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picture Delena (McBride) Gant Duke

      Sex: F

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          Death: 29 Sep 2014
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Her obituary was published in 2014, On Line @ www.findagrave.com. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Delena Gant Duke


Delena Gant Duke of Magnolia, AR was called home to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Alma McBride of Havana, AR, three brothers, Robert Dodd, Guinn McBride, and LaWayne McBride, her first husband Hilton Gant of Nashville, AR, second husband Albert Duke of Magnolia, AR, and her son Kevin Gant of Nashville.

Her survivors include her sister Dolores McBride, son Keith Gant (Janet), grandchildren Matthew Gant (Adele) and Rachel Gant Newman (Paul), great grandchildren Serenity and Keegan Gant and Charlee Newman, and a number of nephews and nieces, step-sons and step-grandchildren.

Delena was born in Havana, AR on Dec. 31, 1926. As a teenager she was crowned queen of Yell County. She graduated from Havana High School in 1945 and was class valedictorian. Immediately after graduation she went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the summer across the street from the White House.

In 1949 she graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She then taught Home Economics at Mansfield High School until her marriage to Hilton Gant of Greenwood in 1950. They settled in Nashville, AR where she lived through 1984. In all their years together they never once spoke an unkind word or with a raised voice to each other.

God was always the center of her life. In her 35 years at Nashville she was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, where she was extremely active and hard-working in the children's Bible school program as a teacher and supervisor. Future preachers, missionaries, and elders heard many Bible stories as children at her feet. She was also a popular speaker at area-wide teacher training workshops.

In 1980-81 Delena exhibited great faith and strength when, over about a year's time, she had to face the loss of her mother, father, younger son, and husband.

In 1984 she married Albert Duke and moved to Magnolia, where she spent her remaining years. There she was a member of the Jackson St. Church of Christ, where she was well known and loved as a friend and helper to many who were less fortunate or in need. She was also a generous supporter of good works; many orphans, starving children, and missionaries were blessed by her. All who knew her remember her as being so full of life and friendliness, yet with a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed but forever remembered.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Jackson St. Church of Christ with Brian Mickey officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4:30 pm at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia.

(Obituary Transcript courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 136631356)


picture Delena (McBride) Gant Duke



      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 
          Death: 29 Sep 2014
         Burial: 

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Her obituary was published 8 Oct 2014, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Delena Gant Duke

Delena Gant Duke of Magnolia, AR was called home to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Alma McBride of Havana, AR, three brothers, Robert Dodd, Guinn McBride, and LaWayne McBride, her first husband Hilton Gant of Nashville, AR, second husband Albert Duke of Magnolia, AR, and her son Kevin Gant of Nashville. Her survivors include her sister Dolores McBride, son Keith Gant (Janet), grandchildren Matthew Gant (Adele) and Rachel Gant Newman (Paul), great grandchildren Serenity and Keegan Gant and Charlee Newman, and a number of nephews and nieces, step-sons and step-grandchildren.

Delena was born in Havana, AR on Dec. 31, 1926. As a teenager she was crowned queen of Yell County. She graduated from Havana High School in 1945 and was class valedictorian. Immediately after graduation she went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the summer across the street from the White House. In 1949 she graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She then taught Home Economics at Mansfield High School until her marriage to Hilton Gant of Greenwood in 1950. They settled in Nashville, AR where she lived through 1984. In all their years together they never once spoke an unkind word or with a raised voice to each other.

God was always the center of her life. In her 35 years at Nashville she was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, where she was extremely active and hard-working in the children's Bible school program as a teacher and supervisor. Future preachers, missionaries, and elders heard many Bible stories as children at her feet. She was also a popular speaker at area-wide teacher training workshops.

In 1980-81 Delena exhibited great faith and strength when, over about a year's time, she had to face the loss of her mother, father, younger son, and husband. In 1984 she married Albert Duke and moved to Magnolia, where she spent her remaining years. There she was a member of the Jackson St. Church of Christ, where she was well known and loved as a friend and helper to many who were less fortunate or in need. She was also a generous supporter of good works; many orphans, starving children, and missionaries were blessed by her. All who knew her remember her as being so full of life and friendliness, yet with a gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed but forever remembered.

Visitation was held from 5-8 PM Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Jackson St. Church of Christ with Brian Mickey officiating. A graveside service was followed at 4:30 pm at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Magnolia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to: Children's Home of Paragould, 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450.

Sign our online registry at www.baileyfuneralhome.net

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Oct 8, 2014)


picture Kenneth Wayne Dumas



      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 3 Aug 2012
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His obituary was published 14 Aug 2012, On Line @ www.baileyfuneralhome.net. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kenneth Wayne Dumas

March 1, 1962 - August 3, 2012

Kenneth Wayne Dumas of El Dorado went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the age of 50. He was born March 1, 1962 in El Dorado, AR to Ralph and Patricia Ann (Cassity) Dumas. Kenneth was a Purchasing Manager for Graphic Packaging International in West Monroe. He was also of the Church of Christ Faith. Kenneth loved the outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, going to the lake or volunteering with the Boy Scouts. But his greatest joy came from spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his girls at the ballet recitals.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 28 yrs, Sharon Lynn Dumas of El Dorado, AR; one son, Justin Tyler Dumas of El Dorado, AR; two daughters, Kimberly Michelle Growns and husband, Kevin Michael of Star City, AR; Emily Nicole Dumas of El Dorado, AR; his mother, Patricia Ann Floyd and husband, John of El Dorado, AR; one sister, Devona Sue Garris and husband, Paul David of Magnolia, AR; two step brothers, Chris Floyd and wife, Dana of Benton, AR and Jason Floyd of El Dorado, AR; one step sister, Melanie Glover of Benton, AR; sister in law, Kathy Tighe of El Dorado, AR; brother in law, Victor Childs and wife, Debbie of El Dorado, AR; three nieces, Megan Elizabeth Garris of Magnolia, AR; Nina Tighe of El Dorado, AR; Carrigan Floyd of Benton, AR; two nephews, David Tighe of El Dorado, AR; Corbin Floyd of Benton, AR; three aunts, Sharon Gililland and husband, Don of Danville, AR; Deborah Darbee and husband, Kevin of Havana, AR; Gail Cassity of Havana, AR; four uncles, Eddie Dumas and wife, Lonez of El Dorado, AR; Bob Cassity of Waveland, AR; Bill Cassity and wife, Carmen of Springfield, VA; Doyle Cassity and wife, Lisa of Angleton, TX; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from Thursday evening 7-9 pm at Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 10, 2012 at College Avenue Church of Christ with David Bailey officiating.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR.

Pallbearers will be Steve Craig, Steve Bell, Steve Defee, Eddie Bobo, Craig Jones, Homer Newton, Cliff Vick, Ben Hastings.

Sign our online registry at www.baileyfuneralhome.net

(pub. Aug 14, 2012, on-line @ www.baileyfuneralhome.net)


picture Mrs. Dellah (Hutchins) Duncan

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Aug 1963
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Her obituary was published in Sep 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. Dellah Duncan

Mrs. Dellah Hutchins Duncan died at her home in Oklahoma City on August 17th after a lingering illness. She was the widow of J. J. Duncan and a native of Danville.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lillie D. Loveall and one great grandson.

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


picture John Warren "Bus" Duncan

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Jul 1961
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His obituary was published 20 Jul 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 W. "Bus" Duncan

John Warren (Bus) Duncan, aged 51, of Belleville died July 17 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was poultry inspector for the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Russellville and was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Duncan; his father, R. O. Duncan of Danville; two brothers, Bobby Joe Duncan of Danville and William Eugene Duncan of Fairborne, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Reba Womack of Wardell, Mo., Mrs. Shine Barnett of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. Lorene Hearon of Duncan, Okla. and Mrs. Mary Jane Swatzel of Danville.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jul 20, 1961)


picture Mary Emeline (Brown) Duncan

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 7 Jul 1961
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Her obituary was published 13 Jul 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. Mary (Brown) Duncan

Mrs. Mary Emeline Duncan, aged 72, died at her home in Danville on Friday, July 7. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, R. O. Duncan; three sons, Bus Duncan of Belleville, Bobby Joe Duncan of Danville and William Eugene Duncan of Fairborne, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Reba Womack of Wardell, Mo., Mrs. Shine Barnett of Tahoka, Texas, Mrs. Lorene Hearon of Duncan, Okla. and Mrs. Mary Jane Swatzel of Danville; One brother, Hugh Brown of Van Nuys. Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Jack Mitchell of Checotah, Okla., Mrs. Dick Wright of Snyder, Okla. and Mrs. George Shelby of Hanford, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jul 13, 1961)


picture R. Omar Duncan

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 1 Sep 1964
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His obituary was published in Sep 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

R. O. (Omar) Duncan

R. O. (Omar) Duncan, 80, of Danville died September 1, in the hospital in Danville. He was a retired cattleman and former manager of the Danville Sale Barn. Mr. Duncan was a former member of the Danville School Board.

Survivors include two sons, William H. Duncan of Belleville, Ill., and Bobby Joe Duncan of Danville; four daughters, Mrs. Elmber Swatzel of Danville, Mrs. Bill Womack of Wardell, Mo., Mrs. Nute Barnett of Wilson, Tex., and Mrs. John Herron of Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Mitchell of Danville and Mrs. Lillie Waterfield of Chandler, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday in the Danville Methodist Church with Cornwell Funeral Service in charge.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Ladd, Jack White, Baxter Gatlin, Buford Compton, Robert Caviness, Herman Aikman, O, J. Ferguson, Eric Caviness and H. I. Gillespie.

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


picture Mrs. Dollie Dunn

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Dec 1963
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Her obituary was published in Dec 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. Dollie Dunn

Mrs. Dollie Dunn, 80 of Centerville, died at a Danville hospital, Tuesday, Dec. 17. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a native of Centerville.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene and Stanley Dunn of Centerville and Walter Dunn of Beloit, Wise; five daughters, Mrs. Wilma Foster, Mrs. Pete George and Mrs. Modene Stevenson of Centerville, Mrs. George Keepers of Beloit, Ill., and Mrs. Otto Moore of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Ina Christy of Little Rock; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday at the Centerville Church of Christ by Leonard Tyler, minister.

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


picture Jackie Gleason Dunn

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 9 Apr 2012
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His obituary was published 18 Apr 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

Jackie Dunn

Jackie Gleason Dunn, age 76, of Dardanelle died Monday, April 9, 2012 at River Valley Medical Center.

He was born May 2, 1935 at Centerville to the late Stanley and Okla Gleason Dunn. He graduated from Ola High School in 1953 and attended Arkansas Tech University for 1 year. He retired from the Yell County Highway Department where he worked as a Road Foreman. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sister, Frances Birkhead of Dardanelle; a niece, Becky Birkhead of Springdale and many cousins and friends.

Funeral service was April 12, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle.

Pallbearers: Chad Carter, Brandon Carter, MacKenzie Carter, Bill George, Robert McMuIIen, Steven Dale.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Apr 18, 2012)


picture Larry Franklin Dunn

      Sex: M

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          Birth: 
          Death: 17 Oct 2013
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His obituary was published 23 Oct 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

Larry Dunn

Larry Franklin Dunn, age 68, of Centerville died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Saint Vincent Health Care Specialties.

He was born July 11, 1945 in Centerville to the late Eugene and Della Vann Dunn.

He was the owner of Centerless Grinding in Centerville.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing and the company of his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bobby Dunn; one infant sister, Rebecca Dunn.

Survivors include two sons, David Dunn and wife Lesly of Russellville, Robert Dunn and wife Stephanie of Centerville; three sisters, Hilda Hamilton of Russellville, Jo Ann Dale and husband Cecil of Russellville, Donna Osborne of Russellville; two granddaughters, Savannah Rose Dunn of Centerville, Samantha Louise Dunn of Russellville; mother of his children, Dona LaRue of Branson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday October 26, 2013 at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Cremation 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. Oct 23, 2013)

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