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.
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.
Ada Joyce Lish, 58, of Fayetteville died April 24th at Washington Regional Medical Center.
She was the most kind, loving, selfless mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved reading the Bible and spending time with family.
Survivors include: daughter Courtney Marsh (Kroft) of Fayetteville, and many other loving relatives.
Onyx Elliott Munnerlyn, infant son of Cody Munnerlyn and Samantha Vinciguerra. He was born Thursday, April 23, 2015 and passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Willow Creek Hospital in Johnson, Arkansas.
He is survived by many loving relatives.
John Andrew Blackwell, 61, of Fayetteville died Friday, April 24, 2015 at his home.
John planted millions of trees across Arkansas, Missouri and Michigan. He was a loving father, husband, son, brother, and uncle. With a smiling face and a helping hand from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys, he lived an adventurous life full of love, books, and coffee.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Mary Ellen (Emme) Worthy of Fayetteville, his four children; Angelina Blackwell-Smith, her husband Jacob, and their son Ezra of Fayetteville, Essau Worthy-Blackwell of Houston, Texas, Maxine Worthy of New York City, New York, Emmett Worthy of Fayetteville. His father Robert Blackwell and step-mother Mary Blackwell and his five sisters; Kathy Blackwell of New York, Jenny Elliot of California, Ellen Dutcher of Michigan, Susie Finertie of Michigan, Anne Blackwell of Washington DC, and many other loving family members and friends.
He was born March 27, 1954 in Nebraska the son of Rachel and Robert Blackwell. John was preceded in death by his mother Rachel Marie Blackwell.
A memorial service will be held at Bordinos Restaurant in Fayetteville on Sunday, May 3rd at 5pm.
Amanda Lin Eddings, 25, of Rogers died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born February 23, 1990 to Linette Wright and Randall Lorenz.
Amanda is survived by her husband, Jonathan Eddings of Rogers, father; Randall Lorenz of Western Grove, mother; Linette Wright of Marshall, two brothers; Randy Jackson of Western Grove, Andrew Wright of Marshall, one sister; Katrina Wright of Marshall, and many loving friends and family.
A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29th at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Ms. Bertie Currens, known as being very honery, funny, colorful and full of piss and vinegar has passed. Her legacy will no doubt live on through her children; Aaron, Troy, and Shawn Currens.
FAYETTEVILLE---Wanda Mae Hunter, 77, died April 18, 2015 at North Hills Life Care and Rehab in Fayetteville. She was born November 26, 1937 in Hot Springs, daughter of Roy Clifton Dorris and Ruby Elizabeth Dorris.
She attended Garland County Community College in Hot Springs. After receiving an associate degree, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University. She lived in Fort Worth until 2004 when she moved to Fayetteville. Her passions included writing and playing piano. In her later years she also devoted her time to the rescue of homeless cats.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; an infant son, Shawn Lynn Hunter; two sisters, Joye Goslee and Darlene Dorris; and three brothers, Donald Dorris, Lester Dorris and Roy “Junior”Dorris. She is survived by her son and daughter-n-law, Jeff and Sharon Hunter; her daughter and son-n-law, Shana and Everett McBee; her brother, Boyce “Butch” Dorris; two grandchildren, Keith Hunter and Allyson Hunter; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her children would like to thank the entire staff of North Hills Life Care and Rehab for the loving and excellent care they provided to her during her year long stay there.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Gardens at 1728 Mission Boulevard in Fayetteville
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Ozarks at 1020 South One Mile Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72704
Larry Joe Horton, 71, of Rogers, Arkansas died Monday, April 13, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House. He was born March 5, 1944 in Milton, Oklahoma the son of Monte Olean LeFlore and Guy Quincy Horton.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed watching all other sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Lena Ann Walker, two brothers; Donald Horton and Jerry Horton, brother-in-law; Pete Walker, sister-in-law; Keva Horton, and father-in-law; Ben Hinton.
Joe is survived by his wife Sharon Horton, whom he married August 7, 1964, two sons; Chris Horton and his wife Connie, of Little Flock, Kendal Horton, of Rogers, one daughter; Stefanie McReynolds and her husband Scott, of Fayetteville, one brother; Loren Horton, of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, mother-in-law; Glenna Hinton, of Poteau, Oklahoma, brother-in-law; Gary Hinton and wife Pam, of Panama, Oklahoma, four sisters-in-law; Melba Horton, of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, Sue Horton, of Panama, Oklahoma, Susie McGehee and husband Phil, of Poteau, Oklahoma, Cheryl Hughes and husband Barry, of Poteau, Oklahoma, and nine grandchildren; Cassi Kuzmich (Tyler), Jake Horton (Tori), Paige Horton, Turner Horton, Victor Horton, Emma Kate Horton, Keaton Horton, Logan McReynolds, and Caleb McReynolds, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at the Church of Christ in Bokoshe, Oklahoma at 11am on Saturday, April 25th.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jake Horton, Turner Horton, Victor Horton, Logan McReynolds, Caleb McReynolds, Scott McReynolds, Scott Horton, Mike Walker, Charlie Burton, Randy Horton, Don Horton, Gary Hinton, Phil McGehee, Barry Hughes, and John Bell.
Memorials may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice House or Northwest Arkansas Cancer Challenge.
Robert Dale Vandiver, 61, of Bentonville died Sunday, April 12th.
Survivors: daughter; Kim Lloyd, brothers; Jim, Don, Clarence, Alan Vandiver, sister; Carol Floyd, and former spouse; Marta Landrigan.
Visitation will be 5-7pm at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville on Tuesday.
Interment will be at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Edna June Blair, 63, of West Fork died April 12, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born November 29, 1951 in Hope, Arkansas the daughter of John and Joy Brown.
June loved her family and grandchildren. She loved butterflies, ducks, soap operas. June enjoyed spending time at the casino and her clients.
She was preceded in death by her father.
June is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Daniel Blair of West Fork, her mother; Joy Brown, one son; Shawn Blair and his wife Misty of Tontitown, two daughters; Stephani Sullivan and her husband Jonathan of Alma, Wendi Kennedy of West Fork, one brother; Roy Brown and his wife Debbi of Texas, three sisters; Roseanne Ford and her husband Larry of Texas, Linda Hallmark of Texas, Judy Howard and her husband of Clem, thirteen grandchildren and numerous loving family members and friends.
A visitation will be at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 1p.m. to 3p.m.
Burial will be Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at Baptist Ford Cemetery in Greenland.
Linda Lee Becknel Shrum, 50, of Siloam Springs, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her home. She was born January 18, 1965 in San Jose, California the daughter of Melvin and Ann Becknel.
Linda loved spending time with family. She was a devoted mother. She cherished her grandchildren, Emmy and Bubby and loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. We all have many fabulous memories with Linda. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Letty and Cecil Becknel, father; Melvin Ray Becknel, one aunt; Mary Ann Salisbury, one uncle; Willie Becknel, and two brothers Billy Becknel and Danny Becknel.
Linda is survived by one daughter; Tiffany Shrum and her husband Chad of Oaks, Oklahoma, one sister Lorraine Novak and her husband Pat of Charlotte, North Carolina, cousins; Cindy Bilbruck and her husband Greg, Tia Wing and her husband Roger, Tammy Kincheloe and Michael Becknel, two grandchildren, Emily and Chebon Martin and many other loving friends and family.
A memorial service will be at 5pm on April 20th at Kansas Oklahoma Cemetery.
Tresha St. Clair, 82, of Rogers died Friday, April 10, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House Bentonville. She was born August 26, 1932.
She is survived by many loving relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be Monday at 10am at Decatur Cemetery.
Vera Christine Gafford Van Nest, 90, of Bella Vista died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Ozark Community Hospital. She was born April 7, 1925 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma the daughter of Clyde and Pearl Gafford.
She worked as a PBX Operator for the Houston Oil Company and later for Magcobar and lived in Houston, Texas for many years.
Christine was a homemaker and mother and in her later years a talented artist. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing. She lived in Ireland for four years and loved everything about the country and people. In 2012, she moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Van Nest and one brother, James Gafford.
Christine is survived by two daughters; Saundra Murray and her husband Richard of Bella Vista, Alix Stuart and her husband Gary of Tulsa and Grand Lake, Oklahoma, one sister; Pam Maisano and her husband Jim. Survivors also include, two grandchildren; Melissa Harrison and Austin Stuart, two great-grandchildren; Casey Harrison and Jennie Miller and one great-great-grandchild; Lukas Harrison, and two nephews; Clyde Gafford and Scott Gafford.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held at a later date.
Scott Richter, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2015 at his home. He was born April 5, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was the loving son of Elliot Richter and Linda Dobson, and the loving father of Dennis Richter.
Jamal Abu Hamdan, born June 14, 1942, left us Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Jamal is a renowned award winning Jordanian writer in the Arab world. He will be remembered by his legacy of many books, theatre and visual productions, and more.
He is survived by his wife Rima Eirani, daughters Toula and Taraf, his son Tawfeek and wife Lesley, his grand daughters Jude and Sage Abohammdan.
Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fayetteville.
A celebration of Jamal’s life will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 2-6pm at his residence.
Peggy Jean Fulmer, 86, of Bentonville died Friday, April 3, 2015 at a local skilled care center. She was born November 22, 1928 in Avoca, Arkansas the daughter of Anna Mae Nelson and Carter Wiley.
She was a Baptist and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband R. Ray Fulmer. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2001 after moving from Conway.
Survivors include: two sons; Ray Fulmer II and his wife Debbie, of Fort Smith, Tim Fulmer and his wife Amy, of Bentonville, one daughter; Sharon Fulmer and her husband DeWayne, of Edwards, Colorado, two sisters; Billie Cooper, of Fort Worth, Texas, Ada Henbest, of Rogers, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Faulkner County.
The Celebration of her Life will be April 18th at 2pm at Grace Baptist Church of Rogers.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Baptist Church of Rogers.
Roberta Forrester, 74, of Rogers died Friday, April 3, 2015 at her residence. She was born February 3, 1941.
Survivors include: two sons; Kelly Forrester (Dianna) of Virginia, Scott Forrester, of Oklahoma, one daughter; Tami Forrester, of Oklahoma.
No services are planned.
Carolyn Jeanette Sadler, 46, of Gravette died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center of Bentonville. She was born November 9, 1968 in Columbia, Missouri the daughter of Virginia Hutchison and James. T. Newell Sr.
She enjoyed spending quality time with her granddaughter Marley, and she was an avid reader. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 12 years after moving from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan and enjoyed attending Razorback events. She also enjoyed working with stained glass and other arts and crafts, working with charities, and helping others.
Carolyn is survived by one son; Michael Sterling Sadler and his wife Stephanie, of Oklahoma, her mother; Virginia Lee Hutchison-Newell, of Gravette, her father; James “Jim” Newell and his wife Kathy, of Springdale, three brothers; Tom Newell, of Rogers, Lee Newell and his wife Angie, of Gravette, Adam Anderson and his wife Evelyn, of California, three sisters; Acacia Backs and her husband Nicholas, Angela Youngblood and her husband Joe Pat, Melissa Anderson, all of Berryville, granddaughter; Marley Sadler; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Visitation Friday, April 3, 2015 from 2-3pm at First Assembly of God Church in Gravette. Funeral service will follow at 3pm with Pastor Jack Deaton officiating.
Interment and graveside service will be at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson, Missouri.
Memorials may be sent to Helping Hands of Bentonville.
Lamonte Lynseth Hansen passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on March 31, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lamonte was born January 7, 1936 to Wm. Lamonte and Inez Hansen in Ontario, Oregon.
Lamonte grew up in Parma, Idaho where he was no stranger to hard work. He spent much of his youth helping run the family farm. He left for college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1954 and then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Afterwards he met the love of his life, Ann Briggs. They were sealed in the Manti, Utah Temple May 31, 1963.
Lamonte attended Law School in Minnesota and then settled in Williams, Arizona where he ran his law practice. He was known for his generosity and helping those who couldn’t afford his services. He will always be remembered for his snazzy style, faithfulness to his family and to the LDS gospel and his witty sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Ann Hansen, children, Thad, Vicki, Jorge, Hannah, Blayne, 20 grandchildren and his sister Veneta Hansen Cummings.
Memorials may be sent to Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville.
Susie Ann Williamson-Jones, 56, of Colcord, Oklahoma died March 30th at her residence.
She was a caregiver.
Preceded in death by: father, sister, and brother.
Survivors: sons; Bill Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell, daughters; Misty Walker, Geneva Mitchell, sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandson.
Lynne Catherine Carnes, 67, of Seligman, Missouri died Monday, March 30, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born July 27, 1947 in London, England to Joan and Samuel Jolley.
She is survived by many loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be at First Baptist Church Monett Monday, April 6, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Celebration of life will be at First Baptist Church Monett Monday, April 6, 2015 2 p.m. with inurnment to follow at IOOF Cemetery.
Virginia “Ginny” Lee Mase, 86, of Bentonville passed away with Alzheimer’s Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Bradford House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bentonville. She was born October 17, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Earnest and Margaret Roehrich and was preceded in death by her parents, an older sister, a younger brother and her eldest son, David.
Ginny is survived by Jack, her devoted husband of 64 years, a daughter Sharon and husband Bob of Fayetteville, a son Ron and wife Kimberly of Missouri City, Texas, along with seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren living in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Berryville, Arkansas, Missouri City, Texas, and Okinawa, Japan.
As a registered nurse, Ginny worked in many hospitals through the years and served as team nurse on church mission trips to such places as Haiti. She was an avid cook and vegetable gardener along with mastering baking skills handed down from her German Grandfather who operated a Cincinnati bakery for many years.
A person of deep faith, Ginny always sought to serve others, unobtrusively. She was an active leader in Bible Study Fellowship, a Stephens Minister, Presbyterian Elder, Sunday School teacher, and church choir member.
In 1980 Ginny earned her Private Pilot’s License and could finally help Jack with piloting chores on many cross-country trips in their Cessna Cardinal. 1988 saw Ginny “retiring” to a 40-acre ranch near Berryville, Arkansas where, in addition to part-time nursing, she served on the Literacy Council and became a foster parent of teenagers along with tending to a big garden, two horses, and 18 head of cattle. Ginny moved to Rogers in 1995 and retired from nursing, but managed to serve as a volunteer usher at the Walton Arts Center for nearly ten years.
A Celebration of Life and Witness to the Resurrection Service will be 2pm, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville with Pastor Katie Cummings and Associate Pastor Georgia Senor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, or First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville, to the “Capital Fund Campaign.”
Cheryl Maxine Shaw, 54, of Pea Ridge died March 24, 2015 in her home.
Survivors: step-father, Leonard Ruby; three sons: Cory Evans, Jason Hedding, and Colby Putman; one daughter: Heather Evans; four sisters: Marilyn Terry, Vickie Hubbard, Pat Bruce, and Twyla Garvey.
Jeffery Hill, 67, of Bella Vista died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home. He was born November 23, 1947.
He served in the US Army.
He is survived by his son Hunter Hill.
James Kennedy, 73, of Fayetteville died Saturday.
Served in the Air Force.
Survivors: wife; Janelle Hicks, son; Bud Carson (Tammy) of Rogers, daughters; Melinda Osborne (Dennis) of Decatur, Paula Cradduck (Mike) of Rogers, Christine Griffit (John) of Prairie Grove, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
John Warren Womble Jr., 95, of Springdale, Arkansas went Home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Warren was born March 15, 1920 to John Warren Womble and Floyd Adelia Walls, in Aylesworth, Oklahoma.
He was a remarkable man. He grew up playing basketball & tennis during his years while attending Southeastern State in Durant, Oklahoma where he had spent his childhood years. He had coached with the United States Olympics Basketball Team, during the years of 1952 and 1960.
Warren served in the United States Army and first job was with North American, then Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. He later worked in Management with Caterpillar Corporation until he retired in 1985 in Peoria, Illinois.
He met his beautiful bride, Hazel and got married Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, September 1, 1941, where she was a boarder at his parents shop and home. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Warren is survived by his wife, Hazel Willis Womble, one daughter Donna Womble Bimm, son-in-law, Edgar Michael Bimm, and two grandsons, Sean Michael Bimm & Jeremy Todd Bimm, and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 in the chapel at the Gardens at Arkanshire, 5000 Arkanshire Circle Springdale, AR 72764.
Memorials may be sent to: The donor’s choice to The United Methodist Church, or to The American Cancer Society.
Richard Wiley, 72, of Colcord, Oklahoma died in Springdale.
Preceded in death by his wife; Wanda Wiley.
Survivors: son; Shawn Wiley (Martha) of Watts, Oklahoma, daughter; Laurie Wiley, of Colcord, Oklahoma, brothers; Bob, Roney, Harley, sister; Julie Gullick, and two grandchildren.
John Thornsberry, 76, of Fayetteville died March 17, 2015 at Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation. He was born September 8, 1938 in Combs, Arkansas.
He is survived by his wife Clara Thornsberry of Fayetteville.
Dr. Warren Edwin Bathke has always had “big vision”. During the decades of ministry and various entrepreneurial moves, Dr. Bathke built a great legacy. He had achieved great things because of his underlying dedication to long-term goals and visions for his life.
Warren was born in 1927 in Waseca, Minnesota. As he grew, he believed that Waseca was “the center of the universe!” He was ‘left for dead’ at birth because his mother was very ill. His father pleaded with the doctor to “do something” to save the baby. His father prayed that if his baby was spared, he would dedicate Warren to God’s service. And so, by the grace of God, the doctor attended to him and both his mother and Warren were spared. Both Dr. Bathke’s father and brother died at a young age, leaving him to care for the farm, his mother, and seven sisters. It was that foundation that motivated his work-ethic and original dreams.
He went on to college, without any world possessions, and met the love-of-his life, Gladys Ramsland. They were married and began their lifetime of ministry together. Dr. Bathke’s family has grown. He is survived by one sister, Hazel Bathke from New Mexico, two children-Brian Bathke and his wife Margaret and Ann Standley and her husband Harry; four grandchildren-Megan, Tyler, Evan and Veronica and each of their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; and one granddog, who is Brian and Margaret’s fur baby-Nemo. Dr. Bathke was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys Bathke, one brother and six sisters.
Dr. Bathke spent 20 years in the church and 20 years in education. A majority of his time in education was spent at Calvary Bible College, in Kansas City, Missouri. He served as their Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1977 and later as the Interim President for 7 years upon his retirement. He also spent 9 years at Grace College of the Bible, in Omaha Nebraska, as the President.
During the time that Dr. Bathke was in the educational settings, Warren and Gladys also bought and managed several residential apartment complexes and commercial properties. Consequently, they moved into the first apartment complex they bought, so they could effectively learn to manage and maintain the building along the way. They did everything themselves: Gladys cleaned the apartments when tenants moved out and kept records; Warren, with the help of his son, Brian, took care of all maintenance needs and renovations.
It was during his work within the property setting, that Bathkes’ dream, of facilitating a community for “the greatest generation”, took root. Decades later, their dream came to fruition through, The Meadows.
Warren’s hobbies and activities have included: hunting, fishing, and instructing Dale Carnage courses. Three words that well described Warren were: positive, enthusiastic, and hard-working. This is evident by the advice he gives of, “never give up”, as well as his personal motto, “make it happen”.
Dr. Bathke has touched so many lives in so many ways. He was a blessing to those around him with his unconditional love, sweet and gentle nature. Who knows how many tens of thousands of lives he has affected, and will affect, by making a difference in the lives of many and those, in turn, going out and affecting others? He has created a strong legacy that will carry on long after his physical presence is gone.
Pallbearers will be Brian Bathke, Harry Standley, Tyler Henderson, Evan Henderson, Andy Cosgrove and Caleb Welch. Funeral service to be officiated by Pastor Mark Voll.
Visitation will be at Village Bible Church in Bella Vista on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Bella Vista Cemetery.
Glen Eugene Rounds, 59, of Garfield died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born February 8, 1956 in Rogers to Glen Rounds and Aleta Faye McGinnis Rounds McGee.
Glen last worked at Arvest Bank before becoming disabled. He loved hunting, fishing, working with his cattle and loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Felicia Rounds Wright.
Glen is survived by his loving wife Melinda Rounds, father; Virgil McGee, one son; Joseph Puhalla and his wife Tina, five grandchildren; Haley, Will, Darby, Felicia and Destiny, one brother; Bradley McGee, one sister; Kathy Powers, and many loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be Monday, March 16th at 1:30 pm at 11619 Oak Hills Drive, Bentonville.
Jason Williams, 45, of Rogers passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Bentonville. He was born August 24, 1969 in Albany, GA to Jerome and Rose Williams.
Jason was a 20 year worker for J.B. Hunt, and lived in Northwest Arkansas for 26 years, moving from North Carolina. He was an avid sports fan, and particularly loved Razorback Baseball and North Carolina Tarheel Basketball. Jason also enjoyed hiking and visiting national parks and monuments.
Jason is survived by his parents, one sister, Carol Dresser (Alan) of Kansas, many family members in Ohio, many loving friends, and his beloved pets.
To honor Jason’s memory, please donate to cancer research.
Joanne McArthur, 84, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Fayetteville. She was born October 23, 1930 in Wichita, KS to John and Mabel McArthur.
Survivors: two brothers; Bob and Ronnie, three sisters; Clara, Nancy, and Freida, and many loving relatives.
Patsy Ruth Vaught, 76, of Bella Vista passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Bella Vista. She was born May 17, 1938 in Fayetteville, Arkansas the daughter of James Clifton and Thelma Janice Vaught of Elkins, Arkansas. Patsy worked in the lab for the Campbell Soup Company for forty-two years. She was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church. She loved being with her family, was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and other crafts, traveling, and genealogy.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son Mark Hancock and wife Cathy of Bella Vista. Her grandchildren Travis Hancock of Bentonville; Faith Hundley and husband Ben of San Francisco, California; and great-granddaughter Madeleine Hancock of Bentonville. Her sisters, Beth Ramsey and husband Bill of Fayetteville; Judy Vaught Dodson of Springdale; and brother Jim Vaught of Elkins. Her nieces, Becky Ramsey Mehlbruger of Fayetteville; Brenda Ramsey Jones of Fayetteville; DeEdra Dodson of Rogers; and nephews Jamey Vaught and wife Julie of Fayetteville; and Jason Vaught and wife Laren of Elkins along with great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the Vaught Cemetery in Mountainburg, Arkansas.
Randee Sue Applewhite, 34, of Springdale died Tuesday, March 3rd at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born October 1, 1980 in Kinsley, Kansas the daughter of Pamela and Randall Dove.
She was preceded in death by one brother; Tracy Dove.
Randee is survived by her husband: Mario Applewhite, parents; Pamela and Randall Dove, son; Tremayne Applewhite, two daughters; Jazzee and Destanee Applewhite, four sisters; Denise Brink and her husband Tony, Michelle Krawetzke, Heidi Lopez, and Mesha Farris, many nephews and nieces that loved her and will miss her.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Linda Lou Tunnell, 78, of Rogers died Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. She was born February 21, 1937 in Avenal, California the daughter of Frieda Epley and Alva A. Tunnell.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, and two grandchildren Jennifer Hunter and Arlo Evans.
Linda is survived by: two sons; James Hunter and his wife Dodie, of Springdale, William Hunter, of Orcutt, California, two daughters; Nikki Coursey and her husband Ronald, of Lowell, Robin Weatherbee, of Garfield, step daughter; Mary Canfield, grandchildren; Travis Coursey, Ryan Coursey, Brittany and Reddell Nolan, Michelle Hunter, Ian and Mandy Hunter, Chelsea Hunter, Cliff Weatherbee, Lynzi and Alyson Weatherbee, and six great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.