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Richison, Charles Edward "Charlie"

Charles Edward (Charlie) Richison of Lone Pine Farm in Danville, Arkansas died unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charlie was 83 years old, but was witty, handsome, and sharp as they wheeled him out of the room. Charlie was born on January 14, 1929 in Keota, Oklahoma. He was the middle child of the late Earnest and Ruby Richison. He was raised in Fort Smith, AR and was a talented athlete, lettering in basketball, football, track, and baseball for Fort Smith High. When he went to Arkansas Tech, he again played all four sports. It was during his years at Tech that he found the love of his life, Janette George of Danville, Arkansas. They married 11-18-1951. Charlie was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and progressed through five different farm leagues until injuries ended his career, but never diminished his love for the game. Charlie taught and coached at both Fourche Valley and Danville School Districts, then was successful selling pharmaceuticals in Big Spring and Odessa, Texas. Everywhere they lived, Charlie and January made lifelong friends. In 1965, they moved back to Danville to run George and Richison Abstract Company. He also managed the family farm where they raised quarter horses, cattle, chickens, and three children. Charlie was a past president of Arkansas Land Title Association, Arkansas Tech Alumni Association, and a Charter Member of the Arkansas Tech T-Club. He was also actively involved in numerous civic groups and projects, and served on the Northeast Yell County Water Board.He was the envy of many golfers, even when he was up into his seventies.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William (Bill) Richison.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janette George Richison and three children and their spouses: Bill and Debra Richison Stuckey, Bill and Frances Richison Eubanks, and Dr. George Charles and Ruth Richison and nine grandchlldren, Anna Frances Stuckey Newby, William Compton Stuckey, Rachel Stuckey Slaton, William Thomas Eubanks, III, Helen Debra Eubanks Bartel, Janette Frances Eubanks, Sarah Frances Richison, Katherine Ruth Richison, and Emily Ann Richison. He is also survived by six great grandchildren, Reid Charles Richison, Addison, Emma, and Avery Joy Eubanks, Wyatt Newby and Amaelia Stuckey, a sister, Sue Conner, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charlie was passionate, smart, and fiercely loyal to his God, his family, and his friends.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m.,Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Danville United Methodist Church and Visitation will be Sunday, the 18th from 4-6 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 21, 2012)

Richmond, Janie C.

Mrs. Janie C. Richmond, age 75, of Dover, AR died Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born January 21, 1922 in Bearden, AR to the late Artie and Myrtle Jones Lindsey. She was a housewife and mother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Richmond and a brother, Farris Lindsey.

Survivors include her husband, Wade Richmond of Dover, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Deloma and Jessie Bennett of Dover, AR and Donna Sue Freeman of Dover, AR; a sister, Joyce Lawson of Bearden, AR; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 13 at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by the Rev. Mark Lashley. Interment was in the Owen Cemetery. Service under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 17, 1997)


Richter, William Otto

William Otto Richter, age 84, of Ola died Saturday, December 7, 1985. He was a retired cook.

Survivors include a son, William Otto Richter Jr. of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Marian Covington of Dyersburg and Mrs. Wanda Buchanan of Wierton, W. Va.; two brothers, Vernon Richter of Casa and Lytle Wayne Richter of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Alva Wilson of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Local arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1985)


Rickard, Gerald Leo

Gerald Leo Rickard, age 79, of Plainview went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2017. He was born November 1, 1937, to the late Dayton & Lenora Jones Rickard of Reform, Arkansas. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957 and was the owner / operator of Leo Rickard Logging for 40 plus years. Some of his greatest achievements includes; being a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grand father, and friends to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Ellis Rickard, twin brother, Cleo, Pansy Blaylock, Dewell Rickard, Verna Lee Hester and Vida Green.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Veta Rickard; daughters, Lisa (David) Blankenship of Rover; Cindy Riekard of Perryville; Amy Rickard of Plainview; grandchildren, Todd (Brittany) Blankenship of Danville; Sarah (Brent) Burnett of Rover; Courtney (Jimmy) Elrod of Benton; Brittney Hance of Perryville; Shelby Westbrook of Perryville; Raleigh, Lucas, and Summer Carter of Ola; great-grandchildren, Weston, Tatem, Drake, Isabella, Kale, Skylan, and Silas and many nieces, and nephews.

Graveside service will be 6:00 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Walnut Bottoms Cemetery in Paron. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 25, at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Walnut Bottoms Cemetery Fund C/O Jessie Blaylock 10516 Gunter Loop Benton, AR 72019. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on May 3, 2017)

Rickard, Gerald Leo

Gerald Leo Rickard, age 79, of Plainview went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2017. He was born November 1, 1937, to the late Dayton & Lenora Jones Rickard of Reform, Arkansas. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957 and was the owner / operator of Leo Rickard Logging for 40 plus years. Some of his greatest achievements includes; being a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friends to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Ellis Rickard, twin brother, Cleo, Pansy Blaylock, Dewell Rickard, Verna Lee Hester and Vida Green.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Veta Rickard; daughters, Lisa (David) Blankenship of Rover; Cindy Rickard of Perryville; Amy Rickard of Plainview; grandchildren, Todd (Brittany) Blankenship of Danville; Sarah (Brent) Burnett of Rover; Courtney (Jimmy) Elrod of Benton; Brittney Hance of Perryville; Shelby Westbrook of Perryville; Kaleigh, Lucas, and Summer Carter of Ola; great-grandchildren, Weston, Tatem, Drake, Isabella, Kale, Skylan, and Silas and many nieces, and nephews.

Graveside service will be 6:00 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Walnut Bottoms Cemetery in Paron. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 25, at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Walnut Bottoms Cemetery Fund, C/O Jessie Blaylock, 10516 Gunter Loop Benton, AR 72019. Arrangements by Rice Funeral Service Claremore, Oklahoma and Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Arkansas. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Apr 26, 2017)

Ricker, John Clyde

John Clyde Ricker, age 76 of Hampton, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at his home. He was born February 6, 1932 in Waveland, AR. He was a retired logger and a charter member of Plainview United Methodist Church in Plainview, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Loye Ricker and Evelyn Faye English Ricker; wife, Esther McClure Ricker; two sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sue Ricker of Hampton, Bill and Kelly Ricker of Morrilton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Geral McMahan of Locust Bayou, Lori and Kenny Bishop of Wellington, KA, Karla and Chris Phillips of Norphlet; three brothers, Bill Ricker of Marysville, CA, Bob Ricker of Calion, Joe Ricker of Texarkana, TX; three sisters, Eulurle Wall of Russellville, Nell Smith of Ashdown, Beulah Tramel of Russellville; fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services were Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Johnston and Brother Brian Ricker officiating. Burial will be at Pickett Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 18, 2008)


Ricker, K. D.

K. D. Ricker, age 53, a resident of Grapevine, TX formerly of Plainview, AR died Sunday, February 9, 1997 at his residence at Calion, AR. He was born June 12, 1943 at Plainview to William and Faye E, English Ricker. He married Joy Dushane on January 17, 1964 at Hobbs, New Mexico. He was retired after 30 years with GTE as a field supervisor.

He was preceded in dead by a brother, George Ricker and a sister, Beth Burnham.

Survivors are wife, Joy Dushane Ricker of Grapevine, TX; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly Joy and Glenn Harvey of Grapevine, Katherine L. and Kelly Ann both of Grapevine, TX; a granddaughter, Alexis Ann Harvey of Grapevine; four brothers, Bill Ricker of Marysville, CA, Bob Ricker of Calion, CA, John Ricker of Hampton, AR and Joe Ricker of Houston, TX; four sisters, Eulurle Wall and Nelle Smith both of Plainview, AR, Beulah Tramel and Nan Smith both of Rogers, AR.

Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, February 12 at the Plainview Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Tom Moreland Burial will be at the Salem Cemetery at Plainview. Memorials may be made to the Asthma Foundation. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary will be members of the Sr. Class of 1961 at Plainview High School. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 12, 1997)


Ricker, Mary Beth

Mary Beth Ricker, age 70, of Plainview, AR, died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Plainview United Methodist Church. She was a board member of the Salem Cemetery Committee, and a past Plainview City Clerk and Councilwoman. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Ricker.

Survivors include husband, Don Burnham of Plainview, AR; three sons, Don Burnham, Jr. of Russellville, AR, Ron Burnham of Van Buren, AR, Bill Burnham, of Conway, AR; daughter, Becky Bollan of Plainview, AR; four sisters, Eulurle Wall, Nelle Smith, Beulah Tramel all of Plainview and Nan Smith of Rogers AR; five brothers. Bill Ricker of Marysville, CA, Bob Ricker of Calion, CA, John Ricker of Hampton, AR, Kerry Ricker of Dallas, TX, and Joe Ricker of Houston, TX; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at the Plainview United Methodist Church. Burial was in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Humphreys Funeral Service of Russellville. Visitation was from 7:00 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Monday, June 12, at the funeral home. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery Fund or a charity of one's choice. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas, 6/14/1995)


Ricker, Robert M.

Robert M. Ricker, 80 of Calion, AR died September 7, 2009 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock following a long illness. Born on February 20, 1929 in Waveland, AR; he was was the son of William L. and Faye English Ricker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George, K. D., John and Bill Ricker, and two sisters Beth Burnham and Nancy Smith.

Survivors include wife Julie Bridie Ricker of Calion, sons Robert L. Ricker of El Dorado, Tim Ricker of Albuquerque, NM, Jim Ricker of Vacaville, CA, Dean Ricker of Spanish Fort, UT, Chris Ellis of Simsboro, LA; daughters Camille La Prairie of Bossier City, LA, Mandy Ricker of Calion, AR; brother Joe Keith Ricker of Texarkana, TX; and sisters Eulerle Wall of Russellville, AR, Evanell Smith of Ashdown, AR, and Beulah Faye Trammel of Russellville, AR, along with 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)


Ricker, William Bill

William Bill Ricker, age 88, left this world in peace on Monday, August 10, 2009 with his family in attendance. He was born May 31, 1921 in Plainview, AR. Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mollie, and their four children Ronald Ricker of Nevada, Janice Sims of Yuba City, Rick Ricker of Windsor, CA and Mary Ames of Augusta, Maine. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers. Bill and Mollie have 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at Sierra View Memorial Park on Saturday, August 15, 2009. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 16, 2009)


Rickett, Inez

Inez Rickett, age 80, of Russellville, widow of Alfred Rickett, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at Stella Manor Nursing Center. A daughter of the late Franklin Cylvester and Fannie Vinson, she was born July 10, 1922, at London, Arkansas. She was retired from Valmac Foods (now Tyson Foods), was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, was a former member of East Point Baptist Church and was a member of Fair Park Baptist Church. She had taught Sunday School for over forty years in both churches.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Truman Vinson, Raymond Vinson, and William Vinson; and six sisters, Etta Daniels, Icie White, Nettie Sims, Bessie Booher, Wanda Sims and Pearl Smith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Pat Rickett of Scott, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Lester Talley of Dardanelle; a brother, Bennie Ray Vinson of Glendora, California; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, December 13, 2002, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Todd Davis 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, December 18, 2002)


Rickey, Pearl (Cowan)

Mrs. Pearl Rickey, aged 44, died at Columbia, Mo. February 17th. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James M. Rickey; her father, Mack Cowan of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Gene Cowan of Columbia, Mo. and Claude Cowan of Independence, Mo. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Feb 23, 1961)

Riddle, Bud

Bud Riddle, age 68 of Gravelly, AR died Friday, November 17, 2000. He was born January 14, 1932 in Gravelly, AR to the late Clyde and Edith Mae Hill Riddle. He was an Army Veteran and a member of the Faith Church in Dardanelle, AR. He was a truck driver for Bibler's Lumber Company.

He was preceded in death by, a sister, Gracie Lee Jacks.

Survivors: wife of 46 years, Evalena Smith Riddle; daughter and son-in-law, Eva Genean and Terry Thompson of Russellville, AR; a sister, Elsie Hunt of Rover, AR; stepmother, Nell Riddle of Reserve, NM; two half-brothers, Jake Riddle of MS and Leek Riddle of NM; four half-sisters, Betty Radavillas, Reserve, NM, Ruth Ann Sandidge, Reserve, NM, Mary Ann Babbs, Dawson Springs, KY and Lillie Laney of Luna, NM and four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be Saturday, November 25, 2000, 2:00 p. m. at the Methodist Church in Gravelly with Rev. Redmond Eubanks officiating. Interment at Parks Cemetery, Gravelly, AR. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, November 22, 2000)


Riddle, Elder Luther

God called one of his ministers home on October 24, 1998, Elder Luther Riddle, age 81, of Danville, AR. He was born February 22, 1917 in Leflore County, Summerfield, OK to the late Cleve Herbert and Bertha Mae Smith Riddle. He was a Missionary Baptist Minister for 43 years and pastored churches in Perry County and Yell County and was a member of the Danville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Potter, a half sister, Geneva Kitchens and a grandson, Troy Fowler, Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Virgie Nell Carrouth Riddle; one son, Archie Clevell of Russellville, AR; one daughter, Lawana Fowler of Danville, AR; two grandchildren, Ricky Riddle of Russellville, AR and Trena Fowler of New Boston, TX; two step-grandchildren, David Tucker of Dardanelle and Charlie Tucker of London, AR and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Service will be today, Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 2:00 p. m. at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Danville with Rev. William Carnard and Bro. Jon Holbrook officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR. Pallbearers will be Bro. Art" Callahan, Bro. Dale McCoy, Bro. Jim Miller, Bro. Jim Gillespie, Bro. Doyle Fowler and Bro. Darrell Westcott. Honorary will be the men of the Danville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Brethren, Dr. Damon Martin, Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Jack Sternberg. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 28, 1998)


Riddle, Eric "Hick"

Eric "Hick" Riddle, age 76 of Gravelly, AR died Wednesday, January 8, 1997 at his residence. He was born in Little Texas, Yell County, Arkansas, February 12, 1920 son of the late John Henry and Mandy Blagg Riddle. He was a retired surveyor assistant with the U. S. Forest Service.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scotty Lee Riddle.

Survivors include his wife, Genean Smith Riddle; two sons, Eric Wayne Riddle of Cabot and Johnny Ray Riddle of Waldron; sister, Dorothy Chapman of Kentucky; three grandchildren, Steven Wayne Riddle, Lana Jean Eggleston and Tiffany Blair Riddle and a great grandson, Caleb James Eggleston.

Service was January 11, 1997 at the Gravelly Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Jones officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 15, 1997)


Riddle, Eric Wayne

Eric Wayne Riddle, age 60 of Gravelly, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at U.A.M.S. in Little Rock. He was born May 26, 1951 in Russellville to Eric "Hick" and Genean Smith Riddle. He had served in the United States National Guard Unit in Danville.

He is preceded in death by his father, Eric "Hick" Riddle; brother, Scotty Riddle.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda; mother, Genean Smith Riddle; son, Steven Wayne Riddle of Edmond, OK; daughter, Tiffany and Joe Fritts of Little Rock; granddaughter, Olivia Fritts of North Little Rock; brother, Johnny Riddle of Gravelly; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers: Joe Fritts, Dennis Blocker, Rod Rupe, Carl Jones, Joe Dishoungh, Mickey Gates and Patrick Ingram.

Funeral service was Monday, August 1, 2011 at Gravelly United Methodist Church with Rev. Diane Miller and Joy Carmen officiating. Burial was in Parks Cemetery in Nola. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Aug 3, 2011)

Riddle, George Willard

George Willard Riddle, age 79 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Hot Springs Inpatient Unit. He was born November 9, 1929 at Little Rock, AR to the late Ralph and Leota Benefield Riddle. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School Teacher for 25 years and he was a Mason.

Survivors include a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held December 8, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial was held in New Hope Cemetery in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Bobby Applegate, Delma Merritt, Don Johnson, Larry Carter, Bob Griffin and Buster Berryhill. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 108, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834 or Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Ste. 3, Russellville, AR 72802. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 10, 2008)


Riddle, John D.

John D. Riddle, 97 of Rover died Thursday in a Danville nursing home. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include two stepsons, Hugh Dunn of Memphis and Melvin T. Dunn of Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Rice of Rover and Mrs. Weltha Wheeler of Ft. Smith; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Riddle, John D.

John D. Riddle, 97 of Rover died Thursday in a Danville nursing home. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include two stepsons, Hugh Dunn of Memphis and Melvin T. Dunn of Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Rice of Rover and Mrs. Weltha Wheeler of Ft. Smith; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 1965)

Riddle, Mamie (Cook) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Mamie Riddle, age 66 of Rover, wife of J.D. Riddle, died Friday at her home. She was a native of Water Valley, MS. and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Hugh W. Dunn of Memphis and Melvin T. Dunn of Texas; a step-son, Earnest T. Dunn of Florida; three step-daughters, Mrs. Edna Riddle of Texas, Mrs. Weltha Wheeler of Belleville and Mrs. Marie Rice of Rover; two brothers, William B. Cook of Memphis and John L. Cook of Water Valley; a sister, Mrs. Lula Carter of Mississippi and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 1963)

Riddle, Mamie (Cook) (Mrs.)

Mrs. Mamie Riddle, age 66 of Rover, wife of J.D. Riddle, died Friday at her home. She was a native of Water Valley, MS. and a member of the Rover Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Hugh W. Dunn of Memphis and Melvin T. Dunn of Texas; a step-son, Earnest T. Dunn of Florida; three step-daughters, Mrs. Edna Riddle of Texas, Mrs. Weltha Wheeler of Belleville and Mrs. Marie Rice of Rover; two brothers, William B. Cook of Memphis and John L. Cook of Water Valley; a sister, Mrs. Lula Carter of Mississippi and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 1963)

Riddle, Scotty Lee

Scotty Lee Riddle Scotty Lee Riddle, 23, of Little Rock and formerly of Gravelly, was fatally injured about 6:15 p.m. Saturday (Oct 1) in Little Rock when his motorcycle collided with a car at Lancaster Road and Wycliffe Drive in the southwest part of the city. Riddle was a Little Rock patrolman, but was off duty at the time of the accident. Little Rock police said that the accident occurred when Mrs. Cathy Ann Paladino, 24, also of Little Rock, who was driving a 1977 International Scout north on Lancaster, attempted to turn left onto Wycliffe and collided with Riddle's southbound 1977 Suzuki. Riddle was pronounced dead at the Baptist Medical Center shortly after the accident. Mrs. Paladino was charged with making an improper left turn. Riddle joined the Police Department on December 29, 1975. He was a native of Springerville, Arizona and the son of Eric and Genean Riddle and he was amember of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include, other than his parents, his wife, Mrs. Doris Jones Riddle; one daughter, Miss Lana Jean Riddle of the home; two brothers, Johnny Riddle of Gravelly and Wayne Riddle of Little Rock; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Gravelly.

Funeral services were held at the Gravelly Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 with the Rev. Melvin Clifford officiating. Interment was in the Parks Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sgt. Carroll Harrison, Officer Bill Wood, Officer Larry Ironside, Officer Mike Willingham, Officer R.G. LaMaster, Officer Max Spriggs, and Officer N.F. Williams. Arrangements and service was in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Oct 5, 1977)

Ridenour, Beverly (Armstrong)

Beverly A. Ridenour, age 69, of Havana entered Eternal Rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Beverly was born April 27, 1943 in Scott City, KS to the late Oliver Jefferson & Loretta Mae Canaday Armstrong. Beverly was retired from Wayne Farms in Danville and was a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church. She was a hardworking and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and friend to many.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Janet Ridenour and great-grandson Aiden Alvey.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Charles E. Ridenour; siblings, Carmelita Warren and husband Bob, Missie Goodin, Robert Armstrong and wife Lynn all of Las Vegas NV; her children & spouses, Steven & Kris Ridenour of Havana, Philip & Pam Ridenour of Chickalah Mountain, Stephanie & John, Jr. Foster of Havana, Jason & Anna Ridenour of Havana, James & Ronda Ridenour of Belleville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was July 12, 2012 at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Ridenour, Philip Ridenour, Jason Ridenour, John Foster, Jr., Don Ridenour and James Ridenour. Honorary Pallbearers were Kyle Ridenour, Jacques Ridenour, Jacob Braden, Alex Ridenour, Andrew Ridenour, Ethan Ridenour and Colt Ridenour. Memorials may be made to Arkansas River Valley Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Russellville. AR 72802. Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jul 18, 2012)

Ridenour, Bobby Gene

Bobby Gene Ridenour, 78, of Ola, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Danville, Arkansas. He was a retired transmission specialist and of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Fay Ridenour.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016, at A New Beginning Church in Bates, Arkansas with interment at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ridenour; four daughters, Shelba Mitchell, Sherry Boursh, Debbie Boulson and Carla Youngdahl; two stepsons, Peter Koeppe and John Rose; brothers, Charles Ridenour and Virgil Ridenour; one sister, Phylis Goines; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Pallbearers included Peter Koeppe, John Rose, Brandon Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Scott Boulson and Kevin Payne. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 2, 2016)

Ridenour, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Ridenour, age 81, of Havana passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his home. He was born July 17, 1935, in Figure-Five, Arkansas to the late Oscar & Ethel Chester Ridenour. He was a member of the Havana Assembly of God Church. He retired from self-employment.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Beverly Ann Ridenour of 53 years; daughter-in-law, Janet Ridenour; great-grandson, Aiden Alvey; brothers, Glen, Bobby, Donny Ray Ridenour; sister, Lola Nelson.

Survivors include his wife Laverne Ridenour; children Steven Ridenour and his wife Kris of Havana, Philip Ridenour and his wife Pam of Chickalah Mountain, Stephanie Foster and her husband John of Havana, Jason Ridenour and his wife Anna of Havana, and James Ridenour and his wife Ronda of Belleville; Don Ridenour and his wife Susan of Belleville; Pam Woodson of Belleville; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Virgil Ridenour and his wife Reba of Rock Island, Oklahoma; sister, Phyllis Goines of Waldron.

Graveside was held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Earl Ladd Cemetery. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolence at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jun 14, 2017)

Ridenour, Ethel Mae

Ethel Mae Ridenour, age 79, of Belleville, AR died Monday, August 17, 1998 at Chambers Memorial Hospital. She was born December 30, 1918 at Atlantic, Iowa to Elva and Laverda Mae Kerr Chester and was a member of Bates Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Ridenour; and two brothers, Jack and Earl Chester.

Survivors include four sons, Charles and Glen Ridenour of Belleville, Bobby Ridenour of Hartford, AR and Virgil Ridenour of Rock Island, OK; two daughters, Lola Nelson of Oklahoma City, OK and Phyllis Goines of Huntington, AR; three brothers, Muriel Chester of Kansas and Max and Loyd Chester both of Iowa; two sisters, Pearl Atkinson of Shirley, AR and Ester Wilfang of Fairfield Bay, AR; 21 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren

Funeral and burial were in Coaldale by Evans Funeral Service of Poteau, OK. Local arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Service of Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 26, 1998)


Ridenour, Glen A.

Glen A. Ridenour, age 62, of Belleville died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at his home in Belleville. Mr. Ridenour was born February 16, 1941 in Monroe, Oklahoma to the late Oscar E. and Ethel Mae Chester Ridenour. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Havana and was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Ray Ridenour and a sister, Lola Nelson.

Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Laverne Sherrill Ridenour, a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Susan Ridenour of Belleville; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Kim Woodson of Belleville; three brothers, Charles Ridenour of Belleville, Bobby Ridenour of Waldron, Virgil Ridenour of Rock Island, Oklahoma; one sister, Phyllis Goines of Waldron; Grandchildren, Lance Woodson, Angie Woodson, Amanda Woodson and Nathan Ridenour, all of Belleville and several nephews and nieces.

Services were held Friday, February 7, 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church in Havana with Rev. Eddy Morton and Dr. L. Compton George officiating. Interment was in Earl Ladd Cemetery, Danville by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Pallbearers were, Jason Ridenour, James Ridenour, Steven Ridenour, Phillip Ridenour, Heath Ridenour, Tim Davis, Lance Woodson, and Chad Vestal. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 2003)


Ridenour, Janet Lee

Janet Lee Ridenour, age 43, of Havana, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at her home in Havana. She was born on January 9, 1962 in Danville, AR. She was a poultry grower and an active member of the Havana Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie Lynn and Jimmy Glenn Wiser.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Ridenour; parents, Roger and Helen Mott Wiser of Havana; son, Kyle Ridenour; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Justin Minnie; granddaughter, Alexis Minnie and twin grandsons arriving soon of Havana; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jim Perry of Russellville; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Beverly Ridenour of Havana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Pam Ridenour of Chickalah Mountain, Stephanie and John Foster, Jr., Jason and Anna Ridenour all of Havana, James and Ronda Ridenour of Centerville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Havana Assembly of God with Reverend Bob Caldwell officiating. Burial was held at Piney Cemetery in Havana. Pallbearers were Gary McCourt, Donald Parks, Eddie Knight, Bruce Bland, Ray White and Mason Wilhite. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, April 13, 2005)


Ridgley, Carroll "Carl"

Carroll "Carl" Ridgley, 59, of Atkins died Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Born February 26, 1943 in Pope County, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Jewell Dean Mooney Ridgley.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jewell and Michael Ramey of Dardanelle, brothers, Virnale L. Ridgley of Sacramento, CA, Ernest Ridgley of Pottsville; sisters, his twin sister, Carlene Hill of Rover, Alline Holt of Pottsville, and Joann Ridgley of south New Hope; granddaughters, Lucy Ramey, Kim Sloan, and Katherine Sloan, all of Dardanelle, and a great-granddaughter, Shye Ramey of Dardanelle.

A memorial service was held at South New Hope Assembly of God at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 3rd. The Rev. C. R. Young officiated. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 7, 2002)


Ridgley, Faye

Faye Ridgley, age 65 of Pottsville, AR, died Saturday, February 26, 2005.She was born September 30, 1939 at Pope County to Clyde and Nora Coffman. She was an active member of South New Hope Assembly of God Church and the Pope County O.E.M. Ladies' Auxiliary. Married to Adam Ernest Ridgley on May 31, 1958 and thereafter lived and loved each other till present time in Pottsville, AR. They raised four children, one daughter, Jana Louise Tippin and husband, Randy Tippin of Russellville, three sons, Allen Lee Ridley of Pottsville, Michael Dean Ridgley and wife Sarah of Gulfport, Mississippi, Jeremy David Ridgley of Russellville; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy H. and Geraldene Coffman, of Atkins, Johnny and Kathleen Coffman of Moreland, AR, H. Ray Coffman of Greenwood, AR, C. Edward and Greta Coffman of Austin, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lilly A. and Glen Edwards of Conway, AR, Mattie L. and Robert Hodge of Rockport, TX; five grandchildren, three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held March 2, 2005, at South New Hope Assembly of God Church. Interment was at Pisgah Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ken Smith, Frank Mathis, Melvin Jackson, Kenneth Wooten, Jim Smith, Jim Moorehouse, David Hurley, and Jeff Fryer. Honorary Pallbearers include members of the Pope County O.E.M. and Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 9, 2005)


Ridgley, Virnal Leroy

Virnal Leroy Ridgley, age 83 of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his home. He was born September 20, 1926 at Pottsville to the late Edward and Ella Carr Ridgley. He was of the Pentecostal Faith and was a member of the VFW and DAY.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Ridgley; his parents one brother, Carl Ridgley.

Survivors include four boys, J. D., Jimmy, and Kenny Ridgley all of Sacramento, CA, Robert Ridgley of Pottsville; four daughters, Shirley Bell, Yvonne Johnson and Nevonne Roina all of Sacramento, CA and Caroline Cauley of Dardanelle; three sisters, Carolyn Gadberry, JoAnn Ridgley, both of Dardanelle, Alline Holt of Pottsville; one brother, Ernest Ridgley of Lamar; thirty-four grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives.

Visitation was held Friday, June 4, 2010 at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Services and burial will be in Sacramento, CA at a later time. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010)


Ridling, Betty Lou

Betty Lou Ridling, age 66 of Dardanelle, died Thursday, December 3, 2009 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1943 in Little Rock to the late Jackson and Mae Beaird Bush.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ridling; a son, Jessie Jackson Bush.

Survivors include five sisters, Louise Martin of Little Rock, Mary Cordon, Lorene Jones, Sue Bush and Nancy Bush all of Dardanelle; two brothers, Jackson Bush, LeRoy Bush both of Dardanelle; two daughters, Etta Mae Blackburn of Oregon, Linda Carol Gann of Missouri; three grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009)


Ridpath, Carl

Carl Ridpath, 28, of Fort Smith was killed instantly at about 10 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a bus on Highway 10 near Birta. Ridpath had moved to Fort Smith about six months ago from Nimrod. Sheriff Herman McCormick said Ridpath's car had slipped off the highway and he apparently was struck as he stood on the highway trying to flag down the bus. McCormick said the driver of the bus said that he was driving through dense pockets of fog and that he didn't see Ridpath until it was too late. No charges have been filed.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ridpath of Nimrod; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Scott and Miss Joyce Ridpath of Nimrod; Mrs. Robert Scott and Miss Joyce Ridpath of Fort Smith, Mrs. H. LO. Dennison of Independence, Mo., Mrs. George Bentley of Little Rock and Mrs. Herman Morris of Nimrod. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 5, 1961)

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