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Seaton, Henry

Funeral for Henry Seaton, 68, who died in the home of a son, Loy Seaton, in Plainview, was conducted at Plainview Tuesday.

Burial was in Salem Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of Yell County and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by two sons, Henry of Plainview and Ike Seaton of California; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Bear of Pine Bluff; four brothers, four sisters and 15 grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 2, 1961)

Seaton, Henry G.

Henry G. Seaton, aged 68, died at the home of his son, Loy Seaton, at Plainview January 28. He was a retired farmer and had spent most of his life in Yell County.

Survivors include two sons, Loy of Plainview and Dude of California; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Bair of Plainview; 15 grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 9, 1961)

Sebastian, Noma Joyce Pledger Baskin

Noma Joyce Pledger Baskin Sebastian was born March 25, 1932 in Havana, AR to Jesse William Pledger and Minnie Lou Tishia Vessel Pledger. She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at her daughter's home in Vinita. The family attended the Assembly of God Church in Havana where Joyce began playing the piano in church at the age of five. Her first performance was playing "Amazing Grace" and she recalled being unable to reach the foot pedals of the piano. Joyce also shared that her acting debut was playing the part of an Indian papoose in a school play when she was just a baby. During her youth, she sang on the radio and at conventions throughout Arkansas. She was the president of the Arkansas Youth for Christ. Later, after attending college, she became a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. Upon her marriage to Garth Baskin, she moved to Grove, OK, where she was active in The Women's Society of the United Methodist Church, Garden Club, Heart Fund, Arthritis Foundation of Delaware County, PTA, Boy Scouts of America, and other volunteer work. Upon moving to Vinita, she taught Sunday school for the Home of Hope clients, helped lead a local Camp Fire Girls group, and helped a community Thanksgiving Dinner and outreach. Joyce delivered many meals to shut-ins who would trust no one else to enter their homes. During this time, Joyce worked for both a local MD and Optometrist. Later, Joyce moved to Claremore, she began working for Dr. Fred Lemaster in Tulsa. It was during this time that she began to lead Bible Studies in her neighborhood, as well as going to nursing homes and VA Hospitals to sing and play keyboard for the residents. She became a part of the church family at Owalla Baptist Church and enjoyed many close friendships.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse William Pledger and Minnie Lou Tishia Pledger; her sisters, Martha Nell Pledger, Marie Pledger Moudy, and Margie Pledger Moore; brothers-in-law, James Buford "Boots" Moudy and Leon "Babe" Moore; nephew, Jamie Moudy; great-niece, Lisa Monday Smith; and her husband. Garth Baskin.

The surviving family includes sons, Garth Randall Baskin and wife, Shirley of Wichita Falls, TX, Blake Kendall Baskin of Claremore; daughter, Brenda Kay Darnell and husband, Larry of Vinita; grandchildren, Jordan Polson and wife, Erica of Page, AZ, Jedidiah Darnell of Page, AZ, Pepper Darnell, Holly Darnell, of Vinita, Israel Darnell and wife, Brandi, Luke Darnell, Gabriel Darnell all of Vinita, Aaron Baskin and Joshua Baskin of Wichita Falls, TX; great-grandchildren, Joshua Polson, Caitlyn Polson, and Logan Polson; sister, Florence Davis and husband, Glen of Ft. Smith, AR; aunt, Naomi Burnett of Tulare, CA.

The funeral was held Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Havana, AR at the Assembly of God Church with Pastor Kevin Baker officiating. Interment was in Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010)


Sebastian, Noma Joyce Pledger Baskin

Noma Joyce Pledger Baskin Sebastian was born Mary 25, 1932 in Havana, AR, she went to be with the Lord September 4, 2010.

Funeral will be held Thursday, September 9th, 2 p. m. at the Havana Assembly of God Church with Pastor Kevin Baker officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. See complete obit next week. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010)


Sebourn, Juanita

Juanita Sebourn, 74, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born December 16, 1931 in England, AR. She was the daughter of the late Arlie and Reba Starnes Langrell. She was a retired inspector of Tyson Foods and a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 31 years, Joe Dunn; and a sister, Myrtle Langrell Akerns.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Lester Sebourn of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Dunn of Dardanelle; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Smith of Dardanelle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arlie and Barbara Langrell, Jr. and Bobby and Brenda Langrell all of Pine Bluff; sisters, Lena Fay Williams, Pearline Musgrove and Virginia Langrell all of Pine Bluff and Edna and Sonny Harrison of Crockett, Texas; three grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at Centerville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jackie Pledger and Rev. Clellan Tilley officiating. Burial was in Mount George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Roy Tillman, J. B. Turnbow, James Hoyt Crow, Bill Young, A. B. Hundly and Gene Robinson. Honorary were Troy Hollowoa, Rev. Clellan Tilley, Mark Hiatt and Larry Crites. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 21, 2006)


Sebourn, Lester

Lester Sebourn, age 76, of Nimrod died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born August 12, 1931, at Sherril, AR to James Oscar and Theora Wooten Sebourn. He was a very active member of Centerville Assembly of God Church, a veteran of the U. S. Army serving from 1950 to 1953 where he attained the rank of sergeant with the Army Rangers and worked for Strong Systems from September 17, 1967 to January 1, 1995, as a welder, truck driver, and equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Sebourn; a brother, Calvin Sebourn; and a sister, Virginia Sebourn.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sebourn; three children by his first wife Lois Sebourn, Deborah Houston of Redfield, Paula Tucker and husband Ricky of Pine Bluff, and Michael Sebourn and wife, Trena of Cortland, Ill. his wife, Vivian's children, Arlien Davis of Nimrod and Denise Poplin of Missouri; 9 grandsons; brothers, Fredrick Sebourn of Pine Bluff, Virgil Sebourn of Qunetin and James Oscar Sebourn Jr. of Pine Bluff; and sisters, Bonnie Marie Sworkin of Los Angeles, CA, and Audrea Sebourn of Los Angeles, CA.

Funeral was held Saturday at Centerville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Clellan Tilley and the Rev. Buddy Wroten officiating. Burial was held in Nimrod Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted by Boyce-Woods Post 3141 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Dardanelle. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 17, 2007)


Segovia-Escobar, Jerson

Jerson Segovia-Escobar, five day old son of Ismael Segovia and Elena Escovar of Danville, Died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born June 3, 1997 in Danville. Other than his parents he is survived by a sister Cindy Mendes and a brother, Edgor Mendez of Danville and many other relatives.

Graveside Services were held Monday, June 6, 1997 at 4:00 p. m. at Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 11, 1997)


Selby, Jack

Jack Selby, age 70, of Russellville, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, in Little Rock. He was the son of the late Samuel and Agnes Boley Selby. He was born July 20, 1931 in the Ross Community in Johnson County. He was retired from Greyhound Bus Line and owner and operator of Garden Spot Nursery. He was a minister for nearly 50 years and was pastor of the Robinson Point Community Church in Dardanelle for 32 years. He attended the Faith Church in Dardanelle. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Angia Lee Selby; a son, Larry Selby of Russellville; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Inez Selby of Fayetteville; a sister, Alma Burgess of Lamar; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Thursday, February 28, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. David Jay and Rev. Ron Selby officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers were Buddy Bright, Brad Bright, Dick Jewel, Jerry Selby, Will Knight and Joe Bright. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 6, 2002)


Self, Alma Carrie

Alma Carrie Self, age 86, of Jacksonville, AR died Wednesday. She was born February 22, 1919 in Waveland, AR to Marion Franklin and Laura Hood Vinsett. She was a retired inspector for the Tuff Nutt clothing company after 32 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for nearly 45 years and more recently a member of Bayou Meta Baptist Church for the past 17 years. She enjoyed caring for children in her family as well as other children and was involved in a quilting group from Gravel Ridge.

She is survived by two sons, Glenn D. Self of California and Carroll L. Self of Hot Springs, AR; a daughter, Barbara Self of Cabot, AR; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday at the Chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 20, 2005)


Self, Anna Conley

Mrs. Anna Conley Self, age 84, of Magazine died Sunday, December 25, 1983 at Booneville Hospital.

Survivors include five sons, J. B. Self of Blue Mountain, Charlie Self of Jacksonville, Carl Self of California, Adrian Self of Dover and Forrest Self of Belleville; three brothers, Lloyd Conley of Conway, and Robert and Tom Conley of California; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Carter of California and Mrs. Dora Curtis of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was today at Moore's Chapel Church near Waveland by the Rev. Hulan Wiser. Burial was in Moore's Chapel Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1983)


Self, Bea

Bea Self, age 70, of Belleville, AR, widow of James Forrest Self died Friday at her home. She was born October 6, 1934 in Aly, AR to the late Claud Clayton Lamb. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the WYC Church of Christ.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Mary Self of Greenwood, AR, Thomas and Lisa Self of Russellville, AR and Scott and Julie Self of Belleville, AR; her mother, Elvia Lamb of Danville, AR; five grandchildren, Drew, Kelli, Brandon, Conor and Johnathan; a sister and brother-in-law, Claudia and Jack Owens of Sand Springs, OK and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was February 7, 2005 at the WYC Church of Christ with John McCourt officiating. Interment was in the Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Pallbearers were Paul Smith, Andy Atkins, James Patterson, Larry Baxter, Charles Combs and Glen Mott. Memorials may be made to the WYC Church of Christ, PO Box 25, Havana, AR 72842; Susan G. Komen Foundation, 904 Autumn Road, Little Rock, AR 72211 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 9, 2005)


Self, Dee

Dee Self, age 72, of Ola, died April 14, 1956 at his home of a heart attack, following a two hour illness. He was a retired railroad man. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, April 19, 1956)


Self, James Forrest

James Forrest Self, age 77, of Belleville, AR passed away March 8, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. He was born July 10, 1926 in Waveland, AR the son of the late Kelly and Annie Conley Self. He was a retired teacher and a Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, J. B. Carl, Charlie and Adrian Self.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beatrice Lamb Self; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Mary Self of Greenwood, AR, Thomas and Lisa Self of Russellville, AR and Scott and Julie Self of Belleville, AR; five grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Elvia Lamb of Danville and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be today, March 10th at 2:00 p. m. at the Western Yell County Church of Christ in Havana with Bro. John McCourt officiating. Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Knight, James Patterson, Bill Watson, Larry Baxter, Mitchell Tharp, Carroll Lowery, Paul Smith and Andy Atkins. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 10, 2004)


Self, Kelly

Kelly Self, age 56, of Havana Rt 2 died December 27, 1954 at a Paris hospital after a long illness. He was a farmer, a member of the Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Yell County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Self; five sons, J. B. of the home, Carl of Pierre, S. Dakota, Charley of Jacksonville, Adrain of the U. S. Navy and Forrest of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Robertson of Havana and Mrs. Sarah Gibson of Poteau, Okla. one brother, Joe Caldwell of Havana and four grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 30, 1954)


Self, Mildred Kay

Little Mildred Kay Self was born July 9, 1959 and passed away Friday, October 2, 1959 at her home. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Self.

She is survived by her parents; a half-sister, Edith Marie Self; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Self; and her maternal grandfather, Edgar Dayton. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD - Originally published on Thursday, October 9, 1959)


Sellars, Ellen Melon

Ellen Melon Sellars, age 98, of Cypress, CA, died Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Marlora Acute Rehabilitation Hospital in California. She was born November 29, 1908 in Arkansas to the late Lawrence Clifton and Susan Melon Hudson Moore.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Danny Ibison.

Survivors include her son, Lemoyne Sellars of El Monte, CA; daughter, Lena Ibison of Cypress, CA; twin sister, Jane Carroll of Danville, AR; seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Elder Theron Jones officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 17, 2007)


Sellers, Edmond

Morrilton Man Found Dead in Motel Here - A Morrilton man was found dead in bed in his room at the Red Bird Motel in Danville about 7:30 Wednesday morning. He was Edmond Sellers, about 65, an employee in the School Audit Division of the State Auditorial Dept.

He was found by a co-worker, Henry Aylor, of Mountain Home. Sellers and Aylor had been auditing school records at the courthouse in Danville for several days. About noon Tuesday Sellers was not feeling well and went to his room to rest. Aylor said that they met at a cafe about 5 p. m. and later both went to their rooms at the motel. He said that he didn t hear any sound from Sellers room during the night.

A doctor said that Sellers apparently died in his sleep from a heart attack. Investigation revealed that he had heart trouble. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of death due to natural causes. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, January 23, 1958)


Sellers, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Sellers, age 70, of Dover, AR died Sunday, April 11, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, AR. She was born March 16, 1934 at Mound City, MO, the daughter of the late Ernest and LaVenia Hodges King. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Dale Sellers; a son, Mark Givan Sellers and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Marty Sellers of Russellville and Marshall Sellers of Fayetteville, AR; five daughters, Dusty McDaniel of London, Sunny Sullivan of Russellville, Mary Beth Sage and Marisa Sellers both of Dover and Marcee Shaw of Kingsland, GA; a brother, Carl Bivens of Des Moines, IA; three sisters, Joyce Norris of Oskaloosa, I A, Louise French of Lakeland, FL and Jan Muzzuca of St. Louis, MO and several grandchildren. The body was cremated.

Arrangements by Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p. m. Thursday at her home at 1515 SR 164 East, Dover. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 14, 2004)


Sengaroune, Khay

Khay Sengaroune, age 65, of Belleville passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home. He was born March 15, 1949 in Laos to Mang & Phoutt Sengaroune.

Survivors include his wife Xou Xayadeth; children, Kong Sengaroune of AL; Mone Sengaroune of CA; Kim Sengaroune of GA; Tony Sengaroune of AL; step-children, Souksamlane Fultz of Belleville; Thongpane Xayadeth of Belleville; Vanchay Xayadeth of MS; Steven Xayadeth of Dardanelle; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Monday January 12, 2015 at the Dardanelle Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday before service at the chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 14, 2015)

Septer, Mr. Fred S.

Funeral services were held Monday for Fred S. Septer, 65, who died at his home in Winfield, Kan., Friday, February 23. Mr. Septer was a 32nd degree Mason and a former resident of Yell County.

Services were held in the Methodist church at Belleville by Rev. W. M. Adcock with burial in the Russell cemetery. Mr.

Septer is survived by three sons: Paul, Winfield, Kan., Harry, Wellington, Kan., and Joe, Danville; five brothers and two sisters. Two brothers attended the funeral, H. S. Septer, Cumberland, Iowa, and W. H. Septer, Morris, Okla. Pall bearers were: Raymond Pledger, Bob Seagan, A. B. Grace, Fred Russell, Dale Grace, and Clyde Basinger. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb or Mar 1940)

Serpas, Joe Roberto

Joe Roberto Serpas, age 42, of Danville, AR died Sunday, May 17, 1998. He was a native of El Salvador, and was employed by Wayne Poultry in Danville.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Reyes Serpas of Danville; his father, Miguel Serpas of El Salvador; his mother, Francisca Cruz of El Salvador; two daughters, Carla Serpas and Kenney Serpas both of El Salvador; a step-daughter, Joanna Iracheta of Havana; two step-sons, Mario Cano of Danville and Jose Cano of Bluffton; a sister, Esperanza Serpas of El Salvador; five brothers, Carmen Serpas, Jose A. Serpas, Salvadodr Serpas, Orlando Serpas, Miguel A. Serpas and Juan C. Serpas all of El Salvador.

Funeral service was held Thursday at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville, AR. Burial was in El Salvador. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 27, 1998)


Serrell, Grant

Grant Serrell of Detroit, Mich, died June 19, 1956 at the V A. Hospital in Dearborn, Mich, after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Etoile Sides of Danville, now of near Detroit and a daughter, Rebecca Louise. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 28, 1956)


Serrell, Verna Etoile (Sue)

Verna Etoile (Sue) Serrell died in Chambers Memorial Hospital December 23, 2009 of causes incident to age. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by family. Sue was born in the family home in the Macedonia community in May 1919. Her parents were John Lovie Sides and Linnie Belle Hall Sides (later Gillum).

In the years that followed, her brother, Waymon Sides joined the family. Times were hard and when Sue (or Etoile as she was known at the time) was 13 years old, her family sent her to Detroit, Michigan, to live with her mother's sister, Mary. She attended Detroit East High. Later she earned her Beauty School certificate and worked in her Aunt Mary's shop. On New Year's Eve 1942, Sue married John Stanley (Jack) Butler, a Canadian citizen. He was a Pilot Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. The couple lived at the Prince Albert, Saskatchewan air base. Tragically, he was killed in a training accident in November 1943. She moved back to Detroit to finish out the War years. She always stayed close to his brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Marguerite Butler, who later became God-parents to her daughter, Becky.

In 1947, Sue married Grant J. Serrell who had served in the "Sea Bees" Construction Battalion in the Navy. They made a home in Detroit. Sue was a long-distance telephone operator with Detroit Bell. Grant worked for General Motors. In 1953, a daughter, Rebecca Louise was born to the couple. Within a couple of years, Grant became ill from lung damage received from blasting coral and laying air strips in the South Pacific. He succumbed to lung cancer in 1956. Becky was 3 years old and Sue had been widowed for the second time in her young life. Sue then moved back to Danville to be near her family. Her mother lived in Wing and her brother and sister-in-law Waymon and Joan Sides live here. She joined the Danville First Baptist Church in 1958. She enjoyed teaching the children in Sunday School. Another highlight or her later life was volunteering in the Gift Shop of Chambers Memorial Hospital. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and an infant brother.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Benny Yih of Park City, UT; her brother and sister-in-law, Waymon and Joan Sides of Danville; nieces, Patricia Sides of Spring-dale, Carol Ann Sides of Little Rock; and a nephew, Wayne Sides of Hot Springs.

A memorial service was held at Danville First Baptist Church, December 28, 2009. Mr. Tom Gray officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. De-Wanda Gray and Mrs. Jeanne Baker. The poem "High Flight" was read by Joan Sides. This poem was special to Sue, as it had been written by Pilot Officer John Magee, who was a fellow officer with her husband, Jack. Burial will be with her husband, Grant, at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Michigan. Memorials can be made to Chambers Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Pat Pyle, P. O. Box 1746, Danville, AR 72833. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009)


Setcer, Russell J.

Russell J. Setcer, age 76, of Dardanelle fell asleep in death on Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born October 13, 1938, in Easton, PA to the late Neal and Eva Setcer, graduating from Wilson Burrough High School in 1957, where he excelled in the track program. Shortly after graduation he married his childhood sweetheart, Estella Benninger of Slatington, PA. Russell was an ordained minister of Jehovah's Witnessses. Taking his ministry seriously, Russell and Estella moved to Danville, AR where there was a greater need, being instrumental in helping to form the first Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Yell County in 1962. Later he moved his family to Dardanelle and for 20 years he worked as a Circulation Manager for the Courier to support his family and his ministry. One of the great joys of his ministry was helping to build and remodel Kingdom Halls. Cherishing his memory are his wife of 57 years, Estella Benninger Setcer of Dardanelle; a son, Jonathan Russell Setcer of Little Rock; a daughter, Stephanie Faith Salinas of Dardanelle; three granddaughters, Carey Queen of Malvern, AR, Michelle McKinney of Beebe and Alex Salinas of North Carolina; one great granddaughter, Michelle Lee Queen of Malvern; one brother, Neal Setcer Jr. of Kunkletown, PA; one sister, Mary Hodson of Bath, PA and James Setcer of PA, and one sister-in-law, Judith Stevens of Dardanelle. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall, 515 Rock Street in Dardanelle with Bruce Flanders officiating.

Cremation Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 22, 2015)

Sevic, Selma

Mrs. Selma Sevic, age 88, of Dardanelle, AR widow of Van Sevic died Thursday, March 5, 1998 at AMI St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was born June 28, 1909 in Dardanelle to the late Andrew J. and Delia Deathridge Bowman. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Bell and two brothers, Boye and Herman Bowman.

She is survived by one son, Jim Sevic of Seneca, S. C. four daughters, Betty Waldron Hampton of Dardanelle, Kitty Traylor of Austin, TX, Kathy Jones of Paducah, KY and Margaret Jarvis of Calvert City, KY; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service was March 7, 1998 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with the Rev. Mark Lashley officiating. Interment was in the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 11, 1998)


Sexton, Barbara (Dale)

Barbara Dale Sexton, age 72, of Dardanelle died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born April 26, 1939 at Independence, Iowa to the late Omar Allen and Blanche Amilia Williford Dale. She was a Christian and she loved taking care of her animals.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Walter Sexton of Dardanelle; one son, Joe Brewer and wife Winnie of Marion, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica and Phillip Brewer all of Marion, Ohio.

Memorial service was July 22, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Jerry Williams officiating. Cremation Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 27, 2011)

Sexton, Essie Melton

Essie Melton Sexton, age 92 of Bearden, AR died Wednesday, March 5, 2003 in Dallas County Nursing Home at Fordyce, AR. She was born March 26, 1910 in Briggsville, AR, the daughter of Clinton Kelly Melton and Melvine Kay Melton. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezell Sexton and her parents.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Ina Burke of Dumas, AR, Lorene Burke of Fordyce, AR and Vickie Wallace of Fordyce, formerly of Bearden, AR; 2 sons, Raymond Sexton of Bluffton, AR, Gary Sexton of Camden, AR; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clifton Marshall officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Bearden, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 2003)


Sexton, George Thomas

George Thomas Sexton, age 62, of Dardanelle, died January 2, 2005 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born October 19, 1942 at Marion, Ohio to the late Joseph Jay and Violet Ernestine Hahn Sexton. He was retired Tecumseh Company and formerly worked for the Russellville School District.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Lee.

Survivors are, brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Barbara Sexton of Dardanelle. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 5, 2005)


Sexton, Raymond

Raymond Sexton, 82, died Thursday in Dewey, Oklahoma.

Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Pritchard Sexton and Bertha Mae Hensley; first wife, Minnie Francis Ussery Mitchum; a son, Joseph Leonard Mitchum; three brothers, Clyde Sexton, Walter Sexton, and Ray Sexton, and two sisters, Lorraine Orvine and Deckie Wilkerson.

He is survived by a wife, Emma Lou Todd Sexton of Dewey, Oklahoma, two daughters & sons-inlaw, Amanda & Fredis Navarrete of Danville, Arkansas, and Jennifer & Mario Contreras of Ola, Arkansas, seven grandchildren Jendi Davis, Clayton Davis, Jada Hernandez and Juan Hernandez of Ola, Arkansas, Jodi Damon of Clarksville, Arkansas, Ethan Robles and Adrian Hernandez of Danville, Arkansas, two brothers, David Sexton of Amelia, Virginia and Oliver Sexton of Richmond, Virginia, four sisters, Mae Bardue of Fresno, California, Virgie Barden of Powhatan, Virginia, Agnes Reams of Amelia, Virginia and Dorothy Wade of Ashland Virginia; several nieces & nephews and many friends including a special friend Aaron Jackson of Dewey Oklahoma.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Atkins, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Family Funeral Home of Dewey, OK. www.davisfamilyfuneralhome.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 11, 2012)

Sexton, Raymond Odell

DUMAS - Raymond Odell Sexton, age 76, of Dumas, a retired farmer, died Friday. Sexton was an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

Funeral will be at 2 p m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Knight. Burial will be in Walnut Lake Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Arleva Spears Sexton, and two sisters, Mrs. Carmel Harvey of Dumas and Mrs. R. L. Wilkerson of Ft. Worth, Texas. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/19/1988)


Shaddon, James Samuel, Sr.

James Samuel Shaddon, Sr., age 49 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, March 8, 2009. He was born March 9, 1959 in Russellville, AR to the late Samuel Eugene Shaddon and Betty Clark Shaddon Miller.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Troy Shaddon, Sr. and Ronnie Shaddon, a son, James Shaddon, Jr. and a niece, Elizabeth Rhea.

Survivors include his wife, Deana Marie Bush Shaddon; daughters, Jamie Marie Bolin of Booneville, AR, Jennifer Diane Shaddon of Paris, TN, and Joann Marie Rodgers Shaddon of Paris, TN; sons, Jamielee Samuel and Kyle Dwight Shaddon of Paris, TN; sisters, Linda Hoy, Laquitta Osburn, Jeanette Shaddon of Russellville, Rose Underwood and Geneva Shaddon of Paris, TN, Brenda Walker of Danville, Ronda Ketsouryavong of Magazine, AR; brothers, Donald Shaddon of Paris, TN, Tommy and Terry Shaddon of Russellville; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at Cottage Grove Baptist Church, Cottage Grove, TN. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 1, 2009)


Shade, L. J.

L. J. Shade, age 70, passed away November 25, 1955 at his home in Danville after a long illness. He was born October 9, 1885 in Carlyle, Ill. He was a member of the Danville Baptist Church and the Danville Masonic Lodge and was an employee of the Rock Island Railroad for many years.

Besides his widow, he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. E. Q. Apple of Booneville, Suda Shade and Mrs. Virginia Mueller of Carlyle Ill., Mrs. J. B. Briggs of Danville, Mrs. Allene Taphorn of Beckemeyer, Ill, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 1, 1955)


Shade, Lloyd Lee

Lloyd Lee Shade, age 80, passed away May 15, 2002 in Long Beach, CA. He was born September 2, 1922 in Havana, AR to Lloyd J. and Emma Brown Shade. He was a veteran of WWII and a retired Postal employee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Vivan Apple and Virginia Mueller.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Churchman Shade; a daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Rene Dulaney; a granddaughter, Regan Dulaney; and a grandson, Ryan Dulaney; four sisters, Suda Shade and Aliene Taphorn of Carlyle, ILL, Mary and R. F. Pike of Long Beach, and Jacque Briggs of Russellville, AR; a brother, Robert Lytle Shade of Oxnard, CA; and several nieces and nephews and friends.

Interment was in the Veteran's Cemetery in Riverside, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 29, 2002)


Shade, Lloyd Lee

Lloyd Lee Shade, age 80, passed away May 15, 2002 in Long Beach, CA. He was born September 2, 1921 in Havana, AR to Lloyd J. and Emma Brown Shade. He was a veteran of WWII and a retired Postal employee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Vivan Apple and Virginia Mueller.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Churchman Shade; a daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Rene Dulaney; a granddaughter, Regan Dulaney; and a grandson, Ryan Dulaney; four sisters, Suda Shade and Aliene Taphorn of Carlyle, ILL, Mary and R. F. Pike of Long Beach, and Jacque Briggs of Russellville, AR; a brother, Robert Lytle Shade of Oxnard, CA; and several nieces and nephews and friends.

Interment was in the Veteran's Cemetery in Riverside, CA. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002)


Shade, Pauline

Pauline Shade, age 89, passed away July 1, 2010 in Long Beach. She was born in Havana, AR on May 13, 1921.

She is survived by a daughter Rene & Richard Dulaney; grandchildren Ryan and Regan Dulaney as well as many other relatives and close friends. Polly was blessed to have a wide group of special and loving friends around her.

According to her wishes, there will be no services. She will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery with her husband of 56 years. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 4, 2010)


Shade, Robert Lytle

Robert Lytle Shade, formerly of Danville, died at his home in Oxnard, California on Sunday, July 23, 2006. The son of L.J. and Emma Shade, he was born April 24, 1924 in Havana, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Estelle; his parents; three sisters, Virginia Apple, Virginia Meuler and Aline Taphorn and one brother, Loyd Lee Shade.

He is survived by three sisters, Suda Shade of Carlyle, IL, Jacque Briggs of Russellville and Mary Pike of Long Beach, CA; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Don and Jean Dent of Oxnard, CA.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be in California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 26, 2006)


Shade, Suda Lindsey

Miss Suda Lindsey Shade passed away on July 20, 2008 at the Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois of natural causes. She had attained the age of 99 years and 5 months. She was born on February 24, 1909 to Lloyd J. and Emma L. Shade of Carlyle, she spent her life as a dedicated elementary school teacher. During her lifetime, she taught students in the Havana, AR school system, but spent the majority of her years in Carlyle, IL schools.

She is preceded in death by her loving parents, four sisters, Virginia Mueller, Vivian Apple, Aliene Taphorn and Mary Janice Pike; two brothers, Lloyd Lee Shade and Robert Lytle Shade.

She is survived by one sister, Jacque E. Briggs of Russellville, AR; her nephew, Shannon Briggs of Russellville, and numerous other nieces and nephews around the nation.

Funeral services and burial were conducted by the Freker Funeral Home on July 26, 2008. Her body was interred at the Carlyle Cemetery with friends and relatives in attendance. (Paid Obituary (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 6, 2008)


Shafer, Paula J.

Paula J. Shafer, age 64 of Waveland, died Monday, September 29, 2003 peacefully at her home after a courageous two year battle with melanoma. She was born May 29, 1939 in Lafayette, Indiana to the late Louis G. and Louise Balmes Woodley. She was a member of the Waveland EH Club and attended the Waveland Community Church. She was owner and operator of Shafer Poultry Farms in Waveland, raising chickens for Tyson for over 21 years.

Survivors are one son, Rick Shafer of Magazine; two daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer Shafer Bancroft of Waveland, Julie and Billy Hays of Sherwood; three brothers, Edward Woodley of Marana, Arizona, Guy Woodley, Jr. and Richard Woodley, both of Brazil, Indiana; two sisters, Patricia McBride of Louisville, Kentucky, Maryellen Kantz of Richmond, North Carolina; six grandchildren, William Bancroft II, Buck Bancroft, JJ Bancroft, Caeleb Shafer, Sydney Hays, and Joshie Hays and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Services were Thursday, October 2, 2003 at the Waveland Community Church with Rev. Susan Ross officiating. Interment was in Piney Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were Bill Bancroft, William Bancroft II, Buck Bancroft, Billy Hays, Ronnie Putman, Curtis Jones. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003)


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