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Strickland, Juanita A. (Atkins)

Juanita A. Strickland, age 76, of Havana, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at her home. She was born September 14, 1938 in Batesville, Arkansas to the late Flynn G. & Clara A. Solomon Adkins.

She was preceded in death by her father & mother; husband, Wayne Strickland; son Jay Sparks; daughter Elizabeth Wilkins; two brothers and one sister; and granddaughter, Heather Bradley.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Robyn & Daniel Taylor of Havana; Nancy & Glenn Smith of Booneville; sons, Raymon Sparks and Daynion Sparks both of Bonneville; step-children, Carla, Tonya, and Bobby Strickland; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at Mountain Grove in Sugar Grove at a later date. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Dec 24, 2014)

Strickland, Wanda (Green)

Wanda G. Strickland, 89, of Overland Park, KS, passed away January 6, 2013. Wanda was born November 21, 1923, in Perry, Arkansas, to A. B. and Lanta (McGhee) Green. She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teacher's College. After which she taught in the Plainview-Rover School District. In 1945 she met her husband William A. Strickland, Jr. They were married June 2, 1946.

Wanda was preceded in death by a son, William Alva (Dub) Strickland, and a daughter-in-law Anita Strickland.

She is survived by her husband William A. Strickland, Jr.; sons Robert A. Strickland (Ellen), son, David A. Strickland; daughter-in-law Wanda Reece Strickland, and three grandchildren; Lea, Rebekah, and Matthew. Contributions in memory of Wanda may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lenexa United Methodist Church, 9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215.

A visitation will be held Wed., January 9th beginning at 12 noon at Lenexa United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm also at the church. A reception will be held after the funeral. Burial will be Sat., January 12th, at 11:00 am in McGhee Cemetery near Perry, AR, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Morrilton, Arkansas. Condolences may be left at www.amosfamily.com (Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory 913-631-5566) (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 9, 2013)

Strickland, William Alexander

William Alexander Strickland, Jr., age 89, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 21, 2013, at Lakeview Village. He was the first born of three children to William A. and Kathleen Turner, who entered this world on July 25, 1923, in Dover, Arkansas. In 1929 he moved with his family to Atkins and then to Plainview in 1938, where his father owned and operated a general drug store for the remainder of his life. In 1939, with the encouragement of his father he began his freshman year at Arkansas Tech, Russellville, Arkansas, and the following year he entered the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis and graduating nine continuous academic quarters later on February 10, 1943. Immediately thereafter, The Memphis Draft Board assigned him to the U.S. Naval Corp a Covington, Tennessee. Instruction, training and academics were taught at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, the University of Iowa; additional training at Norman, Oklahoma resulted in advanced flight status. The Japanese Military capitulation on July 26, 1945 brought to a halt advanced Navy flight duty and he was released from military duty. On June 2, 1946 he married Wanda Green in the Plainview Methodist Church in Arkansas, and then moved to Hot Springs where he worked as a representative for the Upjohn Company. In 1947 they had a son, William Alva. In 1950, they relocated to Madison, Wisconsin for William to enter the University of Wisconsin to enroll in graduate school to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry (Pharmaceutics). While living in Madison, they were blessed with two more sons-namely Robert Allen and David Arnold. The Ph.D. degree was granted by the University of Wisconsin in June 1955. Upon receiving his Ph.D. he taught at the University Of Arkansas School Of Pharmacy until offered the Dean's position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in July 1967 where he remained until he retired in June, 1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda; and a son, William Alva "Dub" Strickland.

Survivors include two sons, David A. Strickland of St. Louis, Missouri, and Robert Allen Strickland of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; brother, Kerry Strickland of Greenbrier; and a sister Kathleen Bell of Russellville.

Funeral services were June 27, 2013, at the Plainview United Methodist Church. Burial was at McGhee Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 17, 2013)

Strickland, William Alexander

William Alexander Strickland, Jr., age 89, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 21, 2013, at Lakeview Village. He was the first born of three children to William A. and Kathleen Turner, who entered this world on July 25, 1923, in Dover, Arkansas. In 1929 he moved with his family to Atkins and then to Plainview in 1938, where his father owned and operated a general drug store for the remainder of his life. In 1939, with the encouragement of his father he began his freshman year at Arkansas Tech, Russellville, Arkansas, and the following year he entered the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis and graduating nine continuous academic quarters later on February 10, 1943. Immediately thereafter, The Memphis Draft Board assigned him to the U.S. Naval Corp a Covington, Tennessee. Instruction, training and academics were taught at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, the University of Iowa; additional training at Norman, Oklahoma resulted in advanced flight status. The Japanese Military capitulation on July 26, 1945 brought to a halt advanced Navy flight duty and he was released from military duty. On June 2, 1946 he married Wanda Green in the Plainview Methodist Church in Arkansas, and then moved to Hot Springs where he worked as a representative for the Upjohn Company. In 1947 they had a son, William Alva. In 1950, they relocated to Madison, Wisconsin for William to enter the University of Wisconsin to enroll in graduate school to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry (Pharmaceutics). While living in Madison, they were blessed with two more sons-namely Robert Allen and David Arnold. The Ph.D. degree was granted by the University of Wisconsin in June 1955. Upon receiving his Ph.D. he taught at the University Of Arkansas School Of Pharmacy until offered the Dean's position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in July 1967 where he remained until he retired in June, 1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda; and a son, William Alva "Dub" Strickland.

Survivors include two sons, David A. Strickland of St. Louis, Missouri, and Robert Allen Strickland of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; brother, Kerry Strickland of Greenbrier; and a sister Kathleen Bell of Russellville.

Funeral services were June 27, 2013, at the Plainview United Methodist Church. Burial was at McGhee Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on July 17, 2013)

Strnad, Ernest Allen

Ernest Allen Strnad, age 59, of Dardanelle, AR, died Friday. He was born January 13, 1938 in Dardanelle, AR. He was the son of the late Mary Ginger Strnad, a farmer of the Arkansas National Guard and retired from Dow Chemical in Russellville.

Survivors are two sons, Bobby and Scott Strnad both of Dardanelle; a daughter, Bonita Freeman of Russellville; adopted daughter, Heather Hall of Louisiana; father, Paul J. Strnad of Dardanelle; three brothers, Paul and Stanley Strnad both of Dardanelle and Jimmy Strnad of Houston, TX; a sister, Mary Lou Qualls of Dardanelle; seven grandchildren and three adopted grandchildren.

Graveside service was Monday at the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, October 22, 1997)


Strnad, Lola Faye (Boothe)

DARDANELLE - Lola Faye Strnad, 76, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 22, 2013 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born September 25, 1936 at Carden Bottoms to the late Hoyt and Abie Eubanks Boothe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wade Boothe; one sister, Ola Campbell; one nephew, Randy Campbell.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Strnad of Dardanelle; son and daughter-in-law, Paul J. and Melinda Strnad of Russellville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Bill Smith of Dardanelle, Paula Wilson of Russellville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. April 23, 2013, online @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Strnad, Paul Edwin

Paul Edwin Strnad age 77 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born March 2, 1936 at Dardanelle to the late Paul Joseph George and Mary Cinger Strnad. He was a Catholic, member of the Army National Guard for 10 years and an employee of Tyson for 43 years where he was a chiller operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lola Strnad; one brother Ernest Strnad.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul J. and Melinda Strnad of Russellville, Arkansas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Bill Smith of Dardanelle, Paula Wilson of Russellville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 20, 2013 at Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,pub. September 19, 2013, online @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

Strnad, Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph Strnad, age 96, of Dardanelle, AR died Saturday, September 8, 2001 at the Dardanelle Hospital. He was born January 25, 1905 in Dardanelle, AR, the son of the late Joseph and Barbara Smolik Strnad. He was a farmer, carpenter and a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; a son Ernest Strnad; three half-sisters, Josie Chapp, Mary Klouber and Anna Vetrosky.

Survivors include his sons, Paul E., Jimmy Lee and Stanley Strnad all of Dardanelle, AR; a daughter, Mary Lou Qualls, Dardanelle, AR; a sister, Rose House of Dardanelle, AR; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was September 11, 2001 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Deacon Veo Condley of St. Augustines Parish officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 12, 2001)


Strode, Mary Alice

Mary Alice Strode, age 94, of Belleville, AR was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 4, 2008. She was born to Lee and Nina Hudson Brock, September 20, 1913 near Piney, in Johnson County. She married W. H. "Bill" Strode on September 16, 927 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She came to know the Lord when she was 12 years old in Henryetta, OK. She attended Christians Meeting in the Name of The Lord Assembly in Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two daughters, Willie Mae Strode and Shirley Mae Strode; a nephew, Jackie Brock (raised by Mary); a sister, Leola Brock; four brothers, Phil Brock, Sam Brock, Jack Brock and Gene Brock.

She is survived by a daughter, Pearlie & husband Victor Flesher of Belleville; a niece Patty (also raised by Mary) and husband Don and daughter Kathryn Condley of Appleton; a sister, Lou Brown of Little Rock and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was March 8, 2008 at Humphrey Chapel with Bro. Donnie Grisham and Bro. Will Throwbridge officiating. Burial was in the Brock Cemetery at London, by Humphrey Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 12, 2008)


Stroh, Virginia Elsie

Virginia Elsie Stroh, age 73 of Russellville, died Sunday May 18, 2003 at her home in Russellville. She was born March 6, 1930 in Alton, Illinois to the late Raymond and Mattie Smith Ducan. She was a homemaker, mother and waitress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McGowan.

Survivors are 7 daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Donnie Cagle and Judy Gowen all of Russellville, Patty Rodriguez and Susan Rodriguez both of Independence, Missouri, Carol and Mario Corona of Black Springs, Texas, Bernadine and Richard Wellington of Belton, Missouri, Keri and Doug Stech of Romeoville, Illinois; 2 sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marcie Rodriguez of Ottawa, Illinois, John H. McGowan of Denver, Colorado; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003)


Strother, Billy

Billy Strother, age 14, a resident of Plainview, AR died Friday, June 15, 2001 in an automobile accident of Highway 60 at Plainview, AR. He was born on July 12, 1986 at Little Rock, AR to Donald and Karen Strother. He was a student at Plainview High School,

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Gene Strother, paternal grandfather, Buck Strother, maternal grandparents Hilton & Mary Roach and an aunt, Donita Lou Strother.

He is survived by his mother, Karen Strother of Plainview, AR; a brother, Paul Steven Mercer of Plainview, AR; two sisters, Mary Nacole and Mindy Lou Strother both of Plainview, AR; paternal grandmother, Betty Lou Sharp of Lake Jackson, TX also many aunts, uncles, other family members and many friends.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM today, Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at the Plainview School Auditorium officiating by Rev. David Rumsey. Burial will be at the Salem Cemetery at Plainview, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Wayne & Billy Strother Memorial Fund, First State Bank, Plainview or Ola. Pallbearers will be George Roach, Alvin Roach, Tony Burfield, Bobo Roberson, Michael Via and Eric Johnson (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 20, 2001)


Strother, Wayne

Wayne Strother, age 16, a resident of Plainview, AR, did Friday, June 15, 2001 in an automobile accident on Highway 60 at Plainview, AR. He was born June 10, 1985 at DeQueen, AR to Donald and Karen Strother. He was a student at Plainview High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Gene Strother, paternal grandfather Buck Strother, maternal grandparents, Hilton & Mary Roach and an aunt, Donita Lou Strother.

He is survived by, his mother, Karen Strother of Plainview, AR; one brother, Paul Steven Mercer, Jr. of Plainview, AR; two sisters, Mary Nacole and Mindy Lou Strother both of Plainview, AR; paternal grandmother, Betty Lou Sharp of Lake Jackson, TX also many aunts, uncles, other family members and many friends.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM today, Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at the Plainview School Auditorium officiating by Rev. David Rumsey. Burial will be at the Salem Cemetery at Plainview, AR under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Wayne & Billy Strother Memorial Fund, First State Bank, Plainview or Ola. Pallbearers will be Steve Mercer, Loyd Scott, Lawrence Brown, Gary Gettle, Johnny Warmke and Shannon Chafin. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, June 20, 2001)


Stroud, Betty (Infant)

Infant Betty Stroud - 2 lb. 4 oz. Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Stroud Jr. died six and one-half hours after birth at the Paris hospital Sunday, November26.

Services were held at Mt Salem Monday by Rev. Fritz E. Goodbar.

Mrs. Stroud is reported to be in a serious condition. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, November 30, 1950)


Stroud, James Wesley"

James Wesley" Stroud, Jr. age 84 of Danville, died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Scott County, Arkansas on April 1, 1917 to the late James Wesley and Mary Evelyn Cockrall Stroud Sr. He was a retired farmer, a WWII Army Veteran, a Deacon and a member of the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Myrtle Elizabeth Stroud and two brothers, Robert C. Stroud, and John David Stroud.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred S. Hancock of Danville, and Evelyn S. Clifton of Memphis, Tennessee. Also several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 2:00 p. m. at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Paul Newton and Reverend Henry Martin officiating. Burial was in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Douglas, James Hancock, Michael Clifton, Michael Stroud, Charles Carr, and Corkey McConnell. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 13, 2002)


Stroud, John David

John David Stroud, age 77, of Tulsa, OK passed away, Wednesday, September 1, 1999. He was born on October 9, 1921 in Huntington, AR to James Wesley and Mary Evelyn Stroud. He was a route salesman for the Wonder Bread Co. for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Rebecca Stroud and a brother, Robert Stroud.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey of the home; two daughters, Judy Evans of Tulsa, OK and Becky Hubbard of Chelsea, OK; three stepdaughters, Lynda Little of Broken Arrow, OK, Martha Cox of Dallas, TX and Joy Lee Haught of Nowata, OK and a step-son, Tim Hooper of Austin, TX; two sisters, Mildred Hancock of Danville, AR and Evelyn Clifton of Memphis, TN; one brother, James Wesley Stroud Jr. of Danville, AR; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service was September 4, 1999 at Crosstown Church of Christ Tulsa). Interment was in Floral haven Cemetery under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors, Woodland Chapel Tulsa, OK. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 8, 1999)


Stroud, Mary Evelyn (Cochrall)

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Cochrall Stroud, aged 69, of near Danville died at the Yell County Hospital on January 10.

She is survived by her husband, James Wesley Stroud, Sr., three sons, James Wesley Jr. of Belleville, Robert of Jacksonville, and John David of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Bud) Hancock of Danville and Mrs. Walter Lewis Clifton, Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, one sister and eight grandchildren. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Jan 12, 1961)

Stroud, Myrtle Elizabeth

Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Stroud, age 77, of Belleville, AR, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR. She was born July 10, 1922 on Mt. Magazine, AR to the late Monroe and Elizabeth Bregger Hignight. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wesley Stroud; one brother, Claude Hignight of Shreveport, LA; two nieces, Kathy Pulfoy of Los Angeles, CA and Claudia Ann Mortin of Shreveport, LA.

Services were September 24, 1999 at the Ranger Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Latham and Rev. Paul Newton officiating. Interment was in the Upper Spring Creek Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home or Danville, AR. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, September 29, 1999)


Stroud, Ted

Ted Stroud, formerly of Morrilton, of Texas passed away. He is the brother-in-law of Norma and Glen Mott of Havana.

A Memorial Service will be held in Morrilton at the Downtown Church of Church, Sunday at 2 p. m. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 14, 2010)


Stroud, Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis Stroud, 58, formerly of Morrilton, entered into eternal rest on July 11, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 19, 1951 to Wylie and Minnie Stroud in Morrilton, AR.

He is preceded in death by his parents; half brothers, Audie and Dale Stroud; half sister, Marie Branch.

He is survived by his loving family wife, Brenda Stroud; son, Aaron Stroud; daughter, Alisha Stroud; grandson, Aaron Michael Stroud; brother, Max Stroud; sister, Patricia Kirtley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Downtown Church of Christ in Morrilton, AR. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity. Cremations arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home of Harlingen, TX. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010)


Stroude, Callie Donnie

Mrs. Callie Donnie Stroude, age 53, died at her home near Belleville on Sunday February 13, 1955. She was born at London, Ark., a daughter of the fate Robert Gibson and Delnora Price Gibson. She was a member of the Wilson Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, T. L. Stroude, of Belleville and uncle and several nieces and nephews. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, YELL COUNTY RECORD, 50 Yrs Ago, Danville, Arkansas - Originally published on Thursday, February 24, 1955)


Struthers, Bessie May

Miss Bessie May Struthers, age 49, of Belleville, died Wednesday, October 8, 1986 at Mitchell Nursing Home of Danville. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the daughter of the late Lee and Bertha Jones Struthers.

She is survived by four sisters, Jessie Moore of Belleville, Beulah Pruitt and Marieta Baragona of Wichita, Kansas, and Lela Grimes of Houston, TX, one brother, Allen Struthers of Collins, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday, October 10 at Cornwell Chapel at Dardanelle with Grover Martin officiating. Interment was in Blue Mountain Cemetery at Blue Mountain, AR.

Services were in care of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Stubbs, Donnagean Dutton

Donnagean Dutton Stubbs, born December 27, 1919, widow of James L. Stubbs and a native of Missouri, passed from this life Thursday. March 25, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Lowell, Milton and John Dutton; one grandson, Matthew Hicks.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Bates; sister-in-law, Virginia Stubbs of Ft. Smith; three grandchildren, Bridgette, Reagon, and Heath Hicks; five great-grandchildren, Nick, Cole, Christina, Haden and Haley; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Graveside services were Monday, March 29, 2010 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 South 2nd Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Pallbearers were Bobbie Willis, Jimmy Ellis, C. L. "Chuck" Dawson, Bobby Loyd, Bob Bata and Wayne Riding. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fidelity Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas; Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010)


Stubbs, Jack D.

FORT SMITH - Funeral for Jack D. Stubbs, age 66, of Fort Smith, who died Wednesday, June 18, 1986 was at Roebuck Chapel at Fort Smith. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery by Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

He was the brother of James Lee Stubbs of Dardanelle.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church at Fort Smith. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 1986)


Stubbs, James Lee

James Lee Stubbs, age 87, of Dardanelle, AR died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at Dardanelle Hospital. He was born June 11, 1913 in Dardanelle, AR, the son of the late James Dalton and Mary Ellen Hames Stubbs. He was an Air Force Veteran of WWII, owner of Dardanelle Insurance Agency, a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a Yell County Justice of the Peace for over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Donnagean Dutton Stubbs; a daughter, Patricia Bates of Oklahoma City, OK; a nephew, Jack Stubbs, Jr. of Dallas, TX; a niece, Ellen Stubbs, Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren, Heath Hicks, Columbus, OH, Reagon Hicks, Tulsa, OK and Bridgette Hicks of Hollywood Beach, FL; five great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Virginia Stubbs of Ft. Smith, AR.

Service was August 26, 2000 at the Dardanelle First Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Cowling officiating. Burial was in the Brearley Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, AR. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 118 South 2nd, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, August 30, 2000)


Sturdavant, George Washington, (Sturdivant)

Mr. G. W. Sturdavant died here this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Haney. He was the oldest man in this section, perhaps in Yell County, being 93 years, one month and 14 days of age.

The remains were conveyed to Chickalah Village and interred in the family burial ground. Mr.

Sturdivant is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Haney, of Havana, and Mrs. Mollie Hames, of Ranger, and two sons, Dr. John Sturdavant, of Oklahoma, and Thos. V. Sturdavant, of Sulphur Springs. Mr. Sturdavant was an upright man and a splendid citizen, and the entire County mourns his loss. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Mar 30, 1922)

Sturdivant, Bob

Bob Sturdivant, 70, of OKC, passed away July 11, 1996. Born May 16, 1926 in Belleville, Ark. to Elbert and Ethel Sturdivant. Bob was a retired real estate agent and a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, serving in both the Army & the Air Force. He graduated from OSU with an Agronomy degree where he was listed on the Deans Honor Roll. He was a member of the DAV & VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Claudia Ann Sturdivant.

He is survived by his wife, Marella of the home; son, David and wife Susan Sturdivant of Shawnee, OK; daughter, Cynthia Sturdivant of OKC; brother, Tom Sturdivant of OKC; brother-in-law, George and wife Peggy Burch of Tyler, TX; sister-in-law, Margie Malone of Vinton, LA; granddaughters, Michelle & Heather ; and several nieces & nephews.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Mon. July 15, 1996 at the South Colonial Chapel. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Jul 14, 1996)

Sturdivant, Elbert E. "Pete"

Elbert E. "Pete" Sturdivant, of Oklahoma City, passed away October 24, 1991, in Tulsa, at the age of 86, following a brief illness. Pete was born February 2, 1905 in Yell County, AR, the son of Thomas V. and Elvia Sturdivant. He was a longtime Tinker Air Force Base employee. Pete was active in Capitol Hill baseball and softball until 1986. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; 2 sons, Bobby Joe and Tom, both of OKC; grandchildren, Tom, Paul, David and Cindy Sturdivant; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Maude and Bessie Sturdivant of Dardanelle, AR.

Pete was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Claudia.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m. in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Oct 25, 1991)

Sturdivant, Elvia (George)

Mrs. Elvie Sturdivant, 82, wife of T. V. Sturdivant, died at the family home here Friday night, following an illness of 15 months, which rendered her speechless and bedfast since that time. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include, her husband, three sons, C. C. and H. H. Sturdivant of Kansas City; and E. E. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. Seth Murdock, and Mrs. Bessie Green, both of Dardahelle; five brothers, I. L. George, Muskogee; Dr. L. J. George, Stewart, Okla.; Tom George, Stewart; Albert George, Tyler, Texas and Hiram George, Corpus Christy, Texas; one sister, Mrs. L. W. Thompson, Tyler, Texas. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Church of Christ, Saturday at 2:00, by Eld. Lucian Farrior officiating. Burial was in the Chickalah cemetery, under direction of Cornwell Funeral Service. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Sept 9, 1954 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)

Sturdivant, Ethel (Mrs.)

Ethel Sturdivant went to be with the Lord on December 1, 1995 in Oklahoma City at the age of 90. She was born March 18, 1905 in Bellville, Ar. on December 5, 1924. She married Pete Sturdivant. She came to Oklahoma in 1930 from Arkansas. Ethel was a longtime practical nurse and also a member of the Oakcrest Church of Christ. The Christmas Season was her favorite time of the year.

She was preceded in death by her husband and granddaughter, Claudia.

Ethel is survived by her sons, Bobby Joe and Tom, both of OKC, her grandchildren, Tom, Paul, David, Cindy, Jeff, Amy and 12 great grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Deember 4, 1995 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Obituary was published on Dec 4, 1995)

Sturdivant, Vera Lee

Miss Vera Lee Sturdivant, aged 22 years, 9 months, and four days, who was instantly killed in an automobile wreck Sunday morning, November 9, 1941, on highway 22 near the city limits, was laid to rest in the Chickalah Cemetery Monday afternoon. Rev. George Housley, Pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services. Miss Sturdivant was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sturdivant, of the Sulphur Springs community. She was born February 5, 1919. She finished high school in Dardanelle in 1938. The following year she completed a business course in Oklahoma City, Okla. Returning to Dardanelle in the fall of 1939, she was employed at Camp Travis Cafe for several months. At the time of her death she was employed at the White Castle Cafe in Dardanelle, having been with this firm for over a year. The passing of this fine Christian, young lady is indeed tragic and will be a sad shock to all who knew her. Possessed of a lovely character, a cheery smile and friendliness for everyone she numbered her friends by her acquaintances. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent and brought by her host of friends and relatives who mourn her passing.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Seth Murdock and Mrs. Hazel Green, of Dardanelle; three brothers, Claude C. Sturdivant, Kansas City, Mo., H. H. ("Toy") Sturdivant, Strong City, Kans., and E. E. ("Pete") Sturdivant, Oklahoma City, Okla. The Post-Dispatch joins with the many friends of this young lady in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents, brothers, sisters and relatives. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org,Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, Obituary was published on Nov 13, 1941)

Sturgis, Logan L.

Logan L. Sturgis, Jr. 79 of Havana, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 20, 1927 to Logan L. and Lonnie Florence Surber Sturgis. He served in the United States Army, was a retired nurse anesthetist, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. A member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, a former member of the Danville Lions Club and the Western Yell County Ruritan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles Louis Sturgis, and a sister Frances Ann Duett.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Carol Potter Sturgis; three sons, Leslie Sturgis of Hillsboro, OR, Leland Rex Sturgis of Lyman, SC and Peter Allyn Sturgis of Varaboo, WI; and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10:00 a. m. Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, March 1, 2006)


Sturtevant, Winfred Lyle

DARDANELLE - Winfred Lyle Sturtevant, former editor and publisher of the Dardanelle Post Dispatch, died Thursday, February 13, 1986 at his home on Bay Ridge Drive near Dardanelle. Sturtevant was born in July 1, 1907, in Garden City, Kan. He graduated from high school in Garden City. He attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D. C. He was a five-sport college letterman football, baseball, track, basketball and tennis. He excelled in football and track and after graduation he played football three seasons for what is now the Washington Redskins. He did post-graduate studies at Eastern Law School and American University in Washington, D. C. He was employed for 15 years as district manager and program director with the Rural Electrification Administration in Washington and in Alabama. He played a major role in introducing the REA program traveling around the country showing farm families the benefits of electricity. For nine years he was mid-west district sales manager for Kaiser Aluminum in Kansas City and Chicago. He and his wife, Alice E. "Suzie, bought the Dardanelle Post Dispatch in 1960. They owned and operated the newspaper until 1976, when it was sold to family members. He owned the Grant City, Mo. Times Tribune from 1964 until 1981. While at Dardanelle he was a co-founder of KCAB Radio Station and helped form the Bay. Ridge Boat and Golf Club. He served terms on the board of the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce and the Dardanelle Rotary Club. He was the first recipient of the Chamber's Pillar of Progress Award in 1980. In 1978, after his retirement, he lent his services to the city of Dardanelle as administrative assistant to Mayor Dana Merritt. He had charge of application for and administration of federal grants for the city including the city's downtown park, in which he took a particular interest.

Survivors include his wife; a son, James H, Sturtevant of Dardanelle; two daughters, Jane S. Freeman and Judith L. Stocks, both of Dardanelle, and seven grandchildren, Linda J. Freeman of Dallas, Lt. James D. Freeman, of the U. S. Army in Alabama, Joey Stocks of Little Rock, Jill Stocks of Dardanelle, Ann, Kelly and Michael Sturtevant of Dardanelle.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery ay Cornwell Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the perpetual upkeep of Dardanelle's Downtown City Park at either Dardanelle Bank or at the City Hall. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/14/1986)


Sturtevant, Winfred Lyle

COURIER DEMOCRAT Russellville, Arkansas-- Sturtevant, former publisher, is dead DARDANELLE - Winfred Lyle Sturtevant, former editor and publisher of the Dardanelle Post Dispatch, died Thursday, February 13, 1985 at his home on Bay Ridge Drive near Dardanelle. Sturtevant was born in July 1, 1907, in Garden City, Kan. He graduated from high school in Garden City. He attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D. C. He was a five-sport college letterman football, baseball, track, basketball and tennis. He excelled in football and track and after graduation he played football three seasons for what is now the Washington Redskins. He did post-graduate studies at Eastern Law School and American University in Washington, D. C. He was employed for 15 years as district manager and program director with the Rural Electrification Administration in Washington and in Alabama. He played a major role in introducing the REA program - traveling around the country showing farm families the benefits of electricity. For nine years he was Midwest district sales manager for Kaiser Aluminum in Kansas City and Chicago. He and his wife, Alice E. "Suzie, bought the Dardanelle Post Dispatch in 1960. They owned and operated the newspaper until 1976, when it was sold to family members. He owned the Grant City, Mo. Times Tribune from 1964 until 1981. While at Dardanelle he was a cofounder of KCAB Radio Station and helped form the Bay Ridge Boat and Golf Club. He served terms on the board of the Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce and the Dardanelle Rotary Club. He was the first recipient of the Chamber's Pillar of Progress Award in 1980. In 1978, after his retirement, he lent his services to the city of Dardanelle as administrative assistant to Mayor Dana Merritt. He had charge of application for and administration of federal grants for the city including the city's downtown park, in which he took a particular interest.

Survivors include his wife; a son, James H. Sturtevant of Dardanelle; two daughters, Jane S. Freeman and Judith L. Stocks, both of Dardanelle, and seven grandchildren, Linda J. Freeman of Dallas, Lt. James D. Freeman of the U. S. Army in Alabama, Joey Stocks of Little Rock, Jill Stocks of Dardanelle, Ann, Kelly and Michael Sturtevant of Dardanelle.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. Saturday it Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery y Cornwell Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the perpetual upkeep of Dardanelle's Downtown City Park at either Dardanelle Bank or at the City Hall. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Submitted by: Patron, Newspaper: , 2/14/1986)


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