Grace Mary (Dee) Clark
June 17, 1935 – May 23. 2021
Grace Mary Clark of Fayetteville Arkansas passed away May
23, 2021 at home with family and her sweet dog Lulu by her side.
Grace was born in a Church schoolhouse in Great Leighs, England. When Grace was a small child, the British Military sent her fatherto India during WWII to defend that part of the empire from the Japanese. Her mother was home raising her and her two siblings. Sadly, her mother died during that war at the young age of 40. For the next two years, Grace and her three sibling lived with their Aunt Connie until their fathers return home. Grace’s memories during time that were of mixed emotions, she would share stories about being right underneath the planes flying over their home in groups of 4 or 5 at a time, only to watch them fly back with just one or two. It was a scary and confusing time for her. He then moved his three children to Chelmsford Essex, England.
After graduating school, she started working to save for her dream to move to the United States. After saving enough money, and completing months of proper paper work, she purchased a ticket for the Queen Elizabeth in 1957, and sailed to the U.S completely alone at the age of 21.
She later moved to Rhode Island where she married her first husband and had her four children. After 10 years of marriage, Grace became a single mother. It never seemed to stop her from working toward her dreams. Grace was always a hard worker. She pushed through and raised her four children as a single parent and then became on official U.S citizen January 31 1969.
Grace later moved to California and started her new career as a real estate agent. This is when she met Jerry through mutual friends in 1970. Grace and Jerry married October 18, 1973 and ended up becoming great lifetime work partners. Starting with their partnership buying and selling houses. Grace worked for Forest Olsen, Red Carpet Realtors, and Century 21. They purchased and sold several homes in southern California where they both received multiple awards. They also became members of the Million Dollar Club.
Jerry and Grace loved to travel together, along with taking their combined eight children to the mountains to fish, and more. They enjoyed visiting friends from all over the United States, and family in England. They loved to dance, and loved spending time on their sailboat while they lived in Mission Bay, San Diego. This was Grace’s favorite place to live. She loved the weather and made several lifetime friends while living there.
They later moved to Arkansas where they purchased a 35-year-old farm with 116 acres. Where they raised cattle and chickens for Campbell Soup Company. They later returned to San Diego and spent the next 5 years there in the early 1990’s. They then decided to return back to NW Arkansas in 1995. They spent time in Grove, Oklahoma, 10 years in Prairie Grove, and then their final home in Fayetteville Arkansas.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Clark. (Jerry passed away just 8 Sundays before his
bride). Her father Gordon, mother
Dorothy, sister Joyce, and brother Edward.
Grace is survived by: her sons, Leo Blais and wife Joy, Terry
Blais and wife Sandy, Mark Blais and wife Sheri, her daughter Belinda
Blais-Booth and husband Bradley; her 4stepchildren, Catherine Clark, Patrick
Clark, Barry Clark, and John Clark and wife Debbie; her grandchildren, Chaz
Blais and wife Morgan, Rylee Blais, Mallory Booth, Tyler Booth, and Tyler
Ritchie; her great grandchildren, Jaxon Ryan Blais and Maya Grace Palmer; in
addition to many nephews and nieces and family still living in England.
If you were fortunate enough to have met Grace, you would
understand how well her name suited her.
She was full of Grace. She was known for her lovely English accent. When
people asked where she was from, she loved to joke and say “Fayetteville” she
had a wonderful sense of humor, and was quick to make friends. She loved the ocean, warm weather, birds and nature.
She loved to garden whether it were vegetables or flowers. She also loved to read and knit. She knitted several baby blanket, hats, and
booties and even puppy sweaters that will be treasured for years to come. She was a giving soul who would help anyone
in need. Grace loved her family very
much. She was very proud of each of her
children and her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Grace was truly strong, and fought hard to stay on this
earth with her family as long as she could.
One of her last wishes was to make sure her beloved fur baby Lulu would
betaken good care of when she was gone. She had a heart made of gold, and will be
extremely missed by her legacy that she left behind. Her family would not be who we are today, if
it was not for her bravery to live out her dream.
We will all miss her so very much.
There will be a graveside memorial to celebrate Grace and Jerry’s lives. It will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville Arkansas, on June 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome.
In lieu of Flowers: Please make a donation to: The Fayetteville Animal Shelter
Josephine (JoAnn) Congi Little
January 18, 1943 until May 31, 2021
Josephine (JoAnn) Congi Little, 78, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 from a Pulmonary Embolism (Natural) at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.
JoAnn was born January 18, 1943 in Niagara Falls, New York to Angelo and Catherine (Katy) Congi. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her sister Jean Cox. JoAnn is survived by her two daughters Paula (Cathy) Little 58 of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, and Brenda Little Anderson 53 of Slidell, Louisiana; two grandsons (from Brenda) -- Joseph Anderson 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Joshua Anderson 27, of Slidell, Louisiana; niece Lynn Cox Meagher of Huntsville, Alabama, and nephew David Cox of Vicksburg, Mississippi; as well as other relatives from New York, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama.
JoAnn met & married Ed Little in Niagara Falls, New York. He worked for Heat and Power, renovating various businesses across the USA. His job meant they moved frequently -- 13 times the first 5 years of their marriage. They finally settled in Oklahoma where he became a building contractor and she was a housewife. Upon their divorce, JoAnn moved herself and her two daughters to Vicksburg, Mississippi to be near her parents -- who had recently moved to Vicksburg.
JoAnn & her business partner, Steve Alford, owned and operated Lewis Bakery in Vicksburg for many years. After its closing, she worked for Ameristar Casino as a card dealer, and in the casino’s bakery and uniform departments, as well as in other capacities.
In the early 2000’s, JoAnn moved to SW Missouri, (then Arkansas) to be with her daughter Cathy. After a few serious falls she moved to Ashley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rogers Arkansas, where she resided until her death. For the last few months, JoAnn “assisted” the Activities Director, where she regularly called Bingo and spent hours each day playing card games with several residents.
JoAnn’s gravesite funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette, Arkansas.
Jackie Ferrell Martin
January 1, 1949 until June 9, 2021
Jackie Ferrell Martin, age 72, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Northwest Medical Center located in Bentonville. He was born January 1, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri the son of Louise Clevenger and Emlous Martin.
He was a proud member of the United States Army having served in Vietnam. He also served as the Commander of the American Legion Post #639 in Springfield, Missouri for 2 terms. WE SALUTE YOU DAD!!!
He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had the privilege to cheer them on in the 2020 World Series and reveled in them being named World Series Champs. He proudly wore the Dodger Blue, despite all his friends sporting the hometown Cardinal red. He was a huge Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Lakers fan.
He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 3 years after moving from Springfield, Missouri. Prior to Springfield, he and his wife met and wed in Los Angeles California. They lived there for over two decades, before moving the family back to his hometown.
Jackie is survived by: his wife Doreen Martin, whom he married July 26, 1970, two sons; John Shapleigh and his wife Kristin, of Virginia, Brian Martin and his wife Leilani, of Bella Vista, two daughters; Jacquelyn Hudson and her husband Chad, of Bentonville, Janis Martin and her partner Jason Hudson, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of Jackie’s life will be announced at a later date by the family and take place at National Cemetery located in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard.
Timothy Shawn Doeppke, age 60, of Bentonville died Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville. He was born November 9, 1960 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Marlene Hummel and John Doeppke.
He built many Show-Cars over the years. He worked for several area body shops, including Jim’s Body shop located in Vaughn, he was self employed after working at Jim’s, as a paint and body shop manager. He formerly owned Vaughn Collision Center.
He enjoyed fishing, and visiting all family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents and grandparents.
Timothy is survived by: his wife; Cindy Doeppke, whom he married March 31, 1995, his three brothers; Danny Doeppke and his wife Joyce, of Missouri, Fred Doeppke and his wife Na-Kish, of Hiwasse, John Doeppke and his wife Linda, of Missouri, his three sisters; Janet Bradley and her husband Lloyd, of Iowa, Becky Graham and her husband Tim, of Iowa, Sherri Henders, of Iowa, a very best friend and like a son; Charlie Bell, of Lincoln, his step-mother; Jean Doeppke, of Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Timothy’s life will be announced at a later date by the family.
Wilma Jean Mitchell
July 18, 1929 until May 31, 2021
Wilma Jean Mitchell, age 91, formerly of Sulphur Springs and recently of Rogers, died on Monday, May 31st, 2021 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on July 18th, 1929 to William Marion Shields and Allie Cynthia Rainey in Parkin, Arkansas.
Wilma was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Bouland and her second husband, James Mitchell; her brother, James Shields; and her parents, William and Allie.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Erickson of North Carolina as well as
three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Promenade Health and Rehabilitation for their
loving care of their mother and grandmother for so many years.
will be held at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas on Wednesday,
June 9th, 2021. Visitation is at 1pm and the service begins at 2pm, Pastor
Gairy Osburn officiating, followed by interment at Butler Creek Cemetery.
Barry Joseph Gittings
February 2, 1967 until June 3, 2021
Barry Joseph Gittings, 54, of Rogers passed away June 3, 2021 at Mercy Hospital. He was born February 2, 1967 in Newport, RI to Carol Ann Gittings.
Barry and his wife, Doretta, moved to Northwest Arkansas from Arizona in 2000. Barry was a huge football fan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Gittings.
Survivors include: his wife, Doretta Gittings of Rogers; two sons: James Gittings of Rogers and Jeremy Gittings (Michelle) of Rogers; and one brother, Troy Allen Gittings (fiancée, Carrie Verville) of Fayetteville.
A memorial service in Barry’s honor will be at Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11a.m.
Barbara Sue Schraer
May 22, 1931 until June 1, 2021
Barbara Sue Schraer, 90, passed away at home on June 1, 2021.
Barbara was born May 22, 1931 in Pandora, Ohio. She was the youngest of five children born to Willis and Ethel Schumacher.
Barbara graduated from Pandora High School and attended Bowling Green State University where she studied music.
Barbara had a life-long love of classical music and gardening and was an avid knitter.
In 1952 Barbara married Louis Schraer of Covington, Kentucky.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eric and Peter Schumacher, and sister Anna Reichenbach.
Barbara is survived by her husband Louis, their children Gretchen Harbick, Erich Schraer, and Jennifer Rhodes, granddaughter Sarah Reidmueller, sister Verena Schumacher, and her beloved cat Annabelle.
Janice Elaine Jones
February 4, 1942 until June 2, 2021
Janice Elaine Cunningham Gillham Jones, age 79, of Decatur, Arkansas died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at her residence. She was born February 14, 1942 in Riverside, California the daughter of Ruth Melissa Pusey and Ralph Raymond Cunningham.
She was a teacher for over 45 years. She loved playing softball.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, her son-in-law Mike Dale, and one sister; Shirley Annette Jones.
Janice is survived by: her four children; Bonnie Beauchamp, of Collinsville, Illinois, Daniel Gillham Jr. and his wife Jana, of Lexington, Kentucky, Linda Dale, of Decatur, Mary Womack and her husband Lance, of Bonnerdale, one sister; Karen Joyce Traweek and her husband Richard, of Virginia, twelve grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
No visitation is planned. A celebration of Janice’s life will be Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2pm at Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 790 East Roller Ave., with Pastor Gil officiating. Interment will follow at Decatur Cemetery.
Judy Ann Russell
July 11, 1938 until May 29, 2021
Judy Ann Russell, age 83, of Bentonville died peacefully Saturday, May 29th at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville. She was born July 11, 1938 in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Leona (Grotte) and Ernst Lovell Johnson.
Judy Ann Johnson married her first husband Ubbe Carl Reiter on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1956 in Worthington, MN. They lived in Oregon and through out the upper Midwest and moved to Northwest Arkansas from Chaska, MN in December 1986 when Ubbe retired. They purchased a home in Gravette, AR. She worked at Wasson's Funeral Home in Siloam Springs and at the Walmart Home Office and Sam's Home Office as a receptionist. She also worked at Compton Gardens after retirement.
She leaves behind husband of 24 years; David F. Russell, their beloved dog Dazzle, Daughter; Victoria Reiter of Bentonville, Son; Carl Reiter of Anderson, MO; Grandson; Hunter Holm of Bentonville. Judy Ann was thrilled to gain three additional grown children with her marriage to David. Daughters; Patti Veasman (John) with granddaughters Taylor and Madelyn of Cabot, AR; Laura (Joe) Partain with daughter Jamie of Richmond, TX; Son Michael Russell (Sharon) with daughters Christina and Allie of Brentwood, TN.
Judy Ann married David F. Russell on July 23, 1997 finding love again after her first husband passed away. David often jokes that he married her for her fantastic cooking, but it really was those bright blue eyes, long legs and down to earth personality that drew him in. They purchased a 100+ year old home in Bentonville and Judy Ann made it a true home full of warmth and love. In their early years of marriage they camped on any river or lake they could. Judy Ann loved flowers, especially David Austin roses and was happy to let neighborhood children play in her “secret garden”. Judy Ann was never one to sit still unless it was sunbathing. She was always quilting, knitting, sewing, feeding the birds, working on antiques, or in the kitchen baking a pie or one of her wonderful meals. 'Nanny' taught her grandson Hunter her culinary wonders. She was a lover of hats since she was a child and you would often see her in one. Judy Ann was a special neighbor on SE C Street. She was caring and would always provide any help she could.
Judy Ann is proceeded in death by parents, Ernest Lovell Johnson (1961) Reading, MN and Leona Johnson Hendrickson (1999) Slayton, MN, first husband Ubbe Carl Reiter (1991) of Gravette, AR, Sister; B. Dolly Wornson (2021) of Sioux Falls, SD, Brothers Larry (Infant) Johnson of Reading, MN and David Johnson (2019) of Westbrook, MN.
The family would like to thank her doctors; Dr. Stuart Benson with MDVIP, Dr. Phillip Riley with Mercy Cardiology, Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld with Highland Oncology Group and a special thanks to the staff at Circle of Life in Bentonville. No services are planned.
Enjoy every sunset as Judy Ann always did.
Diana Jean Caler
April 19, 1943 until May 26, 2021
Diana Jean Caler, age 78, of Bentonville died Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born April 19, 1943 in Springdale, Arkansas the daughter of Maxine Danford and Calvin Sutton.
She loved and served the Lord through her Baptist Faith, where she read her bible daily, led many new believers to Christ, and was a very faithful Prayer Warrior her entire lifetime.
She loved each of her dogs and horses. She loved to spend time in the outdoors, while mowing, gardening, and tending to her flowers. She was a lifetime resident of Northwest Arkansas. She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, and her sister.
Diana is survived by: two sons; Bryan Wolfgang and his wife Tori, of Bentonville, Heath Kavanaugh and his wife Chantel, of Carl Junction, Missouri, one daughter; Shelly Biggers and her husband Steve, of Lowell, one stepdaughter; Kristi McKay and her husband Dale, of Yuma, Arizona, one brother; Bob Sutton and his wife Linda, of Springdale, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1pm at Bluff Cemetery located in Springdale with Kevin Robinson officiating.
Memorials may be sent to: The Animal Shelter of the Donor’s Choice.
Matthew Sean Lee
December 7, 1983 until May 25, 2021
Matthew Sean Lee, 37, of Fayetteville, AR, passed away at Washington Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
Matt, father, son, and brother was born in Jonesboro, AR. He graduated from Valley View High School in 2002, where he had many friends. He continued to have relationships with many of his former classmates. Matt was an All-State Basketball Player his senior year and was a member of the baseball team at Valley View High. He played college basketball at Crowley's Ridge College following high school. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Razorbacks Fan, and enjoyed attending games with family and friends. Music and animals brought joy to Matt, and he often would discuss various musical artists and test trivia knowledge about his favorites. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and spent a lot of his spare time at a lake, river, stream, or on the golf course. Matt worked at Rogers Public Schools in the School Services Department.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Cecil Bell; and paternal grandparents, Donald and Jeanette Lee; aunt, Donna Neal.
Survivors include his life partner, Bailey Sharp, and daughter Brittain Irby Lee, of the home; his parents, Sharon Lee, of Jonesboro, AR, and Charles and Sonya Lee, of Rogers, AR; One sister: Jennifer Kirk (Brad), of Jonesboro, AR; one brother, Jalen Lee, of New York, NY; two step-sisters, Sarah Butler (Brad), of Mountain Home, AR, and Amanda Emison, of Rogers, AR; One uncle, Donald Ray Lee, Jr., of Harrisburg; and one aunt, Dr. Stacey Sloas, of Jonesboro, AR. His maternal grandmother, Donna Bell, of Harrisburg, AR; 4 nephews: Brayden and Jameson Kirk; Jack and Max Butler. 4 cousins: Haden and Elizabeth Sloas; Daniel and Brandon Neal.
A memorial service will be held in Jonesboro, AR, at a location and date to be determined.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that
consideration be given to 7Hills Homeless Center, Donations, 828 S. Seven Hills
Ct., Fayetteville, AR 72701.
James Lee "Doc" Clark
July 2, 1933 until May 20, 2021
James Lee (Doc) Clark was born to Troy Earl (Blackie) &
Lucy Hollowell Clark. He grew up in Pawhuska Oklahoma along with his older
brother Tom and older sister Minti (Hope).
Doc married Mary Jo Webb and they had three sons, Jeffrey,
Jonathon, and Joel. He later married Mary Lou Robison, Kenna Elaine Tuell,
Patricia Jane Miller, and Verlee Roark. Along the way he unofficially adopted
and loved many stepchildren.
Doc graduated from OSU with his doctorate in Veterinary medicine. He operated a practice in Sayre Oklahoma and Coffeyville Kansas. He later moved to Noel Missouri where he worked as a USDA inspector before retiring.
Doc enjoyed gardening, writing poems, playing many musical
instruments, and especially his Peruvian Paso horses. He loved all people and
never met a stranger. Anyone who met him knew him to be a colorful storyteller
and character. He will be missed immensely.
Doc is survived by a sister-in-law Joann Clark, a brother-in-law Jerry Hope, his sons Jon & Joel, his stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews all of whom he loved very much.
will be: Saturday, May 29, 2021 from
9:30am until 11am at Epting Funeral Chapel located in Gravette.
A celebration of Doc’s life will be: Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2pm at Concordia located in Bella Vista.
Contributions can be made in his name to Horses for Healing Bentonville in honor of his love of horses or to Circle of Life Hospice House in honor of the care and love they show for the strangers who pass through their lives.
September 10, 1930 until March 28, 2021
Gerald “Jerry” Duane Clark of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed
away on March 28TH 2021, peacefully at home.
Jerry was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin on September 10th 1930, to James and Alyce Clark. He was baptized on September 14, 1930. He grew up as a child on his parent’s Dairy farm located in Tomahawk Wisconsin.
After graduating high school from Tucson Arizona in 1948, he then joined the Navy December 9, 1950, and served until 1954. Jerry was honored with a Navel Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, and a good conduct medal. He was stationed at second medical Battalion, second Marine Division, FMF, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 1952, he was transferred to Commanding Officer, headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, North Carolina for duty with the Dental Section.
When he returned from the Military, he went on to the
University of Arizona and received his Bachelor in Business
Administration. After graduation, he managed
his own liquor store, grocery stores and motels. He later became a real estate broker and
became a member of the Million Dollar Club while working at Forest Olsen
Realtors in Garden Grove California. Where he later became the Branch
manager. In 1971 Jerry led Region 2 in
sales, and received the Distinguished Salesman’s Award. He was awarded Salesman of the Month in
addition to winning numerous monthly awards.
Jerry met his wife Grace Clark through mutual friends. They were married on October 18, 1973. They both loved to dance together, travel, spend time with family and friends, and became great lifetime work partners. They spent several years working in California buying and selling real estate. Where at one time Jerry received an award for being the top sales broker is San Diego. Jerry and his wife then moved to NWA and bought a large farm where they raised chickens for Campbell Soup and raised cattle. They received 2nd Place Broiler Grower of the Year 1983-1984. Their hard work paid off and they turned their 116 acre farm into a show place. They later retired and moved to Grove Oklahoma. They also spent 10 years in Prairie Grove. Then, found their final home in Fayetteville Ar.
Jerry was preceded in death by his Father James Clark, his
mother Alyce (Nick) Clark and his sister Jimette Clark.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Grace Mary
Clark of the home. Daughter, Catherine
A. Clark, 3 sons Gerald Patrick Clark, Barry N Clark, John -Thomas Clark and
wife Debbie. His 3 step sons Leo Blais
and wife Joy, Terry Blais and wife Sandy, Mark Blais and wife Sheri , and one
step daughter Belinda Blais- Booth and husband Bradley. His grandchildren, Chaz Blais and wife
Morgan, Rylee Blais, Mallory Booth, Tyler Booth, and Tyler Ritchie. Two great Grandchildren Jaxon Blais and Maya
Jerry had a love of life, and was a great storyteller. He enjoyed talking to anyone about “the good
ol days”. He never spoke of any bad
times. He loved to reminisce about
Growing up on his parent’s dairy farm in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. In addition to
how he would love to go dancing after practicing football, when the other
football players just wanted to sleep.
Dancing all night long with all the pretty girls was one of his favorite
things. He said, after he met “Gracie”
as he would call her, he never wanted to
dance with another. He would tell family
and friends that he could have never asked for a better life partner than his
wife Gracie. He spoke with great pride
about his time in the Navy when he was a dental technician, and about how many
wonderful places he was able to go see.
He lived a full life and loved spending time at the end of his life with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who he was so proud of. He enjoyed his time with his newest friend near the end of his life who came to just“ hang out and visit with him, and share stories”, David Weir. To whom this family will forever be grateful.
He lived on this earth 90 years, and would tell everyone that his goal was to live to be 100. He would say“ you always have to have goals”. Jerry never knew a stranger, and wanted everyone he met who might be struggling to, “remember to have “PMA” Positive Mental Attitude. He said, “That will get you through anything”.
Jerry held his faith in God, and his plan. Therefore, we know we will see him again one day.
His family and friends will be having a small graveside ceremony to celebrate his life.
Mary Leigh DeYoung
June 14, 1929 until May 7, 2021
Mary Leigh DeYoung, age 91, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, peacefully passed away on May 7, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.
Mary was born
on June 14, 1929, to Lee and Barbara Moore (Neft) in Madison, South Dakota.
After Mary graduated from Madison High School, she attended the Presentation
School of Nursing in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
After graduation, she worked in many areas of nursing for over 55 years. Mary was passionate about nursing and loved what she did for a living.
On February 7, 1951, she married Melvin DeYoung. They enjoyed a loving and joyful marriage for 52 years, until his death in 2003. Mary and Melvin went on to have 2 daughters, Kathryn and Sandra.
While retired, Mary had time to pursue her love of crocheting prayer shawls with her church group as well as spending time with friends and family.
predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, Melvin, daughter Kathy
Cunningham, and three older sisters. She is survived by Sandra and Mike Nelson
of Garfield, Arkansas, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. A private
service will be held at a later date. We appreciate your love and support
during this difficult time. Please consider a donation in Mary’s name to Circle
of Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Bella Vista.
March 31, 1961 until May 11, 2021
George William Collins, age 60, of Springdale died Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville. He was born March 31, 1961 in Springdale the son of Minnie Wolf and George Collins.
He loved spending quality time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was a cabinet builder for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by: his parents.
Survivors include: one son; Joshua Collins, of Springdale, two daughters; Monica Henry, of Southwest City, Missouri, Blair Gibson and her husband Trevis, of Huntington, one step-daughter; Bambi Woods, of Springdale, three sisters; Elizabeth Hill and her husband Paul, of Lowell, Lois Falkner and her husband Larry, of Springdale, Terri Ghomghani and her husband Kam, of Lowell, nine grandchildren, and many loving extended relatives and a hosts of friends.
Visitation will be: Thursday from 5-7pm at New Hope Assembly of God Church located in Rogers.
A celebration of William’s life will be Friday and begin at 1pm at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Pastor Paul Hill and Pastor Kam Ghomghani officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Joshua Collins, Trevis Gibson, Russ Ward, Josh Weaver, Bryce Weaver, and Ronnie Collins. Honorary pallbearer: Larry Falkner.
Memorials may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.
Wayne Lee Kimball II
May 22, 1967 until May 5, 2021
Wayne Lee Kimball II, 53, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday May 5th, 2021. He was born on May 22nd, 1967 in Davenport, Iowa to Wayne Lee Kimball and Betty Jane Hart. He was the youngest of 10 children.
He grew up in Burrton, Kansas where he met and spent a great deal of his youth getting into mischief with his best friend of 46 years, Scott Kirkland. He held various jobs including working with his dad who was a truck driver, holding a position at Legg Manufacturing and building his own mechanic shop. Later he moved to Nashville, Tn. where he took great pride in working at the Nashville Zoo. Wayne has always had a great love of nature and a compassionate heart for all living creatures.
Wayne moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2007 where he fell in love with and married Dawn Mary Allen on April 1st, 2008. He and his wife worked side by side in their flea market for nearly 10 years. Wayne loved to restore items and bring them back to their original beauty. He was also a collector of many intriguing items.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; Wayne and Betty, his brother Michael Wayne Kimball, and his sister; Margery Lee Kimball.
He is survived by his loving wife; Dawn Mary Kimball, their 3 cat daughters; Oreo, Mia Lee, and Venus, step daughter Kristy Jackson and 3 grandchildren; Eric, Jaylynn, and Ethan Jackson. Five sisters; Tammy and husband Brian Unruh, Connie and husband Kenny Williams, Kathy and husband Homer Unruh, Gale and Candace, two brothers; Michael Anderson, Steven Kimball and daughter; M’tika, Niece; Reagan and Nephew; Devin, children of Tammy and Brian Unruh as well as various other nieces and nephews.
He is and will forever be greatly missed.
Walter Henry Schrader
October 29, 1941 until May 5, 2021
Walter Henry Schrader, age 79, of Rogers died Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at his residence. He was born October 29, 1941 in Osborne, Kansas the son of Effie Mae and Edward Wesley Schrader.
He enjoyed building new construction, spending quality time with his family and friends from his church. He was employed by Daisy Manufacturing for 31 years, before opening Honeysuckle Construction Company, where he developed and built many Northwest Arkansas neighborhoods.
He was a member of Lowell Baptist for many years. He was a Gideon for over 50 years. He was a Deacon for the church for over 60 years. He served in the Rogers Noon Lions Club for over 45 years, also he received the Melvin Jones Service Award for his service to the Lions Club.
He served for over 15 years for the Rogers School Board. He served on the Arvest Community Bank Board for several years. He was a graduate of the first Dale Carnegie Class held in Rogers. He was added in 2014 to the Educator’s Hall of Fame, from the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. He received the Elbert S. Graham/Elza Tucker Award for his service to his community from the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by: his wife; Virginia Schrader in 2011, his parents, one brother; Eddie Schrader, one sister; Beulah Mitchell, one neice; Diana Tucker, and his chosen daughter; Sonia Stanfill.
Walter is survived by: one son; Michael Clark Schrader and his wife Robin, of Lowell, two daughters; Salena Wright-Brown, of Lowell, Jennifer Yaffe, of Lowell, five grandchildren; Megan Schrader and her fiancé Thomas Baker, both of Austin, Texas, Preston Schrader, of Rogers, Parker Zielinski, of Rogers, Simon Yaffe, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hannah Yaffe, of Lowell, four great-grandchildren; Christian Zielinski, of Rogers, Jaxon Yaffe, of Lowell, Denver Miller, of Lowell, and Mila Yaffe, of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
will be Monday May 10, 2021 from 10-11am at Lowell Baptist Church.
A celebration of Walter’s life will begin at 11am at Lowell Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Thomas and Rev. Ben Rowell. Interment will be at Rogers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Preston Schrader, Parker Zielinski, Christian Zielinski, Simon Yaffe, Aaron Pile, and Greg Stanfill.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Leroy Daniel, Terry Littrell, James McGarrah, Roger Hankins, David Matthews, Eddie Faucet, Charles Bowen, Pastor Johnny Harp, and Fred Vanzent.
may be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association.
July 25, 1935 until May 2, 2021
George “Chris” Klingman, age 85, of Rogers died at Circle of Life in Bentonville. He was born July 25, 1935 in Joplin, Missouri the son of Edna Harold and George H. Klingman.
He enjoyed being outside in the sun. He loved spending quality time with his family and studying the word of God.
After leaving Joplin and moving to Topeka, he worked for Dr. Dodd for over 12 years starting as a janitor and eventually studying to become an optician.
Chris attended Whites Ferry Road School of Preaching, located in West Monroe, Louisiana. After leaving Louisiana, he preached in McCune, Kansas and Baxter Springs, Kansas.
After moving to Arkansas, he worked at the Walmart Vision Center in Rogers for over 24 years.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Helen Gates Klingman who passed in August 2007; one brother, Johnny Klingman; one sister, Eva Klingman; one grandson, George Benjamin Klingman; one granddaughter, Autumn Klingman; and his parents.
Chris is survived by: five sons; Doug Klingman and his wife Monica, of Bentonville, one daughter in law; Sandy Klingman of Seligman, MO, Gene Klingman and his wife Debbie, of Parsons, Kansas, Jeff Klingman, and his wife Norma, of Rogers, Mike Klingman and adopted daughter in law Twala Metzger, of Bella Vista, Alex Klingman, of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama, one daughter; Kris Kelley and her husband Kevin, of Memphis, Tennessee, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday May 6 from 9:30am until 10:30am at Bella Vista Church of Christ.
A celebration of Chris’ life will begin at 10:30 am at Bella Vista Church of Christ with Randall Casselman officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Dean Klingman, Zane Klingman, Mason Moody, Tawnya Klingman, Jason Klingman, and Barry Klingman. Honorary pallbearers are: Ty Douthitt, Kyle Klingman, Steve Kelley, Shawn Kelley, and Ray Mitchell.
Memorials may be sent to: The Church of Donor’s Choice
Bobbi Farrell Crafton Gray
June 15, 1938 until April 25, 2021
Bobbi Farrell Crafton Gray, age 82, of Bentonville passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Bentonville. She was born June 15, 1938 in Little Rock, Arkansas and was the daughter of Donia Kyle Paton Crafton and William Farrell Crafton.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Art from The University of Central Arkansas located in Conway and eventually retired from being an elementary teacher. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, painting and loved wearing her Cowboy boots and blue jean jacket. During her life she enjoyed collecting and selling antiques.
She has lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for 18 years after moving from Conway. She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert “Bob” Gray, two siblings, Billy Crafton, Larry Crafton, and her parents.
Bobbi is survived by one daughter; Melissa Meacham Holman and her husband Stephen, of Rogers, Arkansas, two granddaughters; Emily Wilson, of Rogers, Arkansas and Lindsey Holman and her fiancé Hunter Boeken, of Dallas, Texas.
A celebration of life will be Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Oakley Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 2003 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers Arkansas 72758, with Rev. Shane Pair officiating.
may be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice House, 901 Jones Road, Springdale,
Lofty Ray Carrier
August 12, 1959 until April 24, 2021
Lofty Ray Carrier, 61, of Hiwasse passed away April 24 in his home. He was born August 12, 1959 in Gravette to Lee and Peggy (Hulett) Carrier.
Lofty was preceded in death by his father, one son, Skylar Carrier, and one brother, Wayn Carrier.
Survivors include his wife, DaleLynn Carrier of Hiwasse; daughters: Lamarise Carrier of Hiwasse and Natasha Dreves (Raymond) of Elkins; brothers: Wade Carrier (Linda) of Texas and Ward Carrier of Gravette; three granddaughters and one grandson; mother-in-law, Lamarise Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 28 at 10:00am at Word Cemetery in Gravette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Christian Children’s Home in Morrilton.
Dr. Anthony James "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.
A celebration of Tony’s life will be held in September when
he would have celebrated his 80th birthday.
Memorials may be sent to the ACC Research Foundation or
Optimist Hearing Foundation of Arkansas.
Barry Ray Gawith
September 21, 1960 until April 12, 2021
My Daddy - his hugs could cure all your sadness, his laugh could fill the
room and his love could fill your heart with joy and happiness. Dad never
knew a stranger. He always has wise words of advice for you. He
loved his family with every fiber of his being.
Daniel: My Dad was a loving man. He could do anything you could think of...a handyman of sorts. He loved golf and had been to many golf courses around the world. My father was a gentle soul and caring man.
Rachel: To know Barry Gawith was to love him. He was a kind, gentle, hilarious, and loving man. He loved my mother more than any words can ever express. For that I am eternally grateful to him. He gave her the best decade of her entire life and he did so freely and willingly. They had the absolute most fun together. Barry loved my children as if they were his own grandchildren. He spoiled and loved them. He was their biggest fan in the stands at every baseball and basketball game. They will greatly miss their Papa Barry.
Barry was the kind of man to drop literally everything and stop to come help you with anything you needed,no matter how great or how small. He was the most dependable man. Barry’s laugh could fill a room (as well as his snore). We will miss Barry’s cookies, We will miss Barry’s laugh, but we will miss Barry’s love most of all. His memory and all of the memories that we made together will be treasured for our lifetime.
Melanie: Barry was the love of my life. When I met him 10 years ago my life was instantly changed. Just his presence made everything better. He and I shared a “Once upon a time” that was a true love story. We enjoyed every minute we were together. We laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced and we loved each other. His laugh was loud and contagious. The man’s heart knew no boundaries and he was happy to help anyone. He never met a stranger. If you knew him he loved you. If you didn’t you would have loved him. Rest peacefully my sweet King. I love you to the marrow of my bones. Your Queen
Arnold Ray Jackson Sr.
January 31, 1954 until April 13, 2021
Corporal Arnold Ray Jackson Sr., United States Marine, age 67, of Springdale died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at a local skilled care center. He was born January 31, 1954 in Blythe, California the son of Lillian Mae Lacey and Leroy Jackson.
Arnold enjoyed fishing, loved collecting many things, and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed making new friends and having long conversations. He loved being the Jack of all trades. He served for four years with the US Marines.
He was preceded in death by: his parents and his Nephew Kevin Terry JR.
Survivors include: his daughter; Karla Jacobs, of Gravette, his Son; Arnold Ray Jackson Jr., of Iowa, his Son; Jeffery Wade Jackson, of Gravette, and his daughter; Jamie Jackson, of Lexington MO.
No public services are planned at this time.
Full Military Honors were provided by: The Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard.
may be sent to: Shepherd's Chapel Church,
102 8th Ave NE, Gravette, Arkansas 72736.
June 5, 1957 until April 11, 2021
Johan Visser, 63, of Bentonville went to be with his Lord and Savior when he passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on April 11th, 2021.
He was born June 5th, 1957 in Krugersdorp, South Africa to Japie Visser and Welma Bezuidenhout (Visser).
He and his wife, Marina, married on August 30th, 1980 and moved from South Africa to Northwest Arkansas in 1999.
His deep love of the Lord, his positive outlook on life, his grit, and his quiet strength will be remembered by all who had the privilege to know him. He brought a light into any room he entered.
Johan is survived by his wife; Marina Visser, his son; Ewald Visser, his mother; Welma Visser, his sister; Judene van Wyk and her husband, Callie, of Walvis Bay, Namibia, and his brother; Kobus Visser of Boksburg, South Africa.
He was preceded in death by his father; Japie Visser.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 15th from 6pm to 7pm at Bentonville Community Church. The funeral service will be held Friday morning, April 16th at 10am, also at Bentonville Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Circle of Life Hospice in memory of Johan.
Marion Renae Fewkes
July 9th, 1977 until April 7th, 2021
Marion Renae Fewkes, 43, of Fayetteville, AR died on April 7th, 2021. She was born on July 9th, 1977 in Madera, California to Ronald Coleman and Barbara Jenkins (Coleman).
She lived in northwest Arkansas for 15 years, moving from the Valley in Las Angeles. She loved the ocean, especially the beach, and enjoyed dolphins and butterflies.
Marion is survived by her son; Nick Fewkes of Bentonville, AR, her mother; Barbara Coleman, her sisters; Julie Shapiro and husband Roe of Lake Arrowhead, CA, and Shelly Coleman, also of California.
She is preceded in death by her father; Ronald Coleman, and her brother; William Coleman.
Randy R. Norris
November 17, 1956 until April 5, 2021
Randy R. Norris, age 64, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House located in Springdale. He was born November 17, 1956 in Riverside, California the son of Kathleen Fletcher and Kennith Norris.
He was a forklift driver for many years with Walmart Inc., as well as a mechanic and mobile home builder in early adulthood.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with family, and barbecuing. He was full of witty humor and loved others unconditionally.
He was preceded in death by: His mother; Kathleen Fletcher, his father Kenneth Norris.
Randal is survived by: his daughter; Coreen Cordasco of Centerton, as well as 3 granddaughters, Zoe Cordasco, Audrey Cordasco and Isabelle Cordasco, Sisters Merri Kay Smith, Kristi Marrs, and Denise Thompson and brother Larry Norris and several loved nieces and a nephew.
No funeral plans at this time.
Monty Leon Wilmoth
October 24, 1953 until April 1, 2021
Monty Leon Wilmoth, 67, of Decatur passed away April 1 in Springdale. He was born October 24, 1953 in Siloam Springs to Leonard and Frances Wilmoth.
Monty was a lifelong resident of the Decatur area. He was a people person who was always on the go and enjoyed visiting with his buddies.
Monty was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Shonda.
Survivors include three daughters: Amy, Monica of Georgia, and Ashley of Illinois; one brother, Larry Raynor of Decatur; two sisters: Loretta Philpott of Gentry and Joann Capps (Rick) of Bloomfield; and four nephews and nieces: Steve, Debbie, David, and Kevin.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 6 at 2:oopm at Falling Springs Church in Decatur, Arkansas.
James Monroe Wilson
December 9, 1930 until April 2, 2021
James Monroe Wilson, age 90, of Rogers, formerly of Little Rock died Friday, April 2, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice located in Springdale. He was born December 9, 1930 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas the son of John and Lillian Wilson.
Things he liked to do were fishing, golfing, photography, and painting, but his real joy came from his relationships with his family and serving his Lord, Jesus Christ.
He married his wife, Betty Marie Miller in 1953, whom he met while attending Ouachita Baptist University. After graduating, Ouachita, he earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Following his graduation he pastored churches in Little Rock and Gurdon, Arkansas, then moved his family to Brazil, where he served as a missionary with the International Mission Board for seven years. Following his service on the mission field, he returned to Arkansas in 1970 to serve as pastor of Little Rock’s Baptist Tabernacle, which became Parkway Place Baptist Church when it relocated to western Little Rock. Retiring in 1995, he and Betty served in Germany as missionaries. He and Betty retired and moved to Benton, Arkansas then to Rogers in 2010 to be surrounded by their children and grandchildren. They have been members of First Baptist Rogers since that move.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Bruce Wilson and Norton Wilson.
James is survived by: his wife of 68 years; Betty Wilson; one son John Wilson and his wife Becky, of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Debbie Johnson and her husband Gerald of Fayetteville, Victori “Vicki” Wagner and her husband Brice of Rogers, six grandchildren; Jill Goodwin and her husband Clay, Jennifer Richard and her husband Nathan, Ty Wagner and his wife Sara, Brook Smith and her husband Aaron, Rachael Heerwagen and her husband Ryan, and Ben Wilson and his wife Christian; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until 10:45am at First Baptist Rogers, located at the Pleasant Grove Campus. A celebration of James’s life will begin at 10:45am with Pastor Don Moore, Pastor Wade Tomlinson, and Pastor Wes George officiating. A private interment will be at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to: Mission Dignity, which helps pastors’ widows with insufficient incomes, or Circle of Life Hospice.
November 26, 1996 until March 30, 2021
"Alex" Vicente Cordero, 24, of Bella Vista died March 30th at his residence in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was born November 26, 1996 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Tabalina Walker-Cordero and Vicente Cordero-Garcia.
He was a diesel mechanic and enjoyed working on both trucks and cars. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing and being outdoors. He loved his family most of all, especially his daughter, Arya.
He was preceded in death by Ronnie Walker and Agustina Garcia.
Alex is survived by his daughter Arya Walker; mother, Tabalina Walker-Cordero and his father, Vicente Cordero; one brother, Richi Cordero; four sisters, Jasmyn Cordero, Ariana Cordero, Victoria Cordero, Lorena Cordero; grandparents, James and Vicki Cox; grandfather, Miguel Cordero; fiancé, Shelby Smith; his best friend, Eddie Romero; seven nieces and nephews and many aunts uncles and friends.
There will be a celebration of his life at 4:00pm, Monday, April 5, 2021 at New Hope Assembly of God in Rogers with Pastor James Longmate officiating.
Cremation arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville, Arkansas. Online at Eptingfuneralhome.webs.com
Apirl 2, 1927 until March 30, 2021
Nadean McGuire was born April 2, 1927, in the town of Barnsdall, Oklahoma. Her parents were Leonard Tillman and Vera Elizabeth Howell. At a young age, her family moved to Woolaroc Ranch where she lived until she graduated from high school. After she graduated from high school, she moved to Bartlesville and went to work for Phillips Petroleum, Co. She married Donald Ray McGuire on August 4, 1950, in Claremore, Oklahoma. She had three beautiful children and opened her home to many others which led to her nickname, “Mom McGuire.” She filled lots of tummies throughout the years with her delicious homemade bread, homemade butter, homemade ice cream, and yummy noodles. It should come as no surprise, her full, generous heart led her to always make extra to share with neighbors and those that needed it. Nadean has a loving family that will miss her dearly: sister-Deloris Sanders, Dallas, TX; sister-Wilma Schwenker, Hominy, OK; son and wife-Don & Kathleen McGuire, Bella Vista, AR; son & wife-Terry & Janeen McGuire, Eureka Springs, AR; daughter & husband-Elizabeth & Joe Willis, Tulsa, OK; 9 grandkids; 11 great- grandkids; and 5 great-great grandkids.
Nadean was preceded in death by her husband, Don McGuire, and her parents.
Nadean and Don helped coordinate and work on 30 various projects all over the
United States for the MAPS RV program. They worked numerous hours building
and remodeling churches, Teen Challenge Centers, and colleges. The legacy they
left for their family is a challenge to be all God has created us to be and to serve
God and others with all our hearts!
No public visitation is planned. A celebration of Nadean’s life will be: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Bella Vista Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jonathan Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Bella Vista Cemetery.
Memorials To: The Donald and Nadean McGuire Scholarship Fund, AGOK Foundation P.O. Box 13179, OKC, OK 73113 OR www.agokfoundation.org
Loye Lee McCormick
April 17, 1948 until March 30, 2021
Loye McCormick, 72, of Prairie Grove died March 30 in Springdale. He was born April 17, 1948 in Winslow to Bobby and Nora McCormick.
Loye was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Reba of Prairie Grove; three sons: Loye Jr. of Oklahoma, Tony of Ravenden Springs, and Bobby of Springdale; two daughters: Wilma Stufflebeam (Robert) of Fayetteville and Nora Owens (Howard) of Springdale; one brother, Ernest Ray Smith (Georgia) of Lincoln; one sister, Susie Keck (Anthony) of Fayetteville; and eight grandchildren: Jacob and Jackson McCormick, Jon Ulam, Travis Stufflebeam, Kenzie McCormick, Aaliyah Ward, Noah McCormick, and Sarah Galyen.
Charley R. Brown
July 19, 1947 until March 26, 2021
Charley R. Brown, age 73, of Fayetteville died Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1947 in Washington County, Arkansas.
Survivors include: many loving friends.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home located in downtown Fayetteville.
Glenn Eugene McAlister
September 10, 1957 until March 27, 2021
Glenn Eugene McAlister, 63, of Bella Vista passed away March 27, 2021 in the comforts of his home. He was born on September 10, 1957 in Mulberry to Glenn Eugene and Zelia Lola (Ward) McAlister.
Glenn had lived in Northwest Arkansas for 2 years after moving from Sherwood. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach and cooking bar-b-q for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Zelia McAlister and sister Jean Beaty.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy McAlister of Bella Vista; three daughters Rachael Powers, Sarah (Michael) Grudnowski, and Emily McAlister of Centerton; granddaughter Spencer Powers; sisters Jo McAlister and Brenda (Bobby) Townsend. Glenn was looking forward to the birth of his second granddaughter, Madison Grudnowski.
Todd Ellison Burton
April 28, 1973 until March 25, 2021
Todd Ellison Burton passed away at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas on March 25, 2021 surrounded by his wife, Diana, and twin brother, Brad. Todd died of Covid complications after a 52-day fight.
Todd was born in Bluefield, WV to Larry Graham Burton and
June Ellison Walters. He graduated from
Princeton High School and attended Bluefield State College. As a youth, Todd began his life long love of
the outdoors in those West Virginia mountains. As an adult, every chance he
had, Todd could be found in the woods hunting, on the water in his fishing
boat, or kayaking with his wife. Todd
enjoyed spending time with this son, Evan, and loved attending Evan’s football
games. Todd was a family man who adored
his wife and son and who loved the Lord.
Todd lived a life of faith in Jesus Christ. He was a good man who lived a good life.
Todd was an employee of WEI from August 2019 until his passing. Prior to that, Todd worked at Walmart from April 2008 until August 2019.
Survivors include his wife, Diana, of 16 years and son, Evan Ellison Burton, of the home. He is survived by his father, Larry G. Burton and stepmother Yvonne; mother June Ellison Walters and stepfather Erie; sister Deborah Slone and husband Jimmie; his twin brother Brad and wife Heather; sister Nikki Williford and husband Gordon; brother Chris and wife Michelle as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday morning at
Newsong Church. 1690 Gamble Road, Centerton, Arkansas 72719 from 9:00-11:00. Because of Covid restrictions, a private
service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the college education fund for Todd’s only child by clicking the link below.https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-todd-burton-for-evan-burton
George John Fedorovich
January 15, 1970 until March 23, 2021
George John Fedorovich, 51, of Bentonville died peacefully in his home on March 23, 2021. He was born on January 15, 1970 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to Jean Thurow and George Fedorovich Sr.
He grew up in Longview, Tx. Attended Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tx where he met his beloved wife, Laura in 1996. They married in 2004 and have two beautiful children, Nicholas, 12 and Anika, 10.
George was known for his dry sense of
humor and his willingness to help anyone at any time. He loved animals, was an environmentalist and
had a secret love for legos.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Carol Thurow.
George is survived by his wife,
Laura, son Nicholas, daughter Anika, sister Barbara and father George
Fedorovich Sr., several aunts/ uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at
Fellowship Bible Church – Rogers at 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Rd on Saturday April
17th at 2:30.
Flowers or donations may be sent to 3803 SW Maple Rd., Bentonville, AR 72713.
Clinton Albin Shaddy
July 12, 1969 until March 23, 2021
Clinton Albin Shaddy, age 51, of Lowell passed away on March 23, 2021. He was born on July 12, 1969 in Garden City, Kansas to Waymon (Pete) Shaddy and Beverly Lovendahl (Shaddy).
Shaddy loved sports, family, and spending time on the lake in his boat. He went to college at Pittsburg State where he met and married Julie Johnson, spending eighteen years together and having two beautiful daughters; Aylie and Kenna. After college, he worked for Walmart, spending 23 years with the company, traveling and making friends, moving to Northwest Arkansas in 2005 to be closer to family. After leaving Walmart, he enjoyed spending time with his daughters and his mother, taking many trips to Branson, camping in his RV, and making a point to have a “family night” at least once a week.
He is survived by his two daughters; Aylie and Kenna Shaddy of Bentonville, his mother; Beverly Shaddy of Centerton, his sister; Connie Shaddy and her husband Michael Leonard of Spring, Texas, sister-in-law; Mary Ann Shaddy of Guymon, Oklahoma, two nephews; Scott Birkelbach and Eric Shaddy, two nieces; Devery Shaddy and Vanessa Walker; and friend and roommate; Norm Powell.
Shaddy was preceded in death by his father; Waymon (Pete) Shaddy, and brother; Tony Shaddy.
Family to hold a private ceremony at a later date.
Tracy Dean (Tray) Laymon
January 20, 1970 until March 10, 2021
Tracy Dean (Tray) Laymon, 51, of Gravette died March 10 in his home. He was born January 20, 1970 in Jefferson City, Missouri to James and Mary Ellen (Phelon) Laymon.
Tray was a knife collector and maker. He loved the creek near his house and working in his garden. His dog Max was his best friend.
Tray was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Ellen Gower of Dover, AR; four children: Destiny Laymon of Florida, Jared Haddock of Gravette, Kody O’Neill (Chelsea) of Florida, and Skylar O’Neill of Colorado; one granddaughter, Kohen O’Neill; and one sister, Dana Ferguson (Andrew) of Ontario, Canada.
October 15, 1945 until March 14, 2021
William Oldham, age 75, of Rogers passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. He was born October 15, 1945 in Phillips County, Arkansas, the son of Mildred Watson and Edward Oldham.
He was a farmer for many years. He was preceded in death by: his parents, two brothers; Tommy and Raymond, and two sisters; Virginia and Vanessa.
William is survived by: his wife, Linda Oldham, whom he married June 27, 1965, three sons; Steve Oldham and his wife Tammy, of Rogers, Mike Oldham and his wife Jennifer, of Rogers, John “Benji” Oldham and his wife Karla, of Rogers, two daughters; Debbie Benton and her husband J.P., of Rogers, Kristy Oldham, of Bentonville, one sister; Sherry Pancrazio and her husband Mike, of Iowa, twelve grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Circle of Life Hospice located in Springdale, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dennison Clifford Wood
February 6, 1943 until March 11, 2021
Dennison Clifford Wood, age 78, of Lowell died March 11 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1943 in Newport, Vermont the son of Edith Barlow and Carroll Kenneth Wood.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, and one sister; Mary Wallace.
He grew up on a farm and was a mechanic for many years with Superior Industries in Fayetteville. He loved woodworking, fishing, and spending quality time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He did not know a stranger and everyone loved him.
Dennison is survived by: his wife; Judith Wood, whom he married June 27, 1964, one daughter; Colleen Sluss and her husband Franklin, of Lowell, one brother; Roderick Wood and his wife Leann, of Southwick Massachusetts, one sister; Beverly Panie, of Gardner Massachusetts, two grandchildren; Danielle Billy and her husband Forrest Bulgier, Joshua Billy and his wife Anais, two great-grandchildren; Mikea Billy and Amaya Bulgier, many nieces and nephews, and many children and grandchildren he claimed as his own.
A Celebration of Dennison’s Life will be at the Chapel at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, 1709 Johnson Road, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5pm to 8pm.
Memorials may be sent to: Washington Regional Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Jimmie Dean "Nick" Nichols
August 23, 1935 until March 16, 2021
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 16th 2021 at 10am at Bentonville City Cemetery in Bentonville, AR for Jimmie Dean (Nick) Nichols.
Jimmie, the youngest of 7 children, was born to Okfuskee County Pioneers, Oscar and Zorah (Ward) Nichols on August 23rd, 1935 on the family farm. He attended the Banner school and graduated from Okemah High School in 1954. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 4 years. When discharged, he attended the University of Oklahoma for 2 years then went to work for the Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base, where he was a team member, and later Program Manager of Modification to the B-52 and KC135 Aircraft.
He married Darlene Ellexson on December 21st, 1954. To this union, one child, Connie Nichols was born. During his tour, he attended electronic school in Biloxi, Mississippi, and served the rest of his time in the strategic air command at numerous locations.
After 32 years in the defense of our country, Jimmie divided his time between his Okemah Lake cabin and Midwest City, Oklahoma. He never lost his attachment and love for his home town of Okemah.
He was a 33 year member of the American Legion, First Baptist Church of Okemah; Midwest City Fair Housing Board, and the Okemah Golf Club Course since it’s beginning.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Zorah; his older brothers, Frank, Harry, Van, and Roy; and his sisters, Dorothy and Mae.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Darlene; daughter,
Connie; granddaughter, Sarah and husband Blake; great-grandsons, Beckham and
Thatcher; and great-granddaughter, Scout; all of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Verlyn Ray Peterson Jr.
November 16, 1946 until March 8, 2021
Verlyn Ray Peterson Jr, age 74, of Rogers, AR. passed away on March 7th, 2021 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR. He was born on November 16th, 1946 in Bentonville to Verlyn Ray Peterson Sr. and Vivian Marie Clayton.
He grew up and lived in Northwest Arkansas his whole life, retiring from Tyson, and enjoying putting together models and fishing.
Verlyn is survived by his children; Joe Peterson and wife Deb of Bentonville, Justin Peterson and wife Andrea of Clarkson Valley, MO., and Donnaice Sprague and husband Toby of Bella Vista, AR., siblings; Carl Peterson of Bentonville, and Connie Bell of Deer Park, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Verlyn Sr. and Vivian.
March 13, 1953 until March 6, 2021
Victor “Vic” Irvin Turnage was born March 13, 1953, in Lexington, Missouri. Victor was the oldest child of Loren Brown and Gladys Fern ‘Judy’ (Williams) Turnage. He was raised in Richmond, Missouri, and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Ann Maffitt, on June 16, 1974. He died on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Northwest Medical Center after battling COVID-19. He will be buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Gravette, Arkansas.
Vic was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons Justin Turnage of Centerton, Arkansas and Trent (Christi) Turnage of Bella Vista, Arkansas; grandchildren Jeremy Turnage, Jesse Turnage, Emma Turnage and Elli Turnage; brothers Louis (Susan) Turnage of Peyton CO, Gregory Turnage of Nampa, Idaho, Dennis (Lora) Turnage of Orrick, Missouri; sister Dawn (Donald) Simpson of Higginsville, Missouri; and one surviving aunt, Charlotte Johnson of Richmond, Missouri.
He attended college at the Missouri University in Rolla, Missouri and William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. The family moved from Liberty, Missouri to Columbia, Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, and then to Bentonville, Arkansas all the while working for Knopke Brothers Contractors Supply Company. He worked for them over 25 years as a heavy construction machinery mechanic, then moved into a manager’s position with the company. Later, Vic owned and managed The Lawnmower Shop in Rogers, Arkansas, worked for CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. as a field inspector, before joining the Bentonville Public School District where he worked for 14 years, most recently as the Bus Coordinator and Bus Driver when needed. Vic was also the Treasurer of the Crowley Cemetery Board in Rayville, Missouri, for 37 years after spending his younger years helping maintain the grounds.
Vic had been a member of the Bentonville Community Church of the Nazarene for 25 years where he was active in almost every aspect of church life. Vic tackled plumbing, electrical, and structural projects along with his passion in the Tech and Media Center. Vic spent countless hours preparing for church services, funerals, weddings, along with taking children to church camp, preschool children on field trips, and custodian for a time. He was very modest, reserved, and steadfast doing things behind the scenes to help others, never desiring recognition. Vic's motto was to do everything to the best of his ability as if he was doing it only for God.
Vic went on two Work and Witness mission trips, Moscow in 1998 and Jamaica in 2008. Because Vic had a heart for missionary work, the family requests memorials be made to the Bentonville Community Church of the Nazarene who is partnering with the Bentonville Public Schools to help homeless students find permanent housing within the area which is a mission field right here in our ‘own backyard’. “To make a gift, go to www.communitynwa.church and click on ‘info’.”
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Bentonville Community Church of the Nazarene.
A celebration of Vic’s life will begin Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery located near Gravette.
Rev. Thomas "Nathan" Nathaniel Chambers
August 14, 1942 until March 5, 2021
Rev. Thomas “Nathan” Nathaniel Chambers, age 78, of Centerton, formerly of Fordyce died Friday, March 5, 2021 at his residence. He was born August 14, 1942 in Ellisville, Arkansas the son of Mattie E. Mosley and George Thomas Chambers.
He served in the United States Air Force, from 1967 until 1971, serving during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Japan and was a First Class Sergeant. He enjoyed teaching the Bible, and gardening. He was a pastor with the Assembly of God Churches for many years with various churches.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Pearly Ann Chambers in 2017, and two brothers.
Nathan is survived by: one son; Thaddaeus Chambers, of Centerton, one daughter; Anna Wagnon and her husband Caleb, of Hensley, and five grandchildren; Alexiana, Selah, Clara, Elijah, and Zachariah.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10am at Oak Grove Cemetery located near Fordyce with Pastor Dusty Rhodes.
Memorials may be sent to: Disabled Veterans Association.
William Howard Seegmiller
January 18, 1932 until March 3, 2021
William Howard Seegmiller, 89, of Farmington went to be with the Lord March 3, 2021.
Bill was born on January 18, 1932 in Huntington, WV to Joe and Harriet Seegmiller. He served his country in the United States Air Force and had a long career with the Chrysler Corporation. Bill loved the Lord and had a passion for music and he blessed thousands throughout his life with his voice.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen; daughters, Roberta (Henry) McCard and Traci Phelan and son, James (Margaret) Mynatt; grandchildren, Rachel Martinez, Jacob (Haley) Phelan, Callie Phelan, Gus Mynatt and Abigail Mynatt.
A private service at the Fayetteville National Cemetery is being planned.
Natalia Lorraine Wiggins
January 16, 1996 until March 2, 2021
Natalia Lorraine Wiggins passed away on 03-02-2021 to be with the lord. She lived happy crazy life she loved her kids.
She has left behind her dad Larry Ortega, her mother Sharon Gayle (Richard Farrell) she left behind her 4 smart and beautiful kids Abbigail Wiggins, Arabella Wiggins, Dylan Wiggins Jr, Xzayden Mattews she has two brothers Jason Gayle and James Farrell she also left behind her Aunt Jennifer Carabajal (Albert) and a lot of cousins.
She was preceded in by her mom/grandmother Patsey Ortega, great grandmother and her son Aiden Mattews. She was loved by her family and all of her friends.
No service we will get a few of her friends here in Arkansas so they can have one here for and we will be doing one in Corpus Christi Texas we will post on her Facebook page.