BENTONVILLE — David W. Dudey, 94, of Bentonville, Ark., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born July 8, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Gwendolyn and Rudolph Dudey.
David served in the United States Army 78th Division during WWII. He was the Chapter Leader for the John Birch Society and active in the American Legion. David enjoyed reading, maps, and playing Bridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul. David was survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Dudey, until January 12, 2017.
Shirley B. Dudey, 89, of Bentonville, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Bradford House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bentonville. She was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Fond du Lac, Wis., the daughter of Cornelius “Neal” Benoy and Grace Benoy.
Shirley was a self- titled “Fuller Brush Man” and Avon salesperson, attended Ripon College where she met her husband of 69 years, David W. Dudey, and served for three terms on the Lodi, Wisconsin, School District Board of Education.
Shirley enjoyed reading, sewing, making greeting cards for church and others, volunteering with the Bella Vista Toy and Clothing Project, and playing Bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Dudey, her parents.
David and Shirley were members of First Christian Church of Rogers, Ark., and the Disciples’ Sunday School Class for many years. They were preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara and Joan, and one son, George. David and Shirley are survived by one nephew, Jeff Dudey, of Las Vegas, Nev.
A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 905 S. 13th Street, Rogers, Ark., at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Donations in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dudey may be made to the First Christian Church (Rogers, Ark.), John Birch Society, Ripon College (Ripon, Wis.) or the American Legion. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Bentonville. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
CHARLESTON — Laverne Stovall of Charleston died Jan. 11, 2017, at age 70. Rosary services: 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff. Funeral service: 10 a.m., Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online obituary www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.
FAYETTEVILLE — Khach Van Nguyen passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at age 72. He was born on Jan. 1, 1945, in the province of Kien Giang, South Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States in April of 1975. He served in the Vietnamese Navy alongside the U.S. Navy. Khach is survived by his wife, Nguyen Thi A, his son, Don, his three daughters, Elsie, Anna, Kathy, and his four grandchildren. To place an online tribute visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
FAYETTEVILLE — Faye Louise Osburn, 88, a resident of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her home. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of George Devine and Cecil Faye Taylor.
She was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many capacities including wife of the bishop for 20-plus years, food storage coordinator and relief society president.
She attended Skagit Valley Community College in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1992 with a degree in history. Her name is on a brick at the University of Arkansas sidewalk east of Old Main.
She worked for the Washington County School district as a substitute teacher. In her earlier years, she worked at Tally Electronic in Seattle, Campbell Soup in Fayetteville, Ark., and Wal- Mart where she retired at age 80. She was a Cub Scout master, PTA president and loved doing crafts, sewing and ceramics.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Clyde W. Ginnett and Frank (Don) D. Ginnett; two grandsons, Elliott Carlson and Elliott Hess; two brothers, Bob Taylor and Don Taylor; one sister, Barbara Brandes. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert L. Osburn; two daughters, Quita L. Stone and Wendy A. Ginnett both of Fayetteville; two sisters, Dee Ford of El Dorado, Ark., and Anne Vaughan of Meridian, Idaho; 70 plus grand, great grand and great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Luginbuel Chapel Friday night from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Prairie Grove, Ark. Burial will be in the Brentwood Cemetery in Winslow, Ark. No graveside service will be held at the cemetery. Online guest book, www.luginbuel.com.
HUNTSVILLE — Brenda (Mitchell) Liddell, 58, Huntsville, Ark., died Jan. 8, 2017, in Springdale, Ark. Survivors include her son, Lucas Liddell; grandson, Liam Liddell; life partner, Doug Williams; and siblings, Bruce Printz, Dennis Mitchell, Donna Robinson, and Janie Landman. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Share online condolences at www.WestfieldChapel.com.
HUNTSVILLE — Sarah Ellen Napier, 90, of Huntsville died Jan. 11, 2017. Survivors: sister and brotherin- law, Vida and Earl Jordan; sister-in-law, Mary Thornberry, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Services 10 a.m. Saturday Brashears Funeral Home, Huntsville. Interment Combs Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at funeral home.
LITTLE ROCK — Garry Marcus Koettel of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the age of 62. He was born Aug. 13, 1954, in Newport, the son of Alton Leo “Buddy” and Ada Belle (Kirksey) Koettel.
Garry graduated from Newport High School in 1972. Following high school, he attended the University of Arkansas, earning a degree in civil engineering in 1981, followed by an MBA from Webster University.
Garry was a former member and past president of the Farmington School Board, and the Farmington Planning Commission. He was a member of the Society of Civil Engineers. Garry enjoyed camping and hiking, and his greatest joy was watching his sons play sports, and spending time with his grandson, Grayson, and granddaughter, Amelia.
Garry was preceded in death by his father, Alton “Buddy” Koettel. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Vivian (VanWinkle) Koettel of Little Rock; his mother, Belle ( Kirksey) Koettel of North Little Rock; two sons, Garrett Koettel and wife, Grace, of Fayetteville, and Grant Koettel of Memphis; one brother, Rodney Koettel and wife, Patti, of North Little Rock; one sister, Debbie Bowman and husband, Roger, of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Grayson and Amelia, along with a baby boy due in May; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, at noon at the Remmel Church, with visitation following. Honorary pallbearers are his nephews, Ryan Bowman, Peyton Bowman, Jay Gramling, Jeffery Gramling, Hunter Woods, Tyler Koettel, and Seth Koettel.
Memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Library System, 100 South Rock Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72201. To light a memorial candle, leave a message of condolence, or sign the guest register, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
ROGERS — Dolores Frances Cook, 87, of Rogers passed away Saturday, Jan. 7. She was born May 4, 1929, in Wichita, Kan., to the late Marion Paul Hamilton and Nellie Faye Hutchens Hamilton.
For 50 years she was the loving wife of William Earl “Bill” Cook who preceded her. While her children were young, she enjoyed the life of a homemaker, sewing, quilting, being a den mother and was treasurer and an active member of Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years. Her active life included playing bridge, representing Welcome Wagon for 18 years and serving as church secretary, pianist and organist. She was a member of First Christian Church of Rogers and the Red Hat Society.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded by her siblings, Marian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Hamilton and David Hamilton; a son, Barry Cook and a grandson, Steven Cook. Survivors include her children, Brian Cook of Rogers, William “Bill” Cook ( Sharon) and Bruce Cook (Georgia) of Fayetteville; her grandchildren, Shawn Cook, Amber Cook, Sheri Cook McEntire, Rachel Cook Holt and Melissa Cook Mashburn; great grandchildren, Jameson Cook, Isabel Cook, Kayley Cook, Anica Cook McEntire, Kaydence Cook McEntire, Zoey Holt, Derrick Mashburn, Kaitlyn Mashburn and Emily Mashburn; nieces, April, Amber, Cheryl, Sharon, Rita, Kathy and Sherry; nephews, Darrell and Mickey as well as numerous friends and her church family.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Rogers. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. www.RollinsFuneral.com.
SPRINGDALE — Hazel Burnett, 87, of Springdale died Jan. 11, 2017. Survivors: son, Kenneth Dale Burnett, daughters, Joyce Ann (Jack) Deaton, Elizabeth Jane ( James) Jones, Claris June (Carmon) Watkins, Helen Virginia (Duane) Moore; sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. Services 2 p. m. Saturday, Brashears Funeral Home chapel. www.brashearsfuneralhome.net Huntsville. Private interment Captain Smith Cemetery.
SPRINGDALE — Billy Fred Jones, 70, Springdale, Ark., died Jan. 10, 2017, in Fayet teville. He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Black Fork, Ark. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his children, Calvin Jones, Kevin Jones, Dean Jones; his siblings, Shirley Staggs, Robert Jones, and Pam Pipkin. A memorial will be held at a later date. Online condolences: www.WestfieldChapel.com.
SPRINGDALE — Jesus Pena- Miranda, 80, of Springdale died Jan. 12, 2017, in Springdale. He was born Aug. 22, 1936, to Fermin Peña and Luciana Miranda in Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Maria; sons: Pedro, Fernando, Carlos, and Ernesto; daughters: Felicitas, Reyna, and Adriana; 21 grandchildren; and many friends and relatives. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
SPRINGDALE — Gene W. Smith, age 74, of Springdale, passed away Jan. 11, 2017. He was born and raised in Washington state.
He is survived by his wife Jean of the home; one son, Gene Smith of Dallas, Texas, one daughter, Gina Wright and husband Justin of Springdale; one granddaughter, Hailey and two step-grandchildren, Jack and Paige all of Springdale; one sister, Debra Scharer and husband Robert of Washington state; and numerous other relatives in Washington state; and brother and sisters-Inlaw in Mississippi and Tennessee.
No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, 3926 Willowood Avenue, Springdale, Ark., 72762. Online condolences may be made to www.memorialfhspringdale.com.
SPRINGDALE — Sarah Griffin, 44, of Springdale died Thursday at Northwest Medical in Springdale. Survivors: husband; Wesley Griffin, son; James Griffin, of Springdale, daughter; Kristen Griffin, of Springdale, step-daughter; Vanessa Collier, of Texas, her mother; Nettie Eagle, of Springdale, three brothers, sister, five grandchildren. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Fayetteville. Condolences: www. eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.