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Sides, Robert Eugene "Gene"

Robert Eugene "Gene" Sides, age 65 of Hallsville, Texas, died Monday, October 25, 2004 at Good Shepard Medical Center. He was an Industrial Mechanic, employed by Halliburton for 23 years. He was a teacher and a member of the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Captain John Yancy Marie Corp. League.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Willa Dean Warren Sides of Hallsville, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Lorrie Sides of Highland Village, TX, Michael and Lisa Sides of Hallsville, TX; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Darrell Copsey of Corsicana, TX, Pamela and Richard Nelson of Hallsville, TX; a brother, John Sides of Danville and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2004, at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Internment will be at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, October 29, 2004 at the Funeral home. Under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004)


Sigle, Meda Hazel Thomas

Mrs. Meda Hazel Thomas Sigle, age 87 of Dardanelle, AR, widow of Verne Sigle, died Sunday, November 28, 1999 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born March 25, 1912 in Oney, OK to the late George and Artie Anna Hamilton Thomas. She was a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ for 39 years and attended the Ard Church of Christ before moving her membership to Dardanelle and was a teacher with the World Bible School. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sony a Sigle.

Survivors are, three sons, Jack Sigle of Alexander, AR, Terry Sigle and Lynn Sigle both of Dardanelle, AR; one daughter, Sharon Clark of Elkins, AR; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was November 30, 1999 at the Brearley Cemetery by Bro. Ralph Weinhold. Services under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were grandsons, Tim, Aaron and Jeremy Clark, Tony, Jody and Wesley Sigle. Memorials may be made to the World Bible School, Church of Christ, 209 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 1, 1999)


Sikes, Ruby Carrouth

Ruby Carrouth Sikes, age 77, of Del City, OK was called to her Heavenly home on Friday, April 11, 2003. She was born June 4, 1925 in Macedonia, AR to Johnnie R. and Fannie Mae Carrouth. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and after retirement was active in the Pioneer Organization. Ruby was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed her walks in the mall. She was also a long-time, faithful member of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Leroy, of the home; 1 son, John Sikes and his wife Linda of Oklahoma City; 3 grandchildren Jon Brian, Garret, and Landon Sikes; one half-sister Alma Taylor of Norman, OK; one nephew, Gary Garner; two nieces Sharee Gorman and Glynelle Pool, all of Danville, AR, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Paul Sikes; 1 brother, Laudel Carrouth; 1 sister, Helen Garner; 4 half-brothers; and, 4 half-sisters. Ruby will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and faithful servant of Christ.

Services were held Tues. April 15, 2003 at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home Southeast Chapel with burial at Sunny Lane Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 16, 2003)


Sills, Cecil Dewey

Cecil Dewey Sills, Jr. died Friday, August 10, 2007. Born January 13, 1942, in Dardanelle, he was the son of the late Cecil D. Sr. and Moreo Johnston Sills. He was the owner of Circle S Filters in Dardanelle for over 15 years, a member of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church and a Mason with the Bright Star Lodge #213.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anna Mae Sills; three daughters and sons-in-law, Summer and Chuck Trusty of Lorena, Texas, Amy and Gerald Beene of Dardanelle, Stacey and Kevin Hottinger of Dardanelle; a brother, Jerry Sills of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren, Haley and Sarah Trusty, Caleb Beene, Hunter and Greyson Hottinger; and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 13, 2007 at 10:00 a. m. at the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church with Tom McElmurry and Chuck Trusty officiating. Interment was held at Durvin Cemetery, Dardanelle under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Pallbearers include Andy Ward, Conner Collier, Jim Dickens, John Mills, Jerry Hottinger and Danny Goodman. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren and Hoyt Johnston. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 15, 2007)


Sills, Winnie B.

Winnie B. Sills, 79, of Danville, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in a Danville, Arkansas nursing home. She was born September 25, 1930 in Oklahoma to the late Rufus and Ester (Maddox) Banister. She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of the 1st Assembly of God in Plainview, Texas and Order of the Eastern Star in Plainview, Texas. Winnie is survived by one son, Ricky B. Sills and wife, Tori of Yukon, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Kayla and Casey Sills both of Yukon, Oklahoma; one sister, Shirley Limbocker of Danville, Arkansas; one niece, Glenda Limbocker Vaughn of Danville, Arkansas; two nephews, Wendell Limbocker of Danville, Arkansas, Wink Banister of Lubbock, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Banister.

Winnie's funeral service was held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Egypt Free Will Baptist Church in Blue Ball, Arkansas with Rev. Earnest Lambert and Rev. Jackie Allen, officiating. Interment followed in the Moore Memorial Garden in Arlington, Texas on Monday, April 5, 2010. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Winnie's pallbearers were Ronnie Lemons, Steve Lunsford, Leslie Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, Tony Vaughn, and Jeffrey Vaughn. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010)


Simmons, Thelma Sue

Thelma Sue Simmons, age 93 of Russellville died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 19, 1910, in Dardanelle to the late W. P. and Laura (Baker) Dunn. She was a businesswoman and operated a grocery store in Dardanelle with her late husband, Fay Simmons for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Simmons.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Peters of Little Rock, a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and J. C. Kifer of Russellville, 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandsons.

Funeral service was held July 9, 2004 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Christy Newton officiating. Interment was at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Steve Peters, Jeff Haun, Jeff Simon, Charles Shingleur, Steve Hughes, and Curt Dunn. Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 14, 2004)


Simmons, Wesley Edward

Wesley Edward Simmons, age 67, of Lonoke, father of Glen E. Simmons and brother of Cleo Simmons of Russellville, died Saturday, March 29, 1986.

Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Ovella Simmons.

Funeral and burial were April 1 at Lonoke. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Simmons, William Andrew

Mr. William Andrew Simmons, age 88, of Centerville, GA died Sunday, December 11, 1994 in a local hospital. A native of YELL County, AR he was born December 22, 1905 near the community of Kingston, Yell County, AR. He was the son of the late Henry Grant and Lilly Victoria Tedder Simmons and the grandson of John Robert and Lousiana Martha Light Simmons and Henry and Rachel Adams Tedder all of Yell County. He was a former member of the Arkansas National Guard and a WWII veteran having served as the 1st Sgt of B Company, 1902nd Aviation Engineer Battalion during the Okinawan campaign. His last military service was as one of the guards assigned to the presidental aircraft "Independence" during the Truman administration. He married and settled in Georgia. He moved to Centerville, GA in 19S9 and retired as a civil service employe from Robins Air Force Base in 1972.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred G. Simmons, and one son Millard H. Simmons, both of Centerville; three sisters, Mrs. Oral Raper of Little Rock, Mrs. Ina Burton and Mrs. Frances Brewster both of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Mr. Kenneth Simmons and Gene Simmons both of Hot Springs; as well as several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on April 12, 1995)

Simmons, William Andrew

Mr. William Andrew Simmons, age 88, of Centerville, GA died Sunday, December 11, 1994 in a local hospital. A native of Yell County, AR he was born December 22, 1905 near the community of Kingston, Yell County, AR He was the son of the late Henry Grant Lilly Victoria Tedder Simmons and the grandson of John Robert and Lousiana Martha Light Simmons and Henry and Rachel Adams Tedder all of Yell County. He was a former member of the Arkansas National Guard and a WWII veteran having served as the 1st Sgt of B Company, 1902nd Aviation Engineer Battalion during the Okinawa campaign. His last military service was as one of the guards assigned to the presidential aircraft Independence during the Truman administration.

He married and settled in Georgia. He moved to Centerville, GA in 1959 and retired as a civil service employee from Robins Air Force Base in 1972.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred G. Simmons, and one son Millard H. Simmons, both of Centerville; three sisters, Mrs. Oral Raper of Little Rock, Mrs. Ina Burton and Mrs. Frances Brewster both of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Mr. Kenneth Simmons and Gene Simmons both of Hot Springs; as well as several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 12/11/1994)


Simpson, Daniel Marin

Daniel Marin Simpson, age 66, of Gravelly died on May 15, 1955. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Blue Ball.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Lunsford Simpson; three sons, Johnnie of California. Homer, in the Army in Germany and Bobby George, in the Air Force at San Antonio, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Tressie Coker of McCurtain, Okla. Mrs. Lillie Irons of Mtn. Pine, Mrs. Sihil Hunt of Waldron, Mrs. Margie McIihancey of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Eva Sue Isom of Needmore; 13 grandchildren and five step grandchildren (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, May 19, 1955)


Simpson, Mike

Mike Simpson, age 59 of Casa, died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1950 at Beaumont, KY to Charles and Dolly Shives Simpson. He was a poultry farmer for Wayne Farms and attended Hickory Grove First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Simpson and a brother, Fred Simpson.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Minnie Simpson of Casa; children and spouses, Janice and Hoss Yates of Rover, Jennifer and Jeff Little of Dardanelle, David and Trisha Simpson of Edmonton, KY; mother, Dolly Simpson of Florence, KY; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Gary Gipson of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; aunt and uncle, Joyce and Atwell Shives of KY.

Memorial services were held Monday, August 17, 2009 at Hickory Grove First Free Will Baptist Church in Casa. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 19, 2009)


Simpson, William Rufus

William Rufus Simpson, age 91, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas died Monday, December 30, 2002, at the Montgomery County Nursing Home in Mt. Ida. He was born July 15, 1911, in Fir, Arkansas to the late John Tubb and Martha Jane Hennessee Simpson. He was a retired automobile mechanic and a member of the Mt. Ida Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Simpson.

Survivors are 2 sons, John Thomas Simpson of Hot Springs, AR and Melvin Lee Simpson of Mt. Ida, AR; 3 daughters, Billie Sue Sanders of North Little Rock, AR, Betty Jean Bonady of Wynne, AR, and Deborah Lynn Cunningham of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Phillip Sanders of Little Rock, AR, Scott Sanders of Fayetteville, AR, Suzanne Robinson of Americus, Georgia, Jill Thew of Mt. Ida, AR, Joy Shepherd of Wynne, AR, Sarah Bonady of Wynne, AR, Nan Wilson of Mt. Ida, AR, Sally Rupert of Ft. Smith, AR, Don Cunningham of Clarksville, AR, Lee Cunningham of Anchorage, Alaska, Geoffrey White of Denver, CO, Jennifer White of Anchorage, Alaska; great grandchildren, Hunter Sanders, Hay den Sanders, Phoebe Sanders, Sophie Sanders, Isabella Thew, Whitney Wilson, T. J. Wilson; 2 sisters, Beth Beam of Mena, AR and Lucille Housley of Clarksville, TN.

Funeral services were Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the Mt. Ida Church of God with Pastor Willis Summitt officiating. Burial was in Little Fir Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 8, 2003)


Sims, Ada Maxine

Ada Maxine Sims, age 75, of Havana, AR died Sunday, August 23, 1998 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR. She was born September 7, 1922 in Ringgo, Louisiana to the late Stephen and Allie Baker Finley. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gavin Finley.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Sims; three sons, Carl Sims of Havana, AR, Steve Copell of Minden, LA and James Copell of MO; one brother, James Finley of West Monroe, LA; two sisters, Adeline Pickard of Springhill, LA and Maurine Prest of Shreveport, LA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside service was Monday at the Moore's Chapel Cemetery with Bro. James VanZandt officiating. Services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 1998)


Sims, Betty Dois (Dixon) Jean

Betty Dois Jean Sims, 74, of Scranton went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Clarksville. She was born June 23, 1938 in Magazine to the late Dick Thomas and Hazel Thomas Dixon. She was a homemaker and attended Dublin Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents and first husband Claude Jean Sr.

She is survived by her husband Billy Sims; son Claude Jean and wife Angela of Belleville; two brothers C.W. Thomas and wife Annette of Magazine, and Bo Thomas and wife Daisy of Greenwood; two sisters Debbie Sims and husband Alton of Scranton and Sandy Clayton of Paris; two grandchildren Kayla Jean Hart and husband Kevin of Morrilton and Lakin Jean Smith and husband Levi of Alma; four great-grandchildren Ryley, Collin and Caroline Hart and Tinley Smith; as well as other family members and friends.

Funeral service was April 1, 2013 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel Danville with Rev. Shane Casper officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Hart, Levi Smith, Ronald Smith, Terry Colburn, Brandon Foster and Bill Dickey. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Sims, Betty Dois (Dixon) Jean

Betty Dois Jean Sims, 74, of Scranton went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Clarksville. She was born June 23, 1938 in Magazine to the late Dick Thomas and Hazel Thomas Dixon. She was a homemaker and attended Dublin Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents and first husband Claude Jean Sr.

She is survived by her husband Billy Sims; son Claude Jean and wife Angela of Belleville; two brothers C.W. Thomas and wife Annette of Magazine, and Bo Thomas and wife Daisy of Greenwood; two sisters Debbie Sims and husband Alton of Scranton and Sandy Clayton of Paris; two grandchildren Kayla Jean Hart and husband Kevin of Morrilton and Lakin Jean Smith and husband Levi of Alma; four great-grandchildren Ryley, Collin and Caroline Hart and Tinley Smith; as well as other family members and friends.

Funeral service was April 1, 2013 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel Danville with Rev. Shane Casper officiating. Burial was at Russell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Hart, Levi Smith, Ronald Smith, Terry Colburn, Brandon Foster and Bill Dickey. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 3, 2013)

Sims, C. C., Dr.

Dr. C. C. Sims, aged 67 years, died at his home in this city at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning, March 16, 1935, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were held at the family home on Second Street at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Mr. Haislip, pastor of the Russellville Christian Church, assisted by Rev. Chas. F. Wilkins and Rev. E. E. Stevenson, of this city. The funeral was largely attended by friends of Dr. Sims from all sections of Yell County, and from many other points in the State.

Dr. Sims was a native of Yell County, where he spent his entire life. For more than 40 years he had been engaged in the practice of dentistry in Dardanelle, being at one time President of the Arkansas Dental Association. He was also largely interested in farming and had extensive land holdings in Yell and other counties.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Stickney Meek, a grandson, Carroll Stickney Meek, Jr., and three brothers, Messrs. Bert and Lonzo Sims, of near this city, and Lee Sims, of Little Rock. The Post-Dispatch joins the many many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their bereavement. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas: 3-21-1935)


Sims, Fannie Sue

LONG BEACH, Calif. Fannie Sue Sims, age 74, of Long Beach, Calif. died Friday, July 23, 1999. Born May 2, 1925, at Aly, she was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Sims, parents and one brother.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Roye Rowe of Hot Springs; three nieces, Gwen Magyar, Gail McKee and Greta Creekmore; and three great nieces.

Services will be 10 a. m. Thursday at Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh Stultz officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p. m. Wednesday. Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home, Hot Springs. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 7/23/1999)


Sims, Hoyt Edwin

Hoyt Edwin Sims, age 72, of Houston, Texas died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Atrium Medical Center in Stafford, Texas. He was born January 7, 1940 at Dardanelle to the late Lee Roy and Anna Pitts Sims.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eulis Sims; sister, Melba Sims.

Survivors include two sisters, Margaret White and husband, Evan, of Pasadena, Texas, Linda Smith of Humble, Texas; one brother, Freddie Sims and wife, Helen, of Cut and Shoot, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Minnow Creek Cemetery in Johnson County. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 6, 2012) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,His obituary was published 6 Dec 2012, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. )

Sims, James "Jim" Edward

James "Jim" Edward Sims, age 77, of Plainview, AR died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at his home. He was born April 15, 1933 in Finley, TN to the late James Burley & Mary Frances Arnold Sims. He is an Army Korea WWTT Veteran, a member of the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church and Plainview VFW. He was a retired truck driver and was an employee for the Plainview City Park.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca "Vickie" Robinson Sims; son Alex Gavins and brothers Jerry and Lee Sims.

Survivors include children and spouses, James Sims, Jr. of Hartland, WI, Brenda and James Lowry of Parrish, FL, Paula Jones, Peggy & Gary Treadwell; Benita & Kenneth Smith; Rickey Gavins all of Plainview; Larry Robinson of Casa; brother and sister-in-law, Jay & Mira Sims of Memphis, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorine & L. B. Maddox of Ridgely, TN; Ruth Young of Howard City, NE; Betty & Larry Cain of Wyoming, MI; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was May 30, 2010 at the Plainview Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Garrett and Rev. Mike Gullett officiating. Burial was in Needmore Cemetery in Casa with military honors. Pallbearers were grandsons. Jimmy Sims, Justin Lancaster. David Fowler, Jimmy & Carl Treadwell and George Madewell. Honorary were Harold Blaylock and Bob Robinson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. Online guest book Cornwell Funeral Homes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010)


Sims, Joyce

Woman Killed In Accident Near Chalybeate (Mrs. Joyce Sims) - A 35- Year old woman was killed in an accident near Chalybeate last Saturday afternoon. She was identified as Mrs. Joyce Sims, 35 of Clarksville. Mrs. Sims was apparently killed, when the truck in which she was riding ran into a ditch and threw her out. Joe McConnell, 28, of Chickasha, Okla, who was driving the truck, and two small daughters of Mrs. Sims were not Hurt. Mrs. Sims husband was killed in an accident in Hawaii while he was in service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs AGO, DANVILLE, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, December 15, 1954)


Sims, Joyce Oleta

Joyce Oleta Sims, age 70, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at her home. She was born July 3, 1935 at New Blaine to the late Seth and Mamie Woods Farnam.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eulis N. Sims; a brother, S. R. Farnam.

Survivors include a son, Neil Sims of Dardanelle; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Noel of Russellville; two brothers, Leroy Farnam of Dardanelle, Sunny Farnam of Dardanelle, LaVona Jaggers of Dardanelle; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were held Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery with Rev. Bob Huie and Rev. Kenneth Jay officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 25, 2006)


Sims, Juanita Kathryn (Snider)

Juanita Kathryn Snider Sims, age 72, of Dardanelle died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born April 20, 1941, at Dardanelle to the late Alfred Levi and Ida Smith Snider. She was an ordained pastor of the Glory Bound Pentecostal Church and loved camping, growing flowers and watching birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bennie Sims; one brother, Carrell Snider; and one step-son, Tony Sims.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Cossey and wife Annette, and Tracy Cossey and wife Connie all of Dardanelle; one step-son, James Sims and wife Penny of Dardanelle; four step-daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Alfred Tucker of Dardanelle, Diane and Jonathan Formigoni of Pottsville, Shelia and Ken Hiemer of Russellville, and Tammy and Tim Kriesel of Plumerville; three sisters, Judy Sanders of Russellville, Joyce Le and husband Phu of North Little Rock, Karen Lee of Russellville; two brothers, Billy Snider and wife Mary of Pocahontas, Ricky Snider and wife Sandy of Atkins; four grandchildren, Stacy Johnson and husband Chris of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Roath and husband Jon of Murrieta, California, Sydney Cossey of Dardanelle, and Zac Cossey of Russellville; three great grandchildren, Mady and Mika Johnson of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Ally Cossey of Russellville; ten step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00P.M., Monday, December 30, 2013 at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Sunday, 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. at Cornwell Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center, Arkansas Hospice, and Dr. Allan Kirkland for going above and beyond in making Mom's last couple of years as comfortable as possible. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. Dec 28, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Sims, Juanita Kathryn (Snider)

Juanita Kathryn Snider Sims, age 72, of Dardanelle died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born April 20, 1941, at Dardanelle to the late Alfred Levi and Ida Smith Snider.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bennie Sims; one brother, Carrell Snider; and one step-son, Tony Sims.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Cossey and wife and Tracy Cossey and one step-son; four step-daughters and their husbands; three sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 30, 2013 at New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation was held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Cornwell Funeral Home. Arrangements Are By Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 1, 2014)

Sims, Leon Edward

Leon Edward Sims, 76, of Centerville, owner of S&S Trailer Sales and Leasing of Pottsville and a member of First Assembly of God of Centerville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Wilma Hilliard Sims; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Debbie Sims of Dyersburg, TN, and Ronnie and Connie Sims of Dardanelle; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Johnny Darter of Centerville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Don Sims and Morris Sims of Paris; and two sisters, Dorothy Hilliard of Centerville and Nora Parker of Paris.

Funeral was Tuesday, July 22, at Centerville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Clellan Tilley, Rev. Tony Reynolds, and Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating and Eulogy given by Tommy Sims. Burial was at Petillo Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 23, 2008)


Sims, Lula

Mrs. Lula Sims, aged 69, widow of the late Dr. C. C. Sims, died at her home on Second Street Friday, June 9th, 1944. She had been in poor health for a number of years, but only in recent months had her condition been regarded as critical.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 8:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Reverend Stone, Pastor of the Russellville Christian Church. Burial, in charge of the Cornwell Funeral Home, was in Brearley Cemetery.

Mrs. Sims, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. George, a prominent pioneer family of this section, was born and reared in Dardanelle, where she spent her entire life. She was a faithful member of the Christian Church, and until stricken with ill health, was zealous in all of its services and activities. She was a woman of sweet, kindly disposition, and many were the acts of charity and benevolence unostentatiously extended by her hand. She was sincerely loved, and by those who knew her best she will be deeply mourned and missed.

Mrs. Sims is survived by a daughter, Mrs. F. Stickney Meek, of Dardanelle; two sisters, Miss Ellie George, of Dardanelle, and Mrs. S. Dorsey, of Hico, Tex.; and one brother, Clarence George, of Fort Smith. The Post-Dispatch joins the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their great loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas: 6-15-1944)


Sims, Mary Louise

Mary Louise Sims, age 68, of Dardanelle died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born December 9, 1942 at Ola to the late Aaron and Etoy West Sims.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry William Sims.

Survivors include two brothers, Aaron Ray Sims of Belleville, James Eugene Sims and wife Shirley of Russellville; one sister-in-law, Ann Sims of Stockton, CA and many special nephews and nieces.

Funeral service was Friday, July 29, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. 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 Aug 3, 2011)

Sims, Rebecca E.

Rebecca E. Sims, age 68, a resident of Plainview, AR died Sunday, December 13, 1998 at home. She was born December 7, 1930 at Casa, AR to Jim and Ethel Hill Robinson. She was a homemaker" and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leroy Robinson; one sister, Sybil Woods; two children, Donna Marie Cavins and Alex Cavins; and one grandchild, Christopher Adam Freeman.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Sims of Plainview, AR; three sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patti Robinson of Casa, AR; Ricky Cavins and James Sims Jr. of Venice, FL; four daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy & Gary Treadwell and Benita and Kenny Smith all of Plainview, AR, Paula Jones of Danville, AR and Brenda and Jimmy Lowry of Parrish, FL;. . 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; six sisters, Doris Prince, Mary Sue Smith, Geneva Westlake and Jerry Taylor all of Plainview, AR, Mildred Daniels, , Casa, AR and Donna Hickman of Jumpertown, MS; two brothers, O. J. Robinson and Bobby Robinson both of Plainview, AR; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10 AM Thursday, December 17, 1998 at the Casa Assembly of God officiated by the Rev. Juanita Ragsdale. Burial will be at the Needmore Cemetery at Casa, AR, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday evening at Humphrey Funeral Home in Ola, AR. Casket bearers will be James Paul Westlake, Keith Westlake, Riley Prince, Randy Robinson, Jimmy Robinson, James Sims, Jr. Honorary will be Brian Robinson, Wayne Smith and Carl Yates. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 16, 1998)


Sims, Rennae

Rennae Sims, age 76, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born September 19, 1925 in Harkeys Valley near Dardanelle, AR to the late Leonard and Neely Irene Garner Sims. He was a 1945 graduate of Dardanelle High School. He and his wife, Rebecca owned and operated Rennae Sims Builders Supply of Dardanelle and Clarksville for 32 years as well as Danville Builders Supply, Ola Hardware and Sims Wood Products. He served as president of the Board of Directors of Dardanelle Hospital, Bay Ridge Boat & Golf Club, Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce, and the Dardanelle Kiwanis Club. He was an active board member of the First Arkansas Valley Bank, Arkansas Lumberman's Association, Midland Builders Supply, and the Arkansas Small Businessman's Association, the University of Arkansas at Morrilton Construction Department Advisory Board and the first Zoning Board for the City of Dardanelle. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Dardanelle where he attended the first church meeting in Dardanelle. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and was a lifelong member of Boyce-Woods Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3141.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rebecca Rook Sims; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carolyn Sims of Westerville, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Craig Couch of Dardanelle, AR; two brothers, Verlon Sims of Dardanelle, AR and Lamar Harkey of Ft. Worth, TX; two sisters, Erma Martin of Russellville, AR and Retha Wilson of Ola, AR; four grandchildren, Martha Anne and Andrew Paul Sims both of Westerville, OH and GaBriel and Morgan Rennae Couch both of Dardanelle, AR.

Services were December 18, 2001 at the Church of Christ in Dardanelle with Bro. Delbert Wilson and Bro. Benny Baker officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Dr. Gene Ring, Todd Ferguson, Mike Cornwell, Bud Hancock, Ricky Sims, Mitchael Garrison, Arvil Sims, Howard Orsburn and Perry Turnbull. Honorary were former employees and business associates. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 19, 2001)


Sims, Ruby

OLA - Mrs. Ruby Sims, age 82, of Ola died Sunday, July 13, 1986 at Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was a member of Ola Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Sims; a son, Vermon L. Sims of Pasadena, Texas; three brothers, Alex Reed of Brea, Calif. Dave Reed of Riverside, Calif. and Carl Reed of Poteau, Okla.; a sister, Ethel Reed Hale of London; and three grandchildren, Gary Don, David L. and Tara Sims.

Funeral was Wednesday, July 16, at Ola Church of Christ by Bob Fallen. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Walter C. Carter, James Leach, Earl Cox, Earl Nix, Harold Crane and David Reed. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Sims, Ruby Barns

Mrs. Ruby Barns Sims age 78 of Ola, died Friday, May 14, 1993 at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. She was a native of Yell County, Arkansas, daughter of the late Jess and Polly Boyce Barns. She was a member of the Ola Assembly Church and a housewife.

Survivors include one sister, Davis Odle of California and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were May 17, 1993 at the Ola Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Interment was in the Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Services of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 5/14/1993)


Sims, Ruby Reed

Ruby Reed Sims, age 82 a resident of Ola died Sunday evening in the Yell County Hospital in Danville. She was born in Yell County and was housewife. She was a member of the Ola Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband Scott Sims of Ola; a son, Vennon L. Sims of Pasadena, Texas; 2 grandsons, Gary Don Sims, David Sims and a granddaughter Tara Sims; 3 brothers, Alex Reed, Brea, Calif., Dave Reed of Riverside, Calif., Carl Reed of Poteau, Okla., and a sister, Ethel Reed Hale of London, Ark. Funeral will be 2:30 (today) Wednesday, July 16, 1986 in the Ola Church of Christ with Bob Fallen officiating. Active pallbearers: Walter C. Carter, James Leach, Earl Cox, Earl Nix, Harold Crane and David Reed. Burial will be in Nooner Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Home of Ola. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 7-16-1986)


Sims, Truman Orlander

Truman Orlander Sims, age 89, of London, AR died Friday, September 12, 2003 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born June 2, 1914 at London, to the late Walter Orlander and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Skinner Sims. He was the owner-operator, along with his wife, of Sims Phillips 66 Grocery and Cafe; he was a retired saw miller and farmer and was a member of the Martin Chapel Assembly of God and the London Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Hoyt Sims; a brother, William A. Sims; six sisters, Leonia Dixon, Estella Jones, Bea Martin, Janie Vinson, Clara Whorton and Vie Vinson and a daughter-in-law, Mary Sims.

Survivors include his wife, Leatha Sims; four sons and daughters-in-law, Troy "Rip" and Shirley Sims of Russellville, William Orlander Sims and Rex Carl Sims both of London, Montie and Carla Sims of Dardanelle, AR and Helen Sims of London; two brothers, Bennie Sims of Dardanelle, AR and Cletis Sims of Vernal, UT; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was September 15, 2003 at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Claude Jackson and Rev. Arlin B. Elmore officiating. Burial was in the East Point Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Robby, Paul, Kevin Dale and Bill Sims, B. J. Applegate, Todd Weaver and Michael Bonds. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003)


Sims, W. O. "Dub"

W. O. "Dub" Sims, age 63, of London, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Dardanelle Hospital. A son of Leatha Norma Vinson Sims of London and the late Truman Orlander Sims, he was born November 30, 1940, at London. He was the former owner and operator of Dub's Restaurant in London. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Hoyt Elton Sims.

He is survived by his mother; his former wife, Betty Sweeden of Atkins; a son, William O. Sims, Jr. of Russellville; a step-son, Timothy Warren of Branson, MO; a step-daughter, Terrie Ann Duvall of Atkins; three brothers, Troy "Rip" Sims of Russellville, Rexall Carl Sims of London and Montie L. Sims of Dardanelle.

Funeral was Saturday, January 10, 2004 at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Claude Jackson officiating. Burial was in East Point Cemetery, near Russellville, by Shinn Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 2004)


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