Obit­u­ar­ies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

BEN­TONVILLE — John

M. Wright Sr., 93, of Ben­tonville died on July 1, 2017.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thurs­day, July 6 at Cal­li­son-Lough Fu­neral Home in Ben­tonville. A grave­side ser­vice will fol­low at noon in Ben­tonville Ceme­tery.

FARMINGTON —

Gaila Marie Lu­per, age 90, of Farmington passed away Satur­day July 1, 2017 in Prairie Grove. She was born April 1, 1927 in Fayet­teville, Ark., the daugh­ter of Claude and Grace Shu­mate Sals­bury. She was pre­ceded in death by her parents; her hus­band Wade Lu­per and a brother Rus­sel Sals­bury.

She was a home­maker. She is sur­vived by her son Larry Lu­per of Farmington and one grand­son Larry Lu­per Jr. and his wife Rachel of Farmington.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 10-11 a.m. Wed­nes­day July 5 at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home with a Grave­side at Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery at noon.

To sign the on­line guest book visit www.nel­son­berna.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — John

C. Cole Jr, age 58, of Fayet­teville passed away Satur­day July 1, 2017. He was born Oct. 19, 1958 in Spring­dale to John Cole Sr. and Ruth Hew­g­ley Cole. He was pre­ceded in death by his mother; his daugh­ter, Amanda Cole. He loved to fish and hunt.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 33 years, Eloise Cole; father, John C. Cole Sr. of West Fork, Ark.; two sis­ters, Lori Martin of Roland, Okla., Dar­cie Wil­son of Spring­dale, Ark.; two broth­ers, Lee Cole of West Fork, Ark., and Car­rol Cole of Elkins, Ark.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 10-11 a.m., Wed­nes­day July 5, 2017 at the White­house Com­mu­nity Church. Fu­neral ser­vice will fol­low at 11 a.m. at the White­house Com­mu­nity Church with burial at White­house Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Arkansas Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, 1 Chil­dren’s Way Slot 661, Lit­tle Rock, Ark. 72202.

To place an on­line trib­ute visit www.moores­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

SPRING­DALE — San­dra (Sandy) Ann Mof­fat Hodge,

64, went to be with her Lord, Satur­day, July 1, 2017. Sandy was born July 3, 1952 to Eleanor Marie and Clyde Wes­ley Mof­fat at the Bur­ton­wood Air Force Base in the UK, where her father was sta­tioned while serv­ing.

They re­turned to Ri­p­ley, N.Y. in 1954. She moved to North­west Arkansas in 1964 when her father who was em­ployed with Welch Foods in New York, took a po­si­tion with the com­pany in Spring­dale.

She at­tended the Spring­dale School Sys­tem, grad­u­at­ing in 1970. She con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of Arkansas.

She at­tended Cross Church in Spring­dale.

Sandy loved to travel. She trav­eled sev­eral times with her fam­ily to Hawaii, visit fam­ily in Las Ve­gas and to visit Ri­p­ley, N.Y. to visit with rel­a­tives or to at­tend re­unions. Her hus­band Ron and Sandy en­joyed camp­ing as their

fam­ily was grow­ing up.

Ev­ery­one who knew Sandy, knew her as a lov­ing, car­ing, spe­cial per­son. She went out of her way to meet and in­tro­duce all she came in con­tact with. She was es­pe­cially fond of her cats, who were great com­pany to her.

Sandy also dealt with se­ri­ous health is­sues most of her adult life. She took her sit­u­a­tion in stride and al­ways worked to im­prove it and to en­joy life to the fullest. She loved to look back at spe­cial mo­ments in our lives and to take time to bring old mem­o­ries to life. If we needed to know some­thing about one of our an­ces­tors, go to Sandy. She had the an­swers.

Her mother and father, Eleanor Marie and Clyde Wes­ley Mof­fat pre­ceded her in death.

Sur­viv­ing are her hus­band Ron Hodge of the home, one brother and sis­ter-in-law, Paul Duane and wife Kimberly Re­nee Mof­fat of Spring­dale, one sis­ter and brother-in­law, Su­san Lee and hus­band Charles Fadjo Cravens of Tulsa, Okla. One step-daugh­ter, DaMona Hodge of Rogers, two step-sons David and wife Terra Hodge of Spring­dale, and Daniel Hodge of Rogers. Three grand­chil­dren, Wil­liam Lee Hodge, Ash­lyn Elec­tra Hodge, and Cam­ryn Elaine Hodge. Nieces and Neph­ews, Cory Paul and wife Katie Marie Mof­fat, Kimberly Rose and hus­band Blaine McClure, Eleanor Kather­ine and hus­band Aalaxan­dar Thomp­son, Margaret McRae and hus­band Dou­glas Brownell, Su­san Kath­leen Cravens, Charles Fadjo Cravens Jr., Mat­tix Emer­son Cravens, four great-nieces and neph­ews, Kam­den Rose Mof­fat, Clyde Alexan­der Thomp­son, Tesla Ray Thomp­son and An­nie Pearl Brownell.

The fam­ily wants to ac­knowl­edge Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Hospice for care in her fi­nal days.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Hospice or Crohn’s & Coli­tis Foun­da­tion.

Ser­vices will be held at Sisco Fu­neral Chapel in Spring­dale, Ark., on Wed­nes­day, July 5, 2017. Vis­i­ta­tion will be at 10 a.m. with fu­neral at 11 a.m. and burial di­rectly to fol­low at Bluff Ceme­tery in Spring­dale.

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

SPRING­DALE — Glo­ria

Ann (Lund­berg) Mitch, 57, of Spring­dale, passed from this life on June 30, 2017 in Spring­dale. She was born on Sept. 4, 1959 in Moses Lake, Wash., to Ma­jor Wil­liam and Anna (Shaf­fer) Lund­berg. She is pre­ceded in death by her parents.

Glo­ria had a pas­sion for an­i­mals. She trained horses in Ocala, Fla., and in Arkansas. She was artis­tic and loved mu­sic. Glo­ria was of the Catholic faith.

Left to cher­ish Glo­ria’s mem­ory are her chil­dren, Dustin Mitch, Cherie Mitch and hus­band Rudy, and Travis Mitch; a brother, Ge­orge Lund­berg and wife Joan; grand­chil­dren Lacey Mitch and Jonathan Mitch; nephew Michael Lund­berg; and her best friend, Bon­nie Monar­rez.

Glo­ria was a lov­ing mother, grand­mother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Please visit Glo­ria’s me­mo­rial at www.West­field­Chapel.com.

SU­BI­ACO — Robert J.

Koenig, 66, of Su­bi­aco died Thurs­day in Fort Smith.

Rosary Ser­vice: 7:45 p.m., Wed­nes­day, July 5, 2017, at St. Bene­dict Catholic Church in Su­bi­aco.

Fu­neral Mass: 10 a.m., Thurs­day at St. Bene­dict Catholic Church un­der the di­rec­tion of Roller Fu­neral Home in Paris. Com­plete obit­u­ary avail­able at www.roller­fuer­al­homes.com/paris.

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