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picture Mrs. Audie (Gaydon) Beard

      Sex: F

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          Death: 7 Feb 1963
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Her obituary was published 14 Feb 1963, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mrs. Audie Beard

Mrs. Audie Gaydon Beard, aged 66 or Shawnee, Okla, died February 7 in a nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gaydon, a member of the Assembly of God Church, and a native of Birta.

She is survived by two daughters of California; one son of Japan, one sister, Mrs. Alma Carson, of Birta, and eight grandchildren.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 14, 1963)


picture Carol (Cochran) Beard

      Sex: F

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          Death: 11 Jun 2011
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Her obituary was published 22 Jun 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carol Beard

Carol Ann Beard, age 48, of Russellville died Saturday, June 11 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

She was born November 9, 1962 in Russellville to James William, Sr. and Billie Dove Rackley Cochran. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father and brothers, David and James, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Jackie Beard, two sons, Chase Beard and Chance Beard both of Russellville; mother, Billie Cochran of Russellville; two grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorial service was Thursday, June 16 in Russellville. Cremation arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 22, 2011)


picture Mildred (Harkey) Bearss

      Sex: F

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          Death: 25 Feb 2010
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Her obituary was published in Find A Grave Memorial# 48954401. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mildred Harkey Bearss

Mildred Harkey Bearss, 77, executive secretary, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas. She was born June 7, 1932, in San Saba, Texas, the daughter of R. T. Harkey and Goldia Cook Harkey.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Bearss of Austin; three sons, Bud Bearss and his wife Christy of Georgetown; Rick Bearss and Chris Bearss of Austin; a daughter, Terri Bearss of Austin; grandchildren, David Bearss and his wife Kelly; Melissa Fowler and her husband Justin; Phillip Bearss, Misty Shugart, Jennifer Shuggart, Joshua Bearss, and Joseph Bearss; great-grandchildren, Haylee Fowler, Scott Fowler, Omeira Shea Bearss, and Gage Bearss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Luther Harkey.

Services were held Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at the China Creek Cemetery, in San Saba County, Texas. Interment followed at China Creek Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Services under the direction of Howell-Doran Funeral Home.

(Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 48954401)


picture Billy Robert Beasley

      Sex: M

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          Death: 3 Aug 2011
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His obituary was published 10 Aug 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Billy Robert Beasley

Billy Robert Beasley, 67, of Blue Mountain, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Booneville, Arkansas.

He was born May 11, 1944 in Dumas, Arkansas to Jess I. Daniel and Velma Loraine (James) Beasley. He was a member of the Blue Mountain Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by one brother, George William Beasley of Ola, Arkansas and one sister, Annie Carolyn Vaughn of Belleville, Arkansas; best friend, Diane Phelps of Havana, Arkansas.

Graveside service was August 6, 2011 at the Mount Zion Cemetery near Briggsville, Arkansas, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 10, 2011)


picture Mrs. Lucy Beck

      Sex: F

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          Death: 1 Mar 1940
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Her obituary was published in Mar 1940, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mrs. Lucy Beck


Mrs. Lucy Beck, 89, mother of Mrs. Zelmer Wiser, Little Rock, died at her home in Oklahoma City, March 1st. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery at McAlester, Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Beck is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Wiser, Mrs. M. C. Hanraty, Mrs. Lena Sain, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. J. H. George, Haileyville, Oklahoma, and a son, Len Beck McAlester, and 17 grand children and five great grand children.

Mrs. Beck was formerly of Havana.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 1940)


picture Wendell Gene Beck, Sr.

      Sex: M

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          Death: 25 Jan 2011
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His obituary was published 2 Feb 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wendell Gene Beck, Sr.

Wendell Gene Beck, Sr., 74, of Magazine, AR, died January 25, 2011.

He was born November 29, 1936 in Seminole, OK., the son of Wendell Elbert Beck and Mildred (Ellington) Beck Westmoreland.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, he was a retiree of the Magazine Fire Dept., the Magazine School Board and a Rural Letter Carrier for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Heritage Addition Church of Christ and a member of the Logan County Cattlemen's Assoc.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Ima Faye Beck; daughters, Donna Helton of Magazine, Debra and Dennis Taylor of Booneville, and Teresa and Benjamin Fuller of Favetteville; son, Wendell Gene Beck, Jr. of Seattle, WA.; sis- ters, Norma Marrs of Sallisaw, OK, Naomi Rhodes of Fort Smith, Linda Beall of Newburgh, IN., Patsy Kennedy of Pocola, OK., and Judy Kay Garrett, of Magazine; brothers, Raymond and Stanley Beck of Magazine, Harold Beck of Greenwood, James Beck of Paris; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was Friday, January 28, 2011 at Booneville Funeral Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 2, 2011)


picture Mary Neil (Cowger) Belcher

      Sex: F

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          Death: 9 Jun 2015
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Her obituary was published 17 Jun 2015, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mary Neil Cowger Belcher

Mary Neil Cowger Belcher, age 87, of Chickalan died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at River Valley Medical Center.

She was born August 29, 1927, at Briggsville to the late Neil B. Cowger and Edna Heffington Cowger. She was a homemaker, attended the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, formerly a secretary in Civil Service at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas, Ft. Sam Houston and Lackland AFB in Texas. During WWII she worked at Cowden Mfg. Co. in Kansas City, MO., Pacific Bell Telephone Company in San Francisco, CA, Pratt Whitney in Kansas City, MO, was a Red Cross Volunteer for eight years, a member of the Dardanelle Garden Club since 1971, a past Director of the Northwest District of the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, a State Chairman several years, also a Life Member of the Federation, a member of Extension Homemakers since 1971, a past District Director of the Northwest District. She is a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Past Matron of Arkansas Valley Chapter #606 of Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Paul "Dick" Belcher and one sister, Corinne Anderson.

Survivors include her children, Betty L. Kelley, Richard N. Belcher and wife O-Ja, Bruce A. Belcher and wife Deborah; sisters, Rebecca Kilgore of Ft. Smith, Betty Sue Young of Ft. Worth, TX; six grandchildren, Ryan T. Holland, Lesley N. Jackson, Kimberlee N. Pepple, Nathan L. Belcher, Allison M. Belcher, Tracy L. Belcher; eight great grandchildren, Delanie Pinchbeck, Luke and Leah Bartlett, Parker Jackson, Taylor Holland, Leo People, Cora Pepple, Lilly Belcher; one great great granddaughter, Leona Pinchbeck.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Benny Harmon officiating. A private buriel was in Chickalah Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at the chapel prior to the service.

Pallbearers were Richard N. Belcher, Bruce A. Belcher, Ryan T. Holland, Nathan L. Belcher.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Members of the #606 Order of Eastern Star.

The family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to all the personnel who had the privilege of caring so generously for our loved one. Dardanelle Nursing Center, Dardanelle Hospital (River Valley Medical Center) St. Mary's Acute Inpatient Rehab and Chambers Memorial Hospital Home Health.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star or First United Methodist Church.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 17, 2015)


picture Richard Paul "Dick" Belcher

      Sex: M

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          Death: 3 Mar 2015
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His obituary was published 11 Mar 2015, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Paul "Dick" Belcher

Richard Paul "Dick" Belcher age 84 of Chickalah died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home. He was born July 7, 1930 in Langloth, Pennsylvania to the late Clarence and Mabel Brown Belcher. He was a Farmer and a United States Air force Veteran where he retired as Chief Master Sergeant from the USAF in January 1970 after serving 22 years in the Staff Judge Advocate Field, serving in Tacoma, WA.; Yuma, AZ.; Madrid, Spain; Vandenberg, AFB, CA.; Barksdale AFB, LA.; Kadena AFB, Okinawa; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii. He also retired from Dow Chemical in 1986.

Richard was a 32nd Degree Mason, a lifetime member of Destiny Lodge-Fairview F&AM, Tacoma, WA. He was a lifetime member and Past Patron of Arkansas Valley Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #606, Russellville. He was also a member of VFW and The Retired Enlisted Association. Richard attended the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edgar Belcher.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Cowger Belcher of Chickalah; three children, Betty Kelley of Chickalah, Rick Belcher and wife O-Ja of Chicago, Bruce Belcher and wife Deborah of Chickalah; three sisters, Zelda Partridge and husband Billy of Glenwood, June Haley of Tennessee, Linda McKay of California; six grandchildren, Ryan Holland of Dardanelle, Lesley Jackson of Dardanelle, Kimberlee Pepple of Virginia, Nathan Belcher of Dardanelle, Allison Belcher of Little Rock, Tracy Belcher of Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Pastor Jim Benfer officiating.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 11, 2015)


picture Mrs. Charles A. Bell

      Sex: F

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          Death: Aug 1965
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Her obituary was published in Aug 1965, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mrs. Charles A. Bell


Havana Couple Die In Florida Tragedy - from the Associated Press

Mrs. Charles A. Bell, 47, of Havana was found beaten to death at Cocoa Beach, Fla, Tuesday and her husband was found dead on the floor of the same room with the telephone in his hand.

The couple had arrived at Cocoa Beach Monday from Yell County to visit their daughter, whose husband, A/1c Richard C. Weir, was being transferred to South Vietnam.

A detective said that Bell, about 50, telephoned the police station Tuesday morning that he had just killed his wife with a hammer. The detective, Lt. John McEckeran, kept Bell on the phone while Air Police at Patrick Air Force Base were alerted. When police arrived Bell was still holding the phone, but was on the floor dead. Mrs. Bell's skull was crushed.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 1965)


picture Tommie Lee Bell

      Sex: M

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          Death: 14 Nov 2015
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His obituary was published 18 Nov 2015, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tommie Lee Bell

Tommie Lee Bell, age 68, of Ola passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.

Tommie was born April 16, 1947, in Moore's Chapel, Arkansas to the late James & Orene Fuchs Bell. He was a retired fork lift operator for Deltic Timber in Ola. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Petit Jean Lodge 298 Ola and a member of the Russellville York Rites.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Carolyn Bonds.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Wood Bell; daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Rick Housley of Dover; Nancy & Steven Vaughn of Belleville; grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlyn and Shane Housley and Kelsi Vaughn; brother-in-law, Larry Bonds of Fayetteville; and a host nieces, family and friends.

Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2105, at Moore's Chapel Church. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, November 16, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers included William Wood, Mike Fox, Nicholas LaRoe, Justin Dunham, Brad Love and Brad Vaughn.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Nov 18, 2015)