Steven Ted Burton, “Two Feathers”, died July 23, 2015. Born: December 31, 1952 to Ted Burton and Ruth Gonzales.
Survivors: Long-time companion, Misty Adams; Father and Step-Mother, Ted and Geraldine Burton; Sisters: Rita Lamb, Cynthia Tellez, Jenny Hill, Terri Cathey; Brother, Paul Burton; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dwain Eugene Caler, 60, of Cave Springs died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born in Fayetteville February 6, 1955 in Fayetteville, the son of Orlean Mildred Gardner and Willie Eugene Caler.
He enjoyed hunting, and was an avid sports fan. He especially loved the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals. He worked as a dispatcher for 37 years at Arkhola Sand and Gravel. He was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: his wife of 24 years; Diana Caler whom he married July 5, 1991, one son; Dustin Caler, two step-sons; Bryan Wolfgang and his wife Tori, of Bella Vista, Heath Kavanaugh and his wife Brandy, of Bentonville, one step-daughter; Shelly Biggers and her husband Steve, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, two brothers; Marvin Caler and his wife Kelly, of Greenland, Doug Caler, of Springdale, four sisters; Evelyn Wilson, of Wheeler, Kathy Spencer, of Elm Springs, Shirley Caler, of Wheeler, Brenda Remaley, of Fort Smith, many nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be Monday at 10am at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale with Pastor Allan Akins officiating.
Memorials may be sent to: Make A Wish Foundation.
Jody Dianne Stewart, 33, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born November 4, 1981 in Fort Worth, Texas to Donald and Judy.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Donald Herron.
She is survived by: Her husband, Donald Stewart; one son, Dalton Stewart; one daughter, Olivia Stewart; her mother, Judy King; her brother, Roland King (Heather); her grandfather, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Gary Lee Kimball, 62, of Gentry died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born February 2, 1953 in Fayetteville, the son of Helen Christine Cooper and Tommy John Kimball.
He graduated the Police Academy. He was a police officer for Gentry and Decatur for many years. Prior to his retirement he worked as a security guard for Allen’s Canning located in Siloam Springs. He was very musically talented.
Gary was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was a Christian and loved the Lord. He enjoyed photography, spending time in the outdoors, hiking, and was an excellent sportsman. He was a member of the NRA and a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his father, and one daughter; Lisa Marie Kimball.
Gary is survived by: his wife of 41 years, Janice Kimball, whom he married October 28, 1973, one son; Richard Kimball and his wife Shelly, of Russellville, his mother; Helen Dunovan, of Siloam Springs, one brother; Larry Ray Kimball, of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, one sister; Brenda Kay O’Neil and her husband David, of Siloam Springs, numerous nieces and nephews, one sister-in-law Sandra Miranda and her husband Johnnie, of Siloam Springs, two brother-in-laws; Bobby Waldrip, of Siloam Springs, Luke Waldrip and his wife JoAnne, of Rogers, and two grandchildren; Daniel Farmer and Samuel Jones.
A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date by his family.
Memorials may be sent to: Shepard’s Chapel in Gravette.
Brett Roger Mentzer, 45, of Fayetteville passed away July 18, 2015 in his home. He was born February 4, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Ronnie Bob and Jean Marie Mentzer.
Brett lived in Fayetteville for ten years after moving from Harrison, and his main joy in life was raising his children. Brett enjoyed camping, dirt biking, relaxing, and cooking.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Brett is survived by his mother; his daughter, Kimberly Joyce Mentzer of Fayetteville; his son, Joshua Cody Mentzer of Fayetteville; his sister, Joanna Beth Mentzer of Centerton; his niece, Sofia Joy Coberly of Centerton; his long-time friend, Phillip Havard of Harrison; and many loving relatives.
A celebration of Brett's life will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 2pm at the Rogers Salvation Army, 504 North Dixieland Road, in Rogers.
Memorials may be made to his children's college fund.
Jerry Don Douglas, 76, of Sulphur Springs died July 17, 2015 in Bentonville. He was born April 17, 1939 in England, Arkansas to Glen and Carmel Douglas.
Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force, and lived in Northwest Arkansas for 19 years after moving from San Jose, California. He enjoyed fishing and making things with wood. He was a carpenter for many years.
Preceded in death by: His parents and two sisters: Pat Pellino and Judy Hicks.
Survived by: His love, Lani Jacob; daughter, Olivia Lacoe (Brian) of Pineville, MO; granddaughter, Dani Lacoe of Pineville, MO; two brothers, Harold Douglas of Huntsville, AR and Larry Douglas of California; one sister, Shirley Douglas of California; Debbie Castillo (niece) of California; two sons, Raymond Douglas and Robert Douglas; and two daughters, Kerry Douglas and Kelly Douglas.
A private service will be announced at a later date.
Memorials can be made to Circle of Life, Bentonville.
John Howard Payne Jr., 41, of Bentonville died Friday, July 17, 2015 in Rogers. He was born December 28, 1973 in Portland, Oregon the son of Jewel “Jody” Gray and John Howard Payne.
He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially at the beach. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1992. He returned to Northwest Arkansas four years ago, after living in Florida.
John is survived by: two sons; Tristan Hymiller, of Bentonville, Shea Payne, of Florida, one daughter; Skylar Payne, of Florida, his mother; Jewel “Jody” Gray and her husband Cecil, of Rogers, his father; John Payne and his wife Dede, of Rogers, one brother; Tim Payne, of Rogers, four step-brothers; Cliff Garrigus and his wife Rebecca, of Gateway, Dave Garrigus, of Rogers, Clayton Gray, of Rogers, Kevin Gray and his wife Barbara, of Springdale, and one step-sister; Sharon Hylton and her husband Troy, of Springdale.
A celebration of life will be at a later date, and announced by the family.
Deborah “Deb” Dianne Moore, 60, of Bentonville died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born July 23, 1954 in Malvern the daughter of Nancy Lamkin and JD Dial.
She enjoyed her profession as an RN and educator in health care, painting, gardening, shopping, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogers for many years. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area since 1991 after moving from Pine Bluff.
Deb is survived by: her husband; Benny Moore, two daughters; Ange Davis and her husband Lee, of Springdale, Julie Huffman and her husband Dustin, of Springdale, two brothers; Danny Dial and his wife Beth, of Redfield, Mark Dial and his wife Donna, of Pine Bluff, one sister; Marsha White and her husband Roy, of West Fork, and one granddaughter; Aeryn Reese Davis, of Springdale.
Visitation will be Monday, July 20, 2015 from 5-7pm at First Baptist Church, located on Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10am at First Baptist Church, located on Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers with Pastor Wes George and Pastor Mark Maier officiating.
Memorials may be sent to River of Life Medical Clinic of First Baptist Rogers. Deb had a desire to help families who are caregivers for their loved ones by providing healthcare and family needs for the purpose of sharing the love of Christ.
Marnet Roberta Stiegelmar, 58, of Bentonville died Monday, July 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 4, 1957 in Torrance, California the daughter of Robert and Arlowen Verbsky Stiegelmar.
She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. She had a deep love for animals. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since 1995 after moving from California.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Marnet is survived by: her domestic partner of 15 years, Kendra Riggs, of Bentonville, her mother; Arlowen Stiegelmar, of California, one son; Mike McCage and his wife Tara, of Bella Vista, two daughters; Heidi McCage, of Centerton, Wendy McCage, of Kentucky, one brother; James “Jim” Stiegelmar and his wife Joanie, of California, one sister; Sue Jenkins, of Texas, three nieces; Megan, Nicole, and Lexi, four grandchildren; Kylie, Blake, Zander, and Deegan.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date by the family.
Memorials may be sent to the Donor’s Choice of an area Animal Shelter.
Thelma Jewel Watson, 89, of Rogers died Monday, July 6th at Circle of Life Hospice House. She was born September 10, 1925 in Beaver, Arkansas the daughter of Pheba Scroggins and Ertie Weston.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her daughter; Patricia “Pattie” Oxford, the father of her children Guy Shepard, and her 2nd husband Dr. Tom Watson.
Survived by: Sharon Cashmore, of Bentonville and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7pm at Epting Funeral Home Bentonville.
She will be buried in Gateway Cemetery.
Barbara June Brannan, 76, formerly of Porterville, California died July 5, 2015 at her home. She was born September 18, 1938 in Bakersfield, California the daughter of Nina and Wiley Brannan.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
She enjoyed ladies Bible study, singing in the praise team, and playing the piano. She was fluent in sign language and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by one son; Marty Dodson of Oceanside, California, two daughters; Darinda Fitzgerald, and her husband Kevin, of Farmington, Arkansas, Daretta Vanhooshier, and her husband Wes, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, one brother; Billy Buchholz of McKinleyville, California, four grandchildren; Brannan Sirratt and her husband Jacob, Chynell Hudson and her husband Michael, Arianna Roxas, Tawni Vanhoosier, five great-grandchildren; Jonathan Sirratt, Israel Sirratt, Moxi Sirratt, Naiya Sirratt, Elianna Roxas, two nephews; William Buchholz, Traven Buchholz, and many other family and friends.
Graveside was at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington Arkansas.
Guy Douglas Cox, 59, of Bentonville died Sunday, June 5, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center. He was born October 7, 1955 to Frieda and Klebe Cox.
Guy was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Raymond, Roy, Larry Sr., and three sisters; Anita, Rachel and Patricia.
He is survived by four brothers; Bill, Gary, Lonnie, Rick, one sister; Charlotte, and numerous family members and friends.
Javier Rubio, 44, of Bethel Heights died Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at his residence.
He is survived by many loving relatives.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 4-8pm at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville. Burial will be in Mexico at a later date.
Nelda "Ann" Hart, 73, passed away on June 29th at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville. She was born September 7, 1941 in Fayetteville, to the late George and Neda Moore.
Ann was preceded in death by her sister Cathy Denham.
Survivors include two sons Rick and Margaret Hart and Rob and Mindy Hart of Fayetteville, two grandchildren Stephanie and Levi Carpenter and Robby Hart, one great-grandchild and many loving family members and friends.
Family and Friends will gather 1 p.m. Saturday July 11,2015 at the Farmington Senior Center 340 W. Main Farmington Arkansas.
Stephen James Taylor, Sr., passed away on June 27, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas.
He was the son of James and Glenda Taylor and Leota (Cook) Sutter.
He was preceded in death by his mother Leota Sutter.
He will be greatly missed by his parents James and Glenda Taylor of Arizona, his wife: Denice Taylor, of Elko, Nevada, two sons, Stephen James Taylor II and Anthony Alan Taylor, both of Bentonville, Arkansas, and grandchildren Stephen James Taylor III, Savana Jean Taylor, Sage Jeremy Taylor, Gabriella Faith Taylor, Brandon Nicholas Taylor, and Jakob Colman Taylor, brothers Andy, Mike, Dwight, and James Taylor, and his sister Diane Robbins.
Visitation was held Friday. Memorial service will be Tuesday at 10am at Bentonville First Assembly of God Church.
James Douglas Anderson, 54, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born July 13, 1960 in Rapid City, South Dakota the son of Eileen and William Anderson.
James proudly served in the US Army. He enjoyed NASCAR, cooking, being outdoors, dancing, and flea markets.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Kucerik, his father, William Anderson, and one brother, John Anderson.
James is survived by his wife Karie Anderson of Bentonville, one daughter; Jamie Anderson of Bentonville, two stepchildren; Trey Martin and his wife, Sarah, of Lawton, Oklahoma, Elizabeth Martin and her husband, Jesse, of Bentonville, three brothers; Richard Anderson and his wife, Joyce, of Florida, Benjamin Grundmeier of Iowa, Blake Grundmeier and his wife, Dee, of Iowa, two grandchildren; Lalaina White and Baby Ford, and many loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 30th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at New Hope Assembly in Rogers.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 1st at 10:00 am at New Hope Assembly in Rogers with burial at noon at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
On June 25, 2015, the world lost a remarkable human being, Sandy Davidson Goodier. She died unexpectedly in her home. She leaves behind a legion of friends and family who loved her unconditionally, her loving husband Rick Goodier, and her grandson Jacob, of the home. Sandy’s four children, Tracy, Clint, Heidi and Ben, all live in Texas. She would boast of her twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Sandy was passionate about people; a caring human being, she was actively involved in her community. Among her life’s adventures, highlights were a sabbatical cruise around Florida with her husband Rick in Granny’s Rocker, their small sailboat and a pilgrimage to India with Russill Paul.
Sandy visited Eureka Springs in early 1986, and so fell in love that she returned to Texas only long enough to collect her belongings and emigrate immediately.
Her vocation in life to help others was fulfilled by her service as a registered nurse/midwife. She has delivered many babies in Texas and many more here in Arkansas, both at home and in the Eureka Springs Hospital.
Sandy searched throughout her life for spiritual values and experiences. She discovered great worth in her relationship with the Reverend Edie Bird, Vicar of St. James Episcopal Church. Later, she took hand with Sufi Murshid Sherif Baba of the Rifa’i-Marufi Order, and Murshid Khabir Kitz of the Heartsong Retreat Center, and became grounded in the path of Sufism.
Though her life contracted after a serious auto accident in 2005, she never relinquished being an advocate for those in need. Generous and caring for all, she leaves a legacy of humor, love and compassion.
She will be remembered at a celebration at the Walnut Grange in Berryville on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Len Peplyn, 86, of Fayetteville died June 20th. He was born December 15, 1928 to Jack and Carol Peplyn. Len served in the U.S. Army.
Preceded in death: parents and sister.
Survivors: niece, Linda Purselley of Farmington, nephew, John Cox (Raymie) of Virginia.
James “Dave” David Moffitt, 60, of Lowell went home to Heaven, Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1955 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of Naomi Gertrude Garner and George Walthan Moffitt.
He was a fireman and paramedic for many years, serving with Springdale and Lowell area departments. He spent many years providing training and service to many local community fire departments.
He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and traveling. He had a love for painting. He also enjoyed singing and playing guitar with friends, especially his Virginia’s Boys group. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time in the church, and with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He had moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1973 after leaving Pontiac, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father.
Dave is survived by his wife of 40 years Sherrie Moffitt, whom he married August 3, 1974, his mother; Naomi Moffitt, of Greenland, one son; Michael Moffitt and his wife Jennifer, of Fayetteville, one daughter; Michelle Moffitt Donnell and her husband Damon of Lowell, four brothers; Duane Moffitt and his wife Gina, of Decatur, Alabama, Rich Moffitt, of West Fork, Paul Moffitt and his wife Pat, of Hollis, New Hampshire, Dr. Gary Moffitt and his wife Donna, of West Fork, one sister; Janis Thompson and her husband Richard, of Sherwood, and five grandchildren; Faith and Cadence Donnell, Jacob, Joshua, and Jonathan Moffitt.
The memorial service will be Tuesday, June 23rd at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Lowell with Pastor Gary Thomas and Reverend Ben Rowell officiating. Following the service will be “A Tribute to Dave’s Life” located in the Fellowship Hall. The family invites all that attend the service to share memories with them and snacks will be provided.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Lowell to the “Building Fund,” Lowell Fire Department, or The American Cancer Society.
Owen Douglass Donaldson, 94, of Bella Vista died June 18, 2015. He was born June 21, 1920 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He served in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Survivors: four sons; Douglass (Bella Vista), Dana (Bella Vista), David (Oklahoma), and Dennis (Oklahoma); two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the wounded warriors.
William Glen Webb Jr., 84, of Rogers, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. He was born October 5, 1930 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri the son of Margaret Clementine Porter and William Glen Webb Sr.
He was an engineer for many years. He served in the United States Army where he earned an Honorable Discharge. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over nine years after moving from California.
He was preceded in death by wife Claire Webb.
William is survived by: three sons; Bill Webb, Dan Webb, and Jeff Webb, one daughter; Allison Steffens and husband Mike, of Bentonville, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at a later date in California.
Allyson Marie Gruener, 46, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed Monday, June 15, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born May 14, 1969 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Janice and Jack Cutshall.
Allyson is survived by: her husband; Jeffery Gruener of Bentonville, one daughter; Abigail Guener of Bentonville, one sister; Elizabeth, her parents; Janice and Jack Cutshall and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of her life will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
Carole Jean Seabolt-Smith, 70, of Decatur died Monday at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born November 18, 1944 in Jones, Oklahoma the daughter of Mary Francis Andrews and Paul Greene.
She was a property manager for Lindsay and Associates at Lost Springs Apartments in Rogers. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband LaDon Smith.
Carole is survived by: one son; David Seabolt and his wife Julie, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, two daughters; LaDonna Williams, of Owasso, Oklahoma, Dana Vanhouse and her husband Robert, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, her mother; Mary Francis Staples, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, several siblings, many grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
No local services are planned at this time.
Kenneth Thurman Bonner, 81, of Johnson died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1933 in Kentucky the son of Eva Marie Matthews and Herbert Joshua Bonner.
He served in the United States Army, where he earned an Honorable Discharge. He owned Bonner Farm Market for many years in Johnson. He was a Jehovah’s Witness.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Bonner.
Survivors include: two sons; Mike and David Bonner, two daughters; Debbie Balcom and Lynda Cooper, 12 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Doris D. Neely, 94, of Fayetteville died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 23, 1920.
Survivors include: her daughter; Dawn Neely and her husband Harold, of Fayetteville, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Leta Myles Boone Franklin, 76, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. She was born April 22, 1939 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late George and Eva Boone. In addition to Wynne, Mrs. Franklin lived in Memphis, TN, Spokane, WA, Denver, CO and Pittsburg, KS, spending the last 35 years in Rogers.
A self-taught genealogist, she was dedicated and tireless in her study, research and publication of the Boone lineage and family tree. Additionally, she was an accomplished gardener, avid antique preservationist and collector, and a lifelong student of American History and Politics. Lastly, she was always, always, proud to be an Arkansan.
Leta was a beautiful mother who provided unyielding love and support. She taught her son grace, beauty, humor, kindness and strength. Her son is forever grateful to his mother.
Leta was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin, two sisters, Becky Gatlin and Bonnie Boone, and one brother, John Boone.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by one son, Adam Franklin, resident of California, and two sisters, Clara Henson and Trudy Boone, as well as, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jason Michael House, 22, of Fayetteville died Thursday, June 11th at Washington Regional Medical Center.
He enjoyed rebuilding cars, riding motorcycles, and hunting.
Survivors include: his mother; Lorraine Hills, of Wisconsin, his father; Dennis House, of Fayetteville, brother; Robert, sister; Nicole.
Thomas “Tom” Lee Manor, 61, of Fayetteville died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at a local skilled care center. He was born August 29, 1953 in Duluth, Minnesota the son of Jay and Ruth Manor.
He served in the US Air Force. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and supporting the Arkansas Razorbacks. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Tom is survived by: two sons; Thomas Manor and his wife Stacey, of Dallas, Texas, Brian Manor, of Joplin, Missouri, his parents; Ruth and Jay Manor, four sisters; Kathy Teeter and her husband Art, of Logan, Utah, Linda Hamilton, of Fort Worth, Texas, Sandy Gregg, of Carthage, Missouri, and Robyn Manor, of Fayetteville.
A celebration of his life will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00am at National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Carl Edwin Chiocco, 52, of Bella Vista died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville. He was born March 19, 1963 in Key West, Florida, the son of Claudia and Caesar Chiocco.
He served in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over seven years after moving from Texas. He was a member of the Benton County Republican Party and was a local entrepreneur.
Carl is survived by his wife Michelle Chiocco, whom he married June 17, 2013; and children Sophia Chiocco of Bella Vista, Reagan Chiocco of Bella Vista, Madysen Blaty of Bella Vista, and Mason Blaty of Bella Vista.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 18th from 5-8pm at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.
Interment will be Friday, June 19th at 10am at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard.
Additional honors will be provided by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.
Stephen Michael Anderson, 60, of Bella Vista passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in the loving environment of Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Steve was the middle son of Colonel Warren & Mary Anderson.
Steve was a loving husband and father. He was employed by Lowes before retiring into the peaceful environment of his home in Bella Vista. Steve was loved by family and friends and also participated in fellowship at Faith Builders Family Church in Rogers.
Steve is survived by his wife Kellie, who he married in 1996, his son David, of Killeen, Texas, his brother Stan Anderson and wife Toni & daughters Erica and Dianna of Naples, Florida, sister-in-law Tamara Anderson of Austin, Texas and nieces Lauren and Kaitlyn of Austin Texas.
He was preceded in death by his nephew Carl Anderson, his parents Warren and Mary Anderson and his younger brother Bill Anderson.
A celebration of his life will be held at Faith Builders Family Church in Rogers at 2:30pm on Thursday June 11th.
Memorials may be sent to 2005 North 13th St. in Rogers, Arkansas 72756.
Michelle Kay Phelan, 59, of Farmington died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Willard Walker Hospice. She was born August 18, 1955 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Bob and Mary Phelan.
Michelle was an Army Veteran and nurse with the VA Hospital in Fayetteville.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Michelle is survived by brothers; Jim, Bill, Jon, and sisters; Kathy, Kathryn, Risee.
Ina R. Neil, 93, and a longtime resident of Lowell passed away Thursday, June 04, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale after a brief illness. She was born October 7, 1921, in Vilas, Colorado to Rev. W.E. Bland and Elba King Bland.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, and husband Hubert Neil, and more recently by brothers; Kenneth, Royce, and Dale Bland.
Ina is survived by: three brothers; Denver Bland, Rex Bland, both of Wichita, Kansas, Gene Bland of Rogers, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, June 8th from 10am until 11am at First Baptist Church of Lowell. Funeral service will follow at 11am with Pastor Gary Thomas and Rev. Ben Rowell officiating.
Memorials may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice House, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762 or FBC Lowell Building Fund, P.O. Box 246, Lowell, Arkansas 72745.
Nereyda Dominguez-Copeland, 60, of Rogers, Arkansas died Monday, June 1, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County. She was born March 31, 1955 in Managua, Nicaragua.
She was employed with Tyson Foods for many years. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her son Anthony Copeland and one grandson.
Survivors include: one son; Victor Copeland, of Rogers, one daughter; Vilma Nicole Dominguez, of Rogers, two brothers; Jose Dominquez and his wife Jennie, of Bentonville, Alex Dominguez, of Springdale, one sister; Vilma R. Dominguez, of Kansas City, Missouri, and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Epting Funeral Home Bentonville, Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5pm until 7pm.
Mavis Beverly McGary, 82, of Bella Vista, died Friday, May 29, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born January 1, 1933 in Minnesota.
Survivors include: her two children; Darcy and husband Craig Anderson and Jeffrey and wife Gayle McGary, one granddaughter; Allison and husband Dan Miller.
No local services are planned.
Memorials donations may be sent to: American Cancer Society.
Bert Junior Farnsworth, 65, of Bentonville died Friday, May 29, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House. He was born in Artesia, New Mexico.
In his younger years, he enjoyed restoring muscle cars and playing basketball and tennis with his kids. He enjoyed researching the financial markets both international and domestic and trading foreign currencies. His main interest has been spending time with the youngest of his children, Elizabeth, Joshua and Jonathan Farnsworth of Bentonville, Arkansas. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines, during the Vietnam War, where he earned an Honorable Discharge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Bert and Anita Revada Farnsworth of Artesia, New Mexico. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Bert is survived by five sons: Mark Farnsworth of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Scott Farnsworth and his wife Dawn of Surprise, Arizona; Chance Farnsworth of Amarillo, Texas; Joshua and Jonathan Farnsworth of Bentonville; three daughters: Kim Romero of Amarillo, Texas; Shelly Amos and her husband Brandon of Amarillo, Texas and Elizabeth Farnsworth of Bentonville. He is survived by one sister: Christine Harden and her husband Winston of Shawnee, Oklahoma, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 2, from 10-11am at Epting Funeral Home Bentonville.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 2, at noon at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the American Legion, Post 100, of Rogers.
Estelle “Tiny” Spangler, 74, of Gravette died May 24, 2015. He was born January 31, 1941 in Seiling, Oklahoma to Eugene and Nora Spangler.
Preceded in death: his parents, six brothers, and three sisters.
Survivors: wife, Linda; son, Howard; daughter, Deborah; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Jessie Dodson, 70, of Rogers died May 23, 2015. She was a devout member of First Pentecostal Church of God and loved her family and her church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and camping.
Survivors: three sons; Rickie Laughlin (Amy), Leon Laughlin (Christina), and David Barnum; and twelve grandchildren.
A service will be First Pentecostal Church of God in Rogers, Saturday, June 6th at 1pm.
Bayleigh Nicole Ewbank, 19, of Rogers passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Conway. She was born July 3, 1995 in Rogers.
She was employed by Andy’s Frozen Custard for over 3 years. She was a lifetime resident of Rogers. She was a Rogers Heritage Graduate with the Class of 2013. She was a cheerleader for many years, also with All Star Cheer. She loved to mentor young cheerleaders, it was her passion. She loved people, and helping them.
She enjoyed floating, making crafts, loved shopping and Harry Potter, and listening to music. She was preceded in death by: her grandmother; Susan Ewbank and her grandfather; Jim Howell.
Bayleigh is survived by her father; Chris Ewbank, of Bentonville, her mother; Jayme Smith, of Rogers, two brothers; Austin and Brice Ewbank, of Bentonville, two sisters; Kallina Sims and Aryah Smith, of Rogers, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, grandfather; Shawn Ewbank, of Alabama, and great-grandmother; Charlotte Nolan, of Kansas.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9am until 10am at First Baptist Church of Lowell.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 10am at First Baptist Church of Lowell with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating.
Donald Houston Hodges, 67, of Bella Vista died May 19 at Northwest Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1948 in Houston, Texas.
Survivors: mother of his children; Arlene, sons; Jon, Brian, Artie, and Isaac, daughters; Stephanie, and Patsy, sister; Sheryl.
Helen Jo Baker, of Bentonville died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. She was born December 31, 1930 in Cave Springs, Arkansas.
Helen enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, and music. She was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas and a loyal member of Eastside Assembly of God in Bentonville.
She was preceded in death by her mother Lillian Gaston, one daughter; Jeanie Smith and one brother; Clyde Gaston.
Helen is survived by her husband James Baker who she married July 19, 1948, three daughters; Brenda Dover of Pea Ridge, Connie Stephens and her husband Willis, of Washburn, Missouri, Pamela Boling and her husband Jack of Bentonville, nine grand children, 18 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 5pm-7pm Monday, May, 18 at Eastside Assembly of God Church of Bentonville.
Funeral service will be 10am Tuesday, May 19th at Eastside Assembly of God Church of Bentonville. Interment will follow at Cave Springs Cemetery.
Doris Earlene Mather O’Hair, 86, of Bentonville died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born November 15, 1928 in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of Mary Earlene Tietz and Glen Mather.
She enjoyed crocheting and reading. She was a school teacher for many years in California, before retiring with Bentonville Public Schools. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area since 1972.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bentonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Red O’Hair, and one brother.
Doris is survived by: one son; John O’Hair, of Bentonville, two daughters; Kathleen Hunt and her husband Lonnie, of Rogers, Patty Sue Vicknair and her husband Kevin, of Fayetteville, two siblings, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A private interment was at Bentonville Cemetery.
Leroy “Roy” David Hemminger, 95, of Rogers, Arkansas died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 13, 1920 in Manilla, Iowa.
Roy is survived by: one son; Bruce Hemminger, one daughter; Karen Johnson and many loving relatives.
June R. Hoyt, a longtime resident of Edina, Minnesota, and more recently of Rogers, Arkansas, died May 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her best friend, her husband of fifty plus years, John S. Hoyt Jr., PhD.
June was born in upstate New York and was a graduate of Syracuse University where she was a member of Tau Sigma Delta, Architecture and Allied Arts Honorary, and Tau Epsilon, Design Honorary.
She had been a member of the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Edina Woman’s Club in Minnesota.
June was an avid bridge player and golfer and had a great appreciation for music and the arts. However, her greatest joy and pride came from her family who gave so freely of their love and devotion.
She is survived by two daughters: Susan (Peter) Jasan, of Arkansas, and Sally Dean Hoyt (Vaughn Ausman) of Wisconsin, and her grandchildren, Robert John Jasan (Lacey) and Catherine Jasan Towle (William), and three great-grandchildren: Cooper, Alexis and Jenna. She is also survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all the Mercy Health care staff as well as the staff at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village for their outstanding and tender care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bel Canto Chorus, 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202; or to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Thomas “Tom” L. Hite, 72, of Bentonville passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Rogers, Arkansas following a lengthy illness. He was born August 18, 1942 in Miami, Oklahoma to Orville L. “Cotton” Hite and Hildreth Clark. He grew up in Miami, Oklahoma where he resided until moving to NWA in 2000. He graduated from Miami High School in 1960. He also worked for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and as a custodian for the Miami Public Schools and the Rogers Public Schools.
He loved riding motorcycles and remodeling homes. He was a former member of the Rotary and Kiwanis’s Club. He owned and operated Hite Motor Company for many years.
Tom is survived by: his wife Teri Macklin Hite, whom he married October 21, 1972, his sisters; Virginia Leake, of Columbus, Kansas, Barbara Hite, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Humpke, of Frisco, Texas, his children; David and Lisa Hite, of Belton, Missouri, Greg and Melissa Hite, of Belton, Missouri, Deena and Seth Richardson, of Neosho, Missouri, Julie Hite Henbest, of Rogers, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son Brian Newman.
A celebration of Life gathering will be planned in Miami, Oklahoma in the upcoming weeks.
Memorials may be sent to: The Children’s Miracle Network or to The United Way.
Tom had a good heart and kind soul. He enjoyed telling jokes, to see people laugh and smile.
Deborah Marie Arnold, 54, of Bentonville died Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at her residence.
Deborah is survived by; two daughters; Mickey Thompson, of Bentonville, Jennifer Thompson of Arkansas, seven siblings, five grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.
Visitation: Sunday, May 10th from 2-4pm at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.
Gaylene Faye Campbell, 59, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born December 4, 1955 in Leavenworth, Kansas the daughter of Elizabeth Shoemaker and Bert R. Campbell.
She enjoyed nature walks and painting. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 20 years.
Gaylene is survived by: her significant other; Luis Gomez, of Texas, one brother; Allan Campbell, of Fayetteville, two sisters; Paula Kappelmeier and her husband Jim, of Anderson, Missouri, and Sherry Gabbard, and her husband Arnold, of Springdale.
Jason Matthew Fulton, 33, of Rogers died May 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 29, 1981 in Rogers the son of Donna Dion Fulton.
He loved music, and enjoyed playing the piano, and listening to Michael Jackson. He loved helping others, and his dog “Titus.” He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal Fan. He was an excellent athlete and loved swimming.
Jason is survived by: brothers; Joseph and Jared Yaffe, they all three enjoyed good times together and especially bottle rocket fights, his mother; Donna Fulton, Stepfathers; Barry Yaffe and Dan Marlow, Grandparents; Lynn and Phyllis Fulton, his Godmother; Netta Bateman, and aunt and uncle; Dia Fulton Hemmert and David Fulton.
Visitation will be Monday from noon until 2pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Graveside service will be Monday at 3pm at Tucks Chapel Cemetery in Rogers with Pastor Bill Rogers officiating.
William “Bill” Justin Mongeau III, 38, of Centerton died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at his home. He was born November 21, 1976 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania the son of Janice Schilling and William Mongeau Jr.
Bill was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and the University of Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing, flying, friends and family, especially his daughters. Bill inspired joy that will live on through all those who were lucky enough to know him.
Bill is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Evans) Mongeau who he married October 10, 2009, Father; William Mongeau Jr. and his wife Robin, Mother; Janice Schilling, two daughters; Madeline Mongeau and Katherine Mongeau both of Centerton, two sisters; Amy Mongeau-Vincek and her husband Sasa, Melinda Cox and her husband Adam Cox, and many loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, AR at 10 am on Friday May 8, 2015. A reception in the church Parish Hall will take place following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the “Bill Mongeau Memorial Fund” for his children at Arvest Bank P.O. Box 1229, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.
Betty “Kim” Smith, of Fayetteville made her transition May 2nd at Circle of Life Hospice House. Born January 14, 1929.
Survivors include; her lifelong partner Miriam “Mimi” Clamitz of Fayetteville, friends in the art community, extended family members, and many friends.
Dawn Lee (Jump) Sterling, 46, of Rogers, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 01, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center of Rogers. She was born May 5, 1968 in Rogers, Arkansas the daughter of Robert L. Jump and Deborah D. (Winchester) Jump.
Dawn, “A Military Brat,” experienced much of America, and visited several countries while living in Germany, enjoying the European cultures and learning of their histories. She was an avid reader, loved movies, her family, and friends, and her cat.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 1993, maternal and paternal grandparents.
Dawn is survived by: her father; Robert Jump, of Rogers, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her special aunt; Martha Heller, of West Fork, and her ex-husband; Charles “JR” Sterling, of Rogers.
The Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 1:00 until service time. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church at the Olive Street Campus, located at North 8th Street and West Olive Street, with Pastor Tommy Hinson officiating.
Memorials may be sent to: Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Suite 200, Landover, Maryland 20785-2353 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.