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picture Illa Mae (Baker) Blair

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 25 Feb 2007
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• Her obituary was published 27 Feb 2007, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Illa Mae Blair

Illa Mae Blair, 92, of Russellville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of John and Lucy Rankin Baker, she was born May 6, 1914, in Russellville. She was a long time member of Central Presbyterian Church of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Lee Blair; three brothers, Rankin Baker, Guy Baker and Raymond Baker; and two sisters, Ruth Heflie and Betsy Holland.

Survivors include one sister, Lottie Keltner of Benton; one sister-in-law, Mary Baker of Russellville; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m today at Rankin Cemetery in Russellville. The Rev. Ken Kalvesmaki will officiate with burial to follow by Humphrey Funeral Service.

Internet obituary and on-line guest book available at www.humphreyfuneral.com

(The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 27, 2007)


picture Marcille (Smallwood) Blair

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 6 Jan 2013
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• Her obituary was published 10 Jan 2013, Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marcille Blair

Marcille Blair, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord January 6, 2013. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Pete and Bertha (Riley) Smallwood. She attended the Jubilee Church in Waldron.

Marcille is survived by two daughters; Cathy Bingham and husband Guy of Waldron, Arkansas, Melania Daffron and husband Pete of Midland, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Laura Spence, Nathan Bingham, Brian Lott, Jayson Daffron, Jamie Waite and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Guy Bingham, Brandon Lott, Brian Lott and Pete Daffron.

(Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 103209398)


picture Keith Franklin Blakemore



      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Aug 2013
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• His obituary was published 19 Aug 2013, Mountain Home, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keith Franklin Blakemore


Keith Franklin Blakemore, 68 a resident of Norfork, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord on August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1945 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the son of Frank Glen and Martha Laura English Blakemore.

Keith was a corporal with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission where he served as a Crime Scene Tech and held an advanced degree for the same, taught hunters education for 28 years and boating education for 10 years. He was the past president of the Yell County Wildlife Federation, a lifetime member of the NRA, had served as the Vice-President of the Prairie Grove Jaycees and a scoutmaster in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Keith owned and operated Blakemore Sports Shop in Prairie Grove for several years and was the co-owner of JS Boats and custom built many river boats for the rivers he loved - the White River and the North Fork. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and especially loved teaching his grandchildren to fish.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Donna Blakemore; four sons, Scott Blakemore and his wife Julie of Mountain Home, Idaho, Shawn Blakemore and his wife Cindy of Springdale, Arkansas, John Lindley and his wife Mariza of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Greg Lindley and his wife Nicole of Rogers, Arkansas; his mother Martha Blakemore of Mountain Home, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Bayleigh, Cody, Donovan, Gavin, Kayla, Louis, Madilyn, Manuel, Sam, and Tony; two great grandchildren, Braelin and Coby.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Luginbuel Funeral Home in Prairie Grove.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Grove First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas with burial in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers and provide funeral honors at the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Hannah's Hope-the Rosh Jenkins Memorial Fund at Cox Health in honor of brain cancer patients-3525 S National Springfield, MO 65807 attn: Lisa Alexander. The memo line should reference Keith Blakemore for Hannah's Hope. Or to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Online guest book, www.luginbuel.com

(Baxter Bulletin Newspaper, Mountain Home, Arkansas, pub. August 19, 2013)


picture Freddie Blalock

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 24 Aug 2011
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• His obituary was published 31 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

Freddie Blalock

Freddie Blalock, 64, of Ola, AR, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his home in Ola, AR. The son of William and Ida Blalock, he was born November 28, 1946 in Ola, AR. He was a retired lumber grader with Bibler Lumber and worked for the Two Rivers High School in Ola, AR. He was a member of the Ola Methodist Church where he interpreted sermons into sign language for the deaf. He was a role model and a sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank Blalock and Kay Roger Blalock.

Survivors include his brother, Harold Blalock and wife Dean of Plainview, AR; his sister-in-law, Jean Blalock of Russellville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Plainview, AR. Tom Mullins and Joe Yates will officiate. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be at 9:00 am on Saturday, one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Freddie Blalock Scholarship Fund C/o First State Bank of Ola.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 31, 2011)


picture Harry Franklin Blalock

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: Jan 1964
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Events
• His obituary was published in Jan 1964, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Harry Blalock

Harry Franklin Blalock, age 58 of Ola died Sunday at his home. He was an insurance agent, a native of Pope County and a Methodist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pauling Seth of Fort Smith and Mrs. Bill McAlister of Russellville; two brothers, Jack Blalock of London and Newt Blalock of Ola; two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Grain and Mrs. Maude Ruble, both of London; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were held January 7 at the London Methodist Church.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 1964)


picture Dennis Dale Bland

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Jun 2013
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Events
• His obituary was published 26 Jun 2013, On Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dennis Dale Bland

Dennis Dale Bland, 64, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, Texas. He was born March 11, 1949 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Dorman Arthur and Ruth Vaughan Bland. He was preceded in death by his father Dorman Bland and a brother, Michael Bland.

Dennis graduated from Russellville High School in 1967 and Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1971. He was a retired Shift Foreman with Texas Utilities / Luminant Energy, retiring in 2005 after 27 years of service. He was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia and Spanish colonial artifacts. He enjoyed fishing in Canada and model trains. He was an outdoorsman and a faithful Arkansas Razorback and Texas Longhorn fan.

Survivors include his spouse, Dora DeLeon Casas of Rockdale, Texas; children Pedro Casas and wife Sharon of Port Lavaca, Texas; Jessie Casas and wife Amy of Bryan Texas; Rita Casas and fiancι Chris Wallace of Rockdale, Texas; his mother Ruth Bland of Dardanelle, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Christopher Casas and Makayla Mitchell of Rockdale, Texas; McKade and McKason Casas of Bryan, Texas; Ethan & Madilynn Casas of Port Lavaca, Texas; sisters Teresa Bland of Dardanelle; Lea Ann Woods and husband Jerry Don, of Dardanelle; sister-in-law Mary Jean Bland of Jay, New York; nieces Nikki Sandlin and husband John, and their children Jake and Rhett of London, Arkansas; Natalie Tarte and husband Christopher, and their children Hattie, Sam, and Gracie of San Antonio, Texas; Sarah Heil and husband Scott, and their son Logan of Gloucester, Massachusetts; and nephew Matthew Bland of Arlington, Virginia.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 24 at 2 PM at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, Arkansas. The family will receive visitors one hour before services at the Cornwell Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Koman, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or to a charity of the givers choice.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(pub. June 26, 2013, On-Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)


picture Mrs. Susan Bland

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 24 Jan 1962
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Events
• This Obituary was published 1 Feb 1962, 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. Susan Bland

Mrs. Susan Bland, aged 82 of Danville died Wednesday, January 24 in her home. She was born in Perry County, but had lived in Yell County for the last 35 years. She was a member of the Danville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Loyd Bland of Belleville, Lewis Bland of Danville, Leonard Bland of Ft. Smith; one daughter Opal Brewer of Danville; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 1, 1962)


picture Ima Jean (Ornsbey) Blankenship

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 20 May 2014
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Events
• Her obituary was published 28 May 2014, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ima Jean Blankenship

Ima Jean Blankenship, age 88, of Rover departed this life Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Chambers Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 28, 1926 in Briggsville, AR to the late Fred & Bertha Faye Bratten Ornsbey. She was a member of the Plainview First Assembly of God Church and loved working in the church. She was a housewife, loved her garden and making quilts for everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blankenship of 63 years; parents; sister Eva Mae Dickens; and brothers, Bob, Johnny Eugene & Riley Fred Ornsbey.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn & Dennis Gardenhire of Wonderview; Lula & Bob Fowler of Rover; sons & daughters-in-law, Bill & Kathy Blankenship of Milton, FL; RL Blankenship of Rover; Leon & Debra Blankenship of Rover; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo Ornsbey of Rover; sisters & brother-in-law, Ruby Phillips of El Dorado; Martha & Buddy Paine of Russellville; Bonnie Stone of Rover;19 grandchildren,30 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Plainview First Assembly of God Church with Bro Mike Gullett officiating. Burial was at Hunts Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

Pallbearers include her grandsons Michael Blankenship, Robert Blankenship, William Blankenship and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in her honor may be made to her church; First Assembly of God Church PO Box 262 Plainview, AR. 72857

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 28, 2014)


picture Jim D. Blankenship

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 10 Jun 1964
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Events
• His obituary was published in Jun 1964, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jim D. Blankenship

Jim D. Blankenship, age 80, of the Buckville community, died at his home June 10. He was an Adventist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Retta Waver of Perryville and Mrs. Martha E. Bashaw of Buckville; one brother, Joe Blankenship and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Stokes, both of Avenal, Calif; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial were held at Nooner Cemetery June 14 with Rev. George Hooper of Mt. Valley officiating.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1964)


picture Agness Nancy (Littleton) Blaylock

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 24 Oct 2009
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Events
• Her obituary was published 26 Oct 2009, Benton, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Agness Nancy Littleton Blaylock


Agness Nancy Littleton Blaylock, 88, of Benton died Oct. 24, 2009, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant. She was born in Yell County on Aug. 27, 1921, to Raymond and Jennie Tapp Littleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Blaylock; her parents; and four sisters.

Mrs. Blaylock was a retired homemaker and attended New Summit Church of God in Benton. She loved being outdoors and anything to do with nature including gardening.

She is survived by son, Harold (Linda) Blaylock; daughter, Laverne (Archie) Malone; grandchildren, DeWayne (Karen) Blaylock, Teresa Blaylock, Lorraine (Lance) Hicks, Steve (Mary) Malone and Mike (Lisa) Malone; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore's Chapel in Waveland with Saline Memorial Hospice Chaplin Kim Hammer officiating. Interment will follow at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Services provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (315-4047).

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct.26, 2009, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Online guest book:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ ballard.

The family would like to thank the staff at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant for the tender and loving care given to Agness.

(The Benton Courier Newspaper, Benton, Arkansas, pub. Oct 26, 2009)

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