Obituaries

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

ELKINS — Michael Todd

Blas­ing, 53, of Elkins, died March 15, 2017, in Spring­dale. He was born Sept. 28, 1963, in Ken­newick, Wash. No ser­vices are planned. www.sis­co­fu­neral.com. ––––– –––––

ELM SPRINGS —

Wil­liam Arnold (Blackie)

Smith, 87, of Elm Springs, passed away Satur­day, March 18, 2017, in Spring­dale. He was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Mor­row, Ark., to Ab and Laura Rice Smith. Blackie was a cow­boy and calf-roper; he loved rodeo and horses. He was a truck driver. He at­tended Cal­vary Freewill Bap­tist Church of Spring­dale.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, two sis­ters and two broth­ers. Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Roena Smith of the home; one son, Gene Smith and wife Teresa of Gen­try; three grand­chil­dren, Chad Smith and wife

Mon­ica of Spring­dale, Dustin Smith and wife Denise of Jay, Okla., and Jes­sica Smith of Gen­try; four great-grand­chil­dren, Macken­zie Smith, Stone Smith, Sawyer Smith and Ken­ley Smith.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be Thurs­day, March 23, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Sisco Fu­neral Chapel of Spring­dale, with Hank Kil­gore of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Elm Springs Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion will be Wed­nes­day, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fu­neral home. On­line con­do­lences may be left at www.sis­co­fu­neral.com. ––––– –––––

FAYET­TEVILLE —

Judy Kay Edens, 54, Fayet­teville, Ark., died March 19, 2017, in Fayet­teville. She was born Dec. 11, 1962, in Fayet­teville to Hu­bert and Lucy McDaniel. Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band, Alvin Edens, her daugh­ter, To­nia Townsend, and one grand­child. Share on­line con­do­lences at www.West­field­Chapel.com. ––––– –––––

PEA RIDGE — June

Hency, 78, of Pea Ridge, died Fri­day, March 17, at Rogers Health & Re­hab. Grave­side ser­vice set for 11 a.m. Thurs­day, March 23 at Van­zandt Ceme­tery in Mis­souri. Ar­range­ments are by Sisco Fu­neral Home in Pea Ridge. Visi­ta­tion is set for 6-8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, March 22, at fu­neral home.

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