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Sullivan, Jewell Ida (Montgomery)

Mrs. Jewell Ida Sullivan, 86, of Briggsville died Friday, September 18, at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was the daughter of the late Dr. John Montgomery and Martha Wilkerson Montgomery, and was a member of the Briggsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Tom Sullivan and Marvin Sullivan of Briggsville, John Sullivan of Alma and Grady Sullivan of Modesto, Caltf.; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Dishongh of Gravelly; a brother, Clayton Montgomery of Pryor, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Grace Spencer of Plainview; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at Briggsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Crossno and the Rev. Hulon Wiser. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 24, 1970)

Sullivan, Leola Alice Richardson

Mrs. Leola Alice Richardson Sullivan, age 76, of Briggsville, AR died Wednesday, July 3, 1996 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. She was born in Slatonville, Sebastian County, Arkansas October 14, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice Walker Richardson. She was a retired receptionist for the late Dr. L. A. Draeger of Danville, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, mother, homemaker and member of the Briggsville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Floyd Sullivan.

Survivors include a son, Terry Sullivan of Briggsville; a daughter, Jill Baugh of Dardanelle; two sisters, Clarice Smith of No. Little Rock and Lorene Kelly of Dallas, TX and three grandchildren, Clay Sullivan and Brett and Brandon Baugh.

Funeral service was July 6 at the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Hulon Wiser and Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Pallbearers were Ron Sullivan, Paul Sullivan, Charles Ray Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, James Baugh and Coleman Metcalf. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 7/3/1996)


Sullivan, Marvin Floyd

Marvin Floyd Sullivan, age 72 of Briggsville, AR died Friday, February 14, 1992 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was a native of Briggsville, son of the late John W. and Jewell Montgomery Sullivan. He was a former member of the First Popularly Elected Yell County Quorum Court, a retired Yell County Road Foreman, and was a Cattleman. He was a past member of the Yell County Hospital Board of Directors, and was a Charter Member of the Briggsville Methodist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge 123 at Bluffton, a Veteran of World War II and a member of the Yell County Democratic Central Committee.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Sullivan Bailey and two brothers, Tom Sullivan and John Earl Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife, Leola Richardson Sullivan; a son, Terry Sullivan of Briggsville; one daughter, Jill S. Baugh of Dardanelle; one brother, Grady Sullivan of Briggsville; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Dishongh of Danville; four grandsons, Derrick Sullivan, Clay Sullivan, Brett Baugh, Brandon Baugh and one granddaughter, Amanda Skelton.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17th at the Briggsville Methodist Church with Rev. Hulon Wiser and Dr. L. Compton George officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville with Masonic Rites. Arrangements were in care of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Thomas Sullivan, Charles Sullivan, Paul Sullivan, Derrick Sullivan, Coleman Metcalf and Ernie Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were Fay Rhoades, Alan Newsted, Ted Buford, John Richie, Alton Webb and Rubin Reed. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/14/1992)


Sullivan, Patricia Ann "Pat" (Dennis)

Patricia Ann "Pat" Sullivan, age 63, of Plainview passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at her home. She was born May 8, 1949 in Russellville, AR, to the late Jimmy Marvin & Lillian Rogers Dennis. She was a mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Dennis; sister, Sharon "Tooter" Parrish; great-grandson, Carter Greyson Shaw.

Survivors include children & spouses, Shelia & Jackie Olson of Dardanelle, John & Petra Davis of AZ, Deana Moore of Atkins, Leasa & Barry Dolan of Crossett, Ron & Amanda Sullivan of Briggsville and Tera Sullivan of Dardanelle; best friend & father of her children, Paul Sullivan of Briggsville; brother & sister-in-law, Jim & Jana Dennis of Bella Vista; sisters & brother-in-law, Shirley Mitchell of Conway, Sandy Jackson of Conway and Karen & Jamie Caldwell of Vilonia; grandchildren, Taylor Olson, Audree Olson, Trey Davis, Kylea Davis, Levi Ray, Lynzey Ray, Blake Moore, Chase Moore, Matthew Sullivan; great-granddaughter Sky Lee Moore.

Funeral service was January 13, 2013 at the Lighthouse Christian Center with Rev Dan Osolin officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers include John Davis, Ricky Jones, Ron Sullivan, Trey Davis, Blake Moore, Levi Ray and Nathan Shaw. Honorary pallbearers include Jimmy Mack McAlister, Dr. John Westwood, Chris Pierce, Greg Pierce, Kelly Hill, Kenneth Hill, Matt Millwood, Chase Moore, Matthew Sullivan, Mike Parrish and Brad Kelly. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 16, 2013)

Sullivan, Sunny

Sunny Sullivan, age 56, of Russellville, AR, died Monday, February 15, 2010 at her home. The daughter of Marvin and Mary Lee King Sellers, she was born September 5, 1953 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was a legal secretary with Laws and Murdoch and she enjoyed genealogy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dusty McDaniel and a brother, Mark Sellers.

She is survived by 2 sons, Derrick Sullivan & wife Tina, US Army, Fort Bragg, NC, Clay Sullivan, US Navy, Sicily; a daughter, Amy Nelson, Mt. Home; 5 grandchildren, Chasity and Raven Sullivan, Allyson, Jacob and Megan Nelson; 2 brothers, Marty Sellers and wife Sue, Russellville, Marshall Sellers, Fayetteville; 3 sisters, Mary Beth Sage and husband Joel, Dover, Marisa Sellers, London, Marcee Shaw and husband Darrin, Russellville and Ann Holbrook Demere, Russellville.

Memorial service was February 20, 2010 at Humphrey Chapel. Derrick Sullivan, Clay Sullivan and Timm Murdoch will officiate. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at WWW.humphreyfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 24, 2010)


Sullivan, Terry L.

Terry L. Sullivan, age 47, of Ola died Tuesday at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born January 9, 1957 in Gary, Indiana to the late Levi Sullivan. He was a sawmill worker.

Survivors are his mother, Betty Via Sullivan of Ola, special friend, Carolyn Andrews of Texas arid a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Services were held June 3, 2004 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Bobby Wells officiating. Interment was held in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Steve McConnell, Rob Hodge, JR Haney, Brian Ford, Bob Roberson, and Allan Morgan. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004)


Sullivan, Thomas Milton

Thomas Milton Sullivan, age 90 of Ola, died Monday, February 4, 2008 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born September 16, 1917 in Belleville, AR to the late Thomas Jefferson and Pearl Payton Sullivan. He was a WWII Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Olive May Lee Sullivan; sons, Michael and Ronald Sullivan of Ola.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 6, 2008)


Sullivan, Tommy H.

Tommy H. Sullivan, 81, of Briggsville died Monday, June 4, 1984 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Little Rock. He was a native of Rover, the son of the late John W. and Ida Jewell Montgomery Sullivan. He was a retired school teacher, having taught school for more than 44 years, and was a member of the Briggsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Castleberry Sullivan of the home; three sons, Dr. Thomas Sullivan of Lincoln, Neb. Charles Sullivan of EI Dorado, and Ronald Paul Sullivan of Briggsville; three daughters, Mrs. Anna J. Fryar of the home, Mrs. Betty Ward of Modesto Calif. and Mrs. Mary Tharp of Parkville, Mo. three brothers, John Sullivan of Alma, Marvin Sullivan and Grady Sullivan, both of Briggsville, a sister, Mrs. Pauline Dishongh of Danville and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Briggsville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Hulon Wiser and the Rev. Claude Miles. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery at Briggsville. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Briggsville United Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 6/4/1984)


Sullivant, Billy Gene

Billy Gene Sullivant, 54, of Mablevale, died June 26, 2011 at UAMS in Little Rock surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born May 3, 1957 in Danville, AR to Billy and Thelma Corbin Sullivant. Billy graduated from Mills High School in 1977 where he excelled in art and athletics. He loved to draw and will be remembered by his many friends for his specially made Halloween cards he sent out each year and for those brilliant blue eyes of his.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arley and Lucille Corbin of Danville, paternal grandparents, Horace and Anna Jo Sullivant of Little Rock, and Chester Ray also of Danville.

Survivors include his wife, Kandace Mathews; two step- sons, Steven Carter, Jr. and Michael Carter of New York; his parents, Billy and Thelma Sullivant, brother, Jimmy Sullivant, two sisters, Kelly Sullivant Owens and Phyllis Sullivant, all of Little Rock and other extended family members. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at UAMS CV ICU and Coumadin Clinic. The family will receive friends and family from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28th at the Roller Drummond Funeral Home located off I-30 Service Rd. in Little Rock. A graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville at 11 a.m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 29, 2011)

Sullivant, Jimmie Jack

Jimmie Jack Sullivant, died March 16, 2000 at Holloday Health Care in Holloday, UT. He was born November 1933 to Lois McCleskey Sullivant and Jim Sullivant of Belleville, AR.

He is survived by one daughter and three sons, Carla, Glenn, James and Ben Allen and grandchildren; three aunts, Lora George of Ola, AR, Ernestine Sugg of Sheridan, AR and Elwanda Williams of Malvern, AR; one uncles Dr. E. W. McCleskey of Pocahontas, AR.

Memorial service was held at the Newman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on April 4, 2000. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 19, 2000)


Sullivant, Julia Phredonia

Mrs. Julia Phredonia Sullivant, age 81, was born June 19, 1867, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivant of Corinth and died in the Danville Clinic May 12. She lived in Belleville most of her life. Burial was May 14 in the Belleville Cemetery.

Miss Sullivant is survived by one brother, Marue, of Stillwater, OK and 26 nephews and nieces. Rev. Thomas Whiddon of Danville and Rev. Wilson of Belleville held the services. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, May 24, 1951)


Sullivant, Maud (Poteet)

Mrs. Maud Poteet Sullivant, age 87, of Danville, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Buel of San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Sullivant was a Methodist and a lifelong resident of Yell County.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Buell and Mrs. Lorene Kifer of Danville; three sons, Horace C. Sullivant of Danville and Little Rock, Guy Sullivant of Pine Bluff and L. P. Sullivant of Danville; two brothers, Joe Poteet of Wewoka, Okla. and Ned Poteet of Holdenville, Okla. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 21, 1961)

Sullivant, Thelma (Corbin)

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Thelma Corbin Sullivant fought her last battle on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The chains are gone and Thelma has been set free with her loving family at her bedside; she was 72 years old. She was born to the late Arley Corbin and Lucille Payne Corbin on November 10, 1939, on Huckleberry Mountain. She later moved with her family to Danville where she attended school, met and married Billy Sullivant.

Their surviving children include Kelly Jo Sullivant Owens (Tom), Phyllis Ann Sullivant Sage and Jimmy Sullivant; two grandsons, Alexander Moomey and Daniel Moomey; one granddaughter, Becky Jo Sage and Nick Singleton; and two great-granddaughters, Emma Grace Singleton and Molly Wallace, all of the Little Rock area. Lastly, Thelma lost part of her own heart upon the death of her oldest son, Billy Gene Sullivant, who died in July 2011. Thelma had a long and proud career working at UAMS. Upon her retirement she was the patient/billing services specialist where she made many friends and was a respected employee.

Thelma was preceded in death by brothers, John Corbin of Charleston and A.L. Corbin and sister-in-law, Maxine Foster Corbin of Fort Smith. In addition to her children. Thelma is survived by her husband of 54 years, Billy Sullivant; her brothers, Don Corbin (Joyce) of Dardanelle, Jim Corbin of Russellville and Bob Corbin (Claudia) of Danville; sisters, Billie Corbin White and Jo Corbin Spears, both of Grenada, Miss., and Mary Ann Corbin Moudy (Phil) of Danville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside service was held September 1, 2012, at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville followed by a memorial service at Danville First Baptist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 5, 2012)

Summers, Agnes Marie Finley

Agnes Marie Finley Summers, age 83, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of Doyle Summers, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Jane Wright Finley.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Gerry Summers of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Summers and Truman Pew; three grandchildren, Michelle Bechhold and Leslie Martin of Fayetteville and John Summers of Russellville and one great-grandson, Harrison Martin of Fayetteville. Burial was January 23, 1998 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. Bennie Harmon.

A memorial service followed at the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 28, 1998)


Summers, Breck Matthew

Breck Matthew Summers, age 40, of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000. He was the son of Polly Eubanks Summers of Conway and the late Roy Summers. He was a member of the National Automobile Association, Ducks Unlimited, Quails Unlimited and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Summers; his mother, Polly Summers; three sons, Roy Donn and Breck Matthew Summers Jr. both of Greenbrier, AR and Jacob Heath Summers of the home; two brothers, Douglas Summers of Little Rock and Richard Summers of Conway; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral was Saturday, December 2 at the First Assembly of God in Dardanelle with burial in Brearley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a special Christmas fund for underprivileged children at the First Assembly of God. Arrangement by Dardanelle Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 6, 2000)


Summers, Doyle B.

Doyle B. Summers, age 82, of Dardanelle, died Monday, August 25, 1997 at AMI St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Mr. Summers was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dardanelle. He retired from Summers Chevrolet where he was owner and dealer for 43 years. He is the son of the late Jasper and Vera Birge Summers.

He is preceded in death by three brothers J. P. Aubrey and Bob Summers.

Survivors include, his wife, Agnes Summers; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jerri Summer of Russellville, Ar., one daughter, Virginia Summers of Russellville, Ar. two brothers, R. L. Summers of Hot Springs, Ar. and Roy Summers of Russellville, Ar.; also included are three grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at the Brearley Cemetery. Memorial services will be followed at 2 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle by the Reverend Bennie Harmon. Services are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers are John Birkhead, John Flip Cowger, Dana Merritt, Kevin Birkhead, Jonathan Martin and John Summers. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 27, 1997)


Summers, J. M. (Mrs.)

Mrs. J.M. Summers, age 70, of Dardanelle died Wednesday at a Little Rock hospital. She was a native of Yell County.

Survivors include six sons, Doyle Summers of Dardanelle, Aubrey Summers and Roy Summers, both of Ozark, R. L. Summers and Robert Summers, both of Camden, and J. P. Summers of Mississippi; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Lepper of Jonesboro and Mrs. J. L. Grace of Mena; three brothers, Woodrow Burge of Bigelow and Nolan Burge and John Burge both of California; two sisters, Mrs. Charles K. Middleton of Little Rock and Mrs. Ed Parker of Bigelow; and 17 grandchildren. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 1963) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published in May 1963 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Summers, Lynda (Hefner)

Lynda (Hefner) Summers, age 62, died August 16, 2012, in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She was born March 18, 1950, to Aulton and Frances (Horn) Hefner.

Lynda is survived by her stepmother, Elaine Hefner, of Carlsbad New Mexico; a daughter, Amy Brannon of Russellville, Arkansas; a son, Jon Summers; one brother, Garry Hefner, both of Carlsbad, New Mexico; two grandchildren, Alexandria and Ryan Massey of Russellville, Arkansas. She was preceeded in death by her parents.

A graveside memorial service at Earl Ladd Cemetery, will be planned at a later date. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 12, 2012)

Summers, R. L.

R. L. Summers, 87 of Dardanelle, died February 4, 2009. He was born May 18, 1921 at Dardanelle to Jasper Michael and Velma Burge Summer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle and an Army/Air Force Veteran of WWII. He served from 1942-1946 in the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force, Arkansas Racing Commission from 1977-1982, and was Dardanelle Citizen of the Year - 2005, Dardanelle Sand Lizards Fan of the Year - 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Pete Tulipana of Omaha, NE; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James and Jeanne Summers of Hot Springs; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and companion of 19 years, Chelan Bartlett of Dardanelle.

Funeral services February 8, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, Dardanelle. Burial Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Arrangements Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 2009)


Summers, Roy M. "Doc"

Roy M. "Doc" Summers, age 70, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at his son's home in Dardanelle, AR. He was born June 27, 1929 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Jasper and Velma Burge summers. He retired after 41 years as a businessman, owning Chevrolet dealership in Arkansas. He was a member of the Methodist Church and WWII Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by three sons, Phillip Summers of Little Rock, AR, Richard Summers of Conway, AR and Breck Summers of Dardanelle, AR; one brother, H. L. Summers of Dardanelle, AR; two sisters, Mary Grace of Mena, AR and Maysell Lepper of Jonesboro, AR and ten grandchildren.

Service was held August 14, 1999 at the Cornwell Chanel in Dardanelle, AR with interment in the Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Craig Couch, Conner Collier, Rick Mitchell, Donn Summers, Kent Summers and David Hopsil. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 18, 1999)


Summerville, Anna Lou

Anna Lou Summerville, age 68, of Havana, AR died May 5. 2000 in a Little Rock Hospital, Little Rock, AR. She was a member of the Benton Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include, a daughter, Cherie Talbot of Havana, AR; four sons, David Summerville of Texas, Donnie Summerville of Havana, Owen Summerville of Benton and Mike Smith of Oklahoma; a sister, Carolyn Gorman or Havana; five brothers, Jimmy Childress of Oklahoma Jerry, Joe, Ronald and Tommy Childress all of Benton AR, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Service was May 8, 2000 at Mount Olive Cemetery in Benton AR under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 10, 2000)


Summit, Arlie Carson

Graveside services for Arlie Carson Summit, 56, Coos Bay will be held at 3 p. m. today at Ocean View Memory Gardens. The North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Summit was born December 25, 1923, at Gibbs, Ark. and died July 22, at Coos Bay. He was a Bay Area resident since 1947 and was a millwright for Weyerhauser Co. for some 16 years. He was a member of the American Legion, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, of the International Woodworkers of America and of the National Association of Retired Credit Union People. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Summit of Coos Bay, daughters, Shirley Woods, Sandra Ladd, Arlene Parker and Carol Crabb, all of Coos Bay. Scharlott Betancourt of Longview, Wash. Jane Evenson of Woodland, Wash. and Lyndia Kaiahiki of Springfield, Va. a son Johnny Summit of Walla Walla, Wash. brother Wayne Summit of Portland; sister, Mary Durkee of Tigard; 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 7/23/1982)


Summit, Evy Mae

Evy Mae Summit, age 75, of Dardanelle, AR died Sunday, April 8, 2001. She was born July 9, 1925 at Briggsville, AR, daughter of the late Ervin and Myrtle Elliot Bottoms. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of the 1st United Pentecostal Church of Russellville.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Carroll Summitt and three grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Kirby Summit; six sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Anita Summit, Dardanelle, AR, Leon and Maggie Summit, Florida, Deon and Patricia Summit, Russellville, AR., Ervin and Judy Summit, Russellville, AR, Gary and Nancy Summit, Centerville, AR and Billy Summit, Ola, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gerald Hall, North Little Rock, AR and Patsy and Gary Gist, Ola, AR; six brothers, Leroy Bottoms, Cabot, Robert Bottoms, Florida, Leo Bottoms, Dumas, Jimmy Bottoms, Atlanta, GA, Tommy Bottom, No. Little Rock, Homer Bottoms, Arizona; three sisters, Willie McKendree, Oklahoma, Glenna Long, Jacksonville, AR and Lela Payne of Michigan; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Going home celebrations will be today, Wednesday at 10 AM, April 11, 2001 at the First United Pentecostal Church, 1505 Marina Road, Russellville by the Rev. Tony Reynolds. Burial will be in Bluffton Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 11, 2001)


Summit, Faye Whitlow

Faye Whitlow Summit, age 82, formerly of Yell Co, Plainview, died at her home January 1st, 1994 in Bakersfield, CA.

She is survived by her husband, Ivan Lee Summit; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Tom Adams; one grandson, Lyle Adams of Bakersfield, CA; two brothers, Troy E. Whitlow of Kingston Community, Ola, AR and Bill Whitlow of Amarillo, TX and a host of nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends.

Burial was in Bakersfield, CA (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/1/1994)


Summit, Kirby Leon

Kirby Leon Summit, age 65, of Russellville, AR died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Baptist Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1943 at Bluffton to the late Kirby P. and Evy Mae Bottoms Summit.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jimmy Carol Summit and a daughter Leona Kay Summit.

Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Rene Mitchell of Pine Bluff, Cindy and Wayne Brothers and Susie and Steve Bales, all of Ola, Amanda and Hershel Shipman of Russellville, Nicky and Dale Summit-Perkins of Ocala, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Deon and Patricia Summit, Dee and Judy Summit, Eugene and Anita Summit, Billy Summit and Gary and Barbara Summit; sisters and brother-in-law, Patsy Summit and Linda and Gerald Hall; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral service December 23 at Plainview Jesus Name Church. Burial in Bluffton Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 24, 2008)


Summit, Kirby Porter

Kirby Porter Summit, 83 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, June 29, 2006. He was born Dec. 14, 1922, at Sims to Charley and Pairlee West Summit. He was known for his trading, swapping knives, flea market, and wearing his cowboy hat. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evy Summit, a son, Jimmy Summit, and three grandchildren.

Survivors include daughters, Patsy Summit of Ola, Linda Hall and husband, Gerald, of North Little Rock; sons and daughters-in-law, Leon Summit of Ola, Deon and Pat Summit and Ervin and Judy Summit of Russellville, Eugene and Anita Summit of Dardanelle, Billy Summit of Ola, Gary and Barbara Summit of Dardanelle; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Hattie and Hazel of Oklahoma, and Ethel of Monticello; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Saturday, June 30, 2006 at Russellville UPC with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Bluffton Cemetery. Visitation was Friday night, 6-8 at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 5, 2006)


Summit, Lee

Lee Summit, age 67, Ola farmer, died Monday at a Russellville hospital.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Lewis A, Ivan L. and Grover D. Summit, all of California; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Penny and Mrs. Edward Clough of Ola, Mrs. Jack Perrigo of California and Mrs. Virginia Mabry of Texas; six brothers, Willie Summit of Ola, Jim and Isaac Summit of Sims, Joseph and Bryan Summit of Oklahoma and Charley of Bluffton; A sister, Mrs. Julia Willard of California, and 13 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, February 22, 1951)


Summit, W. H. (Mrs.)

Mrs. W. H. Summit, born November 20, 1879 died January 6, 1948 at the Danville Clinic.

She is survived by her husband, W. H. Summit, two sons, Merle and Marlow of Ola and a daughter, Mrs. Clad Barnes of Ola.

Funeral services were conducted at the Ola Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ivan Marcum of Plainview, Officiating. She was laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery near Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 29, 1948)


Summitt, Deon

Deon Summit age 69 of Pottsville died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville. He was born July 12, 1944 at Bluffton, Arkansas to the late Kirby and Evy Mae Summit. He was a member of the Pentecostals of Russellville where he loved lending a helping hand anytime the church needed it. Deon loved being in the outdoors especially his time hunting and fishing. Most of all he cherished his time with his family.

He was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy D. Summit and two brothers, Jimmy C. Summit and Leon Summit.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Carr Summit of Pottsville; three children, Jackie Summit and wife Leanne of Russellville, Tanya Enfinger and husband Michael of Jackson, Tenneessee and Kimberly Adams and husband Jerry of Pottsville; two sisters, Patsy Summit of Ola and Linda Hall of Little Rock; four brothers, Ervin Summit of Russellville, Eugene Summit of Waldron, Billy Summit of Plainview and Gary Summit of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, Casey Deon Summit and wife Brittany, Caleb Lynn Summit both of Russellville, Diyana Burris and Jonathan Burris both of Pottsville; two great grandchildren, Chandler and Brogan both of Russellville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM, Monday, August 19, 2013 at Pentecostals of Russellville on Marina Road with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Bluffton Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5:00PM to 8:00PM today Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel. Pallbearers will be Casey Summit, Caleb Summit, Jeff Hall, Jonathon Burris, Jimmy Hepp and Kevin Hampton Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Aug 20, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Summitt, Ola Abbagail

Ola Abbagail Summitt, age 95, of McGehee, AR. died Monday, December 21, 1998 at the McGehee Desha County Hospital. She was born at Aly, Yell County, AR. the daughter of Jim and Hattie Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chickasaw Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, James William Summitt and a daughter, Jenette Miles.

Survivors include one son, Mario Summitt of Pacos, TX; six daughters, Peggy Barnett of Sandia, TX, Janelle Harper of Gainesville, TX, Vernice Parker of Glenrose, TX, Ava Ruston of South Caroline, Melba Williams of McGehee and Nina Stephan of Upland, CA; five brothers, Billy Reed of McGehee, Carl Reed of Dumas, Herbert Reed of Byrus, CO, Jesse Reed of Little Rock, AR. and Rubin Reed of Bluffton, AR; two sisters, Lorene Glossup of McGehee and Lena Wehunt of Atlanta, GA; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was December 24, 1998 at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in McGehee, AR. Burial followed in McGehee Cemetery at McGehee. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 27, 1999)


Surratt, Charlie Sylvester

Charlie Sylvester Surratt, age 98 of Dardanelle, a native of Belleville, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1910 at Belleville to the late George Washington and Susie Parks Surratt. He was a saw mill laborer and a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church in Dardanelle. He married Trucilla Moody in September of 2000 and moved to Dardanelle where he later became a resident of the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He liked farming and his neighbors and friends reaped the benefits of what he sowed. He was well known and liked in the community.

He is preceded in death by his parents; eleven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Trucilla Surratt of Dardanelle; two step daughters, Kathryn Rosalez and Bonnie Lester both of Fort Smith; host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 15, 2008, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Rev. Kenneth Martin officiating. Burial was in Nebo Cemetery, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Richard Taylor, Lonnie Dickens, Benny Taylor, William Reed, James Obie Woods, and Tom Gilkey. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 19, 2008)


Surratt, Trucilla

Trucilla Surratt, age 84 of Ft. Smith, AR, formerly of Dardanelle, AR died Friday, May 15, 2009 at Saint Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith. She was born November 21, 1924 at Dardanelle to the late Jody Bagby and Lillie Dickey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie Surratt; son-in-law, Marvin Lester; grandson, Wayne Lester; granddaughter, Tamika Lester Taylor; an infant son and infant daughter.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie Lester and Kathryn and Joe Rosalez all of Ft. Smith; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and one lifetime friend, Annette Siegers and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2009, 2:00 p. m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle, with Pastors Allan and Kenneth Martin officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery, Dardanelle. Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2009, 6-8 p. m. in the Chapel. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)


Surrett, Betty Summit

Betty Summit Surrett, 66, a resident of Anniston, Alabama died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the Regional Medical Center in Anniston. She was born December 29, 1940, at Plainview, to Virgil and Flora Mabry Summit. She enjoyed taking care of her animals and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Berniece Summit Rhoades.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Dennis Vinson of London, Rina and Stanton Dixon of Ashdown, and Nina Owens and Scott Harkins of Anniston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Carmen King of Star City and Johnny Ray and Judy Summit of Ola; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Rick Robison of Casa; four grandchildren, Jordan Vinson, Katie Dixon, Joshua Dixon, and Julia Harkins; three nephews; four nieces; two great nieces; and a host of uncles and aunts.

The funeral was held September 20, 2007, at the Gateway Pentecostal Church of God at Russellville with the Rev. Jerry Schlinker and the Rev. Jerry Vinson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Briggsville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Ernie Stafford, John Stafford, Steve Rose, Melvin Vinson, Jerry Vinson, and Kurt Loyd. Honorary pallbearer was Steve No-lin. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas; 10411 West Markham Street, Suite 130; Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. The online obituary and guest-book are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 26, 2007)


Sutterfield, Dorsey Farris

Dorsey Farris Sutterfield, age 75, of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1927 in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Walter E. and Bertha Farris Sutterfield. He was a retired traveling salesman for Corley Manufacturing Co. of Chattanooga, TN selling individual sawmill machinery for 35 years, a retired cattle rancher who pioneered the Charolais cattle business in Yell County, a member of the First Baptist Church, Plainview, serving as past Sunday School Director, men's teacher, Board of Directors and Deacon. He was a past director of Arkansas State Police youth ranches, a 32nd degree Mason, Imperial Shriner, NRA member, Army Veteran of Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Carl and Ferrel Sutterfield.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rebecca Faye Morrison Sutterfield of Russellville; sons, Mark E. Sutterfield and Michael Jay and Rena Sutterfield all of Plainview; five grandchildren, Michael, Cory, Bradley, Justin and Jaylinn Sutterfield; brother, Leslie & Alta Sutterfield of Mountain view; sisters, Martha & Ted Massey and Jessie May & Kenneth Marriott all of Springdale.

Funeral services were held at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Bill Storts officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Kenneth Marriot, Ted Massey, Dwight Sutterfield, Dub Pugh, Monroe Hunt and Carl Jones. Honorary was Chester Treadwell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 29, 2003)


Swaffar, Laura Grace Payne

Laura Grace Payne Swaffar, age 60, of Morrilton, AR died Friday, August 20, 1999. She was born May 12, 1939, in Yell County, a daughter of the late Lenard James Payne and Hattie Payne. She was the widow of Oscar Swaffar and was of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Swaffar of Russellville, AR; four step-sons, Truman Swaffar of Russellville, AR, Robert and William Swaffar both of Morrilton, AR and Arlin Swaffar of Atkins, AR; two step-daughters, Mary Howard of Russellville, AR and Ruby Copeland of Oklahoma; two brothers, Robert Payne of Oklahoma, AR and Linzy Payne of Center Ridge, AR; five sisters, Kathy Cambell of Searcy, AR, Frankie Wilson and Elizabeth Pitts both of Ola, AR; Ruby Jo Taylor of Fresno, CA and Rosie Swaffar of Morrilton, AR and several grandchildren.

Funeral service was Monday. August 23, at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Eld. Earl Smith officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 25, 1999)


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