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Sandfort, Vivian G.

Vivian G. Sandfort, age 92 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, February 5, 2004 at her home in Dardanelle. She was born August 21, 1911 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to the late Albert and Myrtle Hamm Furner. She was a retired employee for the Arkansas State Revenue Department, member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Sandfort; two brothers, Ken and Walter Furner and one sister, Cora Hamilton.

Survivors are two nieces and husband, Mary Ann and Tim Ahrens of Tucson, Arizona, Sally Ladage of Ft. Smith; nephew, Dr. Sandford Ladage of Henderson, Texas; sister-in-law, Felicitas Sandford Ladage of Ft. Smith.

Graveside services were Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at Roselawn Cemetery in Ft. Smith with Rev. Allen Stuckwisch officiating. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 11, 2004)


Sandfort, Weldon Weigand

DARDANELLE - Weldon Weigand Sandfort, age 72, of Dardanelle died Monday, March 18, 1985, at Dardanelle Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired foreign service officer for the U. S. State Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vivian Furner Sandfort, and a sister, Felicitas Ladage of Fort Smith.

Funeral will be at 10 a. m. Thursday at Cornwell Chapel. Graveside service will be at 3 p. m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery at Fort Smith. Burial will be by Cornwell Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Sandlin, George Dewey

George Dewey Sandlin, age 88, died December 17, 1986 at a Hot Springs Hospital where he was a long time resident. He was a native of Ola, a retired machinist, and a Baptist. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the AEF in France and in World War II in the Naval Ground Forces in Sicily, a Mason, and member of Eastern Star where he was past Worthy Patron.

Survivors include his wife, Connie C. Sandlin of Hot Springs; one son, George D. Sandlin, Jr. of Bismark; one brother, James Walter Sandlin of East Falmont, Mass.; one sister-in-law, Ruby Sandlin of Ola and 5 grandchildren.

Services were December 20 at Gross Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Gross Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/17/1986)


Sandlin, James Luke

James Luke Sandlin, 67, who was born at Ola, February 22, 1873 and lived there all of his life, died June 20, 1940.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Lola Sandlin, 4 sons, Dewey of Camp Petit Jean, Morrilton and Tom and Walter of Ola and Jack of Seminole, Okla. and three daughters, Mrs. Jess Mott Ola, Miss Ruth Sandlin of Dardanelle and Mrs. Frank Sherwood of Long Beach, Calif., 2 brothers, Rod and Duke Sandlin, Ola and three sisters, Mrs. Julia Foster and Mrs. Zora Reeves both of Paris, Texas, and eleven grand-children. Mr. Sandlin was a patient sufferer, having been sick for six months, through only been bed fast two weeks. Rev. W.I. Russell of Belleville, Rev. J.D. Baker of Havana and Rev. Chandler of Ola officiated at the funeral. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 1940)

Sandlin, James Roy

James Roy Sandlin, age 88, of Ola, died Monday, June 4, 1984 at the V. A. Hospital in Little Rock. Sandlin was a native of Yell County, the son of the late Mark and Delola Tedder Asaudlin, a Baptist, a Mason, a Veteran of WW I, and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josie Anderson Sandlin of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ester Ivey of Ola; one grandson, Eddie C. Ivey; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth Ivey of East Lausing, Michigan; and one sister, Mrs. Miriam Gateley of Ola.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, in the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville, with the Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery near Danville. Pallbearers are Bill Potter, Don Potter, Verlon Potter, John D. Anderson, Robert Anderson, and Gary Don Spencer. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1984)


Sandlin, Josie

Josie Sandlin, age 98, of Kingston community, AR, died Thursday, August 16, 2001 at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Avant, AR on May 18, 1903, daughter of the late Robertson C. and Esther C. Meek Anderson. She was a homemaker, a 50 year member of the Easter Star and a 60 year member of the EH Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Sandlin and two brothers, Gaston and H. L. Anderson.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Esther Ivey of Kingston community; grandchildren, Eddie and Marie Ivey of East Lansing, MI; great grandchildren, Jennifer & Jeff Fleischauer of Ferdale, MI, Elizabeth & Christopher Penney, Jr. of Ypslanti, MI; great-great grandson, Neill Penney, Ypslanti and a sister-in-law, Ruby Anderson of Rover, AR.

Funeral service was held August 20, 2001 at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers were Gary Don Spencer, Don Potter, Jimmy Bryant, Larry Millwood and Robert Anderson. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 22, 2001)


Sandlin, Mack Duke

Mack Duke Sandlin died in the Yell County Hospital April 30, 1960 at the age of 92. He was the son of the late J. J. Sandlin and Esther Jane Harper. He was born at Hartsell, Ala. and came to Yell County at an early age. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and belonged to the Petit Jean Masonic Lodge for 71 years. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Paul Gateley of Ola Rt. I; one son James R. Sandlin of Ola Rt. 1; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Parton of Duncan, Okla. and Mrs. J. W. Reeves of Trinidad, Tex. six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas; Originally published on Thursday, May 5, 1960)


Sandlin, Ruby M.

Ruby M. Sandlin, age 97, a resident of Ola, AR died Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was born on August 16, 1904, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Tennie Orlena Howard Partin. She was a member of the Ola First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Sandlin; a son, Jim T. Sandlin; and two sisters, Margaret Benefield and Maerue Hudlow.

Survivors are a brother, William Partin of Arizona; a sister, Thelma Yearwood of Santa Anna, CA; four grandchildren, Cheryl Koelling, David and Jeff Sandlin all of Cincinnati, Ohio and Greg Sandlin of Tennessee; caretakers, Jewell Hampton and Billie Sharp both of Ola, AR and other relatives and friends.

Funeral was November 5, 2001 at the Ola First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Rick Balentine. Burial was in the Sandlin Cemetery at Ola under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Active pallbearers were Walter Carter, David Garrett, Julius Clay, Lewis Pitts, James Nail and James Mott. Honorary were Dr. James Pennington and Hartsell Lewis. Memorials may be made to the Ola First Baptist Church, PO Box 232, Ola, AR 72853. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 7, 2001)


Sandstrom, Reba Merle (Skinner)

Born to Jesse Skinner and Delsie Frame Skinner on Jun 20, 1922 in Havana, Yell County, Arkansas, Reba died March 13, 2013 in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon. ... Obituary She was one of ten children. She graduated from Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah in 1940. She entered the U.S. Navy in April, 1943 and served as a WAVE on Treasure Island in San Francisco, California.

On June 20, 1945, she married Robert William Sandstrom in Berkeley, California who preceded her in death. In 1945 the two of them moved to Portland, Oregon and then to Salem, Oregon in 1946. Reba moved to Roseburg, Oregon in 2004. She lived at Riverview Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living.

Reba leaves behind two sons, Gary Sandstrom and wife, Shirley; Ron Sandstrom and wife, Susan, and two daughters, Carol Newell and husband, Clint; and Susan Madison and husband, Rodney. She had nine grandchildren: Jenny Browning and husband, Spencer, Scott Sandstrom and wife, Lori, Elliott Hyden and wife, Tiffany, Kyle Sandstrom, Jocelyn Jackson and husband, Wade, Shelby Sandstrom, Eric Sandstrom, Cameron Newell, and Connor Newell; and seven great-grandchildren: Katie Sandstrom, Bailey Browning, Andrew Sandstrom, McKenzie Jackson, Tatym Browning, Roman Jackson, and Ellie Hyden. Reba was a homemaker and worked for a few years at the State Marine Board in Salem. She was also active in numerous community events. She was a member of the Salem-Keizer Zenith Woman's Club, the 20-30 Club, a Cub Scout leader, a Room Mother and Camp Fire leader. She played bridge and pinochle and enjoyed swimming and golf. She also loved to cook, sew, garden, and have family dinners. She also made sure all four of her children graduated from college. Reba will be laid to rest next to Robert William Sandstrom at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, Oregon. A private celebration of her life will be held in Salem, Oregon in March. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The News-Review Newspaper, Roseburg, OR, Obituary was published on March 24, 2013)

Sanford, Richard Wilburn

Richard Wilburn Sanford, age 77 of Delaware died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the River Medical Center in Dardanelle. He was born March 24, 1932 in Laplanto, AR to the late Benjamin Franklin Sanford and Gertie Estell Branman Sanford. He retired after 30 years from Travis Air Force Base in California as a heavy equipment operator and EMT.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Viola McPike.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margaret Olson Sanford; a son, Richard Dwayne Sanford of Cottonwood, CA; four daughters, Brenda Starks of Delaware, Carolyn Chappell of Vacaville, CA, Peggy Sanford of Cottonwood, CA, Karen Geske of Hattiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Shaun Sanford, Carrie Sanford, Todd Sanford, Ashley MCVay, Billy Chappell, Eric Chappell, Becky Sanford, Angie Smith, Richard Hill and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11:00 a. m. at the Delaware Baptist Church with Brother Wiley Jones officiating. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 11, 2009)


Sanford, Virginia Fern (Springer)

Virginia Fern "Springer" Sanford, age 74, of Dardanelle died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born February 8, 1938 at Booneville to the late Rev. Harrison and Ona Lillian Reed Springer. She was a member of the Faith Church in Dardanelle, she loved to play the piano, sing and write music. Most of all she loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister, Ona Marie Springer; two brothers, Jim Springer, Geral Springer.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Larry Sanford of Dardanelle; one daughter, Carrie Eviline Chambers and husband Larry of Dardanelle; two step sons, Danny Sanford and wife Starla, Billy Sanford and wife Teresa all of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mary Barnard of Booneville, Betty Lowery and husband W.C. of Havana; four brothers, Rev. Tom Springer and wife Beverly of Kentucky, Ben Springer and wife Marilyn of Booneville, Ralph Springer and wife Margie of Arizona, John Springer of Oklahoma; one grandson, Matthew Debow of Dardanelle; one step grandson, Justin Sanford of Oklahoma and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M.. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Faith Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Tom Springer officiating. Burial will be in Carolan Cemetery in Booneville. 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 29, 2012)

Sanner, Ernest E.

Ernest E. Sanner, died October 19, 1998 at his home in Monte Vista, CO surrounded by his entire family. He had celebrated his 91st birthday on October 10. He was born October 10, 1907 in Briggsville, AR to James Joseph and Lucretia Jane Sanner. He married Ruby Nelle Cathey on August 23, 1941. They moved to Monte Vista in 1957 where he established Sanner Brothers Salvage with his brother, Leo. He loved life and all it had to offer. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was famous for his jokes and funny stories. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and was the number one Bronco fan. He was a member of Plainview, AR Masonic Lodge No 641 and received his 50-year pin September 9, 1997 in Monte Vista.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, two brothers and one son-in-law.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruby Nelle; a son, Michael Sanner; two daughter, June Richard) Brumfield of Monte Vista and Glenda (Frank) Bedoka of Chino Hills, CA; four grandchildren; two sisters, Armenda Mathis of Danville, Ar and Erma Nations of Briggsville, AR and 10 nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Del Valle in care of Strohmayer's Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.

Funeral service was October 22, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Monte Vista. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 4, 1998)


Sanner, Ruby Nelle

Ruby Nelle Sanner died April 14, 1999 in Monte Vista, CA after a short illness. She was born November 10, 1919 in Briggsville, AR to Tom and Alice Cathey and was married to Ernest E. Sanner August 23, 1941.

She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of 57 years, Ernest E. Sanner, her parents; one brother, Glen and son-in-law, Frank Bedoka.

Along with her family, she moved to Monte Vista from Arkansas and helped to establish Sanner Brothers Salvage, keeping their books for 40 years. Actively involved in the lives of her children, she served as Den Mother for Cub Scouts and as Mother Advisor, Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was a Past Matron of Bethlehem Chapter 56 Order of Easter Star. A member of First Baptist Church of Monte Vista, she actively participated in the American Baptist Women's Missionary Society. Always the caretaker, she was deeply devoted to her family and always gave freely of her time to those with needs she could help to fill. She was ever young at heart but felt a special bond with older people and gave them many hours of her time. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her home was always open and the coffee pot was always on. She will be missed.

She is survived by her son, Michael Sanner of Monte Vista; two daughters, June (Richard) Brumfield of Monte Vista and Glenda (Frank) Bedoka of Chino Hills, CA; four grandchildren, Scott Brumfield of Monte Vista, Greg Brumfield of Grand Junction, Stephanie and Christopher Bedoka of Chino Hills as well as one nephew.

Arrangements by Strohmayer's Funeral Home of Monte Vista. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice del Valle or the First Baptist Church in Monte Vista.

Funeral service was April 16 at the First Baptist Church in Monte Vista. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 12, 1999)


Sapp, Franklin Dee "Frank"

DARDANELLE - Franklin Dee Sapp Sr., 69, of Pottsville died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1943, at Dardanelle, to the late John and Dovie Moore Sapp. He was employed by Hindsman Tire in Russellville for 26 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, G.C. McElroy; and a brother, William Sapp.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ramey Sapp of Pottsville; two sons, Dee Sapp and wife, Raquel, of Dardanelle, Mitchell Sapp of Pottsville; four grandchildren, Shane Sapp, Jessica Sapp Miller, Brandi Sapp-Collins and Presley Sapp; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, July 11, 2013, at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation was Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the chapel in Dardanelle. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. July 11, 2013 on line @ www.couriernews.com)

Sarkiewiez, Evelyn

Evelyn Sarkiewiez, age 85 of Ola, died Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Yell County Nursing home in Ola. Mrs. Sarkiewiez was born July 19, 1916 in Ohio. She was a nurses aid.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Sarkiewiez.

Survivors include a step-son, Edward Surman of Olmsted, Ohio and a niece, Silvia Roob of Tucson, Arizona.

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 11, 2002, 9:00 a. m. at Briggsville Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 10, 2002)


Satterfield, Irvin E.

Irvin E. Satterfield, age 95, of Ola, AR passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2006 in a hospital at Danville, AR. He was an Air Force Veteran of WWII and was a dry cleaning owner operator.

Graveside funeral service was November 6, 2006 at the Hon Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 8, 2006)


Sauls, Jack C.

Jack C. Sauls, age 89, a resident of Russellville, Arkansas, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born September 19, 1914, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Q. L. and Ida Tacy Moore Sauls. During WWII he worked on special projects in Oakridge, TN, then later worked as a manufacturer's representative. He was a 32nd Degree Mason; a member of the Shriner's in Oklahoma City; a member of the National Association of Manufacturer's Representatives; and attended the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Russellville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Sauls; a brother, Joe Sauls; and 2 sisters, Helen Shelton and Ruth Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene K. Sauls of Russellville; 3 sons daughters-in-law, Ronald Dean Sauls of Dardanelle, Dr. C. Dan and Cheryl C. Sauls of Houston, TX and John Henry and Vicki Sauls of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Elyse and Mark Meaney of Liberty, MO; a brother, Douglas Sauls of Norman, OK; a sister, Lucille Gable of Oklahoma City, OK; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral will be 10 a. m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Don Erwin officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service, Russellville, AR. Active pallbearers will be Austin, Andy, John H. Ron, Ron Jr. and John Sauls. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Longtail and Mr. Sauls many friends at the Wildflower Retirement Center. Memorials may be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church; 120 South Cumberland Avenue; Russellville, AR 72801. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 31, 2003)


Saunders, Ed

Ed Saunders, 80 year old resident of Steve, died at his home on Monday, June 30, 1952. He had lived in the Steve community 50years and was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Lottie, and three daughters, Grace Gossage of Dierks, Gladys Boys of Pine Bluff, Alice Kray, of Fresno, Calif. and five sons, Ed Saunders jr. of Dierks, Tom of Earlsboro, Okla., Jeff of Hot Springs, Hartsel of Steve, Jim of Kalama, Wash. ; two brothers, Frank of Texas and John of Ola, and a number of grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, July 3, 1952)


Saunders, George James

George James Saunders, age 83, a lifelong resident of Dardanelle, AR, died Sunday, June 6, 1999 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born May 10, 1916 in Dardanelle, AR to the late Thomas Edward and Martha Eugenia Aiken Saunders. He graduated salutatorian from Dardanelle High School in 1934 and immediately began working for Cornwell Funeral Home. He was a funeral director and bookkeeper for the funeral home, Yell County Burial Association and Wonder State Insurance Company. In the early years, he not only directed funerals and took care of the families, but he dug the graves, made the tent set-ups, drove the hearse, arranged the flowers for the services but in general did every job that was needed to make things easier for each family, most of whom he knew personally. He retired after 62 years sharing his vast knowledge of the business and working closely with three generations, including Lloyd and Violet Cornwell, Violet and Glen Bailey, Mike Cornwell and Rush Cornwell. He was a 32 degree mason, member of Order of Eastern Star, receiving his 50 year pin from Bright Star Lodge 213 in 1994. He was also a member of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. On November 5, 1989 the City of Dardanelle honored him with George Saunders Day.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Hancock Saunders; three sons, William Saunders, Thomas Saunders and infant Saunders; step-father, Y. W. Broadhurst; a brother, Charles Saunders and a sister, Edna Saunders.

Survivors are two sons, George E. Saunders of La Habra, CA and Jerry Saunders of Van Buren, AR; two sister, Agnes Broadhurst of Dardanelle, AR and Grace Karley of Erie, PA.

Services were June 9, 1999 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Bennie Harmon and Rev. James Lowe officiating. Interment was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Active and Honorary pallbearers were members of the Bright Star Lodge 213. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 16, 1999)


Saunders, Gladys Kelly

Mrs. Gladys Kelly Saunders, age 79, of Albuquerque, N. M. died April 9th in Albuquerque. She was a native of Yell County, a housewife and homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Saunders of Albuquerque.

The body was cremated and. remains was interned in Harvey Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home. (SSDI DOB: 7/2/1907) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, 4/9/1987)


Saunders, R. G.

R. G. Saunders, a former resident of Yell County was born at Belleville, February 1914 and was killed in a car wreck October 7, 1949 at Gravesprings, near Lebanon, Mo. A 1933 Model pickup, which he was driving went out of control and overturned on Highway 5, five miles south of the city. He was raised and lived most of his life at Steve and Plainview. He also was a Veteran of WWII.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. R. G. Saunders, Lebanon, Mo. He was the son of Mrs. Minnie Hawthorne, Hot Springs and the late George Saunders; three brothers, Wesley of Russellville, Wilbur and Kermit of Texas and G. B. Saunders of Jessieville; Four half - sisters, Vera Saunders Clark and Violet Saunders Bowers, Holdenville, Okla., Betty Sue Smith, Hot Springs and Dorothy Ducote, Miami, Fla. and four half-brothers, Jim Crawford, Hot Springs, Tom and Henry Crawford, Steve, Odell of Jessieville and a number of relatives and friends. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, October 20, 1949)


Saunders, Ruby Nell (White)

Ruby Nell White Saunders, 93, of Dardanelle, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The daughter of John and Dora White, she was born March 23, 1920 in Plainview. She was an employee of the International Shoe Company and a member and treasurer of the Order of the Eastern Star, Arkansas Valley Chapter 606 for many years. She enjoyed taking care of her home and animals and participating with the members of the Eastern Stars.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Saunders; her parents; two brothers, Huey White and Jack White; and her nephew, Tom White.

Survivors include her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Plainview First Baptist Church in Plainview. Rev David Bishop and Rev Joe Yates will officiated. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Plainview by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers are Mike Saunders, Kenneth Crawford, Ronnie Crawford, Don Pelt, Jerry Pelt and Tommy Pelt. Honorary pallbearers are Wesley Saunders and Matthew Saunders. Memorials may be made to the New Bethel Cemetery, c/o Ester Ivy, 11929 Kingston Rd, Ola, AR 72853. The family would like to express a special thank you to Jo Ann Race and Wayne Grant for their caring and continued support of Ruby Nell. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 18, 2013)

Saunders, Wesley

Wesley Saunders, 65, of Dardanelle died Monday, December 8, 1980 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was a native of Steve, a former resident of Russellville and was the son of the late George and Minnie Gallion Saunders. He was a retired switchman and supervisor at Continental Telephone Co. past master of Russellville Masonic Lodge 274, worthy patron of Arkansas Valley Chapter 606 Order of Eastern Star, Rainbow Dad for Rainbow Girls Assembly 18, certified lecturer of degree work in -Masonic order and was a Shriner. He was a member of the Consistory at Little Rock, Rover Baptist Church and "was an honorary member of Dover Masonic Lodge. -

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Nell White Saunders; a brother, G. B. Saunders of Hot Springs; four half-brothers, Jim and Odell Crawford of Hot Springs, Tom and Henry Crawford of Plainview; three half-sisters, Mrs. Vera Clark of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Dorothy Delgrande of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Betty Dismore of Oakland, Calif. and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church at Plainview by the Rev. Bob Rackley. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers-Active: Dean Bewley, Herman Johnston, Oral Brewer, Jack Hood, Pete Harkey, Bernell Austin, Larry English and Jack Push. Honorary - Masons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Humphrey Funeral Home. OES Chapter 606 will have Eastern Star services at the Church. Russellville Masonic Lodge will have Masonic services at the grave. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/10/1980)


Saunders, Wesley

DARDANELLE - Wesley Saunders, 65, died December 8, 1980 at St. Mary's Hospital, Russellville. He was a native of Steve, a son of the late George and Minnie Gallion Saunders. He was a retired switchman and supervisor at Continental Telephone Co., past master of Russellville. Lodge 274, worthy patron of Valley Chapter 606, Order of item Star, Rainbow Dad for Rainbow Girls Assembly 18, certified lecturer of degree work in Masonic order and was a Shriner. He was a member of the Consistory of Little Rover Baptist Church and was honorary member of Dover Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Nell White Saunders; a brother, G. B. Saunders, Hot Springs; four half-Brothers, Jim and Odell Crawford, Hot Springs, Tom and Henry Crawford, Plainview; three half-sisters, Mrs. Vera Clark, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Dorothy Delgrande, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Betty Dismore, Oakland, Calif. and several nephews and nieces.

The funeral was at 2 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Plainview, by the Rev. Bob Rackley. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, near Plainview, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Dean Bewley, Herman Johnston, Oral Brewer, Jack Flood, Pete Harkey, Bernell Austin, Larry English and Jack Push. Masons were honorary bearers. OES Chapter 606 held Eastern Star services at the church and the Russellville Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic services at the grave. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 12/17/1980)


Saunders, William Allen "Shawn"

William Allen "Shawn" Saunders; age 54, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born May 14, 1944 at Dardanelle, AR. He was a retired employee of the Dardanelle Post Office, a Navy Veteran and a member of the American Postal Workers Union and First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Hancock Saunders and a brother, Thomas Henry Saunders.

Survivors are his father, George Saunders of Dardanelle; two brothers, George Edward Saunders of La Habra, Ca and Jerry Saunders of Van Buren and two aunts, Agnes Broadhurst of Dardanelle and Grace Karle of Erie, PA.

Funeral service was December 26, 1998 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle by Rev. Bennie Harmon and the Rev. James Lowe. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Pallbearers were Leroy Choate, Bobby Crow, Paul Bartlett, Jimmy Stnard, Jimmy Tomlin and Johnny Judkins. Honorary Herbert Lee Underwood, employees of the Dardanelle Post Office and members of the Russellville Bowling League. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 30, 1998)


Savage, Corey

Corey Savage, 20, of Belleville died Saturday, November 6, 2004, at his home. He was born August 16, 1984, in Little Rock. He was a 2003 graduate of Dardanelle High School and was attending Arkansas Tech University. He wanted to become a doctor and had worked for the past several years at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include his mother, Cathi Savage of Belleville; two brothers, Christopher Savage of Dover, K. C. Savage of Dardanelle; two sisters, Kelli Savage of Dardanelle, Keri Ramirez of Russellville; maternal grandmother, Violet Savage of Rogers; a special friend, Robin McClure of New Blaine and her daughter, Ashlyn; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Humphrey Chapel. Burial will be in North New Hope Cemetery at Dover by Humphrey Funeral Service. Pallbearers include Gabe Brown, Clayton Blood saw, Josh Crawford, Robert Morgan, Osmin Ramirez and Timothy Sellers. Visitation will be tonight, Wednesday, November 10, from 7 to 8:30 p. m. at the funeral home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 10, 2004)


Sawin, Gail Eugene

Gail Eugene Sawin, age 52 of Russellville, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at his sister's home in Russellville where he resided. He was born December 28, 1955 at Belleville, KS to the late Leo and Twila LaPlante Sawin.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister, Terrance and Tamara Sawin; nephew, Jake Heredia.

Survivors include his brother, Leo Sawin Jr. of the Happy Valley Community; sisters, Linda Sawin LaPlante and Debbra Sawin Chadwick both of Anderson, Missouri, Pamela Sawin Saldana of Russellville, Sandra Sawin Myers of California; ten nephews and nieces; sixteen great nephews and nieces and one great-great niece.

Memorial services were held April 28, 2008 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Cremation Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 30, 2008)


Sawin, Sandra Lanette (Moore)

Sandra Lanette Sawin, age 52, of Pottsville died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Arkansas Heart Hospital. She was born February 12, 1959 at Clovis, CA to the late Clyde and Ellen Routson Moore. She was a cook for River Valley Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Leo Sawin of Pottsville; her son, Leo Sawin, Jr. and wife Charlie of Dardanelle; daughter, Shannon Leigh Stakley of Hesperia, CA; brother, Randy Moore of Pottsville; sister, Brenda Porter of Sacramento, CA; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle.

Cremation Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 20, 2011)

Sawin, Twila May

Twila May Sawin, age 74, of Dardanelle, AR, widow of Leo Sawin, died Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born March 14, 1926 in Concordia, KS to the late George and Edith Lewis Laplant. She was a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by a son and daughter, Terrence and Tammara Sawin, one brother, George Laplant and a grandson, Jake Herebia.

She is survived by two sons, Leo Sawin, Sr. and Gail Sawin both of Russellville, AR; four daughters, Pamela Saldana of Dardanelle, AR, Linda Laplant of Anderson, MO, Sandra Myers of Torrence, CA and Debra Chad wick of Hesperia, CA; two sisters, Bonnie Mapes of Grove, OK and Margaret Brown of Manhattan, KS; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Graveside service was November 10, 2000 at Brearley Cemetery by Bro. John McCourt. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 15, 2000)


Sawrie, Charles Melvin

Charles Melvin Sawrie, age 72, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Russellville. He was born February 1, 1942 in Wild Cat Hollow to the late Richard Luther and Thelma Imogene Wood Sawrie. He was a computer programmer and a United States Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard A. Sawrie.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Cathy Sawrie of Russellville; daughter, Cynthia Walker and her husband Lloyd of Russellville; son, Brett Edward Sawrie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Jerry Sawrie and wife Teresa of Russellville; three sisters, Bettye Platt and husband Michael of Rogers, Barbara Thalheimer and husband Bruce of Little Rock, Martha Stephenson and husband Warren of Little Rock; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial service was Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Sumner Cemetery in Cabot with Ray Edwards officiating. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 31, 2014)

Sawrie, Ronald Thomas

Ronald Thomas Sawrie, age 59 of New Blaine died Friday, September 2, 2005 at his home. He was born August 10, 1946 at Russellville to Glen-don Thomas and Pauline Ann Browning Sawrie.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane Sawrie of New Blaine two daughters, Tammy Talbot and Crystal Rogers both of Lake Charles, LA two brothers, Gary Sawrie of West Memphis, and Sonny Lane of Dardanelles two sisters, Kathleen Parker of West Memphis and Ann Marie Thompson of Kensett grandmother, Marion Browning of Concord, NH grandchildren, Darrell Talbot, Erin Rogers, Lisa Rogers, Ryan Rogers, Cody Rogers, Ethyn Rogers, all of Lake Charles, LA and one expecting great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at Delaware First Baptist Church with Rev. Wylie Jones officiating. Interment was at Durvin Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Norris, James Talbot, Jerome Whitby, Pat Ward, Marvin Wiggins, and Kenneth Rogers. Honorary pallbearers included John Rogerson, Robert Dixon, and Bob Henderson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 7, 2005)


Sawyer, Michael Daryl

Michael Daryl Sawyer, age 22, of Plainview, AR, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. He was born February 23, 1985 in Blytheville, AR, to Mike and Melanie Sawyer. He was a member of the Rover Baptist Church, a 2003 Plainview/Rover High School graduate; he was very active in FFA. He worked at Tyson Truck Service Center.

He was preceded in death by his girlfriend, Melissa Spears Sherrill.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Melinda Sawyer; brother and sister-in-law, Matthew Carl and Tatiana Sawyer of London; a sister, Mindy Dawn Sawyer of DeFuniak Springs, FL; his grandmother, Virginia Sawyer of Brentwood, TN; two nieces, Callista Fern Wright and Alana Grace Sawyer; a nephew, Rowen Michael Sawyer; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service was June 15, 2007 at the Rover Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Shipley and Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, AR by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers included, Brandon Smith, David Baker, Kris Burnett, Kippy Irons, Randy Anderson, Mac Bowen. Honorary pallbearers, Neil Anderson, Billy Cates, Robyn Dunn, Mark Ellison, Junior Reynolds, Jesse Hamman, Rickey Porterfield, Preston Forrest, Matthew Forrest, Jeff Larch and Daniel Baker. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 20, 2007)


Sayre, Linda Mae (Hunnicutt)

Linda Mae Sayre, 65, of Shawnee, KS, formally of Gravelly passed away on August 18, 2016. Linda was born January 21, 1951, in Waldron, Arkansas to Bruee & Nella Hunnicutt.

Linda is survived by her husband, Ron, children; Stephen Sayre and Michael (Shandi) Sayre, brother, Billy Hunnicutt, six grandsons.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Elijah Sayre.

A visitation was held from 5 to 7 pm Monday, August 22, 2016, at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas. A funeral service was held from 11 am Tuesday, August 23, at Crossroads Christian Church, 5855 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas. A graveside service will take place 2 pm Wednesday, August 24, at Young Gravelly Cemetery in Gravelly. Memorial contributions in Linda's name may be made to The Young Gravelly Cemetery Fund. 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 Aug 24, 2016)

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