10/29 - Loren Kitterlin
10/29 - Sam Shepard
10/26 - Stephen Beal Jr.
10/25 - Glenna Holland
10/22 - Chandler Hurst
10/21 - Paisley Hurst
10/21 - Ryver King
10/17 - Sammie Johnson
10/17 - Ruby Thomas
10/15 - Dolores House
10/9 - Beth Mummert
10/7 - Rosalina Hall
10/7 - Darren Shaver
10/3 - Durral Tedford
10/3 - Frank Kenworthy
Twila M. Wright, 79, of Rogers died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born July 22, 1935 in Tecumseh, Kansas the daughter of Gladys and Alfred Gibbens.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Rogers. Also she was a member of the Rogers Adult Wellness Center, where she ran the Bingo game for many local residents. She loved sewing and was a member of The Rogers Sewing Center Sewing Club. Her hobbies also included fishing and cooking.
She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since June 2002 after moving from Los Angeles, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Bruce Gendreau, one brother, and one sister.
Twila is survived by: her husband; Roy F. Wright, whom she married October 19, 1980, four sons; Ron Gendreau of Arizona, Brett Gendreau and his wife Julia, of Arizona, Tim Gendreau and his wife Angie, of California, Joe Gendreau, of California, one daughter; Sonja Hanson and her husband J., of Arizona, four step-children; Nancy Wright, of Kansas, Steven Wright, of Texas, Daniel Wright, of Kansas, Michael Wright, of Washington, numerous grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 10-2 at Temple Baptist Church in Rogers. The celebration of her life will begin at 2pm following the visitation. Interment will follow the service at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Rogers Wellness Center.
Mary Maxine Frost, 91, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at her home. She was born April 19, 1923 in Whittemore, Iowa the daughter of Lillian Edith Falb and Elmer F. Bell.
She enjoyed her family, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and reading. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas since June 2009 after moving from Heber Springs, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Frost who passed May 4, 2014, her parents, her daughter Mary Wood, two grandsons; James Mayer and Kevin Brown, one brother; Wayne Bell, two sisters; Ruth Skalicky and Phyllis Kunze.
Mary is survived by: two daughters; Georgia Kinney and her husband Michael of Bella Vista, Debra Frost, of Pea Ridge, one brother; Dale Bell and his wife Donna, of Whittemore, Iowa, one sister; Norma Sigler, of Red Oak, Iowa, seven grandchildren; Barbara Frost, Teri Romero, Cheryl Johnson all three of California, Timothy and Daniel Brown, of Illinois, Wendy Martin and Heather Daniels, both of Pea Ridge, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm. Inurnment will be at National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Memorials can be sent to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72765 or Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63141.
Stella Droho, of Gentry, Arkansas died Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Springdale at a local care center. She was born October 18, 1924 in Wierzchlas, Poland the daughter of Marianna and Bazyli Weirbicki.
She was a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Adolf Droho Sr.; and one brother, Stanislaus Weirbicki.
Stella is survived by: three sons; Joseph Droho and his wife Judy, of Huntley, Illinois, Adolph Droho Jr., of Franklin, Tennessee, Edward Droho and his wife Tina, of Houston, Texas, two daughters; Mary Droho and her husband Edward Balluck, of Springtown, Arkansas, Teresa Holler and her husband Oliver, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one sister; Sophie Wilfort, of Warsaw, Poland, many nieces and nephews, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment was at Springtown Cemetery.
Devren Eugene Saintignon, 31, of Elkins died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in North Dakota. He was born December 30, 1982 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Patricia Foster and Dan Saintignon.
Devren enjoyed working as an electrician and taking his son hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his son Cayden, fiance Tiffany Latta and her daughter Alexis. His family was dear to his heart. Devren was loved and respected by many who knew him.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Presley White.
Devren is survived by his mother, Patricia Foster and her husband Bill of Bentonville, his father Dan Saintignon, one son Cayden Saintignon of Hensley, Arkansas, one brother Harrison White of Bentonville, his fiance Tiffany Latta and her daughter Alexis, and many loving friends and family members.
Visitation will be Monday, November 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 25 at 10:00 am at Word of Life Fellowship with burial to follow at Highfill Cemetery.
Jack LeRoy Cunningham, 89, of Bella Vista died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. He was born July 25, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah the son of Hazel Close and Roy Joseph Cunningham.
He earned his honorable discharge from the United States Navy after serving in World War II. He was a mechanic for over 45 years at Rancho Chevrolet in Reseda, California.
Survivors include: his wife Theresa E. Cunningham, two sons; Tim Cunningham and his wife Gloria, of Bella Vista, Jack Cunningham and his wife Dena, of Knoxville, Tennessee, one brother; Gene Cunningham, Temecula, California, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10am at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard.
Ilean Bloodworth, 54, of Siloam Springs, died Sunday at Circle of Life Hospice.
Survivors: Husband, Timothy Bloodworth, Son, Timothy Bloodworth of Iowa, Daughter, Sierra Galkiewicz and husband Dan of Siloam Springs, Father, David and Shirley Liles, Mother; Bertha Linson, and three grandchildren.
Sarah Anne Setzer, 66, of West Fork died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1948 in Rhode Island. She moved to Florida as a young child and later in life moved to Northwest Arkansas.
She raised her family in Eureka Springs, where she managed a local optometry practice for many years. She also was a pivotal member of the Eureka Springs school board for over a decade.
She enjoyed life and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her husband Tim.
Sarah is survived by: her husband Timothy Taggart, two sons, two daughters, one brother, two sisters, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Olivia Pierce, infant daughter of Carmel Babilon and Michael Pierce, both of Rogers, was loved and lost on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas.
She is survived by many loving relatives.
Heaven gained another angel as Terryl “Terry” Barrett Barry, 70, of Little Flock, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. She was one of the kindest, most caring women the Earth has seen. She gave selflessly to those in need of a shoulder to lean on, or a roof over their head. Her family grew to include those for whom she deeply cared.
She was a blessing to her family beyond measure as a sister, wife, mother, surrogate mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was a remarkable, irreplaceable woman with a deep faith in God who was deeply devoted to her husband and family. You will be missed more than words can convey. We love you and know that you are at rest with God.
She was born in Tucson, Arizona the daughter of Anita Eggman and Richard Barrett Sr.
She enjoyed bird-watching, playing with her pets, swimming, growing flowers in her garden, painting, and most of all, spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had lived in Northwest Arkansas since 1983 after moving from Tucson, Arizona.
She was a Sales Manager for the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs for many years. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Toni.
Terry is survived by: her devoted husband of 48 years, Donald Barry whom she married September 4, 1966, two sons; Marc Barry and his wife Belinda, of Little Flock, Steven Barry and his wife Lori of Fennimore, Wisconsin, one brother; Richard Barrett II and his wife Amy, of Fort Smith, four grandchildren; Hunter, Ian, Benjamin, and Nicholas.
Visitation will be Monday from 9am until service time at St. Stephen Catholic Church of Bentonville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Lou Ellen Ann Cox, 64, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born February 10, 1950 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Agnes Marie Bieker and William Marvin Moore.
She loved teaching and working with children. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and especially with her grandchildren. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 26 years after moving from Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry Cox, and one son; Larry Cox Jr.
Survivors include: one son; Klebe Cox, of Bentonville, one daughter; Carrie Campbell and her husband Jim, of Bentonville, three brothers; Gary “Buzz” Moore, of Georgia, Henry Moore, of Iowa, Bill Moore, of California, two sisters; Billie Jo Burns, of Colorado, Gloria “Petey” Moore, of Colorado, six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm at Flagstone Church of Christ in Bentonville with Marshall Brown officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross.
Carrie B. Jobe, 81, of Bella Vista died November 10, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born January 2, 1933.
Survivors: husband Vincient Jobe, son; Mike Shockley, daughter; Vickie Zastrow and husband Guy of Missouri.
Johnny Aaron Walters, 46, of Winslow died at his home. He was born May 4, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas the son of Joyce and John Walters.
He is survived by his parents, two siblings, two children and other loving family and friends.
Danny William Brown, 54, of Bella Vista died November08, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born January 12, 1960 in Electra, Texas.
Danny enjoyed reading the Bible, fishing, and watching WWE. He was a member of AA.
Danny is survived by his wife Erin Brown, of Bella Vista, two sons; Jeremy Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jessie Brown of San Antonio, Texas, daughter; Tasha Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas, two step-sons; William Tradewell of Bella Vista, Dylan Tradewell of Bella Vista, seven grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 am, November 15 at Bella Vista Community Church.
Chase Cameron Williams, 60, of Bella Vista died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at a local skilled care center. He was born November 22, 1953 in Mount Clemens, Michigan the son of Miriam Pauline Merisuo and Frank E. Williams.
He worked in security at Tyson’s. He enjoyed running, along with running in numerous marathons. He also liked animals including dogs, cats, and birds. Over the years he had taken in many stray animals into his home.
Chase is survived by: his brother; Cary Williams of Harriman, Utah, and several friends.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-5pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
The family would like to give gratitude to Concordia Skilled Care Center in Bella Vista for the care they have given Chase over the past couple of years.
The family has requested no flowers, rather make a donation to your local Animal Shelter.
Eleanor Rogers, 97, of Rogers, Arkansas died Sunday, November 02, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born February 21, 1917 in Adair, Illinois the daughter of Nellie and Marshal Herndon
She enjoyed reading, gardening, RV travel, and time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years John Rogers, her parents, and brother, Leon Herndon.
Eleanor is survived by: two daughters; Marilyn Martens and her husband Donald of Bentonville, Arkansas, Judith Tilley and her husband Don of Tremont, Illinois, five grandsons, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many other loving family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday at 10am and the service will follow at 11am at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Chapel in Peoria, Illinois.
Memorials may be sent to: St. Jude’s or Circle of Life Hospice.
This a notification to all Loren's friends that Loren suddenly passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, just before midnight, during his treatment for leukemia at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He had been there since Sept. 11 and he and the doctors on his team were fully expecting him to go into remission and come home. Up to the last minute, he continued working on his Scouting ideas and projects, as we found scouting notes in his personal items.
Loren Frank Kitterlin, was born August 27, 1950. Loren was preceded in death by his parents, John Davis Kitterlin and Ollie Lucille Dison; and his brother Davis Lloyd Kitterlin. Loren grew up in Pollock, Louisiana.
Loren was a devoted family man. His family came first in his life. Kat was the love of his life. Nothing pleased him more than seeing his kids grow into adulthood happy and healthy. He was so proud of Melonie, Davis, and Patrick. Loren was also proud of his son-in- law Jon, especially for his military service. Loren was delighted with his grandsons William, Nathan, and Connor. They were the light of his life. He loved their stories, antics, and especially their laughter. He was a doting grandfather.
Loren was a very loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, sibling, and a friend to thousands. He mentored so many people and we have been humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and loss for him. Scouting brought Loren into my life and scouting was how Loren wanted to live his life.
Loren's passion in life was his family, Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow and helping other people— One Good Turn a day as many times a day as he could. His life was one of giving back to his community through Scouting. He started in Scouting as a Cub Scout and made it his life's calling. He had a positive outlook and a dedicated vision to help young boys grow and develop into good citizens. He lived the ideals of scouting and faith and spent his life as a servant leader. Loren was a man of principle and a friend to everyone he met. He will be remembered for his smile, gift of gab, and high moral standards.
The Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts was an important part of Loren’s life; from being a Chapter Chief and Lodge Secretary in the 1960s and 1970s and continued throughout his adult life. He earned many honors including Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor, and Silver Beaver. Loren served as Lodge Chief (1969,1970) and later Lodge Adviser of the Ouxouiga Lodge, as well as Scoutmaster in the great Attakapas Council; he served as Section Chief and later Section Adviser of the great Nischasch Section (The entire state of Louisiana, Area 5B/SC-1), and went on to serve for many years as Section Adviser of SR-8, as well as on numerous National OA Conference staffs, National Jamboree staffs, and among his numerous other distinguished official and unofficial acts of service and generosity to all he touched, especially youth. Humble and self-effacing, he was a good and gentle man who lived our Admonition in his everyday life, and one of our very greatest Arrowmen. Most of all he wanted to be sure that all boys had the opportunities that Scouting offered to excel, see the world, and leave the world a better place.
A message from Kat:
If you have any stories of Loren or pictures of him, please send them to me as I would like to create a slide show of him for his grandchildren. If you need our contact information, please message me, Davis, Patrick, or Melonie. You can also contact Epting Funeral Home for their help contacting us.
If you care to offer a donation in his memory, I can think of no better way than to the Boy Scouts of America, the Leukemia society, or by giving blood as often as you can. Please remember Loren with happiness and share your stories with us and each other. I like to think he is at a campfire with my dad, his dad, and all his friends who have gone ahead. When it is my turn, I know there will be a warm fire waiting me. Thank you all for your love and support.
Sam Shepard, 58, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born September 3, 1956 to Donald and Evelyn Shepard in Green River, Wyoming.
He worked at Wal-Mart over 30 years. Previously he had worked at Phillips Grocery and Food-For-Less prior to going to Wal-Mart as Grocery Receiving.
He enjoyed fishing, wood working, working on cars, collecting coins, going to the casino, and time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Sam is survived by: one daughter; Susan Sixkiller and her husband Jerry, of Rogers, one son; Jimmie Shepard, of Rogers, his significant other; Ginny Gardner, of Bentonville, one brother; Roy Wayne Shepard, of Wyoming, one sister; Jean Laughter, of Green River, Wyoming, two grandsons; Kenneth Andrew Shepard and James Dakota Logan, and one granddaughter; Erica Marie Logan.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Stephen Edward Beal Jr., 67, died October 26, 2014 at his home. He was born January 29, 1947 the son of Filonomena and Stephen Beal Sr.
Stephen is survived by wife, Karen Beal, son Eric and daughter Amy Beal of West Fork and two sisters Marion McComb and Fran Lowery of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elite Home Health or Washington Regional Hospice.
Glenna Loree Holland, 84, of Bella Vista died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her home. She was born March 26, 1930 in Stockton, Kansas the daughter of Jenny and Scott Spear.
Glenna was preceded in death by her husband William Holland, her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by one son; Bill Holland and his wife Ladonna of Texas, one daughter; Terri Breeden of Bella Vista, two sisters; Velera Sawyer of Kansas, Beth Bickle of Massachusetts, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00 am at Forest Hills Church.
Chandler Charles Hurst, infant son of Dusty and Michelle Hurst, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson. He was born Monday, October 20, 2014.
He is survived by many loving relatives.
Paisley Joan Hurst, infant daughter of Dusty and Michelle Hurst, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson. She was born Monday, October 20, 2014.
She is survived by many loving relatives.
Ryver Cal-Stephen King, 2 month old infant son of Keith C. King and Sheila Winner died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home. He was born August 22 in Bentonville.
Survivors include by many loving relatives.
The Celebration of his life will be Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Little Flock.
Sammie Lee Johnson, 94, of Rogers died Friday, October 17, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born July 11, 1920 in Sweetwater, Texas the daughter of George Curtis Massay and Madge Lee Hull Massey.
She was a commercial artist and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Johnson Jr. on June 21, 1978, one daughter; Linda Lee Levine.
Survivors include her son-in-law Buzz Levine, her grandson Geoffrey Levine and his wife Dara, and two great-granddaughters; Avery and Alexa Levine.
Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 11am at National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Ruby Elizabeth Thomas, 94, of Fayetteville died Friday, October 17, 2014 at a skilled nursing facility. She was born July 6, 1920 in Fairview, Oklahoma the daughter of Oda and John Brooks.
Ruby was a home maker and loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.
Ruby is survived by her two daughters; Colleen Randlett of Fayetteville, Zelda Jo Shore of Fayetteville, one grandchild; Brenda Gabbard, two great-grandchildren, and many other loving family members and friends.
Interment was Friday, October 17 at Farmington Cemetery.
Dolores M. House, 83, of West Fork died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. She was born September 13, 1931 in Cimarron, Kansas to Amos and Stella Hacker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jack and Warren Hacker, and husband, John A. House.
Dolores is survived by her son, Dr. John House, and his partner, Josh Clark, of Eureka Springs, her two daughters: Terry Lilley and her husband, Daniel, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Susan Duffel of West Fork, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many loving friends and family.
Dolores and her husband, John served the Lord together for over 50 years. They pastored churches across the midwest, south, and in Florida. In addition to that ministry, Dolores taught school throughout her adult life, and impacted the lives of countless children.
A celebration of life will be Friday, October 17, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at West Fork First Baptist Church.
Beth Mummert, 73, of Bentonville died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice after a 12 year battle with cancer. She was born July 30, 1941 in Cherokee County Kansas.
Beth grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. She graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1959 as valedictorian. She then went to the University of Kansas on a Watkins scholarship and later completed her college education in accounting at Troy State University. She was very proud and happy to have worked with the great people at Arkansas National Bank.
Beth was devoted to her family. They cherish memories of her franticly searching for her cats, bragging about finding bargains while shopping, and occasionally losing money in slot machines. Over the last several years, she restored and digitized over 7,000 family photos to help preserve family memories.
After Beth was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, she took an active role in the treatment of her cancer. She spent countless hours educating herself on cancer treatments. Beth received most of her treatment at MD Anderson in Houston and Highlands Oncology Center, at times being called “Dr. Mummert” because she was so hands on regarding her treatments.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ruth Mummert, and one sister, Roberta Mummert (Boabie).
Beth is survived by her husband of 47 years, Thomas Mummert; her children, Todd Mummert of Danbury, Connecticut, Michael Mummert of Columbia, Missouri, and Elizabeth (Steve) Kouri of Lenexa, Kansas; two sisters, Joan James Chianelli of Conroe, Texas, and Anna Marie Hobbs Mackey of Copan, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, three cats, and many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 20th. At a later date, another memorial will be held in Beth’s hometown of Coffeyville, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Cancer Research Institute or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Rosalina Violet Hall, infant daughter of Kendra Rowe and Christopher Hall, of Wesley died Monday, October 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 4, 2014 in Fayetteville.
Survivors include many loving relatives.
Interment was at Rogers Babyland Cemetery.
Darren Lee Shaver, 47, of Hiwasse died Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born November 3, 1966 in Gravette, Arkansas the son of Lucy Gilbert and Kenneth Shaver.
He enjoyed working on cars. He was the Maintenance Manager for The Greens in Bella Vista. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 20 years after moving from Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father.
Darren is survived by his wife Sam Shaver whom he married March 25, 1995, his mother; Lucy Long, one son; Kevin Carothers and his wife LeighAnne, of Hiwasse, one brother; Bryan Shaver, of Neosho, Missouri, two sisters; Renae Williams and her husband Brian, of Neosho, Missouri, DeAnn Frasier, of Granby, Missouri, and two granddaughters; Jazmine and Jaelynne Carothers, of Hiwasse.
The celebration of his life will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2pm at The Greens in Bella Vista, “Shaver Pavilion.”
Durral Dewayne Tedford, 68, died Friday, October 03, 2014 at the Arkansas Veteran’s Home at Fayetteville. He was born July 17, 1946 in Lindsay, Oklahoma the son of Viola and John Tedford.
Dewayne proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the VFW Post 3031 and enjoyed fishing, games, dominos and slot machines.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Barkley Tedford, his parents, two brothers, Glenn and Gene Tedford. One son Michael Tedford Larinz. A step son Lance Barkley.
Dewayne is survived by two sisters, Brenda Ullmann and Fern Carter. Two sister-in-laws, Anna Tedford and Jeanie Tedford. Nine nieces and nephews. A son Dewayne Tedford Jr. and a daughter Patti Ann, both in Oklahoma. Two step daughters Lisa Roughton and Stella Barkley. Five grandchildren, Kasha Snoxhill, Kyle Foster, Dana Barkley, Catherine Holloway and John Barkley. Five great grandchildren.
A grave side service for both Dewayne and Elizabeth Tedford will be held on October 16, 2014 at 2 pm in the Bland Cemetery. Located north of Hwy. 71, on west side of Moberly Lane in Bentonville AR.
Frank Foster Kenworthy, 85, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born August 31, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Dorothy and Frank Kenworthy.
Frank proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He attended the University of Illinois and UCLA, and was an aeronautical engineer at Hughes Aircraft in California until his retirement. Frank was an avid golfer for many years and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved being around water, traveling, and visiting Lake Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Frank is survived by his wife of 61 years Doris Kenworthy of Bella Vista, whom he married June 27th, 1953, two sons; Jim Kenworthy and his wife Alane of Pensacola, Florida, Scott Kenworthy of Bella Vista, one daughter; Bonnie Miltimore and her husband Jim, of Dallas, Texas, one sister; Sue Kerr of Bowling Green, Ohio, two granddaughters; Kaitie Nolan, Sarah Tigert, and many loving family members and friends.
A celebration of life for all family and friends will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Kenworthy home in Bella Vista.
Cheryle J. Witcher Sr., 70, of Bentonville died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 30, 1944 in Bentonville the daughter of Dorothy Martin and George Turner, DVM.
She enjoyed bird watching, dancing, and gardening. She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, and hunting. Her passion in life was teaching. She was a public school teacher for over 30 years, which over 20 years that were with Bentonville Public Schools. She retired in 1999.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Becky Eggers.
Cheryle is survived by: her husband Loren R. Witcher Sr., whom she married December 31, 1981, two sons; Loren R. Witcher Jr., of Bentonville, Jeffrey Witcher, of Indianapolis, Indiana, four daughters; Elisabeth Eytcheson, of Missouri, Betty Lou Thompson and her husband Keith, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Sayward Sutton, of Decatur, Nikki Clark, of Decatur, one brother; Gregory Turner and his wife Linda, of Rogers, two sisters; Lana Landers and her husband Mike, of Bella Vista, Barbara “Bobbie” Turner, of Centerton, numerous grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, a hosts of friends, and many students that she loved and cherished.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5-7pm at Bentonville Church of Christ.
Funeral service will be Friday, October 3, 2014 at Bentonville Church of Christ at 10am. Interment will follow at Bentonville Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Miller Church of Benton County, Arkansas.
Lee Warren Day, 70, of Springdale died Friday, September 26, 2014 at his home. He was born May 24, 1944 in Bentonville the son of Alma June Tallant and Loyd Day.
He proudly served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a faithful husband who loved life and spending quality time with his family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed RV camping, negotiating a good deal, working on projects including hot rods, landscaping, and metal working to name a few. He loved work and maintained a superb work ethic his entire life. He was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas who knew no strangers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son; Chad Harshman.
Lee is survived by: his wife Jackie Day, of Springdale whom he married June 30, 1983, four sons; Loyd Day and his wife Lisa, of Bella Vista, Randy Harshman and his wife Rhonda, of Chanute, Kansas, Dennis Day and his wife Rhonda, of Vaughn, Eric Harshman and his wife Stacy, of Altoona, Kansas, one daughter; Michelle Miller and her husband Glen, of Oregon, one sister; Betty Bollinger and her husband Tommy Johnson, of Wewoka, Oklahoma, numerous grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9am until service time at New Hope Assembly of God Church in Rogers. The funeral service will begin at 11am. Interment will follow at Bentonville Cemetery.
Full Military Honors will be provided by the NWA Honor Guard.
Pallbearers: Roger Garner, Ray Bowen, Roy Coffer, Gary Belote, Raymond Reynolds, and Tom Buchanan Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Danny Castor and Ronnie Wheat
Jessica Kaye Thompson, 28, of Decatur, Arkansas died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born October 28, 1985 the daughter of Dena and Norman Smiddy.
She loved spending quality time with her family and time in the outdoors. She enjoyed shopping with her mother. She was attending an Assembly of God Church and was a Christian. She always helped people out when she was able too, even at the end when she donated her bodily organs to help others in need.
Survivors include: her husband; Lawrence Thompson Jr., her parents; Norman and Dena Smiddy, of Decatur, four children; James Smiddy, Larry Thompson, Terry Thompson, Norman Thompson, and two brothers; Joe Smiddy and his girlfriend Wendy Proctor, of Gentry and Jason Smiddy and his girlfriend Lorretta Banks, of Oklahoma.
Graveside service will be Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Springtown Cemetery in Springtown, Arkansas.
Phyllis Cooper, 90, of Bella Vista died Friday, September 26, 2014 at a skilled care facility. She was born August 26, 1924 the daughter of Nellie Wishon.
Phyllis is survived by many loving family members and friends.
Mancell Eugene Burnett, 60, of Bentonville died September 25, 2014 at his home. He was born August 24, 1954 in Sweetwater, Texas.
He enjoyed NASCAR, shooting pool, and pizza.
Eugene is survived by many loving family members and friends.
Bradley S. Elam, 60, of Fayetteville, Arkansas died at his home. He was born May 15, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Nellie Simpson and Alfred Elam.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 28 years.
He is survived his parents; Nellie and Alfred Elam, two daughters; Jennifer Hoerchler and her husband John of Ballwin, Missouri, Megan Kunkle of Caseyville, Illinois, two brothers; Greg Elam and his wife Pam of Swansea, Illinois, David Elam and his wife Loretta, of Guerneville, California, and six grandchildren.
Jim Wray Haney, 84, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at a local skilled care center. He was born January 12, 1930 in Alliance, Nebraska.
William Keith James passed away on September 18, 2014, at the age of 65 years. He was a resident of Elkins, Arkansas. Keith was born December 16, 1948 in Eugene, Oregon and was the son of Edward and Judith James. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and earned an Honorable Discharge. He worked for Cox Communications for many years as a lineman.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Patty James, one son Matthew James (wife Barbara) of Farmington, Arkansas, one daughter Melissa (Missy) Bulla (husband Casey) of Combs, Arkansas, one brother Donnie James (wife Connie) of Durham, Arkansas, one sister Angelia (A.J.) James of Cane Hill, Arkansas, one half sister, Sandra. Three beloved grandsons, Trent, Hunter and River Bulla and an honorable mention to Keith’s very special friends, Ed & Verla Franklin of Fayetteville.
A Celebration of Keith’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 24, at 2pm at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S. Government Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
John Alan Martin, 48, of Rogers died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. He was born November 26, 1965 in Freeport, Texas the son of Rosemary Ornelas and John Wayne Martin.
He was an avid golfer, he enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed going to garage sales. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 17 years after moving from Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father.
John is survived by: his mother; Rosemary Martin of Rogers, one son; John Martin and his wife Tiffany, of Centerton, three daughters; Brooke Hitt and her husband Luke, of Rogers, McKenzie Stanley and her husband Brandon, of Pea Ridge, Chealsey Candanoza and her husband Craig, of Bentonville, one brother; Rick Martin, of Bella Vista, one sister; Rita Martin, of Rogers, nine grandchildren, and four nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9am until service time at New Hope Assembly of God Church in Rogers.
Funeral service will follow the visitation at 10am with David Austin officiating. Interment will follow at Rogers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Sabine, Stephen Sabine, Rick Martin, John Martin, Tim Martin, and Nick Martin.
Memorials may be sent to the family to assist with funeral expenses.
Diane Nusbaum, 68 of Bella Vista died September 17, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. She was born June 13, 1946 in Faribault, Minnesota the daughter of Shirley L. Setti and Richard Nusbaum.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and being a wonderful loving wife. Diane never met a stranger and loved people.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Judy Ann Nusbaum.
Diane is survived by: her husband Ken Hulse, of Bella Vista, one step-son; Shawn Hulse and his wife Jennifer, of Bentonville, one step-daughter; Kristy Colberg and her husband Clint, of Holton, Kansas, one brother; Jerry Nusbaum of New Sharon, Iowa, one sister; Sandy Moiser, of Tennessee, and 5 grandchildren.
The celebration of her life will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2pm at Circle of Life Bentonville at Legacy Village.
Emily J. Ritter, 72, of Rogers died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born September 22, 1941 in Temple, Texas the daughter of Virginia Baker and Emory Jones.
As a child she was moved around Texas quite often because of her father’s railroad job. She later moved into New Mexico where she did complete her high school days in Clovis and graduated with the Class of 1959. Later she moved to Albuquerque, where she worked many jobs in customer service. She moved to Denver, Colorado where she married Chuck and started working with him in the golf business. They worked at golf courses in Aurora and La Junta, Colorado also later in Oklahoma City, and finally many years as a voluntary merchandiser and display artist at the Kingsdale Golf Complex in Bella Vista. She fought different health issues thru out her life.
She was preceded in death by a son, her parents and God parents.
Emily is survived by her husband Chuck Ritter, of the home whom she married May 24, 1976, one sister; Candace J. Chapin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, her sister-in-law; Judy and her husband Carl Fulbright, of Pueblo, Colorado, two nephews, one niece, and their spouses and children.
The celebration of her life will be Friday at 10:30am at Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista.
Memorials may be sent to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown, New York 10598 or to the charity of your choice.
Douglas Wayne Rogers, 53, of Fayetteville died September 14 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1961 in Peru, Indiana.
Survivors: wife of 10 years, Gladys Rogers, daughters; Briana and Corissa, sister; Amber, six stepchildren, seven grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Dale Dwayne Cannady, 48, of Rogers, Arkansas died Saturday September 13, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born August 30, 1966 the son of Pat Steward and Ronald A. Cannady in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
He loved spending time in the outdoors. He worked along side his two brothers at AAF in Springdale. In his spare time he enjoyed watching movies and stargazing.
He graduated from Bentonville High School. He was preceded in death by his father.
Dale is survived by: his mother; Pat Sayre and her husband Bert, of Rogers, two brothers; David Cannady, of Avoca, Shawn Lee and his wife Melissa, of Rogers, two step-sisters; Jan Bryant of Avoca, Sabrina Russell and her husband Ivan, of Avoca, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Arvest Bank in Dale Cannady’s name.
A memorial service will be at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers with Pastor Randy Parks officiating.
Jeanne Marie Williams, 87, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Thursday September 11, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born June 24, 1927 in Burlington, Kansas the daughter of Bernice and Charles Dunlop.
Jeanne received her teacher’s certificate from Emporia State Teachers College and taught in a one room school house for one year. She and her husband operated a trucking business for 30 years from their home in Gridley, Kansas. She had worked for Garret’s Cabinet Shop in Gridley; Jostin’s Corp. in Topeka; Offset Press in Lehman, Pennsylvania. Jeanne retired and lived in Lehman, Pennsylvania for 19 years until moving to Bentonville, Arkansas to live with her son and daughter in law, Rex and JoAnne Williams.
Jeanne love crossword puzzles, playing her Gameboy and watching her favorite show, Wheel of Fortune. The last two years she was a resident of Bradford House in Bentonville, Arkansas. She quietly fell asleep in the arms of Jesus surrounded by her family.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, husband; A.G. Williams Jr., one son; Arthur G. Williams III, brother; Jack Roush; grandson; Shawn Kern, and son in laws; Marvin Kock and Leon Kern.
She is survived by one son; Rex Williams and his wife JoAnne of Bentonville, five daughters; Mary Von Burg of Quincy, Illinois, Beverly Pratt and her husband Brian of Salina, Kansas, Eva Kern and her husband Carl of Lehman, Pennsylvania, Treva Koch of Overbrook, Kansas, Nancy Kern of Dallas, Pennsylvania, one sister Thelma Cottingham of Grantsville, Kansas, five generations of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held July 2015 in Leroy, Kansas.
Tod Kenneth Fabrizio of Garfield died September 11, at his home. He was born July 29, 1963 in Arizona.
Tod had a free spirited soul and a heart full of gold.
Survivors: three sons; Jason (Lisa), Anthony (Kayla), and Isaac, two daughters; Kristina and Kameryn, his former spouses; Liz and Lisa, and many other family and friends.
Marilyn Bagley, 68, of Bella Vista died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center.
She enjoyed camping, traveling, and shopping.
Preceded by parents and one sister.
Survivors include: her husband; Richard, sons; Jerry and Shawn, daughter; Tracy, brother; Jerry, and several grandchildren.
Deborah Sue Wilder, 60, of Russellville died Monday, September 8, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born November 10, 1953 in Russellville, Arkansas the daughter of Shirley and Bill Hollabaugh.
Deborah served for 20 years in the US Navy before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. She loved music and enjoyed reading, watching movies and playing games.
Deborah is survived by: her parents Shirley and Bill Hollabaugh, one son; Jeff Wilder of Farmington, one daughter; Jennifer Billings and her husband Chris of Centerton, two brothers; Steven Hollabaugh and his wife Becky of McKinney, Texas, Michael Hollabaugh of London, Arkansas, two sisters; Pamela Luker of Chicago, Illinois, Patricia Richard and her husband Rick of San Antonio, Texas, three grandchildren; Penelope, Connor, Kayla and many other friends and family.
Memorials may be sent to Circle of Life Hospice Bentonville.
Virginia June Dykman, 92, of Fayetteville died Monday, September 08, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 30, 1922 in Pocatello, Idaho the daughter of Carla Myrtle Walden and Thomas Edwin Johnston. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Dorothy Jane Johnston.
She was a homemaker in Little Rock, Arkansas until moving to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975. There she worked for the St. Paul Housing Authority as a loan officer until she retired in Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1987. During retirement, she and her life partner Richard E. Simon enjoyed traveling and participating in activities at the Highlands Methodist Church and their community. She also enjoyed the symphony and other events at the Walton Arts Center.
Virginia is survived by four children: Richard A. Dykman of Naples, Florida; Susan J. Rountree, M.D. of Houston, Texas; Thomas Ross Dykman, M.D. of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Laura J. Hokett, D.V.M. of Fayetteville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Her family will remember her as a patient, kind and loving person who was curious and intellectually gifted with common sense.
A celebration of her life will be at Highlands Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas at 2:00 PM on Friday.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Highlands Methodist Church, 371 Glasgow Rd., Bella Vista, Arkansas 72715 or Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, PO Box 1243, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702.
Gary Wayne Bean, 53, of Lowell died Monday at his home.
He worked as a maintenance engineer for the Hampton Inn in Springdale and Fairfield Inn in Fayetteville.
Preceded in death by his father, and step-daughter Gayla.
Survivors: wife; Janice Bean, son; Michael Bean, step-son; Brannon Ellis, brother; Ricky Bean, three sisters; Barbara, Melissa, Joanna, six grandchildren.
Lona Mae Wiggins McCollum Pauls was born in Kiowa, Kansas on December 23, 1919 to Loyd Clinton Wiggins and Adeline Marie Williams Wiggins. She was the second of four children. Her older brother was George and her younger sister was Billie and they had a little brother Jack. The family moved a lot, and Lona spent her childhood in many towns in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.
During high school in Helena, Oklahoma she met Paul McCollum. They attended Oklahoma A and M (now Oklahoma State University) together, and were married in Stillwater in April 1940.
Lona and Paul lived in Stillwater, where he became a professor in the college of electrical engineering, until his death in 1977. They had three children, Phil, Linda, and Betty. Shortly after Paul’s death, Lona moved to Loveland, CO to live with her son Phil’s family.
In 1990 Lona met and married Al N. Pauls. They made their home in Fresno, California until his death on Easter Sunday 2006.
After Al’s death, Lona moved to Rogers, Arkansas to be near her daughter Betty’s family. She was a resident at Jamestown Nursing & Rehab for the last 3 ½ years.
Lona was baptized into the Lord’s church in Stillwater, Oklahoma around 1956. She was active in the Stillwater congregation teaching classes and other things. She was especially good at helping with any kind of craft activities. She was a very good cook, and used that talent also to serve others thereby serving her Lord. She became a member of the local congregations wherever she lived after that. She loved the Southside Church of Christ in Rogers, Arkansas. They would pick her up with their van, so she was able to attend services clear up to the last few weeks of her life.
Lona enjoyed many things during her life. She especially liked traveling, reading, cooking, knitting and crafts of many kinds. She made beautiful things. Family and friends found their life enriched by receiving many of these things as gifts. Lona’s language of love was definitely ‘gifts’. She was a very giving person. In her later years she enjoyed sitting by her window watching birds come to the feeders placed there by her daughter, Betty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, 2 brothers, two husbands, sons-in-law, and many good friends. She is survived by her children Phil McCollum (Dortha) of Loveland, Colorado, Linda Parker (late husband Bob) of Greenville, South Carolina, and Betty Whittington (Mitch) of Bella Vista, Arkansas, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She had 3 step children, several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Lona was 94 years old when she suffered a series of strokes. She passed out of this life on 9/7/14. She will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held in Stillwater, Oklahoma at a later date.
Mary Janice Daily, 84, of West Fork died Saturday, September 06, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville. She was born February 9, 1930 in Perry, Arkansas the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Harlan and Quilla Marsh Montgomery.
She enjoyed the outdoors and was a pilot. She was employed with the Arizona Power Services for many years as a Lab Analyst. She and her husband returned to Northwest Arkansas in 1993 after leaving Arizona.
Mary is survived by: one daughter; Yvonne Daily, of West Fork, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
She will be inurned along side her husband Clellan Daily who passed away in 2004 at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. They were married in the Benton County, Arkansas Courthouse on May 31, 1948.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.
Ella Mae McMillen, 91, of Centerton, Arkansas died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born March 12, 1923 in Crosses, Arkansas the daughter of Druzella Walker and Silva McKee.
Soon after being born, she and her family moved to Oklahoma, where she attended school as a young child. Once the Great Depression started her family moved to California to work as Migrant Farm Workers. She graduated school in California, and worked for Hewlett Packard for many years.
She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas since 1974, after moving from California. While living in Arkansas she was employed by Wal-Mart Inc. in Rogers as a people greeter.
She enjoyed painting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband; John W. McMillen, one son; John P. McMillen, her parents, and one brother.
Ella is survived by her daughter-in-law; Terrie Arnold, of Centerton, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, September 8, 2014 from noon until 2pm at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:30am at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers.
Nancy Lou Wagner, 76, of Bentonville died Thursday, September 04 at Circle of Life Hospice House. She was born September 20, 1937 in Texas the daughter of Janice Creasy and Berthyl James Brice.
She raised Doberman Pincher dogs for many years.
Survivors include: one son; Andy Wagner and his wife Rachel of Bella Vista, three grandchildren; Caitlyn Payne of Bella Vista, Sawyer and Claire Hansen both of Fayetteville.
Virgil Lee Babb, 85, of Gentry, Arkansas died Monday, September 01, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born in Madera, California August 6, 1929, the son of Emma and John Babb.