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Sherrill, Ester Kinder James

Ester Kinder James Sherrill, 88, of Waldron, AR passed away Thursday, October 14, 2004 in a Waldron Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended Scott County Senior Citizens Center.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Vance James and John Sherrill; a son, Marcus R. James and her parents; Maurice C. & Mary Van Delia Caldwell Kinder.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Olaimey and husband Amal of Maumelle, AR, Becky Wilkins and husband Virgil of Blue Ball, AR; two step daughters, Jennie Barnes, Laverne Ridenhour; three sons, Ronnie and wife Von James of Blue Ball, AR, Robert and wife Susan James of Olympia, WA, Warren and wife Anne James of West Fork, AR; step son, James Sherrill; grandchildren, Rhonda James, Kelly James, Jay James, Sean James and Eric Wilkins and five great grandchildren.

Graveside service was held on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville, AR by Martin Funeral Home in Waldron. Pallbearers were Eric Wilkins, Jay James, Kory Dedmon, Kirk Dedmon, Jim Evans and Nelson Resch. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 20, 2004)


Sherrill, Flora E.

Flora E. Sherrill, age 73, of Bluffton, AR died Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock AR She was born July 10, 1929 in Oden, AR to the late Alex and Rose Lee Whisenant Evans. She was a retired LPN, former member of the Order of Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church in Arizona.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Freddie Ray Evans and a sister, Infant Evans.

Survivors are her husband of 53 years, William "Bill" Sherrill; five sons and daughters-in-law, Gary, and Debra Sherrill, Rick and Joyce Sherrill and Mike Sherrill all of Bluffton, Terry and Marilyn Sherrill of Waldron and Seth and Madaline Sherrill of Castroville, TX; two brothers, Fay Evans of Norman, OK and Sonny Evans of Bluffton, AR; three sisters, Mae Daniels of Houston, TX, Catherine Lunsford of Waldron, AR and Lillian Keys of Rover, AR; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Service was December 20, 2002 at the Wing Community Church with Rev. Eddie Bryant officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Tim, Scott, Travis, Nolen and Cody Sherrill and Mitch Evans. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 25, 2002)


Sherrill, Melissa Suzanne Spears

Melissa Suzanne Spears Sherrill, age 29 of Rover, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. She was born December 7, 1977 in Danville, AR. She is the daughter of Thermon Ray and Brenda Sue Fowler Spears. She was a waitress at Fowlers Country Cafe in Plainview, a member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, and a 1997 graduate of Fourche Valley. She coached her daughters 2006 Little League Baseball team.

She was preceded in death by her nephew, Bradley Meirndorf and brother-in-law, Mark Meirndorf.

Survivors include her daughters, Autumn, Hannah, and Whitney Sherrill; her parents; sisters and brother-in-law, Donna Meirndorf, Wendy and David Hill of Rover; niece, Brittney Spears; nephew, David Henry Hill of Rover; grandmother Sadie Fowler of Chalybeate Springs; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside Service was held Saturday, May 26, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville with Rev. Ian Kumpe officiating. Pallbearers were Kendell Phipps, Anthony Fowler, Kippy Irons, Jake Roberts, Bunker Roberts, and Billy Cates. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Sawyer and Bud Johnson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 30, 2007)


Sherrill, Melissa Suzanne Spears

Melissa Suzanne Spears Sherrill, age 29 of Rover, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. She was born December 7, 1977 in Danville, AR. She is the daughter of Thermon Ray and Brenda Sue Fowler Spears. She was a waitress at Fowlers Country Cafe in Plainview, a member of the Mt. Veraon Missionary Baptist Church, and a 1997 graduate of Fourche Valley. She coached her daughters' 2006 Little League Baseball team.

She was preceded in death by her nephew, Bradley Meirndof and brother-in-law, Mark Meirndorf.

Survivors include her daughters, Autumn, Hannah, and Whitney Sherrill; her parents; sisters and brother-in-law, Donna Meirndorf, Wendy and David Hill of Rover; niece, Brittney Spears; nephew, David Henry Hill of Rover; grandmother Sadie Fowler of Chalybeate Springs; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside Service was held Saturday, May 26, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville with Rev. Ian Kumpe officiating. Pallbearers were Kendell Phipps, Anthony Fowler, Kippy Irons, Jake Roberts, Bunker Roberts, and Billy Cates. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Sawyer and Bud Johnson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-30-2007)


Sherrill, William N. "Bill"

William N. "Bill" Sherrill, age 78, of Bluffton, AR died Thursday, August 15, 2003, at his son's home in Bluffton. He was born January 29, 1925 in Hon, AR to the late David Meeks and Emily Abigail Slater Sherrill. He was an Army Veteran, retired mechanic, a master Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge 123 in Bluffton and the Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church and a retired pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Sherrill.

He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Gary & Debra Sherrill, Rick & Joyce Sherrill and Mike Sherrill all of Bluffton, Terry & Marilyn Sherrill of Waldron and Seth & Madaline Sherrill of Castroville, TX; a brother, Leonard Sherrill of Blue Ball; two sisters, Ora Powell of Pine Bluff and Opal Phillips of Star City; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service was August 18, 2003 at the Wing Community Church with Terry Sherrill officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Bluffton by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Timothy, Scott, Travis, Nolan and Cody Sherrill and Mitch Evans. Honorary were Alex and Mitchell Evans and Darns Hill. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 20, 2003)


Shewmake, Cliva Mae (Yarbrough)

Cliva Mae Shewmake, age 82, of Danville passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at her home. She was born August 1, 1931 in Mississippi to the late Charlie & Etha Mae Posey Yarbrough and returned to Arkansas as an infant and made Arkansas her home. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Avis Clay. Her husband John Daniel Shewmake is still listed as missing in action in Vietnam.

Survivors include son & daughter-in-law John & Becky Shewmake of Danville; daughter & son-in-law Vivian Sue & Donnie Middlesworth of Oppelo; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Charles "Sonny" & Judy Yarbrough of Lawton, OK; sisters Irene Young of Little Rock; Jean McGhee of Benton, LA; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Jake Hoyt, Joey Hoyt, Stormy Young, Shane Middlesworth, Randy Middlesworth and Gary Shewmake. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Oppelo Assembly of God Church with Rev. David Raney officiating. Burial will be at Ada Valley Cemetery in Morrilton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 5, 2014)

Shilling, Carl L.

Carl L. Shilling, age 73, of Ola died in his home Sunday. He was an active member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Webb Shilling; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Ball of Memphis, Mrs. Delmas Sandlin of Houston, Tex. and Mrs. H. J. Sandlin of Little Rock; a brother, Henry Shilling of Purlock, Calif. three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Markham of Orange, Calif. Mrs. Henrietta Chrisco of Damascus and Mrs. Faye Blyethe Masters of Paragould; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, September 3, 1959)


Shinn, Claude

Claude Shinn, age 83, of Dumas, AR died Sunday, August 8, 1999. He was born January 1, 1916 in Centerville, AR to Robert and Janie Shinn. He was an Army veteran, member of the American Legion Walter Hall Post 847, Mason, Omega Lodge 547 and of the First Baptist Church. He was a fanner.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ada Sue Shinn Vittitow.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Shinn of Dumas, Ar; a son, Larry Shinn of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Claudette Harrod of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Clara Moody of Danville, AR, Ailene Blacklock of Benton, AR. and Eunice Fielder of Dardanelle, AR; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was August 10, 1999 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Woodbury officiating. Burial was in Walnut Lake Cemetery in Dumas. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or your favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 11, 1999)


Shinn, Goly Crow

Mrs. Goly Crow Shinn, age 86 of Dumas, AR died Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at her home. She was born, April 25, 1912 to Dewey and Addie Lee Barter Crow in Yell County, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist church.

She is survived by four sons, John Shinn of Cabot, Jack Shinn of Dumas, Floyd Shinn of Cabot and Bobby Shinn of Dumas; a brother, Barter Crow of Centerville, AR; a sister, Modean Osburn of Shreveport, LA; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Shinn; a son, James Shinn and a daughter, Rebecca Ferguson.

Funeral service was May 1, 1998 at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Ricketts officiating assisted by Rev. Bob Richmond. Burial was in Walnut Lake Cemetery in Dumas, AR. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 6, 1998)


Shinn, Helen Fern

Helen Fern Shinn, age 87, of Russellville, AR died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home; she was born May 11, 1914 in Danville, AR daughter of Ernest and Iva Walden Sloan. She worked 20 years for the International Shoe factory before embarking on a 26 year career as a housemother at Arkansas Tech University. She served as a former president and honorary lifetime member of The Dames Club, as well as a member of the First United Methodist Church, the church choir, United Methodist Women, as Easter Star member and the Russellville Music Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Harry, Joe, Kenneth and Robert Sloan.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jack Hill of Russellville, AR; her son and daughter-in-law, James Ernest and Paula Shinn of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Tara Hill O'Dell and Maria Hill of Russellville, Jacque Hill Ptak of Little Rock and Julie Shinn Downes of Webb City, MO; great-grandchildren, Shawn Phipps of US Army, stationed in Hawaii, Drew Phipps and Ashley O'Dell both of Russellville, Shinn Ptak of Little Rock, Richard and Nathan Downes both of Webb City. Special thanks to the staff of Legacy Lodge and in particular, Toni Bachman, whose loving kindness is deeply appreciated.

Funeral service was Saturday, September 22, 22001 at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Mackey Yokum officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Phil Dixon, Sam Smith, Ted Hoyle, Mike Ptak, Chuck O'Dell, Drew Phipps and Shawn Phipps. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Denver Ave. Russellville, AR 72801 and ACCESS Schools, 10618 Breckenridge Dr. Little Rock, AR 72211. COUNTY RECORD, Danville, Ark. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 19, 2001)


Shinn, Ima Frazier

Ima Frazier Shinn, age 93 of Danville, died Wednesday at her home in Danville. She was born July 6, 1912, in Havana, Arkansas to Harmon Clyde and Sally Beatrice Davis Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Danville First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Grant Shinn; parents; brothers, Lois, Loyd, Bob, Harry, Hazel, Dan and Don Frazier; sisters, May Spivey, Helen Martin and Gladys Childress.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Max and Ida Shinn of Danville; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Barger Tygart of Dallas, Nell and James Mosley of Newman, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Mary Frazier of Fort Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lavoy and Ewell Welch of Havana; grandchildren Maxy Shinn of Danville, Andi Shinn of Little Rock, Suzan Collins of Conway, Barger Tygart, II of Lincoln, NE, Julie Hughes of Ocean Port, NJ, Mark Tygart of Piano, TX, Jamie Rhoades and Greg Mosley of Newman, GA and 15 great grandchildren. Graveside

Funeral service was held Friday at Earl Ladd Cemetery with Dr. Compton George officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 26, 2006)


Shinn, Ruby Joyce

DUMAS - Ruby Joyce Shinn of Dumas was born Dec. 28, 1927 in Bluffton, Ark. (Yell County) to Ada and Opal Magness. She attributed her talents and values to her grandparents Sarah and Tom Hawkins who showered her with love and attention.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Claude Shinn, her daughter, Ada Sue Shinn Vittitow, and her sister, Lillie Rhoades.

She was Dumas Schools food service director for 32 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years and the Eastern Star.Buttered rolls, sugar cookies and German burgers were specialties she used to increase and maintain a large count in the Dumas School cafeterias. Her love for cooking also led her to use her talents in her church and civic work, which included numerous chamber and community events, a frequent guest was Bill Clinton who enjoyed her sugar cookies. Ruby was recognized for her lifetime of service to others by being chosen Dumas Woman of the Year and Ding Dong Mama for the Annual Ding Dong Daddy Festival, but her greatest recognition came from those that said they enjoyed what she and others had prepared. It was no feat for her to personally make 10 pies for an event.

She is survived by her children, Claudetta Harrod of Little Rock and Larry Shinn of Roswell, Ga.; and grandchildren, Sammye Lynn Erisman of Joplin, Mo., Terry and Jay Vittitow of Benton, and Bruce Harrod of Conway; and 10 great-grandchildren; her brother, Bill Magness of Waldo, and sister, Mary Brothers of Benton.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009 at First Baptist Church with Rick Jaggars, associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock conducting the service. Burial will follow at Walnut Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron; Newspaper: , 3/8/2009)


Shipley, A. D. (Jr.)

A. D. Shipley, Jr. 81, of Russellville, AR died Sunday, December 10, 2006 at his home. The son of Almon and Necie (Sanders) Shipley, he was born June 29, 1925 in Abilene, TX. He married Hertha Howerton, on October 25, 1947 at Hico, TX. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. During his service he was awarded the Sharpshooter Award; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Ribbon (Japan); Victory Ribbon; three Overseas Service Bars. He was also a Military Policeman. He was a Service Technician with Peters & Sons for 39 years, where he was known as the Maytag service man. He was awarded the national Maytag Service Man of the year. He served as a Pottsville Alderman for two terms. He was a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church. He was a deacon for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ansol Shipley; one sister, Lillian Everett.

Survivors include his wife, Hertha Shipley of Russellville; four sons, Keith and Kathy Shipley of Atkins, Ronald Janice Shipley of Ada, OK, Randy Shipley of Russellville, Bruce & Janan Shipley of Pottsville; two daughters, Karon & Bobby Crites of Russellville, Anita & Allen Blackford of Warren; twenty two grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one brother, Alva Shipley of Austin; one sister, Loneta Rodgers of Pottsville.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Humphrey Chapel with Rev. Keith Shipley, Rev. Ronald Shipley, Rev. Allen Blackford, Rev. Michael Crites and Rev. Tom McElmurry officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church; 1201 N 2nd Street, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 13, 2006)


Shirley, Grace

Mrs. Grace Shirley, age 79, of Prattsville died at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock on December 18, 1957. She had suffered a stroke while sitting in her home on the morning of December 11. Mrs. Shirley was a native of Grand Prairie, a community about four miles from Branch, Ark. She united with the Methodist Church at an early age and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

She and her husband, E. A. Shirley, lived for a number of years in Yell County. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 2, 1958)


Shockley, Beatrice May

Mrs. Beatrice May Shockley, age 79, of Danville died Sunday, September 5, 1982 at Dardanelle Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ

Survivors include a son, H. B. Shockley of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Harmon of Torrence, CA; two brothers, Marvin Cannon of Oklahoma and Austin Cannon of Louisiana; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was September 8 at Mount George Church of Christ. Burial was in Shepherd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1982)


Shockley, Cleon Lavally

Cleon Lavally Shockley, age 75, passed away unexpectedly February 17, 2009. The only son of Gordon and Lula Shockley was born in Ola, Arkansas on December 21, 1933. He was a proud and honest man; a steadfast husband, esteemed father, loving grandfather and great-grandfather, brother and friend.

After completing his schooling in Arkansas, Cleon served in the U.S. Navy, GM2, USN-U1, and the Naval Reserves. Following an honorable discharge, he wed a stunning, young Patsy Fulton in June of 1952. Cleon relocated with his family between California and Arkansas a handful of times before settling in Kern County in 1960 where he dedicated a 35 year career to the Rainbow Bread Company as the local "bread-man" in Lamont, CA. Though at times a little stubborn, Cleon was both candid and noble in demeanor. A respected man to his peers, a loving provider to his family, and a wonderful play-mate and Pa Pa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He served as a valued member of his local VFW Post 8398, the JC's, and a scout leader for pack 602. His orneriness, snickers, and smiles will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Cleon was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Jennifer Diedrich.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy; sons and their spouses, Mitchel (Denise), Steven (Cindy), Ronald (Sharon), and John; daughter, Deborah; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and their wives, Paul (Bettey) and Pat (Kathy) Satterfield; sister, Coleen Jones and her husband (Casey); sister, Shirley Caddell; extended family Donna and Rudy Banducci, and Nelda and John Floyd.

A public viewing will be offered on Sunday, February 22, from 12-4 p.m. and a graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m. both at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Joe George, Newspaper: Bakersfield Californian, 2/21/2009)


Shockley, Filligene Shinn

Filligene Shinn Shockley, age 80, of Danville, AR died Friday, April 8, 2005 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville. She was born January 28, 1925 at Danville to the late Walter and Ollie Tubbs Hurst.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, H.B. Shinn and Lloyd Shockley; five brothers, Walter Lee, Ted, Bob, Clem and Bido Hurst; and six sisters, Bessie Buie, Geneva Moore, Ann Shinn, Reba Higgins, Bertha Rickett and Lois Martin.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Shinn of London and Gary Allen Shinn of Russellville; two daughters, Dorothy Jane McCurrie of Russellville and Donna Jean Nichols of Danville; a brother, Carlton Hurst of Rogers; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 13, 2005)


Shockley, George E.

George E. Shockley, age 84 of Mt. George, died Monday, June 30, 2003 at his home in Mt. George. He was born December 1, 1918 in Danville to the late Robert and Effie George Shockley. He was a WWII Army Veteran, retired sanitation foreman for Tyson and a member of the Church of Christ in Mt. George.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Gordon, Winston, Aves, and Travis Shockley and 2 sisters, Grace Dacus and Zale Young.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Allene Miller Shockley; one brother, Evert Shockley of Greenwood and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2003, 2:00 p. m. at the Church of Christ in Mt. George with Brother Chris George officiating. Interment will be in Mt. George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Visitation will be Wednesday, 6 to 8 p. m. Pallbearers will be Kevin Underwood, Roy Underwood, Bob Underwood, Wayne Underwood, Doyle Fowler, Larry Underwood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 2, 2003)


Shockley, Hiter B. "Hoot"

Hiter B. "Hoot" Shockley, age 71, of Ft. Smith, AR died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the Ft. Smith Nursing Center. He was born April 11, 1932 in Chickalah to the late Hiter and Beatrice Cannon Shockley. He was a Mason and a retired small engine repairman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Dickens Shockley, a brother, Loyd Shockley and a sister, Vertal Shockley.

Survivors include, two sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie and Lori Shockley of Danville and Floyd and Robin Shockley of Travis Air Force Base, CA; a daughter, Shelia Scarboro of Nevada; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was May 16, 2003 at Shepherd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003)


Shockley, Lina

Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at the Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle for Mrs. Lina Shockley, age 67, who died at a Fort Smith hospital Thursday.

Services were conducted by Rev. Harry Hembree of the Fort Smith Christian church and burial was in Shepards cemetery. Mrs.

Shockley is survived by her husband, A.L. Shockley of Danville; two sons, Alton of Danville and a Bentley of Holdenville; two daughters, Mrs. Ora Belle Snumake of Holdenville and Mrs. Edith Gately of New York City; and three grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1939)

Shockley, Modene Bennie

Modene Bennie Shockley, age 84, of Chico, CA died Friday, September 12, 1997 in a Chico Convalescent Hospital. She was a daughter of the late John and Myrtle McInturf and was born January 23, 1913 at Ola, AR. She was the widow of member of the Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Frederica Shockley of Chico, CA.

Funeral service was September 19, 1997 at the Ola Church of Christ with Mac Parks and Dr. J. O. Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Ola-Sandlin Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carroll and Brad Rose, Wayne Hunnicutt, Harlon Porter, Carroll Carter and Bill Wilson. Memorials may be made to the Sierra Sunrise Convalescent Home in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 24, 1997)


Shoemaker, Ella

Ella Shoemaker, age 102, formerly of Dardanelle, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at Delhi, LA.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 20, 2012)

Shoemaker, William Lonnie

William Lonnie Shoemaker, age 88, of Harrah, Okla., a native of Delaware, died Tuesday, September 23, 1986 at Shawnee Medical Center at Shawnee, Okla. He was a native of Delaware, a retired employee of Tinker Field Aircraft Co. veteran of World War I and a member of Harrah Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Buford Shoemaker of Harrah and Loran Shoemaker of Newcastle, Okla.; a daughter, Mildred Worthen of Harrah; two brothers, Joe Shoemaker of Dardanelle and Clyde Shoemaker of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Eva Brock of Van Buren, Jicie Flurry of Edmond, Okla. and Ola Stewart of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle by Jack Lawyer. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery at Delaware by Cornwell Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Jay, Leon Standridge, Kenneth Moles, Bobby Bata, Joe Stewart and Johnny Stewart. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Shoemaker, William Lonnie

William Lonnie Shoemaker, age 88 of Harrah, OK, died September 23, 1986. He was a native of Delaware a veteran of World War I, retired from Tinker Airforce Base, and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by two sons, Loran Shoemaker of Newcastle and Leon Shoemaker of Harrah, OK. One daughter, Mildred Worthen of Harrah, OK; three sisters, Eva Brock, Van Buren, Jici Flurry of Edmund, OK and Ola Stewart of Dardanelle. Two brothers, John Shoemaker of Dardanelle, and Clyde Shoemaker of Oklahoma City, OK.; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cornwell Chapel with Jack Lawyer officiating. Interment will be in the Graves Cemetery at Delaware. Arrangements and services were by Cornwell Funeral Service. Active pallbearers are Kenneth Jay, Leon Standridge, Kenneth Moles, Bobby Bata, Joe and Johnny Stewart. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Shook, Robert Neil

Robert Neil Shook, 69, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born March 20, 1941; he was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was retired from the Greenwood School System, faithful member of Westwood Baptist Church in Greenwood and an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Norma (Wooten) Shook; two sons Kenny Shook and wife Stephanie; Jonathan Shook and wife Margie; two daughters, Debbie Williams and husband Mark; Becky Goetz and husband Mike all of Greenwood; four grandsons Brad Williams, Robbie Knuckles, Justin Knuckles and Tyler Shook; five granddaughters, Ashley Vigus, Jennifer Style, Amanda Shook, Trinity Partin and Scarlett Shook; two great grandchildren Lake Williams and Faith Vigus; one brother Jim Shook and wife Elaine of Boonville; one sister Ann Cornwell and husband Mike of Danville.

He was preceded in death by one great granddaughter Cambry Knuckles; his parents Nannie and George Boyd and Jim Dolly Shook; two brothers Mitchell and Jerry Shook.

Funeral service was November 24, 2010 at Westwood Baptist Church with burial at Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Pallbearers were Brad Williams, Robbie Knuckles, Justin Knuckles, Tyler Shook, Jeffrey Boyd and Travis Carter. To place an online tribute, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 1, 2010)

Shore, Evelyn

Evelyn Shore, age 75 of Danville, died Friday, June 6, 2003 at her home near Danville. She was born April 13, 1928, in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Angus and Marie Johnson McKenzie. She attended the Havana Presbyterian Church. She was a retired sales clerk for Bill's Dollar Store in Danville.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Delores Jean Shore and Patsy Earlene Packard, and a brother, Kenneth McKenzie.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Orval Earl Shore; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Wayne Haulmark of Pottsville, AR; 3 sisters, Carol Mulligan, Florida; Margie Stundze, MA; Laura Burris, Delaware, AR. One brother, Howard McKenzie, WI; Son-in-law, Jon Packard, Norman, OK; 6 Grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, 2003 at the Havana Presbyterian Church with Rev. Floyd Shepherd officiating. Interment was held in Pottsville at Pisgah Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Haulmark, Jeff Haulmark, Sam Packard, Wayne Haulmark, Jon Packard and Brady Gilliam. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. Danville, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 11, 2003)


Shores, Suzannah Jane (Callahan)

Suzannah Jane Shores, 25, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 4, 2012.

Suzannah is survived by her husband Raymond (Moe) Shores; two children, Dominic Lamion Shores and Hadley Grace Shores; mother, Kathy and step-father Neal Martin; father, Sam and step-mother Melissa Callahan; five brothers, Chris Callahan, Zeke Owens, Alex Martin, Ethan Martin, Kaelin Martin; two sisters, Charlie Elizabeth Martin and Mackenzie Callahan. She is also survived by her grandparents, Billy and Billie Jones, Sam and Sue Callahan; mother and father-in-law W. R. and Roberta Shores and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service was April 9, 2012 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment followed the service at Square Rock Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 11, 2012)

Short, Frankie

Frankie Short, age 57, of Danville, AR died Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 7, 1946 in Danville, AR to the late James Lenard and Thelma Iva Crawford Hutchens. She was a LPN and a member of the Victory Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God in Danville.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ray Keeling of Arkadelphia; a son & daughter-in-law, Ricky Melody Short of Danville; a sister, Iva Short of Danville; a step-son, Chris Bush of Danville; two grandchildren, Kayla and Scotty Short both of Danville; step grandchildren, Ragina Spears & Susie Keeling both of Danville; Gary Keeling of Sheridan, AR, Paula Whittle of Arkadelphia and Tesia Bush of Danville and step-great grandchildren, Jenna Keeling, Jordyn Higgins, Raychel and Garrett Spears all of Danville, Shane Keeling and James Whittle both of Arkadelphia; Morgan & Taylor Keeling of Mt. George and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service was January 6 at 2 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. Joyce Reddel Mayhan and Rev. Barbara Ritter officiating. Interment was in the Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Cody, Dustin, Damon and Joe Short, Scott Spears and Steven Wright. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 7, 2004)


Short, Irvin Lee

Irvin Lee Short, 49, formerly of Rover died of injuries received in an accident on a train near Center, Texas on September 21. Relatives said that a load of steel in a boxcar shifted, crushing Short and two other men in the car. The two others were seriously injured.

He is survived by two sons, Donald L. Short of Kingsport, Tenn. and Bobby Keith Short of Blanchard, La.; one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Hunnicutt of Bossier City, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Gilkey of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Lucy Prunty of Rover, Mrs. Myrtie Crites of Plainview and Mrs. Bertie Garner of Bakersfield; and one brother, Roy Short of Little Rock. (Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 28, 1961) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 28 Sep 1961, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. )

Short, John Carl

John Carl Short, Jr. age 23, of Dardanelle, AR, died Saturday, August 3, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. "Little John" was born August 24, 1978, at Danville, AR. He was a freight broker for Little John Trucking Company in Russellville, a member of the Super Sport Graphic Softball Team, a basketball official for the Arkansas Official Association, and attended the Russellville Second Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jim and Sally Short.

He is survived by his wife, Martie Short of Dardanelle; a daughter, Jordan Short of Dardanelle, AR; a son, Caleb Short of Danville; his parents, Johnny and Shirley Short of Danville, AR; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Cody and Joseph Short, Steven Jennifer Jackson and Shawn Jackson all of Danville; a sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie Junior Byrum of Danville, AR; a niece, Arika Tharp of Danville; a nephew, Cory Byrum of Danville; his grandparents, Marvin & Christine Bottoms of Danville; many other relatives and a best friend, Mark Defoor.

Funeral service was August 6, 2002, at the Danville First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Wells and Rev. David McLemore officiating. Burial was in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Active pallbearers were Kenny Bell, Steve Pfeifer, Jay Martin, Trent Tipton, Darrell Webb and Ray Holbrook. Honorary were Danville graduating class of 1996. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 7, 2002)


Short, Lola Mae

Lola Mae Short, age 50 of Danville, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at her home in Danville. She was born July 24, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Leo Townsend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Lynn Short; a brother, James Townsend and her stepfather, Adrian Warren.

Survivors are her mother, Minnie Chaney Warren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Bob Smith of Belleville, Flora and Wayne Jackson of Mt. George; six nephews; ten nieces and four foster children.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Mt. George Cemetery by Rev. Bobby Wells. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 7, 2003)


Short, Marie

Marie Short, age 69, of Danville, AR died Wednesday, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Bearden, AR January 23, 1929 daughter of the late Edgar Perry and Lena Pate Grant. She was a mother and homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, James Short of Briggsville, Billy Short of Dardanelle and Terry Short of Danville; one daughter, Barbara Hunt of Plainview; three brothers, Harold Grant, Dardanelle, Junior Grant, Dumas and Doyle Grant, Thorton; a sister, Mary King of Dumas; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Friday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Burial was in Moss Cemetery in Bearden, AR. Pallbearers were Jimmy Don Carr, M. J. Hunt, Marty Hunt, Chucky Short, Hubert King, Billy Short, Chris Grant. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 9, 1998)


Short, Roy

Roy Short, age 74 of Rover, AR died Friday, May 7, 1993 at the Yell County Nursing Home in Ola, AR. He was a retired farmer and purchasing clerk for the state hospital. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of the Rover Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William F. Short and the late Margaret Pockrous Short, and a native of Rover.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Myrtle Crites, Mae Gilkey, Bertie Garner and Lucy Prunty also three brothers, Ervin Short, Jack Short and Franklin Short.

He is survived by, his wife, Ruby Taylor Short; three nieces, Imogene Orton of Waterloo, Iowa, Mary Patrick of Pratt, Kansas and Iren Hawkins of Plainview and six nephews, Donald Short of Little Rock; Bob Short of Shreveport, Louisiana, Billy Prunty of Lexington, Kentucky, Pete Crites of No. Little Rock, Joe Crites of Dardanelle and Eugene Crites of Salina, Kansas.

Funeral services were May 10 at Shinn Chapel with Rev. Jack McKinnon officiating. Burial was in Hunts Chapel Cemetery at Rover by Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers: Roy Colbert, Alja Hunnicutt, Bill Lewis, Jack Witt, Harvey Elrod and Howard Turner. Honorary Antle Hogan, Monroe Brown and Dr. J. O. Pennington. Memorial may be made to the Rover Cemetery Fund, c/o Peggy Emerson, Rover, AR 72860. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/7/1993)


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