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Thomas C. Apple
April 19, 1958 until September 13, 2020

Thomas C. Apple, 62, of Fayetteville died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at North Hills Life Care. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas the son of Fred and Shirley Apple and raised in Lonoke, Arkansas.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by daughter, Eva Apple of Iowa; brothers, Neal Apple and his wife Linda of Rogers, Scot Apple and his wife Emilie of North Little Rock; sister, Terry Apple of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Akota and Asher; many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

Jamie Mark Edwards

November 13, 1958 until September 10, 2020

Jamie Mark Edwards, age 61, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his residence.  He was born November 13, 1958 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 


Survivors include:  one son, one daughter, one brother, and three grandchildren.

Vesta Jean Curtsinger

July 14, 1927 until September 7, 2020

Vesta Jean Curtsinger of West Fork, AR passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2020.

Jean was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 14, 1927 to Earl and Effie Thomas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, triplet siblings, and her husband Jesse Birch “JB” Curtsinger.

Jean is survived by daughter Jody Lee and husband Malcolm of Santa Monica, CA, daughter Jan Alexander and husband Dale of Shelter Cove, CA, and son Tim Helder and wife Holly of West Fork, AR. She is also survived by her grandchildren Christy, Nolan and wife Kasey, Clay, Karli and husband Beau and great grandchildren Nicholas, Noah, Kane, Ruthie, Ellie, Henry, Alana and Joey.

Mom and JB attended First Baptist Church of West Fork, she loved spending time playing games with her family and friends.

She was given exceptional care over the last couple of years. A special thanks to Jennifer Livermore who attended to her medical needs and of course to Mary Siniawa and Vivian Hanson who became part of our family as they lovingly cared for mom on a daily basis.

John R. Lipe Jr.

July 8, 1969 until August 31, 2020

John R. Lipe Jr., 51, of Bella Vista passed away August 31 in his home. He was born July 8, 1969 in Germany to John and Greta Lipe.


John was preceded in death by his father.


Survivors include his mother, Greta, of Bella Vista, one brother, and many loving relatives.


No services are planned at this time.

Mason Parker Stevens

October 18, 2013 until August 28, 2020

Mason Parker Stevens, age 6, of Little Flock received his angel wings on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital located in Little Rock. He was born October 18, 2013 in Bentonville and is the son of Zach and JoAnn Stevens.

He recently started kindergarten at Russell Jones Elementary School and had spent the previous 5 years at Sunshine School & Development Center. He enjoyed playing with ferris wheels, his toy kitchen, loved spending time in the water, and watching Elmo’s World.

He was preceded in death by his cousin Mackenzie McCarthy.

Mason is survived by his parents; Zach and JoAnn Stevens, of Little Flock; one brother, Ethan Tanner Stevens, of Little Flock; his great grandmother, Jackie Dykes of Hot Springs, AR; his grandparents, John and Vicky Stevens of Hot Springs, AR, Dave and Kathy Carpenter of Watervliet, NY, and James Izzo of Bennington, VT. He is also survived by his loving aunts Jennifer (Matt) Richardson of Ashdown, AR; Charlene (Nicholas) Prince of Nashville, TN; and Ashley Carpenter of Fredericksburg, VA and many other family members who he loved so much.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-3pm at First Baptist Rogers “Olive Street Location.”

A celebration of Mason’s life will be Tuesday at 3pm at First Baptist Rogers “Olive Street Location” with Pastor Dawn Spragg officiating. Interment will follow at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens located in Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Stevens, Trent Hunter, Matt Murphy, Matt Richardson and Dean Bailey.

The family would like to give special thanks to the first responders with Little Flock Police & Fire Department; Rogers Fire Department; and the doctors, nurses and staff at Northwest Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mason's honor to Sunshine School & Development Center.

Live Stream Celebration of Life for Mason

Robert Frank Scruton

July 4, 1930 until August 22, 2020

Robert Frank Scruton, 90, died August 22, 2020, in Rogers, Arkansas.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty Scruton, and a sister, Barbara Hardardt.


He was a US Navy Veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Survivors include:  his wife; Eleanor, two sons, six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.


No funeral services are planned; burial will occur in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Hazel Womble
March 1, 1921 until August 21, 2020

Hazel Womble, 99, of Rogers died August 21st at a skilled nursing facility. She was born on March 1, 1921 to Mamie and Lem Willis in Oklahoma.

Hazel is survived by son-in-law, Mike Bimm; grandsons, Sean and Jeremy Bimm and many friends.

Mary Edythe Mason

June 3, 1940 until August 19, 2020

Mary Edythe Mason, 80, of Rogers passed away August 19 in her home, surrounded by family. She was born June 3, 1940 in Brutus, Michigan to Ivan and Edith Sanford.

Mary had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 25 years after moving from Diamond City, Arkansas. She retired as Financial Director for the City of Lowell. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, playing cards, doing puzzles, and sewing. She was faithful in her church. She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her cat, Izzy.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two children, Dale and Jodi.

Survivors include five children: Kim Harris (Bryan) of Michigan, Tonya Duran (Rick) of Rogers, Scott Smith (Tanya) of Eureka Springs, Jill Risley (Stan) of Mountain Home, and Paula Cain (Brad) of Lead Hill. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10am with the funeral service following at 11am at the New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rogers.

Nita Davidson Cox

September 27, 1944 until August 16, 2020

Nita Davidson Cox, 75, of Bentonville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Fayetteville. She was born on September 27, 1944 in Colt, Arkansas the daughter of Ethel and Charlie Davidson.

Nita was a graduate of Forrest City High School before moving to Fayetteville. She worked in the Washington County Circuit Clerk’s office and the Tax Collector’s office. Before retiring she worked with passion as a realtor with Coldwell-Banker. Nita was a long-time member of University Baptist Church, and there was hardly a page in her Bible that didn’t have personal notes on it. She lived a wonderful life and loved people. She also loved gardening and loving on her grandkids. After retiring to Bentonville, Nita traveled the country, visiting almost every state.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Roger and Kenneth Davidson.

Nita is survived by three sons, John Cox, Lance Cox and Wesley Cox; ten grandchildren, Hayes, Asa, Caroline, Katherine Allyn, Whit, Campbell, Marin, Crawford, John Berdon and Elizabeth; and many loving friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Mile Ministries at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Arlis Dale Robinson

February 10, 1954 until August 14, 2020

Arlis Dale Robinson, age 66, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Aug. 14 (2020) at the Veteran’s Health Care System of the Ozarks.


He was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Harrison, to Helen and Troy Robinson.


He was a United States Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a hard worker and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his granddaughter.


He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister, Etta Jane Robinson.


Survivors include two children, Bridgette Robinson, of Harrison, and Jennifer Duvall of Dover; a brother, Carl Robinson, of Ozone; two sisters, Robin Kueter, of Romance, and Barbara Kibbe, of Harrison; and one granddaughter, Abigail Duvall.


A Celebration of Life ceremony will be announced at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 6, P.O. Box 632, Harrison, AR 72602.

Marilyn Ann Langbehn Mansch

June 25, 1933 until August 13, 2020

Marilyn Ann Langbehn Mansch, 87, of Rogers, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her daughter’s. She was born on June 25, 1933 in Wolsey, South Dakota the daughter of Lillian and Edward Langbehn.

Marilyn was a 29 year resident of Northwest Arkansas and enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, and collecting recipes, working crosswords, reading, caring for others and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vern; sister Verda; and brothers, Norman and Jim.

Marilyn is survived by sons, Murray Mansch and his wife Emily of Springdale, John Mansch and his wife Patty of Colorado; daughters, Jan Wildenborg and her husband John of Rogers, Mary Lee Herbert and her husband Scott of Rogers; brother, Jerry Langbehn of Wyoming; sister, Carma Lee McGrath of South Dakota, two sister-in-laws; Helen Langbehn, of Wolsey, South Dakota, Phyllis Mansch, of Slayton, Minnesota; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and relatives.

A celebration of her life will be Wednesday at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located in Rogers.

Graveside service will be:  Friday at 10:30am at Memorial Gardens located in Slayton, Minnesota.

Memorials in Marilyn’s name can be sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 West Hudson Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72757, or Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.

Juanita J. Crow

August 20, 1934 until August 10, 2020

Juanita J. Crow surrounded by her loving family was called home by her Lord and Savior August 10, 2020; even though not all family were able to be present they were there in spirit. She was born August 20, 1934 in Oklahoma City to Lora and Felix Heavner.

 She was a loving mother to one son Nick and four daughters Debi, Lea, Diana and Jan. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Juanita was blessed with many friends and family.

Gerri Creel

March 29, 1951 until August 9, 2020

Geraldine Mahr Creel, age 69, Bentonville, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her home.


Gerri was born March 29, 1951 in New York, NY, daughter of John Joseph Mahr and Emily Moore. Gerri moved to Louisiana as a child and she graduated Louisiana Tech University with a degree in education. She taught at a private school in Shreveport, Louisiana before moving to Little Rock, Arkansas where she was also a teacher. After having children, Gerri focused solely on being a mother and a homemaker.


Gerri was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved her family fiercely. She treasured her daughters and loved every moment with them.  She was a very loving wife and she cherished her husband R.H.  She especially loved her role as Mimi and she was so proud of her family.  Gerri also enjoyed shopping, looking for antiques and taking long drives. Another great joy for her was reading her Bible, going to church and her relationship with Christ.  She was always on fire for the Lord.


She was preceded in death by: Her parents


Gerri is survived by: her husband of 49 years, Riley H. Creel, whom she married May 29, 1971, two daughters; Gwendolyn Creel and her wife, Michele Downey of Kansas City, Missouri, Melanie Huson and her husband Matt Huson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, one sister; Sue Mitchel and her husband Ray of Leland, North Carolina, two grandchildren; James Riley Huson of Fayetteville and Griffin Her of Kansas City, Missouri.


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

Alberta Johnson

April 16, 1922 until August 8, 2020

Alberta Johnson, passed away at home in Gravette, Arkansas on August 8, 2020 at the good old age of 98 years.  She was born April 16, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to Bert and Alma Mulinix.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, Daughter Linda, Granddaughter Dixie, and Great-grandson Brett.  She is also the last of six sisters and one brother. 


Survivors include:  her daughter; Chris Keesee and her husband Charles, of Gravette, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Alberta was a member of the Sulphur Springs Seventh-Day Adventist Church and served as Treasurer for about 30 years.


No services are planned at this time. 

Kathleen Lucille Dickerson

December 27, 1928 until August 1, 2020

Kathleen Lucille Dickerson, age 91, of Rogers died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her residence.  She was born December 27, 1928 in Erie, Kansas the daughter of Trixie Powell and George Hager.


She was an only child, working for the phone company for many years, she put herself through Pittsburg State University.  She met her husband Aaron while attending college.   


She was involved with many organizations; Rogers Noon Lions Club, Quester’s Club, Business and Professional Women, Kappa Sorority, She served as a board member of the Rogers Historical Museum.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church located in downtown Rogers. 


She was a career English teacher, serving for 40 years Rogers Public School District.  She retired from Elmwood Middle School.  She substituted for many years with the Rogers School District after retirement.  Through her many years of teaching, she influenced many generations in Rogers.  She also inspired many students to serve as teachers themselves. 


She was preceded in death by:  her husband, Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Col. Aaron Dickerson in 1989, one son; Mark Dickerson in April 2020, her granddaughter; Julie Petree, and her parents.


Kathleen is survived by:  three grandchildren; Chris Dickerson and his wife Jennifer, of Bentonville, Sarah Wooten, and her husband Travis, of Rogers, Tony Petree and his wife Rachel, of Rogers, and nine great-grandchildren.


A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be announced at a later date by the family.


Memorials may be sent to:  The Rogers Historical Museum.

Dr. Jerry Lee Rice
May 25, 1931 until July 29, 2020

Dr. Jerry Lee Rice, 89, of Rogers, Arkansas died on 29 July, 2020.  He was born on 25 May, 1931 in Salem, Ohio, the son of Fred and Avon Rice.

He attended the then-named College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas where he met his first wife, the late Myra Woody Rice of Greenwood, Arkansas.

After college Dr. Rice attended the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, where he subsequently earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in divinity.   He was a pastor at several Indiana churches before joining the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain in 1960.  He served as a Presbyterian chaplain at eleven locations including the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; Wiesbaden, Germany; and Okinawa, Japan.   He also served a remote tour in northern Alaska.  He retired from the Air Force in 1984 having achieved the rank of colonel.   His military decorations include several Meritorious Service Medals and the Legion of Merit.

His first position after his military career was Dean of the Chapel at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.   He was later a pastor at churches in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Plano, Texas; Enid, Oklahoma and Rogers, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Myra and his twin older siblings, Donald Rice and Donna Ehrhart.

He is survived by his loving wife Miriam, whom he met in Rogers in 2015;  son Kevin Rice and his wife Diana of Monte Vista, Colorado; daughter Kimberly Peel and her husband David of Ft Collins, Colorado; son Kerry Rice and his husband Jaap Dekker of Wiesbaden, Germany; and daughter Karyl Sorge and her husband Keith of Menomonie, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren: Holly Rice, Kathryn Lawrence, Lauren Goedereis, Carter Peel, Ryan Sorge, Brett Sorge, Drew Sorge, and Kari Sorge;  thirteen great-grandchildren; niece Stevie Jo Thomas and nephew John Ehrhart, Jr. 

Dr Rice was proud of his military service and was known throughout his military and civilian careers for his compassion, his sense of humor and his great preaching skills.

Rebecca Van Gaale
December 6, 1946 until July 24, 2020

Rebecca Van Gaale, 73, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. She was born on December 6, 1946 in Compton, California the daughter of Shirley and Alfred Mitchell.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by five children; Michael Harris, John Harris, Lisa Harris, Corrie Van Gaale, Hank Van Gaale, two siblings; Randall Mitchell, Patricia Loftran, six grandchildren and many loving friends.

Claudia June Quisenberry

June 30, 1931 until July 19, 2020

Claudia June Quisenberry, 89, of Aurora, Colorado passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Concordia Retirement Center in Bella Vista, Arkansas. She was born June 30, 1931 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Claudia was an elementary special education teacher for many years in Colorado schools. She was a pastor’s wife of 68+ years and enjoyed the love of her family and friends. She lost her battle with the after effects of a stroke from two years ago. She was a wonderful influence and example to so many and she will be truly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Quisenberry of Bella Vista; her children: Susan Roberts and husband, Varnell, of Bella Vista, and Stephen Quisenberry and his wife, Laura, of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren: Justin Roberts, Rachel Vonhof, Caitlin Quisenberry, and Cole Quisenberry; four great-grandchildren: Gage Roberts, Harlow Roberts, Luke Vonhof, and Logan Vonhof; and many other loving family members.

Helen Glemboski Long

July 7, 1926 until July 19 2020

Helen Glemboski Long, 94, of Rogers, Ark., passed peacefully away July 19, 2020, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Ark. She was born July 7, 1926, in Colchester, Conn., to Joseph Glemboski and Katherine Pasternak Glemboski.


While she was born and raised in Connecticut, she lived most of her life in the South and adapted to Southern climate, culture, and foods, but she never lost her Northern accent or love for her family, hometown and New England culture.


She is survived by six children, Steven Long (Lea) of Rogers, Mary Holmes (Ted) of

Yuba City, Calif., Rose Woods (Gene) of Rogers, Jim Long of Claremore, Okla., George Long (Barbara) of Rogers, Alice Heikens (Norm) of Franklin, Ind.; one brother, Thomas Glemboski of Colchester, Conn.; 11 grandchildren (Larenzo Woods, Tim Holmes, John Holmes, Jonathan Woods, Stephanie Long, David Long, Jessica Long, Ethan Heikens, Matthew Long, James Long, and John Long); and 11 great grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her beloved Glemboski family, Long/Oliver family (known to them as Pee Wee), and friends who are like family. She was predeceased by brothers Frank Glemboski, Leo Glemboski, and Ed Glemboski.


There will not be a visitation or public funeral service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her remains will be buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Colchester, Conn., when it is safe for the family to travel and gather.


Memorials may be made in memory of Helen Glemboski Long to the Bacon Academy

Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 67, Colchester, CT 06415, or to a charity of choice.

Arthur Hays Buenning

July 16, 2020 until November 23, 1942

Arthur Hays Buenning, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 16th at his home in Decatur, Arkansas.  He was born on November 23rd, 1942 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Norman and Jessamine Buenning.


Hays was drafted into the Army in 1966, serving in Vietnam.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, family, and was faithful to his church.  He and Diane enjoyed several trips across the U.S. during retirement.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and his aunt and uncle; Bonnie and Vernon Buenning.


Hays is survived by his wife; Diane, his sons; Robert of Decatur, AR., and Travis and his wife Carlotta of Decatur, AR., his brother; Richard Johnson and wife Sherry of Nevada, Iowa, his sister; Vivian Jones and husband Russell of Rogers, AR., his grandchildren; Katelyn Bohl, Jerrimia Buenning, Majorieann Bohl, Skyler Settle, and Elizabeth Buenning, one great-grandchild; Ezra Buenning, and many other beloved family and friends.


A celebration of life graveside service is scheduled Saturday July 25th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Decatur Cemetery.

Frances Clifton

December 2, 1927 until July 13, 2020

Lola Frances Clifton, age 92, of Little Rock, formerly of Rogers, died Monday, July 13, 2020 in Little Rock.  She was born December 2, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of Hazel Frances Snodgrass and Joseph Preston Butts.


If you looked up the word homemaker in the dictionary you would find a photo of Frances.  She was never still during the day.  She could always find one more thing that needed to be done.


After retirement Charles and Frances rarely did anything without one another.  Often they would go to the grocery store with a cooler so they could have lunch while they were out!


She loved church activities at Christ United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas and First United Methodist Church of Rogers, Arkansas.  Many people have received the sweet cards and notes that she would write to wish you well or thank you for an evening in your home.


Birds and flowers were some of her favorite things.  In her last years she enjoyed watching birds at the feeder out her window and fresh flowers delivered to her. 


She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Charles Clifton, whom she married November 28, 1948.  The couple lived in Northwest Arkansas for 31 years, after moving from Houston, Texas. 


Frances is survived by:  one son; Charles Clifton and his wife Kathy, of Pearland, Texas, one daughter; Yvonne Bish and her husband Jeff, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and three grandchildren; Taylor, Austin, and Blair Bish. 


A celebration of Frances’s life will be Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery located in Houston, Texas with Don Meader officiating. 


The family would like to thank the staff at Andover Independent Living, her caregivers, Mary Healy, Cihen Tau, and Katrina Johnson and the staff of Hospice Homecare especially Nurse Bliss Beemon. 


Donations may be made in Lola’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice. 


Sandra Lee Mathieu

October 10, 1937 until July 7, 2020

Sandra Lee Mathieu passed away on July 7th, 2020 after a five year battle with breast cancer. She was the only daughter of William D. Dombrow and Esther Lillian (Clemenson) Dowbrow and was born on October 10, 1937 in Chicago Illinois. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois along with her brother, William (Billy).

In 1958, she met and married Jack Mathieu. Jack was drafted in 1958 into the Army as an airline mechanic and they relocated to Ft. Bliss in Texas for two years. Sandra was always very proud to also serve her country by being an Army wife.

She was a very talented singer, ballet dancer and tap dancer and continued to share her wonderful voice with the various churches she attended. Sandra’s professional career included managing a country club restaurant and working in legal departments for various real estate developers in Arizona and Arkansas. She was a strong and independent person, instilling those traits in her two daughters.

 In 1978 she met the love of her life, Tony Dobson.  Over the next 16 years, they spent time in Louisiana and Arkansas constructing or rebuilding homes in each city where they lived, ultimately residing in Bella Vista Arkansas. After Tony’s passing in 1994, Sandra continued to work in Bentonville and serve her church in Bella Vista.     

Sandra also had a gift for helping those in need and spent the last several years of her life comforting the bereaved at Epting Funeral Home of Northwest Arkansas.    

Sandra is survived by her daughters Debbie Francois and Vicki Gee and her granddaughter Toni Gee. Due to Covid 19, there are no planned services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Bella Vista Ar.

Vernon George Schaefer

March 27, 1933 until July 16, 2020

Vernon George Schaefer, age 87, of Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers, Arkansas.  He was born March 27, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Esther and Charles Schaefer.


He served in the Army.  He enjoyed gardening and traveling.  He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 35 years after moving from St. Louis, Missouri. 


He was preceded in death by:  his parents.


Vernon is survived by:  three daughters; Cindy Schaefer, of Rogers, Robin Stevens, and her husband Allen, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Laura Jones and her husband Shawn, of Bentonville, two brothers; Rick Schaefer and his wife Dana, of Bucoda, Washington, Robert Schaefer and his wife Joan, of St. Louis, Missouri, one sister; Lorraine Grossnickle, of Baltimore, Maryland, and three grandchildren. 


No services are planned at this time.


Memorials may be sent to:  Meals on Wheels of Benton County. 

Hazel Mae Olson

April 6, 1925 until June 15, 2020

Hazel Mae Olson, 95 years old, of Bella Vista, died June 15, 2020 at Village On The Park in Bentonville, Arkansas. 


Hazel was the 5th of 6 children born to Martin and Paulina Wolff in Plymouth, WI.  She graduated from Oshkosh College and became an elementary school teacher.  Later, she worked as an executive assistant in an engineering firm in Madison, WI.  Hazel met her beloved husband, Lowell "Ole", at a Green Bay Packer game.  Together, they shared their passion for football, golf, skiing, and motorcycle trips for 58 years until Ole's death in 2019.  Hazel and Ole loved to prepare holiday dinners for family and friends. 


Hazel is survived by her sisters in law, Janet Olson Suhr of Gainesville, FL and Carol Olson of Spring Green, WI, niece, Kristi Rothstein of St. Augustine, FL, cousin, David Johnson of Chicago, and many nieces and nephews in WI.


The family extends gratitude to her neighbors,  friends, and especially to her caregiver, Rebecca Cooper, who remained by her side.


Memorials in Hazel's honor can be made to Bella Vista Animal Shelter in Arkansas.

Jill Annette Bright

December 7, 1966 until July 11, 2020

Jill Annette Bright, 53, of Rogers, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 11, 2020. Jill was born December 7, 1966, in Joplin, Missouri. She is the beloved daughter of Robert and Judy Arnold. She moved with her family to Rogers in 1978.

Jill attended school in Rogers and graduated from Rogers High School in 1985. She married her husband, Richard Bright, on August 29, 1987.  They welcomed their daughter Lauren in 1989, and she has always been the light of their lives.

Jill was a strong Christian woman who showed Jesus’ love to anyone she met.  Jill loved people and people loved her. She lit up a room with her personality and she never met a stranger. She loved spending time with her family, loved to travel, loved reading, taking her morning walks, and enjoying coffee with her friends.

Jill spent 33 years in a successful banking career. She began at First National Bank in Rogers in 1988, working there for 17 years and then went on to work at Parkway Bank and Grand Savings Bank. She was most recently employed as Business Development Officer/Grand Business Suite Officer at Grand Savings Bank in Rogers. She was a graduate of Leadership Benton County, active in the community as a Board Member of Restoration Village, on the Board of Directors in the Rogers Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. She was also an active member of the Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce serving as a Chamber Ambassador, being named Ambassador of the Year in 2014.

Jill is survived by her loving husband, Richard, of the home and her daughter, Lauren Bright, of Rogers; her parents, Robert and Judy Arnold, of Rogers; her brother, Jeff Arnold and wife Ronnie of Bentonville; her twin sisters, Courtney Hurd and husband Will of Bella Vista, Lindsay Hudson and husband Charles of Rogers; her mother-in-law, Nancy Morgan of Rogers. Also surviving their “Auntie Jill” are many nieces and nephews whom she adored, as well as numerous extended family and countless friends and co-workers. 

Jill’s Celebration of Life will be held at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, 2448 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Jill loved and supported so many causes and charities, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity or non-profit of your choice in Jill’s name.

Patricia Ann Morningstar

May 25, 1953 until July 6, 2020

Patricia Ann Morningstar, 67, of Fayetteville passed away July 6, 2020 at Fayetteville Health and Rehab. She was born May 25, 1953 in Cassville, MO.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents: Jim and Bernice (Martin) Converse; and her daughter, Avesta Moore.

Survivors include her ten children: Carl, John, Rebecca, Cindy, Sandra, Jerry Jr, Theresa, Little John, Savanna, and Kelly; and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patricia had lived most of her life in Northwest Arkansas, and enjoyed music, singing, and sitting outside in her recliner.

A memorial service will be Saturday, July 11 at 11am at Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville.

Dwight Frame

January 27, 1937 until July 5, 2020

Dwight Frame was born in Fresno, CA in 1937. He met his beloved wife, Joyce, in Albuquerque and in the winter of 1975 moved her and their 3 kids to Rogers, AR where he would live out the rest of his days.


He was a stranger to no one in part due to his 30 plus year career in Snap On tools. He was a most hardworking man, true friend, as well as a greatly devoted husband, father, and grandfather. The best word to describe him would be service as he gave anything for everyone in his life.


He is preceded in death by his cherished wife, Joyce, son Gary, and granddaughter Lindsey Frame.


He is survived by his son Randy and daughter Cathy. Twin sister Joan and brother in law Mike Jeffcoat. Grandchildren Zach, Josh, Lisha, and Tia along with 6 great grandchildren. This great dedicated man will be truly missed.

Frankie Michele Merryman

December 28, 1969 until July 3, 2020

Frankie Michele Merryman, 50, of Fort Smith passed away July 3, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Miros; her father, Frank Merryman; her sister, Tina King; and her nephew, Shane Morton.

She is survived by her three children: Cody Merryman of Fort Smith, Kaley and husband Tyler Walker of Fort Smith, and Haley Merryman of Mobile, AL; three sisters: Treana Baker of Cave Springs, Christy Douglas of Van Buren, and twin sister Rainey Cox of Mulberry; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Amy Elizabeth Tatom

August 14, 1967 until July 2, 2020

Amy Elizabeth Tatom, age 52, of Rogers, Arkansas died July 2, 2020, after a long battle with Life. Amy was born to Barbara and Kent Tatom, in Clinton Sherman Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on August 14, 1967.


As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Amy had the exceptional opportunity to travel internationally, as well as reside in multiple states and countries. Amy taught herself to read music as a child and was a talented pianist and singer. She was a voracious reader and inspirational writer. Amy completed extensive academic studies in the fields of psychology and sociology, and worked in related areas until no longer able. She remained a lifetime learner, with a quick wit.


Amy is preceded in death by her son, Benjamin.


She is survived by her devoted partner, Glen Childress of Arkansas.


Amy was most proud of her three daughters, Jenni Beeman of Arkansas, Hannah Tatom of Georgia, and Rebekah Maggi of Florida. She has one grandson, Silas. Amy is survived by her mother, Barbara Beeman of Arkansas and her father, Col. Kent Tatom of Florida.


Amy admired her older brother, Blake Tatom of California, and loved his wife Diane and their children Trent, Ella, and Zane.


She was a lover of Jesus, southern food, a good book, Coca-Cola, and music.


She had a heart for people, especially the hurting. Her family finds peace knowing she is at peace, dancing with the Lord.


A private memorial service will be held in Northwest Arkansas at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that the reader forgive someone in their life. Go in Grace.

Lowell Dean Titus

October 23, 1926 until June 30, 2020

Lowell Dean Titus, age 93, died Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at Brookstone Assisted Living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Lowell was born October 23, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Hazel Monta (Wright) Titus and Charles David Titus. After graduating from North High School in Des Moines, he served in the Navy, then earned a Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State and later a Masters in Sanitary Engineering from University of Iowa.

Lowell and Norma Darlene Knouf were married December 17, 1950 and settled in Muscatine Iowa. There, Lowell pursued an engineering career with Stanley Consultants, eventually doing extensive work overseas. He enjoyed discussing his work experiences in 23 countries across 6 continents. After retirement, Lowell and Norma enjoyed life together at The Village Retirement Community in Indianola, Iowa until Norma’s death in 2016. In 2018 Lowell moved to Brookstone in Fayetteville to take advantage of additional support services.

Lowell loved to sing, dance, and play bridge and table tennis. He also enjoyed a pithy comment. A few of his favorites were: “a little dirt never hurt anyone”; “you’ll never learn any younger”; and “imagination comes easy, engineering is real work”

His was a life well lived. He will be greatly missed by many beloved friends and family.

Lowell was proceeded in death by Norma, his wife of 66 years, and his brothers Charles Titus and Clyde Titus. He is survived by his children: Brad Titus, Janet Titus, Barbara Titus and Carol Hughes, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service will be held in Des Moines at a future date.

Memorials may be made to the Elevator Fund at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, 901 W Cleveland 72701

Diana Guerin

December 13, 1953 until June 26, 2020

Diana Guerin, age 66, of Bentonville, Arkansas died Friday, June 26, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers.  She was born December 13, 1953 in Mount Vernon, New York.

She is survived by many loving friends and family.

Inurnment will be at Holy Rood Cemetery located in New York at a later date. 

Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Bentonville.  Condolences:

David B. Caldwell

January 2, 1947 until June 25, 2020

David B. Caldwell, 73, of Bella Vista died June 25th at Mercy Medical Center. 


He served in the US Navy. 


Survivors:  wife; Judith Caldwell, two sons; John and David Jr., and two granddaughters.


Graveside:  Saturday at 10am at Bella Vista Cemetery.

Ann Louise Paul
November 24, 1946 until June 23, 2020

Ann Louise Paul, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. She was born November 24, 1946 in Troy, New York, to Joseph and Catherine Flynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy Paul, her sister Joan Millard and husband Roger, her brother John Flynn, and her brother-in-law William Herald, husband of Catherine.

She is survived by two children from an earlier marriage, Dale Zachery and Georgeann Zachery, her brother, Reverend Joseph Flynn and wife Donna, two sisters, Catherine Herald and Maggie Smith and husband Len. She had many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Ann was a military veteran, a member of Believers Baptist Church in Rogers, AR, and was a friend of Bill W. Her strong faith influenced many people who loved and respected her.

Funeral Service will be conducted at Believers Baptist Church, 924 South C Street in Rogers on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:00 am. Interment will be at Fayetteville National Cemetery with limited attendance.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Believers Baptist Church in Rogers, AR, Restoration Village in Little Flock, AR, or AA (

Glenda Susanne Elam Ingram Burnley

May 17, 1955 until June 21, 2020

Glenda Susanne Elam Ingram Burnley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 21, 2020. She was born May 17, 1955 to Lloyd and Mary (Arnold) Elam. Susanne, or Sissy, as she was known to the nieces and nephews she cherished, was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Anthony and David Elam, and her first husband Roy Thomas Ingram. She is survived by her sister-in-law and her husband, Debra Elam and Darin McDonald, of West Fork, and her nieces and nephews, Lauran Elam and Mounir El Fatmi, of Thousand Oaks, CA, Clint and Trella Elam of Lowell, and Aaron Elam, of Fayetteville.


Susanne was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, and worked for years as a CNA and Medical Technician at both Washington Regional and Fayetteville City Hospital. She devoted her life to her family, helping to care for both her nieces and nephews as if they were her own, as well as her beloved late mother-in-law, Nancy Ingram. She had a child-like enthusiasm for life, and delighted in sharing the dolls, toys, and jewelry she collected with those she loved. Her generosity of spirit was unrivaled. She loved her cats, her grand-nieces and nephew, Juliana, Hanae, and Mack, and her network of aunts, aunts-in-law, cousins, and friends with abandon. She was particularly close with her cousin Lisa and her friend LaDonna. Susanne was estranged from her second husband, Paul Burnley, at the time of her passing.


A memorial will be postponed until friends and family can safely gather to celebrate Susanne’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Blue Moon Cat Sanctuary, PO Box 44, Witter, AR 72776, or through your PayPal account to [email protected]

Carla Jean Dougan

October 30, 1969 until June 18, 2020

Carla Jean Dugan age 50 of Greenwood Arkansas departed this life to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on June 18th, 2020 at her residence 3401 Jenny Ridgeway in Greenwood Arkansas where she lived with her husband Robert Eugene Dugan Sr. and her 15-year-old son Seth Eugene Elliott. Carla was an accomplished homemaker, mother, and greatly adored wife, friend, and highly faithful attender in her church.  She enjoyed exampling her faith in all areas of her life and delighted in every moment with her family and many dear friends.  Her physical absence will be certainly noticed, and her presence sorely missed by all who knew her.  Carla was born on October 30th, 1969 in Fayetteville, AR.


Carla was preceded in death by her mother Anna Florence Frederick. Carla Jean Dugan is survived by her father James Cecil Frederick of Farmington, AR, two sisters Fern Clear and her husband Terry of Centerton, AR, Dianne Bottoms and her husband Rob of Patrick, AR, one brother Mike Frederick of Shreveport, LA, one daughter Amanda Horine and her husband Daniel of Greenwood AR, two sons Aron Turner and his wife Cherish of Greenwood, AR, Seth Eugene Elliott of the home, one step son Robert Eugene Dugan Jr. of Hanford, CA, one stepdaughter Cherisse Roberts and her husband Jason of Dinuba CA, 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great nieces, and 1 great nephew.


Visitation will be Thursday June 25th at 9 a.m. at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington, AR.

Graveside service will commence at 10 a.m. at Farmington Cemetery, with Pastor Larry Elmore officiating of the Rose Garden Full Gospel Church in Jenny Lind, AR.

Tracy Dawn Gooding-Shook

June 30, 1964 until June 18, 2020

Tracy Dawn Gooding-Shook, 55, of Prairie Grove, AR passed away Thursday June 18, 2020 in Fayetteville. She was born June 30th, 1964 in Fayetteville, Arkansas the daughter of Jerry & Sharon Gooding.

She spent her working career at Tyson Foods and City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. She enjoyed fishing, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities with family and friends. She loved music, loved her sports, and was an avid hog fan.

Tracy is survived by her mother, Sharon Gooding, sisters Cheryl Sanders, Heather Pfeiffer (Justin), Niece Sidney Sims (Payton) Nephews, Jacob Robertson, Hunter Sanders, and Cole Sanders, great Nephew, Mason Ryder Sims, and great niece Palmer Kate Sims, and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Tuesday June 30th, at Vesper Point on Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Stephen Leroy Dunn

April 15, 1950 until June 16, 2020

Stephen Leroy Dunn, age 70, of Bentonville died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers.  He was born April 15, 1950 in Madera, California the son of George Alton and Vesta Lee Dunn. 


He worked with Walmart for over 10 years as a mechanic in the TLE.  He loved fishing, hunting, and spending quality time with his family, especially time with his grandchildren.

Stephen moved to Northwest Arkansas over 27 years ago from Washington State.  He was a member of Cross Church located in Rogers.


He was preceded in death by:  his parents, several siblings, and one son; Stephen Dunn.

Stephen is survived by:  his wife of 49 years, Vickie Dunn, whom he married January 12, 1971, two daughters; Crystal Brower and her husband Charles, of Ozark, Missouri, Daffney Ann Dunn, of Bentonville, one brother; Gary Luman, of Colorado, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 


A celebration of Stephen’s life will be announced at a later date by the family. 

Memorials may be sent to:  The Children’s Miracle Network.

Susan Lynn (Shepherd) Troup
August 1, 1947 until June 15, 2020

Susan Lynn (Shepherd) Troup, 72, of Rogers, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. She was born on August 1, 1947 in Ft. Smith, the daughter of Wanda and Ray Shepherd.

Susan is survived by her husband of 54 years, Malcolm Brian Troup, son, Marcus Troup, daughter, Merissa Spicer (Lonnie), grandchildren, Christian Carpenter, Malcolm (Rachel) Carpenter, Cassidy Troup, Erin Troup and one great grandson, Malcolm Robert Carpenter.  She is also survived by two sisters, Janie (Mike) Weber and Dana (Gary) Vickery and four nephews and one niece.

Susan graduated from Ft. Smith Northside High School in 1965.  She worked for Bell Telephone as an operator when she met Lt. Troup cruising Beverly’s Drive Inn.  After a whirlwind courtship, they were married on July 1, 1966.  She enjoyed five years as an army wife, traveling to Korea and living on five posts.  She loved the army life with the broad horizons it promised, but was disappointed when Brian was wounded during combat in Viet Nam and medically retired in 1975 at Ft. Carson, Colorado.

Susan enjoyed spending time with her family to include her ever-present dogs and anything to do with a boat on water, especially cruising.  She and Brian had accrued over 500 days exploring the world together on Holland America Lines.

Her professional career began as a volunteer dental assistant at Ft. Stewart, GA.  She utilized that proficiency in future jobs in many dental practices in Colorado Springs and Northwest Arkansas, including the VA hospital in Fayetteville.  Her 28 year career at the VA advanced, culminating in a position as Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD), retiring in 2015.

In her newly found free time, she participated in yoga and spent time with her family & friends in and around their home on Beaver Lake.  She was the life of the party and could make an ordinary evening a festive gala.  Friends and family around the globe have expressed condolences at her loss.

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

Bernie Nepps

June 23, 1949 until June 13, 2020

Horace Bernard “Bernie” Nepps Jr., age 70, of Rogers, Arkansas died Saturday, June 13, 2020 in his wife’s loving embrace.  He was born June 23, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of Elizabeth Pease and Horace Bernard Nepps Sr.


He served in the US Navy, during the Vietnam Conflict, serving on the USS Hancock, as a Munitions Specialist.  Also while serving he flew in the back seat in the “Phantom.”  He was a member of the VFW.


Bernie was a master carpenter, loved fishing, great fisher, not a great catcher. He was a member of Bass Masters.  He enjoyed sailboat racing, parachuting, and diving.  He loved to laugh and tell awful jokes.  He loved waggl’n his butt at his wife.


He enjoyed playing billiards, and he was a member of the American Billiards Association.  He was preceded in death by:  his parents, and two sisters.


Bernie is survived by: his wife; Kathleen Nepps, son; Chad Riley, daughter; Maril Riley, four grandchildren; Kevin Riley, Austin Miller, Neyland Miller, and Elijah Henry, and three people that meant so much to him; Bill Warner, Sue Warner Barcalow, and Dave Hogge.


Inurnment will be announced by the family at a later date, and take place at National Cemetery located in Fayetteville. 

Hue Van Khuu

November 1, 1933 until June 11, 2020

Hue Van Khuu, age 86, of Fort Smith died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Washington Regional Medical Center located in Fayetteville. He was born November 1, 1933 in Vietnam the son of Sau Thi Vo and Tieng Van Khuu.

He enjoyed going back to Vietnam to visit his family and friends. He moved to Fort Smith on November 1979. He was preceded in death by: Parents and three brothers.

He is survived by: Younger sister in CT (Nhi Thi Khuu), younger brother in PA (Mai Van Khuu), three sons (Tam Khuu, Nhut Khuu, Duc Khuu), daughter in-law (Phung Ngo), adopted daughter; (Thiem") and her husband (Corbin) and their three children; (Shawn, Savannah, and Sophia) four grandchildren (Na Khuu, Long Khuu, Cam Khuu, and Uyen Khuu), grandson-in-law (Pavith Lovan), granddaughter-in-law (Khanhny Patoumma), three great grandchildren (Alayna Lovan, Isla Lovan, and Oliver Khuu), 14 nephews, and 10 nieces.

No services are planned at this time.

James "JJ" David Glenn Jr.
November 18, 2000 until June 11, 2020

James “JJ” David Glenn Jr., 19, of Harrison died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Washington Regional Hospital. He was born on November 18, 2000 the son of Laura Morris in Monticello, Arkansas.

He enjoyed fishing, mud riding, music, working on old cars and trucks. JJ loved light-hearted fun with his friends and family. JJ considered many that were close to him as family even if they weren’t.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Glenn.

JJ is survived by his mother, Laura Morris and step-father, Cory Morris; sister, Courtney; girlfriend, Julia; best friends, Stephen and Alex, and a host of friends and family.

A celebration of JJ’s life will be held at a later date at his home.
Paul D. Smith
May 12, 1948 until June 9, 2020

Paul D. Smith, 72, of West Fork, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Fayetteville.

He was born May 12, 1948 in Winamac, Indiana to Orville and Maxine Hamilton Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Raymond, Charles, Roy, two sisters; Hazel Butterbaugh, Ellen Van Alstine, and his wife of forty-one years; Adrene Zeeveld Smith.

He is survived by one son: Gordon (Amy) Smith of West Fork, two daughters: Cris Romine of Orlando, Florida, Kathleen (Eugene) Kovach of West Fork and a brother; Ricki D. Smith of Farmington, Arkansas, grandchildren; Amber Browne Kawaf and Belal Kawaf of Kissimmee, Florida, Allen Romine of Kissimmee, Florida, Jacob Smith of West Fork and Matthew (Janalee) Canfield of West Fork, and his beloved dog Itsy.

He was a truck driver and mechanic. He was a past member of NWADA dart league and a life member of Ozark Flyers.

Thanks to Regency Hospital, Willard Walker Hospice Home and WRMC in home hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be announced by the family at a later date.

Sandra Sue Scott

September 9, 1949 until June 7, 2020

Sandra Sue Scott, 70, of Siloam Springs, AR passed away June 7, 2020 in Springdale. She was born September 9, 1949 in Eunice, NM to Chief Phillips and Violet Reeves Phillips.

Sandra had lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 20 years after moving from Oklahoma. She enjoyed going to the casino to play poker, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Ace Scott; her parents; two brothers: Ronnie and Gary Phillips; and one granddaughter, Jessica Blackmon.

Survivors include her three children: Vicky Morris and husband Jackie of Siloam Springs, AR, Twyla Stanley of Watts, OK, and Jason Stanley and fiancée Tonya Fox of Rogers; three brothers: Tuffy Phillips and wife LoWanda of Watts, OK, Tooter Phillips of Tahlequah, OK, and Corbett Phillips and wife Sheila of Rogers; two sisters: Tricia Haddock and husband Rod of Verdigris, OK and Missy Sisco and husband Greg of Watts, OK; four grandchildren: Whitney Morris, Matthew Morris, Philip Stanley, and Taylor Stanley; and ten great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be Saturday, June 13 at 3pm at Phillips Cemetery in Westville, OK.

Thomas "Tom" Nulty
December 15, 1937 until June 3, 2020

Thomas “Tom” Nulty, 82, of Bentonville, AR. died on June 3, 2020 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR. Tom was born on December 15, 1937 in Vermillion, South Dakota to Carl James Nulty and Lillian (Thorud) Nulty. At the age of 4, Tom’s mother passed away leaving his father to raise 3 children on his own.

Tom graduated in 1956 and then went into the service. He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the Army.  Tom met Phyllis (Irwin) Nulty in 1959 and they were married on July 2, 1960. They had one daughter Colleen whom they both adored and cherished. He was the General Manager of the Townhouse Association in Bella Vista, AR. for over 25 years. Prior to that he worked for Firestone, St. Mary’s Church and owned his own dairy distributorship in New Hampton, IA. 

Tom was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, watching Iowa Hawkeye football, cooking and collecting anything John Deere related.

Tom is preceded in death by his loving wife Phyllis, his parents CJ and Lillian Nulty, his sisters Lugene Kuhn and MaDonna Bushman.  He is survived by one daughter Colleen Nulty and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, June 20th at 11:00 AM at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Bentonville.

Edward Adkins

April 20, 1956 until June 3, 2020

Edward Adkins, age 64, of Bentonville passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020. 


Ed was born April 20, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Sara McCoy and Richard A. Adkins.


Soon after graduating High School in Dewy, Oklahoma, Ed moved to Northwest Arkansas.  He spent many years as a machine operator for Wal-Mart.  Ed married the love of his life, Wanda Davis, in 1988 and started a beautiful family.  He enjoyed restoring antique trucks, playing cards with lifelong friends, and spending quality time with his family and friends, especially outdoors.  Above all, he found joy in his devoted roles as husband, father, and grandfather. 


Ed is survived by his wife; Wanda Adkins, of Bentonville, one son; Brian Adkins, of Bentonville, one daughter; Melissa Howard, of Centerton, his mother; Sara McCoy, of Bentonville, one brother; David Adkins, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, and four grandchildren; Kyra, Kelsie, Brandon, and Sara.


Ed was preceded in death by his father; Richard, one daughter; Elisabeth, and one son; David.


The Celebration of Life and Memorial service will be Saturday; June 13th at 10:30am at Bella Vista Church of Christ, located at 989 Northwest McNelly Road, Bella Vista, Arkansas.