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Margie Leona Weaver, age 88 of Dardanelle, died Friday, November 19 at the River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born December 3, 1921, in Deckard, TN to the late William and Nora Tucker Floyd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, JB Weaver; two sons, Jimmy and Bobby Weaver; and two sisters, Evelyn Limbaugh and Virginia Lindsey.
Survivors include two daughters, Billie Dean Wolfinger of KY and Peggy Weaver of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery, Ola. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 24, 2010)
Pauline Weaver, age 80, of Plainview, AR died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at her home. She was born January 18, 1930 in Hollis, AR to the late Arthur and Annie Moss Humphreys. She was a retired beautician and was a founding member of the Plainview Jesus Name Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years Leonard Josh Weaver; infant son Charles Weaver; sister Ovie Martin and brothers, Bill, Sam, Richard and James Humphreys.
Survivors include daughters and spouses, Helen & Herbert Jones of Hollis, Anna Williams of Hot Springs, Meredith & Phillip Young and Barbara & James Westlake all of Plainview; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ann Humphreys of Hollis; sisters-in-law, Lurlene Humphreys and Inez Dickson both of Hollis; 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was March 26, 2020 al Plainview Jesus Name Pentecostal Church with Bro. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial was in Hawks Cemetery in Hollis, AR. Pallbearers were Josh & Hunter Smith, Cameron Spencer, Lane & Kyle Frost. Jess Jones, Joseph Leiva, Brady Shipman and Tristen Rudder. Honorary were Mike & Brad Jones, Dustin Robberson, Jeffery Lieva, Paula Robberson, Kay Shipman, Allison Young, Robin Smith, Cindy Leiva, Kerry Frost, Michelle Rudder, Amanda Williams and Santana Hood. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010)
DANVILLE - Pauline Weaver, 80, of Plainview died Tuesday March 23, 2010, at her home. She was born January 18, 1930, in Hollis, Ark., to Arthur and Annie Moss Humphreys. She was a retired beautician and was a founding member of Plainview Jesus Name Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years, Leonard Josh Weaver; infant son, Charles Weaver; sister, Ovie Martin; and brothers, Bill, Sam, Richard and James Humphreys.
Survivors include daughters and spouses, Helen and Herbert Jones of Hollis, Anna Williams of Hot Springs, and Meredith and Phillip Young and Barbara and James Westlake, all of Plainview; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ann Humphreys of Hollis; sisters-in-law, Lurlene Humphreys and Inez Dixon, both of Hollis; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at Plainview Jesus Name Pentecostal Church with Bro. Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial will be at Hawks Cemetery in Hollis. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home; Cornwell Funeral Homes.com Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Plainview Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers include Josh Smith, Hunter Smith, Cameron Spencer, Lane Frost, Kyle Frost, Jess Jones, Joseph Leiva, Brady Shipman and Tristen Rudder. Honorary pallbearers include Mike Jones, Brad Jones, Dustin Robberson, Paula Robberson, Kay Shipman, Allison Young, Robin Smith, Cindy Leiva, Kerry Frost, Michelle Rudder, Amanda Williams and Santana Hood. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on March 25, 2010)
Alton Webb, age 80 of, Briggsville died Wednesday, November 23, 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Webb sons, Elton Webb of Bluffton, David Webb of Pocola, OK; daughters, Deborah Webb of Briggsville, Amy Holland of Plainview, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Briggsville Methodist Church with Internment in Parks Cemetery in Nola. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 30, 2005)
Arthur William Webb, age 82, of Belleville, died at a Russellville hospital March 25, 1960. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Addie Webb; two daughters, Mrs. Tressie Mae Guinn of Belleville and Mrs. Ruby Miller of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Herman Webb of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Cheyne of Ft. Smith, Mrs. Cora Maidenwall of Little Rock and Mrs. Nora McManus of Benton; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, March 31, 1960)
Casa Man Killed by Freight Train - Clarence Webb, 35, of Casa was fatally injured early Monday when struck by a train near his home. Webb, an Army reservist scheduled to report Thursday for active duty, was killed about 2:30 am. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of death from unknown causes and an investigation was continuing.
According to Perry County Sheriff C. A. Ezell, Webb was returning from a party at Danville and had been brought to the rail road crossing at Casa by a friend. There was a heavy fog at the time, and State Police reported that Webb was struck by Rock Island train while walking west on the tracks.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Webb of Casa; a brother, Herman of the home and a sister, Mrs. Jimmy Little of Casa. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, September 7, 1950)
Clinton Earl Webb was born on December 6, 1980 in Visalia, California. He died on April 26, 2005 and was 24 years old. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a 1999 graduate of Mount Ida High School and was currently attending Rich Mountain Community College. He was survived by his parents, Eddie and Sue Webb; a brother David Webb; a sister, Shelly Scrimshire; and two nephews, Landon Scrimshire, and Jonathan Webb; a girlfriend, Amanda Ottolaine; a grandfather, two aunts, three uncles, and many family and friends and was preceded in death by a brother Eddie Webb Jr. He was a very outgoing person who lived life to its fullest. He was always the life of the party and was always there for his friends and family. He enjoyed spending time with his nephew Landon and loved to go hunting and fishing. Clint will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were James Hall, Jarrod Scrimshire, David Webb, Mark Myers, Josh Jones, and Justin Weston. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Jones, Kenneth Manley, Kenny Hall, and Kenny Lambert.
Service was April 29, 2005, in Faith Tabernacle Church with Brother Danny Tillery and Brother Brian McKenna officiating. Burial was at Reed Cemetery at Story, AR. Military Honors by U.S. Marines and VFW Post 2278. Arrangements were by Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 11, 2005)
Mrs. Delitha Ilene Lambert Webb, age 66 of Farmersville, CA died Monday, April 26, 1993 at Chula, AR. She was a native of Story, AR, the daughter of Noah and Lottie Irons Lambert of Chula. She was a mother and a homemaker. She was the widow of Eddie Webb arid was preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Lambert.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Webb and one daughter, Sharon Aldridge both of California; two brothers, Clint Lambert of Aly, AR and Clyde Lambert of Story, AR; two sisters, Judy Waggner of Chula, AT and Inez Solly of Ft. Smith, AR; seven grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Burial will be in Exter, California. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/26/1993)
Two Drown After Auto Accident (Mrs. Oueda Bearden Morris and Mrs. June Counts Webb ) - Two North Little Rock women were drowned and three other persons injured Saturday night when two cars, one following the other, missed the Chickalah Creek bridge and plunged into the creek. Four cars have plunged into the creek at this place in a little over a year. Dead are Mrs. Oueda Bearden Morris, 33, and her cousin, Mrs. June Counts Webb, 30. Injured were Harold S. Webb, husband of Mrs. Webb, his brother-in- law, Troy Bearden of North Little Rock; and Mrs. May Bell Whitley of Little Rock. There were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. Webb was driving the lead car. His wife and Mrs. Morris were with him. Bearden, accompanied by Mrs. Whitley, was following. An approaching car had cleared the bridge and had left a cloud of dust, according to Webb. Webb apparently did not see the bridge until his car ran up on a side banister and toppled side wise into the water. Bearden apparently was following the taillights of Webb's car and plunged behind it into the creek. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 YRS AGO, DANVILLE, ARKANSAS - Originally published on Thursday, April 1, 1954)
Lester Cleveland Webb, age 92, a native of Scott County, died Wednesday, December 18, 1985, at Hill Haven Nursing Home at North Little Rock. He was the son of the late Thomas Didymus and Mary Frances Hunt Webb, a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include a son, Dwight Bill Webb of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mrs. Freda M. Wherry of North Little Rock and Mrs. Thelma Fay Walker of Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, Arley Webb of Waldron; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p. m. Friday at Union Hill Cemetery. Burial will be by Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Dr. Lewis A. Webb, age 71, of Conway, died Friday, December 21, 1985. He was the son of the late Vert A. Webb and Effie Burris Webb of Hector. He was born August 28, 1914, at Hector. He graduated from Hector High School, attended what is now Arkansas Tech and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He received his medical degree at the University of Arkansas medical school at Little Rock. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Webb was engaged in general practice in Dardanelle until 1973. He then was employed the Veterans Administration Hospital at Little Rock until he retired in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mardie McAlister Webb of the home; two daughters, Mary Louise Hull and Lewis Ann Thomas, both of Danville; a brother, Dr. James Webb of Jonesboro; two sisters, Frances Webb and Lois Neal, both of Conway, and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Monday, December 23, at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel at Dardanelle by the Rev. Mike Morney. Burial will be in Bowling Springs Cemetery near Hector. Active pallbearers: Jim Webb, Aubrey Thomas, Roger Franks, Eddie Tackett, Emmett Thomas and David Lewellyen. Honorary pallbearers: Kenneth Parsley, Carl Jaggers, Clarence Churchill, Euel Campbell, Courtney Campbell and Ralph Sikes. Family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 pm. today at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)
Mrs. Mary Frances Webb, Aunt Millie, as she was affectionately called - was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Hunt, September 9, 1862. She passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Martin Farnsworth, Chalybeate, June 12, 1947. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, June 19, 1947)
Mrs. Nancy C. Webb, age 52, of NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. formerly of North Little Rock, vice president of IDC, an advertising control firm in Canoga Park, Calif. died Saturday. (11-15-86) Mrs. Webb was a Methodist and former part owner of Twin Lakes Motors in Mountain Home. Mrs. Webb helped with the relocation of Vietnamese refugees at the Refugee Resettlement Center at Fort Chaffee near Fort Smith.
Funeral; will be at 3:30 p. m. today at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth by the Rev. George Tanner. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. Vincent Infirmary Oncology Ward.
Survivors are a son, Robert R. Webb of West Plains, Mo. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Chitwood of Little Rock; a brother, Russell B. Chitwood of Memphis, Tenn. and two grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 11/15/1986)
Paul G. "Peabody" Webb, age 76, of Plainview, AR, formerly of Conway, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008. He was born July 6, 1931, in Wooster, AR, a son of the late Jess Peeler Webb and Maude Frances (Kendall) Webb, he was a former dispatcher for Bowman Transportation, a Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and was a Baptist. Peabody enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Russell, Herrod, Ray, and Gleon Webb, and three sisters, Joy Bailey, Dean Phillips, and Neil Dickens.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bettye Jo (Tinnin) Webb; a daughter, Paula Fusilier and husband Jeff of Hot Springs Village; two grandchildren, Hayden and Natalie Fusilier; and a sister, Lavelle Nooner of Houston, TX.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 10:00 a. m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with Rev. Monroe Hunt officiating. Committal services will be Thursday at 3:00 p. m. at Carter Cemetery in Plainview. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church in Plainview. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 20, 2008)
Robert Joseph Webber, age 62 of Tucson, AZ passed away, August 17, 2006. He was the son of the late Stowe and Marjorie Ruth Thompson) Webber formerly of Rover of Jamestown, CA. He was the great grandson of Obadiah Fur Thompson, second person buried at Rover Cemetery.
He is survived by two brothers, Stowe A. Webber III of Tucson, AZ and Donald Ray Webber of Jamestown, CA and several cousins and one uncle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 23, 2006)
David Charles Weber, age 55, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born December 26, 1949 at Hamilton, OH to Wayne and Lenora Schliesman Weber. He pastured United Methodist churches in Arkansas and Georgia for 10 years. His church was the First United Methodist Church at Dardanelle. He was past Editor for the Post Dispatch paper in Dardanelle and a current editor' with the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. He was an U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of the Boyce-Woods VFW Post #3141 in Dardanelle. He coached youth sports in Dardanelle and was a strong supporter of the Dardanelle School System.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Weber.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Weber of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rhonda Weber of Dardanelle; daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Jonathan Isaac of Dover, AR, a son, Drew Weber of Dardanelle and a daughter, Kay la Weber of Dardanelle; father and beloved step-mother, Wayne and Helen Weber of Oxford, OH; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Stephanie Weber of Fairfield, OH; sister and brother-in-law, Penny "Sis" and Denny Groves of Milford, OH; eight grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral service will be June 8, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle with Bro. John Farthing, Bro. Floyd Ervin and Kelly Pearson officiating. Interment will be in Brearley Cemetery with Military honors provided by Boyce-Woods VFW Post #3141. Pallbearers will be Bill Lawson, Sam Woody, Matt Huff, Shane Dulli, Bob Lawson, Greg Cawein, Josh Cawein, Richie Dulli and Ryan Kauffman. Honorary will be Rusty Alley, Steve Peterson, Bob Lawson, Kevin Taylor, Albert Silvers, Jackie Burns and members of Boyce-Woods VFW Post #3141. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 100 North 2nd Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 8, 2005)
A pillar of strength and popularity, Laura Webster was known as a matriarch of Yell County. The Havana native raised prizewinning vegetables well into her 90s and loved to visit with sick people and shut-ins. She was very active and cared so much about her community, said her long time friend, Alma Torrence. "To know Laura was to love her.
Webster died Saturday in the home of her daughter, Novella Williams of Little. She was 101. Born at Harris Chapel to George Washington Surratt and Susie Elizabeth Surratt, she was the third of 14 children. She lived at Harris Chapel all her live but the last three years. She married Otis Webster in 1920. They had four children. In a 1995 ad in the Yell County Record, the Danville State Bank recognized Webster as the depositor who had held an account with the bank the longest. Laura Webster was a pillar of strength mentally, physically and spiritually to the community of Harris Chapel. We ran an ad recognizing her on her 99th birthday, too, said Jim Ray Holbrook, a spokesman for the bank. "She had been a loyal customer since we opened in 1930. The small community of Harris Chapel is east of Havana, south of Arkansas Hwy 10 in Yell County Webster's uncle, Dick Harris, formed the first church in die community, which has carried his name for more than 100 years. Over the years, she held several positions in the church, including trustee, stewardess, Sunday school teacher and missionary. She once told a friend that if I am able to feed hogs, make a garden and tend cows, I am able to go to church. There is no excuse to miss church service except illness.
Webster was known throughout the county for the vegetables she entered in the Yell County Fair each year. She was an exhibitor in the field crops division and shed win the sweepstakes each year way into her 90s, said Jim Pleder, executive director of the Arkansas State Fair. I was president of the Yell County Fair and Ms. Laura was on the fair board. She was a super-nice lady, he said. According to the bank ad, Webster was the first black person to enter produce in the Yell County Fair. She also served as a county midwife. She had as many white friends as she did black friends, Torrence said. She was well thought of in Yell County. Her granddaughter and namesake, Laura Martin, was crowned Mrs. Arkansas in 1995. "My grandmother always encouraged me to work hard at achieving my goals, Martin said she encouraged me not to give up on any goal.
She is survived by two daughters, Novella Williams and Nora Beasley both of Little Rock; two sons, George Webster of Belleville, AR and William Webster of Dardanelle, AR; a brother, Charlie Surratt of Belleville and several grandchildren. Services have tentatively been planned for Saturday, April 4, 1998 for 12 noon at the Harris Chapel Church, located between Belleville and Havana. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 1, 1998)
Mother Laura Indiana Surratt Webster, age 101, died Saturday, March 28, 1998 in Little Rock at the home of her daughter. She was born September 28, 1896 to the late Mr. George Washington and Susie Elizabeth Surratt. She confessed a hope in Christ at the early age of fourteen under the pastoral of the late Rev. A. L. McDonald and joined the Harris Chapel CME Church, Belleville, AR. Harris Chapel is also where she taught school. In 1935, she had been keeping books for an area businessman when a need arose for a teacher for students in the community. Mother Webster had only a sixth grade education and a second grade teacher's license. There were applicants for the job, despite her own doubts, the White Board of Directors for the 86th school district hired her to teach the Black students who had attended Harris Chapel. She was paid 25 a month with warrants which were discounted. She usually had twenty to thirty students. For eighty-seven long years, while her health permitted, Mother Webster served her church well. She served as Trustee, Stewardess, Sunday School teacher, Missionary and mother of the church and community.
She united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. Odis Cisco Webster in 1920. To this union five children were born. Amy Lois preceded her in death at the age of six. Also preceded her in death were six brothers, Willie, James, John, Arthur, Grady and Roy Surrett and four sisters, Savannah, Dora, Martha Ann and Martha Ann Florence. She leaves to cherish her memories a brother, Charlie Surrett of Belleville; two sisters, Vinnie Freeman of Boyton, OK and Lillie Jackson of Lawton, OK; two daughters and sons-in-law, Novella and Cleo Williams and Nora and Quinn Veasey all of Little Rock, AR; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Vivian Webster of Belleville and William and Willa Webster of Dardanelle, AR; five grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to celebrate her homegoing.
Services were held April 4, 1998 at the Harris Chapel CME Church with Rev. Cleavon Meabon, Rev. Travis Robinson and Rev. Gene Nixon officiating. Burial was in the Guinn Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 8, 1998)
Ralph Weddle, age 78, of Havana, AR died September 21, 2010.
Graveside service was held September 23rd in Indianola, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 20, 2010)
May 18, 1932 - September 21, 2010 -- Ralph Weddle, formerly of McAlester, OK died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at his home in Havana, Arkansas. Ralph was born to Stanley and Georgia (Coleman) Weddle in Scipio, OK. He grew up in Scipio and Indianola. Ralph worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Oklahoma State Highway Department for thirty one years. He also served as Assistant Fire Chief in Indianola. Ralph married Coretta Bess on September 28, 2001. He was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife Coretta of the home; stepsons, Rick Allison of Van Buren, AR and Paul Anthony Allison of Byhalia, MS; stepdaughters, Elaine Allison of Gulf Port, MS and Tammy Konkel of Havana, AR; sister, Becci Foster of Naples, TX; Ten Grandchildren; Eight Great Grandchildren and numerous special cousins, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Ralph is preceded in death by his son, Bradley Bucky Weddle, first wife, Anita Weddle and sister, Patsy Clark.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p. m. Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Indianola Cemetery, Indianola, OK with Rev. Rick Allison officiating. Interment will follow. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Mary Fowler Leek, Newspaper: Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home, McAlester, Oklahoma website, 10/21/2010)
Margie Louise Wedge, age 65 of Dardanelle, died Monday, November 7, 2005 at her home. She was born April 2, 1940 at Little Rock to Earnest and Sarah Wedge Osburn. She was a member of the Pentecostals of Russellville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Osburn brothers, Raymond and Billy Osburn.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Noah L. Wedge; children, Tony Lee Wedge of Shelbyville, TN, Rocky Lynn Wedge of Dardanelle, Michael Curtis Wedge of Grand Cane, LA, Thomas Darrell Wedge of Russellville, Earnest Lee Wedge of Russellville, Teresa Darlene Barton of Rogers, Lisa Louise Johnson of Tulsa, OK, Ann Margaret Osburn of Dardanelle five brothers, Ralph Osburn of Reno, NV, Tim Osburn of Visalia, CA, Bobby Osburn of Bauxite, AR; five sisters, Sylvia Freeman of Sherwood, AR, Kathy Pate of Yuba City, CA, Laverne Gilbert of Sheridan, AR, Linda Eslick of Perkins, OK, Amy Kling of Grapevine, AR; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, November 11, 2005 at The Pentecostals of Russellville with Tony Reynolds officiating. Internment was at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements made by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 16, 2005)
Noah Lee Wedge, age 74, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center. He was born November 16, 1936 at Little Rock to the late Noah Washington and Francis Hicks Wedge. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Russellville. He was an Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margie Louise Wedge; one sister and two brothers.
Survivors include his children, Tony & Jeannie Wedge of Beaver Dam, KY, Rocky Wedge of Little Rock, Michael & Emma Lou Wedge of Conroe, TX, Thomas & Melinda Wedge of Russellville, Earnest Wedge of Pottsville, Tereasa & Joey Barton of Rogers, Lisa & Jim Johnson of Tulsa, OK, Ann Ford of Russellville; one sister, Jerry & Lloyd Webb of Hot Springs; one brother, Butch Wedge of Cabot; 22 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were August 20, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Burial in Brearley Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 24, 2011)
Arthur T. Weems, 96, of Briggsville died Thursday, May 20, 1976 at Yell County Hospital at Danville. He was a retired farmer, and was a member of Bluffton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Warren and A.W. Weems of Carlsbad, N.M., and Marshall Weems of Provo, Utah; four daughters, Miss Grace Weems and Mrs. Eunice King of Bluffton, Mrs. Claudie Blagg of Dumas and Mrs. Alliene Derrick of North Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Gault of Danville; 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluffton United Methodist Church by Rev. Royce Savage. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery. Pallbearers: Active Berzent Blagg, Kenny Blagg, Jimmy Blagg, Woody Derrick, Billy King, Jerry Jones, Ralph Shull and Johnny Weems. Honorary Buford Compton, Homer Lofland, Odell King, Nooner Bellew, George Carpenter, Tom Sullivan, O.W. Garner and Bill Eakman. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 5-27-1976)
Brenda Marie Weems, age 33, of Dardanelle passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012. She was born September 24, 1978 in Danville, AR to Billy Charles Weems and Hazel Marie Scott.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Weems and fiancee Charles Freeman of Perry; parents Bill Weems of Perryville and Hazel Scott of Perry; brother Billy Dale Weems and wife Amanda of Gravelly; sisters Ginger LaRue of Ola; Glenda & Bubba Cathey of Dardanelle; half-sister Beth Ruiz of Morrilton; cousin Janis & Mark Watts of Belleville; 7 nephews and 1 niece.
Graveside service was February 28, 2012 at Salem Cemetery. 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 Feb 29, 2012)
Mrs. Callie Weems age 74, died October 11, 1955. She was married to Arthur Weems in 1899.
She is survived by four daughters, Grace Weems of the home, Mrs. Lee King, Bluffton, Mrs. Roco Blagg, Dumas and Mrs. H. E. Derrick, N. Little; three sons, Warren Weems, Marshall Weems and A. W. Weems of Carlsbad, N. Mex. two sisters, Mrs. Cecil A Holiman, Ola and Mrs. Nooner Ballew, Bluffton, four brothers, R. B. Lazenby, Muskogee, Okla. A. J. Lasenby Horatio, C. R. Lazenby and Grigg Lazenby of Carlsbad, N. Mex.; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 20, 1955)
IN MEMORY Mr. Clark Russel Weems died at his home near Union Hill February 17th, 1927. He was born February 21st, 1863, and was married November 13th, 1887, to Margaret Lucinda Ash at Dardanelle, Ark., by Rev. John C. Ship of the Methodist Church, South. Mr. Weem's wife departed this life twelve years ago, Dec. 28th, 1915. To this union eleven children were born, nine of whom survive, as follows: Omer Weems, of Lyons, Kans., Ollie Weems, of Fort Smith; Mrs. Ert Haney, of Belleville; Mrs. Clarence Jenkins, of Little Rock; Mrs. Val M. Banks, of Dardanelle; Mrs. Edd McClure, Mr. Opal Weems, and Miss Lucile and Loid Weems, who were still with their father at the time of his death. In November, 1924, Mr. Weems was married to Miss Roxie Daniels, who still survives him.
Mr. Weems professed faith in Christ twelve years ago and united with the M. E. Church, South, at Oak Grove, and continued a faithful servant of the Lord until the final summons came. He was one who always looked on the bright side and tried to cheer others through life. He had a smile and a kind word for all. During his last illness his children were all called to his bedside, and all that loved ones could do was done. But He that knoweth best has called him from our midst. His departure leaves a vacant chair that never can be filled; his loving voice to dear ones here on earth is forever stilled. But weep not, dear ones, for our loss is Heaven's gain, and yet with us doth his life work still remain. Written by HIS NIECE (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 3-24-1927)
Magazine Man Killed by Train - Dearius W. Weems, age 63, of Magazine was killed instantly Wednesday when he was struck by a Rock Island freight train near Magazine. Sheriff Van Pennington said train crewman told him Weems was walking just outside the tracks on the right of way. The engineer blew a warning whistle as the locomotive came up behind Weems and passed him, crewmen said. Pennington said apparently Weems became confused and fell beneath one of the cars. He was dragged nearly 90 feet. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 15, 1956)
Grace B. Weems, 100, died Saturday, February 17, 2001 at Dumas Nursing Center in Dumas. She was born November 12, 1900 at Bluffton, the daughter of the late Arthur and Callie Lazenby Weems. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Arkansas Tech University and State Teacher's College in Conway. She was a retired teacher and member of the Bluffton United Methodist Church. She had lived with her sister, Claudia Blagg, at Dumas prior to going to the nursing home to recover from a broken hip.
She began her teaching career in 1919 at Bluffton, where she earned $50 a month, according to her nephew, Berzent Blagg. "That first year she helped her father buy a Ford automobile for the family" he said. "Since it was during the depression, she couldnt cash her checks, so she boarded with her cousin on the credit until getting money on the checks. She later taught at Wing, Rover, Ola, Bells Chapel and Fourche Valley. She taught summer sessions at Briggsville and Danville in the 1930s. She retired after 46 years to care for her ill parents. "Aunt Grace, as she was known by many, was an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, and until the last few years she could name all the players for both football and basketball programs even though she never attended a game, said Blagg.
In addition to Mrs. Blagg, survivors include another sister, Alene Derrick of Cabot and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral service was held at the Bluffton United Methodist Church with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Bluffton Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Bluffton Cemetery Association, Bluffton United Methodist Church or a favorite charity. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 28, 2001)
Loy G. Weems, age 77, of Bluffton died Friday, September 29, 1989 at the Yell County Hospital in Danville. He was a retired employee of Valmac, Industries and was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Beulah Lazenby Weems and a brother, Lowell Weems.
Survivors include his wife, Virgie Vaughn Weems, three sons, Loy Weems, Jr. and Bill Weems both of Bluffton and Homer Lee Weems of Pickens, four daughters, Mary Long and Charlene Solley both of Bluffton, Patsy Robinson of Havana and Betty Bair of Ola, two sisters Loice Gilmore of Watson and Sue Bell Jones of Bluffton, twenty-nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, October 1 at Bluffton United Methodist Church with Rev. Charley Jones and Rev. Ed Kerr officiating. Interment was in Bluffton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements & services were in care of Dixon Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: 10-4-1989)
Mr. Oma Damon Weems, age 53 years died in a Nevada, Mo., hospital Tuesday, April 28, 1942, following a brief illness. The remains were brought to Dardanelle where the funeral services were held at the Cornwell Funeral Home at 3 p. m., Friday, May 1st, by the Reverends Jack Long and E. W. Faulkner. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Weems, the eldest, son of the late Russell and Lucinda Weems, was born August 31, 1888, near Dardanelle, where he spent a greater part of his life. For the past 22 years he had been residing in Kansas. At an early age in life, Mr. Weems professed faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Church at Oak Grove. He was an honorable, upright and useful citizen and a devout Christian gentleman. In the home he was a devoted son and brother, and his thoughtful consideration of the younger brothers and sisters, was a manifestation of his devotion toward them.
Mr. Weems is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Val Banks and Mrs. Edward McClure, of Dardanelle; Mrs. Verl Pledger, of Danville; Mrs. C. C. Jenkins, of Little Rock; and Mrs. Ert Haney, of Carlsbad, N. M.; and three brothers, Opal, of North Little Rock; Lloyd, cf Prescott; and Ollie- Weems, of Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Published in Post-Dispatch, Dardanelle, Arkansas: 5-7-1942)
Othor L. Weems, age 72, a farmer of Bluffton (Yell County), died Sunday at a Danville hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Bluffton and was a Methodist and a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Swaim Weems; a daughter, Mrs. Imogene Guier of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Charlie Weems and Arthur Weems, both of Bluffton; and two sisters, Mrs. Willie Gault of Danville and Mrs. Etter Kendrick of Tulsa. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 15, 1960)
Ms. Ruby Loice Weems, age 59, died Sunday, January 7, 1996 at the Gardner Nursing Home in Desha County. She was born January 9, 1936 at Bluffton to Lowell Ode and Syble Gilmore Weems. She was a Methodist and homemaker.
Survivors include mother, Syble Weems of Star City, AR; sister, Linda Ladd of Sheridan, three nephews and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lowell Ode Weems and a sister, Betty Sue Bradley.
Graveside funeral services were January 9 at the Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, AR with the Rev. Royce Savage officiating. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 1/7/1996)
Mrs. Virgie Lorice Weems was born August 1, 1919 in Yell County, Arkansas and passed away at her home on August 10, 1992 at the age of 73 years and 9 days. She was the daughter of John and Myrtle Vaughn, was raised in Yell County and lived most of her life in Bluffton. She was married to Loy Weems, Sr. She was a homemaker. She loved raising flowers, hunting and camping. Most of all Virgie loved cooking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loy, her parents and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by three sons Loy Weems, Jr. of Briggsville, Homer Lee Weems of Pickens and Bobby Charles Weems of Rover; four daughters Betty Lou Bair of Ola, Mary Lou Long of Bluffton, Patsy Ann Robinson of Rover and Beulah Charlene Solley of Bluffton; five brothers Raymond Vaughn, Raleigh Vaughn, Elmer Vaughn, J. C. Vaughn, and Robert Vaughn; one sister Lillie Petty; 29 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were August 13 at the Methodist Church in Bluffton with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Interment was in the Bluffton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Eden, Don Solley, Loyd Weems, David Solley, Tommy Bair and Kenneth Solley, Arrangements by Danville Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 8/10/1992)
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