Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

BEN­TONVILLE — Robert W. Amacker, age 104, went to his heav­enly home Satur­day, Feb. 25. He was born 12-17-1912, in Pop­u­larville, Miss. He and his sec­ond wife, Agnes Amacker, of 62 years, trav­eled through­out the United States in their airstream trailer af­ter he re­tired from twenty-five years in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, he was sta­tioned in Bo­livia, South Amer­ica guard­ing the United States Em­bassy. His rank was Chief War­rant Of­fi­cer 2. To­day he was con­sid­ered to be the old­est liv­ing United States Marine.

Pre­ced­ing him in death are his par­ents Jim and Laura Amacker and his sib­lings Lester

Amacker, Mer­jel Hart­zog and Margie Amacker Lyons, and his wife, Agnes. Sur­viv­ing are his niece Char­lene Gates Phillips, Har­ri­son, Ark., and great nephew Char­lie Cham­bers, Colo., a son from his first mar­riage, Har­ley Amacker and grand­son, Robert Amacker, of Calif.

Af­ter the death of his wife, Agnes, in 2004, Amacker was di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s Dis­ease, and has lived with his niece, Char­lene Gates-Phillips in Florida and Ark.

Mem­bers of the Marine Corps will par­tic­i­pate in a mil­i­tary me­mo­rial ser­vice at 6 p.m. on May 15 at Kings Hill Pioneer Church, 63 Kings Hill, Ber­ryville, Ark.

Jim and Char­lene Phillips would like to thank all of the care­givers who helped with Un­cle Robert’s care in their home in Har­ri­son, and the con­gre­gants of El Shad­dai Min­istries for all of their love and sup­port, and the lov­ing staff at Brad­ford House Nurs­ing and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion (Ben­tonville), and House of Three,( Rogers). The fam­ily ex­tends a spe­cial thanks to Sandy War­mack, who sac­ri­ficed her time to mon­i­tor “Un­cle Robert” while they were per­form­ing mis­sion­ary work over­seas. “As you know he was a won­der­ful Un­cle, full of love, al­ways with a smile and a “thank you.”

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that me­mo­ri­als be sent to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 5506 W. Walsh Ln. Ste 212, Rogers, Ark. 72758. For more in­for­ma­tion on the me­mo­rial ser­vice on May 15th, email ji­mand­char­lene@ eath­

Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home Ben­tonville. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing fu­ner­al­

YGENTRY — Tommy Stay­ton, age 63, of Gen­try, passed away Satur­day, Feb. 25, 2017, at Wil­lard Walker Hospice Home in Fayet­teville, Ark. Tommy was pre­ceded in death by both par­ents, Juanita and Lee Stay­ton; two brothers, Bill and Cleo Stay­ton; a sis­ter, Em­mer Bohn­sten­gel; one daugh­ter, Juanita Wal­lace and a grand­son Josh Wal­lace. He is sur­vived by his sig­nif­i­cant other, Jane Stay­ton; five sis­ters, Mary Langston, Dora Martin, Geral­dine Gate­wood, Carol Hink­ins, and Wanda Degea; two brothers, James and Ed­die Stay­ton. Tommy had pa­tience with every­one, he loved his fam­ily and friends. He loved to sing and play gui­tar. He took care of his mom and dad at their time of need and also helped oth­ers in need and al­ways lis­tened as well as giv­ing good ad­vice. He was loved by every­one and will be missed. Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Me­mo­rial Park Fu­neral Home Rogers, Ark.

PEA RIDGE — Glenda Up­ton, 81, of Pea Ridge, passed away Feb. 25 at North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ben­tonville. Pre­ceded in death by par­ents and two brothers. Sur­vived by her hus­band, Ray; sons, For­rest and Gre­gory Aleshire, and Cody Up­ton; two sis­ters and one brother. Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Me­mo­rial Park Fu­neral Home.

YROGERS — Edith Ada Robin­son, age 91, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Satur­day, Feb. 25, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Legacy Vil­lage in Ben­tonville, Ark. She was pre­ceded in death by both par­ents, hus­band, Arvil Lee Robin­son, and one son Gary Robin­son. She is sur­vived by one daugh­ter, Linda (David) Bird­creek; two grand­chil­dren, Terry Lee Bird­creek and Karen Sue Nicholas; four great grand­chil­dren, Tay­lor Lynn Du­mas, Brit­tney D’Ann Wood, Cody Lynn Wood, and Bai­ley Ada Bird­creek; and two great-great grand­chil­dren, Vaden Lee Du­mas and Brant­ley Alexan­der Du­mas. Grave­side ser­vices for Ms. Robin­son will be held at Ben­ton County Me­mo­rial Park Fu­neral Home in Rogers, Ark. on Tues­day, Feb. 28, 2017 at 2 pm. Visi­ta­tion will be from 12:30pm un­til 2 prior to ser­vices. Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Me­mo­rial Park Fu­neral Home.

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