3/31 - Lyn Hansen
3/30 - Susie Williamson-Jones
3/30 - Lynne Carnes
3/29 - Virginia Mase
3/24 - Cheryl Shaw
3/22 - Jeffrey Hill
3/21 - James Kennedy
3/21 - John Womble
3/17 - Richard Wiley
3/17 - John Thornsberry
3/11 - Warren Bathke
3/9 - Glen Rounds
3/8 - Jason Williams
3/8 - Joanne McArthur
3/7 - Geraldine Jones
3/5 - Patsy Ruth Vaught
3/3 - Randee Applewhite
3/3 - Linda Tunnell
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 in Fayetteville on Sunday, May 3rd at 5pm.
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.
Betty Jean Redman, 91 of Bella Vista died Friday, February 27. Born August 3, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Survivors include her son Mark Redman, of Lewisville, Texas, Grandson, Ken Redman III, Great-grandchildren, Elyanna and Ken IV, of San Diego, California.
Memorials may be sent to: “Lives Under Construction Boy’s Ranch” 296 Boys Ranch Road, in Lampe, Missouri 65681, attention: Ken Ortmann, his phone number is 417-779-5374, you may also contribute online.
Randall Kent Howard, 61, of Springdale died Monday, February, 23, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1953 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Doris and John Howard.
Randy enjoyed hunting and coaching softball.
He was preceded in death by his father; John Howard, daughter; Jennifer Howard-Friedel, and brother; Robert Howard.
Survivors include: his mother and father; Doris and Bob Sirratt (Baxter Springs), daughter; Ashley Howard-Gray (Overland Park), sister; Lynn Howard-Gancean (Springfield), his significant other; Brenda Bridendolph, four grandchildren, great-nephews, great-nieces and many loving family members and friends.
Doris and Bob would like to welcome family and friends to their home Sunday, March 8th between 2pm and 4pm to remember the life of Randy.
Wilbur Dean Best, 89, of Bella Vista died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at a skilled care facility. He was born February 10, 1926 in Revere, Missouri to Lena and Jake Best.
Wilbur proudly served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marian Best, one son; Russell Best and his wife Victoria, of Arlington, Texas, two daughters; Beverly Baud and her husband John, of Bella Vista, Cheryl Hartshorn and her husband David, of Bella Vista, one sister; Lila Bailey of Michigan, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and other loving friends and family.
No services are planned at this time.
Jimmy F. Howell, 74, of Rogers died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home. He was born January 6, 1941 in Alpena, Arkansas the son of Mary and John Howell.
Jim was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Jay Howell, three sons; Jason Bitter, Mike Bitter, Chris Howell, and two wives; Charlotte Ann Cook, Kathleen Howell.
Survivors include: one son; Timothy Howell of Rogers, one daughter; Jayme Smith of Rogers, two brothers; Bob Howell of Rogers, Omer Howell of Springdale, five sisters; Faye Weiser of Bentonville, Eupil Harp of Springdale, Betty McChristian of Rogers, Janis Krumholt of St. Amant, Louisiana, Inice Howell of Bentonville, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends.
Interment will be at Fayetteville National Cemetery, Monday, February 23 at 10:00 am.
Mary “Rose” Rosellen Smith Arbuckle, 59, of Rogers died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center.
Survivors: husband of 29 years George Arbuckle, daughter, Alicia Rose Godin, of Kansas and one granddaughter.
Services will be announced by the family at a later date.
Sharon Louise Stegeman, 59, of Springdale died Tuesday, February 17th at Circle of Life Hospice House. She was born September 25, 1955.
Survivors include; her husband Roger Stegeman, three sons, and six grandchildren.
Services at a later date in Hannibal, Missouri.
Hattie Jean Sandridge, 86, of Rogers, Arkansas died suddenly Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers after receiving excellent care from the ICU staff. She was born November 16, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas the daughter of Eugene T. Braden and Hattie Belle Talkington Braden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Jack E. Sandridge who she was married to for 53 years.
Hattie is survived by: three daughters; LouAnn Howery and her husband Chuck of Bakersfield, California, Donna Nauman and her husband John, of Rogers, Arkansas, and Lesa Bushfield and her husband George, of Iowa Park, Texas. She had five grandchildren; Jennifer Cooper, of Richmond, Virginia, Jayme Falk and her husband Jerromy, of Edgewood, Texas, John E. Nauman and his wife Wendy, of Bentonville, Arkansas, Julie Myers and her husband Blake, of Rogers, Arkansas, and Alanah Bushfield, of Nashville, Arkansas. She also has five great-grandchildren, and one sister; Martha Reid, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hattie was a true Southern Belle who wouldn’t be caught in public without her earrings and lipstick. She lived a blessed and full life and was a devoted wife and mother.
She enjoyed watching tennis and golf on television. She was an avid Arkansas Razorback and Dallas Cowboy fan. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 11 years after moving from Fort Worth, Texas.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11am at Charity Baptist Church in Rogers with Pastor John Nauman officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Charity Baptist Church, to “The General Fund.”
Sarah Jo Elzey, 50, of Prairie Grove passed away February 14, 2015 at Washington Regional Hospital. She was born January 14, 1965.
Survivors: two sons: Lee and Michael; daughter: Holly; brothers, sisters, and three grandchildren. She will live, "Forever in Our Hearts."
Doris Annell Bozeman Grogan, 85 of Davie, Florida died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville. She was born November 15, 1929 in Georgia the daughter of Willie Mae Head and Jesse Bozeman.
She loved spending time at the beach. She enjoyed watching NASCAR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son James Michael Grogan.
Doris is survived by: two children, Laurie Powers and her husband Chris, of Bentonville, Jesse Grogan, of Florida, four grandchildren; Ricky Ericson, Jackie Rickbeil, Robby Powers, Steve Powers, and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be at Circle of Life Hospice House Chapel located in Bentonville, Tuesday, February 17th at 7pm.
Graveside service will be Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2pm at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Walter Clay Galbraith, 61, of Elkins died February 12th at his home.
He served in the US Army during Vietnam.
Preceded by: his parents, one brother Carl, one sister Cathy.
Survivors: brothers; Clyde, Dennis, David, sisters; Carolyn, Cheryl, Celia, and Cindy.
Rob Nietfeld was born on February 10, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas to Elmer and Betty Nietfeld. He passed away on his birthday, February 10, 2015.
Rob was a 1977 graduate of Bluestem High School, Leon, Kansas and attended Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis and became a private pilot in 1995. He was a disc jockey on radio and a radio announcer in Indiana and Arkansas.
He was a member of CrossChurch in Springdale. His hobbies were bowling and music.
He leaves to mourn his parents and his brother, Dan Nietfeld, of Nowata, Oklahoma.
Arrangements are pending and will be in Nebraska.
Margaret “Virginia” Stevenson, 90, of Rogers, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Jamestown Nursing and Rehabilitation of Rogers. She was born December 5, 1924 in Chireno, Texas.
She enjoyed singing and reading. She was a dedicated member of Memorial Baptist Church located in Spring, Texas for over 40 years. She taught several children’s classes early in her years, and later in life she led many Ladies’ Bible Classes. She loved her family, and was proud of her children, grandchildren, and especially her great-grandchildren. She had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area since February 2006 after moving from The Woodlands, Texas.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband of 67 years James Stevenson, five siblings, and one great-granddaughter Madeline Calais Will.
Margaret is survived by: one daughter, Donna Stephens and her husband Jim, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; and one son, Glenn Stevenson and his wife Pamela, of Marble Falls, Texas.
She is also survived by: four grandchildren; Darek Stephens of Rogers; Elise Will, of Wisconsin; Blake Stevenson and wife Lisa, of Austin, Texas; and Caryn Stevenson of Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Hope Will and Jameson Will-McCarten of Wisconsin and Brent and Brandon Stevenson of Austin, Texas.
Visitation will be Friday, February 13, 2015 at Bentonville Church of Christ “The Lodge” from 9:30am until service time.
A celebration of her life will be at “The Lodge” at 10:30am on Friday.
A private family interment will follow at Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association in Bentonville.
Harold Jacob Kersten Jr., 68, of Lincoln died Monday, February 9, 2015 at his home. He was born December 8, 1946 in Houston, Texas the son of Ella Mae McKiney and Harold Jacob Kersten Sr.
He was an electrician for many years.
Survivors include his wife; Barbara Kersten, of Lincoln, eight sons; Tommy, Timothy, Keith, Joe Bob, William, Jake, Matthew, Craig, two daughters; Heather and Marie, and seven grandchildren.
Ricky Wade Henry, 62, of Springdale, formerly of Peoria, Illinois died February 6, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born June 22, 1952 in Peoria, Illinois to Nicki and Herschel Henry.
Survivors include: his father, one brother; Robert Henry, three sisters; Brenda Fogler, Sharon Spera, Sally Henry, many family and friends.
Robert “Bob” Ed Dennison, 87, of Springdale passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015. He was born October 31, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Violet Dennison.
Bob married Joy Summers on October 8, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the Coast Guard and retired from Salerno Biscuit Company. After retirement, he became a self taught computer geek, and enjoyed movies of all kinds.
He was preceded in death by both parents and brother, William Dennison. In addition to his wife Joy, he is survived by seven children; Cole Dennison of Phoenix, Oregon, Olive (Tom) Slicker of West Allis, Wisconsin, Lance (Sandi) Dennison of West Allis, Wisconsin, Cindy (Tim) Luper, Liv (Scott) Thiede, Shawn Dennison all of Springdale and Dane (Carol) Dennison of Gresham, Oregon as well as 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 13th at 2:00 in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church 206 W. Johnson Ave. Springdale, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Bread of Life 206 W. Johnson Ave, Springdale, AR 72764 or Circle of Life Hospice 901 Jones Rd. Springdale, AR 72762.
John “Jack” Carroll Adair Jr., 80, of Bella Vista died peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 24, 1934 in Wayne, Michigan the son of Miriam Pauline Barnett and John Carroll Adair Sr.
He worked for Cooper Communities as a data processor manager. He had lived in Toledo, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois prior to moving to Northwest Arkansas in 1973.
He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, leaving them a legacy of love, selflessness, and compassion for others. He enjoyed tormenting his sisters to whom he was a “Father Figure.” He was a Razorback fan, especially for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball. He played golf up until he hit his first and only hole-in-one.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, one son; Gregory Alan Adair, and one grandson; Ethan Carroll Hardin.
John is survived by: his wife; Beverly, one son; John Herbert Adair, of Bella Vista, one daughter; Cecelia Hardin (Tom), of Fayetteville, three sisters; Judy Wysocki, of Michigan, Diane Montalbano, of Washington, Miriam Schiffmacher, of Arizona, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Close friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life located at 1838 North Glenbrook Place, Fayetteville, Arkansas on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Charles Dean Bryner Jr. of Fayetteville passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 in his home. He was born August 28, 1975 in Oklahoma City, OK to Charles and Gladys Bryner.
Charles enjoyed fishing and drinking a beer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Sr., his stepfather, Doug Rogers, his sister-in-law, Donna Bryner, and many more.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; one son, JR (Taylor); three brothers: Bill, James (Trish), and David; two sisters: Tammy (Lonnie) and Traci (Willie); Nieces and nephews: Matt, James, Krista, Lance, Kyle, Blake, Dillon, Devon, Willie, Robert, and Alex; Grandchildren: Dakota and Elijah.
Services will be Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 5:00pm at the West Fork Community Center in West Fork, Arkansas
Ronald W. Whinery Sr., 67, of Eucha, Oklahoma died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Fayetteville Veterans Hospital. He was born October 7, 1947 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma the son of William and Muriel (Burns) Whinery.
Ronald proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran and enjoyed fishing and boating.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.
Ronald is survived by his wife Sue Whinery of Eucha, Oklahoma, two sons; Ronald Whinery Jr. and his wife Michelle of Eucha, Ryan Whinery and his wife Monica of Eucha, one step-son; Dave Michener of Burleson, Texas, one brother; Phil Whinery and his wife Sarah of Kellyville, Oklahoma, four sisters; Kay Dickens and her husband Wayne of Bixby, Oklahoma, Ana Jo Crane of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Glenda Glenn and her husband Butch of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Linda Newton of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, five grandchildren; Mattie Whinery of Maud, Texas, Tanner Whinery of Maud, Texas, Tiera Whinery of Eucha, Dakota Whinery of Eucha, Rilee Whinery of Eucha, and many other loving family members and friends.
Stanley Schowe, 79, of Rogers died Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born November 20, 1935 in Warrenton, Missouri the son of Florenz and Charlotte (Vogt) Schowe.
Stanley married Donnie Jean Anson June 29, 1956 in Warrenton, Missouri. They dated for five years before marriage, spending 64 years of being friends, husband and wife, working together, and inseparable.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Shirley Ferguson, brother-in-law; Robert Dunn, and father-in-law; Lester Kamper.
He is survived by his wife Donnie, one sister; Barbara Dunn, brother-in-law; Harold Ferguson, mother-in-law; Della Kamper, brother and sister-in law; Jerry and Sharon Anson, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, great-great-great nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins, all whom he loved very much.
Interment will at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7th at Rogers Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105