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. 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.
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.