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picture Guy Caviness

      Sex: M

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          Death: 23 Sep 1941
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His obituary was published in Sep 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

Guy Caviness


Funeral services for Guy Caviness, 41 years old, widely known stockman and farmer of Gravelly, Yell county, who died Tuesday night in a Russellville hospital, will be held this Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church of Gravelly. Burial will be in Parks cemetery, with a Masonic service at grave.

Mr. Caviness was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic order.

Survivors include his wife, one son, Bob Aaron, his mother, Mrs. Onnie Caviness, two brothers, Bill and Robert Caviness, all of Gravelly; four sisters, Mrs. Herman Clemen; of Gravelly, Mrs. R. A. Raney of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Fred Harris of Waldron and Mrs. Fred Burnett of Dardanelle.

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


picture Guy Caviness

      Sex: M

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          Death: 23 Sep 1941
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His obituary was published in Sep 1941, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fall From Horse Results in Death of Guy Caviness

Mr. Guy Caviness, 41, of Gravelly, died Tuesday at 11:15 p. m. in a Russellville Hospital, from injuries suffered two weeks ago when a horse fell on him near his home. Mr. Caviness was a member of one of Yell County's oldest and most prominent families, and son of the late Bob Caviness. He was also a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic Bright Star Lodge.

Survivors include his widow and six-year-old son; his mother, Mrs. Annie Caviness; two brothers, Bill and Robert, Gravelly; and four sisters, Mrs. R. A. Raney, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Herman Clement. Gravelly; Mrs. Fred Harris, Waldron, and Mrs. Fred Burnett, Jr., Dardanelle.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. James Cofer, of Lavaca, were held in the Methodist Church at Gravelly at 2:30 this afternoon, burial being in Park's Cemetery at Gravelly.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Sep 25, 1941)


picture James Robert "Bob" Caviness

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          Death: 20 Nov 1938
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His obituary was published 24 Nov 1938, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heart Attack Fatal To Fourche Valley Leader

Mr. Bob Caviness aged 67 years, prominent Fourche Valley planter, merchant and banker, died Sunday morning, November 20, 1938, from a heart attack at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Lee Montgomery, directly across the street from his own home, where he had gone for treatment.

The funeral service was held on the lawn at the family home at Gravelly Monday afternoon, a splendid tribute being paid to the deceased by Rev. Ashmore, who officiated.

But a more beautiful and impressive tribute was the assemblage of more than 2,000 sorrowing friends of Bob Caviness--men and women from all walks and stations in life, from every nook and corner of Yell County--who with sad hearts and tear-dimmed eyes gathered about the bier of their departed friend to pay a last tribute of love and devotion.

Mr. Caviness was born at Gravelly, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Caviness, pioneer Yell County citizens. He was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Methodist Church.

On July 6th, 1903, he married Miss Annie Campbell, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Willie, Robert and Guy Caviness, all of Gravelly; four daughters, Mrs. Herman Clement, Gravelly; Mrs. Ralph A. Raney, Little Rock; Mrs. Fred C. Burnett, Jr., Dardanelle; Mrs. Fred E. Harris, Waldron; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Montgomery, Gravelly, and three brothers, Walter Caviness, Gravelly; John Caviness, Danville; and Chester Caviness, Memphis, Tex.

The death of Mr. Caviness is a severe blow, not alone to Fourche Valley, but to all of Yell County as well; for Bob Caviness was a leader, a man of Outstanding ability and high character. He was strong in his convictions, and what he conceived to be right he fought for. He lent strong support to the churches and championed the cause of education and good government. Though never personally an office-seeker, he was active in politiecs, and his support was no small matter in the attainment of County office.

Mr. Caviness was a large landowner, with scores of tenants and sharecroppers, and the sincere grief and sorrow of these dependents at his death is touching testimonial to his fairness, his generosity and his kindliness. His work is ended; he has passed off the stage of action; but behind him he leaves, clean and plain for all to read, the record of an active, well-lived, useful life--an inspiration and a guide for those who follow.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Nov 24, 1938 - Obituary courtesy of Dardanelle Public Library Archives, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, Arkansas)


picture James William "Bill" Caviness

      Sex: M

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          Death: 6 Jun 1966
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His obituary was published in Jun 1966, 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 (Bill) Caviness

James William Caviness, age 70, of Gravelly died at his home Monday. Mr. Caviness was a native of Gravelly and a son of the late Bob Caviness. He was a farmer and stockman, member of the Gravelly Methodist Church, a Mason, member of the Order of Eastern Star and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Caviness; his mother, Mrs. Annie Campbell Caviness; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Clements of Gravelly and Russellville, Mrs. Helen Harris of Waldron, and Mrs. Grace Raney and Mrs. Elmora Bumett, both of Dardanelle.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Gravelly Methodist Church conducted by Rev. C. Houston Fanner, Methodist minister formerly of Danville, and assisted by Rev. Charles Reed, pastor of the Gravelly Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Parks Cemetery and graveside rites will be by the Gravelly Masonic Lodge with Cornwell funeral Service in charge.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1966)


picture John Creed Caviness

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          Death: 14 Jan 1961
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His obituary was published 19 Jan 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

John Creed Caviness


John Creed Caviness, aged 91, died at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock Saturday, January 14. "Uncle John" was a former resident of Danville, having been born and reared at Gravelly. At one time he was a farmer and cattle buyer in Yell County. He served as Arkansas State Ranger, Yell County Deputy Sheriff and Danville City Marshall and a Methodist.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche Montgomery Caviness of Pine Bluff; four daughters, Mrs. Douglas White of Silver City, NM; Mrs. Robert Compton of Russellville, Mrs. Charles Nixon of Gary, Ind. and Mrs. Blakely Gallagher of Pine Bluff; thirteen grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jan 19, 1961)


picture Robert Caviness

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          Death: Nov 1969
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This Obituary was published 13 Nov 1969, Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Caviness Dies


Robert Caviness, 72, of Gravelly died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville after being hospitalized there two weeks and after suffering six years from a heart ailment.

Caviness was a lifelong resident of Gravelly and was a retired rancher and merchant. He owned a general store in Gravelly for some time.

Funeral service will be held today, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. and burial will be at Parks Cemetery at Gravelly under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, a WWI veteran, a Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors are his wife, Ermalee; four sisters, Mrs. Lily Clements of Russellville, Mrs. Grace Raney of Mt. Nebo, Mrs. Fred Burnett of Dardanelle, and Mrs. Fred Harris of Waldron. Other survivors are several nieces and nephews.

(Waldren News, Waldren, Scott County, Arkansas, pub. Nov 13, 1969)


picture Mrs. Emma Lillian (Tucker) Cawhorn

      Sex: F

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          Death: 19 Feb 1982
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Her obituary was published 24 Mar 1982, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emma L. Cawhorn

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mrs. Emma Lillian Tucker Cawhorn, Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 19 after a brief illness.

She was born in Dardanelle, the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Tucker and was the widow of Eugene E. Cawhorn, Atkins.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Baird, Memphis; two nieces, Mrs. Selene Cotton Gibson, Fort Smith, and Mrs. Betty Tucker Lawrence, Luling, La.; and a nephew, James Hearn, Lincoln, Neb.

(Post-Dispatch Newspaper, Dardanelle, Arkansas, pub. Mar 24, 1982)


picture Bernice (Hunt) Ceretto

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          Death: 5 Apr 2004
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Her obituary was published 17 Apr 2004, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bernice Ceretto


On April 15, 2004, Bernice Ceretto was put to rest to await the Lord's glorious return and reunion with her loving husband, Domenic and beloved daughter, Betty.

Bernice was born May 21, 1915 to James and Lola Hunt in Roth, OK. At an early age she and her family relocated to Oklahoma where she began developing and mastering her skills in raising produce and livestock.These skills were put to good use when Bernice later moved to California and grew many different types of vegetables and fruits, and excelled in canning her crops. These efforts earned her much recognition and many awards.

On March 28, 1938 Bernice married Domenic Ceretto in Stockton, CA. In 1938, their only child, Betty Lee was born. Having a school-aged child presented Bernice with an opportunity to initiate and manage the Food Service Program at Elder Creek School. It was this venue that allowed Bernice to build on her love of children and sharing by participating in the development and growing of the Elder Creek Summer Camp, and numerous field trips around California. She visited and shared many places with "her kids", such as Mt. Tamalpias, the high Sierras, and the coast. Her compassion and patience touched many young hearts. After her retirement, Bernice did not remain idle. She always had a wonderful garden in which she grew tomatoes, and nurtured the spirits of those around her. Bernice made sure no one hungered for food or the Word of God.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Juanita Martin and her extended family of Sacramento, CA; son-in-law, Gerald Lewis of Middletown, CA; grandsons and spouses, John and Heather Lewis of Santa Rosa, CA, James and Dru Lewis of San Andreas, CA, Peter Lewis of Napa, CA, Mark & Tammy Lewis of Yountville, CA; great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Tiana, Dustin and Matthew Lewis; great-great-grandchild, Samantha Brown-Lewis.

Her sister, Nina; husband, Domenic; and daughter, Betty all preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden on Mon., April 19, 2004 at 2:30 pm.

(Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sacramento, California, pub. April 17, 2004 - Obituary Transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 78623251)


picture Billy Sam Chadwick

      Sex: M

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          Death: 10 Aug 2011
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His obituary was published 17 Aug 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

Billy Sam Chadwick

Billy Sam Chadwick, age 64 of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at his home.

He was born July 28, 1947 at Sonora, TX to Glen and Doris Keene Chadwick. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years and best friend of 25 years, Mona Chadwick of Dardanelle; father, Glen Chadwick of Sonora, TX; two children, Sherry and Nelson Chadwick both of NM; two stepchildren, Reece Simpler of FL and Krista Washington of Houston, TX; one sister, Glenna Chadwick of Sonora, TX; four grandchildren, Brittany, Anthony and Chelsea of NM and Charlotte of Houston, TX and many other friends and relatives.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Sonora, TX with Lee Greg Lloyd officiating.

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 17, 2011)


picture Esco M. Chadwick

      Sex: M

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          Death: 6 Mar 1977
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His obituary was published in Mar 1977, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Esco M. Chadwick

SULPHUR - Services for Esco Michal Chadwick, 77, are Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church. He died Sunday [Mar 6, 1977] in an Ada hospital.

Mr. Chadwick was born, Aug. 6, 1899, in Gravelly, Ark. He came to Sulphur as a small child with his family and lived in Murray County the remainder of his life. He married Perry Butcher, Nov. 21, 1925, in Sulphur. A retired farmer, Mr. Chadwick was a member of the Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jim House, assisted by Dr. T. B. Ritzinger, will conduct the service which is under the direction of the Dunn-Clagg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Perry, of the home; two daughters, Kathryn Corley, Madera, Calif., and Nellie Klaffee, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Odis, Sulphur, and Ernest, Tulsa; two sisters, Velma Yates and Bessie Hancock, both of Sulphur; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

(Obituary content courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 33314107)


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