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Rice, Doris

Doris Rice, age 58, of Danville, AR died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at UAMS in Little Rock. The daughter of Opal and Chloe Wheeler Rice, she was born June 26, 1949 in Rover. She was a hair stylist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Alvin Ray Rice.

Survivors include five brothers, Opal F. and Mary Rice of Dardanelle, Kenneth Rice of Justice, IL, Clayton Rice of Danville, Charles and Karen Rice of Danville, Jimmy Rice of Dardanelle; one sister, Brenda and Keith Chambers of Memphis, TN.; eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Monday, December 31, 2007 at Danville First Baptist Church. The Reverend Jamie Staley officiated. Burial was in Hunt's Chapel Cemetery at Rover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 2, 2008)


Rice, Edgar

Edgar Rice, aged 70, passed away September 14, 1989. He was a resident of Camden, where he was employed as a guard for International Paper Company. He was a member of Elliott Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Smith Rice of Camden; three sons, J. T. Rice of Mesquite, TX, Charles Ross Rice of Beebe, AR and Edward Ray Rice of El Dorado, AR; three daughters, Barbara King of Camden, Lois Ann Lacrone of Hayward, CA and Paulia Tessier of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Willie Rice of Camden J two sisters, Juanita Rice of Camden and Mae Napier of Danville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Crossroads Cemetery near Camden. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9/27/1989)


Rice, Emma Frances

Mrs. Emma Frances Rice, aged 82, of Danville died Sunday at the Yell County Hospital. She was born at Dardanelle and was the widow of Charles T. Rice. She was a Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Wallace Bullock of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, April 21, 1960)


Rice, Frank (Mrs.)

Mrs. Frank Rice, aged 84, widow of Frank Rice, died Tuesday at her home at Danville. She was a native of Indiana and lived here 54 years. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons. C. Burr Rice of Los Angeles, Ruben T. Rice of Danville and Leonard Rice of Cotter; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Edmondson of Little Rock and Mrs. Robert Cowger of Danville; a brother, John Downey of Marion, Ind.; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, April 22, 1954)


Rice, Gordie

VIVIAN - Mrs. Gordie Rice, age 69, of 5815 West 57th Street, formerly of Yell County and, wife of Otis Rice, died Monday. (9-29-1975) Mrs. Rice was a Baptist.

Others surviving are a son, J, L. Rice of Little Rock;, two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Mercer of Texas and Mrs. Jim Miller of Mountain Pine; a brother. Fay Magness of Russellville; a sister, Mrs. Armine Ballew of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Rover Baptist Church. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 9/29/1975)


Rice, Henry Stuard

Henry Stuard Rice of Ada, Okla., age 76, retired farmer and rancher, died in an Ada hospital on October 21. He had been in failing health for eight years. He was born in Rover to Mr. and Mrs. John Rice. He attended Rover schools and was married to Mae Burge in Rover October 20, 1912. They moved to Pontotac County in 1920 from Rover. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mae Burge Rice; two sons, Dirl Rice, Midland, Tex., two daughters, Mrs. Lee Henry and Mrs. Chester Williams, both of Ada; a brother, Proter Rice, Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Burnett, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Pearl Grown of Ft. Worth, Tex. and Mrs. Fannie McMillan, California, eight grand children another great grand children. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 2, 1961)

Rice, J. Louis

J. Louis Rice, aged 44, of 7401 Baseline Road, died Saturday He was a barber. He was born at Plainview (Yell County) son of Otis L. and the late Gordie A. Magness Rice.

Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lea Stout Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Jane Gates of Pottsville; a sister, Mrs. Martha Dale Mercer of Houston; a half-sister; Mrs. Vernell Miller of Mountain Pine and a grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Rice of Camden.

Funeral will be at 9:30 am. Monday at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth by Rev. Wayne Thornton. Pallbearers will be Leland West, Glen. Smith, Thomas Gates, Harold Blalock, Billy Gene Moulder, and Gene Jett Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Home of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 2/2/1976)


Rice, Jimmy

Danville Graduate Dies After Vehicle Accident - This is the scene of a fatality accident on Hwy. 27 near Katydid Lane on August 26, 2009. Yell County EMS personnel and Danville Rescue are helping the driver, Jimmy Rice, out of the vehicle. EMS treated him and transported him to Danville. He later died at UAMS. (Record photo by Tom Fowler). Jimmy Rice, age 60, of Dardanelle, a graduate of Danville High School, died last Wednesday, August 26, 2009 after being injured in a one vehicle accident. According to Arkansas State Trooper Shane Bewley, Rice was southbound on highway 27 near Katydid Lane. Rice left the west side of the road, striking a culvert. He was treated on scene by Yell County EMS and taken to Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was later air lifted to UAMS in Little Rock where he later died. Trooper Bewley said Rice was wearing his seat belt and Trooper Bewley said Rice was able to speak at the scene of the accident. Rice was born at Rover and also attended school at Plainview. He was a Vietnam Veteran and he was retired from Firestone.

Funeral services were held on August 30th with burial in Rover. See complete obituary in this issue. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009)


Rice, Jimmy Gerald

Jimmy Gerald Rice, age 61, of Dardanelle died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 6, 1947 in Rover, Arkansas to the late Opal H and Chole E. Wheeler Rice. He was a Vietnam Veteran and he was retired from Firestone.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Doris Rice, and brother Alvin Rice.

Survivors include son David Shane Rice of Dardanelle; brothers and sisters-in-law Opal and Mary Rice of Dardanelle; Kenneth Rice of Chicago, Illinois; Clayton Rice of Danville; Charles and Karen Rice of Danville; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Keith Chambers of Memphis, Tennessee; and many other relatives.

Funeral was August 30, 2009 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with P. J. Turnbull officiating. Burial was at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Rover. Pallbearers were Bobby Burgess, Cory Lee, Daniel Espinoza, Matt Damon, Clay Damon, and Mitchell Emerson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009)


Rice, John Charles "Jay" or "J.C."

John Charles Rice, Jay or J.C. to his kin, was raised in rural areas of Arkansas including Dumas, Rover and Booneville and Yell and Desha counties. He was the eldest of seven born into a sharecropper's family. In the early 50s he moved to southern California for a career as a heavy equipment operator. He retired to Russellville in 1975. He loved to hunt and fish and had many good friends in the area. He was also an avid fan of the Weather channel and the Catfish "N." Born in 1925, John died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the age of 86. His reception party included his mom and dad, Lottie and Porter Rice; his four brothers, Richard (RH), Bill (Tuff), Bob and Darrell; his first wife of 25 years, Louise (Lou); his second wife of 40 years, Marie; his eldest son, Dwaine; and his only daughter, Melody (Mel). Kin bidding him farewell are his sister, Sue; his son, Darryl; granddaughter, Jo; great-granddaughter, Hannah, all of New Mexico; and his grandson, Jason and wife Brittany of Alaska. John will be greatly missed, except maybe by the deer, turkeys and fish in Arkansas.

There will be no memorial service at his request. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 25, 2012)

Rice, John Charles Iverson

John Charles Iverson Rice, aged 76, of Camden, a retired farmer, died July 12 at his home. He was a native of Georgia and moved to Camden 10 years ago from Rover. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nettie Small Rice; six sons, Charlie Rice of Rover, Otis Rice of Little Rock, Opal Rice of Danville and Theo Rice, Edger Rice and Willie Rice, all of Camden; two daughters, Miss Juanita Rice of Camden and Mrs. Ila Mae Napier of Danville; two brothers, H. P. Rice of Chicago and H. S. of Ada, Okla.; three sisters Mrs. Fannie McMellon of California, Mrs. Margaret Barnett of Oklahoma City and Mrs. L. A. Brown of Fort Worth, 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 20, 1961)

Rice, Lula Mae

Lula Mae Rice, age 91, of Ada, OK died March 22, 1986. She was born in Rover, AR and married in Rover.

Survivors include two sons, Henry D. Rice of Midland, Tx and Dal Rice of Ada; one daughter, Louise Henry of Ada; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held in Ada with Rev. David Williams and Rev. George Carson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Rice, Lula Mae

Lula Mae Rice, age 91, of Ada, OK died March 22. She was born in Rover, AR and married in Rover.

Survivors include two sons, Henry D. Rice of Midland, Tx and Dal Rice of Ada; one daughter, Louise Henry of Ada; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held in Ada with Rev. David Williams and Rev. George Carson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. (SSDI DOB: 12/25/1894) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 3/22/1986)


Rice, Mildred Marie

Mildred Marie Rice, age 95, of Springdale, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Westwood Health and Rehab, Inc. A daughter of the late John Daniel and Margaret Melvinia Jones Riddle, she was born August 10, 1913 in Rover. She was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, Arkansas, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jake Rice, and a son, Billy Rice.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby J. and Betsy Rice of Ola; three daughters and two sons-in-law Betty and Robert Foster of Springdale; Myrtle Hayley of Little Rock; and Annie and Carl Bell of Springdale; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside was Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover, officiated by the Rev. James Draper. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009)


Rice, Nettie Small

Mrs. Nettie Small Rice, age 87, of Camden died Sunday in a Camden Hospital. She was the widow of Iverson Rice and was a member of the Rover Baptist Church. She is survived by five sons; Opal Rice of Danville, Otis Rice of Little Rock, J. T. Rice of Dallas, Edgar Rice and Willie Rice, both of Camden. Three daughters, Mrs. Mae Napier of Danville, Mrs. Barbara King and Miss Jaunita Rice both of Camden. Twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. General services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Proctor Funeral Home in Camden with burial in the Camden Memorial Park Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 1-3-1979)


Rice, Odis Lee

Odis Lee Rice, age 76, of Katy, Texas, a native of Rover, died Wednesday, November 26, 1986 at Katy Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter, son of the late Iverson and Nettie Small Rice, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dale Mercer of Katy; three brothers, Opal Rice of Rover, and Edgar Rice and Willie J. Rice of Camden; two sisters, Juanita Rice of Camden and Mae Napier of Danville; three grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Friday at Rover Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Miles. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Rice, Opal Hasting

Opal Hasting Rice, age 75, of Rover, died Friday, May 20, 1988 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was a native of Rover, son of the late Iverson and Nettie Small Rice, a retired farmer and poultryman and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Ms. Chloe Wheeler Rice of the home; six sons, Alvin Rice and Clayton Rice of Russellville, Opal Rice and Jimmy Rice both of Dardanelle, Kenneth Rice of Chicago, IL and Charles Rice of Danville; two daughters, Doris Rice of Danville and Brenda Chambers of Memphis, TN; two brothers, Edgar Rice and Willie Rice both of Camden, All; two sisters, Juanita Rice of Camden and Mae Napier of Danville; also 15 grandchildren and 13, great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Miles officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery at Rover by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Mike Rice, Cris Rice, Tommy Rice, Perry Turnbull, Bobby Rice and Ronny Moudy. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 5/25/1988)


Rice, Opal Hasting (Memory Card)

IN MEMORY OF Opal Hasting Rice

DATE OF BIRTH November 2, 1912, Rover, Arkansas

DATE OF DEATH May 20, 1988, Russellville, Arkansas

TIME AND LOCATION OF SERVICE Monday, May 23, 1988 2:00 P. M., Rover Baptist Church, Rover, Arkansas

OFFICIATING Rev. Claude Miles

FINAL RESTING PLACE Hunt Cemetery, Rover, Arkansas

SURVIVORS Wife, two daughters, six sons, two brothers, two sisters, Fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CORNWELL FUNERAL HOME DANVILLE, ARKANSAS (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/20/1988)


Rice, Otis Lee

Otis Lee Rice, age 76, of Katy, TX, formerly of Rover died Wednesday, November 26, 1986 at the Katy Community Hospital in Katy, TX. He was a native of Rover, AR, son of the late Iverson and Netie Small Rice. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include; one daughter, Mrs. Dale Mercer of Katy, TX,; three brothers, Opal Rice of Rover, Edgar Rice and Wilie Rice both of Camden, AR; two sisters Juanita Rice of Camden, AR, and Mae Napier of Danville, AR. Also three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Miles officiating. Internment will be in the New Bethel Cemetery near Danville. Services and arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Pallbearers; Alvin Rice, Opal Rice, Kenneth Rice, Jimmy Rice, Charles Rice and Clayton Rice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 9/3/1986)


Rich, Florence Keay

Mrs. Florence Keay Rich, age 89, of Danville, AR died Saturday, February 23, 1997 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born July 4, 1907 in East Winthrop, ME to the late William and Helen Turner Keay. She was a graduate nurse, homemaker and mother.

Survivors a son, Bill Rich of Belleville, AR; a sister, Carrie Betsy Barnaby of Nashua, NH; granddaughter, Judith Clements of Knoxville, TN; several nephews and nieces

Funeral service will be held in Hallowell, Maine by Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home. Final arrangements are pending. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 26, 1997)


Rich, Retha Ann (Pickens) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Retha Ann Pickens Rich, age 25 of Little Rock, died Saturday at a hospital in Russellville of injuries suffered in a car wreck near Ola on July 16th.

Survivors include a son, Billy F. Rich, and a daughter, Teresa Lynn Rich, both of Little Rock; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pickens of Bluffton; six brothers, Jonnny Pickens of Texas, Bill Pickens of Dumas, Jake Pickens of Gravelly, Joe Pickens of Harvey, Jerry and Jim Pickens, both of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Eldridge Hawkins of Dumas and Mrs. John Carpenter of California.

Funeral Services were held July 22nd in the Bluffton Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 1963)

Rich, Retha Ann (Pickens) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Retha Ann Pickens Rich, age 25 of Little Rock, died Saturday at a hospital in Russellville of injuries suffered in a car wreck near Ola on July 16th.

Survivors include a son, Billy F. Rich, and a daughter, Teresa Lynn Rich, both of Little Rock; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pickens of Bluffton; six brothers, Jonnny Pickens of Texas, Bill Pickens of Dumas, Jake Pickens of Gravelly, Joe Pickens of Harvey, Jerry and Jim Pickens, both of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Eldridge Hawkins of Dumas and Mrs. John Carpenter of California.

Funeral Services were held July 22nd in the Bluffton Methodist Church. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 1963)

Rich, William K. "Bill"

William K. "Bill" Rich, age 66, of Belleville, AR died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born June 22, 1935 in Waterville, ME to the late Maurice W. and Florence Keay Rich. He was a retired Air Force Veteran, a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry in the Valley of American Military, Order of NATO Bases, Frankfurt, Germany, 42 year member of Bestor G. Brown Lodge, Wichita, KS, Life member of Air Force Sergeants Association, life member of NRA, and a member of the American Simmental Association and Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

Survivors are his wife of 45 years, Jo Ann McArthur Rich; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy & James Clements of Pottsville, AR; an aunt, Carrie "Betty" Barnaby of Nashua, NH; six cousins George E. Rich, Polly Farwell, Irene Flesch, Mary Lou Allen, Janis Harriman and Richard Barnaby.

Service will be today, Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the Cornwell Chapel in Danville with Rev. Ed Fleagle and Bro. Garland Lipe officiating. Interment will be at a latter date in Hallowell Cemetery in Hallowell, ME. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the William Rich Memorial Fund for Corinth Community Church Restoration, PO Box 577, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Pallbearers will be Kenny Loyd, Kenny Jackson, Carl Woodson, Charles "Doc" Coussens, Robert Dickson, Ed Hunter and Shawn Loyd. Arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002)


Richards, Harvey Augusta

Harvey Augusta Richards age 89 of Rover died Monday, September 25, 2006 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. He was born January 13, 1917 at Rover to the late Charles and Cordilla Runyan Richards. He was a member of the Rover First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Estelle Richards; two daughters, Nina Nakaji and Patricia Sadler; step-son, Bill Bittle.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Mazell N. Richards of Rover; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey E. and Deb Richards of Clyde, TX; seven grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; step sons and spouses, Jackie and Sue Bittle of Dardanelle, Bobby and Dean Bittle of Russellville, I.J. Bittle of Missouri; numerous step grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at Ada Valley Cemetery on Petit Jean Mountain with Bro. Keith Shipley officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 04, 2006)


Richards, Mazell Bittle

Mazell Bittle Richards, age 88, of Rover, AR, died Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. The daughter of James and Novella Sexton Haywood, she was born July 30, 1919 in Aly, AR. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey A. Richards; her first husband, I. G. Bittle; a son, Bill T. Bittle; one granddaughter, Susan K. Bittle; one sister, and three brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Bob & Dean Bittle of Russellville, Jack & Sue Bittle of Dardanelle, I. J. & Gayle Bittle of Gridley, KS; stepson, Harvey E. & Debbie Richards of Clyde, TX; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Rover Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Shipley officiating. Burial will be at Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Hunts Chapel Cemetery, c/o Beth Anderson, PO Box 173, Rover, AR 72860. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 5, 2007)


Richardson, Gladys Marie (Dickens)

Gladys Marie Richardson transitioned peacefully to glory Friday, March 14, 2014 with family by her side. Gladys accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age. She united with Sweet Home Baptist Church, then later with Warriors for Christ. Gladys with her late husband, Fentress sacrificed to see their children have opportunities they never had. She was a strong, compassionate woman. Miss Gladys was born August 19, 1925 in Dardanelle to the late Aaron and Jimmie Perry Dickens. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Fentress Richardson, three brothers, eight sisters and one daughter, Patricia Ann Richardson-Thompson.

Survivors include her children, Mary A. Richardson-Covington and Regenia Richardson-Thompson (James) of Dardanelle; Annette Richardson-Wise of Little Rock and Jeffery M. Richardson (Gina) of Edmond, Ok; grandchildren, Clarissa Thomas (Kefus) of Houston, Texas; Joseph Thompson (Talia) of Russellville; Andrea Thompson, Cory and Nathan Richardson all of Dardanelle; Cory Thompson (Antonia, Rory Thompson of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Erika Wise of Fayetteville; L. Drew Wise of Bella Vista; LaKesha Garrett (Edward; Sydney, Justin and Joshua Richardson of Edmond, Oklahoma; ten great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Also special daughter, Joann Bobo of Atkins.

Services will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2 PM at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Robert Thompson, Elder Kenneth Thompson and Rev. Chuck Kellybrew officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 PM until 2 PM before the service. Pallbearers will be Nathan Richardson, Cory Richardson, Justin Richardson, Joshua Richardson, Cory Thompson, Rory Thompson and Joseph Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jewel Moore, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 19, 2014) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 19 Mar 2014 in Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Richardson, Ida Ola

Ida Ola Richardson, age 72, of Russellville, AR, died Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born June 25, 1931 in Cubero, NM to the late Raymond "Tobe" and Veda Mae Marshall Holliday. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle and the Eastern Stars.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Lloyd Magness and a son, Morgan Tobe Magness.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Frank B. Richardson; four sons, Calvin Magness of Flagstaff, AZ, Darrell Lee Magness of Cubas, NM; Estell Scott Magness of Cortez, CO and Kay Lloyd Magness of Russellville, AR; one daughter, Margaret Hoskins of Billings, MT; five step-children, James Curtis Richardson of Pensacola, FL, Linda Millburn of Dumas, TX, Venita Richardson of Amarillo, TX, Shirley Magness of Russellville and Lesia Etchberger of Dothan, AL; two brothers, John Holliday of Cortez, CO and Bill Holliday of Freedonia, AZ; one sister, Annabelle Perkins of Feedonia, AZ; 22 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 10 a. m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Jarred Higginbotham officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers will be Calvin, Darrell Lee, Scott and Kay Magness, James Curtis Richardson and Shawn Johnson. Honorary will be James Curtis Richardson II and members of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 15, 2003)


Richardson, Jicie Corena

Jicie Corena Richardson, age 81 of Delaware; died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Baptist Health Medical Center. She was born July 12, 1927 at River Mountain, Logan County to the late G. C. and Dovie Smith Wurst.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert D. Richardson.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, James Richardson of Scranton, Kenneth and Tammi Richardson of Lake Jackson, TX and Garry Richardson of River Mountain; brothers, Houston Wurst of Fort Smith, Fred Wurst of Paris; sisters, Rose Humphrey or Paris, June Campbell of Delaware, Maude Spicer of Camden and eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2:00 p. m. at Delaware Baptist Church with Rev. Eldon Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery, Delaware. Pallbearers are Chad and Brad Richardson, Andrew Pemberton, Jason Richardson, Matthew Richardson and Erin Woods. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 1, 2008)


Richey, Effie Apple

Mrs. Effie Apple Richey of Fort Smith, formerly of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, February 3, 1987 in Fort Smith.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Florene Thompson of Fort Smith; a son, Lawrence Turner of Havana; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at Edwards Chapel in Fort Smith.

A graveside service was Friday in Havana Cemetery by the Rev. James Ragsdale of Russellville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1987)


Richison, Charles Edward "Charlie"

Charles Edward (Charlie) Richison of Lone Pine Farm in Danville, Arkansas died unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was 83 years old, but was witty, handsome, and sharp as they wheeled him out of the room. Charlie was born on January 14, 1929 in Keota, Oklahoma. He was the middle child of the late Earnest and Ruby Richison. He was raised in Fort Smith, AR and was a talented athlete, lettering in basketball, football, track, and baseball for Fort Smith High. When he went to Arkansas Tech, he again played all four sports. It was during his years at Tech that he found the love of his life, Janette George of Danville, Arkansas. They married 11-18-1951. Charlie was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and progressed through five different farm leagues until injuries ended his career, but never diminished his love for the game. Charlie taught and coached at both Fourche Valley and Danville School Districts, then was successful selling pharmaceuticals in Big Spring and Odessa, Texas. Everywhere they lived, Charlie and January made lifelong friends. In 1965, they moved back to Danville to run George and Richison Abstract Company. He also managed the family farm where they raised quarter horses, cattle, chickens, and three children. Charlie was a past president of Arkansas Land Title Association, Arkansas Tech Alumni Association, and a Charter Member of the Arkansas Tech T-Club. He was also actively involved in numerous civic groups and projects, and served on the Northeast Yell County Water Board.He was the envy of many golfers, even when he was up into his seventies.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William (Bill) Richison.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janette George Richison and three children and their spouses: Bill and Debra Richison Stuckey, Bill and Frances Richison Eubanks, and Dr. George Charles and Ruth Richison and nine grandchlldren, Anna Frances Stuckey Newby, William Compton Stuckey, Rachel Stuckey Slaton, William Thomas Eubanks, III, Helen Debra Eubanks Bartel, Janette Frances Eubanks, Sarah Frances Richison, Katherine Ruth Richison, and Emily Ann Richison. He is also survived by six great grandchildren, Reid Charles Richison, Addison, Emma, and Avery Joy Eubanks, Wyatt Newby and Amaelia Stuckey, a sister, Sue Conner, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charlie was passionate, smart, and fiercely loyal to his God, his family, and his friends.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m.,Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Danville United Methodist Church and Visitation will be Sunday, the 18th from 4-6 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 21, 2012)

Richison, Charles Edward "Charlie"

His obituary was published 18 March 2012, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. Charles Richison Charles Edward (Charlie) Richison of Lone Pine Farm in Danville, Arkansas died unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was 83 years old, but was witty, handsome, and sharp as they wheeled him out of the room. Charlie was born on January 14, 1929 in Keota, Oklahoma. He was the middle child of the late Earnest and Ruby Richison. He was raised in Fort Smith, AR and was a talented athlete, lettering in basketball, football, track, and baseball for Fort Smith High. When he went to Arkansas Tech, he again played all four sports. It was during his years at Tech that he found the love of his life, Janette George of Danville, Arkansas. They married 11-18-1951. Charlie was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and progressed through five different farm leagues until injuries ended his career, but never diminished his love for the game. Charlie taught and coached at both Fourche Valley and Danville School Districts, then was successful selling pharmaceuticals in Big Spring and Odessa, Texas. Everywhere they lived, Charlie and January made lifelong friends. In 1965, they moved back to Danville to run George and Richison Abstract Company. He also managed the family farm where they raised quarter horses, cattle, chickens, and three children. Charlie was a past president of Arkansas Land Title Association, Arkansas Tech Alumni Association, and a Charter Member of the Arkansas Tech T-Club. He was also actively involved in numerous civic groups and projects, and served on the Northeast Yell County Water Board. He was the envy of many golfers, even when he was up into his seventies.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William (Bill) Richison.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janette George Richison and three children and their spouses: Bill and Debra Richison Stuckey, Bill and Frances Richison Eubanks, and Dr. George Charles and Ruth Richison and nine grandchlldren, Anna Frances Stuckey Newby, William Compton Stuckey, Rachel Stuckey Slaton, William Thomas Eubanks, III, Helen Debra Eubanks Bartel, Janette Frances Eubanks, Sarah Frances Richison, Katherine Ruth Richison, and Emily Ann Richison. He is also survived by six great grandchildren, Reid Charles Richison, Addison, Emma, and Avery Joy Eubanks, Wyatt Newby and Amaelia Stuckey, a sister, Sue Conner, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charlie was passionate, smart, and fiercely loyal to his God, his family, and his friends.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m.,Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Danville United Methodist Church and Visitation will be Sunday, the 18th from 4-6 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 18, 2012)

Richmond, Janie C.

Mrs. Janie C. Richmond, age 75, of Dover, AR died Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born January 21, 1922 in Bearden, AR to the late Artie and Myrtle Jones Lindsey. She was a housewife and mother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Richmond and a brother, Farris Lindsey.

Survivors include her husband, Wade Richmond of Dover, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Deloma and Jessie Bennett of Dover, AR and Donna Sue Freeman of Dover, AR; a sister, Joyce Lawson of Bearden, AR; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 13 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Mark Lashley. Interment was in the Owen Cemetery. Service under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 1997)


Richter, William Otto

William Otto Richter, age 84, of Ola died Saturday, December 7, 1985. He was a retired cook.

Survivors include a son, William Otto Richter Jr. of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Marian Covington of Dyersburg and Mrs. Wanda Buchanan of Wierton, W. Va.; two brothers, Vernon Richter of Casa and Lytle Wayne Richter of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Alva Wilson of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Local arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Ricker, John Clyde

John Clyde Ricker, age 76 of Hampton, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at his home. He was born February 6, 1932 in Waveland, AR. He was a retired logger and a charter member of Plainview United Methodist Church in Plainview, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Loye Ricker and Evelyn Faye English Ricker; wife, Esther McClure Ricker; two sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sue Ricker of Hampton, Bill and Kelly Ricker of Morrilton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Geral McMahan of Locust Bayou, Lori and Kenny Bishop of Wellington, KA, Karla and Chris Phillips of Norphlet; three brothers, Bill Ricker of Marysville, CA, Bob Ricker of Calion, Joe Ricker of Texarkana, TX; three sisters, Eulurle Wall of Russellville, Nell Smith of Ashdown, Beulah Tramel of Russellville; fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services were Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Johnston and Brother Brian Ricker officiating. Burial will be at Pickett Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 18, 2008)


Ricker, K. D.

K. D. Ricker, age 53, a resident of Grapevine, TX formerly of Plainview, AR died Sunday, February 9, 1997 at his residence at Calion, AR. He was born June 12, 1943 at Plainview to William and Faye E, English Ricker. He married Joy Dushane on January 17, 1964 at Hobbs, New Mexico. He was retired after 30 years with GTE as a field supervisor.

He was preceded in dead by a brother, George Ricker and a sister, Beth Burnham.

Survivors are wife, Joy Dushane Ricker of Grapevine, TX; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly Joy and Glenn Harvey of Grapevine, Katherine L. and Kelly Ann both of Grapevine, TX; a granddaughter, Alexis Ann Harvey of Grapevine; four brothers, Bill Ricker of Marysville, CA, Bob Ricker of Calion, CA, John Ricker of Hampton, AR and Joe Ricker of Houston, TX; four sisters, Eulurle Wall and Nelle Smith both of Plainview, AR, Beulah Tramel and Nan Smith both of Rogers, AR.

Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, February 12 at the Plainview Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Tom Moreland Burial will be at the Salem Cemetery at Plainview. Memorials may be made to the Asthma Foundation. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary will be members of the Sr. Class of 1961 at Plainview High School. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 12, 1997)


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