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The Waldron News
30 June 1999
VACHELL DEMPSEY YANCEY

Dempsey was a World War II Veteran, a retired dozer operator, a deacon and member of the Weeks Baptist Church, an old fashion cattle and horse farmer. The best husband and father in the world. He is preceded in death by his wife JoAnn McDaniel Yancey, his father Samuel William Yancey, his mother Rachell Velma Hunsucker Yancey, and one brother Kenneth Yancey. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lewis Payne and granddaughter of the home Misty Dawn Payne; two grandsons, Terry Payne of Opolo, Arkansas, Johnny Payne of Harrison, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Annette Yancey and one granddaughter Teaira Rea Yancey; three sisters, Nadine and Frank Nicholas of Houston, Texas, Wanda Evans of Houston, Texas, and Laverne and Buel Owens of Copperas Cove, Texas; and one brother, Charles A. and Jane Yancey of Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services under the direction of Martin Funeral Home were held on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Weeks Baptist Church at Weeks, Arkansas. Larry Free and Wayne Fowler officiated. Pallbearers were Terry Payne, Tracy Threatt, Peyton Webster, Ralph Cagle, Buster Snellgrove, and Caleb Free. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Joe Robinson, Ed Underwood, Bob Griffin.

The Waldron News
30 June 1999
ALLEN ELIJAH YANDELL

Allen Elijah Yandell was born June 14, 1913 near Waldron, AR and passed to heaven June 26, 1999. He was a resident of Scott County most of his life and was a retired farmer. Allen was preceded in death by his parents William Lee Yandell and Mary Elizabeth Wagner Yandell, three children, two grandchildren and two brothers. He is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Hunt and Edna Slater of Waldron and the home; his wife, Geneva Luerine Vaughn Yandell and son, Richard Yandell. Other survivin children are Aylene Adair, Melvin Yandell, Patsy Scott, Judy Hale, Jimmy Yandell, Jerry Yandell, Ronnie Yandell and Ricky Yandell. Also 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Allen was a World War II Veteran and fought in 5 major campaigns and was awarded 5 Bronze Stars for Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was also awarded the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. He was entitled to wear the European- African-Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, 2 Overseas Bars and the Bronze Arrowhead. Allen served his country proudly as a heavy motor crewman and expert Infantryman. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Scott County Times
8 June 2005
DOVIE YANDELL

Dovie Mae Yandell, age 75 of Blue Ball, Arkansas died Thursday, June 2, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Yandell of 52 years and great grandson Dalton Davis. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Ann Haggard of Blue Ball, Betty Sue Talmadge of Blue Ball and Patricia Soderling of Texarkana, Texas; one son, Donnie Yandell of Blue Ball; one sister, Gladys Keener of Waldron; one brother, Leon Wagner of Lamb, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Serving as pallbearers were Melvin Yandell, Jerry Yandell, Rick Yandell, Richard Yandell, Ronnie Yandell, Jimmy Yandell and Bob Slater.

Scott County Times
9 November 2005
GENEVA L. YANDELL

Geneva L. "Nea" Yandell, 81, of Union Hill, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 1, 2005 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 4, 2005 at Lamb Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. She is survived by three daughters, Aylene Adair of Natural Dam, Arkansas, Patsy Scott of Yellville, Arkansas, and Judy Hale of Danville, Arkansas; six sons, Melvin and Ricky of Danville, Arkansas, Jimmy, Jerry and Richard of Waldron, Arkansas and Ronnie of Van Buren, Arkansas; one sister, Virgie Bolt of Belleville, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers included Eric, Derek, Dillion, Jerrod, Jeremy and Cory Yandell. Honorary pallbearers included Dan Yandell, Lloyd Adair, Adam Hale, Jamie Yandell, Patrick Scott, Paul Scott, Tray Broomfield and Jody Presson.

Scott County times
24 December 2003
GRADY JOE YANDELL

Gravelly--Funeral services for Grady Joe Yandell, 60, of Gravelly were held Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 10 am at Harvey Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Monroe Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Yandell died Saturday, December 20, 2003 in Gravelly. He was a logger and a member of the Harvey Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Arvil James Yandell, his mother, Pearlie Lillian Yandell Qualls and a brother. Survivors includ his wife, Linda Yandell of the home; a daughter Tanya Renea and husband Jason Henrey of Gravelly; two sons, Russell Edward Yandell and wife Michelle and Ricky Joe Yandell and wife Vallarie all of Plainview; two sisters, Dorothy Kelley of Booneville and Jetty Ross of Whiteoak, Texas; a brother, Paul Yandell and wife Shirley of Briggsville; six grandchildren, Shane and Brayden Yandell, Hunter and Jake Henry, and Megan and Katie Yandell. Pallbearers were James Yandell, JL Yandell, Greg Pierce, Chris Pierce, Jason Henry and Billy Lofland.

The Waldron News
23 November 2011
GRADY PRESTON YANDELL

Grady Preston Yandell, 86, of Arroyo Grande, CA, formerly of Waldron, AR, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 in Arroyo Grande. Grady was born December 18, 1924. Grady is survived by his wife Sybil, one daughter, Carol Maynard and her husband and one son Larry Yandell and his wife. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Grady is also survived by one sister, Vida Stearman of Waldron, AR. Grady was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gustie Yandell and four brothers and two sisters. Grady's graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery.

The Waldron News
3 June 2009
JAMES ERVIN YANDELL
April 30, 1944 - May 29, 2009

James Ervin Yandell, 65, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 29th at Mercy Hospital of Scott County in Waldron. James was born April 30, 1944 in Bryant, Arkansas the son of Ervin Yandell and Elsie (Harwell) Miller. He was a charter member and Deacon of the Southside Baptist Church, retired custodian from the Waldron Public Schools. James' funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Free officiating with interment in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme in Waldron, Arkansas. James is survived by his wife of 46 years Della of the home; one daughter, Alishia Cabe and husband Harrell of Waldron, Arkansas; two brothers, J.D. Yandell and wife Myrna of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Charles Ray Yandell and wife Connie of Woodlake, California; two granddaughters, Savanna Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas and Marci Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Etta Vaughn of Waldron, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Chester Vaughn and wife Kathy of Greenwood, Arkansas; three nieces Tammy Scheuerman of Fresno, California, Kandi Williams of Greenwood, arkansas, Chelsie Miller of Waldron, Arkansas; four nephews, Travis Yandell of Visalia, California, Chad Vaughn of Waldron, Arkansas, Jason Yandell of Benton, Arkansas and Jared Williams of Fayetteville, Arkansas. James was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin Yandell and Elsie (Harwell) Miller, his brother, C.J. Miller and nephew Chris Miller. Pallbearers were Jason Yandell, Chad Vaughn, Rick Black, Bobby Helms, Jimmy Clyde Stinson and Billy Jack Maxwell.

Scott County Times
9 October 2002
KENNETH EDWARD "POPS" YANDELL

WALDRON--Funeral services for Kenneth Edward "Pops" Yandell, 70, of Waldron were held Monday, October 7, 2002 at 2 pm at Waldron First Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Yandell died Friday, October 4, 2002 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired timber worker and attended Waldron Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Liddie Yandell and a sister, Ella Irene McConnell. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Charles Yandell of Hartford, Donnie Wayne Yandell and Jimmy Don Yandell both of Waldron and William Fry Yandell of Barling; a sister, Freda Mae Carter of Waldron; three brothers, LC Yandell of Dakota City, Nebraska and Opal Franklin Yandell and MC Yandell both of Waldron; eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Mike Yandell, David Yandell, Loyal Carter, Bruce Yandell, Louis White and Tommy Yandell. Honorary pallbearers were Robbie Ford, Steven McConnell, Harold Yandell and Freddie McConnell.

The Waldron News
6 December 2006
L.C. "JODY" YANDELL
(June 25, 1929 - Nov. 9, 2006)

L.D. "Jody" Yandell, 77, of Dakota City, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at a local hospital. A funeral mass was held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Dan Wittrock celebrating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Jody was born on June 25, 1929 to Frank and Liddie (Beard) Yandell in Harvey, Arkansas. He grew up and attended country school in Harvey. Jody worked in the logging industry in Arkansas until moving to Sioux City in 1952. He then worked at various meat packing companies. On December 31, 1960, he married Judy Ebel at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. Jody retired from the packinghouse in 1980. After his retirement, Jody started his own garden, which eventually grew to about 20 acres. He grew a variety of vegetables and Jody's famous sweet corn. Jody had been a member of the farmer's market in Sioux City for the past several years. He was also a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City, NE. Jody enjoyed going to coffee where he loved to visit with his many friends and especially at the farmer's market. Survivors include his wife Judy Yandell of Dakota City, NE; 1 daughter, Tracy Yandell of Omaha, NE; 3 sons, John Yandell and his wife Ann of Cedar Rapis, IA, and Jason Yandell and his wife Carol of Homer, NE; 7 grandchildren, Josh McNear, Jamie McNear, Michelle McNear, Aaron Yandell, Matthew Yandell, Gage Yandell, and Sayer Yandell; 2 great grandchildren, Hailey Botts and Skylynn McNear. His twin brother, M.C. Yandell and his wife Fern of Waldron, AR; brother, Opal and his wife Ola Mae Yandell of Waldron, AR; 1 sister, Frieda Carter of Waldron, AR; sister-in-law Dolores Livengood of Sioux City, IA; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Earl J. (Bud) and his wife Sally Foix of Omaha, NE. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jody was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Kenneth Yandell, 1 sister, Renee McConnell, 2 brothers-in-law, Norman Livengood and Larry Ebel, 2 nephews, Darby Livengood and Gary Yandell. Serving as casket bearers were Josh McNear, Jamie McNear, Chris Foix, Aaron Yandell, Matthew Yandell and Sheli Livengood.

The Waldron News
24 November 2010
REV. M.C. YANDELL

Rev. M.C. Yandell, 81, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, November 13, 2010 at his home. M.C. was born June 25, 1929 in Nola, Arkansas to the late Frank and Liddie (Beard) Yandell. He worked most of his life in the sawmill and timber industry. He became a Christian at the age of 16 and surrendered to preach in 1957. M.C. is survived by his wife whome he married March 30, 1949, Fern (Ison) Yandell of the home; one daughter, Jeanetta Easley and her fiance Gerard Hauck of Krebs, Oklahoma; three sons, Harold Yandell and wife Tharon of Hot Springs, Arkansas, David Yandell and wife Saprina of Waldron, Arkansas, Mike Yandell and wife Lisa of Waldron, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Bruce Yandell, Angela Ward, Trent Yandell, Kayla Yandell, Summer Watkins, Chase Easley, Sierra Waddle, Jessilyn Yandell, Ethan Yandell; seven great-grandchildren, Kim Ward, Brianna Ward, Bryce Yandell, Jayla Yandell, Caleb Whorton, Haven Watkins, Paisley Easley, and numerous relatives and friends. M.C. is also survived by one sister, Freda Carter; and one brother, Opal Yandell. He is preceded in death by one sister, Renee McConnell; two brothers, Kenneth Yandell and L.C. Yandell. M.C.'s funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Waldron First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Donnie Wagner, and M.C.'s children officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Bruce Yandell, Trent Yandell, Chase Easley, Ethan Yandell, Bryce Yandell, Jake Waddle, Stan Cotrell and Ryan Roper. Honorary pallbearers will be Tully Works and L.D. Yandell. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
1 March 2000
PAT YANDELL

Pat Yandell, 93, of Booneville, Arkansas died February 25, 2000 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a father, husband, and a Deacon at the Victory Baptist Church in Booneville. He ran the San Shop at the Tuberculosis Sanitorium for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Easter Yandell. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28 at Victory Baptist Church in Booneville with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville. He is survived by his wife, Margie Yandell of the home; three daughters, Patricia Presson of Ft. Smith, AR, Betty Woods of Greenwood, AR and Sabra Jenkins of Sherwood, AR; one step-daughter, Nita Haas of Cabot, AR; one stepson, Gerald White of Bryant, AR; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Ray Gossett, Granville Presson, Ferrel Woods, Byron Jenkins, Rick Woods and David Woods.

The Waldron News
27 June 2012
RICKEY DAVID YANDELL

Rickey David Yandell of Blue Ball, Arkansas passed from this life Friday, June 22, 2012 in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Rickey was born March 3, 1957 to Allen Elijah Yandell and Geneva Luerne (Vaughn) Yandell in Mena, Arkansas. Rickey was 55 years, 3 months and 19 days old. Rickey was a member of Waltreak United Methodist Church in Waltreak, Arkansas. Rickey was an all around guy. He worked in the construction business building poultry houses and barns. Rickey was a fun loving guy, so when his work would take him to new places he would easily make new friends and acquaintances from all over. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his garden. Everywhere that Rickey went so did Smedley. Smedley was not only Rickey's dog but he was Rickey's farm companion and his friend for 13 years. If you knew Rickey, you knew or at least knew of Smedley. Rickey really loved having the family reunion at his house every year. He was most tickled when he became a "POP." His grandson was the light of his life. Rickey was quite proud of his family. Todd Johnston summed it up one day when he said, Rickey was a good man, generous, helpful, loving, good hearted and a true friend to everyone. Rickey leaves behind to cherish his memory wife Valrie of the home, one son, Corey Yandell and wife Victoria of New Blaine, Arkansas and one stepson, Charley Emberson of Blue Ball, Arkansas. Pop will also be missed by one grandson Cody Yandell of New Blaine, Arkansas. Rickey is also survived by three sisters, Alene Adair of Van Buren, Arkansas, Patsy Scott of Yellville, Arkansas and Judy Hale of Union Hill, Arkansas, five brothers, Melvin Yandell of Dutch Creek, Arkansas, Jimmy (Link) Yandell of Waldron, Arkansas, Jerry Yandell of Dutch Creek, Arkansas, Ronnie Yandell of Van Buren, Arkansas and Richard Yandell of Waldron, Arkansas. Rickey has also touched the lives of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will love him and will miss him dearly. Rickey is preceded in death by his parents, Allen E. Yandell and Geneva L. (Vaughn) Yandell. Rickey's life celebration was 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Waltreak United Methodist Church in Waltreak, Arkansas with Rev. Larry Pat Millard officiating. Interment followed in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Rickey's pallbearers were Jeffery Vaughn, Dan Yandell, Shane Waits, Eric Yandell, Derek Yandell and Todd Johnston. Rickey's visitation was Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Rickey's family received friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
17 March 1999
ROY EUGENE YANDELL

Roy Eugene Yandell, 82, of Danville, died Friday, March 12, 1999 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of WWII. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 in Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery near Waldron. Survivors include his wife, Dovie Yandell, of the home; three daughters: Barbara Haggard, of Blue Ball, Betty Tallmadge, of Blue Ball and Patricia Soderling, of Texarkana, Tex; one son, Donald Yandell, of Blue Ball; two sisters, Evelyn Hunt, of Waldron and Edna Slater, of Waldron; one brother, Allen Yandell, of Blue Ball; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Melvin Yandell, Jerry Yandell, Richard Yandell, Ricky Yandell, Ronnie Yandell and Jimmie Yandell. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Waldron News
18 July 2001
BILLY W. YARBER

Billy W. Yarber, 53, of Booneville, Arkansas died Saturday, July 14, 2001 in Booneville, Arkansas. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. July 18, 2001 at Sugar Grove Cemetery at Sugar Grove, AR followed with burial under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Arkansas. He is survived by five sisters, Darlene Jones of Little Rock, AR, Carolyn Freeman of Sugar Grove, AR, Crystal Tyner of Booneville, AR, Teresa Heissler of Booneville, AR and Hester Scott of Booneville, AR; three brothers, Glendon Yarber of Booneville, AR, Wendol Yarber of Little Rock, AR and Willibey Jr. Yarber of Booneville, AR. Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith, Thomas Smith, Jackie Wilkins, Homer Wilkins, Rex Davis and Walker "Dinky" Scott.

The Waldron News
6 June 2012
ALBERT LEE "ABB" YATES

Albert Lee "Abb" Yates, 89, of Waldron passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in a Fort Smith hospital, surrounded by his five children. He was born on September 11, 1922 in Gravelly, Arkansas, the son of George Willie and Augusta (Oller) Yates. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard a PT boat in the Pacific in World War II. He was a lifelong resident of Waldron, where he spent his career working for the telephone company. He was the former chief of the Waldron Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge, where he had been recognized for 50 years of membership. He was an avid reader, with a natural intellectual curiosity about history and science. He was known throughout Scott County as someone who could repair anything that was broken. He is survived by four sons, Gary Yates and his wife Sharon of Van Buren, Gene Yates and his wife Dawn, also of Van Buren, Philip Yates and his wife Glenda of Springdale, and Bill Yates and his wife Marilyn of Alma; one daughter, Janet Musgrove and her husband Harold of Mansfield; one brother W.C. (Calton) Yates of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren, Twyla Ledesma and husband Eduardo, Tiffany Perryman and husband Brian, Donisha Turner and husband Danny, Anthony Yates, Sandy Swanner and husband Jamie, Laura Kruger and husband Kip, Ross White and wife Maegan, Jacy Thompson and husband Chad, and Wesley Musgrove and wife Leah, and 10 great-grandchildren, Kiera Ledes,a. Dawsyn and Lundyn Smith, Brixtyn Perryman, John and Ashley Turner, Josh and Josiah Swanner, Kate White and Sparrow Musgrove. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alberta (Waganer) Yates, on October 10, 2007; his sister, Lola Ferguson; his grandson, Charles Yates; and his great-granddaughter, Sarah Turner. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment to follow at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Visitation was Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the family visited with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron.

The Waldron News
17 October 2007
ALBERTA YATES

Alberta Yates, 86, of Waldron, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in Fort Smith. She was a member of Waldron First Assembly of God and a homemaker. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the First Assembly of God and burial at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Albert Lee Yates of Waldron, AR; one daughter, Janet Musgrove and husband Harold of Mansfield, AR; four sons, Bill Yates and wife Marilyn of Alma, AR; Phil Yates and wife Glenda of Springdale, AR; Gene Yates and wife Dawn of Van Buren, AR and Gary Yates and wife Sharon of Van Buren, AR; nine grandchildren, Jacy and WEsley Musgrove, Sandy Swanner, Donishia Turner, Tony Yates, Laura and Ross White, Tiffany Yates and Twyla Sommons; six great grandchildren, Josh and Josiah Swanner, John and Ashley Turner, Dawsyn and Lundyn Smith, three grandsons-in-lw, Maj. James Swanner, Danny Turner and Shannon Simmons; one sister, Addie Carmack of Waldron; and one brother, Rev. Sam Waganer of Waldron. Pallbearers were Danny Turner, Shannon Simmons, Tony Yates, Ross White, Wesley Musgrove and John Turner.

The Waldron News
10 December 2008
ALMA FAYE YATES

Alma Faye Yates, 97, of Witcherville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, December 3,, 2008, in Fort Smith. She was born February 14, 1911 in Perry County to Tandy and Nannie Sims. She lived for many years near Plainview, Arkanasas, where she carried the mail and operated a locker plant. She worked for Norman Mfg. in Greenwood until she was 80 years old. She was a Baptist and very devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Yates, Sr. and her son, Oscar Yates, Jr. of Witcherville; her daughter Delma Norman of Greenwood; her brother, Herbert Sims, and sister, Jessie Cox of Steve, Arkansas. She is survived by her sister, Addie Crawford, and her daughter Nan Howard of Little Rock; and her daughter-in-law, Faye Yates of Witcherville. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Donald Yates of Witcherville, Ronnie Yates of Fort Smith, Patsy Burris of Spiro, Oklahoma, Teresa Brown and Detra Percy of Greenwood, Karen Hook and William Norman of Fort Smith; Mike Howard of Benton, and Edie Twitty of Little Rock. She also leaves 23 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. Services were at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 6 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Arkansas, with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Viewing will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, December 5 at the Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. Pallbearers were her great-grandsons: Jeremy and Justin Yates, Casey Yates, Robert and Todd Burris, Dustin Howard, Josh and Jamie Brown, Dex, Andrew and Austin Pearcy and Loyd Hook.

Scott County Times
10 September 2003
CHARLES LARRY YATES

Charles Larry Yates, age 38 of Van Buren passed away Friday, August 29 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was the manager of the Wal-Mart Store in Waldron, and 32nd Degree Mason, an amateur radio operator and a Protestant. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 3 at Waldron Church of the Nazarene followed by a graveside service at 3:30 pm Wednesday at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren. Charles is survived by his parents, Donald Gene and Glenna Dawn Yates of Van Buren, his father Charles Larry Gayle, Sr. of Theodore, Alabama; one sister, Donishia Turner of Van Buren, one brother, Anthony Yates of Fort Smith, one niece, Ashley Turne, and one nephew, John Turner. Also surviving are his grandparents, Elsie Chrisman of Waldron, Abb and Alberta Yates of Waldron. Arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

Scott County Times
3 July 2002
DESSIE DELLA YATES

Waldron--Funeral services for Dessie Della Yates, 97, of Waldron were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Mulberry Baptist Church in Gravelly. Burial followed at Parks Cemetery at Nola under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mrs. Yates died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at a Waldron nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Yates and a son, Galen Yates. Survivors include a son, Ernest Yates of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Wayland Defoor of Gravelly; and three grandchildren, Brenda Lighthill of Kansas City, Missouri, Sherry Cowell of Russellville and Linda Garvin of Kansas City, Missouri.

Scott County Times
14 December 2005
OSCAR YATES

Oscar Yates, Jr., 78, of Dayton, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 9, 2005 in a Fort Smith hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2005 at the Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Brown officiating and Todd Burris delivering the eulogy with interment in the Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Mansfield. Oscar was born on November 13, 1972 in Fourche Valley, Arkansas to Oscar Yates, Sr. and Alma Faye Yates. He served in the Navy during W.W. II and took part in the Bikini Atoll Atomic Bomb Test in 1946. During his life he was a barber, operated a lumber mill in New Mexico with his father, owned a Texaco station in Fort Smith and retired from Whirlpool after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Dayton Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ola Faye Yates of the home; a daughter, Patsy Burris and husband Danny of Spiro, Oklahoma; two sons, Donald Yates and wife Becky of Dayton community and Ronnie Yates and wife Becky of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Nan Howard of Little Rock, Arkansas; and his mother, Alma Faye Yates of Dayton, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Yates, Sr. and his sister, Delma Faye Norman. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Burris, Jeremy Yates, Justin Yates, Cassey Yates, Roscoe Allen Yates and Alton Yates. Honorary pallbearers were Lindsey Yates, Denise Linker, Tiffany Yates, Andrea Yates, Trisha Burris and Kerri Burris. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

The Waldron News
14 April 2010
TROYCE (SALLY) YATES

Troyce (Sally) Yates, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life Saturday, April 10, 2010 in a Waldron hospital surrounded by her loving family. Sally was born May 24, 1941 in Y-City, Arkansas to the late Troy and Georgia (Minor) Frost. She was a retired beautician and was a member of the Parks Baptist Church. Sally is survived by her one daughter, Carolyn Bayne of Gillette Wyoming; two sons, William Yates of Casper, Wyoming, James Yates of Cheyenne, Wyoming; twelve grandchildren, Ashley Martinez of Gillette, Wyoming, Forrest Bayne of Fort Collins, Colorado, Chynna Yates, Reno, Nevada, Brittany Drimp of San Diego, California, Jason Yates, Julian Yates, Jeorgia Yates all of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Taylor Yates of San Diego, California, Mathieu Yates, Noah Yates, Daniel Yates, Adam Yates all of Casper, Wyoming; four great-grandchildren, Miguel Martinez, Valeina Martinez, Liliana Martinez, Kianoa Yates; one brother Johnny E. Frost and his wife Betty Ann of Jones Creek, Texas; two sisters, Bobby Zimmer of Waldron, Arkansas and Betty Davis and husband Willis of Lake Jackson, Texas. Sally's funeral service was Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Heritage Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral HOme & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Scott County Times
7 May 2003
DAVID MICHAEL YODER

Waldron--Funeral services for David Michael Yoder, 89, of Waldron will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 2 pm at Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery at Boles under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. Mr. Yoder died Friday, May 2, 2003 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired carpenter and attended Waldron Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Arria Warner and Mary Murray; and a brother, Chris Yoder. Survivors include a son, David Yoder of Abbeville, South Carolina; three step-sons, Lionel Windham of Sunnyvale, California, Leon Windham of Waldron and Hugh Windham of Bozeman, Montana; a brother, Roy Yoder of Phoenix, Oregon; seven grandchildren including Mike Yoder of Moyuch, North Carolina; and eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mike Yoder, Lionel Windham, Hugh Windham, Leon Windham, Bird Vines and LD Vines.

The Waldron News
18 December 2013
CHESTER JAMES YORK

Chester James York, 87, died in Fort Smith, Arkansas on December 13, 2013. He was currently residing in Waldron, Arkansas but has previously lived in Radford, Virginia and Fort Worth, Texas. Chester was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas to Chauncie Joshua and Mabel Ida (Foley) York on September 12, 1926. He was the fifth of eight children in a large Irish Catholic family. In 1944 he was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II (as did his four brothers.) He was separated from the Army in 1946 after serving in Europe (primarily in Germany.) He married Fay Wynnell Hitchcock on February 23, 1949. They spent sixty-four years and nine and a half months together-early years were spent traveling with the Rock Island Railroad, attending various universities, then in their middle years working in computers with Hercules Munitions, and finishing out a work life as a Veterans' Officer in Scott County, Arkansas. Always he worked and cared for his family. All along the way, he was the most attentive and kind husband. As a daddy he had no peer. He was an extraordinary papa and great-papa. We will never again hear, "Love You Much, Baby Doll." From helping with Algebra, walking through the Virginia woods or teaching a great grandson to hammer nails into a chunk of wood, he did it with love, patience and humor. Daddy, we will miss you and love you forever. He leaves to cherish his memory, Wynnell, his wife; his daughters Jackie Edmonds and Rohna York (Jeff Koester), beloved granddaughters Whitney Stapleton (Wesley) and Catherine Edmonds and adored great-grands, Jonathan, Sarah, Alden, Cameron and Ella. He is also survived by his sister Anna Rita Delmont and brother Eugene York as well as Ernest Edmonds father of his loved granddaughters. Love you much, Daddy!! Chester's Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Father Ravi Gudipalli officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Chester's visitation will be Monday, December 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas where Chester's family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Waldron News
21 January 2009
SAMUEL MARTIN YORK

Samuel Martin York, 68, of Abbott, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at a Waldron hospital. He was retired from Rheem Manufacturing and was a veteran in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his three brothers, Welton D. York of Pryor, Oklahoma, James E. York of Wells, Texas, and Joe York of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters, Billa E. Darner of Ames, Iowa and Eloine Gannon of Des Moines, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldrn, Arkansas.

The Waldron News
27 July 2011
CAROLYN KAY YOUNG

Carolyn Kay Young, 60, of Hon, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday, July 21, 2011 in a Waldron, Arkansas hospital. Carolyn was born April 10, 1951 at Grove, Kansas to Elwyn and Elvera (Friesen) Alexander. Carolyn is survived by her husband Jimmy Leon Young of the home; one daughter, Evelyn LeeAnn Godfrey and husband Mikey; three sons, Travis Scott Polen, Randy Bruce Young and wife Vicki, Sam Young; four grandsons, Levi Woodard, Tristin Godfrey, Elijah Polen, Tyler Jacob Young; three granddaughters, Makenzie Polen, Caitlyn Young, Peyton Boyd; five sisters, Connie Steele and husband Mark, Sarah Prebble and husband Larry, Marie Partington and husband Howard, Joyce Alexander and husband Larry, Goldie Goodwin and husband Doug; two brothers, Ronald Alexander and wife Alice, Jimmy Alexander and wife Treasa; and many other friends and relatives. Carolyn's funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Hon Cemetery in Hon, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Carolyn's pallbearers will be Elijah Polen, Levi Woodard, Tristin Godfrey, Steven Passmore, Jason Steele, Travis Polen and Alan Bananader. Her honorary pallbearer will be Bert Passmore. Carolyn's visitation will be Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Scott County Times
27 July 2005
DELMA YOUNG

Delma Young, age 72, of Nella, Arkansas died Monday, July 18, 2005 in a Mena hospital. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Henderson of Aurora, Colorado; one honorary daughter, Charlene Moudy of Waldron; one son, George "Steve" Randle of Garden City, Kansas; one aunt, Nita Sargent of Texas; one sister, Betty Randle of Garden City, Kansas; three brothers, Donald and Jim Hambleton both of Waldron, Butch Hambleton of Corpus Christi, Texas; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 3:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2005 at New Life Center under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

Scott County Times
13 April 2005
DENNIS YOUNG

Dennis Young, age 42 of O'Fallon, Illinois died Monday, April 4, 2005 in a hospital. He was retired after 20 years in the Air Force, serving in White Sands, New Mexico Lowry AFB, Colorado Osan Korea AFB and Scott AFB in Illinois. He worked as a Civilian contractor at Scott AFB after retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Young; grandfather, Olin Young; grandmother, Ina Mae Thomas; grandfather, Ed Angel; grandmother, Edna Angel and his uncle Gary "Pete" Young. He is survived by his wife Valarie Young; one son, Jeffery Young of O'Fallon, Illinois; mother, Elois Young of Waldron; one sister, Jennifer and her husband Travis Fulfer of Maumelle, Arkansas; five brothers, Jim of Waldron; David and his wife Lisa of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; Mike and his wife Kim of Lincoln; Kevin of Waldron and Paul and his wife Gloria of Newport News, Virginia; seven nieces, Lindsey, Emily, Danica, Shasta, Whitney, Amber and Lauren Young; four nephews, Matt and his wife Kristi Young; Josh, Cody and James A. Young; one great niece, Ashton Young; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, April 11, 2005 at Temple Baptist Church with burial at Bush Cemetery at Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron.

The Waldron News
31 March 2010
EMMA YOUNG

Emma Young, 75, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Aurora, MO. Young was born on October 21, 1934 in Northern Italy. Her memorial was March 20th at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob Young. Two sons, Dr. Peter Young and Tom Young both of Kansas City, MO. One daughter, Susie English of Joplin, MO. Two brothers, James Weiglein of Aurora, MO and August Weiglein of Germany. One sister, Marta McGaugh of Waldorn, AR. And her one and only grandchild, Little Emma.

Scott County Times
16 April 2003
JACK WILLIAM YOUNG

Y-City--Jack William Young, 75, of Y-City, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in his home. He was retired from the Monsanto Chemical Company and he attended the Chant Pentecostal Church. He was a veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Wayne Young and his step-son, Bradley Joseph Kennedy. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Chant Pentecostal Church with burial at Chant Cemetery in Y-City, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Betty; one step-daughter, Smokey Kimbrough of Greenwood, Arkansas; one son, Kenneth Young of Red Oak, Oklahoma; two step- sons, Duke Kennedy of Alvin, Texas and John Kennedy of Jena, Louisiana; one sister, Maxine Huddleston of Cauthron; eight grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joshua Kennedy, John Wesley Kennedy, Jeffery Brown, Kevin Brown and Rudy Hess.

Scott County Times
7 February 2001
JAMES YOUNG

James Young, 63, of Waldron, Arkansas died February 3, 2001 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a Southern Baptist minister and a heavy machine operator and mechanic. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m February 6, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bush Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Elois; mother-in-law, Edna Angel of Waldron; one daughter, Jennifer Skinner of Conway, Arkansas; six sons, James Young of Waldron, David and his wife Lisa of Jefferson, Texas, Michael and his wife Kim of Waldron, Kevin Young of Conway, Arkansas, Dennis and his wife Valarie of O'Fallon, Ill., Paul and his wife Gloria of Anchorage, Alaska; mother, Ina Mae Thomas of Waldron; one sister, Anna Sue Rea and her husband Herman of Florresant, MO; three step-brothers, Harold Thomas of Waldron, Joe and Harley Thomas of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Grandchildren are Mathew and his wife Kristy, Joshua, Lindsey, Emily, Cody, Danica, Shasta,Whitney, Jeffrey, Amber, Lauren, James, Matt and Ashley.

The Waldron News
12 April 2000
RICHARD ANDREW YOUNG

Richard Andrew Young, 78, of Waldron, Arkansas died Monday, March 27, 2000 in a Waldron hospital. He was a retired 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, and a Presbyterian. Memorial service was at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000 at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas followed with burial under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Delma of the home; two daughters, Diane Henderson of Denver, CO and Teresa Kelly of Waldron, AR; six sons, John Young of California, James Young of Denver, CO, Matthew Randle and Steve Randle both of Waldron, AR, Joe Young and Ricky Young; two sisters, Jerry Lucas of Savannah, GA and Gail Thee of Atlanta, GA; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
23 June 2010
WALTER RUSSELL YOUNG

Walter Russell Young, 64, of Waldron, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mercy Hospital of Scott County, Waldron, AR from metastatic malignant melanoma. He was born January 27, 1946 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Walter Louis and Hazel Taylor Young. He was a member of the Dayton Church of Christ and a 1963 graduate of Covington High School, Covington, Louisiana; graduated in 1967 from LSU, Baton Rouge with a degree in Chemical Engineering and graduated in 1975 from LSU Medical School, New Orleans with a M.D. degree. He began a private practice in family medicine at Brookhaven, MS in July 1976. He moved to Waldron, AR in 1983 and remained in private practice until March 19, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; daughter Christy Long and husband James of Waldron, AR; three step-sons, Stan Rose of Greenwood, AR, Stuart Rose and wife Teresa of Greenwood, AR and Steve Rose and wife Tammie of Waldron, AR; six grandchildren, Zach Rose of Greenwood, AR, Leah and Justin Long of Waldron, AR, Allison Rose of Greenwood, AR and Kaylin and Ashlin Rose of Waldron, AR; a sister Darlene Palliser and husband Tommy of Covington, LA; two brothers, Earl Young of Bush, LA and Jim Young and wife Joan of San Antonio, TX. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the Dayton Church of Christ, 2230 E. Hwy. 252, Huntington, AR with burial at Parks Cemetery, Hwy. 28 E., Gravelly, AR under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, AR. Larry Bridges and Jack Sorrells officiated; song leader was Lowell Ashley. Pallbearers were Chris and David Young, Larry Davis, Dr. Nathan Bennett, Steve Hattabaugh and Terry Plummer. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Laster, Doug Graves and Larry Owen. In lieu of flowers the family has requested you make a donation to the W. Russell Young, M.D. Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 1741, Waldron, AR 72958, or Dayton Church of Christ Building Fund, 2330 E. Hwy. 252, Huntington, AR 72940.

The Waldron News
31 August 2011
DANIEL DEAN YOUNT

Daniel Dean Yount, 78, of Mountainburg, Arkansas passed from this life Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family. Daniel was born in Pangburn, Arkansas, August 2, 1933 to the late Charles and Ida (Floyd) Yount. He graduated from Mabelvale High School, and was married to Carolyn Sue (Erwin) Young for 59 years. Daniel is survived by his wife Carolyn Sue Yount of Mountainburg, Arkansas; a son Nicky Yount of Mountainburg, Arkansas; one granddaughter Rachel Yount of DeQueen, Arkansas; and one great-granddaughter Emma Yount also of DeQueen, Arkansas; one sister Fern Mayer of North Little Rock, Arkansas; one brother Adrian L. Yount of Little Rock, Arkansas. As well as a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by three brothers, Norvel Yount, LA Yount, OC Yount. Daniel's graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Vaught Cemetery in Mountainburg with Rev. (blank) officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldorn, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Nicky Yount, Nathanael Erwin, Matthew Erwin, Martin Martinez, Caleb Erwin and Ethan Erwin. Visitation was held at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma, Arkansas, Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Waldron News
26 August 2009
WILLIAM L. "BILL" YOWELL

William L. "Bill" Yowell, 93, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009 at his home. He was born August 10, 1915 in Mansfield, Arkansas to the late William Lewis and Ernestine (Page) Yowell, and was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church. Bill was a member of the "Greatest Generation" and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Bill and his late wife Juanita owned Yowell's Drive-IN for thirty years. They made the "Yowell Burger" famous in Magnolia. Bill and Juanita had no children, but they had a thousand kids who had worked at the drive (in) for the thirty years, boys or gils, black or white, they were all their children. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of fifty years, Juanita Walker Yowell, three brothers, Hillman, Page and Robert. Bill is survived by his two brothers, Scott Yowell and his wife Wanda of Lakewood, Colorado, Dan Yowell and his wife Sara of Prescott, Arkansas and twelve special nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, August 14, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Central Baptist Church with Bro. David Wood officiating. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.

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