Obit­u­ar­ies

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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.

BEN­TONVILLE — Ar­lene Mary Baker died July 1. Born Sept. 2, 1942. Sur­vivors: one daugh­ter, JoAnn Hod­son and hus­band Jonathan of Ben­tonville; one brother, Wil­lard Beck and wife Linda of Port­land, Maine; one sis­ter, Jane McBrady and hus­band Jim of Lin­den­hurst, Ill.; three grand­chil­dren and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. www.sis­co­fu­neral.com.

BEN­TONVILLE — Jean­nie Lynn Brun­gardt of Ben­tonville passed away on June 28, 2017. She was born on Aug. 5, 1949, in Red Bluff, Calif., to Floyd Cody Nor­ton and Bar­bara Ar­lene Wil­son. She was the beloved wife of Brian Brun­gardt.

Jean­nie will be re­mem­bered as a char­ac­ter who lived a col­or­ful life. For many years she drove semi-trucks with her fa­ther and her sis­ter, Re­becca Lee Schrader. She also worked for both Cal­i­for­nia and Arkansas DHS as a child sup­port in­ves­ti­ga­tor. She en­joyed craft­ing with beads and mak­ing jew­elry. Jean­nie was an avid reader and loved all things re­lated to hor­ror and mys­tery. She was proud of her fam­ily and loved trav­el­ing and camp­ing with her hus­band and kids.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band; chil­dren, Shana­ree Duffy, Sonja Rodgers, Kim­berly Duerk­sen, and Robert Shup­man; her sis­ter, Lynda Ware; and her brother, Bill Nor­ton.

An in-home me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a date to be de­ter­mined.

BEN­TONVILLE — John Mor­ris Wright, age 93, died July 1, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville. He was born to CJ Wright and Dema (Wal­dron) Wright on Dec. 15, 1923, in Ben­tonville.

John re­ceived his school­ing in the Ben­tonville school sys­tem, grad­u­at­ing in 1941.

John proudly served dur­ing World War II with the United States Navy, be­ing hon­or­ably dis­charged Dec. 17, 1945. Upon leav­ing the Navy, John be­came a po­lice­man with the Napa Val­ley, Calif., po­lice de­part­ment be­fore mov­ing to Ok­la­homa. John mar­ried Lela Mae Swain on Oct. 24, 1948, and their mar­riage continued for the next 69 years un­til her death. In Ok­la­homa, John worked many years with the Hoover Van com­pany, many of those years as their top sales­man. He then opened Jimmy’s Cafe in down­town Ben­tonville as its owner-op­er­a­tor. Af­ter an­other stint with Hoover Van, John opened the Arkansas Ice Ma­chine and Sup­ply Com­pany in Ben­tonville, un­til his re­tire­ment.

John was a charter mem­ber of the Methodist Men Ben­tonville in 1954. He was a mem­ber of Amer­i­can Le­gion Post No. 77 for 22 years. The fam­ily would like to give spe­cial thanks to the doc­tors and staff at Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville for their lov­ing care of Dad, and also to the Men’s Cof­fee Group at McDon­ald’s for the years of good times. Dad loved ev­ery minute of it.

John was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; his wife; his brother, CJ Wright, Jr.; and his old­est son, John M. Wright, Jr.

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 12 noon in Ben­tonville Ceme­tery. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice or the Ben­tonville First United Methodist Church Build­ing Fund.

BOONEVILLE — James Roby Burk, born June 9, 1921, in Seagov­ille, Texas to Jesse and Alyne Burk, lived a long and ad­ven­tur­ous life. He died peace­fully sur­rounded by his fam­ily on July 2, 2017. He was mar­ried to Nell Burk for over 76 years. Jim is sur­vived by his wife Nell; son, Mike and his wife, Ann Burk of Fayet­teville, Ark.; daugh­ter Diane and her hus­band Jess But­ler of Austin, Texas. Grand­chil­dren in­clude El­iz­a­beth Burk Martin, her hus­band Dan, and their chil­dren, Sarah and Roby, Bill Burk and his wife Marjo, and their chil­dren, Joe, Jim, and Vada, Dan But­ler and his wife Jen­nifer, and their chil­dren, Sul­li­van, Cashel, and, Fin­neas, Boomer But­ler and his wife Me­gan, and their chil­dren Brady and Meredith, Mea­gan But­ler and nu­mer­ous other nieces and neph­ews rel­a­tives and friends.

Jim was pre­ceded in death by his sib­lings, Sam Burk, Jesse Lee Burk, Jean May, Mary Cooper and Bill Burk.

Af­ter Jim served with the Army Air Force in the Pa­cific Arena of World War II, he and Nell bought a “moun­tain” in Arkansas on July 6, 1948. Jim said buy­ing this land near Booneville was the best in­vest­ment he ever made. They made Booneville their home in 1970, and he and Nell en­joyed liv­ing and work­ing on Tim­ber Ridge Farm rais­ing cat­tle and hay. Jim was a South­ern Bap­tist and ac­tive mem­ber of the Arkansas Beef­mas­ter Breeder’s Association.

Jim’s fam­ily ap­pre­ci­ates ev­ery­one who has made Booneville a good home­town for Jim and Nell for all these years. The fam­ily is es­pe­cially ap­pre­cia­tive for all the care given to Jim by the kind staff of Oak Manor nurs­ing and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter. Jim’s great-grand­son, Sul­li­van But­ler, has re­cently bat­tled child­hood cancer. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily would wel­come do­na­tions to the St. Baldrick’s Foun­da­tion where funds will be used for re­search and to find a cure for child­hood cancer. Please go to stbaldricks.org for more in­for­ma­tion on send­ing funds.

A grave­side ser­vice is sched­uled for 10 a.m., Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at Oak Hill Ceme­tery in Booneville, un­der the di­rec­tion of Roberts Fu­neral Home. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers will be Bill Burk, Joe Burk, Jim Burk, Dan Martin, Roby Martin, Jesse But­ler and Jim Burk.

Visi­ta­tion will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, evening at Roberts Fu­neral Home. www. robertsfh.com

CLIN­TON — Jenny Bonds, 84, of Clin­ton was born to the late James and Rose (Grainger) Paulin in Lon­don, Eng­land, and passed from this life on July 2, 2017, at her home in Clin­ton.

She stayed ac­tive, spend­ing her time sewing, knit­ting, quilting, gar­den­ing and col­lect­ing teapots.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her hus­band, Frank Bonds.

Left to cher­ish her me­mory are three daugh­ters, Jan­ice El­rod (David) of Lit­tle Rock, Teresa Chudy (Mark) of Maumelle, Cindy Brant­ley (Steve) of Rogers; six grand­chil­dren, Ali­cia Ablondi, Aaron Ablondi, Cassie Ross, Chris Brant­ley, Chase Brant­ley, Mor­gan Chudy; eight great-grand­chil­dren, other rel­a­tives and many friends.

Grave­side ser­vices and in­ter­ment will be at 2 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, July 5, 2017, at the Hol­ley Moun­tain Ceme­tery in Shirley, Arkansas.

For online guest­book, www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes. com/clin­ton.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Don­nis Edgar Whisenant, 72, of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away peace­fully at his home on July 1, 2017. Don­nis was born on Nov. 2, 1944, to the late AT and Cleo Whisenant.

Don­nis is sur­vived by his de­voted wife, Kathy Ann (Edge­combe) Whisenant; chil­dren, Michelle Jaskol­ski and hus­band, Nick, of Fayet­teville, Ark.; Marie Flan­nery and hus­band, David, of Wil­do­mar, Calif; Thad Whisenant and wife, Molly, of The Wood­lands, Texas; and Theodore Whisenant of The Wood­lands, Texas; grand­chil­dren, Nicholas, El­lie, Josh, Con­nor, Car­son, Colton and Cooper; spe­cial friends Kent and Jeanne Ar­rant, Jim and Jen­nie Killion, Ernie and Jean Jaskol­ski, Mary and John Wil­son, and Patty Killion.

Don­nis was a lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, and grand­fa­ther. He en­joyed play­ing guitar, singing, telling sto­ries, and teach­ing his grand­son, Nicholas, all about life.

A spe­cial thank you to the Fayet­teville VA and Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Hospice for their lov­ing care and sup­port.

Visi­ta­tion will be from 5 p.m. un­til 7 p.m. at West­field Chapel Fu­neral Home in Spring­dale, Ark., on Wed­nes­day, July 5, 2017. Don­nis will be laid to rest at Old Union Ceme­tery in Joyce, Louisiana.

HUNTSVILLE — James Calvin Sisk, 73, of Huntsville, Ark., died July 2, 2017, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1944, at Huntsville, Ark., the son of Floyd For­rest and Vi­o­let Edna Traver Sisk.

He was a re­tired truck driver for Cargill, an Army Na­tional Guard vet­eran and at­tended the Hindsville First Bap­tist Church.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Glo­ria Jor­gensen Sisk on March 20, 2014; an in­fant daugh­ter, Sissie Sisk and two sis­ters, Margie Baker and Mar­i­lyn Fitch.

Sur­vivors in­clude: five chil­dren, Donna and hus­band, Billy Carter of Farm­ing­ton, Ark., Julie and hus­band, Chris Hooper of Fayet­teville, Ark., Ron­nie and wife, Phyl­lis Sisk of Huntsville, Ark., James and wife, Me­lanie Sisk of Hindsville, Ark., and Jerri Faye and hus­band, Chad Tip­ton of Huntsville, Ark.; one brother, Paul Sisk of Jane, Mo.; one sis­ter, Mar­cella Gray of Mem­phis, Tenn.; 17 grand­chil­dren; 36 great-grand­chil­dren and four great-great-grand­chil­dren.

Grave­side ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, July 6, at the Huntsville Ceme­tery with the Rev­erends Les­lie Elam and Char­lie Brown of­fi­ci­at­ing. Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Bras­hears Fu­neral Home www.bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net of Huntsville, Ark.

Pall­bear­ers will be Matthew Sisk, Dug­ger Tip­ton, John Ea­ton, Carl Thomas, James Sisk, II, Ron­nie Sisk, Billy Carter, Chris Hooper, Chad Tip­ton and Tyler Hooper. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers will be Andy Hopper, Ja­son Guthrie, Ricky Fox, David McDon­ald, Earl Burkes, Jack Boudrey and Dwayne “Bull­dog” Davis.

Visi­ta­tion from 6-8 p.m. on Wed­nes­day at Bras­hears.

LOW­ELL — Nancy Jean Reynolds, 61, of Low­ell, died June 29, 2017. Sur­vivors: daugh­ters, Machelle (Michael) Hat­ten­hauer, Christina (Bruce) Ben­nett; broth­ers, Ray (Deb­bie) Pierce and Larry Pierce; grand­chil­dren, Di­lynn and Carli Whit­tle, Emily and Jani John­son; Cort­ney Fowler and Ryan Reynolds; great-grand­son, Kam­ryn Ta­bor. Visi­ta­tion: 6-8 p.m. Fri­day, Bras­hears Fu­neral Home-Huntsville www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net.

SPRING­DALE — De­bra Ann (Bris­tow) Dunn, 57, of Spring­dale, passed away on July 1, 2017, in Ben­tonville. She was born on Nov. 28, 1959, in Guy­mon, Okla., to Eu­gene and Joann Bris­tow. Please visit De­bra’s me­mo­rial at www. West­field­Chapel.com.

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