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OBIT­U­AR­IES In­for­ma­tion for the obit­u­ar­ies and fu­neral no­tices be­low was sup­plied to the Ar­kan­sas

Demo­crat-Gazette Ad­ver­tis­ing Depart­ment by fu­neral homes. For more in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing cost and dead­lines con­tact the ad­ver­tis­ing depart­ment at (501) 378-3889.


Perry Butcher was born at the tail end of the Dust Bowl Days on Jan. 28, 1936, in Wood­ward, Okla., to Roy and Evelyn Butcher.

He and his younger sis­ter, Patty, grew up among the wind and the prairie grass. Perry en­joyed the usual sports of young boys, but also stud­ied pi­ano, sang on the ra­dio, and shuf­fled his feet at a few tap-danc­ing lessons.

In high school, be­sides play­ing foot­ball, bas­ket­ball and track, he raised lambs for FFA, played trum­pet in the band, and com­pleted his Ea­gle Scout Badge. His fa­ther had promised him a new car if he didn’t take up smok­ing. So, he started col­lege at OSU with a 1954 light blue Ford Vic­to­ria, the be­gin­ning of his love af­fair with cars which con­tin­ued through­out his life­time.

Perry stud­ied Ar­chi­tec­ture at OSU and mar­ried his high school sweet­heart, Mar­quita Peach. Dur­ing this time, their first three chil­dren were born. After grad­u­a­tion, they moved to Lit­tle Rock, Ark., for his first job in Ar­chi­tec­ture, and then moved to Rogers, Ark., in 1963, the place they would call home. Even­tu­ally, they had three more chil­dren and Perry spent many happy hours coach­ing ball teams and en­joy­ing be­ing a fa­ther with his three daugh­ters and three sons.

Set­tling in Rogers, Perry opened an of­fice with Paul Wil­ber as his part­ner. They were to­gether a cou­ple of years when Paul made the de­ci­sion to study medicine. Even­tu­ally Perry and John Mack be­came friends and part­ners, form­ing the Com­pany Perry Butcher and As­so­ciates known as PBA lo­cated in down­town Rogers. They be­came an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity, par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­mu­nity bas­ket­ball, Frisco Days events in­clud­ing the Chili Cook Off, the Great Bank Rob­bery, and the Great Train Rob­bery, the Lions Club, and the Christ­mas Pa­rade.

Perry loved to sing in the First Bap­tist Church choir. It was here that he got re­cruited to play Daddy War­bucks in the play ‘Annie’ at the Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks. Thus, be­gan a love of act­ing that played a large role in his life. It was at the theatre that he met Betty Hurst whom he mar­ried in 1989. To­gether, they par­tic­i­pated in 15 mu­si­cals through the years where Perry used his tal­ents of sing­ing, danc­ing, and just be­ing Perry! They made their home in Fayetteville where they had many mu­si­cal evenings around the pi­ano.

Perry and John con­tin­ued to pros­per in PBA. Some of their projects in­cluded churches, schools, busi­nesses and li­braries. Even­tu­ally they were em­ployed by Wal-Mart and were given projects all over Amer­ica. Perry brought sev­eral Ar­chi­tects from for­eign coun­tries to join the firm, in­clud­ing China, Mex­ico and Yu­goslavia. His love for his em­ploy­ees was felt by all who worked for him. He put on three com­pany par­ties

a year, one of them be­ing a fam­ily out­ing in the fall. He also had monthly lun­cheons which en­cour­aged the show­ing of tal­ents of his em­ploy­ees and helped to en­cour­age friend­ships.

Perry had a stroke in 2003, which robbed him of the abil­ity to read, write, and speak. It was ex­tremely hard for him to give up his life as he had known it, and his com­pany of 39 years. Even­tu­ally he turned to his hobby of col­lect­ing model cars, air­planes, sol­diers and WWII mem­o­ra­bilia. He also took up paint­ing, which brought him much plea­sure. He and Betty have a home in Alexandria, Minn., where they have spent the last 11 sum­mers en­joy­ing friends and fam­ily there.

Perry is sur­vived by: his wife Betty; his six chil­dren: Cathy Krupka ( Jack), Cindy Bran­scum (Mark), Steve Butcher ( Yavonne), Philip Butcher, Julie Davis (Brent) and Perry El­lis Butcher (Jan­ice). Perry also has two step­sons, Cas­sidy Hurst and Coby Hurst; one step-grand­daugh­ter, Heather Hurst; 22 grand­chil­dren; 15 great-grand­chil­dren; one great-great-grand­child. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Fu­neral ser­vices 10 a.m. Mon­day, Feb. 20, 2017, at Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Mis­souri Road, Fayetteville, Ark. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the Fairview Me­mo­rial Gar­dens Ceme­tery, Fayetteville, Ark. Vis­i­ta­tion 3 to 5 p.m. Sun­day at Ben­ton County Fu­neral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks. On­line con­do­lences to www.ben­ton­coun­ty­fu­ner­al­

FAYETTEVILLE — Lil­lie Feather­ston Colvin, 85, of Fayetteville died Feb. 15, 2017, at the Wil­lard Walker Hospice Home. She was born in Lewisville, Ark., in 1931. She mar­ried Har­rell Colvin and worked at Farm­ers Home Ad­min­is­tra­tion be­fore re­tir­ing. She was a mem­ber of Lewisville Bap­tist Church and joined Fayetteville Bap­tist Church when she and her hus­band moved to Fayetteville. Lil­lie is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Susan Colvin. No ser­vices are planned. Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments by Beard’s Chapel. Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­,

FAYETTEVILLE — Vanessa M. Land, age 65, of Fayetteville, died Wed­nes­day, Feb. 15, 2017, in Fayetteville. She was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Ray­town, Mo., the daugh­ter of Fred and Dol­lie Mar­jorie Junk­ins Stubbs.

She was a home­maker and a mem­ber of Cal­vary Bap­tist Church in Fayetteville.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 45 years, Don­ald Land; two sons, Ty­rone L. Land and his wife Re­becca D. of Lit­tle Rock and Joseph L. Land of Fayetteville; a daugh­ter, Re­becca L. Thomas of Fayetteville; and six grand­chil­dren, Rianna L. Hughes, Zoey L. Carter, Gary A. Hughes, Is­abella B. Hughes, Am­ber M. Land and Ian X. Harper.

There will be a pri­vate grave­side ser­vice at the Fayetteville Na­tional Ceme­tery, un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel. To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. moores­fu­ner­

FAYETTEVILLE — Stephen Setser, age 48, of Fayetteville, died Wed­nes­day, Feb. 15, 2017, in Fayetteville. He was born Nov. 19, 1968, in Dar­danelle, Ark., the son of David and Donna Gray Setser. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and a brother, Chris Setser.

He was an em­ployee of Wal­mart.

He is sur­vived by his

grand­mother, Bessie Gray of Dar­danelle; his best friend, Donita Hahn of Fayet teville; a niece, Ally Setser of Fayetteville; an aunt, Shirley Whit­taker of Fort Smith; three un­cles, Ervin Gray of Fort Smith and Dean Dunlap of Parthenon, Ark., and Richard Lehm­berg of Hous­ton, Texas.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m., Satur­day, Feb. 18, 2017, at Moore’s Chapel fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Fairview Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel. To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. moores­fu­ner­

HAR­RI­SON — Teresa Jane Smith, age 56, of Har­ri­son, died Thurs­day, Feb. 16, 2017. Hus­band, Bruce Cole­man Smith and daugh­ters, Kayleigh Smith and Me­gan Marie (Danny) Goff, sur­vive her. Cel­e­bra­tion of Teresa’s life is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun­day, Feb. 19, 2017, at 2410 Hwy. 392, Har­ri­son. On­line guest­book: www. roller­fu­ner­al­homes. com/har­ri­son.

LA­MAR — Lloyd Ray Ni­chols Jr., 47, of La­mar, passed away Sun­day, Feb. 12, 2017. Fu­neral ser­vice will be 2 p.m. Fri­day, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Roller-Cox Fu­neral Home Chapel. Burial will fol­low in the Annie’s Chapel Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments by Roller-Cox Fu­neral Home, www.roller­fu­ner­al­

LIT­TLE ROCK — Roy Glen Hun­ey­cutt, age 89, of Lit­tle Rock died Feb. 15, 2017. He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Don­ald­son, Ark., to Roy Lee and Oneta Martin Hun­ey­cutt.

He was a U. S. Army vet­eran. He mar­ried Rita Lowrance in 1947 then grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Ar­kan­sas with a de­gree in agri­cul­ture. His pro­fes­sional life, how­ever, was spent in the field of ac­count­ing.

Roy was an or­dained el­der at Grace Pres­by­te­rian Church in Lit­tle Rock. He most re­cently lived at Mem­ory Care of Lit­tle Rock at Good Shep­herd where he was the “am­bas­sador.” He val­ued and loved every per­son he met.

He was pre­ceded in death by Rita and their son, Larry Glen Hun­ey­cutt.

Roy Glen is sur­vived by Deb­bie Hun­ey­cutt Byrd; Ch­eryl Dawn Hun­ey­cutt and Marty An­der­son; Jan Hun­ey­cutt Light­ner; his brother, Louis Hun­ey­cutt; his sis­ter, Patsy Daniel; and his sis­ter-in­law, Peggy Garner. His grand­chil­dren and great- grand­chil­dren are Sam and Ali­cia Byrd, Eli, and Emily; Erin and Shaun Oliver, Ethan, El­liot, and Ezra; Rachel and Matt Sil­vestri, Evan and Elle; Sara Hun­ey­cutt and Scott John­son, Amis, Bax­ter Bit­tle, and Gib­son Bit­tle; Jesse Hun­ey­cutt and Is­abella; Max An­der­son, Cooper and Neal and many nieces and neph­ews.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 3 p.m., Sun­day, Feb. 19, 2017, at Grace Pres­by­te­rian Church, 9301 Rod­ney Parham Road, Lit­tle Rock. Ar­range­ments are by Ruebel Fu­neral Home. www.rue­bel­fu­ner­al­

SPRING­DALE — Ce­cil La­mar Pearce, age 68, of Spring­dale, passed away at his home on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 15, 2017. He was born on Dec. 3, 1948, in War­ren, Ark., to John Ce­cil and Myr­tis Hob­good Pearce. He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents.

La­mar was a United States Navy vet­eran hav­ing served in Viet­nam. He was an avid fish­er­man, lover of animals, and an in­volved fam­ily man.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Eileen Pearce of the home; his two daugh­ters, Michelle Pap­pas and hus­band Sam of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Mon­ica Ketchum and hus­band Blake of Fayetteville; his grand­son, Ash­ton Ketchum of Fayetteville; his six sis­ters, Shirley Beard of War­ren, Jean Ed­wards of War­ren, Cather­ine Arm­strong of War­ren, Carolyn Pearce of Chidester, Dixie Pearce of War­ren, and Verna Craw­ford of Her­mitage; his brother, Johnny Pearce of War­ren; and many nieces and neph­ews.

There will be a vis­i­ta­tion ser­vice held from 1 p.m.–3 p. m. on Satur­day, Feb. 18, 2017, at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to UAMS Winthrop P. Rock­e­feller Can­cer In­sti­tute at http:// can­

Con­do­lences may be given on­line at www.nel­son­

VAN BUREN — Bon­nie Wad­dell, 68, of Van Buren, Ark., died Feb. 14, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born Dec. 12, 1948, to Bert and Ethel Lukins in Sacra­mento, Calif. Pre­ceded by: par­ents, and hus­band Duke Wad­dell, four brothers and three sis­ters. Sur­vivors: son, Danny An­der­son, step­son, Alex Wad­dell and fam­ily, two sis­ters, Lesa Coff­man; Myr­tle Kitch­ing, one grand­daugh­ter, Chanel, two nieces, Aryan and Alexan­dra and a nephew, An­drew. Bon­nie was dearly loved!!

WINSLOW — Gary “Joe” Clark, 76, of Winslow passed from this life on Feb. 15, 2017, at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was born Feb, 10, 1941, in Pampa, Texas. He was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Charles Eugene Clark.

He was an Air Force vet­eran who served in the Viet­nam War.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Lorene Clark of 45 years; his son, Gary Joe Clark II and wife, Missy of Winslow; his daugh­ter, Angela Ledger­wood and hus­band, Bart of Green­land; grand­chil­dren, Nikki, Thomas, Bianca, Bryce, Bar­rett, Bret and By­ron; two great-grand­chil­dren; his mother, Fleeta Clark; two brothers, Charles Clark Jr. of Cabot and Roy Clark of Bella Vista; two sis­ters, Muriel Ship­ley of Fayetteville and Tilly Clark of Winslow.

He was a won­der­ful hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther who will be greatly missed.

As per Gary “Joe’s” re­peated re­quests, there will be no ser­vices. He wanted no more sad­ness caused by his pass­ing. Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments by Beard’s Chapel. Con­do­lences at www.beards­fu­ner­alchapel. com.

FREE­MAN, Mo. — Coy Franklin Allred, 86, Free­man, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2017. Ser­vices 11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 18, Atkin­son Fu­neral Home, Har­risonville, Mo.; vis­i­ta­tion 10-11 a. m. Burial: Free­man Ceme­tery. Coy was born March 28, 1930 in Compton, Ark., the son of Dessie Ray and Lizzie Lee (David­son) Allred. Arr-Atkin­son FH, Har­risonville, 816-380-3268).

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