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picture Willie Ray Davis

      Sex: M

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          Death: 22 May 2011
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His obituary was published 1 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

Willie Ray Davis

Shawnee, Okla. resident Willie Ray Davis, 72 passed from this life on May 22, 2011.

He was born to Joe and Elva Davis on September 8, 1938 in Merced, Calif, and grew up west of Waveland. He married La Von Ledford on Aug. 31, 1963. He graudated from Havana and then an Electronic School in Dallas. He was owner of Davis Heat and Air in Shawnee.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Inez Ledford, a brother Orval Joe Davis, sister-in-law Laquita Legarde and a niece Vickie Dian Coker.

He is survived by his wife, LaVon, daughter, Tammy and Kenny Blackwood, son, Jamie and Kimbley Davis; four grandchildren, Kenna and Kameron Blackwood, Dakota and Harley Davis-York; father-in-law, Herbert Ledford, a sister-in-law, Dianna Ledford and a number of family and friends.

Service was May 27, 2011 in Shawnee, OK.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1, 2011)


picture J. D. Davison



      Sex: M

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          Death: 15 May 2012
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His obituary was published 6 Jun 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

J. D. Davison

J.D. Davison of Delano, CA was born in Casa, AR on June 15, 1928, and entered into eternity peacefully, surrounded by his family May 15, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Effie and Joe Davison, three brothers and six sisters.

He worked as a farm laborer until he retired and was very proud of his work and the people he worked with. His true love was his wife and children. He was very proud of his family and loved them dearly. He loved animals and was known to take in many stray dogs and cats. He loved puttering around the house and building bird houses.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Lou, son and daughter- in-law, Tommy Joe and Kathy Davison, daughter, Mary Lou Ewing, daughter, Connie Croley, daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and David Miller, daughter, Jean McCoy, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Justin Hester, Lacey McClain and Caleb McCoy for the help and support in his final days. Special thanks also to Odyssey Hospice.

Funeral service was Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Delano Mortuary Chapel with military services and burial entrusted to Delano Mortuary at North Kern Cemetery, Delano.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 6, 2012)


picture Carl Lee Dawson

      Sex: M

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          Death: Jun 1964
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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

Carl Dawson


Carl Lee Dawson, aged 73 of Danville, a retired farmer, died Monday in a Danville hospital. He was member of the Danville Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Howard Dawson.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Russellville.

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


picture Michael Allen Day

      Sex: M

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          Death: 5 Feb 2011
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His obituary was published 16 Feb 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

Michael Day

Michael Allen Day age 24 of Centerville died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at his home.

He was born May 3, 1986 to Robert and Susan Beene Day. He was a 2005 graduate of Ola High School and you could always see him in the #55 car on Saturday nights at the Centerville Speedway.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, J.T. Beene, Gladys Day and Andrew Day; two uncles, Andy Day and Johnny Dale Beene.

Survivors include his wife, Misty Day of Centerville; one son, Ruger Gene Day of Centerville; parents, Robert and Susan Day of Centerville; two sisters, Sheila Suter and husband Kevin of Russellville, Hannah Day of Centerville; one brother, Johnny Day of Centerville; grandmother, Johnnie Sue Beene of Centerville; two uncles, Gary Beene and wife Belinda of Centerville, Vernon Day and wife Cindy of Centerville; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were February 12, 2011 at Slaty Crossing Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Petillo Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ed Reynolds, Matt Kisling, Dustin Cook, Daniel Holt, Johnny Day, Terry Level, Will Stanberry, Kevin Suter. Honorary Pallbearers were Freman Bales and Chad Parrish.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 16, 2011)


picture Laura Jo "Jodie" (Pfeifer) Deal

      Sex: F

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          Death: 5 Jul 2011
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Her obituary was published 13 Jul 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

Jodie Deal

Laura Jo "Jodie" Pfeifer Deal, age 38, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center.

She was born September 26, 1972 in Memphis, TN to Larry and Diane Pfeifer. She was a graduate of Edmond High School in Edmond, OK and obtained a degree in Psychology from Arkansas Tech University. She spent the last ten years working as a counselor/client advocate.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Sheryl Diane Pfeifer; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Tillie Pfeifer; her maternal grandfather, Oliver McNew; uncles, J.B. and Bentley Rollans; cousins, Ray Norton, Seth Norton and Stephen Vaughn.

Survivors include her daughter, Madison Laine Deal of Dardanelle; father, Larry Pfeifer of Dardanelle; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Jason Fleming of Conway; grandmother, Jettie McNew of Dardanelle.

Funeral services was July 8, 2011 at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle with Bro. Mark Lashley officiating. Burial in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jul 13, 2011)


picture Chester T. Dean

      Sex: M

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          Death: 10 Nov 2000
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This Obituary was published 12 Nov 2000, Lubbock, Texas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chester T. Dean


Services for Chester T. Dean, 77, of Lubbock will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Pat Driskill officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

He died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Oklahoma and was raised in the Olton and Plainview area. He was an absentee graduate of Dardanelle, Ark., High School due to entering the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in the infantry and received the purple heart as well as other honors.

He married Ruthie Parks on Nov. 2, 1947, in Dardanelle. He served in civil service at Reese Air Force Base until his retirement. Following his retirement he owned and operated a lawn care service. He had been a resident of Lubbock since moving from Dardanelle in 1954 and was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

A son, Clarence Edward Dean, died in 1962.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles of White Oak and Thomas of Lubbock; two daughters, Nita Ashmore of Midland and Tricia Roark of Lubbock; a brother, Jimmy; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

(The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Newspaper, Lubbock, Texas, pub. Nov 12, 2000)


picture Ida Ann (Bowen) Knight Dean

      Sex: F

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          Death: 17 Jun 2012
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Her obituary was published 20 Jun 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

Ida Dean

Ida Ann Knight Dean age 83 of Plainview passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Dardanelle Nursing Home.

She was born March 26, 1929 in Rover, AR to the late Aurby & Ethel Burns Bowen. She was a line worker for 26 years for Congra.

Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Troy Knight and Bill Dean; sister Mary Long; grandson Nicholas Knight.

Survivors include sons & daughters-in-law, Kenneth & Pat Knight of Rover; Tommy & Betty Knight of Gilkey; Robert & Brenda Knight of Nimrod and Billy Dean of Oregon; daughters, Kimberly Dean of Oregon; Teresa Harrison of Houston; brother, Clarence & Pat Bowen of North Little Rock; sister Melba Besancon of Little Rock; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Via officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Plainview.

Pallbearers include Kenneth Knight, Tommy Knight, Jeremy Knight, Jennifer Elliott, Teresa Norwood and Rick Besancon.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 20, 2012)


picture Monroe E. Dean

      Sex: M

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          Death: 27 Jun 1962
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His obituary was published 28 Jun 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

Monroe Dean

Monroe E. Dean, aged 71, of Belleville died at the Yell County Hospital Wednesday, June 27. He was a retired farmer and lumberman and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ola Dean; one daughter, Mrs. Eunice Medders of Mansfield, Texas; two step-children, W.L. Gamer of Texas, and Mrs. Eva Huffman of Rockford III., two brothers Joe Dean and George Dean both of Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Young of Okla. and Mrs. Mary Ellen Crosby of Texas.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 28, 1962)


picture Lillie Christine (Welch) Dearrington



      Sex: F

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          Death: 14 Feb 2012
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This Obituary was published 22 Feb 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

Christine Dearrington

Lillie Christine Dearrington, 92, passed from this life on February 14, 2012 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Christine was born on April 5, 1919 to Lester and Orpha (Ray) Welch in Havana, Arkansas. She worked as a beautician and at the Radar Institute.

She is the niece of former statesman, Joe Ray who preceded her in death. She is also preceded by her loving husband, Gene Dearrington; son, Bobby "Bear" Dearrington; parents; and brother, James Ray Welch.

She is survived by son, Joel Dearrington and wife, Jeanne; grandchildren, Lance Dearrington and girlfriend, Lisa Gray, Kim Dearrington and wife, Loretta, Kris Dearrington, John Dearrington and wife, Anne and Bobby Dimery; great grandchildren, Paige Dearrington, Noah Dearrington, Brice Dearrington, and Olivia Dearrington, Taylor and Stevie Dimery, Nick Swiger and Nicole Campbell; and former daughter- in-law, Lisa Dearrington Baldridge.

Service was February 18, 2012 at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Havana Cemetery, Havana, Arkansas February 20, 2012.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Feb 22, 2012)


picture Athalea (Shoemaker) Higgins Deeds



      Sex: F

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          Death: 11 Nov 2013
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Her obituary was published 13 Nov 2013, On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Athalea Deeds

Athalea Shoemaker Higgins Deeds, age 92, of Delaware died Monday, November 11, 2013 at Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born August 29, 1921 at Delaware to the late Robert and Johnnie Roper Shoemaker. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Delaware First Baptist Church. She loved to quilt, cook, find a word books and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Garland Higgins and J.C. Deeds; four brothers, Desmond Shoemaker, Farris Shoemaker, Robert Shoemaker, Gerald Shoemaker; two sisters, Florence Lynn and Hilda Davis.

Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Hillis and husband Carl of Dardanelle, Barbara Cornett of Ola; one son, Leroy Higgins and wife Janet of Mableville; one sister, Ruby Floyd of Delaware; seven grandchildren, Melinda Troxel and husband Jim of St. Peters, Missouri, Patrick Hillis and wife Paige of Irving, Texas, Darrell Reedy Jr of Ola, Jerry Reedy of Sherwood, Gavin Higgins and wife Sana of North Little Rock, Tony Higgins and wife Sandy of Cabot, Lee Higgins of Mableville; great grandchildren, Kayla Troxel, Kendall Troxel, Parker Hillis, Preston Hillis, Jerry Reedy II, Wayne Reedy, Larry Reedy, Ashley Higgins, Ethan Higgins; four great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Bob Loyd officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the chapel.

Pallbearers will be Gavin Higgins, Lee Higgins, Tony Higgins, Keith Cravens, Bob Bata and Patrick Hillis.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(On-Line at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com)

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