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Gabrielle Lynn Hill

September 15, 1999 until October 18, 2021


Gabrielle Lynn Hill, 22, of Dover, died Monday, October 18, 2021, in Fountain Hill.  The daughter of Kelley Jr. and Crystal Baker Hill, her beautiful life began on September 15, 1999 in Fayetteville.  She was a student at Arkansas Tech University where she was studying law. Gabby was a competitive gymnast, where she won several state championships with Williams Gymnastic Center.  Gabby’s most precious name was “mom” given to her at the birth of her son, Ryder. Gabby was a loving daughter and a friend to many.   Her smile captivated a room when she walked in. Gabby was a member of First Baptist Church in Rogers. 


She was preceded in death by her mother, Crystal Hill and paternal grandparents, Kelley O. Sr. and Lynn Hill.

Left to cherish Gabby’s memory are her son, Ryder Standridge of Dover; parents, Kelley Jr. & Melanie Hill, of Dover; a sister, Whitney Hill of Springdale; step-brother, Braden Conley of Lamar; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Moran of Springdale; maternal grandfather, Everette Baker of Springdale; step-grandparents, Mike and Connie Mee of Lamar; uncles: Nick and Barbara Hobbs of Rogers, and Clint Baker of Springdale; special cousins, Corbin Hobbs and wife Allie; Kearsten Hobbs; Ashley and Ben Baker both of Springdale; and a niece, Leah Allen of Springdale; as well as many close friends.


Visitation will be Friday, October 22, from 5-7PM, at Humphrey Chapel.


A second visitation on Saturday will be held at 2:30 until funeral service time at 3:30PM, October 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Rogers, 626 Olive Street, Rogers, Arkansas. Dr. Wes George will officiate.  Burial will be at Wilson Cemetery in Springdale by Epting Funeral Home. 

Anna Francis Dunson

September 20, 1925 until October 22, 2021


Anna Francis Dunson, age 96, passed away on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born on Sunday, September 20th, 1925 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to John Wesley Shook and Arminda Francis Caroline Baker Shook.


Anna lived in Northwest Arkansas her entire life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogers, she was a charter member of Saints Alive Choir and the Exaltation Choir, and was a member of the Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed singing, cooking, and sewing. She was a hard worker, working at cafes, Allen’s Canning Company, the first Wal-Mart in Rogers, she and her late husband Bill ran Daylight Donut Shop in Rogers, she worked at Tom’s Peanuts, was a teacher at the first Head Start in Rogers, she babysat many children and was a caregiver and house cleaner for many.  She was very patriotic and loved her country.


She was preceded in death by her husband; William “Bill” Dunson, her parents; John and Arminda, four children; Marjorie Luper, Johnny Dunson, Debbie Cockrell, and Kelly Dunson, two grandchildren; Wesley Luper and Private Steven Berry, and five siblings; John Raymond Shook, Ralph Shook, Joe Shook, Ruth Cook, and Gordon Shook.


Anna is survived by three daughters; Dianna Ruth Anderson and husband Clayton from Van Buren, Arkansas, Linda Colson and husband Vernon from Manford, Oklahoma, and Janie Berry and husband Bill from Rogers, Arkansas, one brother; Mack Shook and his wife Leona from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.


A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Rogers, Olive Street campus at 1:00 p.m., and funeral service at 2:00 p.m., pastor Wes George officiating, followed by interment at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers, Arkansas.

Brenda Faye Martin

July 5, 1944 until October 20, 2021


Brenda Faye Martin, age 77, of Rogers died Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville.  She was born July 5, 1944 in Troy, Alabama the daughter of Edith Florence Sizemore and Walter Alonzo Jinright.

 

She enjoyed gardening, working, and spending quality time with her family.  She moved to the Northwest Arkansas area 30 years ago from Mobile, Alabama.

 

She was preceded in death by:  her parents, her husband; Jerry W. Martin, her two brothers; W. A. Jinright Jr. and James L. Jinright.  


Brenda is survived by:  her son; Neil Martin and his wife Carol, of Berryville, two daughters; Tonya Martin of Rogers, Tippi Hoelscher and her husband Landon, of Bolivar, Missouri, one sister; Ann Palmer and her husband Pat, of Cantonment, Florida, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.   

 

No services are planned at this time.

Rodney Russell Simpson

November 22, 1965 until September 9, 2021


Rodney Russell Simpson, age 55, passed away Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was born November 22nd, 1965 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Rodney Roy Simpson and Betty Jean Simpson (Nowlin).

 

Rodney was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Arkansas. He enjoyed learning about different cultures, watching documentaries about archeology, working on cars and computers, reading and studying the Bible, listening to music, and spending time with his family and friends. His heart's delight was being able to help others when given the opportunity.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Rodney and Betty Jean Simpson, and a daughter; Kelci Simpson.

 

Rodney is survived by his son; Kessler Simpson of Bentonville, Arkansas, a granddaughter; Melody Simpson, and his sister; Jeanelle Simpson of Nickerson, Kansas.


A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Arkansas on Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 10:00am.

Rita Annette Kellar

January 23, 1950 until October 18, 2021


Rita Annette Kellar, age 71, passed away on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born on January 23rd, 1950 in Jackson, Mississippi to Johnnie and Yvonne Dykes (Carbonneau).

 

Rita was hospitable, generous, and a faithful believer! She loved to cook, write, travel, and sew. She loved being a grandma to all of her grandchildren, including the many that were not blood related.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; Forest and Yvonne Marie Smith, two sisters; Dorothy and Marie, and one brother; Johnnie.

 

Rita is survived by her husband; Joe Kellar, three sons; Chris Sanders, Jobe McLarty, and Paul Kellar and his wife Angel, one daughter; Rain Venable and her husband Al, two granddaughters; Tabitha Kellar and Alillianna McLarty, and five grandsons; Jonathan Kellar, Bravery McLarty, Luke McLarty, Cash McLarty, and Joshua Garrett.

 

A graveside service is planned for Thursday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Bud Patrick Cemetery in Combs, Arkansas.

James Austin Allen

May 7, 1940 until October 16, 2021


James Austin Allen, 81, of Bella Vista died October 16 in his home. He was born May 7, 1940 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to Robert and Bernice (Austin) Allen.


James was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.


Survivors include his wife, Donna Allen of Bella Vista; three daughters: Becky Christiansen of Lowell, Christine Allen of Rogers, and Shelly Harvey of Bella Vista; two brothers: Monte Allen of Arizona and Bruce Allen of Missouri; six grandchildren: Steve Farrell, Micah Myers, Shari Ritzman, Tony Christiansen, Justin Thompson, and Travis Thompson; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Charles Lee Rundel

July 13, 1948 until September 20, 2021


Charles Lee Rundel, 73, of Mulberry passed away September 20 at a skilled care center in Bentonville. He was born July 13, 1948 in Pine Bluff to Gene and Frances (Melton) Rundel.

 

Charles lived most of his life in the Northwest Arkansas area and worked over 30 years as a roofer. He enjoyed fishing, following Razorback football, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Chuck Rundel; one brother, Jimmy Rundel; and three sisters: Betty Gonzales, Dorothy Marlette, and Helen Gregory.

 

Survivors include five sons: Tim (Brandy) of California, Mark (fiancée Andrea Rose) of Bella Vista, Paul of Mountain View, Cory of Mulberry, and Shawn (Aimee) of Centerton; one daughter, Courtney James (Nathan) of Bella Vista; two stepsons, Christopher Prince and Cameron Cady; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11am at Cain Church, 3709 Winn Mountain Rd. Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Larry Dale Raynor
July 18, 1946 until October 10, 2021

Larry Dale Raynor, 75, of Decatur died October 10, 2021 at a skilled nursing center. He was born July 18, 1946 in Colcord, Oklahoma to Frances and Melvin Raynor.

He served in the US Army and was a truck driver for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings; Mary Lou Weaver, Charles Raynor, Monty Wilmoth and Connie Wilmoth Bland.

Larry is survived by two sisters; JoAnne Capps, Loretta Philpott, many nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.

Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd, at Falling Springs Church in Decatur, burial to follow at Falling Springs Cemetery.

Tammy Sue Smith

December 29, 1963 until October 11, 2021


Tammy Sue Smith, age 57, passed away on October 11th, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born on December 29th, 1963 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Charles Eugene Mckirch and Shirley Ann Mckirch (Breeden).

 

Tammy was a member of the Wesleyan Nazarene Church in Bentonville, and was a strong woman of faith. She enjoyed hiking and walking trails, especially Crystal Bridges and Compton Gardens, gardening, crafting, shopping, watching hummingbirds, watching old television shows, the color pink, and caring for her dogs.

 

She is preceded in death by her two husbands; David Rhoads, and Ray Smith, her mother; Shirley Ann, and one brother; Charles Eugene Mckirch Jr.

 

Tammy is survived by her father; Charles Eugene Mckirch Sr., her sisters; Sandra Mckirch of Gravette, Arkansas, Sarah Marler of Washburn, Missouri, and Becky Mckirch of Washburn, Missouri, one brother; Timmy Eugene Mckirch of Powell, Missouri, her boyfriend; Larry Dick, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the Wesleyan Nazarene Church in Bentonville; 505 NW 5th St. at 5pm, reverend Melvin Waters officiating. Flowers may be sent to the church in her honor.

Sandra Jean Sabin

October 19, 1942 until October 7, 2021


Sandra Jean Sabin, age 78, passed away on Thursday, October 7th. She was born October 19th, 1942 in Kankakee, Illinois to Eugene and Wanda Presley (Troutman).

 

Sandra lived most of her life in Illinois, graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree, and teaching children with special needs for 20 years before retiring in Northwest Arkansas in 2007. She and her husband David joined First Baptist Church in Centerton, where she sang in the senior choir, and was an avid supporter of Gideons International. She enjoyed crafting, making greeting cards, and encouraging others.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband; H. David Sabin, her parents; Eugene and Wanda Presley, and one brother; Ronald Presley.

 

Sandra is survived by two sons; Brian Sabin and wife Laquita of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Jeff Sabin and wife Tricia of Lincoln, Nebraska, one brother; Terry Presley of Hartselle, Alabama, one sister; Jackie Riggs and husband Dennis of Sweetser, Indiana, and four grandchildren; Gabriella, Ladeanna, Amanda, and Nathan.

 

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Centerton on Monday, October 11th at 10 a.m., then a Funeral Service at 1 p.m. followed by interment at the Bentonville City Cemetery.

 

Donations may be sent to Gideons International in her honor.

Debra "Babba" Morrow Stevens

May 26, 1955 until September 29, 2021


It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Debra “Babba” Morrow Stevens of Rogers, Arkansas on September 29th, 2021, at the age of 66 years young. Debbie was born May 26, 1955 in Paragould, Arkansas the daughter of Mary Maddox Carr and Thomas Morrow.

Debbie will be lovingly remembered by her children: Steve Stevens and Amy Dapp, grandchildren: Christian, Chloe, Michael, Hailey and Ryan and great grandchildren: Colt and Jane. As well as the countless people who call her mom and babba.

Anyone who knew Debbie was touched by her kindness, humor, and love. She was truly a inspiration and was always a source of positivity. She never meet a stranger and loved you with all her heart. Debbie will be remembered by her family and friends for her faith, strength and love of life.


Memorial service will be:  Friday October 8th @ 3pm, at New Life Fellowship, located at 815 Weston St in Pea Ridge, Arkansas 72756 

Boyce Williams

May 13, 1934 until September 18, 2021


Boyce was born May 13th, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away peacefully in Rogers, Arkansas on September 18, 2021 at the age of 87.

 

He was raised in Downers Grove, Illinois where he attended Downers Grove Community High School and met his future wife, Phyllis (Rakovich) during their sophomore year.


They both graduated in 1952 and Boyce proceeded to the University of Illinois for one year as a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity until he was drafted and entered the Army.

 

He served as a topographic surveyor with the Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska. Once discharged he returned to the University of Illinois for an additional year of education.

 

He married his high school sweetheart Phyllis in 1956 and the newlyweds moved to San Francisco.  Boyce attended San Francisco State University and earned his B.A. in 1958 and they began their family with their first of four children.

 

Upon graduation, Boyce began his business career with Montgomery Ward in Oakland. Over the next 12 years career transfers took the family to Oregon and Washington state before returning to California, where they lived in several cities before eventually settling in Valencia in 1969.

 

While living in Valencia, Boyce worked as a buyer for Gambles department stores in Burbank for 12 years. In his off-time he nurtured his children’s interests and began the annual family camping trips. He enjoyed motorcycling and eventually competed in the Old Timers Motocross Grand Prix in Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

 

In 1977 he and Phyllis decided to quit their jobs and establish their own business. They opened Crossroads Suzuki in Saugus, California. Three years later they opened an offshoot business, Accessories Unlimited, which eventually expanded to Lyons Avenue in Newhall. The business then expanded to a second location in Fresno along with nationwide mail orders.

They successfully operated their business until retirement in 1994. In 1999, he and Phyllis relocated to Holiday Island, Arkansas where they built their dream home on a hilltop with a view of the Ozarks.

 

In Holiday Island Boyce served on the local Board of Commissioners, was a member of the Elks Lodge where he held many positions over 14 years, was active in the Rotary Club, White River Sportsman’s Association, Holiday Island Men’s Golf Association, and the Eureka Springs Antique Car Club.

 

He and Phyllis loved to travel and visited the countries of Japan, England, Egypt, and Africa and most of the United States. They were avid scuba divers and visited most of the Caribbean islands.

 

Besides spending time on the golf course, his hobbies in retirement included collecting antique cars including a 1932 Ford, a 1957 Ford, and a 1957 Chevy Wagon.

 

Boyce was a man with a determination for accomplishment, a deep mechanical aptitude, a strong work ethic, and an enduring love for his family. He truly enjoyed a life well lived.

 

Boyce is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Rogers AR, children Brad, of Irvine CA, Lynne, of Newhall CA, Bryan, of Huntington Beach CA, and Lisa, of Colorado Springs CO, as well as two grandchildren, Aron and Breanna.

 

Boyce’s ashes will be interred at Holiday Island Community Church. A Celebration of Life will be planned for Spring of 2022 at HICC. Condolences to Phyllis may be sent c/o Primrose Retirement, 650 S. Dodson Rd, Rogers, AR, 72758.

Brian Jon Clapper

April 26th, 1980 until October 2nd, 2021


Brian Jon Clapper, age 41, passed away on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. He was born April 26th, 1980 in Gravette, Arkansas to Donna Sands.

 

He grew up and spent most of his life in Northwest Arkansas, except for the time he spent in the Army, serving his country. He received several commendations for his service, including: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and Parachute Rigger Badge.

 

He loved his daughters and spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed cruising on his motorcycle, working on bikes, cars, and trucks, listening to music, carpentry, gardening, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Brian was a friend of Boozefighters.

 

He is preceded in death by one brother; Patrick Jon Sands.

 

Brian is survived by his mom; Donna Sands, his daughters; Lily Rose and McKenna Jolie Frenchman, four sisters; Micki Kay Greer of Bentonville, Jamie Jo Martin of Centerton, Elizabeth Caldwell of Baxter Springs, KS, and Tracey Lee Oxford of Joplin, MO, his significant other; Stephanie Beeks and her two daughters; Evelyn and Lily Brace, as well as many close friends; Jeff and Amy, Mike, Garrett, Darren, Alex, Jonathan and his Doggett family.

 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 6th at Epting Funeral Home of Gravette, Arkansas from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Marlene Broome

May 31, 1938 until October 1, 2021


On October 1, 2021, (Vera) Marlene Broome passed away peacefully in Rogers, Arkansas. She was 83 years old and was well-loved by all her families. Despite her large family she always made time for everyone. In fact, she served many years as a secretary at church or in the workplace most of her life.Many knew her as a positive example of a graceful servant and every bit a lady.

 

Marlene was born in Mt. Vernon, Texas and was the youngest of 7 children. From humble beginnings to traveling the world in part as missionaries in East Asia, she made countless friends wherever she went. There’s too many to mention here. Just know all of you were held close to her heart.

 

Marlene was preceded by her father and mother Estle and Lura Grau, 6 siblings (Weldon, Gerald, Dorothy, Derwin, Bill and Margie), loving husband Ben Broome Sr,Cheryl Terry, Barry Helms, Matthew Helms and Brandon San Migel.

 

She is survived bymany of her Crow and Broome family. From the Crow family:Jerald Crow Jr and familyJeremy& James; James& Sharon Crow and family Emily & Damon Halberth,Josh & Angela Roberts, Tasha Palmer, Stephanie Coral and great grandchildren Dyzre, Zachary, CJ, Caden, Ethan, Wyatt, Zoe, Delilah and Deacon;Jeff& Gigi Crowand family Kaylee & Alex Sutton, Joshua Crow, Christopher Crow and Abigail “Alex” Crow and great grandchildren Cohen, Willow and Lennox;Jana Crow. From the Broome family:Cindy Helms and family Tiffany & Danny Cottrell, Travis Helms and great grandchildren Wyatt and Sutton; Ben Broome II & Sally and family Kristen& Cody Caldwell, Kimberly & PaytonScarth and great grandchildren Elliott and Grayson; Ron Terry and family Melissa Offenbacker, Joey Terry, Andrew Terry and great grandchildren Rebecca, Lauren, Griffin and Alexis.

 

Many of you have been blessed by her godly counsel and/or squinty-eyed yet loving correction. Whether she was your “Mother”, “Nanny”, “Nanny-Doodles”, “Queen Marlene”, “Maw” or just Marlene (never Vera!), she made you feel special as if you were the only one in the world who received her attention.

 

Thanks to Epting Funeral Home, the Viewing is October 4, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church,2409 W. New Hope Rd, Rogers, AR 72758. The Funeral is October 5, 2021, at 10:00 am at Grace Baptist Church. The Burial is October 14, 2021, at 9:00 am at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

 

Flowers can be sent to Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers and in honor of her missionary background, donations can be made to the Missions Fund on the Grace Baptist Church website https://www.gbcrogers.com/give.

Sandra Sue Woodmancy

June 7, 1938 until October 2, 2021


Sandra Sue Woodmancy, 83, of Rogers, Arkansas died Saturday, October 2, 2021 at her residence.  She was born June 7, 1938 in Clifty, Arkansas.

 

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill Woodmancy; two daughters Shauna (Jimmy) Thompson of Centerton, Lenée (Bobby) Rountree of Rogers; four grandchildren Matthew (Sara) Thompson, Jordan Thompson all of Centerton, Seth (Mckenzie) Rountree of Winter Park, Colorado, Sarah (Connor) Reece of Fayetteville; three great grandsons Brooks and Ryker Thompson, Keyton Thompson all of Centerton; her cousin Edward Dodson and his daughters all of Springdale.

 

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Woodmancy.

 

Sandra cherished her relationship with her Lord and Savior. She loved to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren compete in their different activities. She loved to travel and attend Christian conferences with her many girlfriends. She lived in Northwest AR area since 1970 after moving from California. She was known by so many as “Ma Sandra."

 

A celebration of Sandra's life will be at The Ridge Church, located at 836 North Curtis Ave., in Pea Ridge, at 2pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021.   

Memorials may be sent to:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Dale Leon McCall

March 9, 1966 until October 1, 2021


Dale Leon McCall, age 55, of Gentry died Friday, October 1, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers.  He was born March 9, 1966 in Little Rock, Arkansas the son of Wilma Edith Harvey and Harold Edwin McCall. 

 

He was a truck driver for over 20 years.  He loved hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.  He had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 26 years, after moving from Little Rock.  He was preceded in death by:  his father, and two brothers. 

 

Dale is survived by:  his wife Patricia McCall whom he married September 9, 1995, his mother; Wilma McCall, of Little Rock, two brothers; Edward McCall and his wife Beverly, of Hensley, Dale Corhn and his wife Cindy, of Neoho, Missouri, three sisters; Carolann Puckett and her husband James, of Texas, Coral Miller, of Florida, Donadele Grizzle, of Kansas City, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

A celebration of Dale’s life will be Saturday, October 9, 2021 at noon at his residence, located at 9037 Pine Grove Road, located in Gentry. 

 

Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Gravette.  Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com

Jeanne "Chico" Munson

September 17, 1949 until September 30, 2021


Vergene, “Jeanne", “Chico” Ramona Munson, age 72, of Bentonville died September 30, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 17, 1949 in Estherville, Iowa the daughter of Vergie Talledge Hempstead and Victor Hempstead.

 

Vergene’s life has impacted so many people.  For those of us who were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts created wonderful memories.

 

She enjoyed spending quality time with her family especially time with her grandchildren.  She loved to offering her support and wisdom in making people better.  Her friends were family. She was self employed for many years, with a restaurant and embroidery business. Our most favorite volunteer job was her years of being the Easter Bunny for our community.   Most everyone has a picture with her in their keepsakes.

 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, Dale Munson, and her siblings, four brothers, Victor Jr. Hempstead, Virgil Hempstead, Vern Hempstead, Veder Hempstead, one sister, Verlene Stewart.

 

Vergene is survived by:  two sons; Joseph Munson, of Oklahoma, Brandon Munson and wife Brandi, of Cave Springs, two daughters; Kalene Griffith and her husband John, of Bentonville, Kristene Munson, of Bentonville, one brother; Velmer Hempstead, wife Norma of Washington, seven grandchildren; Bo Weber, Keegan Griffith, Keelah Griffith, Tobin Munson, Eli Munson, Remi Munson, and Jax Munson.   Bonus daughters, Cherie Amaro and Lynn Dvork Christensen, Bonus grandkids, Lori Amaro, Krista Amaro, Davin Amaro, Lynsi Dvorak, Travis Dvo292-50-rak, and Kayla Hixon

 

A celebration of Vergene’s life will be Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Bentonville Community Church, 220 NW A Street.

 

Memorials may be sent to:  Circle of Life Hospice in memory of Vergene Munson, 902 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.

Judith Lynn Dehrmann

November 10, 1940 until October 1, 2021


Judith Lynn Dehrmann “Judy” age 80, passed away peacefully October 1, 2021 due to complications from kidney disease. She was born November 10, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Stephine Staufert. She married her longtime friend and dance partner Erich Dehrmann in April of 1966 who preceded her in death in 2017. 

 

Judy worked as an Executive Assistant for D.B. Johnsen and Co. in Richfield, Ohio for over 30 years. Judy’s most important job was that of Mom and Grandma and we all mourn the loss of our biggest fan and most ardent supporter. 

 

Judy was a renaissance women who dabbled in macrame and was thrift shopping before it was cool. She also enjoyed eating at diners, drive-ins and dives across Northeast Ohio long before social media (and Guy Fieri) ruined the thrill of finding a hidden gem. Many of those spots were unearthed with the help of her Mom whom she spent every Saturday for over 25 years  “thrifting” in the morning and eating at a hidden gem in the afternoon 

 

Judy is survived by her three beloved children: her daughter Nicole, her sons Paul and Gerard and their wives Kim and Julie. Her Grandchildren that she adored: Owen, Samantha and Avery along with her many nieces and nephews. 

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron, Ohio. https://www.havenofrest.org/

Marie Helen Burzik

March 3, 1927 until September 30, 2021


Marie Helen Burzik, 94 of Bella Vista, passed away September 30, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. She was born March 3, 1927 in Buffalo, New York to Louis and Loretta (Ehrgott) Fischer.


Marie lived in Northwest Arkansas for almost 2 years after moving from Buffalo, NY.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Loretta (Ehrgott) Fischer, sister, Jane Griswold, and husband of 68 years, Arthur Burzik,


Survivors include her daughter, Karen Myers (Bruce) of Bella Vista, her son, Mark Burzik (Joanne) of North Tonawanda, NY, four grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.


Private memorial services in Bella Vista and Buffalo, NY.

Grant Marshall Chastain
September 1, 1980 until September 28, 2021

Grant Marshall Chastain passed away on September 28th, 2021 at the young age of 41 years.


Grant was born in Rogers, Arkansas on September 1, 1980 to parents Jo Ellen Harris and Steve Chastain.

He is survived by his parents; brother, Hunter and his wife Ashley; niece Harper and nephew Lake Marshall; Aunt Martha Harris Meenen and Husband Dennis Meenen.  Cousins: Mary Lynn Reese, Diane Reese, David Reese, Sandra Harris, Laurie Harris, Paul Harris, Susan Stoltz.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Erin and Sidney Chastain, Mary Jean and Ray Marshall Harris, Uncle Jimmy Sid Chastain and Aunt Anne Harris.

 

Grant is a 6th generation of Chastain’s and 5th generation of the Harris Family here in Rogers, Arkansas. Grant grew up helping raise and growing the beefmaster herd on Chastain Farms. He is a graduate of Rogers High School (1999). Grant was an exceptional athlete receiving both basketball & football scholarships from Fort Lewis College. After realizing his love of hunting would be impacted with the basketball schedule, Grant prioritized and excelled at Fort Lewis in Football.

Grant began his professional career following the path of his father (with love for sporting goods and the outdoors); He started his career at Cabela’s. Grant finished his career running the family business, Steve Chastain Company and Chastain Farms with his brother Hunter Chastain.

Grant loved the outdoors and sports, but most of all hunting.  We have years of memories including hunting and fishing trips all around the country with his father and brother. He also enjoyed working cattle and hunting on his college friends Vicente Ranch, alongside Joe Vicente and Tim Melton. With his most frequent memories being with friends and having “deer camp” and “turkey camp” on the Dible Farm.

Grant still had the best of the best group of friends from childhood here in Rogers.  Angela Luzzo, longtime friend, and Gunner, his silver lab, were his best companions in recent times. He loved his niece Harper and nephew Lake as his own.  He was a passionate member of Benton County Quail Unlimited.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Benton County Quail Unlimited, DDX3X.org, or ARVeternsVillage.org

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 3rd from 4 to 7 pm at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers.

A celebration of Grant’s life will begin at 11 am on Monday, October 4th at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers with interment to follow at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers.


The celebration of Grant's life can also be viewed online at: http://www.cumcrogers.com/livestream

Loyd Franklin Smith

August 1, 1953 until September 27, 2021


Loyd Franklin Smith, age 68, of Springdale passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, AR.  He was born August 1, 1953 in Oklahoma City, OK. to Loyd and Obeta Smith.

 

Loyd loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. He loved the Lord and had a servants heart for the church and community. Loyd never met a stranger. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed by all. He may no longer be with us but he will never be forgotten. As Loyd always said, "Jesus loves you and so do I"

 

He was preceded in death by:  Paula Kay Smith- wife, Loyd and Obeta Smith- parents

 

Loyd is survived by his son Nathan Smith & wife Alicia, children Cody and Autumn. Daughters Kimberly Daniels & husband Mark, children Dawson, Kali, & Keely. Kristen West & husband Allen West, children Analee, Evan, Landon, and David.

 

Visitation will be Friday 10/1 from 9 to 10 AM at Engaged Ministries Church located at 212 S. Lincoln Lowell, AR  72745. A celebration of Loyd’s life will start at 10am. Officiated by Pastor Jeff Kinard.

 

Graveside service will also be on Friday at 3:30 PM in Pyatt, AR. at Patton Cemetery.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ricky McLendon, Brent Dees, Ryan Penner, Allen West,

Mark Daniels, and Dawson Daniels

 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made in Loyd's honor to:  Engaged Ministries Church, PO Box 1158, Bentonville, AR 72712, or online at EMChurch.us

Larry Gene Rohrer

April 13, 1940 until August 27, 2021


Larry Gene Rohrer, 81, of Centerton Arkansas. Passed away at home with his family, on August 27th. He was born April 13, 1940 in Hutchinson, KS to Harry and Anne (Regehr) Rohrer. He was the first of four children.


Larry had lived in Northwest Arkansas for the last 17 years, having moved from California. Larry was an Air Force Veteran who later served for 35 years for the LACounty Fire Department, retiring as Batilian Chief of Santa Clarita Valley. Larry loved living in Bella Vista AR, where he would golf, fish, and enjoy his retirement with his wife Valerie.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his younger siblings Judi (Rohrer) Martens, Danny Rohrer, Ron Rohrer, and by his son David Rohrer.


Survivors include his wife, Valerie of Centerton; his daughter Cindy Farley and Linda Rohrer of CA; his stepchildren Danielle Perez, Jeff and Jennine Walker, along with his many grandchildren: Chris and David Rohrer, Megan, Kristi, Jack, and Kate Farley, Brittany (Walker) Williams, and Jake, Amanda, and Ryan Perez.


Arrangements: Larry was cremated. His family and friends will celebrate his life in the way Larry touched their lives.

Bill Foster

December 3, 1946 until September 20, 2021


William Bond “Bill” Foster, age 74, of Pea Ridge died Monday, September 20, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Springdale.  He was born December 3, 1946 in Durham, North Carolina, the son of Esther May Bond and Arthur Archibald Foster.

 

Bill was a Vietnam veteran and a retired computer programmer.   He spent most of his adult life in Virginia. His singular focus in life was to serve his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He spent his strength reaching out to the poor and struggling; witnessing; discipling others for Christ, and playing his guitar and singing gospel music wherever he could find opportunity.

 

He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Pea Ridge for two years after he moved to Northwest Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by:  his parents; his wife, Evie Foster; and his identical twin brother, Alfred Foster.

 

Bill is survived by:  one son, Chris Davis, and his wife Nicole of Burke, Virginia; two daughters, Elisa Foster Wright of Massillon, Ohio, and Melody Foster of Virginia; one brother, Arthur Macdonald “Mac” Foster, and his wife Margaret of Winston Salem, North Carolina; one sister, Eleanor Jones, and her husband Cris of Pea Ridge; and three grandchildren, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Benjamin Davis.

 

A celebration of Bill’s life will be Monday at 4pm at New Life Fellowship located in Pea Ridge with Pastor Gary Ryals officiating. Interment will be October 18, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. at Western Reserve National Cemetery located in Massillon, Ohio. 

 

Memorials may be sent to:  Gideons International, P.O. Box 1034, Rogers, Arkansas  72757.

Boyce David Williams

May 13, 1934 until September 18, 2021


Boyce David Williams, was born May 13th, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away peacefully in Rogers, Arkansas on September 18, 2021 at the age of 87.

 

He was raised in Downers Grove, Illinois where he attended Downers Grove Community High School and met his future wife, Phyllis (Rakovich) during their sophomore year.

 

They both graduated in 1952 and Boyce proceeded to the University of Illinois for one year as a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity until he was drafted and entered the Army.

 

He served as a topographic surveyor with the Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska. Once discharged he returned to the University of Illinois for an additional year of education.


He married his high school sweetheart Phyllis in 1956 and the newlyweds moved to San Francisco.  Boyce attended San Francisco State University and earned his B.A. in 1958 and they began their family with their first of four children.

Upon graduation, Boyce began his business career with Montgomery Ward in Oakland. 

 

Over the next 12 years career transfers took the family to Oregon and Washington state before returning to California, where they lived in several cities before eventually settling in Valencia in 1969.

 

While in Valencia, Boyce worked a a buyer for Gambles department stores in Burbank for 12 years. In his off-time he nurtured his children’s interests and began the annual family camping trips. He enjoyed motorcycling and eventually competed in the Old Timers Grand Prix in Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

 

In 1977 he and Phyllis decided to quit their jobs and establish their own business. They opened Crossroads Suzuki in Saugus, California. Three years later they opened an offshoot business, Accessories Unlimited, which eventually expanded to Lyons Avenue in Newhall. The business then expanded to a second location in Fresno along with nationwide mail orders.

They successfully operated their business until retirement in 1994. In 1999, he and Phyllis relocated to Holiday Island, Arkansas where they built their dream home on a hilltop with a view of the Ozarks.

 

In Holiday Island Boyce served on the local Board of Commissioners (HISID 3 years), was a member of the Elks Lodge where he held many positions over 14 years, was active in the Rotary Club, White River Sportsman’s Association, Holiday Island Men’s Golf Association, and the Eureka Springs Antique Car Club.

 

He and Phyllis loved to travel and visited the countries of Japan, England, Egypt, and Africa and most of the United States. They were avid scuba divers and visited most of the Caribbean islands.

 

Besides spending time on the golf course, his hobbies in retirement included collecting antique cars including a 1932 Ford, a 1957 Ford, and a 1957 Chevy Wagon.

 

Boyce was a man with a determination for accomplishment, a deep mechanical aptitude, a strong work ethic, and an enduring love for his family. He truly enjoyed a life well lived.

 

Boyce is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Rogers AR, children Brad, of Irvine CA, Lynne, of Newhall CA, Bryan, of Huntington Beach CA, and Lisa, of Colorado Springs CO, as well as two grandchildren, Aron and Breanna.

 

Boyce’s ashes will be interred at Holiday Island Community Church.

Larry Gale Green

June 13, 1958 until September 17, 2021


Larry Gale Green, 63, of Gravette passed away September 17 in his home. He was born June 13, 1958 in Granite City, IL to Louis and Florinda (Baca) Green.


Larry was a resident of Northwest Arkansas since 1973, and worked for a long time as a Benton County Sherrif’s Deputy. His passions were fast cars and drag racing.


Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Lindalla Green, and one niece, Terri Stroud.

Survivors include his two sons, Justin Green of Gravette and Wade Green of Bentonville; brother, Mark Green of Gravette; sister, Wanda Hart (Alan) of Gravette; and two grandchildren, Eylie and Cameron Green.


A memorial service will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 2:00pm at Epting Funeral Home of Gravette.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter or to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest.

Arthur Milton Schlosser

November 14, 1928 until September 3, 2021


Arthur Milton Schlosser, 92, of Bentonville passed away September 3, 2021 at a local assisted living facility. He was born November 14, 1928 in Lackawanna, NY to Arthur B. and Catherine (Hill) Schlosser.

 

Arthur had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 27 years after moving from Olathe, KS, and owned his own Insurance Agency for 24 years. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, socializing with friends, and motorhoming.

 

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Schlosser; one son, Daniel Schlosser; and one daughter, Jodi Schlosser.

 

Survivors include two sons: David Schlosser of Springdale and Donald Schlosser (Michelle) of Washington; one brother, Roger Schlosser of Arizona; one sister, Suzie Wendt (Steve) of Ohio; sister-in-law, Virginia Schlosser; ex-wife, Sondra Schlosser of Springdale; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

Memorials in Arthur’s honor may be sent to The Meadows Assisted Living in Bentonville, AR.

Hughes, Janna.jpgJanna S. Hughes

July 5, 1976 until September 14, 2021


Janna Shereen Hughes, age 45, of Garfield died Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Washington Regional Medical Center located in Fayetteville.  She was born July 5, 1976 in Fort Smith, Arkansas the daughter of Ruth Dedmon and Carlisle Richard Jr. 

 

She enjoyed swimming, camping and picnics, shopping and any activity with friends.

 

Janna is survived by:  her husband; Tommy Hughes, of Garfield, one son; Cody Coleman, of Greenwood, one daughter; Alli Steel, of Fort Smith, her father; Carlisle Richard Jr., of Garfield, and one brother; Nathan Richard, of Jefferson City, Missouri.

 

A celebration of Janna's life will be 2pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, located at 1509 Little Flock Drive, in Rogers.

Tom T. Hayes

September 4, 1939 until September 13, 2021


TOM T. HAYES, 82, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away  September 13, 2021 in Springdale.   He was born September 4, 1939, in Bakersfield, Missouri to Thomas Truman Hayes and Edna Mullens Hayes. 


He was wise, resourceful, ambitious and determined. Tom was a tough, but generous man who proudly served in the United States Army. His love for his family and his country was apparent to all those fortunate enough to meet him.

Tom was passionate about many things in life including his work. During his career, he was a building contractor and real estate developer in Calico Rock, Mountain Home, Eureka Springs, and NW Arkansas. When it came to flooring, moldings, and lumber, his companies T&K Lumber and Hayes Hardwoods were the best in the business and serviced 40 states. He loved his work and faithfully served his customers for 60 years.


While he was one of the hardest working individuals you could ever know, he was most proud of his family. He got to spend 38 years with the love of his life, Carolyn. He was also very proud of his 4 children and all their accomplishments. In addition, Tom was a great role model for his 5 grandchildren.

Towards the end of his life, he enjoyed spending time on his farm that he fondly called his ‘slice of heaven’. He also adored his dog Lucy.

Tom was a great husband and father and his family can rest assured they will see him again as Tom accepted Christ in his final days.

 

Tom was preceded in death by his parents;  sisters, Ann Amyx Hayes, Mary Sue Collins Hayes, Louis Hayes and brothers, Joseph (J.W.), Bobby K., and Phillip Hayes.

 

Tom is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn Longmate Hayes and their son, Joseph Hayes; sons, Tommy Hayes, Bert Hayes and daughter, Alicia Hayes and their mother, Karen Hayes; five grandchildren, Jessica, Harley, Nina, Ava, and Anna Hayes; two brothers, Jerry and Danny Hayes;  one sister, Omega Marvin Hayes and many dear friends.   

 

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Monday, September 20, 2021 at New Hope Assembly of God

in Rogers, Arkansas.

  

Funeral services will be at 10:00am Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at New Hope Assembly of God with Pastor James Longmate officiating.  Burial will follow at 1:30 pm at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas with military honors provided.   

 

Funeral services will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/newhopeassemblyar

 

Memorials may be made in memory of Tom Hayes to New Hope Assembly of God, 2626 New Hope Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.

Joseph Nicholas Darling

May 13, 1980 until September 12, 2021


Joseph Nicholas Darling, 41, of Rogers died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at his residence.  He was born May 13, 1980.

 

Survivors:  his mother; Patricia Ann Darling, of Rogers, many other loving relatives, and a host of friends. 

 

No services at this time.

Kay Arthur

July 14, 1954 until August 20, 2021


Lenora Kay Arthur, age 67, of Harrison died Friday, August 20, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County located in Bentonville, Arkansas.  She was born July 14, 1954 in Fort Collins, Colorado the daughter of Colleen Patricia Johnson Butts and Vernon Bauer.

 

She started her career in the IRS as a Revenue Officer and then transferred to Italy for 4 years where she worked in the Civilian Payroll Department. She was then transferred to Kirkland Air Force Base and worked for the Defense Nuclear Agency where she was quickly promoted and reassigned and stationed at FLETC with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in the training office. She was the accreditation manager for her agency and was also associated with the FLETC Accreditation office where she was highly respected as an accreditation assessor.  Kay assisted many agencies with accreditation of their training programs and received several awards for her accreditation expertise with her agency and many others.

 

 Kay retired after 35 years of service and 1 month and received many accolades, awards and promotions for her continued dedicated support, incredible work ethic and diligence in everything that she did.

 

She was heavily involved in her local theaters and a former member of the Island Players, Brunswick Actors Theater, McIntosh Theater Arts Company and the Lyric Theater.  She loved acting in plays, making people laugh and smile and was loved by her fellow actors.  Kay especially enjoyed cooking. Her meatballs, deviled eggs and posole were crowd favorites and demanded for all potlucks and special events.

 

She was loved by so many and was a great friend, co-worker and most of all a wonderful mother and aunt.

 

Kay was married to James Arthur for 13 years and maintained a great friendship and the Arthur family was a huge part of Kay’s heart and forever family.

 

Kay had a way of making people feel so comfortable and at home but wasn’t afraid to speak her mind as she was as some would say “one fiery redhead if there ever was one”.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Curtis Bauer, Randy Bauer and two sisters Becky Bauer and Glenna Garcia.

 

Kay is survived by:  her daughter; Karen Yvonne Amos, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, one brother; Richard Bauer, of Branson, Missouri, one sister; Patricia Bauer, of Bella Vista, her niece; Richell Allred, of Bella Vista, two great nieces; Jadein Allred and Jordan Allred, of Bella Vista, her great, great nephew; Jackson Allred, of Bella Vista and her granddaughter; Hope Amos, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

No services are planned at this time.

Edith Mejia de Sanchez

January 2, 1952 until September 12, 2021


Edith Mejia de Sanchez, age 69, of Centerton, Arkansas died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center located in Bentonville, Arkansas.  She was born January 2, 1952 in Metapan, El Salvador the daughter of Eusebia Mejia and Agustin Diaz Argueta.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, of Metapan, El Salvador. 

 

Edith was defined by family love.  She loved her parents tremendously.  Edith instilled family values to all her children, none of which were left behind in El Salvador, as she pursued the American Dream.

 

Despite a life long list of illnesses, Edith remained the source of strength to her children, relatives, and friends alike.  Edith was a devout Catholic and loved to dance, listen to music, and enjoyed her “café con pan.”  She enjoyed going to casinos, especially when she would win.  

 

Edith is survived by her husband; Juan Sanchez, her six children, 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

She leaves behind her daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, extended family members, and friends, who all loved her. 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 9am at St. Stephen Catholic Church located in Bentonville with Father Bala officiating. 

Ann Linkous

January 21, 1935 until September 13, 2021


Dolores “Ann’ Linkous, age 86, of Bentonville died Monday, September 13, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville.  She was born January 21, 1935 in Jacksonville, Texas, the daughter of Helen Woodell Crawford and Harvey Frazier.

 

Ann was a banker for over five years in Massachusetts and Little Rock.  She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1990 after leaving Little Rock.  Her favorite job she had was serving as Church Secretary for many years. She was a member of Monte Ne Baptist Church located in Rogers. 

 

She loved spending quality time with her family, especially time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by:  her parents.

 

Ann is survived by:  her husband of 67 years, Mark Linkous, of Bentonville, two daughters; Debbie Gilchrist, of Rogers, Brenda Linkous, of St. Charles, Missouri, one sister; Elaine, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

A celebration of Ann’s life will be announced at a later date by the family.  Interment was at National Cemetery located in Fayetteville. 

 

Memorials may be sent to:  Sock It to Alzheimer’s. 

Nancy A. Borre
January 6, 1950 until September 10, 2021

Nancy A. Borre of Rogers, AR formerly of Chicago, Illinois passed away Friday, September 10, 2021. Nancy was born in Yonkers, New York on January 6, 1950 to Thomas and Julie Short.

She started working at Walmart in 1993 in Rogers, Arkansas where she made a lot of friends that she considered family. Nancy loved holidays and making desserts for her family and friends.

She is survived by husband Taral Landa, son Christopher Kozem (Jennifer), granddaughter Jordan Kozem and amazing friends, caregivers Sherry Chapman, Kathy Patton and Tracy Hook.

She will be missed.

Sondra Louise Andersen
April 19, 1937 until September 9, 2021

Sondra Louise Andersen passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Promenade Rehabilitation Center in Rogers, Arkansas.


Sondra (Sonnie) was born on April 19, 1937 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Paul and Irene Sweitzer and graduated from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa and also graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in music.

She met her husband Richard (Dick) in high school and they were married August 2, 1959 in Muscatine.  They lived there for many years where they were active in their community and church and raised their two children before moving to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 2008.

Sonnie’s lifelong love of music brought her much joy as she sang in her church choir and chancel choir for 60+ years.  Sonnie had many interests including tending to her yard, gardening, hiking, water skiing, and travelling both in the U.S. and abroad.  She was very active in her bible studies classes, Christian women’s groups and PEO.  She and Dick were also active for many years as Marriage Encounter Leaders.

Sonnie will be remembered lovingly by her family for her quiet and kind demeanor and her strong Christian faith. 

Sonnie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dick Andersen, son Barry (Jeanine) Andersen, daughter Brenda (Jeff) Stineman, brother Paul William (Jan) Sweitzer, sister Diane (Mike) Yeager, grandchildren Sarah, Stephen, and David Andersen, Cahleen Miller, Caitlyn Carver, and Courbin Stineman and 6 great grandchildren.

Sonnie was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Irene Sweitzer and her sister Nancy Griffith.

Cremation rights have been accorded through Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville, Arkansas.  A service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday September 17, 2021 at First United Methodist Church Bella Vista.

Patricia Ruth Ramsey
September 12, 1963 until June 16, 2021

Patricia Ruth Ramsey, 57, of Fayetteville died June 16, 2021. She was born September 12, 1963 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Mildred and Emmanuel Schaffer.

She was preceded in death by her son, Trenton George Ramsey.

Patricia is survived by three daughters; Crystal Dawn Wilson, April Nicole Ruggles, Brittany Michelle Ramsey, and 11 grand babies whom she loved dearly…

There will be a celebration of her life on September 12th, 2021 at The Door Christian Church in Fayetteville, AR.

Trent Johnson

November 20, 1954 until September 5, 2021


Jimmy Trent Johnson, age 65, of Bentonville died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Springdale.  He was born November 20, 1954 in Sulphur Springs the son of Wanda E. Cope and Thomas E. Johnson Jr.

 

He loved his family tremendously.  He enjoyed collecting knives, coins, and Wade England Figurines, he loved going to Flea Markets and searching for treasures, and loved watching Westerns on TV. 

 

He was preceded in death by:  his parents, one brother; Charles Johnson, and his step-father; Howard Zimmerle.

 

Jimmy is survived by:  his wife Sheila Sue Roy Johnson, of Bentonville whom he married January 22, 1977, one daughter; Alisha Sue Johnson-Brooks, and her husband Nicholas C. Brooks, of Bella Vista, one son; Lyle Ted Cook, of Bentonville, two brothers; Tommy Johnson and his wife Erma, of Oklahoma, Chris Johnson and his wife Angela, of Missouri, three sisters; Sue Drymon and her husband Ron, of Springdale, Connie Hudson and her husband Wayne, of Missouri, Tammy Chapman, of Missouri, two grandchildren, expecting one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Visitation will be Thursday from 9-10am at Whittenburg Church located in Pineville, Missouri.

 

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be Thursday at 10am at Whittenburg Church with Pastor Jamie Cope officiating.  Inurnment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery located in Gravette.

 

Pallbearers:  Nicholas Miller, Michael Miller, Grant Roy, Doug Roy, Nicholas Brooks, Chris Johnson, T. J. Johnson, and Wayne Hudson.

David Guarnaccia

August 19, 1936 until September 5, 2021


David Guarnaccia, died September 5, 2021.  He was born August 19, 1936 to David Guarnaccia and Shirley Herriman Guarnaccia in Brooklyn, New York. 


Survivors: wife, Norma Jean Guarnaccia; daughters, Raylene Guarnaccia, Jennie Silver (Matt); son, Paul Guarnaccia (Erin); grandson, Julian; and brothers, John (Mercedes) and Joe Guarnaccia.


Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Robert Lynn Floyd

August 12, 1950 until September 4, 2021


Robert Lynn Floyd, 71, passed away September 4th, 2021. He was born August 12th, 1950 to Sam Floyd and Sally Floyd Hawkins.


He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather; Daryl, stepbrother; Jeff, an stepson; Patrick.

 

Survivors are his wife; Carol, daughters; Aimee and Andrea, stepsons; Brent, Jess, and Jeremiah, son-in-law; Keith, daughter-in-laws; Tamie and Kaitlyn, sister; Robin, brothers; Sam and John, step-brother; Chris, brother-in-law; Mark, sister-in-laws; Tamie and Alicia, nine grandchildren; Azailiss, Luke, Adia, Trenton, Jacob, Daton, Coleton, Alexis, and Dylan, niece; Autumn, nephews; Adam, Josh, Scooter, and Brandon, several great nieces and nephews, and many loving cousins.

 

Robert served in the U.S. Navy on a submarine during the Vietnam War.

 

Robert was a kind, passionate, loving man. He loved his family deeply. His personality would make anyone laugh and brighten their day. He made a huge impact and lasting impression on everyone he met. He’s loved and missed by many. Always in our hearts and memories forever.

Michael James Peterson

January 19, 1968 until September 3, 2021


Michael James Peterson, age 53, of Rogers died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Springdale. He was born January 19, 1968 in Garden City, Kansas. 

 

Survivors include:  his mother; Faye Sparks, of Rogers, three sisters; Katherine Waggoner, of Lavaca, Hazel Inslee, of Connerville, Oklahoma and Ruth Ann Sparks, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 



Memorial Service information:
Sunday October 10, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Prairie Creek Park
9300 N Park Rd
Rogers, Arkansas
“Grand Shelter”
Madge Loava Pendley Thompson
January 1, 1933 until September 4, 2021

Madge Loava Pendley Thompson, 88, of Seligman, Missouri died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at a skilled nursing facility. She was born on January 1, 1933 in Highfill, Arkansas the daughter of Vivian and Earl Shook.


Loava was a Southern Baptist. She loved God and studying His Word. She was artistic and enjoyed crocheting and drawing. She was a registered Cherokee and enjoyed the Indian culture. Loava loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy Thompson, daughter Shirley Holloway, and three brothers, Kenneth Shook, Gary Shook, and Ronnie Shook.

Loava is survived by three daughters, Sharon Hufford of Seligman, Royce Thompson of Bentonville, Wanoka Castleman of Neosho; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a host of loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 7 from 5pm until 7pm at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 8 at 10am at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Regina Ann Hankins

Febraury 14, 1956 until September 3, 2021


Regina Ann Hankins, age 65, of Lowell died Friday, September 3, 2021 at her residence.  She was born February 14, 1956 in Huntsville, the daughter of Joella Judy and Jimmy Hollingsworth.

 

She was a member of Lowell Baptist for many years, where she served in many roles including Vacation Bible School “VBS” and Wednesday Night Meals.  She loved decorating the house for holidays, gardening, crafting, spending quality time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, painting, reading, and scrapbooking.


She was preceded in death by:  her parents.

 

Regina is survived by:  her husband; Roger Hankins, whom she married March 28, 1975, her son; Brian Hankins and his wife Karissa, of Seneca, Missouri, one daughter; Amy Cowan and her husband Casey, of Bentonville, one brother; William Hollingsworth, three sisters; Shonna Stevens, Cheryl Smith, Celeste Mackey, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

Visitation:  will be Tuesday from 5-7pm at First Baptist Lowell. 

A celebration of Regina’s life will be:  Wednesday at 2pm at First Baptist Lowell with Brother Gary Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery located in Elkins.

 

Memorials may be sent to: “The Building Fund” at First Baptist Lowell. 

William “Bill” Edward Rubley Jr.
February 4, 1943 until August 29, 2021

William "Bill" Edward Rubley Jr., 78, of Rogers died Sunday, August 29, 2021 at his residence. He was born February 4, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio the son of Mildred and William Rubley Sr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Renee Perry.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Rosanna Rephan, and her husband, Jacob Rephan; son, William Rubley III; grandchildren, Elijah, Mariah, and Aubrey; niece, Shelly Perry; great niece, Alexa Perry; and several beloved cousins. 

Bill was an incredibly talented and detail-oriented man. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Buddy Holly, all things 50’s, working on projects, watching Nascar, taking naps, antiques, his 57’ Chevy, working with his daughter, and being forever young. He was a great painter and restored cars, homes, and antiques.

Bill started a dune buggy manufacturing business in Houston and owned a successful bicycle shop in San Luis Obispo before moving to Eureka Springs where he restored and lived in the Dr. R.G. Floyd House. He owned and operated Center Street Antiques and restored Perkins Hall. He served on the Eureka Springs city council. He owned and managed Palm Plaza in Bentonville and started an Airbnb with his daughter, Rosanna.

A celebration of his life will be held at 246 Spring St. on Saturday, September 11 at 10AM. All friends and family are welcome to attend. Please wear a mask at the request of his family.

Tony Miltich

September 10, 1941 until April 13, 2021


Dr. Anthony James “Tony”; Miltich II, age 79, of Rogers died

peacefully Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born

September 10, 1941 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Elaine Fiegel

and Anthony James Miltich, Sr.

 

Tony grew up in Flint and graduated from Assumption High

School in Windsor, Ontario. He earned a B.A. in Elementary

Education from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Special

Education from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. While

there he discovered audiology and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in

Audiology from the University of Michigan. As an audiologist,

Tony practiced clinically in a medical setting before turning to

industrial audiology in the mid-70’s. He used his knowledge of

electronics and computers to develop a computer controlled

multi-station audiometer for testing hearing, recording results,

and generating reports in industrial settings. Tony continued his

computer programming to generate audiograms and reports that

were in keeping with ever progressing technology.

 

Tony was proud of being an Eagle Scout and, as a Boy

Scout, hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch in Northeast New Mexico.

He was a long-time member of the Rogers Optimist Club, where

he has served as President. He was also a member of the Elks

Lodge. Tony was a member of the Unitarian Universalists of

Benton County and had served as Board member.

Tony and his wife moved to NWA in 1991, living in the

Fayetteville area before moving to their home on Beaver Lake in

1997. Tony embraced his new home in Arkansas and when they

lived outside Fayetteville, became a volunteer fireman with the

Wedington Fire Department. After moving to Beaver Lake, he

joined the Avoca Fire Department, becoming a Board member

after retiring from firefighting. Tony was a member of Association

for Beaver Lake Environment (ABLE), where he served as

President. Representing ABLE, he worked with the Beaver Water

Shed Alliance. In 2019, he received the Guardian Award from the

Alliance for his contributions to the protection of Beaver Lake.

 

Tony recently donated his extensive collection of vintage personal

computers to the Rogers Historical Museum, and an exhibit

featuring his collection was featured in 2020.

 

Tony enjoyed sailing and racing on the Great Lakes before

moving to Arkansas. He and his wife had sailed the Great Lakes,

including Canadian waters and the North Channel. After moving

to Arkansas, they sailed on Beaver Lake and the Gulf of Mexico.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents and a niece.

 

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Suzanne Miltich, whom he married

August 29, 1987; son Anthony James Miltich III and wife Karen of

Florida; daughter, Dr. Aimee Miltich and husband, Matthew Hill of

Tennessee; three brothers, Mark Miltich and wife Sandy of

Michigan, Dr. Michael Miltich and wife Ann of North Carolina, Alan

Miltich, of Michigan; two sisters, Teressa Murphy and husband

Jack of Virginia and Marla Welch of Colorado; 13 nieces and

nephews, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Memorial Service will be September 11, 3:30 pm, at the Avoca Town Park, 222 N. Old Wire Rd., Avoca, AR.  Join us to remember Tony and celebrate his life.  After the service, Celebration of Life continues at Miltich home overlooking Beaver Lake.

 

Memorials may be sent to the ACC Research Foundation or

Optimist Hearing Foundation of Arkansas.

Karen Louise Powell

March 8, 1952 until August 20, 2021


Karen Louise Powell of Bentonville, 69, passed away on August 20that her home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  She was born March 8, 1952 in Bakersfield, CA to James and Velma Sanders.


She was a kind hearted woman who loved her family more than anything, had an infectious laugh, never met a stranger, and absolutely loved to dance to “the oldies”.  At only 4'11, pound for pound, she was perhaps one of the strongest people her family has ever known.  Incredibly, she had survived getting hit by two trains in her life; once as a young girl and the other in her mid-thirties. 


She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Thomas Sanders and sister, Marvine Sanders.


She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Powell; two children Tina Benson and husband Richard of Bentonville and Mike Powell and wife Gena of Gravette; one brother, Keith Sanders and wife Sherry of Bella Vista; one sister, Sandra Sanders of California; 6 grandchildren Christopher Straube, Kaleb Ward, Richelle Straube, Ashlyn Powell, Kaelyn Powell, and Avan Powell; and 2 great grandchildren Sophia Straube and Thackery Straube.


The family would like to thank Circle of Life Hospice for their compassion and support during the final weeks of Karen’s life. 

Rick Duran

October 10, 1957 until August 17, 2021


Anastacio “Rick” Duran Jr., 63, passed away August 17, 2021. He was born October 10. 1957 in Grants, New Mexico to Priscilla Salazar and Anastacio Duran.

Rick had lived in Grants, New Mexico for seventeen years. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps for four years. After serving the country Rick moved to Colorado to pursue his career in the oil field. Rick was a very charismatic man with an open heart to all, loving his family very much.

Rick was preceded in death by his father and brother, Patrick Salazar.

He is survived by his mother; wife of 39 years Tonya Duran; five children, Neal (Tori) Duran, Andrew Duran, Leah Francis, Eric Duran, Daniel (Taylor) Duran; along with several “adopted” children. Rick is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three brothers, Tony, Eugene and Willford Duran.

“Maybe heaven needed a hero.”

 Mary Jane Ortiz

December 5, 1948 - August 24, 2021


Mary Jane Ortiz, age 72, died August 24, 2021 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She was born December 5, 1948 in Culver City, California to Florentino Dominguez and Nieves Guerrero.

 

She worked for the City of Inglewood, California for 19 years as the Mayor’s Assistant.  She enjoyed going to the Cheesecake Factory, shopping, and walking along the beach. 

 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Survivors include:  her husband; Birmer Fernandez, of West Fork, two daughters; Olivia Ortiz, of California, Norma Ortiz, of California, one step-daughter; Anabel Fernandez, of Bella Vista, and three granddaughters; Gloria, Emma, and Dalayla.

 

Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Fayetteville.  Condolences:  www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com

Renee Perry
April 23, 1947 until August 23, 2021

Renee Perry, 74, of Rogers died Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born April 23, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio the daughter of Mildred and William E. Rubley Sr.

Renee enjoyed time with her family, antiquing, gardening, and watching NASCAR & HGTV religiously.

She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband Vance E. “Pete” Perry Jr.

Renee is survived by daughter, Shelly Perry of Fayetteville; granddaughter Alexa Perry of Atlanta GA; brother William E. Rubley Jr. of Rogers, her niece Rosanna Rephan, nephew William E Rubley III, 1 great nephew, 2 great nieces, and many beloved cousins.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a contribution in her honor to either the American Lung Association or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Billy Joe Jones

September 22, 1943 until August 20, 2021


Billy Joe Jones, age 77 of Rogers, AR, was born September 22, 1943 and died on August 20, 2021.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Jones and Shirley Carlson; sister, Joyce Daugherty and brothers, Earl Duane Jones and Victor Jones.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Becky Jones Gifford (Richard), Amy Jones Trickett (Michael) and Reagan Jones; grandchildren: Kaycee Gifford Hess, Kortni Gifford Johnston, Wilson Gifford, Caitlin Trickett Cardwell, Sydney Trickett, Raya Jones; and great-grandchildren: Noah Hess and Benjamin Moreland; sisters, Sandy Carlson Coty and Tina Carlson McKinley; and his partner of 30 years, Adele Crawford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was a 1961 graduate of Rogers High School, a lifelong resident of Rogers, AR and owned Jones Carpet & Floor Cleaning, BJ’s Donuts and Motherload Furniture. He was inducted into the RHS Mountaineer Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

A memorial visitation will be held at Brick & Mortar in downtown Rogers (120 West Walnut) from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

 

Memorials may be made to Rogers Public Education Foundation.  Online: www.rogerspef.com or mail to Rogers Public Education Foundation, Attn: Casey Shelor, 500 West Walnut Rogers, AR 72756.

Linda Evalynne Mansfield

April 30, 1945 until August 20, 2021


On Friday, August 20th, 2021, Linda Evalynne Mansfield (Henderson) loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at the age of 76.

 

Linda was born on April 30th, 1945 in Chattanooga Tennessee to Mamie Henderson. On October 5th, 1963 Linda married the love of her life Robert Dewitt Mansfield and they had two sons Rob and Steven. 

 

Linda was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards and bingo with the Red Hats society and going to the casino with friends. She loved spending time with her sons and doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

 

Linda was preceded in death by her mother; Mamie, her sisters; Shirley and Mary, her brother; Tony and her loving husband Dewitt. She is survived by her son; Rob, her son Steven and his wife April, her grandchildren; Allen, Tori, Nicholas (McKayley), Haley and Zachary, and her great grand children; Christian, AJ, Blazee, Josalynn and Kiley.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25th at Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville from 10am to 12pm, followed by a graveside service at Bentonville City Cemetery at 2pm.

Donald Gene Kane

April 2, 1934 until August 14, 2021


Donald Gene Kane, 87, of Gravette, Arkansas died August 14, 2021 at OCH of Gravette.  He was born April 2, 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Leary Orlin Kane and Florence Elizabeth Leonard Kane.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.


He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ada Colleen Kane, three children, son Kelly (Marie) of Gravette, daughter Kerry Carlson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter Vikki Moore (Dennis) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.