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picture Selma Pauline (Banks) Choate

      Sex: F

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          Death: 15 Jun 1994
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Her obituary was published in Jun 1994, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Selma Choate

Mrs. Selma Choate, age 82, of Chickalah, AR, died Wednesday, June 15 at the Dardanelle Nursing Center.

She was born April 21, 1912 in Yell County, AR to the late Val M. and Norma Weems Banks. She was a retired nurses aid with the Dardanelle Hospital, a member of the Chickalah Methodist Church and a homemaker and mother.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lowell, Louie and Dana Banks and a sister, Mildred Gooch.

Survivors include: her husband, Ernest Choate; two sons, Donnie Choate of Ozark and Rodney Choate of Chickalah; two daughters, Rebecca McQuire of Dardanelle and Betty Davis of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Arthur Lee Banks of Dardanelle and Lindle Banks of Ft. Smith; three sisters, Rebecca Brashers of Dardanelle, Margaret Ann Pratt of Carlsbad, NM and Faye Myers of No. Little Rock, AR; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services were June 17 at the Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Raymond Hillis officiating. Interment was in the Chickalah Methodist Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1994)


picture John Christenberry

      Sex: M

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          Death: 1 Feb 1994
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This Obituary was published 9 Feb 1994, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. Christenberry

John Christenberry, 80, of Ola died Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Yell County Nursing Home.

He was a retired oil field gauger, a native of Sunset, Texas, a former resident of Tioga, N.D. son of the late John David and Amanda Ann Reynolds Christenberry.

Survivors include a son, John Christenberry of Peoria, Ill; a daughter, Barbara Eide of Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Bill Christenberry of Jacksonville; two sisters, Cleo Lampson of Edmund, Okla. and Leo Marcum of Ola, and two grandchildren, Jason and Jared Eide of Fargo, N.D.

Graveside services were Thursday at Birta Cemetery. Burial was by Shinn Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Feb 9, 1994)


picture Peggy Jeanne Christensen



      Sex: F

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          Death: 24 May 2013
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Her obituary was published 2 Jun 2013, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peggy Jeanne Christensen

Forever sweet and caring, Peggy Christensen, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Saratoga on May 24 after a brief illness, surrounded by her daughter, Terin Christensen of Danville, granddaughter, Krisan Christensen of Boulder, CO, son, Dane Christensen and daughter-in-law, Jay Christensen of Oakland. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dane Christensen, in 2005.

Peggy was born at her grandmother's house on December 22, 1929 in Mena, Arkansas and moved to Berkeley, Calif. at age 2. As a young girl she greatly enjoyed roller skating with friends through the surrounding neighborhoods and figure skating at Berkeley Iceland. After graduating from Berkeley H.S. she attended City College of San Francisco where she met and eventually married her husband of almost 55 years.

Peggy and Dane moved their family around California's central valley and briefly to New Jersey before happily settling in Saratoga for nearly 50 years. Here, Peggy made a comforting and inviting home for family and friends alike, dabbling in oil painting, weekend gardening, and loved to entertain and ensure all those who entered her home were graciously cared for. She became a favorite of her children's friends, whom affectionately called her Mrs. "C." The home was always tastefully decorated to match the season and holiday and, by own estimate, collected over 1,000 Christmas tree ornaments.

Outside the home, Peggy spent ten happy years working at Evy's Bath and Candle Shop in Saratoga. She took an active role as a Brownie and Girl Scouts leader, volunteered with Arc Angels of Red Cross of San Jose, provided charitable work for Oz Auxiliary of Children's Home Society and Inner Wheel of Saratoga. She always graciously donated to her children's various charitable fundraisers. Peggy and Dane delighted in treating themselves to exotic travels such as riding on The Royal Scotsman into the heart of Scotland's highlands, taking the transatlantic supersonic flight aboard Concorde jet, cruising around the Tierra del Fuego, and enjoying the breathtaking open wilderness on a Kenyan safari. She especially enjoyed her annual birthday getaway celebration to San Francisco's Nob Hill.

She will be fondly remembered for her generous spirit, the kindness in her heart, quick witted humor, and ability to put on the perfect finishing touches. She was a great neighbor and loving mother, giving respect to all and one of the nicest persons you will ever know.

There will be a private family service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, gifts are made in Peggy's memory to Inner Wheel, USA Foundation, Inc., c/o Connie Abrams, 356 Snapdragon Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648-8162 or Montalvo Arts Center, PO Box 158 Saratoga, CA 95071-0158

(San Jose Mercury News/ San Mateo County Times Newspaper, San Mateo, California, pub. June 2, 2013)


picture Pvt. Hoyt Christie

      Sex: M

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          Death: 1941
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His obituary was published in May 1941, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. Hoyt Christie

Mr. Hoyt Christie, 23, a private in Company F, 153rd Infantry, Fort Robinson, died at his home five miles west of Dardanelle Saturday night.

He had bought early Saturday evening six grains of strychnine, under the name of Hoyt Herschey, supposedly to kill a dog.

Arriving home, he talked to his mother and sister, and retired to his room. They heard him groaning and went to him but he died before the physician arrived.

No definite reason has been given for the act.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 1941)


picture Mrs. Angeline Christy

      Sex: F

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          Death: Mar 1913
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This Obituary was published 27 Mar 1913, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mrs. H. M. Christy Dead

Mrs. Angeline Christy, wife of H. M. Christy, died at her home near Centerville last Saturday morning at 2 o'clock after a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral service, conducted by Rev. J. M. McAnally, was held at the family home Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Dacus graveyard.

Mrs. Christy, who was 62 years of age, was a noble Christian woman, a devout member of the Baptist Church, and her untimely death is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends.

She is survived by her husband and six grown children, three sons and three daughters, to whom the P-D. extends its sincere sympathy in their great loss.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Mar 27, 1913)


picture Gearaldine (Dodd) Christy

      Sex: F

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          Death: 24 Dec 2010
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Her obituary was published 5 Jan 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

Gearaldine Christy

Gearaldine Christy, age 82 of Dardanelle, died Friday, December 24, 2010 at the MediLodge of Yale.

She was born August 7, 1928 at Henryetta, OK to the late Charles and Jewell Harkey Dodd. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Christy; brothers, Glendon and Gary Don Dodd.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda Christy of Berlin Township, MI; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Dodd, Jr., and wife, Helen of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren, Stephen Christy of Lenexa, KS and Erin Christy Rose of Sterling Heights, MI; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Brother Tom McElmurry officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bob Fraser, Mike Craft, Stephen and Bill Christy.

Honorary Pallbearer: Bill Pfeifer.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 5, 2011)


picture Gerald Jay "Skip" Christy, Sr.

      Sex: M

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          Death: 30 Nov 2013
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His 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

Gerald Christy

Gerald Jay Christy Sr. (Skip) passed away November 30, 2013.

He was 72 years old. He was born April 22, 1941 at Maud, OK to the late Floyd Allen and Gladis Northan Christy.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Before he retired he was a truck driver and loved every minute of it.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald J. Christy Jr.

He was survived by his wife of 43 years, Doylene Christy of Russellville; two sons, Steven Foster and wife Bobbi of Ward, Clayell Christy and wife Linda of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Josh Foster of London, Amanda Foster of Ola, Paige Christy of Jacksonville, Courtney and Cody Christy of Minnesota.

Memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle.

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

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


picture Woody William Dean Chronister

      Sex: M

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          Death: 2 Aug 1964
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His obituary was published in Aug 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

Woody William Dean Chronister

Chronister Infant Dies

Woody William Dean Chronister, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Chronister of near Dardanelle, was born August 2 and died on the same day. Other survivors include his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Holdbrook of Texas; three brothers, David Jones, Donnie Wilson, Bobby Wilson; and four sisters, Peggy Bulah, Lora and Thressia Wilson.

Services were held at the Hunt Cemetery near Blue Ball with Cornwell Funeral Service in charge.

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


picture Preacher Church

      Sex: M

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          Death: Jul 1923
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His obituary was published 26 Jul 1923, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

BROTHER KILLS BROTHER


Russellville, July 23, 1923

Jess Church, aged 18, fatally stabbed his brother, Preacher Church, aged 16, in a drunken brawl Saturday night, while a dance was in progress in an out- house on the Petty farm, five miles north of Hector. Deputy Sheriff Alvin Stutts, of Hector, arrested Church Sunday morning and brought him to Russellville, where he is held pending an investigation.

From information brought to the city by the deputy sheriff, the two youths, who had had no previous quarrel, engaged in a fight while drunk, with the result that Jess Church was severely wounded by being struck over the head with a club and Preacher Church lost his life.

After the fight Jess went to the home of his girl, who accompanied him to the dance, and spent the night. When he awoke the next morning he was told that he killed his brother. He professed to have no knowledge of the fight and said he was so drunk that he did not remember anything that happened at the dance.

Both the youths are sons of a prominent farmer, Marion Church, who lives about 30 miles inland, in Jackson township. Church will be given a preliminary hearing as soon as the facts can be established by the officers.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Jul 26, 1923 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)


picture Catherine Delores Clark



      Sex: F

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          Death: 9 Feb 2014
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Her obituary was published 16 Feb 2014, Ventura County, California. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Catherine Delores Clark

Catherine Delores Clark, 73, of Oxnard, CA passed away on February 9, 2014 in Oxnard, CA after a brief illness.

Catherine was born in Danville Arkansas on February 11, 1940. She and her mother moved to the San Fernando Valley Ca in 1950. In 1959 she married the love of her life Roger Cornwall, an actor/stuntman from Los Angeles California.

She worked as a Secretary for over 20 years and last worked in that position for Warner Brothers studios until 1978.

She was an avid member in the local foursquare church.

Catherine is preceded in death by her parents John and Geraldine Clark. Catherine is survived by her three children, Russell Cornwall, Roger Cornwall jr, Evelyn Edwards, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren.

A private family memorial will take place at a later date. The family requests a donation in her name to the American Red Cross in lieu of flowers, cards or letters. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks. (805) 230-2800

(Ventura County Star Newspaper, Ventura, California, pub. from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19, 2014)

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