Obituaries

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BELLA VISTA — Edith Fisher, 82, of Bella Vista died Satur­day at Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter. She worked in bank­ing many years. She moved to North­west Arkansas from Cal­i­for­nia. She loved garage sell­ing, golf, and play­ing cards. Sur­vivors: hus­band Ger­ald Fisher, and daugh­ter; Car­rie Low­den. Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Funeral Home Bella Vista. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

BELLA VISTA — Harry Fran­cis Whalen, 96 years of age, passed away Mon­day, Feb. 20, 2017, in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Steelville, Mo., to Guy Fran­cis Whalen and Addie Mae Hal­bert Whalen.

In 1963, he mar­ried Hilda Pauline Glynn, who sur­vives of the home.

Harry was a WWII vet­eran of the U.S. Navy Avi­a­tion, serv­ing from Oct. 7, 1942, to Dec. 1, 1945. He was an avi­a­tion ma­chinest mate 2nd class. He trained at Naval Air Sta­tion St. Louis, Mo., Seat­tle and Whid­bey Is­land, Wash­ing­ton. He saw duty in Ad­mi­ralty Is­lands and the Philip­pines in the South Pa­cific.

He worked for Marathon Com­pany out of Neenah-Me­nasha, Wis., for 28 years as an ac­count ex­ec­u­tive. The com­pany had sev­eral merg­ers, first to Dixie Marathon, James River Co. and then to Amer­i­can Can Co. He was trans­ferred many times, first to At­lanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., Kansas City, Mo., Louisville, Ky., Den­ver, Colo., and back to Kansas City, Mo., be­fore re­tir­ing to Bella Vista, Ark.

He was a mem­ber of the Bella Vista Bap­tist Church and a strong be­liever in God.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; two sis­ters, Hen­ri­etta Irene Whalen and Erma Gladeen Whalen; and brother, Guy Patrick Whalen.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda Whalen of Bella Vista, Ark.; sis­ter-in­law, Norma Whalen of Sul­li­van, Mo.; many nieces and neph­ews, other rel­a­tives and friends.

Grave­side ser­vices were held at 1 p.m. on Thurs­day, Feb. 23, 2017, in the Steelville Ceme­tery with Rev. Kevin Farr of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily was served by the Brit­ton-Ben­nett Funeral Home of Steelville, Mo.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Henry Eu­gene “Gene” Davis, age 73, of Fayet­teville, died Sun­day, Feb. 26, 2017, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Fayet­teville, the son of Ray­mond and Jewel Irene Led­ford Davis.

He grad­u­ated from Fayet­teville High School in 1962.

He was an employee of South­west­ern Bell, re­tir­ing af­ter 36 years.

He was also an employee of Ar­vest Bank for 10 years, and a driver for Fayet­teville Auto Park for two years. He was a vol­un­teer for Meals on Wheels for two years.

He was a life­long fish­er­man and bowler where he was a mem­ber of the Men’s Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 44 years, Jacque Davis; a brother, Ray Davis and his wife Joyce of Fayet­teville; a nephew, Duane Davis and a niece, Trinda Wood.

Visi­ta­tion will be 5-7 p.m., Wed­nes­day, March 1, 2017, at Moore’s Chapel. Funeral ser­vice will be 10 a.m., Thurs­day at Moore’s Chapel fol­lowed by burial in Mount Olive Ceme­tery, un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel.

Memo­ri­als may be made to the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, 92 W. Sun­bridge, Fayet­teville, Ark., 72703.

To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. moores fu­ner­alchapel.com.

HARRISON — Joe Glenn Smith, age 83, of Harrison, died Feb. 25, 2017. Funeral is 10 a.m., Tues­day, Feb. 28, 2017, at Roller-Chris­te­son Funeral Home; visi­ta­tion an hour prior to ser­vice. Joe is sur­vived by his son and daugh­ter-in-law, Corey and Sharon Smith; and a grand­son, Daw­son Smith. On­line guest­book: roller­fu­ner­al­homes. com/ harrison.

HUNTSVILLE — Rev­erend Wil­liam “Wil­lie” Ri­ley Fos­ter, 88, went to be with the Lord on Satur­day, Feb. 25, 2017. He was born to Jesse Al­fred Fos­ter and Jessie Irene (Tack­ett) Fos­ter in the Moore com­mu­nity near Ber­ryville, Ark., on Feb. 15, 1929.

Soon af­ter, they moved to the Mar­ble area where Wil­lie at­tended grade school at the Big Sandy school­house. He at­tended school through the sev­enth grade when he be­gan work­ing on the fam­ily farm.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and spent 18 months in Korea build­ing bridges with the en­gi­neer­ing corps.

Af­ter his re­lease, he mar­ried the love of his life, Dorothea Marie Evans. They had two sons, James and Martin. He was or­dained as an Assem­bly of God min­is­ter in 1974 and spent the re­main­der of his life pas­tor­ing var­i­ous churches and serv­ing the Lord.

He sup­ported his fam­ily as a skilled car­pen­ter, and al­ways grew a large enough gar­den to feed any­one who needed help. He loved his fam­ily and his dog, Daisy.

Wil­lie was pre­ceded in death by both par­ents, Jesse Al­fred Fos­ter and Jessie Irene (Tack­ett) Fos­ter, one son, James Al­fred Fos­ter, one sis­ter, Edna Pearl ( Fos­ter) Spradling, three broth­ers, Johnie Fos­ter, Archie Fos­ter, and Chet Fos­ter.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Dorothea Marie (Evans) Fos­ter of Mar­ble, Ark., two broth­ers, Noel Fos­ter of Mar­ble, and Kenith Fos­ter of Lenore, Idaho, one son and daugh­ter-in-law, Marty and Traci Fos­ter of Mar­ble, Ark., one daugh­ter-in-law, Marie Mclemore of Pierce City, Mo., one for­mer daugh­ter-in­law, Brenda Holt of Kingston, grand­daugh­ter, Joyce Chil­dress (Ryan) of Pierce City, Mo., grand­son, Ja­son Fos­ter ( Hui) of Fort Smith, Ark., grand­daugh­ter Rachel Wil­son (Kyle) of Con­way, Ark., grand­daugh­ter, Jes­sica Born (Thomas) of Mar­ble, Ark., five great- grand­chil­dren, Alexis Neu­mann, Lan­don and Ri­ley Born, Parker and Luke Wil­son.

Ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m. Tues­day, Feb. 28, 2017, at Bras­hears Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ark., with Pas­tors Ryan Stokes, Dwain Hous­ton, and Bo Bai­ley of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Pall­bear­ers will be Clyde Fos­ter, Doug Fos­ter, Ja­son Fos­ter, Ryan Chil­dress, Kyle Wil­son, and Thomas Born. Honorary pall­bear­ers will be friends of the Church.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing at Big Sandy Ceme­tery, with a din­ner for fam­ily and friends at the Big Sandy church.

Ar­range­ments by Bras­hears Funeral Home, www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net of Huntsville.

MOSSVILLE — Frances Proc­tor, age 91, a res­i­dent of Mossville, Ark., passed from this life peace­fully with her fam­ily at her side on Fri­day, Feb. 24, 2017, at North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Spring­dale, Ark.

Frances was born at Mount Judea, Ark., to Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton and Ada ( Harp) Green­haw on Oct. 27, 1925. She at­tended and was a faith­ful mem­ber of the Deer Church of Christ for 70 years and a life­long res­i­dent of New­ton County, never want­ing to leave.

She would say “why would you want to move if you live in the best and most beau­ti­ful part of the coun­try?”

Frances was known for her faith and love for God, her gen­eros­ity and kind­ness to those she met, good cook­ing, abil­ity to raise a beau­ti­ful gar­den, fruit or­chard, canning and pre­serv­ing the fruits of her la­bor and her beau­ti­ful flow­ers.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; one son Ray Proc­tor; sis­ter, Nima Martin and brother Osie Green­haw.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 70 years, Earl Proc­tor of the home; son, Gary and Jewell Proc­tor of Lin­coln, Ark.; daugh­ter, Sandra and Stan­ley Perry of Prairie Grove, Ark.; daugh­ter-in-law, Joyce Proc­tor of Elkins, Ark.; five grand­chil­dren, Dana Proc­tor, Darin Proc­tor, Whit­ney Perry, Brit­ney Fad­dis and Stan­ley Perry; two great-grand­chil­dren, Denim Proc­tor and Berkley Perry; two sis­ters, Ina Mid­dle­ton of Ven­dor, Ark., and Mil­dred Wil­liams of Lee’s Sum­mit, Mo.; brother- in­law and sis­ter-in-law, Ju­nior and Marie Proc­tor of Shiloh, Ark.; care­givers, Donna and Leslie Daniels; neigh­bor who was al­ways there in time of need Spanky Woods; many nieces, neph­ews and fam­ily who will dearly miss her.

Funeral ser­vices will be 11 a.m. Tues­day, Feb. 28, 2017, at Mossville Church with Kelly Woods and An­thony McCutcheon of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Fi­nal rest­ing place will be in the Mossville Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Coff­man Funeral Home of Jasper.

Visi­ta­tion was 5-7 p.m. Mon­day, Feb. 27, 2017, at Coff­man Funeral Home in Jasper.

Pall­bear­ers will be Darin Proc­tor, Eric Proc­tor, Robert Janes, Greg Hames, Hank Fad­dis and Spanky Woods. Honorary pall­bear­ers will be Al­ton Fonville, Ch­ester Adams, Leroy Adams, Joe Cow­ell, Dustin Cow­ell, Arvie Hey­den­re­ich, David Hey­den­re­ich and Greyson Woods.

On­line con­do­lences may be left at www. coff­manfh. com.

MT. JUDEA — Carl Louis Cook of Mount Judea, Ark., passed from this life on Thurs­day, Feb. 23, 2017, at Cox Health South Hos­pi­tal in Spring­field, Mo., at the age of 75.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m., Tues­day, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Mount Judea Gym­na­sium.

Visi­ta­tion was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mon­day, Feb. 27 at Holt Memo­rial Chapel in Harrison, Ark.

He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Mount Judea to the late Beecher Franklin & Wilsie Ann (He­fley) Cook.

A life­long res­i­dent of Mount Judea, Carl L. Cook grad­u­ated from Mount Judea High School in 1959 and then grad­u­ated from Arkansas Polytech­ni­cal Col­lege (Arkansas Tech Univer­sity) with bach­e­lor’s de­grees in phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and so­cial stud­ies.

Upon grad­u­a­tion, he took a job at Mount Judea High School where he was em­ployed as basketball coach and his­tory teacher from 1962 to 1966.

In 1967, he was ap­pointed to the po­si­tion of di­rec­tor of the wel­fare depart­ment in New­ton County.

In 1977, he re­turned to ed­u­ca­tion as the basketball coach and his­tory teacher at Deer High School. He later re­turned to Mount Judea High School, where he coached basketball and taught his­tory, so­cial stud­ies, and eco­nomics from 1982 to the present day.

He was most known for his suc­cess as basketball coach at Mount Judea & Deer High Schools, where he gained a rep­u­ta­tion as a fiery, pas­sion­ate pres­ence on the side­lines.

He was an avid farmer who spent much of time his time tend­ing to his An­gus cat­tle.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; his grand­par­ents, James Fred­er­ick & Nervie Ann (Criner) Cook and Elmer & Vi­ola He­fley; and his brother-in-law Shelvon Lee Gre­gory.

He is sur­vived by the mother of his chil­dren, Linda ( John­son) Tal­bert, of Ozark, Ark.; his son, Craig Lewis Cook and wife Melinda Jo (Bryant) Cook and his two grand­daugh­ters, Jay­den Jo Cook and Cas­san­dra LouAnn Cook of Ozark; his son Rod­ney Alan Cook of Ta­mu­ing, Guam; two sis­ters and one brother-in-law, Lina Jean Gre­gory, Judy Ann Cook-Camp­bell, and Ron­nie David Camp­bell of Mount Judea; and one nephew, Brink­ley Beecher Cook-Camp­bell of Mount Judea.

Pall­bear­ers will be Brink­ley Cook-Camp­bell, Dusty Mid­dle­ton, Elvis Mid­dle­ton, Mack Cook, Joe Cook, Kevin Cook, Scot­tie Smith, and War­ren Camp­bell. Honorary Pall­bear­ers will be Murl Bryant, Ron­nie Camp­bell, Jimmy Holt, Ce­cil Royce, Carl Royce, Rocky Ni­chols, Sam Dye, Billy Shatwell, and the staff and stu­dents at Mount Judea School as well as all of his for­mer ballplay­ers, stu­dents, co­work­ers, and friends.

The fam­ily re­quests that, in lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions be made to the Mount Judea Ath­letic Fund.

ROGERS — Bon­nie Jean Cope San­doval Abi- Hanna of Rogers passed away on Feb. 23, 2017. She was born on Oct. 18, 1950, in Las Ve­gas, N.M., to Lester Joe and Naoma Eileen Cope.

Bon­nie will be remembered be­cause once you met her she was hard to for­get. She was an artist and an an­i­mal en­thu­si­ast, es­pe­cially birds and dogs. She was pas­sion­ate about peo­ple, too, and cared for those who couldn’t care for them­selves.

Dur­ing her time in Flagstaff, Ariz., she op­er­ated her own Mediter­ranean restau­rant. She was a grad­u­ate of High­lands Univer­sity in Las Ve­gas, N.M.

Bon­nie was a com­plex woman who loved con­ver­sa­tion and de­bate. She will be deeply missed.

Sur­vivors in­clude her mother; her sons, Erth San­doval, Skye San­doval, For­rest Hair; three grand­sons; broth­ers, Cam and Clif­ford Cope; sis­ters, Tammy Evans, Shannon Pool; her dogs, Alex, Lil­lie, Echo Peco; many pet birds; and many lov­ing neigh­bors and friends. She was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, and a brother, Guy Cope.

Visi­ta­tion will be from 10-11 a.m. on Tues­day, Feb. 28 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.

A grave­side ser­vice will fol­low at noon in Wal­nut Hill Ceme­tery, where she will be laid to rest be­side her fa­ther.

SPRING­DALE — Bruce Ed­ward Grif­fith, 64, of Spring­dale, died Satur­day, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1953, in Hindsville to Clet Ed­ward and Vir­ginia Marie (Fer­gu­son) Daniels Grif­fith.

Bruce loved spend­ing time with his grand­chil­dren and singing karaoke.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 46 years, Tr­isha; one son, Allen Grif­fith; one brother, Scott Grif­fith and wife Lisa; three sis­ters, Con­nie David­son, Sandy Treat and hus­band Odeal, Faye Han­cock and hus­band Ju­nior, all of Spring­dale; eight grand­chil­dren and nine great-grand­chil­dren.

He was pre­ceded in death by two sons, Jeff and Clet Grif­fith.

A grave­side ser­vice will be 11 a.m. Wed­nes­day, March 1, at Col­baugh Ceme­tery in Hindsville.

Visi­ta­tion will be 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Her­itage Funeral Home. On­line guest­book at www.her­ita­ge­ofnwa.com.

SPRING­DALE — Misty Michelle Hens­ley, 36, of Spring­dale died Fri­day, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home. She was born July 4, 1980, in Ok­la­homa City to Jackie Wayne and Theresa Eileen Ivers Hens­ley. Visi­ta­tion will be from 1 to 3 p.m. to­day at Her­itage Funeral Home fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion.

SPRING­DALE — Jo L. Shreve, 93, of Spring­dale, Ark. passed away Satur­day, Feb. 25, 2017, in Fayet­teville. She was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Fayet­teville, Ark., to Joseph Lehman and Ella (Price) Lehman.

She was a home­maker, a Pen­te­costal, and lov­ing mother, wife and grand­mother.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Harold Shreve and son Harold Shreve Jr.

She is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Ruth Baker of Fayet­teville, Ark., Tri­cia Main of Spring­dale, Ark., and four grand­chil­dren. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www.nel­son­berna.com.

NEW WAVERLY, Texas — Shirley Jacqueline Swaim Stan­cil was born March 3, 1929, and had an amaz­ing life un­til her death on Feb. 25, 2017.

Shirley was very proud of her ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion. She was a coun­selor at Cen­tral High School dur­ing the cri­sis of in­te­gra­tion. She was one of the few who were fired by the seg­re­ga­tion­ist school board for sup­port­ing in­te­gra­tion. But then re­hired by the court sys­tem.

She was an as­so­ciate su­per­in­ten­dent in charge of pupil per­sonal in the Lit­tle Rock Pub­lic School District. She re­tired from the Arkansas State Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion as an as­so­ciate com­mis­sioner in charge of hu­man re­sources.

In her child­hood years, she served as Gov­er­nor’s page dur­ing her fa­ther’s leg­is­late ses­sions.

Shirley was raised in St. Paul in the Ozarks. She re­ceived her B. S. from ASU, her mas­ter’s from UA, and re­ceived her spe­cial­ist de­gree from Har­vard.

Shirley had a pas­sion for health and nu­tri­tion. She spent many hours read­ing the most cur­rent re­search. She was years be­fore her time on liv­ing a clean healthy life­style. One of her fa­vorite pieces of ad­vice was, “Take care of your­self.”

Shirley was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Len­nie and Cur­tis Swaim, and her brother, Dr. Terry Swaim and his wife Mag­gie.

She is sur­vived by her brother and his wife of Los Cruises, N.M., Jerry and Mar­garet Swaim, her son, Hal Ken­dal Stan­cil, her daugh­ter and son- in- law, Su­san and Randy Koonce of New Waverly, Texas. There are three grand­daugh­ters; Sally Cook­sey and her hus­band, Sean Cook­sey of Bossier City, La., Ge­ni­lyn Koonce of New Waverly, Texas, Leslie Skel­ton and her hus­band Greg of Rogers, Ark. Her great grand­chil­dren are Cash and Kin­ley Glaze and Caleb Skel­ton.

Shirley had many good friends be­cause she was a very good friend.

The fam­ily would like to ac­knowl­edge spe­cial friend­ships with June Walker and Jon and Pri­cilla Young­blood.

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