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picture James Arthur "Jim" Garrett

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          Death: 29 Oct 1963
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His obituary was published in Oct 1963, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

James A.Garrett

James Arthur (Jim) Garrett, age 42 of Ola, died October 29 in the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock following a heart attack. He was a native of Plumerville and a Missionary Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonda Freeman Garrett; one son, James David of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Garrett of Plumerville; three sisters, Mrs. Doyle Trofford and Mrs. Oral Smith of Plumerville and Mrs. Jerald Brice of Lantz ; five brothers, Leo of Paragould, Eugene of Rover, Martineau, Charles and Harold of Plumerville.

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


picture Bernice (Harris) Garrison

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          Death: 7 Oct 2011
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Her obituary was published 12 Oct 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Bernice Garrison

Bernice Garrison, 92, of Dardanelle died Friday, October 7, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.

She was born August 18, 1919, at Riley in western Yell County to Pies and Mattie Harris. For many years she was lunchroom manager for Dardanelle Middle School, retiring in 1989.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers Orman, Eschel, and Edward Harris; sisters Virgie Johnson and Pauline Cook.

Survivors include her sons, George, Jr. and his wife, Terri, of Atkins, Ron and his wife Trish of London, Irv and his wife Patty of El Dorado, and David Garrison of Dardanelle; daughter Marlene Kuras of Russellville; sister Ruth Allen of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday at Centerville First Baptist Church with Brother Jim Whitlock officiating. Burial was at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Oct 12, 2011)


picture Jimmie Garrison

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          Death: 23 Jun 2012
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His obituary was published 27 Jun 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Jimmie Garrison

Jimmie Garrison, 80, of the Moore's Chapel Community died Saturday, June 23 in Ft. Smith.

He was born September 23, 1931 in Jacksboro, Texas to the late Cecil and Beula Lite Garrison. He retired from Firestone after 23 years and was an ordained Pentecostal Minister serving many area churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Reed Williams and sister-in-law, Pat Wells.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Maverene Garrison; son, Jimmie Garrison, Jr. of Dover; daughters, Carolyn Bird and Michael of Yellville; Sandra Cates and Timothy of Pottsville, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday, June 27, 10 AM at the Moore's Chapel Church. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Arkansas.

Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 27, 2012)


picture Mrs. Lera Lee (Mathis) Garrison

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          Death: 1963
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Her obituary was published in Oct 1963, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Mrs. Lera Garrison

Mrs. Lera Lee Garrison, 51, of Pryor, Ok. died Wednesday morning and was a in a hospital at Pryor. She was a native of Rover, was a clerk in the selective service office at Pryor, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Danville High School and was the former Lera Lee Mathis.

Survivors include her husband K.B. Garrison, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Evans of Bakersfield Calif, and Mrs. Sherry Banyon of Ocoee, Fla.; two brothers, Leo Mathis of Orange, Ca., and Harris Mathis of Red Bluff, Ca.; four sisters, Mrs. Una Collum and Mrs. Bronnie Scott, both of Danville, Mrs. Veona Caudle of Russellville and Mrs. Zona Caldwell of Upland Ca.; and three grandsons.

Funeral services were held Friday in the First Methodist Church at Pryor by Rev. Hugh Harrison.

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


picture James Roy Gates

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          Death: 9 Jan 2013
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His obituary was published 16 Jan 2013, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

James Gates

James Roy Gates, age 74, of Belleville died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock.

He was born September 28, 1938 in Mt. Magazine, AR to the late John & Claire Roberts Gates and a sister, Nina Sue Gates.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Gates; brothers, Jay & Thomas Gates; sister Anna Sue Gates.

Survivors include sons, Clayton, Jeff and Travis Gates all of Belleville; sisters, Gladys Rosenbalm of Michigan, Marynell Harris of Marianna, Kathy Miller of Russellville and Melba Palmertree of Danville; brothers, George Gates of Danville and Robert Gates of Dardanelle; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Havana Baptist Church.

Cremations arrangement by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 16, 2013)


picture Neva (Baird) Gault

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          Death: Sep 1961
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This Obituary was published 7 Sep 1961, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Mrs. Neva Gault

Mrs. Neva Baird Gault, wife of Dardanelle Mayor Joe D. Gault, Sr., died in a Russellville hospital Friday. She was past president of WSCS of the First Methodist Church and a former Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Joe D. Gault Jr. of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Swan Sinclair of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Norman Bills of Shreveport; two brothers, Dale Baird and Rev. Martel Baird of Longview, Tex.; her step- mother, Mrs. William Payne of Dover; a foster sister, Mrs. Russell Tucker of Longview; and a grandchild.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 7, 1961)


picture Theodore Riley "Bose" Gault

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          Death: 28 Jan 1939
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His obituary was published in Feb 1939, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

T. R. "Bose" Gault

Former Sheriff Gault Passed Away Saturday


Mr. T.R. ("Bose") Gault, age 72, former Sheriff of Yell County and a member of a pioneer western Arkansas family, died Saturday night after a long illness at the home of his son, Willie Gault, in Danville.

Mr. Gault was born at Bluffton in Yell County in 1867 and had spent his entire life in this county. His father and he, and also a son, have served Yell County as Sheriff. Mr. Gault's father was Sheriff for an eight-year term, and he held the office for four years. Later his son, Joe D. Gault, no Postmaster here, was Sheriff for four years. The latter also served four years as County Treasurer. Mr. T.R. Gault's wife died a year ago.

Survivors include three other sons, Ernest, Leo and Tony Gault, all of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Baxter Lofiand, Gravelly, Ark, and a sister, Miss Jane Gault, Dardanelle.

Funeral services, conducted by F.M. Tolleson, pastor, were held in the Methodist Church at Danville Sunday afternoon, an immense gathering of sorrowing friends representing every section of Yell County attending to pay a last tribute of respect and devotion to a fellow citizen whose long life had been devoted to the upbuilding of his community and the betterment of his fellows.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 1939)


picture Mrs. Mahalia Gaydon

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          Death: 19 Feb 1964
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Her obituary was published in Feb 1964, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Mrs. Mahalia Gaydon


Mrs. Mahalia Gaydon, aged 92, of Birta died February 19 at the hospital in Danville.

Survivors include two sons, William O. Gaydon and J. C. Gaydon of California; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Falkner of California, Mrs. Maude Bilderbach of Nevada and Mrs. Faye Parker of Chicago; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23, and were officiated by Rev. Ivan Marcum.

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


picture Thelder A. Gentry

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          Death: 1 Mar 1986
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His obituary was published 5 Mar 1986, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Thelder Gentry

Thelder A. Gentry, 77, of Danville, died Saturday, March 1, at the Yell County Hospital. Gentry was a native of Hugo, Oklahoma, a retired farmer and the son of the late Anderson and Esther Hutchins Gentry.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Gentry, one step son, Charles Fowler of Searcy, three sisters, Molly Gentry of Holdenville, Okla, Allie Bell Adams of Maysville, Okla and Irene Walker of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was proceeded in death by one sister, Icy Priddy and one brother, Reginald Gentry. Also surviving is one cousin, Leonard Hutchins, one step grandson, Steven Fowler, one step grand daughter, Sheila Galatowitoch and two great grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel, Monday, March 3 with the Rev. Oliver officiating. Interment in the Earl Ladd Cemetery.

Arrangements and services in care of the Cornwell Funeral Service.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. March 5, 1986)


picture Blake Anthony George

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          Death: 28 Jul 2008
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His obituary was published 29 Jul 2008, Texas.

Blake Anthony George

Birth: Jul 21, 1968 - Little Rock, Arkansas
Death: Jul 28, 2008 - Fort Worth, Texas

Blake was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and had lived in Fort Worth, Texas for 16 years. He had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office since 1994. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle and a friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Fewster George; children, Joshua Rance George of Russellville, Ark., Hailee Danielle George and Alexa Marie George of Euless and Loren and Benjamin Gardner of Layton, Utah; parents, Roy Luther George and wife, Sandy, of Dardanelle, Ark., and Grace L. Byrd and husband, Paul, of Conway, Ark.; siblings, Rhonda Anderson and husband, Laney, of Eagle River, Alaska, James Edward "Jim" George and wife, Rhonda, of Dardanelle, Ark., Kelley Honghiran and husband, Thara, of Russellville, Ark., and Blyss Byrd of Anchorage, Alaska; and a number of nieces and nephews.

His 22 year old son is being deployed in September of 2008 to Iraq. George was a bailiff in Criminal District Court No. 213, a job he had just started July 12. He had worked at various positions in the Sheriff's Department, including labor details, security and courts. When he wasn't at work, Blake George was an avid fisherman.

Burial to be at Ard Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas.


picture Dovie M. (Archer) George

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Her obituary was published 2 May 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Dovie George

Dovie M. George of Birta, age 87, passed away Thursday April 26, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 25, 1924 in Birta, AR to the late Ira & Eva Hubbard Archer. She was a member of the Birta Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Lester George; son, Farron George; daughter, Elcie Mensch; grandson Donald Ray Morrison; 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Survivors include her children & spouses, Darrell and Terry George of Rose Creek, Ella Morrison of Ola and Gary & Pam George of Conway; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service April 28, 2012 at the Birta Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Birta Cemetery.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 2, 2012)


picture Fanny Blanche (Compton) George



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Her obituary was published 5 Sep 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Fanny Blanche George

A beautiful soul has soared to heaven! Fanny Blanche Compton George, known as Mama Fan or Miss Fanny to most of Yell County, died on September 2, 2012 in her home. She was 99 years old and what a gracious lady!

Fanny was born prematurely on May 6, 1913 in Gravelly, AR. She and her sister, Mary Nell were the only 2 of the 6 premature children to live. Her early life was spent in Wing, Arkansas. At the age of 13, she moved to Danville, where she finished high school.

She attended Galloway College for one semester, before falling in love over Christmas Break with C.R.(Babe) George. The two were married March 27, 1932. They had a wonderful life together in Danville, where Babe was an attorney and Municipal Judge. They raised two children, who still survive, Janette George Richison and Dr. Lary Compton Sr. and wife, Phyllis VanZandt George. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Debra Richison and Bill Stuckey, Frances Richison and Rev. Bill Eubanks, Dr. George Charles and Ruth Couser Richison, Dr. Lary Compton, Jr. and Carmen George, and JanAnn George and Richard Harmon. Her great-grandchildren are, Anna Stuckey Newby, William Compton Stuckey, Rachel Stuckey Slaton, William Thomas Eubanks, III, Helen Eubanks Bartel, Janette Eubanks, Sarah Richison, Katherine Richison, Emily Richison, Mariah George Ward, Allyson George, and Hannah Harmon. Great-great grandchildren are Reid Richison, Addison, Emma, and Avery Joy Eubanks, Wyatt Newby, Amaelia Stuckey, Clayton Matthew Harmon, and Rylee Jo Young. Other survivors are her nephew, Bood Keathley, and many beloved great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was a generous member of her community. She briefly worked as an "Expression" teacher, taught food preservation, and was an Abstractor. She worked to get the vote for the Yell County Hospital and was the sole surviving charter member of the Danville Music Club. She served the American Cancer Society, PTA, B&PW, and the Historical Society. In her church, she taught various Sunday School classes, was involved with the United Methodist Women, and participated in many Lay Witness Missions in several states. Fanny always was a doer; a supporter. She shopped locally first and was a patriot's patriot. For years, she was 'oldest homecomer' at Danville homecomings. In 2006, the Danville Chamber of Commerce named her "Citizen of the Year" to honor her community service. For 26 years, she was Grand Marshall of the Yell County Fair Parade, leading the parade on horseback. Last year, at the age of 98! She led the parade for the last time on a horse named Trinity. She had many accomplishments, but her greatest contributions to society were her loving family and her friendship. She never stopped making friends, and to be her friend or family was to know a fierce loyalty and JOY!

She will be welcomed into heaven by a huge cloud of witnesses, among whom are her parents, Buford and Jap Caviness Compton, her husband CR (Babe) George, her dear sister, Mary Nell Compton Keathley Lewis, and her son-in-law, Charles E. Richison. All of her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and first cousins also preceded her.

Fanny lived a full, real life in her big white house by the side of the road with the door that opened to anyone who needed a hand, an ear, a shoulder, a few bucks, or just a good laugh. She never stopped growing in her faith. Never. She loved Nature and Nature's God. She especially loved gardens and birds; our Arkansas mountains and creeks; sunshine and rain. She had a style all her own that usually included sparkles and a hat. Although she could be strict, she was Fun with a capital F, and spunky and sweet right up to the end. It was wonderful to be loved by her! She cherished her past, did not fear the future, and seized the present with both hands!

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Danville Methodist Church. Burial will be at Earl Ladd Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday at the Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to: United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 729, Danville, Arkansas 72833

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornweIlfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 5, 2012)


picture Georgia E. (McGuran) George

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Her obituary was published 22 Dec 2010, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Georgia George

Georgia E. George, age 97 of Belleville, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Dardanelle Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born September 26, 1913 in Danville, Arkansas to the late John Henry and Ethel Myrtle Crochran McGuran. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and retired after 26 years as an inspector at Wayne Farms.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard George; infant son, Windell Lynn George; son, Leonard Lee George; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Lyndell and Elaine George of Dardanelle, John and Carol George of Belleville; grandchildren, Kim and Jon Brown of Russellville, Kevin and Shelly George of Benton, John, Jr. and Donna George of Belleville, Teri and Chris Merrill of Dardanelle, Angie Tate of Danville; great- grandchildren, Brandy Bland of Russellville, Carlee Brown of Fayetteville, Joey Brown of Russellville, Brittany Watson of Clarksville, Cole and Caden Tate of Danville, Gage and Zane George of Belleville, Kristen and Aryn Merritt of Dardanelle, Zachery and Jesse George of Benton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Stapleton and Rev. Mark King officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 22, 2010)


picture Grace Dean (Mahan) George

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This Obituary was published 7 Sep 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Grace George

Grace Dean George, age 93, of Dardanelle died Sunday, September 4 at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab.

She was born December 12, 1917 in Casa to the late Arthur Lee and Maggie Rainey Mahan. She was a retired USDA inspector and a member of the Dardanelle Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Bill" George, a son, John George, brothers, John, Alvin and James Mahan and sisters, Ruth Fitch and Faye Claxton.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Bolin and Wayne of Maumelle; son, Kenny George and Carol of Dardanelle; two step-daughters, Mary Hickerson of Oklahoma and Patsy Duvall of Louisiana; two sisters, Marie Erwin of Perryville; Dessa Eiler of Arizona; a brother, Kenneth Mahan of Illinois; seven grand- children, 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grand- children.

Service will be Wednesday, September 7, 2:00 PM at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Chris George officiating. Burial will be in Mt. George Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 7, 2011)


picture Johnnie Tina (Foster) George

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Her obituary was published 31 Mar 1993, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Johnnie George

Mrs. Johnnie Tina Foster George, age 89 widow of Jack George died Sunday, March 28th, 1993 at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville. She was a native of Centerville, Yell County, Arkansas, daughter of the late John F. and Anna McConnell Foster, a member of the Methodist Church and housewife and mother. She was preceded in death by two sons Bobby and Franklin George and one daughter, Asilee George.

Survivors are four daughters and three sons-in-law: Judy and Elmer Padgett of Plainview, June and Bobby McReynolds of Ola, Peggy Coffman of Dardanelle and Carolyn and BilI Cook of Bernice, Louisiana; one sister, Anna Belle Roberts of Texas; four grandsons, James Cook, Jeffery Black, Lynn and Ricky Padgett; two granddaughters, Susan Jenson and Cindy Raney; one great-grandson, Brian Raney; three great-granddaughters, Carrie and Angela Murphy and Carrie Roberts, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Services are pending. Internment will be in Mount George Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 31, 1993)


picture La Velle (Stone) George

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Her obituary was published 23 Jan 2013, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

La Velle George

La Velle George, 86 of Belleville, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

She was born September 28, 1926 in Bristol Township, Arkansas to the late Homer and Myrtle Hogue Stone. She was a cashier for Russellville Wal-Mart and a member of the Upper Spring Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bruce George; a daughter Tommie George Couch; a brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Milton Robertson of Conroe, Texas and Patty Golightly of Belleville; 6 grandchildren; and two sisters.

Graveside service was Monday at Lower Spring Creek Cemetery, Danville with Rev. Mark King officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 23, 2013)


picture Lanny Ray George



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His obituary was published 23 Apr 1963, On Line @ www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.

Lanny George

Lanny Ray George age 59 of Mt. George died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at his home. He was born March 25, 1954 at Russellville to the late Elton Lee and Daisy Mae Tharp George. He was a member of the Centerville Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 155 in Little Rock. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, working on and showing his dump truck, and being busy on his tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, Dylan George.

Survivors include his spouse of 37 years, Becky George of Mt. George; two children, Melody Hacker of Fort Worth, TX, Aimee Goode and husband Jason of Maumelle; two brothers, Johnny Lee George and wife Vicki of Mt. George, twin brother, Ranny Jay George of Mt. George; three sisters, June Hethcoat of Springfield, MO, Kathleen Holt and husband Larry of Mt. George, Susan Qualls and husband Randy of Claremore, OK; three grandchildren, Ethan Hacker of Fort Worth, TX, Preston Goode and Hannah Goode both of Maumelle and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Mt. George Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Gist, Danny Havner, Joe Tucker, Glen Arrowood, Danny Level, and Dave Ackeret. Honorary Pallbearers will be Samuel George, Trey Chancellor and members of the Union Local 155.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Centerville Freewill Baptist Church, 27989 State Hwy 154, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834.

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

(pub. April 23, 2003 On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)


picture Lanny Ray George



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His obituary was published 24 Apr 2013, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Lanny George

Lanny Ray George, age 59, of Mt. George died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at his home.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Mt. George Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.conwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 24, 2013)


picture Lloyd Reid George



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His obituary was published 29 Feb 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Lloyd R. George

Lloyd Reid George, 85, of Birta, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, after an extended illness due to complications from multiple strokes.

The only son of Percy V. George, a cattle rancher and postmaster, and Lula Maize George, a postal worker and homemaker, Lloyd was born Oct. 23, 1926, in his grandparents' house in Centerville.

Lloyd grew up in Ola, an outstanding athlete in all sports and helping his father and grandfather on the family farm. After graduating from Ola High School, he attended Hendrix College where he lettered in basketball and track. Upon graduation from Hendrix, he did post-graduate work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, studying science, biology and physics.

Anyone who knew Lloyd as a young man would have no doubt the industrious small town boy with the gift of gab and a love of people would grow to accomplish a lot in his life. His passion for sports led him into a coaching and teaching career soon after college, with positions at Fourche Valley, Ola, Morrilton and Gillette. When the small teacher's salary was no longer enough to support Lloyd's growing family, he borrowed enough money from his father and grandmother to open a butane gas company in Danville, the place he would call home, raise his children and still participate in sports by playing on independent baseball and basketball teams throughout the 1950's.

Lloyd's political career began as Mayor of Danville. In 1962, at age 35, Lloyd won his first term in the Arkansas Legislature. He had found his passion in being the voice for the people of Yell County and he would hold this office for 28 years. While in the legislature he served as Chairman of the Legislative Council, Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, House Speaker Pro Tempore, and Chairman of the Southwest Energy Council. But Lloyd's primary concern remained improving the lives of the people of Yell County and during his tenure, Lloyd helped to secure millions of dollars in water, sewer and street grants to every incorporated town in his area.

Lloyd was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Arkansas Tech in 1995. He received the Arkansas Conservation Partnership Award in 1997 and received the Tri-Peaks Tourism Award in 2002. Lloyd also served on the Chambers Bank Board for over 30 years.

Lloyd considered his greatest accomplishment to be the Lodge on Mt. Magazine, where the West Wing of the new $35 million facility bears his name. Lloyd began work on funding for a new Lodge early in his legislative career and was responsible for getting the first paved road in 1968. After 42 years of tireless effort, ground was broken for the Lodge construction in 2004, with completion and a ribbon cutting ceremony in 2006.

Throughout his life, Lloyd would continue to maintain the family farm and raise cattle as his father had taught him to do on land that had been passed down for generations. In later years, Lloyd would retire to his beloved farm where he would spend the remainder of his days.

Lloyd is survived by his four children and their spouses: daughters, Betty George Woody and husband Dennis of Danville and Bonny George Dennis and husband Dave of Conway; and his sons, Nathan V. George and wife Jan of Dardanelle and Jasper Lloyd George and wife Arlene of Birta.

Lloyd's nine grandchildren are Georgia Alford Meredith, Cody Alford, Jon-Nathan George, Jason George, Janae George, Jasmine George McBride, Jacob George, Jordan George and Travis Talley. Lloyd also has four great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the George Family will be held on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel in Danville.

Because Lloyd's roots grow so deep in the soil of Yell County, his funeral service and internment will be on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 2 p.m., outdoors in the pavilion at the Mt. George Cemetery in Mt. George, Ark., where generations of his ancestors have been laid to rest. Officiating the service will be Lloyd's cousins, the Rev. Chris George and Dr. L. Compton George.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd's grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lloyd's childhood family church, the Ola United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Ola, AR 72853, or the Mt. George Cemetery, 310 W. Main St., Russellville, AR 72801.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 29, 2012)


picture Lora Mae (McCleskey) George



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Her obituary was published 23 Jan 2013, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas.

Lora George

Lora Mae George, 96, Little Rock died Friday, January 18, 2013 in Little Rock.

The daughter of Samuel E. McCleskey and Mollie Ellen Herring, she was born January 31, 1916 in Belleville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta. She enjoyed playing the piano, quilting and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden George; her parents; four sisters, Ernestine Sugg, Lois Allen, Hermoyne Suggs, Leona Heffington; two brothers, Wayne McCleskey and Lawton McCleskey.

Survivors include three children, Pam George of North Little Rock, Jacky George (Jannette), El Reno, OK; Frankie George, Birta; five grandchildren, Janan Fletcher (Mike), El Reno, OK, Anita Moss (Mike), Duncan, OK, Steve George, Ola, Melissa George, Ola, Jennifer George, Birta; nine great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; sister, Elwanda Williams, Little Rock; two special nieces, Nell Spears and Phyllis Dickey; numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was January 21, 2013 at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta. Pastor Ricky Kimzey will officiate.

A special thank you to the staff of Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in honor of Lora.

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

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 23, 2013)


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