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Jimmy J. Walden, age 69, of Wilburton, passed away January 18, 1992 in McAlester. He was born on April 9,1922 in Wilburton and married Johnnie Schofield on April 21, 1941. Walden was affiliated with the Southside Baptist Church and owned a service station for 32 years. He was a World War II U. S. Navy Veteran, a Mason, a Master Mason, 32 Mason Scotishrite Construction McAlester and member of American Legion, V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife Johnnie, two sons, Larry Wayne Walden of Oklahoma City and Jimmie Lee Walden of McAlester; one sister Lillian Whiteaker of Wilburton, one brother, Orvel Lee Walden of Wilburton, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 20 at Southside Baptist Church with Interment at Damon Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Holdomb officiated. Pallbearers were: Wayne Brinkley, Roy Phelps, Jack Evans, Dayton Evans, Floyd McAlester and Ronnie Clark. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/18/1992)
Neva Marie Walden, age 85, of Fort Smith, AR died Wednesday, December 16, 1998 in a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a retired sales representative for Avon Cosmetics and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey; a daughter, Martha Lou Gunter of Fort Smith; a brother, Sherrill B. Willard of Plainview, AR; and a grandchild, Janet Gunter of Fort Smith.
Funeral service was Friday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of West Ark Church of Christ, 900 North Waldron Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72903. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 1998)
Mrs. Zadie Kirkpatrick Walden, 69, died last Thursday at Oak Manor Rest Home at Booneville after several months of illness. She was the daughter of George and Rosa Kirkpatrick and a Baptist.
She is survived by her brother, Walter Kirkpatrick, of Rover and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Whitlow, of Plainview.
Funeral service was at Rover Baptist Church by Rev. R.L. Whitten of Booneville and Rev. J.A. Hogan of Sweet Home. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Pall bearers were Roy Short of Little Rock, John D. Anderson, Monroe Brown, Roscoe Hogan, W.T Pugh and Barton Heard, all of Rover. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Oct 25, 1962) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Her obituary was published 25 Oct 1962, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )
Frank Wayne Waldroop, son of Earl and Geraldine (Donathan) Waldroop, was born, on July 3, 1950 in Siloam Springs, AR and departed this life on December 31, 1996 in Springdale, AR at the age of 46. He was employed as a broker for Landmark Food of Dallas, TX for the last 6 years. Previously he had worked for Wayne Farms of Danville, AR and as a social worker for the Dept. of Human Services. Frank and Judy Mauler were married on November 4, 1981. Frank was a member of the Methodist Church where he taught disciple Bible Study classes I, II and was in the process of teaching class III. He was a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Waldroop;
He is survived by his wife, Judy of the home in Lowell, AR; two sons, Heath Waldroop of Watts, OK. and Scott Reagan and wife, Lisa of Danville, AR; three daughters, Amy Waldroop of Prairie Grove, AR, Terri Baker of Fayetteville, AR and Lori Manning and husband, John, of Fayetteville, AR; his father, Earl Waldroop of Watts, OK; one brother, Bill Waldroop of Siloam Springs, AR; a sister, Earlene Bradford and husband, Jim of Grove, OK; four grandchildren Tyler and Blake Baker; Krista Reagan and Kaitlin Manning; three nieces Sheila Collins, Donna Reed and Valorie Gardenhire and two nephews, Jimmie Bradford and Bryan Bradford.
Services were January 4th at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Springdale, AR. with Rev. Paul Barrington officiating. Interment was in Bell Cemetery in Watts, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 1997)
Ruth Roswell Waldrop, age 97, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born August 19, 1914 at Ashley County, AR to the late John Frank and Cora Melverda Reed Roswell. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stephen Waldrop, Jr.; two sisters, Gladys Talley, Bessie Jo Meers; and a brother, Marvin Roswell.
Survivors include her nephews and nieces, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence of Russellville, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ray Wilson of Heber Springs, and Dr. Paul Meers.
Graveside services were April 24, 2010 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010)
Ann Blake Walker, age 87, of Ola, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011. She was born January 4, 1924, in Pottsville, Arkansas, the daughter of Sid and Eva (Hamaker) Blake. She was a homemaker, retired social worker for Saline County Human Services Department, amateur artist, and a member of the Perryville E.H. Club and Perryville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Walker graduated from Plainview Rover High School in 1941.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Trent M. Walker; daughter, Susan Taylor; and her sisters Orpha Lee Fomby and Helen Wolf.
Survivors include her granddaughter Tiffany Dickson, New York, NY; sister, Eva Jo Biggs, Ashdown; son-in-law, JC Taylor, Little Rock; nephew, Tom Fomby, Dallas, Texas; nieces, Rebecca Biggs, Ashdown, Jo Ann Biggs, Dallas, Texas, Pam Oldham, Rogers, and Leaha Johnson, Joplin, Missouri.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at Pisgah Cemetery. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online condolences may be left at www.harrisfuneral- homes.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2011)
Mrs. Arvie Walker of Belleville, died March 15, 1947 at Booneville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 20, 1947)
Buena Russell Walker, age 95 of Danville, AR died Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born October 13, 1903 in Belleville, AR to the late Albert and Aurora Oates Russell. She was a nursing assistant for Dr. Walter P. Harris and a charter member of the Danville First Baptist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Anna Sue Beaver Smith of Lindale, TX; two grandsons, Donald Beaver of Atlanta and Daniel Beaver of Jackson, TX and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 1998)
Christopher Chance Walker, 22 of Wheatland, WY, formerly of Danville, died June 19, 2011 in Wheatland, WY. He was born March 28, 1989 in Dallas, TX. He attended school at Danville and WYC and played football for both teams.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Jackie and Sue Walker of Danville; grandparents. Jack and Velma Walker of Shirley, AR; step-brother, Mike and Jennifer Mitchell of Danville; half-brothers, Ricky and Samantha Walker of Surprise, AZ and Justin Walker of Phoenix, AZ; three nieces, three nephews, uncles, Gary and Peggy Walker of Hot Springs, AR, Mike and Sheila Walker of Mariana, IO, and Bob Walker of Danville, and eight cousins.
Memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church in Danville on July 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Danville Improvement Fund, Field House Account in Memory of Christopher C. Walker, see Philip Alexander. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 06, 2011)
Cordell Lievsay Walker, age 84, of Dardanelle, AR died Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was born April 5, 1914 at Paris, AR to the late Jim and Hattie Burk Lievsay. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Walker and a sister, Idell Shepherd.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Diana Walker of Lexington, SC and Johnny Joe and Debbie Walker of Russellville; one brother, James Lievsay of Danville, AR; one sister, Vokie Haney of Dardanelle, AR; four granddaughters, Jennifer Walker and Angile McMillan both of Lexington and Rebecca and Jessica Walker of Russellville.
Funeral was Saturday at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. C. Y. Young officiating. Burial was Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 25, 1998)
PLAINVIEW - Funeral for Doyle E. Walker, aged 36, of Plainview, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery near Centerville. He was a construction worker and a Baptist
Survivors are two sons, Mark E. and Mitchell L. Walker, both of Belleville; his mother, Joyce Biggs of Plainview, and four sisters, Patsy Eden of Plainview, Freeda Mashburn of Mount George, Hazel Burnett of Ola and Sherry Metcalf of Bluffton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 10/2/1984)
Walker -- Erastus Walker was born July 14, 1854 in Yell County, Ark., where he was raised and spent his life. Converted and joined the M.E. Church, South, at Centerville, Ark., in Sept. 1886 under the ministry of Rev. G. W. Daman. Brother Walker was a worthy and consistent member of the church from the time he became a member until his death, which occurred Sept. 13, 1890. The circumstances connected with his death were very sad indeed. He was running a cotton gin, and by accident got his hand caught in the gin saw, which drew his arm in the breast of the gin to his shoulder, sawing his arm to pieces and cutting the arteries and veins, from which he bled to death before the necessary medical assistance could be given. Brother Walker was a good man, always promptly filling his place in the church in whatever station his brethren placed him. The membership of the church at Centerville realizes that they have lost a leader. I hear it frequently said that we will miss him. He was kind and attentive to his pastor, and believed in supporting the ministry, which he did by promptly paying his quartage in the beginning of the year. He leaves a wife and several children and kind relatives and a host of friends to mourn their loss. I would say to the widow and children and friends, weep not as those who have no hope, but look to God for sustaining grace, and live faithful, ever serving God as did your husband and father and friend and there shall be a reunion in the sweet bye-and-bye where parting will be no more. J. E. Dunaway, P.C. (Transcribed by Bob Lamb of Pine Bluff Arkansas.) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,This Obituary was published 8 Oct 1890, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. )
F. H. Walker, 78, died at his home in Havana May 19, 1954. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Havana and his life. He was a member of the Church of Christ
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Walker; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis Gateley of Danville and Ethel Walker of the home; two sons, Evan Powell of Houston, Texas and Noel Powell of Raleigh, N. G; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Anglin of Havana and Mrs. Baxter Smith of Atoke, Okla; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, May 27, 1954)
Frank A. Walker, age 93 of Belleville, AR died Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born March 20, 1907 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Thomas B. and Catherine Weaist Walker. He was a WWII Army Veteran and an ice cream maker for Foster Farms in Modesto, CA.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Survivors are his wife, Syble Miller Walker and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Graveside service was November 9, 2000 at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery with Bro. Leland Don Hall and Bro. Larry White officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2000)
Herbert Pelham Walker, age 67, died September 13 at Prarie Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Madge Walker; one daughter Gracie Tapp; two sons Ovel Lee Walker and Glen Walker, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., one sister, Maudie Pledger of Casa Rt.; one brother, Clem walker of Danville; three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sep 20, 1962)
John Daniel Walker, infant son of Jim and Kelly Daily Walker of Belleville, AR was born and died May 2, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Other survivors include his half brother, Logan Stanton of Belleville; paternal grandparents, James and Myranell Walker of Hector; paternal great-grandmother, Lula Walker of Russellville; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Anna Daily of Russellville, AR; maternal great grandparents, Roy and Gertha Cowan of No. Little Rock, AR, maternal great-grandmother, Elsie Reed of Russellville and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside service and burial will be held today, Wednesday at 2 PM at Camp Ground (Boiling Springs) Cemetery in Hector with Rev. Roger Pearce officiating, Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville will be charge of the arrangements. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 5, 1999)
Iva Ozelma Walker, age 87 of Dardanelle died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1922 to Ada and Silas Collins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ury Walker; great grandson, Justin West; sisters, Hettie Brown, Elisa Tippy, Bonnie Sims and Retta Huff; and brother, Brownlo Collins.
She is survived by her son Ury Lynn Walker and companion Pearl Scott; daughter, Betty W. Dollar of Russellville; grandchildren and spouses, Michelle West of Russellville; Melissa and Dan Carlson of Hector; Mitzi and Chris Butler of Pottsville, Jason and Kim Walker of Plainview; great grandchildren, Brandon West of Russellville, Jessica and Jacob Carlson of Hector, Bailey and Brayson of Pottsville; great-great grandchildren, Shaylee and Silas West and their mother Brittney West of Russellville.
Funeral will be October 14 at 10 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 14, 2009)
Jack Walker, age 78, of Russellville, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born February 18, 1924, at Centerville, Arkansas, a son of the late Amos Jackson and Martha Louisa George Walker. He was a retired Sergeant First Class in the U. S. Army, having served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He participated in the Atomic Blast testing at Frenchman's Flat Nevada Proving Ground on April 15, 1955, and the Yucca Flat Nevada Proving Ground on April 15, 1955. After retiring from the Army, he was a security guard at Morton's Frozen Foods, now ConAgra, for approximately 10 years. He was a member of the American Legion, the Rogers, Rye VFW Post 2283 and the Fair Park Baptist Church, where he served on numerous committees.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Reed Walker; two sons, Larry and Gary Walker of Russellville; two daughters, Janice Hefley of Pine Bluff and Barbara Adams of Russellville; two sisters, Alvie Anderson Morgan of Modesto, California and Eula Vae Grace of Russellville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were August 2 at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Chuck Sanders and Rev. Todd Davis officiating. Burial, with military honors by Rogers-Rye VFW Post 2283, was in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Charlie Adams, Howard Breshears, Vernon Collins, Jerry Hottinger, Bobby Roach, Chuck Standridge. Honorary pallbearers were members of Fair Park Baptist Church, friends of McDougal Lane and members of Rogers-Rye VFW Post 2283. Memorials may be made to Fair Park Baptist Building Fund, 612 South Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72802. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 7, 2002)
Jack M. Walker, age 65 of Danville, died Tuesday, May 29, 1984 at Yell County Hospital in Danville. Mr. Walker was a native of Belleville. He was the son of the late John Thomas and Arria Apple Walker. He was a retired rancher and businessman, a veteran of WWII and a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his Wife, Mrs. Jean Boyce Walker of the home; one son, John Thomas Walker of Forrest City, AR; two daughters, Judy Kay Graves of Clarksville, AR, and Sonya Borges of Santa Maria CA; one brother, Johnnie Walker of Belleville, AR; two Sisters, Maud Reed of Oklahoma City, OK and Reva Lawrenson of Washington, D. C.; four grandchildren Shannon and Stacy Stokes of Danville, AR and Mark and Stacy Borges of Santa Maria CA.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, May 31, in the Danville United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Webb officiating. Interment was in the Russell Cemetery in Belleville. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Active pallbearers Jack Wilson, Jr. Leroy Vestal, Steve Coger, Charlie Mitchell, Gary Beasley, and Olen Payne. Honorary: S. C. Tucker, Dr. James O. Pennington, Dr. Walter Harris, and Boss Mitchell. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 5/29/1984)
Six Year-Old Danville Boy Killed Saturday By Electric Wire - Jackie Allen Walker, 6, was killed Saturday morning when he became entangled in an electric wire strung around a flower bed in Danville. Details of how the accident happened are not known since he was alone and was not discovered until from 10 to 30 minutes later. He had been playing on the back porch of Aubrey Cowger's home, across the street from his home, with Mary Dean Cowger and his cousin. Earlier in the morning Jackie's dog had been shocked by the wire, which was around a flower bed in Cowger's yard. He had wanted to touch the wire then to see what it would do but had been kept from doing so by the other children. He left to go home, but instead of going straight home, apparently went by to touch the wire. When the two girls started over to the Walker home from 10 to 30 minutes later, they found his body lying face down with his chest across the wire. Mary Dean called to her 13-year-old brother, Lamar, and reached out to touch Jackie and received a shock. Lamar told them to keep away until he could unplug the wire and he immediately started giving artificial respiration. His Boy Scout training probably prevented the other two children from being electrocuted, and had Jackie been found sooner, it might have save his life. Jackie was taken to Dr. Harris office, where efforts to revive him through artificial respiration were carried on for two hours to no avail. Mr. Cowger said he had placed the 110 volt wire around the flower bed to keep dogs away and he said he didnt believe it was capable of causing injury, much less death, to any human who touched it. He said several children had received slight shocks from the wire before and that he had touched it himself several times and received only a slight shock. Arkansas Power and Light Co. employees who investigated said the boy probably received the fatal shock because he was barefooted and because the ground was wet, causing a solid grounding of the hot wire. Jackie is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker of Danville; a sister, Judy Kay of Danville; a half-sister, Sonya of Guadalupe, Calif; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boyce of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 24, 1954)
Linda L. Walker, age 52, of Dardanelle, AR died Monday, March 13, 2000 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born July 20, 1947 in Harrison, AR to the late Troy and Busy Lou Kelley Richardson; she was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church and was an insurance sales person. She attended Arkansas Tech and Capitol City Business College.
She was preceded in death by, three sisters, Lottie Roberts, Lucy Hilton and Lettie Taylor.
Survivors include, her husband, Lynn Walker of Dardanelle, AR; three sons, Scott McClure of Oregon, Shiloh and Reese McClure both of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Ray and Randell Richardson of Harrison, AR; two sisters, Lois and Lotus Roberts both of Harrison and three grandchildren.
Memorial service was March 18 at the First Baptist Church Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 22, 2000)
BELLEVILLE - Loyd Richard Walker, age 77, of Belleville died Friday, December 16, 1983 at Bixby, Okla. He was a retired law enforcement officer, veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of Belleville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Loyd Lavon Walker of Catoosa, Okla. a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Faye Molash of McLaughlin, S. D. two brothers, Johnny Walker of Belleville and Jack Walker of Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Reed of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Mrs. Reva Lawrenson of Washington, D. C.; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Belleville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Belleville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/16/1983)
Aunt Lydia Walker, age 91, died at her home two miles west of Centerville, November 19.
She is survived by six children, Hugh, Seth, Delia, Effie and Ruie Cannon, all of Centerville, and Jack Walker, of near Dardanelle. She leaves a host of grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and many friends, who knew her as Aunt Lydia.
She joined the Church of Christ at the early age of 17, and lived a faithful member all her life. Her Bible was the one book she loved, and read as long as she could see to read by the use of a magnifying glass, though she was almost blind the last six months of her life. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record 50 Years Ago, Danville, Arkansas, 11/19/1949)
Mark Edwards Walker, age 26, of Harvey, AR died Sunday, February 1, 1998 in Waldron, AR. He was born August 8, 1971 in Danville, AR to the late Doyle Walker.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Gail and Earl Broussard of Harvey; a daughter, Katelyn Walker of Dover; a brother, Mitchell Walker of Harvey; maternal grandfather, Robert Vaughn of Harvey and paternal grandmother, Ann Biggs of Carter Cove.
Graveside service was Thursday, February 5, 1998 at Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 1998)
Mrs. Martha George Walker, wife of Amos Walker of Centerville, passed away March 4, 1958 at 11:43 from a heart attack. She was the daughter of the late E. P. and Margaret George, of Mt. George. She was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, had lived her entire life in Yell County.
Survivors include her husband, Amos Walker; three daughters, Mrs. Alvie Anderson of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Inice Roach of Centerville and Mrs. Eula Grace of Iowa Park, Texas; four sons, Alton and Opal Walker of Mt. George, Allen Walker of Dardanelle Rt. 1 and Sgt. Jack Walker, stationed in Germany; two brothers, Harvey George of Danville and Thad George of Newellton, La.; 17 grandchildren and four great grand children.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Centerville Baptist Church by Rev. Joe Anderson of Arkadelphia and Rev. Jimmy Short of Hot Springs. Casket bearers were Bill DeLay, Oliver and Jack Greenwood, Hazel Shinn and Clarence Underwood. Burial was at the Petillo cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 3-13-1958)
Mrs. Martha George Walker, age 73, died at her home in Centerville on March 4, 1958. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Amos Walker; three daughters, Mrs. Alvie Anderson of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Inice Roach of Centerville, and Mrs. Eula Grace of Iowa Park, Texas; four sons, Alton and Opal Walker of Mt. George, Allen Walker of Dardanelle Rt. 1 and Sgt. Jack Walker, stationed in Germany; two brother, Harvey George of Danville and Thad George of Newellton, La.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, March 6, 1958)
Mrs. May Belle Walker, aged 57, of Ft. Smith, died Sunday at a Ft. Smith hospital. She was a native of Belleville.
She is survived by her husband, Hayden Walker, a son, William C. Walker of Sweetwater, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. W. M. Files and Mrs. Dale Files, both of Ft. Smith: two brothers Jesse Green of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Welch Green of Mountnburg; a sister, Mrs. Rayna Torbett of Tulsa; and five grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 25, 1962)
Ora Ann Parker Walker, 100, of Mayflower, formerly of Belleville, passed away early Thursday, April 5, 2012. Mrs. Walker was born in Stafford, Arkansas on February 27, 1912. She was the second oldest and only girl of eight children born to Tom and Hattie Parker and also had a half- brother and a half-sister from her father's previous marriage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Walker, her parents, her granddaughter, Jonna Gail Link and all of her siblings. Ora married Johnie Walker on August 14, 1933 in Ola, Arkansas. They had two daughters, Shirley Skarda Holzknecht and Jeanie Link. Johnie and Ora Walker opened a small cafe (The Blue Goose) in Belleville, Arkansas. Later they farmed for a living until they moved to San Bernardino, California and subsequently to Long Beach, California where Johnie was involved the building of ships for WWII. The last years of the war were spent in McAllister, Oklahoma working at the ammunitions depot. Ora was a stay-at home wife and mother during these years. After returning to Belleville, Arkansas Ora worked as a cook in the Danville Cafe which was the Greyhound bus stop. When it closed she was a cafeteria cook for Belleville Elementary and High School. When Johnie retired from the pulpwood trucking business, he and Ora were broiler growers for Joe Ray Chicken Plant. Johnie passed away on February 25, 1988. Ora moved to Mayflower, Arkansas in 2002 where she lived with her daughter, Jeanie until suffering a massive stroke this past Sunday evening.
She is survived by her daughters; Shirley (Bill) Holzknecht and Jeanie Link, ten grandchildren; Julie (Darrell) Dean, Kristen Link, Todd Skarda, Mike (Amy) Holzknecht, Debbie McNeillie, Mary (Alan) Gall, Jim (Angela) Holzknecht, Robin (Rita) Holzknecht, Becky (Charlie) Schneider, and William (Wendi) Holzknecht, twenty one great grandchildren; Chris Tipton, Becky Balon, Brandy McNeillie, Gary McNeillie, Christa McNeillie Barrett, Melissa McNeillie, Jaquelyn Lobato, Brad Dean, Bailey Skarda, Francisco Holzknecht, Xenia Holzknecht, Franxe Holzknecht, Shirley Holzknecht, Charlie Schneider, Emily Schneider, Libby Schneider, Christopher Schneider, Auna Chea Singleton, Justin Holzknecht, Alissa Singleton, Tyler Holzknecht, and nine great- great grandchildren. Ora was a devout Methodist. She worked hard her whole life. Her mind was sharp and she loved current events, especially politics. She was a Democrat to her very core. She has been a good mother and a Christian example. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Ora is now at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Funeral service was April 11, 2012 at Mayflower United Methodist Church and graveside service was at Russell Cemetery in Belleville, AR. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 11, 2012)
Paul Walker, age 89, of Pottsville, AR died Monday, August 23, 1999 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born January 3, 1910 in Pryor, OK to the late Charles and Lollie Gillum Walker. He retired from the maintenance department of Webber's Bakery in Santa Ana, Ca and was a member of the Russellville Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jammia Walker; a daughter, Lenora Walker Yaw; a son, Charles Walker and three sisters, Dossie, Pauline and Ruby Walker. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Robert Alexander of Pottsville, AR; one sister, Nina Lyons of Lee Summitt, MO; three grandsons, Robert Alexander, Pottsville, Daniel and Aaron Yaw, Alexander, AR and five great grandchildren.
Services were August 28, 1999 at the Russellville Church of God with the Rev. James McElroy officiating. Burial was in the Needmore Cemetery in Casa, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 1, 1999)
Mrs. Rosa Walker, died May 5, 1956 at her home in Havana at the age of 82. She was a native of Perry County, a member of the Methodist Church and had spent her entire life in Yell and Perry Counties.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Gateley of Danville and Miss Ethel Walker of the home; two sons, Noel Powell of Raleigh, N. C. and Evan Powel of Houston, Tex. seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 10, 1956)
Ruby Garner Walker, age 76, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of Allen "Pud" Walker died Thursday, October 14, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville. She was born April 18, 1923 in Chickalah, Yell County, Arkansas to the late Walter and Jeannie Berry Garner. She was a homemaker and mother.
Survivors are one son, Dantie Price of Centerville, AR; one daughter, Joyce Mobley of Yazoo City, MS; four grandchildren, Kelly Holaday of Louise, MS, Chris Price, Louie Price and Audrey Price all of Centerville, AR and one great grandchild, Kristen Holaday of Louise, MS.
Graveside service was October 16, 1999 at Brearley Cemetery by John McCourt. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 20, 1999)
Rufus L. "RL " Walker, age 74, of Ola, AR. died Monday, February 22, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Russellville. He was born October 27, 1924 in Centerville, AR. to the late Rufus and Sibyl Davenport Walker. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Ola and retired after 35 years of service with Thermogas Company.
He is survived by his wife, Wilmateen McMullen Walker; three sons, Aubrey Walker and Mike Walker both of Ola and Gene Walker of Lurtin, AR; two daughters, Patricia Holland of Pottsville and Sibyl Burnett of Greenbrier; a step-son, Robert McMullen of Centerville; three step-daughters, Sharon Allen of Little Rock, Susan Duffield of Russellville and Carla Hill of Oklahoma; a sister, Frances Grain of California; eight grandchildren, Roger Holland, Richard Benedict, Jeffery Benedict, Lee Walker, Aubrey Walker Jr. Dusty Walker, Christy Walker and Kayla Walker.
Service was February 25, 1999 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Ola with Rev. Denver Robinson officiating. Interment was in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were grandsons. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 3, 1999)
Funeral service for Rufus L. "RL" Walker, of Ola, will be held February 25 at 10 am at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will be in Petillo Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 81 p. m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 24, 1999)
Tom C. Walker, age 60, a resident of Russellville, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his home. He was born September 30, 1948, at Trenton, NJ to Ersal D. and Geneva Doss Walker. He was employed at Millard Henry Clinic and was a member, deacon, and teacher at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church. His hobbies were antique collecting and selling.
He was preceded in death by his father; his first wife, Mary Ruth Walker; and an infant daughter, Kimberly Ruth Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Walker of Russellville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Carrie Walker of Franklin, Indiana and Scott and Stephanie Walker of Conway; a granddaughter, Taylor Ruth Walker of Franklin, Indiana; his mother, Geneva Doss Walker of Delight; a brother and sister-in-law, Doss and Marilyn Walker of Murfreesboro; a niece, Kristi Smith and her husband, Chuck of Murfreesboro; a nephew, Rob Walker and his wife, Pam of Murfreesboro; his mother-in-law, Hazel Stutts of Russellville; two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, John Hickman, Jr. and Linda of Pottsville and the Rev. William Hickman, Sr. and Cindy of London; numerous step-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.
The funeral was April 27, 2009, at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church at Ranger with the Rev. Shane Chancellor and the Rev. Terry Latham officiating. Burial was at the Delight Cemetery at Delight with Bro. Mike Rathbone and Bro. Freeman Henderson officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were John Konkel, Chuck Smith, Robb Walker, Harold Anderson, Craig Neal, and Corky McConnell. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Hazel, Steve Olson, Bill Pendergraft, Dewey Blount, Mackey McKnight, the Rev. William Hickman Sr. John Hickman Jr. and the staff at Millard Henry Clinic in Russellville. Memorials may be made to the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church, 16125 North SR 27, Belleville, Arkansas 72824. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 29, 2009)
Mrs. Verna IsabelI Walker aged 73, of Havana died at a Russellville hospital Sunday, May 27. She was a lifelong resident of Yell County and a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are two sons, Brady Walker and Bradley Walker of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. Dessie Glaze of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Druzilla Powell of Havana; two brothers, Arthur Hodges of Phoenix, Ariz. and Newton Hodges of Demming, New Mex.; one sister, Mrs. Vena Jones of Elk City, Okla.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 31, 1962)
Wilmateen Pickens Walker, a longtime native of Yell County made her final journey on December 23, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Carl McMullen, with whom she farmed and raised their children. She was known for her love of gardening. Always her tomatoes were looked forward to in great anticipation. Her flowers beautified the community. She was a firm believer in education, always keeping the door from the home to the school open. She was an avid sports fan whether it was enjoying the Ola Mustangs, Arkansas Razorbacks, car racing, golf, or the "Fillies". She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Ola.
Surviving her are her children, Robert McMullen (Kay) of Dardanelle, Sharon Allen of Little Rock, Susan Duffield (Ronnie) of Russellville, Carla Jo Hill (Steve) of Catoosa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. After Joe's passing, she married R.L. Walker with whom she shared many happy years up until his death. She is survived by R.L.'s children, Aubrey, Gene, Michael, Patricia and Sybil. A special thanks goes to Maurice Cobb, Dr. Robert Thurlby, Dr. Thomas Werner, Dr. Jim Lieblong, Dr. Jim Smith and her very special friends, Lori Owens and Clyde Apple.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 26, 2011 at Petillo Hill Cemetery with Bro. Charles King officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1:30 P.M. prior to the service at the chapel. Pallbearers: Matthew Duffield, David Duffield, Luke Duffield, Mike Brown, Dusty Walker, Jackie Harrison. Honorary Pallbearer: Clyde Apple. In Lieu of Flowers, please make Memorial Donations to Two Rivers School District Athletic Department, 17727 Hwy 28 East, Ola, Arkansas 72853. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 28, 2011)
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