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Marthanne (Marti) Kennedy Squires
August 12, 1945 until May 24, 2022

Marthanne (Marti) Kennedy Squires passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her home in Fayetteville, AR. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Marti will be remembered for taking care of family and friends, with abundant love, kindness, and grace.
 
Born on August 12, 1945, in Plains, GA, Marti was a great traveler, crisscrossing the US and
every continent (except Antarctica). On her adventures, she met (and married) John Squires, and they continued exploring and learning side by side for all her days. They wed on December 24, 1969, and just a couple years later, the two moved to Fayetteville where they built a life, family, and community together. Marti graduated in 1972 from the University of Arkansas with a degree in English and later received a teaching certification. She also loved to garden and read, and she was an excellent cook, known for her gumbo and granola.
 
Marti is survived by her husband John Squires, her son Benjamin Squires and daughter Rachel Squires Hill, as well as her son-in-law Alan Hill and her grandchildren Kennedy and Ruby Jane. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, and grandson, Miller Hill. Marti was also a devoted dog parent to Mollie, Finn, and numerous foster pups.

Known for her generous spirit, Marti was committed to helping others and seeing justice in the world. In her memory, family and friends can make a donation to Miller’s Kitchen at Bridge of Peace Syria or the charity of their choice.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and staff at Highlands Oncology Group and Circle of Life Hospice for their care. A celebration of life event will be announced at a later date.

Jimmy Don Hill

January 29, 1937 until May 24, 2022


Jimmy Don (Jim) Hill, 85, of Bentonville, passed away on May 24th, 2022 with family at his residence in Bentonville after fighting cancer to a months-long tie.

 

A graveside service will be Tuesday, May 31st at 3:00 p.m. at Bentonville City Cemetery.

 

Jim was born in Pea Ridge to William Hill and Irene Hill (Easley) on the 29th of January 1937. He went to school in Pea Ridge and Bentonville and married his high school sweetheart Ms. Betty Treonne Harris on June 27th 1954. Joining the US Navy in 1954, Jim went on to serve in active duty for 22 years and later worked as a civilian in support of the Navy for another 25 years. Becoming a “Navy famous” logistician, he received numerous prestigious awards and served, quite literally, all around the world. Jim and Treonne made countless friends wherever they were “stationed” -- as far west as New Zealand and the Philippines and as far east as Malta and Sicily, with too many locations in between to count. Jim loved fishing and tinkering, but his favorite pastimes were really anything that could bring family together. His only regret, “That we couldn’t all have gone fishing one more time!”

 

Jim is preceded in death by his parents William and Irene, as well as his 3 veteran brothers: Robert, Leon, and Charles. Jim is survived by Betty Treonne Harris (wife), 4 sons Jimmy Don Jr, Mark, Monty, and Paul, 8 grandsons, 3 great grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters.

 

The family wishes to extend our sincerest thanks to the caregivers of Circle of Life Hospice Care and Home Instead.

Carl Levoy Perritt

January 10, 1945 until May 22, 2022


Carl Levoy Perritt, age 77, passed away on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born January 10th, 1945 in Roswell, New Mexico to George Levoy and Jewel “Agnes” Perritt (Tripp).


Carl spent most of his life in California, working at Christian Salvesen in Modesto as a custodian until he retired, and then moved to Oklahoma for a time, and eventually moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2020 where he spent the remainder of his days. He enjoyed making things, spending time with his grandbabies, family and friends, going to flea markets, and finding good places to eat.


He was preceded in death by his parents; George and “Agnes”, one sister; Alma Web, one brother; Melvin Perritt, and one grandson; Carl Thompson.


Carl is survived by his wife of 61 years; Wanda Rose Perritt, four children; Carla Thompson (Jack) of Spavinaw, OK, George Perritt (Alice) of Adair, OK, Charles Perritt (Bonnie) of Afton, OK, and Kimberly Anderson of Strang, OK,  14 grandchildren,  several great-grandchildren, and two brothers; Leroy Wheat and Gary Perritt.


A Celebration of Life will be held on June 11th, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Disney Assembly of God in Disney, Oklahoma, officiated by Pastor Daryl Lee, followed by a family gathering after the ceremony.

Dr. Thomas W. Gray

March 23, 1924 until May 22, 2022


Dr. Thomas W. Gray, age 98, of Greenland, died May 22, 2022, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1924, in Tucson, AZ the son of Joseph Arthur Gray Sr and Bertha Thompson Gray.

He served as a medic in the US Army as a Top Sergeant, where he earned an Honorable Discharge serving during World War II.  He was a doctor for many years, serving as Chief Surgeon at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville. He was a Lions Club member, president of the Greenland School Board, and Greenland’s team doctor. Dr. Gray was also the first board certified surgeon in the state of Arkansas.

Dr. Gray enjoyed gardening and bird watching. Irises were his favorite flowers, but he loved peonies, roses, and all other flowers. He also loved spending quality time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents and, on May 25, 2019, by his wife Catherine Gray, whom he married December 15, 1951.

Dr. Gray is survived by:  four sons: Thomas Gray II and his wife Ann, of Little Flock, Arkansas, Raymond Gray and his wife Judy, of Texas, Stephen Gray and his wife Jill, of Georgia, Peter Gray, of Greenland; three daughters: Patsy Campbell and her husband Randy, of Fayetteville, Christine Harrison and her husband Stacy, of Winslow, Ruthy Overholt and her husband Scott, of North Carolina: one sister, Bertha Courtney, of Michigan; brother-in-law Walter Gage and his wife Joan, of New York; sister-in-law Donna Ratzel, of New York; brother-in-law Johnny Fladd, of New York; sister-in-law Susan Gage and her husband Jim Bour, of New York; many cousins; several nieces and nephews; 27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandchild on the way.

The celebration of Dr. Gray’s life will be held June 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Farmington First Church, 589 Rheas Mill Rd, Farmington AR. Interment will follow at Baptist Ford Cemetery located in Greenland.

Memorials may be sent to the Catherine Gray Nursing Scholarship through Arvest Bank. In lieu of flowers, the family requests bird feeders or potted flowers. These will be given to grandchildren and great-grandchildren in remembrance of Grandpa’s hobbies.

Kimberly Sue Michaud

February 21, 1965 until May 21, 2022


Kimberly Sue Michaud, age 57, passed away on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born on February 21st, 1965 in Barberton, Ohio to Don and Patricia Casto (Blough).

 

Kimberly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and celebrating life to the fullest. She met her husband, Otis Michaud while working at the Kettle Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. They married on December 18th, 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin, then moved to Amity, Arkansas before finally moving to Northwest Arkansas in 2012.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and her mother; Patricia Blough.

 

Kimberly is survived by her husband of 29 years; Otis, three children; Sean Michaud (Angie) of Amity, Arkansas, Evan Michaud (Jennifer) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Eric Michaud (Brooklyn) of Rogers, Arkansas, one niece; Ashlee Caldwell (Austin) of Centerton, Arkansas, two nephews; Dylan Casto of Centerton, Arkansas, and Justin Casto (Leah) of Bentonville, Arkansas, two brothers; Donnie Casto and Jason Casto (Colleen) all of Fort Payne, Alabama, and four grandchildren.

 

A memorial service will be held and a future date and location to be announced.

Garry Lee Brashears

August 8, 1940 until May 19, 2022


Garry Lee Brashears of Rogers, age 81, passed away on Thursday, May 19th 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born on Thursday, August 8th 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas to Otis and LuElla Brashears (Donavan).

 

He grew up in Kansas City and enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 18, serving for 22 years as Chief Petty Officer. He retired from the military in 1981 where he and his wife, Carolyn, moved to Northwest Arkansas where he spent the remainder of his years.

 

Garry loved to make knives, which he and his son would sell at various craft fairs around the country. He loved his wife of 55 years, Carolyn, who passed away in 2016, and his family dearly. They were everything to him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Otis and LuElla, his wife; Carolyn, one daughter; Deanna Brashears, and one brother; Ronald Brashears.

 

Garry is survived by his three children; Daniel Brashears, Tammy Green, and Andrea Madrid, all of Rogers, five grandchildren; Jacob, Joshua, Taylor, Brayden, and Gracelynn, and one sister; Janice Henderson of Florida.

 

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 19th at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville from 6pm to 8pm. His ashes will be buried at Bentonville City Cemetery at a later date, with military honors.

Charles Andrews Hagood

December 6, 1930 until May 17, 2022


Our beloved father, mentor and friend, Charles Andrews Hagood, left this world bound for glory on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was carried by angels and ariels into the waiting arms of the love of his life, Nancy Reckmeyer Hagood, and his precious daughter Stacy Ann Hagood.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents Charles Lee Hagood and Marie Currie Smith.

 

Charles was a proud US Marine serving his country during the Korean War. He loved his family fiercely. We remember all of the glorious sun kissed days spent camping, boating and water skiing on Lake Ouachita and Greers Ferry Lake during our childhood. After retirement, many more days of lake life ensued with family and friends on Lake Hamilton.

 

Our family was small in number but enormous in love and warmth and fondest of memories. Words cannot adequately convey our gratitude for this wonderful husband, father, and friend.

 

Charles is survived by his two children, Karen Hagood Stuthard and Steven Matthew Hagood, his son-in-law Tim Stuthard and his loving wife Sharon, his grandchildren Meghan Shelby Stuthard, Michael Cody Stuthard and Andrew Stace Hagood, his precious and devoted sister, Sandra Noyes and her two daughters, Jennifer and Katherine, and his brother-in-law Jerry

Cadrin and his three children, Tim, Katrina and Stephanie.

 

He left behind a wonderful family of friends from United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tn. Charles and Nancy had many wonderful friends, past and present from their lives in Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee and back home to Arkansas.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ar. or his favorite charity St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

 

His ashes will be laid to rest with his wife and daughter at a private family ceremony in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Daniel Carl Kinsey

March 5, 1938 until May 18, 2022


Dan Kinsey, age 84, passed away May 18.

 

He leaves behind a wife, five children, and ten grandchildren.

 

No services are planned at this time.

Danny L. Williams

June 2, 1948 until May 13, 2022


Danny L. Williams, age 73, of Bentonville died Friday, May 13, 2022 at his residence.  He was born June 2, 1948 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Virginia Reinhart and Gordon “Monk” Williams.


He served in the US Navy from 1967 until 1971 serving in Vietnam.  He was a collector of many things including over 4000 sets of salt and pepper shakers.  He enjoyed spending time at auctions, flea markets, and playing cards.  He loved watching the Arkansas Razorbacks.

 

The most important part of Danny’s life was spending quality time with his family and attending First Baptist Church of Bentonville.  He taught Sunday School and Small Groups for many years, and loved to share his Faith with all who would listen.


He moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1995 from Pine Bluff.   He was preceded in death by:  his parents and one brother. 


Danny is survived by:  his wife of 47 years, Martha Williams, whom he married Septmeber 27, 1974, one son; Robert Sawyer and his wife Dia, of Avon, Indiana, two daughters; Deborah Brown, of Rogers, Susanne Decker and her husband Bobby, of Gravette, one brother; Bobby Williams, of Pine Bluff, one sister; Sharon Morse and her husband Buddy of Pine Bluff, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6-8pm at First Baptist Church located in Bentonville. 

 

A celebration of Danny’s life will be:  Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1pm at First Baptist Church located in Bentonville with Pastor Chris Dixon officiating and Worship Pastor Clay Crosse leading music.  Interment will follow at Bentonville Cemetery. 

 

Pallbearers will be:  Phillip Ashcraft, Frank Farrer, Chuck Cunningham, Tim Foshee, Richie Patrick, Dennis Shepherd, Larry Porter, and Jeff Chapman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be:  Tim Swindle, Richard Wells, and John Roberts. 

Memorials may be sent to:  First Baptist Church of Bentonville. 

Beth Kay Center
April 8, 1956 until May 13, 2022

Beth Kay Center, age 66, of Winslow died Friday, May 13, 2022 at Willard Walker Hospice House located in Fayetteville.  She was born April 8, 1956 in Torrance, California the daughter of Harriet Frances Rygh and Albert George Adams.

 

She enjoyed spending time with family, vacationing, especially trips to the beach, going to church and her little dog Bella.

 

Beth was a member of Winslow Methodist Church

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and eldest brother Don Heimark.

 

Beth is survived by her brother Jon Heimark; one son, Evan Center; two daughters Heather Center and Jamie Reed; three grandsons, Dane Spradlin, Brandon Reed and David Reed; three granddaughters, Allison Reed, Delaney Rhoden and Annika Thomason; and two great granddaughters Gracelyn Rhoden and Luna Spradlin.

 

A celebration of Beth’s life will take place at Winslow Methodist Church, Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11 a.m.  Potluck to follow.

 

In lieu of sending flowers please donate to the ASPCA or Willard Walker Hospice House.

Olin L. Jackson

February 2, 1931 until May 14, 2022


Olin L. Jackson, of Bentonville died May 14, 2022.

 

He was born at Dug Hill, Arkansas on February 2, 1931 to Sam and Myrtle Jackson.

 

He graduated from the University of Arkansas and served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He was retired from the Federal Home Loan Bank Board where he served as a Savings and Loan Examiner.

 

Survivors include his wife; Thelma Motley Jackson, and three grandchildren; Elize Beth Jackson, Michael Lloyd and Marshall Lloyd. 

He was preceded in death by his sisters; Anna Bell Plumlee and Allene Lauber, his son; Joseph Jackson and his daughter; Ramona Lloyd. 

 

No services are planned. 

Dana Joey Jones

May 6, 1949 until May 6, 2022


Dana “Joey” Jones, 73, was born to the late James Owen and Donice Jones in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 6, 1949. He passed peacefully on May 6, 2022.

 

Joey graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (1972) and a Master of Education (1976) where he met and married his late wife, Daire Kathleen O’Neal. The two lived together and raised their family in Bentonville, Arkansas where he worked for Walmart Stores Home Offices (1978) until he retired(2008). Joey was a mentor, teacher, and model to many young business leaders and has a lifetime membership to the Future Business Leaders of America- which he chartered as a teacher at Bentonville High School. 

 

Joey also served as the Senior Warden at St. Andrews Episcopal Church and was instrumental in the construction of the Columbarium Garden in Rogers, Arkansas. 

 

Joey is survived by his daughter Danielle Harvill (Austin, TX) her husband Travis Harvill and their children Lucas, Logan, Leila and Lauren.  His son Joseph Jones (Shreveport,LA), his wife Terrance Jones and their children Braden, Piper and River.  His sister Janet Stansell(Jay, Ok), her husband Joe Stansell and their children Terra Stansell (Tulsa,OK), her husband Bill Snyder and Cody Stansell(Jenks,OK). His great nieces Beth Gabert, Kaci Mills, her husband Larry Mills and their daughter Ruby.

 

He is also preceded in death by his parents James Owen and Donice Jones, his wife Daire Jones, and niece Kerry Dempwolf. 

 

Joey will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Columbarium Garden of St Andrews Episcopal Church where the services will be held on May 28, 2022 at 2pm. 

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Joey’s name (Dana Joey Jones) to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Rogers, Arkansas.

Nicholas Ryan Ruth

October 22, 1979 until April 29, 2022


Nick was born in Beloit, Kansas on October 22, 1979. He passed away after a 4-year battle with cancer. He died at his rural home in McDonald County, Missouri on April 29, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends.


He grew up in the Pea Ridge/Bentonville area as a youth and attended Bentonville High School graduating in 1998.


In 2004 he joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf Air base in Alaska with the 381 Intelligence Squadron as a Cyber Systems Operations Journeyman until honorably discharged in 2010. He served 11 months in Iraq. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and many other awards while on active duty.


Nick moved back home in 2016 to be closer to family. He started with Walmart working as a Data Assurance Researcher until his passing.

Nick was a loving son, brother, friend and devoted Uncle to his niece and nephew.


He enjoyed time working on and driving his Aunt Wanda’s 1957 MGA that he built a shop just for it.


Nick was passionate about shooting trap and sporting clays. He learned and loved the game from working with his family that owned and operated Sugar Creek Sporting Clays. He won numerous awards for his shooting ability, winning two sub-junior Arkansas state championship titles in sporting clays.


Nick is survived by his parents Dan and Janice Ruth of the home, his sister Sara Harris and her husband Galen Harris of Pea Ridge, and his niece Emily and nephew William (JW) which he adored. His Grandmother Luella Hershberger of Centerton, Arkansas. His Aunt and Uncle Wanda and Steve Stoltenberg of Olathe, Kansas, Uncle Stuart Hershberger of Perkins, Oklahoma and a Great Aunt Donna Hallauer of Horton, Kansas.


Nick’s ashes will be laid to rest at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Doris M. Kenworthy

November 20, 1929 until April 27, 2022


Doris M. Kenworthy of Bella Vista, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, November 20th, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Della Tinucci (George).

 

Doris grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, and attended Dekalb College. She married her husband Frank on Saturday, June 27th 1953 at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Chicago. She spent many years working at the NBC television station, and later owned her own gift shop named “Bits and Pieces” in Fullerton, California.

 

Doris moved to Northwest Arkansas from Texas in 1992 where she enjoyed playing Bridge, reading, collectibles, and was a member of a Bridge Club in Bella Vista. She loved spending time at the family home in Paw Paw Lake, Michigan.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years; Frank Kenworthy, their son; Scott Kenworthy, her parents; William and Della, and her sister; Lois Woodworth.

 

Doris is survived by her two children; James Kenworthy (Alane), and Bonnie Miltimore (James), two granddaughters; Kaitie Nolan (Seth), and Sarah Tigert (Danny), and one great-granddaughter; Emilia Tigert.

 

No services are planned at this time.

Timothy Ard Hoyt

January 30, 1941 until April 29, 2022


Timothy Ard Hoyt, 81, of Rogers passed away April 29, 2022. He was born January 30, 1941 in Washington DC to Israel Ard Hoyt and LaPreal (Rogers) Hoyt Houser, both of whom preceded him in death.

 

Timothy was a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served a mission in Argentina as a young man, and later with his wife served two additional service missions and various leadership callings in the Church. Timothy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

 

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hoyt of Rogers; three sons: Jason Ard Hoyt and his wife Kjerstin of Bentonville, Matthew Lloyd Hoyt and his wife Lillian of Pennsylvania, and Brandon Jon Hoyt and his wife Miranda of Ohio; two daughters: Brooke Linn Mayhall and her husband Jason of Rogers and Shannon Brittany Dickman and her husband Timothy of Colorado; one brother, Coleman Hoyt and his wife Nicki of Arizona; three sisters: Shirlyn Allen of Arizona, Pamela Proulx and her husband Douglas of Wisconsin, and LaPreal (“Penny”) Ellis and her husband Daniel of Utah; twenty-eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 7 at 10am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 950 Seba Road, Centerton, Arkansas, 72719.

Velma Marie Buttram

September 14, 1940 until April 28, 2022


Velma Marie Buttram (nee:Wright) made her final journey into the Gates of Heaven on  Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville.  She was born in Caddo Gap, AR on September 14, 1940. The past twenty years she resided in Rogers, AR with her late husband of 61 years, Rev. James G. Buttram, whom she referred to as, "The love of her life."

 

She was the daughter of the late Haskel Raymond Wright and Celie Marie Wehunt-Wright of Glenwood, AR. (Her father of birth was the late Clifton "Bud" Petty of Briggsville, AR).


She is survived by her three daughters: Dr. Jacquelin Buttram-Brownell (Scott), Charlotte Buttram-El Adaoui (Abdul), & Angela Buttram. She has seven grand-children: Bethany Brownell- Walmsley (Evan), Brittany Anderson-Ray, Rev. James Brownell (Grace), Bradley Williams, Kathryn Brownell-Rodgers (Logan), Brooke Woods, and Sherene El Adaoui (Dr. Aysam Mahmoud ), and eight great grandchildren: Caitlyn, Addison, Damon, Jackson, Emery-Beth, Eleanor, Hollyn, & Benjamin. She is also survived by her most beloved brother, Freddy Joe Wright of Glenwood, Arkansas. Mrs. Buttram was a brilliant lady with many gifts, talents, hobbies, and callings.

 

She received her Masters Degree in Education from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. She held license in insurances and securities in California and Arkansas and worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance and the La Patina School of Law, helping lawyers to study and pass the bar. She also holds life-time teaching licenses in English and multiple subjects in California, Arkansas, and Louisiana. She retired at 72 years of age from Springdale Public Schools in Arkansas. Everyone would ask her why she kept on teaching and her reply, "Because I love the students and I feel I have a purpose in helping them to read, write, and speak well and to help them graduate." Mrs. Buttram  helped her husband in full time ministry for over thirty years. She built churches, raised monies for missions, while feeding and clothing those without. She held a strong conviction for God's Holy Word and taught Sunday School from sixteen years of age until she was not able too.

 

There are few women like our mother. She could design, tailor, and sew everyone's clothes, while gardening and annually canning, fruits and vegetables from her and Dad's gardens and orchards. Her art, song-writing and piano playing was inspirational, along with her ability to teach and play the organ with both hands and feet. She opened and closed revival meetings with her accordion when it was the only instrument. Her creativity to direct large musicals, cantatas, choirs, and train youth to compete in Teen Talent, of which her three daughters became Assemblies of God winners, will always be remembered. She could persuade anyone to do just about anything. Mrs. Buttram was one of a kind. On her eightieth birthday, in her front yard, she still had the pizazz to play her accordion when the family gathered at her home to celebrate her big day!

 

Mrs. Buttram will always be remembered as a great woman of the faith who persevered and cared for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren like no other mother. She let every child, grandchild, and great-grand child know they were equally loved with her words, gifts, affection and never missed special days of dedications, baptisms, weddings, and birthdays. She was a lover of God and His Word, The Bible. She lived a life full of the Holy Spirit and was a great example of God's love until her last breath. We will miss you mother! We know without a doubt we will see you in heaven. Mother's favorite Bible Scripture: "I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all, (ECCLESIASTES 9:11).

 

She was a lifetime member of the Assemblies of God and a current member of New Hope Assembly of God located in Rogers, AR.  Visitation will be Saturday at 1pm until service time, and a celebration of Velma’s life will begin Saturday at 2pm at New Hope Assembly of God, with Pastor James Longmate, Pastor Scott Brownell, and Pastor James Brownell officiating. 

 

A second celebration will be Sunday at 2pm at Norman Assembly of God, located at 103 Caddo Ave, in Norman, Arkansas with Pastor Glen Wehunt & Pastor Vernon Wehunt  officiating .  Interment will follow at Black Springs Cemetery located in Black Springs, Arkansas with Pastor Scott Brownell officiating. 

 

Pallbearers will be:  James Brownell, Logan Rodgers, Vance Wright, and Justin Humes.  Honorary Pallbearers will be:  Aysam Mahmoud and Evan Walmsley.

Winston David Dermeritt

March 19, 1941 until March 30, 2022


Winston David Demeritt, 81, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas passed away March 30, 2022 in the Blossoms Nursing Home in Rogers, Arkansas. David was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on March 19, 1941.

He attended schools in Bartlesville and graduated from College High in 1959. He joined the DeMolay’s as a young man and later the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in Bartlesville. David learned architectural/draftsman skills and was a third generation owner of Demeritt Roofing. He also worked for Phillips 66 as an office planner in Bartlesville and a Draftsman for Trans Oak in Tulsa. He had some health issues caused by a mosquito bite and developed St. Louis encephalitis and later a heart surgery. He moved back to Bartlesville and his daughter Becky helped take care of him for a while and later worked for Wal-Mart.

David moved to Glenwood, Arkansas and stayed with his uncle Kermit Bryant and wife May and got a job as a delivery driver for a local lumber and hardware store. He moved to Mt. Ida, Arkansas and stayed at The Gardens apartments then the Mt. Ida Motel until having mobility and health problems which he was admitted to a nursing home in Hot Springs, Arkansas then The Blossoms Rehab and Nursing Home in Rogers, Arkansas.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond F. Demeritt and wife Lois (Bryant) Demeritt of Hot Springs, Arkansas and former wife Georgia (Faust) Demeritt, Villarreal and daughter, Debbie (Demeritt) Truitt and her husband Bobby Truitt of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Neodesha, Kansas.

David is survived by his daughter Rebecca “Becky” Demeritt of Dewey, Oklahoma; and four grandchildren, Landon and Jenna Thornbrugh, also, Brandon Truitt and Kirbey (Truitt) Hutchinson of Neodesha, Kansas and five great-grandchildren.

David is survived by his brother Raymond L. Demeritt of Nacogdoches, Texas and nephews Shannon Demeritt of Dickinson, Texas and Preston and Cindy Demeritt of League City, Texas.

Arrangements have been made by Epting Funeral home of Bentonville, Arkansas where he will be cremated and laid to rest in the Joplin Cemetery in Joplin, Arkansas.

Robert "Bob" Olson Jr.
February 22, 1951 until April 26, 2022

Robert “Bob” Olson Jr., 71, of West Fork, Arkansas passed away peacefully April 26, 2022 at Hero’s Haven-Veterans Affair Hospital of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Bob was born on February 22, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the Air Force in 1969 where he served for four years as a jet engine mechanic.

He served in law enforcement for many years at the Gila Bend Police Department in Arizona and Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. As a Deputy Sheriff in Arkansas he trained K-9 units and assisted with the dive team for the search and rescue teams. He later transitioned to working in the bail bonding services.

He was also a member of the Brothers of the Third Wheel motorcycle club where he loved riding to raise money for charity and the fellowship with his brother riders. He loved restoring Volkswagen engines into trikes, and helping others during their times of need.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert L. Olson & Elizabeth Ann Olson; brothers, Harold L. Olson and Dale G. Olson; sister, Bonnie Olson; and wife Deborah Gail Olson.

He is survived by his son Robbie Olson with wife Allison; his two daughters, Brandi Rodgers, Lori Sij with husband Kurt Sij; and sister, Mickey Olson. He also leaves behind his two grandsons, Kessler and Blanton Olson who he loved very much.

A committal service will be held at Fayetteville National Cemetery on Friday, May 6th at 11:30 am with honors to be presented by NWA Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans Affairs Hospital of Fayetteville, Palliative Care Unit-Hero’s Haven.

Jack Carlton Kelley

October 6, 1960 until February 5, 2022


Jack Carlton Kelley, age 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 5, 2022, after a 10-year battle with lymphoma. 

 

Jack was born in Story City, Iowa to Laurel Jean Peterson and Jack Carlton Kelley (deceased before his birth).  After Laurel remarried Ryan Parks, the blended family relocated to Richardson, Texas, and finally to Bentonville, Arkansas in 1976.  Jack graduated from Bentonville High School and served in the U.S. Army for 5 years, at locations in Honduras, the Sinai, and Fort Lee, Virginia.

 

After returning home to Bentonville, he took over his father’s commercial cleaning business, which he operated for 10+ years, along with a lawncare business and several rental properties.  He met his wife, Beverly, through church friends, and they were married for 30 years.  After the birth of his first child, he changed his focus to family and homeschooling.  He was always proud of his children and considered them as his focus and mission in life. 

 

Jack was a kind, generous man who gave of his time and energy to help others.  He treasured time spent with his family, whether it was going on drives in the country, working in the garden, hiking on trails, visiting parks and museums, or taking special family trips.  Jack had a servant’s heart, loved the Lord, and was a creative composer of praise music and lyrics.  He will be enormously missed.

 

Jack was preceded in death by his birth father and namesake, Jack Carlton Kelley, his life-long father, Ryan Parks, and sister, Jane Kelley.

 

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Fithen Kelley, his children, Kathleen, Joshua, and Caleb, his mother, Laurel Parks, his sister, Joan Briggs and husband Robert of Centerton, Arkansas, his brother Mike Parks and wife Deedee of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and several nieces and nephews.

 

No funeral or memorial services are planned.  Jack requested that memorials be sent to Autism Involves Me to be used towards their AIM2HELP Grant program.  See https://www.aimnwa.org/aim2help.html for more information.

Michael Wayne Barlow

October 27, 1962 until April 20, 2022


Michael Wayne Barlow was born on October 27, 1962 to Charles and Juanita Barlow. Mike went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2022 following a complication after a surgery.


Mike was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon and graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1980. Once out of High School he enlisted in the Navy and served until he was Honorably Discharged. Mike held a variety of jobs throughout his life working for a great deal of time in retail.  Mike most recently served as a security officer at the regional NICU hospital.


Mike was a huge sports fan and was an avid University of Oregon fan.  Go Ducks! He loved to cook and BBQ. He loved helping people other that were in need whether a helping hand or providing a meal.


Mike was married in 1992 and had five children who he absolutely loved. He lived in the Pacific Northwest until 2019 when he moved to NW Arkansas to be with his family.  He made many friends along his journeys and was oved and supported.  In recent years, he enjoyed fishing and being outside whenever he could and enjoyed just hanging out with his friends and talking and being in each other’s presence.

Mike was a good father and adored his children very much.


Most importantly, Mike loved the Lord. He had a servant's heart. He loved attending church and Bible study at Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Mike was preceded in death by his parents Charles “Spike” Barlow and Juanita Josephine Marcy and his sister Linda Louise.

Mike is survived by his five children Aaron (27), Ashley (26), Adrienne Linell (25), Allison (24) and Andrea (22) Barlow. He is also survived by seven of his siblings Mary Partney, Roberta Parazoo, Leona Barlow, Susie King, Chuck Barlow, Gary Barlow, and Richard Barlow.


Funeral service is Wednesday, April 27th, at 1:30 PM Central Time at  the pavilion at the Fayetteville National Military Cemetery, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Following the ceremony, Mike will be laid to rest at this location.

Bruce Allen Witte

April 17, 1962 until April 22, 2022


Bruce Allen Witte, 60, of Bentonville passed away April 22, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. He was born April 17, 1962 in Hominy, Oklahoma.

 

A lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, Bruce enjoyed gardening and flowers, watching NASCAR and wrestling, and traveling, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roberta Lea (Essex) Janes and Charles Arthur Janes.

 

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Witte of Bentonville; three children: Justin Witte (Traci) of Kansas, Oklahoma, Amber Sartain (Nick) of North Little Rock, and April Nye (Allen) of Gentry; two step-children: Kristin and Dylan Vandever; three siblings: Robert, Brenda, and Becky; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

A memorial service will be Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 3:00pm at Word of Life Church in Bentonville.


Flowers may be sent directly to the church.

Charles “Chuck” Phillip Wagher
February 22, 1934 until March 21, 2022

Charles "Chuck" Phillip Wagherwent to be with his Savior on March 21st 2022. He was surrounded by many loved ones at the time of his passing.


Chuck was born on February 2nd, 1934 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Charles and Alice Wagher. He married Lannie Merle “Poppy” Carlisle on April 21st, 1956 in Center, Texas. They spent 50 adventurous years together before the Lord called Lannie Merle home.

Together they had six daughters, all of whom married: Terri and Russ Reed of Lancaster, Texas; Tammy and Michael Greiving of Farmington, Arkansas; Cindy and Stan Mcomber of Amarillo, Texas; Sandy and Tim Hurd of Springdale, Arkansas; Carol Hamilton who went to be with her mom in Heaven in 2012, and Lana and Eric Thornburg of Dupont, Washington.

Chuck retired after 20 years of service to his country in the United States Air Force. He and Lannie Merle found their life calling, entering the pastorate for Village Missions in 1977. Their first church was in Phillipsburg, Montana and his last and longest was the Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, Kansas. There Chuck and Merle made the type of friendships and fellowship that made a difference here on earth and will transcend time into eternity.

After Lannie Merle’s passing, Chuck moved to Arkansas and met yet another Godly Woman to share his adventures and ministry. He married Marion King in 2007 and was by her side daily until the Lord said it was time for Chuck to come home.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lannie Merle; sisters, Evelyn Grier and Edith Weland; daughter, Carol; and two grandsons, Kevin and Drew Hamilton.

He is survived by wife Marion King Wagher; brother, Bobby Wagher; sister, Betty Jo Wright; along with his five remaining daughters and their husbands and son-in-law Kevin Hamilton. Chuck was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren from him and Merle’s “Poppy” life together. He was further blessed with new additions to his legacy: Marion’s daughters, Sheryl Scott and Carrie King, both of West Fork, Arkansas; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lisa King of Chandler, Arizona and David and Lesa King of Springdale, Arkansas; along with 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Chuck’s love for life for the Lord will continue to echo here on earth through those he helped to see the light of Salvation, through those he disciple and through the many, many friends and family members who he devoted himself to throughout his 88 years here on earth.

An interactive and simultaneous Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 30th, 2022 in two locations. Farmington First Baptist Church, 589 Rheas Mill Road Farmington, Arkansas and, Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, Kansas.

Judith Ann Tucker
June 23, 1951 until April 16, 2022

Judith Ann Tucker, age 70, of Bentonville passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville.
  She was born June 23, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri. 

 

She was preceded in death by her daddy; Everette Garoutte and her mother; Lana Ballard.  She is survived by:  her husband Clifton who were married October 17, 1971 at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Neosho, Missouri. 

 

Three children; Bradley Clifton Tucker and his wife Patty, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Melissa Ann Tucker, of Springdale, and Nichole Elizabeth Tucker, of Centerton.  She leaves behind seven grandchildren; Kanten, Kellsie, Khlobear, Kade, Madisen, Ephraim, and Tyler.   Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Her grandkids were her life.

 

Judy was a member of the Bentonville Church of Christ, and an avid student of the Bible.  She taught Kid’s classes in Gravette, and Ponca City, Oklahoma Church of Christ.  She was an active member of the Maysville Extension Homemake’s Club for many years.  She was an election worker in Gravette for many years.  She was an Interior Decorator in Wichita, Kansas and Ponca City, Oklahoma.  She loved Arts and Crafts Fairs and missed very few of them.  She made many quilts, all hand stitched and helped make several for fundraisers, and was a Quilt Judge at the Benton and Washington County Fairs.  She was a big sports fan with Baseball #1.  She loved watching her children and grandkids play and of course her kids were the best ones on the team.  She played all sports herself throughout her life.  Most importantly she taught her children the Word of God and to have Faith in Jesus Christ.

 

No visitation is planned.  A celebration of Judith’s life will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:30am at Bentonville Church of Christ located inside the Lodge.  Interment will follow at Maysville Cemetery located in Maysville, Arkansas. 

 

Pallbearers will be:  Bradley Tucker, Tyler Asencio, Kanten Pullen, Bobby Maddux, Matt Ballman, Jacob Ballman, Ephraim Minton, and Kade Tucker. 

Dova Ann Dunham
April 28, 1925 until April 14, 2022

Dova Ann Dunham, 96, of Gentry died April 14, 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born April 28, 1925 to Dixie and Joseph Walker in Humphrey, Arkansas.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfred Dunham and two daughters Georgia Forrester and Cathy Dunham.

 

Dova is survived by one son; Melvin Dunham, one daughter; Marjorie Snow, three grandchildren; Kim Forrester, Jerry Forrester, Jimmy Forrester, four great-grandchildren; Ryan Sherman, Nathan Sherman, Kenzy Forrester, Kristen Forrester and many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

Frances Rose Bove

December 30, 1929 until April 7, 2022


On Thursday, April 7th, 2022, at the age of 92, Frances Rose Bove went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Frances was born on December 30, 1929 in Rochester, New York to Louis and Irene Russo. In 1960, Frances met Michael Bove at a local diner where she worked. They married in 1963 and moved to Midland, Texas with their young daughter, Donna, in 1977. Frances worked as cook in the hospitality industry until she retired in 2002. Frances was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Midland and was very busy in most parish activities alongside her husband.

 

Frances and Michael were married for 47 years until his passing in 2010. Shortly thereafter Frances moved to Bentonville, Arkansas and subsequently to Sandy Pond, NY and spent her following 12 years being close to her family. Frances had a passion for cooking and baking which was fueled by her love to host and entertain her many friends and family.  

 

Frances was proceeded in death by her husband, Michael Bove; parents, Louis Russo and Irene Anna Vetra; brothers, Phillip, Anthony, and Johnny Russo; sisters, Shirley Caleo and Rosemary Cooper; and stepson James Bove. Frances is survived by daughter, Donna Watkins; son, Randy and Wife Joan Ruehle, son, Raymond Ruehle; and stepson, Michael Bove. Frances is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott Ruehle, Richard Watkins, Ryan Kubicek, Samuel Kinnamon, Michael, Michelle, Jessie, Tracy, and Tina; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.

 

An intimate graveside memorial service will be held in July at Saint John the Baptist Cemetery in Rome, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Circle of Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Janet Marie Moore

June 20, 1952 until April 11, 2022


Janet Marie Moore, age 69, of Rogers died Monday, April 11, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers.  She was born June 20, 1952 in Champaign, Illinois the daughter of James J. Moore and Lois J. Gallagher.

 

She enjoyed reading and traveling.  She worked with Walmart for 23 years.   She was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by:  her father, one brother; Michael Moore, and one sister; Lynn Moore. 

 

Janet is survived by:  her mother; Lois Moore, of Springdale, one brother; Philip Moore and his wife Peggi, of Cave Springs, two sisters; Gail Baldwin and her husband Charles, of Springdale, and Mary Ellen Slape, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

No services are planned.

Norma Belle Clark

September 22, 1923 until April 8, 2022


Norma Belle Clark, 98, of Bentonville passed away April 8, 2022 at a family home. She was born September 22, 1923 in Nowata, Oklahoma to Joseph Carson Dillow and Adelia Eloise (Owen) Dillow.

 

Norma had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 94 years, having moved from Oklahoma at the age of four. Her greatest joy in life was caring for her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids. She was known for her great hospitality, always welcoming people in and offering them a meal regardless of the time of day or whether she had met them before. She also enjoyed birds, flowers, riding motorcycles, and horses.

 

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her nine siblings, her husband, Ralph Clark Sr., and two grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her four children: Jesse Costulis (Thelma), Eddie Clark (Debbie), Sherry Burnett, and Floyd Clark Sr., all of Bentonville; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

A graveside service for Norma will be Saturday, April 16 at 2:00pm at Miller Community Church Cemetery in Bentonville. Her Last Ride will depart at 1:30 from the Bentonville Church of Christ Activity Center parking lot across Walton Blvd. from Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.

David Robert Knight

July 3, 1951 until April 10, 2022


David Robert Knight, age 70, of Bentonville died Sunday, April 10, 2022 at his home.  He was born July 3, 1951 in Sturgis, Michigan the son of Winnifred May Ulrich and Frederick Paul Knight. 

 

He served in the US Army.  He was a member of Mason Valley Baptist Church.  He was a truck driver for many years.  He was a caregiver for the Sunshine School of Benton County.  He was a volunteer for the Special Olympics for several years.

 

David enjoyed:  hunting, fishing, sports, and gardening.  He lived in the Northwest Arkansas area in the 1980’s then moved to Ironwood, Michigan for several years, then about 10 years ago he returned to live in the Northwest Arkansas area. 

 

His pets were very special to him; Buddy, Junior, and Tabitha. 

 

He was preceded in death by:  his parents, his step-brother, and one infant sister:  Mary Catherine Knight. 

 

David is survived by:  two daughters; Christina Skaggs and her husband Heath, of Gravette, Tracie Parrish and her husband Andy, of Rogers, his step-mother; Harriet Knight, of Sturgis, Michigan, two brothers; Thomas Knight, of Ironwood, Michigan, Wayne Knight and his wife Ildie, of Sturgis, Michigan, two sisters; Lois Knight, of Lansing, Michigan, Janet Penner, of Sturgis, Michigan, three step-brothers, one step-sister, five grandchildren; Sam Davis, Andrew Knight, Emily Parrish, Brooke Davis, and Matthew Parrish. 

 

A celebration of David’s life will be Monday, April 18, 2022 at 2pm at Mason Valley Baptist Church in Hifill, Arkansas.  Inurnment will be at Burr Oak, Michigan, at a later date. 

 

Memorials to:  The Special Olympics. 

Marvin Lee Venable

November 18, 1944 until April 7, 2022


Marvin Lee Venable, age 77, of Bentonville died Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Mercy Hospital located in Rogers.  He was born November 18, 1944 in Pope County, Arkansas the son of Vestle Roach and Ed Venable.  He was also raised and loved his step-father Thirman Roach. 

 

He moved to Bentonville 56 years ago, moving from Oakgrove, Arkansas.  He worked with the Bentonville Post Office for 31 years.  He enjoyed golfing, biking, fishing, hiking, and traveling.   He attended First Baptist Church of Centerton.  He loved studying God’s Word. 

 

Marvin is survived by:  his wife; Brenda Venable, whom he married August 3, 1964, one daughter; Dr. Amy Lee Holland and her husband Shawn, of Gravette, one brother; Carl Venable and his wife Alice, of Oklahoma, one sister-in-law; Faye Venable, of Oklahoma, one sister; Anita Rodriguez, of Texas, and two grandchildren; Peyton and Eden Holland, of Gravette. 

 

Marvin loved his family and worked diligently to provide for them.  He was a big Prayer Warrior and loved discussing biblical topics.   Marvin joked constantly and always had something witty to say.  May we love and laugh like our sweet Marvin Venable. 

 

A celebration of Marvin’s life will be:  Monday, April 18, 2022 at 10am at St. Joe’s Baptist Church located in Pope County with Rev. Tom Smith officiating. 

 

Memorials to:  Gideon’s International. 

Bonnie Jean Ingle

December 5, 1954 until October 31, 2021


Bonnie Jean Ingle, age 67, of Rogers, Arkansas was welcomed to her eternal home by her Lord and Savior and heard Him say "well done my good and faithful servant" on October 31, 2021 at her residence.  She was born December 5, 1954 in Rogers the daughter of Ann Smith and Clyde Anderson

 

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”

 

She was an ordained minister and Pastor at  Pure Hearts Mission Fellowship and the Director of Bonnie’s Blessing Ministries in Rogers, Arkansas.

 

She enjoyed: studying Gods words and teaching people how to apply it to their personal life to become a better person. She enjoyed speaking the word of God to everyone and every place that she went, she loved her prayer garden where she spent every morning with her cuppa coffee talking with Jesus. She Loved shopping and especially finding things to give to others. She loved growing things, flowers, vegetables in her garden, but most of all, growing the word of God in everyone’s heart. She loved to dance. We danced every Saturday night for 22 years at Mustangs Alley. 

 

She was preceded in death by Her Father; Clyde Anderson, her mother; Ann Smith, and her maternal grandmother; Anna Jucknath Anderson.

 

Bonnie is survived by her husband; Bob Ingle, whom she was married to for 22 years, One daughter; Laura A Byler I of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one son; Luke Byler Of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and two  Brothers; Joe Anderson and Warren Anderson both of Rogers, Arkansas, one granddaughter; Savannah Byler of Kansas City, Missouri, two wonderful women we call our daughters; Anna Smith of Seligman, Missouri and Jordann Mudd of Rogers, Arkansas.

 

Memorials may be sent to:  Bonnie Ingle Memorial Fund,  8492 Woodcrest Drive, Rogers, Ar 72756 or dropped off at First Security Bank.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be Saturday April 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Rollins Funeral Home, 1401 West Hudson Rd. in Rogers, Arkansas.

 

We welcome any and everyone with a story to please share with us, there is no story to trivial if you just wanna say I knew her or I love her that will help myself and all of those around me to help heal.

Donald Ray Pruitt Jr.

June 1, 1959 until November 27, 2021


Donald Ray Pruitt Jr., age 62, of Pea Ridge died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center located in Bentonville.  He was born June 1, 1959 in Bentonville the son of Katherine Rolland and Donald Ray Pruitt Sr.

 

He enjoyed in his younger years, he loved spending time with his family, working on his trucks, fishing, and hunting.  Most recently he loved talking on the phone to his grandchildren.  He always enjoyed working on motors.  He worked with ARDOT where he worked with plowing snow and mowing for several years, at Tyson he drove a feed truck for many years, and Walmart he worked in their warehouses.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his father, one son, two sisters and his grandparents..    

Donald is survived by:  his wife of 41 years, Teresa Pruitt, of Pea Ridge, whom he married June 1980, one son; Denver Pruitt, of Pea Ridge, one daughter; Martha Parton and her husband Jonathan, of Deepwater, Missouri, his mother; Katherine Pruitt, of Pea Ridge, and five grandchildren; Hayley, Zoe, Alex, and Bethany Parton, and Nichole Engebos, all of Missouri.

 

Service will be graveside at Barron Cemetery on Saturday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m.

 

Condolences to the family:   www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com

Bob Quann

July 4, 1952 until March 30, 2022


Robert “Bob” E. Quann III, age 69, of Bella Vista died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Northwest Medical Center of Bentonville.  He was born July 4, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Norma Jean Gould and Robert Emmett Quann II.

 

He worked with Walmart Inc. for over 30 years.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, and spending quality time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. 

 

He served in the United State Marine Corps.  He loved spending time with his Brothers’ and Sisters’ in the American Legion in Rogers. 

 

Bob is survived by:  one daughter; Jessica Couey and her husband Brian, of Bella Vista, three grandchildren; Dakota Emmett, of Rogers, Sara and Morgan Emmett, of Bella Vista. 

 

A Memorial Ride for Bob will begin at 1pm at the Walmart Supercenter located in Bentonville, Saturday, April 9, 2022.   The ride will end at the Rogers American Legion Post.  Those that would like to ride, please arrive early. 

 

A celebration of Bob’s life will be at 3pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Rogers American Legion Post. 

Michael David Forest Sr. 

March 26, 1959 until March 27, 2022


Michael David Forest Sr., age 63, of Rogers died Sunday, March 27, 2022 at his home.  He was born March 26, 1959 in Falfurrias, Texas the son of Doris Marie Stanford and John Reece Forest Jr. 

 

He enjoyed golfing, music, and woodworking.  His favorite thing to do was spending quality time with his family and friends.  He worked as a carpenter for many years.  He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for 22 years after moving from Texas. 

 

Michael is survived by:  one son; Michael Forest Jr., and his wife Erika, of Bentonville, three daughters; Paige Lee Forest, of Rogers, Jessica Forest, of Bentonville, Desiree Forest, of Texas, and nine grandchildren.


Services will be announced at a later date by the family.

Shirley Ann Plumley

December 22, 1941 until March 23, 2022


Shirley Ann Plumley, 80, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2022. She was born December 22, 1941, in Lordsburg, New Mexico to Edward “Eddie” Erich Edgar and Vera Lorene Lee Edgar.

 

Shirley grew up in Duncan, Arizona where she graduated from high school. She moved to Arkansas in the 1970s and worked numerous jobs, earned diplomas for cosmetology and accounting, and was part of a bowling league; all while raising three children. She retired from the Madison County Sherriff’s office before moving to Bella Vista, Arkansas.

 

Shirley, known simply as “Nannie” or “Mama Plumley”, loved bowling with her family and friends, painting, making flower arrangements, Elvis, western movies and cowboys, taking cruises and eating their all-you-can-eat ice cream, and cooking to feed her family and friends. There was never an empty belly when she was around. But most of all, she loved her family very much.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie & Vera Edgar and one grandson, Shane Tyson Reynolds.

 

She is survived by her children, Vickie Wadel of Bentonville, Arkansas, Teri Livermore of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Russel & Lucretia Plumley of Bentonville, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, James “Jim” and Nancy Edgar of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two nieces, Ericha Shaffer of Cave Springs, Arkansas and Johanna Dittrich of Denver, Colorado; her friend of many years, Fay Robertson of Hindsville, Arkansas; and her caregiver Shannon Hild of Centerton, Arkansas.

 

Pallbearers are Justin Burkes, Matthew Livermore, Taylor Reynolds, Kent Donahey, David Perez, Austin Zortman and Wyatt Elam.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Caleb Burkes, Braden Reynolds, Bruce Bennett, Kim French and Shawn Holloway.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd 2022 at the Rogers Convention Center from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Rocky Fleming officiating, and a visitation to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Interment will be Sunday, April 3rd 2022 at Oakland Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 11:30 a.m.

 

Donations can be made to Circle of Life Hospice in honor of Shirley Plumley. Flower donations can be made through Matkins Flowers. The family has requested if you wish to send flowers, please choose something that can replanted in honor of Shirley’s life.

Joan Overton
March 12, 1930 until March 22, 2022

Joan Overton went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2022 at the Fayetteville Veterans Nursing Home. She was born March 12, 1930 in DeValls Bluff, AR to Wylie & Carrie (Simpson) Williams


She graduated from Helena High School and had lived the last 35 years in Northwest Arkansas.

Joan was retired from 40 years at AT&T in Memphis, Tn.  She dearly loved her family and especially her grandchildren which she adored.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Overton; three sisters; Elsie Gray, Mabel Thomsen, & Charlene Steinbeck; two brothers, Charles William & James Williams

 

She is survived by one daughter Suzy (Chuck) Fehlig Cave Springs; two grandchildren, Mark (Kristin) Tillman Anderson, MO and Katie (Jayson) Gilligan Cave Springs; five great-grandchildren, Grayson, Lola, Scarlett and Emelia Tillman and Grace Gilligan.

 

There will be a private family graveside funeral.

Michael Joseph Pokrivnak, Jr.
December 10, 1942 until March 21, 2022

Michael Joseph Pokrivnak Jr., 79, of Winslow, Arkansas, passed away on March 21, 2022, at the Veterans Administration Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Heroes’ Haven) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born on December 10, 1942, in Portland, Maine, to Michael Joseph Pokrivnak, Sr., and Margaret Alice (Flaherty) Pokrivnak.


Survivors include his two daughters, Julie Pokrivnak and Laurel Neilan, and five grandchildren, all of California; the love of his life Valerie Gladback of Springdale, Arkansas; his sister Susan Pokrivnak of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; niece Wendy Pokrivnak and a great-nephew and niece of Fayetteville, Arkansas.  


Michael loved people. He was known for his rapport, sense of humor, and talent with people – bringing joy and laughter to everyone. He never met a stranger and would make new friends everywhere he went, getting to know people quickly and discovering how they/we are all connected. It was his personal goal to make people smile and laugh. He believed that “laughter is the best medicine”, which he learned from his amazing mother.  People instantly liked and remembered Michael and vice versa. He had many enjoyable life lessons and stories he loved to share with everyone. 


As a child in a military family, Michael was used to moving around a lot. His family lived several years in Heidelberg, Germany where Michael rode horses and was the batboy for the baseball team on the Army base. He finished school in Wethersfield, CT. He lived in many parts of New England, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. He also lived in California before moving to Winslow. He loved cross-country road trips (even hitchhiking!), and took multiple European trips. Michael has visited almost every state. He also loved to visit and hang out on the beach with his daughters and their families in California. 


Michael enjoyed books, crossword puzzles and continually learning. He received his degree in History, as well as a teaching credential, at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. His daughters, Julie and Laurel, are both educators, as are several grandchildren. He was an avid and knowledgeable bird watcher and plant lover – able to tell you all about hundreds of species of both. He spoke Spanish (self-taught) and also learned greetings in multiple languages so he could greet people in their native tongue and make them smile.


Michael loved to take things apart and put them back together, and he was great at it! During his service in the Army, he built and repaired electronics. He was a computer technician for 10 years at Honeywell, Inc., in Massachusetts and in California. He has worked as a maintenance tech, waiter, truck driver, carpenter, and handyman. He was also the first Barista and instrumental in the startup, naming, and success of the Arsaga’s coffee business, ‘marketing’ and promoting it by word of mouth.  


He is also well known for his business “Michael Can Fix It” which he started in the early 1990’s, continuing until the COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary to close in 2020.  His specialty was repairing espresso machines, but he also excelled at general handyman work and other repairs, such as exercise equipment (for the Sheriff’s office and other local gyms and businesses). 


In 1976, Michael moved his family to Winslow, Arkansas, where he began building his incredible “Hippie House,” with lots of help, from lots of friends, over these last 46 years.  He said it was “almost finished!” Always the jokester.  He also said that he moved to Winslow along with the “Hippies” and “Hillbillies”.. aka “Hipbillies”..  and they all got along well!  His Winslow home showcases his handiwork everywhere, along with huge flower gardens, and many beautiful plants (indoors and out). All the people in the area and those who came there, were a huge part of him. 


One of Michael’s biggest joys was his nearly 10 years volunteering at the VA. He loved helping and chatting with patients and staff.  Before the VA, he also volunteered at Life Styles, Inc.  He was politically active and donated to many charitable social organizations. He often joined Valerie in volunteering, supporting her when she led the Cargill Cares Council. His favorite pastime was hanging out at Ozark Natural Foods – ONF, eating a vegan burrito, and talking to anyone and everyone. He was one of the original charter owners of ONF. The people at the VA, ONF, and Northwest Arkansas in general, were not just great friends – they were like family to him and Valerie. 


Everywhere he went–travel, work, volunteering–Michael made many life-long and amazing friends!  Michael was well loved in the Northwest Arkansas area and his contributions, charm, and bubbly personality will be greatly missed.


We love you, Daddy!


A funeral with full military honors will be conducted at the Fayetteville National Cemetery on Tuesday, April 12, at 2:30 pm. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held in June. More details to follow when plans are finalized.


If you wish to contribute in Michael’s memory, we recommend the non-profit Ozark Folkways. Michael and Valerie enjoyed the time spent there with friends and dancing.  They met at a fundraiser dance for a Winslow friend.  https://www.ozarkfolkways.org/donate


PS – Last but not least:  Special BIG THANKS to all our friends (family) and staff at the VA -- specifically the wonderful hard-working and caring Hospice /Palliative Care nurses (Sarah, Kevin, Gail), the VA Advocate (Jesse) and AOD (Morgan) and all the nurse and doctor friends who he volunteered with --too many to mention  – you know who you

Daniel Milburn Hainline

February 18, 1955 until March 12, 2022


Daniel Milburn Hainline, age 67, passed away on Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at his home in Gravette, Arkansas. He was born on Friday, February 18th, 1955 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Lee Hainline and Ella Phillips.

 

Daniel proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, earning a Campaign Service Award, a Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, an Air Force Good Conduct Medal, an Air Force Longevity Service Award, a Combat Crew Medal, and an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. After his military service, he went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; Lee and Ella, and his brother; Timothy Lee Hainline.

 

Daniel is survived by his children; Beau Hainline (Diana) of Gravette, Arkansas, Jennifer Carlton of Maysville, Arkansas and Kelly Hainline of Gentry, Arkansas, one sister; Teresa Ford (Roy) of Pineville, Missouri, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

A visitation will be held in his honor on Thursday, March 24th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Epting Funeral Home of Gravette, followed by interment at the Fayetteville National Cemetery on Friday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m.

Ramona Crabtree

July 17, 1930 until March 16, 2022


Ramona Crabtree, age 91, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born on Thursday, July 17th, 1930 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Jim Short and Leona Short (McMillan).

 

Ramona attended Bentonville High School, where she graduated in 1947. She was a life-long resident, born and raised in Bentonville. She retired from Wal-Mart in 1995. She enjoyed her grandchildren more than anything, being actively involved with her family and her church; Miller Community Church in Bentonville.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband; Kenneth Crabtree, three children; Terry Crabtree, James (Rex) Crabtree, and Deborah Woodside, one sister; Barbara Cowgur, and her parents; Jim and Leona.

 

Ramona is survived by her son; Larry Crabtree (Sally) of Jefferson City, Missouri, her two sisters; Jimmy Bolin (Dexter) of Oologah, Oklahoma, and Bonnie Hammerud (Russ) of Parker, Colorado, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 

A visitation will be held at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville on Thursday, March 17th from 6pm to 8pm. The Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 18th at Miller Community Church of Bentonville at 2:30pm, followed by interment at the Miller Community Cemetery, pastor Danny Cheney presiding.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her honor to Miller Community Cemetery, in care of Linda Stacy at 737 Elm Springs Rd. Springdale, Arkansas 72762.

Carlion L. Brown

September 3, 1950 until March 9, 2022


Carlion L. Brown, 71, of Rogers passed away March 9 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born September 3, 1950 in Rogers to Tommy and Gladys (Rigsbee) Stanphill.

 

Carlion was a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, and enjoyed doing arts and crafts and wordsearch puzzles.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Ranea Towler; and one brother, T.J. Stanphill.

 

Survivors include her son, Larry Brown of Rogers; one brother, Roy Stanphill (Sheryl) of Rogers; and three grandchildren.

Wilma Witters
December 4, 1931 until March 7, 2022

Wilma Witters, of Bentonville, died March 7, 2022 at her residence. She was born in rural Scottsbluff County, Nebraska on December 4, 1931 to Irene (Tinker) and Elmer Owen.


Wilma married her high school sweetheart Franklin Witters on June 8, 1952. They are members of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband Franklin; sons, Jerry and Richard (Laura); sister-in-law Dee Owen; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Circle of Life Hospice or charity of choice.

Brenda Hartley

November 22, 1948 until March 3, 2022


Brenda Hartley, 73, of Noel, MO passed away on Thursday, March 3. 

 

Brenda was born on November 22, 1948 in Bentonville, AR. She is survived by her husband, Charles Hartley also of Noel, her son Kevin Payton of Coldwater, OH and several extended family members. 

 

The family wishes to extend their thanks to all the friends and caregivers who supported and assisted her during her illness. Consistent with her wishes, no public services will be held. 

 

Donations to the children's charity of your choice are encouraged. She had a special place in her heart for the work of the Shriners Childrens Hospital. 

 

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Maxine Mabry Herrington

September 14, 1955 until March 2, 2022


Maxine Mabry Herrington, 66, of Rogers went home to be with Jesus March 2, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born September 14, 1955 in Wellington, Kansas to Charlie Washington Mabry and Fanny Sybol Ledford Mabry.

 

Maxine lived most of her life in Northwest Arkansas and worked for nearly 30 years with the Rogers Public Schools as a cook and aftercare worker. She enjoyed gardening, canning in the summer, bargain shopping, and loved babies. She is remembered as a caring person who would help anybody without asking anything in return, and never wanted to be the center of attention. She was sassy, classy, tough, and friendly unless you messed with her family. Above all, she loved her family and she loved Jesus.

 

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Brenda, Mary, and Sylvia; and one nephew, Cody William Mabry.

 

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Nicky Herrington; two daughters: Alisha June Hoback and her husband Mike of Rogers, and Melissa Lynn Herrington and her fiancé Anthony Frasier, both of Bella Vista; two grandchildren: Brooklyn and Ashton Hoback; three brothers: Robert Mabry and his wife Debbie of Eureka Springs, Charles Mabry and his wife Carolyn of Avoca, and Harvey Mabry of Cassville, MO; one sister: Wanda Black of Springdale; and multiple nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation for Maxine will be Monday, March 7 from 4-7pm, and funeral services will be Tuesday, March 8 at 1pm, both at Ignite Church in Rogers. She will be interred at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers