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picture Myrtle (Cunningham) Edwards

      Sex: F

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          Death: 1 Jun 2011
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Her obituary was published 8 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

Myrtle Edwards

Myrtle M. Edwards, age 84 of Danville, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.

She was born May 31,1927 in Lyndon, KS to the late Dulward B. and Clara Ruth Saxton Cunningham. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wayne Cunningham; sisters, Velma Colston and LaVenia Terry; son-in-law, Billy C. Hunt; brothers-in-law, Larry Spencer, Gene Fulk and Verliln Colston.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Veda and Randy Bradbury of Danville, Ruby Jones of Springfield, MO; son, George Marbut of Huntsville; sisters, Doris and George Van Arsdale of Gridley, KS, Wilma Spencer of Stockton, MO; brother, Walter Cunningham of Mulberry, KS; 9 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Parks Cemetery in Nola, AR with Rev. Jim Huffman officiating.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, AR.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 08, 2011)


picture Robert Gerald "Bob" Edwards



      Sex: M

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          Death: 24 Dec 2011
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His obituary was published 28 Dec 2011, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert "Bob" Edwards

Robert Gerald "Bob" Edwards was born May 20, 1935, in Van Buren to Rhuel Teal and Blake Marie (Hickey) Edwards, one of 11 siblings. He lost his lengthy, valiant battle for life on Dec. 24, 2011, at age 76.

A memorial service and celebration of Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle. A reception follows in the Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FUMC, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. After graduating from Van Buren High School in 1953, he served in the Ready Reserves in California and in Germany as a Specialist Fourth Class in the United States Army, earning the Medal of Good Conduct.

Bob married Alma Virginia McKinney on Feb. 3, 1962. The family grew to include children Cleon Nolan, Jeanne Renee and Lori Michelle Edwards. Bob began operating a SunRay DX station in Fort Smith in 1962 which launched a 36-year career serving as division, area and district managers with SunRay DX, South Central Oil Company, Premier Petroleum-Freeway, Mapco/Delta Express and The Williams Companies. Based in North Little Rock, Bob traveled extensively throughout the Southeast region and served on the Arkansas Petroleum Council before his retirement in 1998.

Since moving to Dardanelle in 1999, Bob and Virginia were active members of First United Methodist Church where Bob served on the Pastor Parish Relations, Finance and Building committees. The couple earned Master Gardner's Certification, completing projects at the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, Yell County Courthouse, Dardanelle Post Office and First United Methodist Church. They delivered Meals on Wheels and were active members of TAKAHIK River Valley Hikers. Bob enjoyed fishing, skiing and golfing with his "Over the Hill Gang" buddies. Bob delighted in spending time with his family and being out-of-doors, riding his tractor and tinkering in his shop.

Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia; son, Nolan Edwards and wife Dianne of Russellville; daughter, Renee Bennett of Benton; daughter, Lori McCauley and husband David of North Little Rock; grandchildren Eric Bennett, Laura Melton and husband Daniel, Stephanie Lane and husband Jesse, Melissa Edwards, and Blake and Alexis McCauley; and great-grandchildren Kindsay Bennett and Eric Bennett Jr.

Bob is also survived by sisters Wanda Jones, Anita Wilson and husband William, Carol Allen and Sally Kinkley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Willis, Dean, Danny and Randy; and sisters, Patsy and Alice.

Pallbearers include Vernon Arnold, Dr. David Bachman, Bill Clark, Jim Daly and Dr. Gene B. Ring. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Balloun and Glyndal Roberts.

The family would like to express special thanks to friends and extended family, including the associates of Arkansas Department of Health Hospice and Yell County Home Health whose diligent care allowed Bob to remain in their home until his passing on Christmas Eve.

Arrangements are under the directions of Humphrey Funeral Service. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

(The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 28, 2011)


picture Mrs. Hannah Mabel (Burton) Eikleberry

      Sex: F

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          Death: 23 Nov 1961
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This Obituary was published 30 Nov 1961, 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. Hannah Eikleberry

Mrs. Hannah Mabel Eikleberry, aged 77, of Havana died November 23 in the Yell County Hospital, as the result of a heart condition. She was a native of Cisne, Ill., married J. A. Eikleberry Dec. 14, 1904 at Lake City and had taught school for 37 years before retiring.

She is survived by her husband of the home; three sons, Murrell of Dardanelle, Ardell of Coal Hill and Robert of Lincoln, Nebr.; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Rogers of Havana, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, A. H. Burton of Middletown, Ill.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Nov 30, 1961)


picture Jerry Elder

      Sex: M

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          Death: 10 Mar 1949
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His obituary was published in Mar 1949, 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. Jerry Elder


Mr. Jerry Elder, 63, died at his home in Plainview Saturday night. He was a blacksmith at Plainview and was widely known in Yell County.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Theo and Joe Elder, of Perryville; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Westlake, of Nimrod, and Mrs. Mary Rigden, of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Ola Methodist Church. Burial was in Salem cemetery.

(Dardanelle Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. March, 1949)


picture Glennie (Goodson) Eldridge

      Sex: F

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          Death: 23 Jul 1995
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Her obituary was published 26 Jul 1995, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Glennie Eldridge

Mrs. Glennie Eldridge, age 88 or Birta, AR, widow of Vester Eldridge died Sunday, July 23 at the Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

She was born July 9,1907 In Birta, AR to the late Milas J. and Effie Tharp Goodson. She was a homemakeer and mother and a member of the Birta Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, T.J. and Billy Eldrldge; a daughter, Patsy Jean Eldridge and a sister, Mary Lou Howard.

Survivors: two sons, Hugh Eldridge, Birta, AR and Glenn Eldridge of Maumelle, AR; three daughters, Joyce Baskins of Conway, AR, Ann Kiser of Grand Rapid, MI and Sue Martin of Arlington, TX; three sisters, Sybil Storment of Birta, AR, Pauline Franklin of Little Rock and Treva Dell Hacker of Arizona; 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 25 at the Birta Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Mann. Interment was in Birta Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. July 26, 1995)


picture Sylvester "Vester" Eldridge

      Sex: M

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          Death: 2 Aug 1984
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His obituary was published 8 Aug 1984, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vester Eldridge

Vester Eldridge, 79, of Birta, died at his home Thursday, August 2. Eldridge was a retired farmer and poultry producer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glennie Goodson of the home; four sons, T.J. Eldridge of Pine Bluff, Bill Eldridge of Marion, Hugh Eldridge of Birta, and Glenn Eldridge of Maumelle; three daughters, Joyce Baskin of Conway, Ann Kiser of Grand Rapids, MI, and and Sue Martin of Arlington, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Virda Lewis of Dardanelle and Mrs. Vennie Underwood of Houston, TX; also included are 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 4, at the Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Dardanelle by the Reverend John Hollbrook. Interment was in the Birta Cemetery.

Services were by Cornwell Funeral Home.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 8, 1984)


picture Velma Lee "Deb" (Via) Eldridge

      Sex: F

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          Death: Jan 2012
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This Obituary was published 25 Jan 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

Velma Eldridge

Velma Lee "Deb" Eldridge, age 85, of Ola died Wednesday at Northridge Nursing Home in North Little Rock.

She was born February 14, 1926 at Perry County to the late Thomas and Ruby Lee George Via. She was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Birta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas J. Eldridge; four brothers, Norbin Via, Bud Via, Bobby Via, Donald Via; four sisters, Theda Via, Ilene Eubanks, Betty Sullivan, Lillie Sue Hance.

Survivors include a son, Michael V. Eldridge and wife Mary of Rison; a daughter Tommie Gasper and husband Al of North Little Rock; two sisters, Patsy Vanfleet of Dardanelle, Kathleen Freeman of Ola; seven grandchildren, Greg Ridgway of Morrilton, Monica Ridgway of Ashville, N.C., Miranda Tucker and husband Joseph of Haskell, Matt Eldridge and fiance Hayden Stuckey, Melissa Tumbleson and husband Mitchell all of England, Brad Young and wife Karla and Sarah Young all of Rison; one great granddaughter, Brenna Leigh Young of Rison.

Funeral service was January 21, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Rev. Doney Blackerby officiating. Burial was in Birta Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ricky Via, Doug Via, Sammy Via, Brent Via, Tommy Via, Ray Jackson, Ronnie Hance.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donation may be made to Hospice Home Care of Little Rock, 2200 South Bowman, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 25, 2012)


picture Darlene Ellis

      Sex: F

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          Death: 14 Apr 1963
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Her obituary was published in Apr 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

Darlene Ellis

Darlene Ellis, aged 2 years, died Sunday, April 14th in a Fort Smith hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis of Rover.

Other survivors are her grandmother, Mrs. John Putman; four brothers, J. B. Lee Edward, Bobby, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Mary Lou and Barbara, all of the home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bates and burial was in the cemetery at Weeks, Ark.

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


picture James Ellis

      Sex: M

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          Death: 6 Jun 1961
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His obituary was published 15 Jun 1961, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

James Ellis

James William Ellis, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellis, died June 6 at Little Rock at the age of 87.

Survivors are: six daughters, Mrs. Ben Woodard of Plainview, Mrs. Edd Louis of Ola, Mrs. Bill Hamilton of Little Rock, Mrs. Arthur Bowden and Mrs. Herman Adams of East St. Louis, Ill.; two sons, Buford Otho Ellis of Cryil, Okla., Opal Ellis of Plainview; 28 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 15, 1961)


picture Russell Blake Ellis



      Sex: M

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          Death: 26 Sep 2012
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His obituary was published 3 Oct 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

Blake Ellis

Russell Blake Ellis, age 22, of Cabot, formerly of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at his home.

He was born July 22, 1990 at Dardanelle to Emmitt Ellis and Kitty M. Haney. He was a member of the Delaware First Baptist Church. He was an avid out-doorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and rabbit field trailing.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Johnny Mae Haney, James and Bertena O'Gwynn, Emmitt Sr and Effie Ellis.

Survivors include his parents, Kitty and James O'Gwynn of Cabot and Emmitt Ellis Jr and wife Kim of Dardanelle; sister, Jessica Teeter and husband Jason of Dover; step grandparents, Carl and Mary Duvall of Dardanelle; one stepsister, Lacy Self and husband Cecil of Dover; two stepbrothers, David Shaw and wife Taylor of Russellville and Keeton Shaw of Dover; six nieces, Nadia Burnham, Janis Teeter, Ragan Teeter, Keelei Teeter, Jaycee Hamm and Carmen Hamm all of Dover and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Paul Farnum and Bro. Wylie Jones officiating. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery (Haney Cemetery) next to his beloved granny. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the chapel.

Pallbearers: Matt "Moe" Owens, Anthony Wooten, Dylan Myers, Matt Haney, Mark Haney, Tyler Haney. Honorary Pallbearers: 2008 Dardanelle Sr. High Football Players and Coaches.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle. On-line guest Book and Condolences at www.cornweIlfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Oct 3, 2012)

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