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Obituary documents last updated on 1/1/17

See Site Update History below for list of latest obit additions.

Note: Chrome, Firefox and 
the new Windows10 Edge Browser

When displaying the obituary newspaper images from our web pages, there is a PDF display problem when using the current versions of Chrome, Firefox and the new Windows10 Edge browsers. Our newspaper images were stored in PDF files and designed to used Adobe Reader when viewing. Note: There is not a problem when displaying an obituary text listing.

The new web browser by Chrome, Firefox and the new Windows 10 Edge contains their own native mode PDF viewers which does not support all the Adobe Reader viewing options resulting in a display problem for our website.  When selecting an obituary newspaper image using one of these browsers, their native mode PDF viewer always display the first page of the PDF file instead of the actual page within the PDF file containing the Obituary image you have selected. In this situation you will have to page down thru the PDF file until you find the specific obituary that you want to view. There are 20 pages per PDF file.

To be able to display a specific page/image in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, you will need to install the Adobe Reader plug-in which is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

For the new Edge browser that comes with Windows 10 in their initial release, I have not been able to find a way to display a specific page directly. But there is a workaround. Windows 10 comes with a version of IE (Internet Explorer) but you cannot get to it directly, at least I have not found a way to directly.  But after you have displayed a webpage with Edge you click on the MORE OPIONS symbol (. . .) in the upper right corner of the Edge screen more options will be displayed. Select the OPEN With Internet Explorer option.  Edge will then bring up IE for this webpage and leave you in IE until you close down the session. At the same time, an IE icon will be displayed on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.   To use IE directly without having to go thru Edge to get to it each time, use the following steps.
1. Bring up IE using Edge as outlined above.
2. When the IE icon is displayed on the Taskbar, right click the IE icon and select the PIN TO TASKBAR option.
3. This will keep the IE icon on the taskbar for use anytime you want to use IE instead of EDGE.

Sorry for the problem you have been experiencing displaying obit images on our website.  Hopefully this will resolve the issue.  Please report any problems you are experiencing to the Webmaster.

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Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Ark

This site is for genealogists who are researching their ancestors that established Roots in Yell County, Arkansas or passed thru here on the way to other places.

We now have a new link at the top of the page. It is a link to Mary's recently printed obits from the Yell County Record. It will be kept updated more often than this site and can be a good source to see which obits were printed in the past few weeks. Check it out.

This site contains collections of obituaries and newspaper clipping and other articles from the weekly YELL COUNTY RECORD newspaper and other newspapers around the state.

We have also provided a name index for the 167 cemeteries listed on the website Cemetery Records of Yell County, Arkansas . There are over 32,500 names listed in this index. Click on "Yell Cty Cemeteries" in the menu bar above to access this index.

Currently our obituary collection contains over 20,000 obituary images and over 12,000 transcriptions of obits and newspaper clipping.

In 2009, we completed a project to put all the obit images from the Danville Library Obituary Collection online. This collection contains 12,761 obit images. Some of these images have been transcripted to text.

In 2010, we started adding the Dardanelle Library Obituary Collection. The Dardanelle Library collection contains obits images from the Dardanelle Post-Dispatch Newspaper and other local papers. We were only able to complete the A, B, C and G letters before we had to suspend our work on the project.

In addition to the obits that we pulled from the YCR and the 2 county libraries, we also have obits which were submitted to us by our patrons. These obits that were published in various newspapers for people with connections to Yell County families. We are looking for obits that we do not already have available to us from the Yell County Record. The older the obits the better since those are the ones that are the hardest to come by. If you are like most of us, you have a shoebox full of obits that you have been collecting over the years. We would appreciate getting access to some of these. We will include your name as the contributor of the obit unless you specify otherwise. If you have some obits that you would like to contribute to us, please send either the obit text or image to maryeleek. Be sure to include the newspaper and date published if you have that information. We appreciate your help in making this an even better website.

The obituaries are available in 2 formats: images and text. Some obituaries can be found in both formats, others are only available in only one of the two formats:

Viewing Options: You have 3 options for how you view these obituaries.

YELL County is located in west central Arkansas with Danville as it's county seat. YELL County was established in 1840 from parts of Scott and Pope counties.  It was named after Archibald Yell, the second Governor of Arkansas

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