plainview, AR died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola, AR. He was born on June 16, 1921 at Sunlight to the fate James and Irene Peeler Pelt. He was a retired business man. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plainview where he served as a deacon and past Sunday School Superintendent. He served on the Plainview-Rover School Board and was retired from the Plainview Fire Department. He was a Veteran of WWII.

He is preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lorene Lambert Pelt; one son Jim and Lyn of Collierville, TN; three daughters, Debbie and Bobby of Dardanelle, Dana Buttry of Pea Ridge, Diane and Barry Tippin of Ola; eleven grandchildren, Chris Pelt, Penny Owens and husband Les, Donna Selman and husband Paul, Mandy McClellan and husband Matt, Erin Mills and husband Nathan, Sheri Sykes and husband John David, Brooke Greene and husband Kurtis, Brett Long and husband Rodney, Dustin Tippin and wife Kim, Dylan and Brittany Tippin, and fourteen great grandchildren and four more to be born in the next few months; one brother, Hoyt Pelt of Las Vegas, Nevada also survives.

The funeral service was April 7, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Plainview, with burial at New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview, by Humphrey Funeral Service. The Reverend Monroe Hunt and the Reverend Michael Ault officiated. Pallbearers were his nephews. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and men's Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Plainview Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2007)


Pelt, Lorene (Lambert)

Lorene Pelt passed away July 29, 2014 at Deerview Health Care in Ola, Arkansas. She was born December 7, 1924 in Aly, Arkansas to Ola Lambert. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plainview where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a past member of the Plainview EH Club and served on the Yell County Cancer Board. She and J.Dee owned Pelt Discount Store in Plainview from 1970 to 1984.

She is preceded in death by her mother and her husband of 64 years, J. Dee Pelt.

She is survived by one son Jim and Lyn Pelt of Collierville, TN and 3 daughters, Debbie and Bobby Crow of Dardanelle , Dana Buttry of Pea Ridge and Diane and Barry Tippin of Ola. Eleven grandchildren, Chris and Kristy Pelt of Germantown, TN, Penny and Les Owens of Memphis, TN, Donna and Paul Selman of Brentwood, TN, Mandy and Matt McClellan of Conway, Erin and Nathan Mills of Alma, Sheri and John David Sykes of Dardanelle, Brooke and Kurtis Greene of Pea Ridge, Brett and Rodney Long of Bella Vista, Dustin Tippin of Sedalia, MO., Dylan Tippin and his fianc Summer Vodrazka of Texarkana, Brittany and Geoff West of Cordova, TN and 22 great grand children and her aunt Iva Owens.

The Funeral was held 2 pm Saturday August 2, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Plainview. Bro. Scott Miller will officiate. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview. The pallbearers were grandsons - in- law, Les Owens, Paul Selman, Matt McClellan, Nathan Mills, John David Sykes, Kurtis Greene , Rodney Long and Geoff West. Memorial can be made to the First Baptist Church of Plainview or The New Bethel Cemetery c/o Bob Forrest 10398 Forrest Lane, Ola, Ar 73853. 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 Aug 6, 2014)

Pelt, Marie Chester

Marie Chester Pelt, age 92, of Dardanelle, AR, died Friday, November 6, 2009 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville, AR. The daughter of Zachary and Hattie Mae Ronsaville Chester, she was born October 22, 1917 in Plainview, AR. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dardanelle. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years Everett Pelt; siblings, Z. P. Chester and Joe Chester.

Survivors include son, Jerry & Annette Pelt of Dardanelle; daughter, Peggy & George Goodwin of McGehee, AR; four grandchildren, Jessica Robinson & husband Blake of Dardanelle, Joe Pelt of Dardanelle, Amy Ross & husband John of Little Rock, Lesa Culp & husband Blake of Marvell; great grandchildren, Jordan Duncan & Abby Marie Robinson of Dardanelle, Camille & Emily Culp of Marvell; sister, Lou Smith of Independence, MO.; three brothers, C. E. Chester of Cornelius, OR., O. D. Chester of Paris, AR., Bill Chester of Springdale, AR.

Funeral was November 9, 2009 at Humphrey Chapel with Reverend Mike Smith officiating. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Online guest book are available at WWW.humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 11, 2009)


Pelt, Pauline Vernice

Pauline Vernice Pelt, age 88 of Dardanelle, died Monday, April 30, 2007 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1919 at Rover to the late Thomas Steele and Carley Green Cathey. She was a Freewill Baptist in faith and was saved around the age of 25.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Pelt; brothers and sisters, Bonnie Reese, Lee Tyler, Virgie Cochran, Hays Cathey, Milburn Cathey, Zerline Williams Cathey, Thomas Wayne Cathey and Raymond Cathey; and son-in-law, Howard James Race.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Gayle Pelt of Dardanelle, Tommy and Marlene Pelt of Roland, OK; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Everett Jarnagin of Independence, MO, Jo Ann Race of Dardanelle; brother, Willious Cathey; ten grandchildren, Kelly Balloun, Kevin Pelt, Monica Rempe, Marcia Richards, Kendra Wray, Ronnie Pelt, Jason Pelt, Craig Race, Lance Race, Melinda Steer; step granddaughter, Shelly Branch; twenty great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; special caregivers, Ruth Prochazka and Winona Talley of Dardanelle.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. David Bishop officiating. Interment was in New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview. Pallbearers were Terry Dunn, Bruce Dunn, Jerry Pelt, Steve Balloun, George Goodwin, and Bill Pitts. Honorary pallbearers were Roland Evans, Paul Henry Evans, and Jimmy Pelt. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 9, 2007)


Pelter, Carrie

Mrs. Carrie Pelter, age 72, died 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dorman.

Funeral services were Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Danville Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 16, 1947)


Pence, Brooker W.

Brooker W. Pence, 68, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, died suddenly April 28. He was born in White County, Arkansas, October 19, 1897. He later moved to Macedonia in Dutch Creek Valley, and was a Baptist and 35-year Mason. He had been in poor health for several months and his death came only three days after that of his brother, Elmer Lee (Bud) Pence, of Norman, Okla.

He is survived by his wife Myrtle Royce Pence; one son, Robert L; and three grandchildren of Klamath Falls, Oregon; stepmother, Mrs. Fannie (Pence) Carrouth; a brother, Gilbert S. of Norman, Okla; and two sisters, Mrs. Lindsey W. Taylor of Norman, Okla., and Mrs. W. B. Bice of Danville.

Funeral services were conducted by O'Hair's Memorial Chapel with graveside services by the Masonic Lodge in Klamath Falls. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 1966)

Pence, Clauzell Lee (Hunt)

Clauzell Lee (Hunt) Pence, the sole surviving child of Harrison and Lula Hunt, born September 4, 1908 in a log cabin on the Hunt farm, Dutch Creek community, 8 miles west of Danville, AR. She departed this life September 2, 2003 at Mitchell s Nursing Home in Danville, two days short of her ninety-fifth year. As a young lady, she was not only adored by her parents, but as a teenager, she had the distinction of being chosen the prettiest girl at the Yell County fair, an honor for which she did not even realize she was being considered. For this honor, she received the coveted 2.00 prize, a nice prize in those early days. After attending Shark School on Dutch Creek, she was married to Gilbert Sylvester Pence, October 3, 1926 in Danville, Yell County, AR. After an early life together in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, the couple established a permanent residence in Norman, OK, where they lived until returning to Danville in 1970, where her husband preceded her in death February 2, 1972.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, giving birth to nine children seven boys and two girls, Zelma June and Billie Joan, both now deceased. She was a devoted Christian, having been baptized into Christ in July of 1940. She loved to work with her hands much of which was done for others. She could crochet, tat, sew and especially quilt. As a result of her love for handiwork and others, over the years, she created scores of quilts, giving them to family members, friends and orphans (between 1976 and 1989, she made and sent at least 46 to Southern Children's Home in Morrilton, AR). She also did a good deal of quilting by commission. She was a faithful member of the Danville Church of Christ. In her last years, however, ill health prevented her attending services.

Survivors include seven sons, Gerald Lloyd of Noble, OK, Merrill Theo, Kenneth Wayne, Travis Vaughn and Wyatt Hunt all of Danville, AR, Leslie Maurice of Kissimee, FL and Philip Bryan of Las Vegas, NV and 27 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Service was September 6, 2003 at the Danville Church of Christ with Merrill Thomas Pence officiating. Interment was September 8, 2003 at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman, OK by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 10, 2003)


Pence, Elmer Lee "Bud"

Elmer Lee (Bud) Pence, died in Okla. April 25 from cancer of the lungs. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Melba Pruitt Pence; one daughter, Mrs. Rodger Curren of Norman; his mother, Mrs. Fannie Pence Carrouth of Norman; two brothers, Brooker W. Pence of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Gilbert Pence of Norman; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Taylor of Norman, Mrs. Ruby Jewel Sikes of Oklahoma City, Mrs. W.B. Bice and Mrs. Glen Garner of Danville.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday in Norman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 1966)

Pence, Kenneth Wayne

Kenneth Wayne Pence, age 77, of Danville died Friday, January 11, 2013, at Danville, Arkansas. He was born February 19, 1935 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Gilbert Sylvester and Clauzell Lee Hunt Pence. He was a member of the Danville Church of Christ. He was a retired vending company manager.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Gerald Pence, June Madden, Billie Joan Pence, and Leslie Pence.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Martha Caroline Pence; three sons and daughters- in-law, Kenneth II and Pam Pence, of Arlington, Texas, Jim and Pam Pence of Ottawa, KS, Gary & Carole Pence of Hurst, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Merrill and Delores Pence of Danville, Travis and Pat Pence of Danville, Wyatt and Betty Pence of Danville, Phil Pence of Yukon, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held January 14, 2013 at the Danville Church of Christ with Mr. Merrill Thomas Pence officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 16, 2013)

Pence, Merrill Theo

Merrill Theo Pence, 85, of Danville, Arkansas passed away in Danville. He was a retired Contract Inspector for the U. S. Government in Oklahoma City, OK, a member of Alma Church of Christ, a U. S. Army Master Sergeant during the Korean Conflict and a member of Army Combat Engineers. He was born March 21, 1930, in Danville, AR.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years, Mary Louise Pence.

Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Alma Church of Christ with interment in Gracelawn Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. The family will visit with friends from 1:00 until service time Tuesday at the Alma Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Pence of the home; three daughters, Jo Ann Pence Dove of Norman, Marion Louise MeGehee of Seminole, Rebecca Lee Pence of Norman; two sons, Merrill Thomas Pence of Alma and David Lawrence Pence of Little Rock; three brothers, Travis Pence and Wyatt Pence both of Danville and Phillip Pence of Yukon, OK. Pallbearers will be Jason Sanders, Daniel Sanders, Greg Dove, Justin Bishop, David Pence, Bryon Lampkin, William Bishop, Stephen Grant Dove and Benny Brown. Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com [burial: Van Buren (Gracelawn Cemetery), Crawford County, Arkansas] (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 25, 2015)

Pendergraft, Bessie (Powell) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Bessie Pendergraft, age 71, of the Mitchell Nursing Home in Danville died at Ft. Smith February 1. She was a former resident of Belleville and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, W. D. of Belleville; three sons, W. D. Jr. of Danville, Elbert G. of California and Linzy of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Thomas of Charleston; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today at the Church of Christ in Danville with Carl Thompson officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1965)

Pendergraft, Elbert G.

Mr. Elbert G. Pendergraft, age 70, of Waveland, AR passed away January 10, 1997 at his home. He was born March 2, 1926, in Ione, AR. He was a Veteran of WWII and worked as an electronic engineer at the Dryden Research Center, Nasa, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. His family is proud of his contribution made to guidance systems ranging from the X-15, Missile and the Lunar Landing Research vehicle (LLRV).

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Teresa Pendergraft of Havana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lind and Hal Chestnut, Cindy and Doyle Cassity all of Waveland and Janet and David Catlin of Houston, TX, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Cancer Society or your favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 29, 1997)


Pendergraft, Herman Charles

Herman Charles Pendergraft, 68, died at the Booneville City Hospital September 12.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home at Havana; one daughter, Mrs. Vivilea Cherry of June, Tex.; one brother, Willie Pendergraft of Belleville; one sister, Mrs. Rosie Daniels of Ft. Smith; four half-brothers, Lee Peterson of Waldron, Floyd Peterson of Nebr., Oscar Peterson of Tulsa, and Mark Peterson of Miami, Okla.; one half-sister, Mrs. Matilda Leonard from Ft. Scott, Kans.; one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Russell Cemetery at Belleville on September 13 by Minister Carl Thompson, with Cornwell Funeral Service in charge. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 1966)

Pendergraft, Linda

Linda Pendergraft, age 55, of Danville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born November 26, 1947 at Atkins and was a daughter of the late Nelson Jay and Helen Mae Savage Spence. She was a graduate of Capital City Business College and was a member of Bethel Worship Center, in Russellville.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Pendergraft; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Lance and Regina Pendergraft of Dover and Kevin and Stephonie Pendergraft of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeri and Robb McCormick of Russellville; a brother, Edward Nelson Spence of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Sharon Boyer of Kenwood, AR and Cheryl McArthur of Rogers, AR; five grandchildren, William Lance Pendergraft, II, Stephen Alexander Blackstock, Benjamin Dallas Rhandon, Kelsey Ann Pendergraft and Taylor Kay Pendergraft.

Funeral was July 19, at Faith Tabernacle Church, with Rev. Lance Pendergraft and Rev. Earl Helton officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, north of Atkins, by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Steve Reeves, Troy Chandler, Keith Gray, Robb McCormick, Jeff Bradley and Chris Bradley. Honorary pallbearer was Alvin Storment. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 30, 2003)


Pendergraft, Mildred Frances

Mildred Frances Pendergraft, age 90 of Danville, died Monday, April 12, 2010 at Dardanelle Nursing Home. She was born October 15, 1919 in Booneville, AR to the late Thomas and Limmer Rowlett Finney. She was the last charter member of the Danville Freewill Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William David "Junior" Pendergraft; son, Don Lee Pendergraft; siblings, Marie, Theron, Jim, Pete, and Carl Finney and Christine Wright.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Mary Pendergraft of Danville, Bill and Ada Pendergraft of Russellville; daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma and Pledger Ball of Belleville, Carol and Jessie Millard of Waldron, Mary and Earl Hartman of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Monty Ball, Michael Ball, Sidney Ball, David Millard, Dane Millard, Donna Barnes, Deane Jones, Danette Montgomery, Chris Millard, Steven Pendergraft, Danny Pendergraft, Brian Kerr, Lance Pendergraft, Kevin Pendergraft, Jerri McCormick, Tammy Moody, Jim Moody Terri Moody and Amber Bartlett; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, and a host of family and friends. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Danville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Russell Cemetery with Rev. Ronny Morris and Rev. Lance Pendergraft officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 21, 2010)


Pendergraft, William David Junior"

William David Junior" Pendergraft, Jr. age 86, of Danville, AR died Friday, January 16, 2004 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born August 20, 1917 in Booneville, AR to the late William David Sr. and Bessie Powell Pendergraft. He was a retired carpenter and poultry grower and a member of the Danville Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Don Lee Pendergraft.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Mildred Finney Pendergraft; two sons, Jerry Pendergraft of Danville and Bill Pendergraft of Russellville, AR; three daughters, Thelma Ball of Danville, Mary Knutson of Minneapolis, MN and Carol Millard of Waldron, AR; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Service was January 19, 2004 at the Danville Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie King and Rev. Ricky White officiating. Interment was in Russell Cemetery in Belleville by Cornwell Funeral Home, of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Monty Michael Ball, David & Dane Millard, Brian Kerr, Kevin, Lance, Steven and Danny Pendergraft. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 21, 2004)


Pendergrass, Willie Horace

Willie Horace Pendergrass, 63, of Gravelly died at his home February 18. He was born at Ola.

Survivors include his wife, Floy; three sons, Udell of Little Rock, Willie C. of Ft. Sill, Okla., and Bob of the home; one brother Herman Pendergrass of Gould; and four grandchildren.

Services were held at the Gravelly Methodist Church February 20. Burial was in Parks Cemetery at Gravelly. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 1965)

Pendleton, W. Horace

W. Horace Pendleton, age 79, of Dardanelle died Friday, December 5, 1986 at his home. He was a retired diesel mechanic and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church at Augsburg.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Bocksick Pendleton; a brother, Robert Pendleton of Mount Hope, Kan. and two sisters, Edna Hughes of Stockton, Calif. and Esther Law of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. Wesley Ringhardt. Burial will be in Augsburg Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Al Birkhahn, Percy Boster, John H. Harms, Paul Weir, Martin Priebe and Orville Sudmeyer. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Shinn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Penner, Douglas F. "Doug"

Douglas F. "Doug" Penner, age 57 of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, October 20, 1999. He was born August 14, 1942 in Solsville, NY. He graduated high school from Madison, NY and received his BA degree from the University of Georgia and his Master's from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He retired after 33 years as the quality control manager for ConAgra Frozen Foods in Russellville, a cattleman and horse farmer. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, American Pinto Association, American Paint Association and the American Palomino Association. He also showed horses in the Arkansas Futurity.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Penner Atkins.

Survivors are his wife, Carol Owens Penner; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Haulmark of Russellville; one son, Marcus Langford of Dardanelle, AR; his parents, Donald and Lenora Lemery Penner of Cleveland, GA; a grandson, William Haulmark of Russellville, AR; two brothers and sister-in-law, Sid and Brenda Penner of Melbourne, FL and Jim Penner of Montgomery, AL; sister and brother-in-law, Bob and Cathy Hamilton of Cleveland, GA; aunt, Shirley Hamm of Oreskany Falls, NY and several nephews and nieces.

Services were October 23, 1999 at the First Baptist Church Havana with Rev. Charlie Bird, Rev. Bill Storts and Bro. Paul Storts officiating. Interment was in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were, David Cano, Ron Bloetvogel, David George, John Balsczyk, Bob Narcum, Mike Tracy, Wilbur Vanes and Hank Jacobs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 1999)


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