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picture Grace Elizabeth (Bland) Brewer

      Sex: F

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          Death: 5 Oct 2006
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This Obituary was published 11 Oct 2006, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grace Brewer


Grace Elizabeth (Bland) Brewer, age 95, of Danville, AR, died Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville.

She was a native of Perry County and the daughter of the late Grant and Susan (Black) Bland. At age 15 she moved with her family to Yell County living in Belleville and Havana until 1958 then they moved to Danville. She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse's aide at Mitchell's Nursing Home for many years. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Danville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Opal Brewer in December 1990 after nearly 55 years of marriage, her parents, three adult brothers, Loyd, Lewis and Leonard Bland; two infant brothers and a small sister.

Survivors include five nephews and seven nieces and many great-nephews, nieces and several cousins.

Service was October 9 at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Vosburg officiating. Burial was in Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Pallbearers were Tommy and Larry Lane, Bruce, Greg and Brian Bland and Jarrod Bland.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Oct 11, 2006)


picture Lyda Bell (Hawkins) Brewer

      Sex: F

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          Death: Aug 2008
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Her obituary was published 31 Aug 2008, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lyda Brewer


DUMAS - Lyda Bell Brewer, 82, of Dumas died Thursday in Dumas.

She was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Yell County, Ark., a daughter of the late Charlie and Lydia Hawkins, a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Brewer of Coos Bay, Ore.; a brother, Billy Fred Hawkins of Coos Bay; two sisters, Estelle Brewer of Dumas and Lillian Potter of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rick Sellers officiating in Dark Corner Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.



picture Opal Brewer

      Sex: M

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          Death: 17 Dec 1990
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This Obituary was published 19 Dec 1990, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opal Brewer

Opel Brewer, age 84, of Danville, AR died Monday, December 17, 1990 at the Yell County Hospital. He was a native of Havana, AR, son of the late Thadus and Mary Jane Farrington Brewer. He was a retired poultry farm worker, and a member of the Havana Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Bland Brewer of Danville; one sister, Inez Robinson of Danville and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19th in the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Danville with Bro. Luther Riddle officiating. Burial was in the Havana Cemetery at Havana, AR. Arrangements and services by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 19, 1990)


picture Wanda Mae (Birkhead) Brewer



      Sex: F

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          Death: 4 Dec 2013
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Her obituary was published 7 Dec 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

Wanda Brewer


Wanda Mae Brewer, age 92, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1921 at New Blaine to the late Oran B. and Emma Ann McReynolds Birkhead. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Brewer; brothers, Lowell Birkhead, Wayne Birkhead, Keith Birkhead and sister, Zola Pilgreen.

Survivors include three nephews, Dean Birkhead and wife Janis of Dardanelle, Larry Birkhead of Dallas, TX, Terry Pilgreen and wife Sherri of Wichita, KS; two nieces, Mavis Welsh and husband Don of Maumelle, Becky Birkhead of Springdale; five great nieces and nephews; eight great great nieces and nephews and seven great great great nieces and nephews. Wanda was a lifelong resident of the Dardanelle Community, with a temporary move to Wichita, Kansas when she worked for the Boeing Aircraft Company during World War II. She also was employed for many years at Love's Flower Shop in Dardanelle.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Jim Benfer officiating. Visitation will be held after the service.

Pallbearers will be Kip Welsh, Wayne Harper, Jordan Harper, Roxanne Harper, Jay Pilgreen and Kate Pilgreen.

Flowers will be accepted at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834.

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

(pub. Dec 7, 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)


picture Wanda Mae (Birkhead) Brewer



      Sex: F

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          Death: 4 Dec 2013
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Her obituary was published 11 Dec 2013, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wanda Brewer

Wanda Mae Brewer, age 92, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at River Valley Medical Center.

She was born February 14, 1921 at New Blaine to the late Oran B. and Emma Ann McReynolds Birkhead.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Brewer; brothers, and sister.

Survivors include three nephews, two nieces; five great nieces and nephews; eight great great nieces and nephews and seven great great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Jim Benfer officiating. Visitation will be held after the service.

Flowers will be accepted at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834.

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

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 11, 2013)


picture William Edward Brewer

      Sex: M

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          Death: Apr 1963
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His obituary was published in May 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

William Edward Brewer

William Edward Brewer, aged 83, a resident of Chickalah, died at his home Thursday. He was a native of Yell County, a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Malinda Robinson Brewer; two sons, Wiley H. Brewer of Chickalah and Glendal R. Brewer of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Lane of Kansas City; a half-brother, Lucian Wiggins of Elk City, Okla., and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Chickalah Church of Christ Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Minister Dewey McDowell of Dardanelle Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in Chickalah Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.

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


picture Violet Frances (Simmons) Brewster



      Sex: F

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          Death: 3 Jan 2013
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Her obituary was published in Jan 2013, On Line @ http://www.davis-smith.com. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Violet Frances Brewster


Violet Frances Brewster, of Hot Springs, passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 3, 2013, after a brief illness at the age of 89.

She was born on January 31, 1923, in Plainview, Arkansas, the daughter of H.G. Simmons and Malinda Raper Simmons. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Nina Gale Curtis Williams; three husbands, James Alvin Curtis, John A. Miller and Jewel H. Brewster; four brothers, William, Gene, R.L. and Kenneth Simmons; and one sister, Oral Raper.

She and her family moved to Hot Springs from Plainview in 1934. She was a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church. She loved watching basketball; it was her favorite pastime, especially the Lakers.

She is survived by her five children, Lynn Curtis Young (Joe David), Rex Curtis, Jonne Miller Doster (John), Jeannie Miller Huegel (Greg) and Janice Brewster; one son-in-law, Stanley H. Williams; her sister and best friend, Ina Burton; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, January 7, 2013, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with Alan Coker and Dale Justus officiating.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sunday afternoon.

Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.

Pallbearers will be Jon McLarty, Starr Fenner, David Grissom, Kevin Smith, John Pankey, Richard Goodrum and Mark Lane. A special thank you to Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Neeraj Bharany, Dr. Michael Gersch, Dr. Adam Stibich, and the entire staff of National Park Medical Center ICU.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com

(Obituary On-Line - courtesy of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs, Arkansas)


picture Laino (Haire) Brice

      Sex: F

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          Death: 1951
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Her obituary was published 13 Dec 1951, 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. Laino Brice

Mrs. Laino Brice last rites were conducted November 23 in the Madera Funeral Home. Mrs. Brice, 39, of Madera, Calif., who died Wednesday of injuries suffered Sunday in an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, Ivan Brice; her father, H. W. Haire of Madera; four brothers Charles, James and Vernon Haire of Madera and Arvie Haire of Moore, Okla., and two sisters, Mrs. Syble Lampkins of Madera and Mrs. Ola Rorax of Visalia, Calif.

Mrs. Brice, formerly Laino Haire, was born and raised in Yell County.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 13, 1951)


picture Imogene (Leach) Bridges



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          Death: 10 Mar 2012
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Her obituary was published 14 Mar 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imogene Bridges

Imogene Bridges, 95, of Little Rock, formerly of Plainview died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock.

She was born July 4, 1916 in Plainview, AR to Barbra Allen and Ola Breashears Leach. She was a homemaker and farmer and a member of Plainview United Methodist Church. For many years she was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and Home Demonstration Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayes Dale Bridges and son, Bill Bridges.

Survivors include three children, Virginia Zank & husband, Dale of Branson, MO, Bob Bridges & wife, Ann of Little Rock, Judy Chastain & husband, Charles of Little Rock; 7 grandchildren, Cindy Kugel & partner, Jeff Dalrymple of Siloam Springs, Missy Couch & husband, James of Siloam Springs, Matthew Bridges & wife, Ann of Richmond, VA, Sara Chastain of Little Rock, Amy Bridges of Washington, DC, Heather Xayavongsa & husband, Luck of Fort Smith, Chris Bridges of Fort Smith; 5 great grandchildren, Lydara Couch of Siloam Springs, Kane Xayavongsa of Fort Smith, Nathan Bridges & Madeleine Bridges of Richmond, VA, Damon Bridges of Fort Smith; one sister, Ernestine Barry of Morrilton and a brother-in-law, Lamar Bridges of Little Rock.

Funeral was March 13, 2012 at Plainview United Methodist Church. Reverend Tom Mullins officiated. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery near Plainview, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service.

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

Memorials may be given to Plainview United Methodist Church, Plainview, AR or to a charity of your choice.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 14, 2012)


picture William B. "Willie" Brigance

      Sex: M

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          Death: 27 Aug 2014
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His obituary was published 3 Sep 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

William Brigance

William (Willie) B. Brigance, 94, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on August 27, 2014 at the Waldron Nursing Center. He was born January 22, 1920 in Tate, Arkansas to the late William A. and Ollie (Taylor) Brigance.

He is survived by his wife Katie Brigance of Texarkana, Arkansas, four children; Lenora Caldwell of Havana, Arkansas, Jay Brigance and wife Loulla of Waldron, Arkansas, Gene Brig- ance and wife Laura of Booneville, Arkansas, Shaney Watts and husband Kenny of Waldron, daughter-in-law, Linda Brigance of Booneville, Arkansas, several step-children, 15 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, several great- great grand children, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other family.

William is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Veva Brigance, one son, William Arnold Brigance, his parents, great-grandson Zack Caldwell and one son-in law, Dale Caldwell.

Funeral service was August 29, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Interment in Taylor Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Andy and J.B. Brigance, Greg Caldwell, John Fereck, Billy Watts and Tony Gaines. Honorary pallbearers were Paul John Brigance, Jeff Bush, Mack, Jack and Buck Brigance, Dewayne Chancellor, Jerry Chancellor, Neil and Bud Brigance.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 3, 2014)

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