Bentonville                                       Bella Vista                                          Gravette                                                Fayetteville
(479) 273-3443                               (479) 855-3900                                (479) 787-9747                                      (479) 443-3443

Epting Funeral Home

Serving Northwest Arkansas with Four Locations

Contact Us

We have four funeral homes to serve you and your family.  We have locations in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Gravette, and Fayetteville.  Please mail all items to our Bentonville address which serves as our home office. 

BENTONVILLE:  (479) 273-3443
Epting Funeral Home, 709 North Walton, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712


BELLA VISTA: 
(479) 855-3900
420 Northeast Towncenter, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714


GRAVETTE
:  (479) 787-9747
209 SW 2nd Ave., Gravette, Arkansas  72736


FAYETTEVILLE:
  (479) 443-3443
28 South College, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701


FAX INFORMATION
:  If you need to send us a fax, please use this number:  (479) 273-3677

EMAIL:  [email protected]

About Us

We believe God has blessed us with a special team of compassionate people who have a heart for ministering to families during difficult times.  We pray they will be an encouragement to you.

Ricky Epting

Funeral Director

Ricky was born in West Memphis, Arkansas.  He is a 1996 graduate of Rogers High School in Rogers, Arkansas and a 1998 graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas.  He has a degree in Business Management.

Ricky became a licensed funeral director in March 1999.  He served his apprenticeship under Bob Rollins at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.  He was a funeral director at Rollins until 2004 and at Stockdale Funeral Services in Rogers from 2004 to 2008.

Ricky is a member of First Baptist Church Rogers where he is a director for his Adult Bible Fellowship class, volunteers with AWANA, and serves as a deacon.  He is a member of the Rogers Noon Lions Club and served as their president from 2010 to 2011.  He is also a member of the Northwest Arkansas Funeral Directors' Association and served as their president in 2007.

Ricky enjoys reading business literature, analyzing the stock market, traveling, and scuba diving.  He is also an avid Ole Miss fan.  (Please don't hold that against him!)

Iris Epting

Accountant

Iris was born and raised in Rogers.  She is a 2000 graduate of Rogers High School and a 2004 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  She has a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Iris was an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP in 2004 where she worked on the Wal-Mart account.  She was an accountant for Cooper Homes, Inc. from 2005 to 2011.

Iris is a member of First Baptist Church Rogers where she is a director for her Adult Bible Fellowship class, volunteers with Upward Cheer, and greets members and guests on Sunday mornings.

Iris enjoys reading, cooking, cake decorating, traveling, and scuba diving.  She and Ricky have been married since October 2006, and they have a daughter named Vivian, a son named Tatum and one dog Senatobia.

Cito Vargas

Funeral Director

Cito Vargas has lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2010, after he and his wife moved from Northeast Arkansas.  Cito studied psychology at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

He has been a licensed funeral director since March 2015. He served as an apprentice under Ricky Epting at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.

Cito is a member of First Baptist Church Rogers where he is active in his LIFE Group class and volunteers with Upward Soccer and AWANA. He also serves on the school board for First Academy in Rogers.

He enjoys sports (especially soccer and basketball), traveling, and snorkeling. Cito has been married to his wife Abby since May 2009, and they have one son, two daughters and a dog.  Cito joined Epting Funeral Home in 2013.  

Andrew Fulton

Funeral Director

Andrew has been in Bentonville since 2014 after joining Epting Funeral Home.  He is a funeral director.  He and his family moved from Birmingham, Alabama after many years of living there.  He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  He and his wife have one daughter and one son. 

Justin White

Funeral Director

Justin was born and raised in Farmington, Mo. but moved to and has lived in Northwest Arkansas off and on since 2000.  He and his wife (Bobbi Ann) and two children (Kevin and Annika) have been missionaries in Haiti and in Costa Rica until being called to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ar. in February of 2014.

He joined Epting Funeral Home in February of 2019 seeking to serve the community further and offer comfort and encouragement to those in need.

James Longmate

James of Bentonville was born and raised in Monte Ne, Arkansas.  He has been a licensed funeral director since 2009 and is also the minister at
New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers.  James enjoys pastoring, ministering to people, and spending time with his family.  He has been married to Georgia (Kirchner) Longmate since 1971.  They have one son and three grandchildren.  He joined Epting Funeral Home in 2008. 

Lisa Bacon


Lisa of Rogers has been in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years, after moving from LouisianaShe has been in the funeral service industry since 2002.  She obtained her funeral director license in 2009.  Serving families is her passion.  She served at Stockdale Funeral Services for about 20 years.  She is a Past President of the Northwest Arkansas Funeral Director's Association.    She joined Epting Funeral Home in 2021.

Jerry Bolander

Jerry serves families at funerals and visitations.  He has lived in Northwest Arkansas for many years.  He is an active member of First Baptist Church located in Rogers.   In his free time, he serves in the Baptist Disaster Relief in places all over the United States, when a disaster hits their area.  He has been on many missionary trips, including in Nicaragua and Brazil. 
Wayne Welty

Wayne of Rogers has been in Northwest Arkansas for many years.  He retired from Wal-Mart Inc. after several years of service.  He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Rogers.  Wayne assist with funerals and visitations.  He joined Epting Funeral Home in 2014.  
Steve Mankin