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picture Orvil J. Cravens

      Sex: M

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          Death: 18 Jan 1963
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His obituary was published 24 Jan 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

Orvil J. Cravens

Orvil J. Cravens, age 50, died January 18, in his home at Havana. He was a native of New Blaine and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vidal Cravens; one daughter, Doris Jean Cravens of the home, two sisters, Noreve Lipe, Midway, Bernice Sawall, Fresno, Calif, two half-sisters, Stella Jones of Kerman, Calif., Bertie Parker of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, Elmer Cravens of New Blaine, John L. Cravens of Wichita, Kans., Jethro Cravens of Modesto, Calif; two half-brothers, Norman Cravens and Sid Cravens.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 24, 1963)


picture William J. Cravens

      Sex: M

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          Death: Jun 1962
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His obituary was published 14 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

William J. Cravens

William J. Cravens, 85, of Ola, died Saturday in the Yell County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a native of Yell County.

Survivors include two brothers, Jess Cravens of Wewoka, Okla. and C.O. Cravens of Gadsden, Ala; and a sister, Mrs. Susie Cravens of Ola.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 14, 1962)


picture B. L. Crawford, Jr.



      Sex: M

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          Death: 31 Aug 2011
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This Obituary was published 7 Sep 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

B. L. Crawford

B. L. Crawford, Jr., 77, of Plainview, AR, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, AR.

The son of Birtie and Hazel Crawford, he was born February 25, 1934 in Steve, AR. He married Audra Lee Smith on March 18, 1960 at Hollis, AR. He was a Logging Forman with Weyerhaeuser and a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church in Hollis, AR. He enjoyed his retirement years farming, hunting, fishing and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Lindsay Haney; two sisters, Floy Fondren and Juanita Whiley; and nephew, Keith Crawford.

Survivors include his wife, Audra Lee Crawford of Plainview; two sons, Samuel (Karen) Crawford of Tyler, TX and Lancy Crawford of Plainview; four daughters, Angela Hawkins of Plainview, Tammy (David) Grisham of Hollis, Karen (Stan) Haney of Broken Arrow, OK, Amanda (Robert) Palmer of Mt. Pine; 11 grandchildren; Brandon, Kristy and Kayla Crawford, all of Tyler, TX, Robert Nichols of Plainview, Lana Roberson of Onyx, David Grisham, Jr. of Hollis, Brandi Haney of Broken Arrow, OK, Lancy Jr. and Johnathon Crawford of Plainview, Santana and Megan Boutzale of Mt. Pine; one great grandchild, Kamren Boutzale Roach of Mt. Pine; four brothers, Dean (Rita) Crawford of Hollis, Benny (Cindy) Crawford of Hollis, Wade (Barbara) Crawford of Vida, OR, Danny Crawford of Cabot; three sisters, Wanda Dickson of Hollis, Ina (John) Lynch of Milton, FL and Brenda Mize of Alexander; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral was September 6, 2011 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jimmie Scott officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military Honors will be provided by Fort Sill.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Advance Care. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com

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


picture Cecil Edward Crawford

      Sex: M

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          Death: 1961
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His obituary was published 25 May 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

Cecil Crawford

Funeral for Cecil Edward Crawford, 48, a native of Yell County who died in a Memphis hospital, was conducted last Friday in Nooner Cemetery. He was a glass blower and a World War II Veteran.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill Crawford and Laudell Crawford of California, seven sisters, Mrs. Hendrick Stokes of lola, Kan., Mrs. Tom Cox of Steve, Mrs. John Heard of Lynwood, Calif., Mrs. Marie Phillips of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Dewey Gossage of Plainview, Mrs. Bill Davis of Blakely and Mrs. Delford Jeffery of Oklahoma City.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 25, 1961)


picture Claud L. "Junior" Crawford, Jr.



      Sex: M

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          Death: 4 Dec 2012
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His obituary was published 6 Dec 2012, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Junior Crawford

Claud L. Crawford Jr., 85, of Dardanelle went home to be with his Lord on December. 4, 2012.

He was born March 3, 1927 in Atkins to Claud Lee Crawford Sr. and Mary Haralson Crawford. Junior was a member of The First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle where he was an ordained deacon for over 40 years.

He retired from AP&L after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a veteran of WWII and was a retired member of the Dardanelle City Fire Department.

Junior had the heart of a servant. He was happiest when working and doing for others. He was the true patriarch of his family and was loved by many. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids as well as extended family.

Junior is preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Edmon Crawford and Donal Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lola Fink Crawford; two children, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Tonnie Crawford and his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Rodney Mondey; five grandchildren, Kim Olson and her husband Kurt, Lynn Crawford and his wife, Tricia, Dustin Ford and his wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Moore and her husband, Fabian, and Staci Ford; great-grandchildren, Logan, Morgan, A.J., Lauren, Lindsey, Alex, Maddie, Eli, Tarin, Austin, MaryJane, Chase, and Mazee; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by the Rev. David Riker, the Rev. David Bishop, the Rev. Jared Higginbotham, and his grandson the Rev. Lynn Crawford. Burial will be at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle.

Pallbearers will be Larry Taylor, Aaron Beam, Jason Beam, Tom Miller, Chris Myers, and Kenny Biggs.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(The Courier Newspaper, Russellville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 6, 2012)


picture Michael Lee "Mike" Crawford

      Sex: M

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          Death: 6 Dec 2011
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This Obituary was published 14 Dec 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

Mike Crawford

Michael Lee "Mike" Crawford, age 58, of Little Rock died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center.

He was born February 17, 1953 at Niles, Michigan to Lee and Evelean Hightower Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother, Lillie Moore.

Survivors include his mother, Evelean Stogdell of Dardanelle; companion of 37 years, Vikki Bartel of Little Rock; son, Michael "Shane" Stunkel of New Mexico; brother, Steve Crawford of London; sisters, Brenda Hightower of Havana, Sheri Fausset of Dardanelle, Alisa Crawford of Dardanelle, Karen Crawford of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Caylea and Kaiden; other children, Britni Patton and Stephen Plunket of Little Rock.

Graveside services were held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Bluffton Cemetery.

Arrangements By CornweII Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 14, 2011)


picture Myrtle (Ballew) Crawford

      Sex: F

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          Death: 24 Mar 2011
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Her obituary was published 30 Mar 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 Crawford

Myrtle Crawford, 97, of Ola, AR, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, AR.

The daughter of Robert and Josephine Clara Martin Ballew, she was born December 20, 1913 in Hollis, AR. She was a member of the Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting. Myrtle was a homemaker and help mate to her husband of 69 years Henry Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry Crawford; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother Everett Ballew of Hollis, AR; 3 sisters-in-law, Ruby Nell Sanders of Dardanelle, Laverne Ballew of Perryville, Faye Ballew of New Mexico and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral was March 28, 2011 at Valley Home Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmy Scott officiating. Burial was at Nooner Cemetery in Hollis, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Mar 30, 2011)


picture Mrs. Etta (Barnett) Crelia

      Sex: F

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          Death: 31 Jul 1965
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Her obituary was published in Aug 1965, 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. Etta Crelia

Mrs. Etta Barnett Crelia, age 55, of St. Joseph, La. died July 31 at the St. Charles Memorial Hospital after a long illnesss. She was a native of Yell County and a Methodist.

Survivors include three sons, Ray and Tommy of the home and Roy of Natchez, Miss.; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kirby of Natchez; three sisters, Esther Keener of Danville, Ollie Lewellen of Maysville, Okla. and Nettie Ducan of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Bill and Ernest Barnett of Danville; four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church in St. Joseph with Rev. W.P. Blackwood officiating. Burial was in the Newelton [Newellton] Cemetery.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 1965)


picture Mrs. Fannie Criswell

      Sex: F

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          Death: 21 Mar 1963
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Her obituary was published in Mar 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

Mrs. Fannie Criswell

Mrs. Fannie Criswell, aged 67, of Seymore, Mo. died March 21 in a Springfield, Mo. hospital. Mrs. Criswell was raised at Gravelly and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Criswell; two sons, Lawrence of Texas, Joe of Seymour; three daughters, Lois of Nevada, Ada of Seymour, Mollie of Iowa; five sisters, two brothers, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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


picture Billy Eugene Crites



      Sex: M

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          Death: 16 May 2012
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His obituary was published 23 May 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

Billy Crites

Billy Eugene Crites, 64 of Dardanelle, AR left us for his eternal home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his brothers home.

He was born in Russellville, Arkansas on November 20, 1947, the son of Eugene Crites and Arlene Lockhorst. At the young age of seven, his family moved to Kansas where he lived for many years. He attended schools in Medicine Lodge and Sharon, Kansas. He was a 1964 graduate of Sharon High School. He later served two years in the United States Army.

He was united in marriage to Carolyn Spaeth in 1970. This union was blessed with two children, Karen and Darrin. They later divorced. He was later blessed with another son, Brandon.

Bill's greatest interests were hunting, fishing, carpentry work and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Terry.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Darrin and Brandon Crites of Hutchinson, Kansas; one daughter Karen Crites of Hutchison, Kansas; stepmom Peggy of Medicine Lodge, Kansas; five brothers, Jerry (Paula) of Russell, Kansas, Larry (Betty) of Dardanelle, Rick and Toby both of Attica, Kansas and Lonnie of Sharon, Kansas. Other survivors include one sister, Gina of Argonia, Kansas; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A private family service will be held.

Arrangements by Bishop- Griffin Funeral Home of Greenbrier. (501) 679-4400 www.bishopgriffinfuneralhome.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 23, 2012)

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