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Merle (Gore) Hunter, 88, of Bentonville, wife, mother, grand­mother, sis­ter, friend and child of God, passed away July, 3, 2017, in Bentonville. She was born June 1, 1929, in Dewey County, Okla., the daugh­ter of Fred Al­bert and Lois Mable Dale Gore.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 72 years, Alvin Hunter; her par­ents; sis­ter, Ar­dath Wilk­er­son; and five broth­ers, Wayne Gore, Keith Gore, Vern Gore, Har­vey Gore and Lynn Gore.

She is sur­vived by two sons, Roger Hunter and wife Sherry of Owasso, Okla., and Kenneth Hunter and wife Car­roll of Bella Vista, Ark; many pre­cious grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren. Also sur­vived by sis­ters-in­law,

Ar­lene Gore, Bil­lie Gore, Iona Hunter, Rhoda Hunter and brother-in-law, Carl Dean Hunter and wife Peggy of Kansas.

Visi­ta­tion will be held Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Memo­rial Fu­neral Home, 3926 Wil­lowood Ave., Spring­dale, Ark. 72762 with fu­neral ser­vices fol­low­ing at 2 p.m. with Pas­tor Mitch Fincher of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Grave­side ser­vices will be held at 1 p.m. on Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at Ri­ley Ceme­tery, Dewey County, Okla., near Vici, Okla., with Pas­tor Daniel Ham­mons of­fi­ci­at­ing, un­der the di­rec­tion of Memo­rial Fu­neral Home.

On­line con­do­lences may be made to www.memo­rial fh­spring­


Lou El­liott of Hindsville, Ark., died June 30, 2017, in Bentonville, Ark. Fu­neral ser­vices will be 11 a.m., Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at High­fill Methodist Church. Visi­ta­tion from 6-8 p.m., Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at Was­son Fu­neral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark. Sign on­line guest­book at www.was­son­fu­ner­al­home. com.

ROGERS — Bobby

Bar­ron “Bob” Brad­ford, 86, of Rogers, Ark., passed away sur­rounded by fam­ily, Sun­day, July 2, 2017. He was born Dec., 26, 1930, in Lit­tle Rock, Ark., to Bu­ford and Ruth (Trickey) Brad­ford.

Bob grad­u­ated from Lit­tle Rock High School in 1949, and mar­ried his high school sweet­heart Dor­line Tull in De­cem­ber of 1949. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War where he earned a Bronze Star with Valor for his strength and courage.

Bob worked at Frito Lay for 34 years be­fore re­tir­ing. Af­ter re­tire­ment, Bob and Dor­line moved to Rogers and started the Brad­ford Blue­berry Farm where he worked along­side his fam­ily and “buddy.”

He was a mem­ber of the First United Methodist Church in Rogers.

He en­joyed spend­ing time with his fam­ily and the love of his life, Dor­line, to whom he was hap­pily mar­ried to for 67 years. He was known as “Paw­paw” to his grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren. He brought joy to ev­ery­one with his con­ta­gious smile and warm heart.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, his younger brother, Larry Brad­ford and his youngest son, Scott Brad­ford.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Dor­line Brad­ford; his son, Vic (Su­san) Brad­ford of Rogers; his daugh­ter-in-law, Alice Brad­ford of Sher­wood, Ark.; his brother, Ed­die (Betty) Brad­ford of Fayet­teville, Ark; his five grand­chil­dren, Les­lie (Char­lie) Cot­ton, Laura (Pa­trick) Young of Rogers, Ben­jamin, Shelby and Kayla Brad­ford of Sher­wood; his two great-grand­chil­dren, Jenna Cot­ton and Avery Young and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Spe­cial thanks to the car­ing staff at In­n­is­free Se­nior Liv­ing Cen­ter.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be at 1 p.m., Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Down­town Rogers with the Rev. San­dra Wanasek and the Rev. Jim Keith of­fi­ci­at­ing. Mil­i­tary hon­ors will be pro­vided.

There will be a time of fel­low­ship with the fam­ily fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Memo­ri­als may be made in mem­ory of Bob Brad­ford to the First United Methodist Church, 307 West Elm St., Rogers, Ark. 72756; or to the Hope Can­cer Re­sources, for­merly NARTI, 5835 West Sun­set Ave, Spring­dale, Ark. 72762; or to a char­ity of the donor’s choice.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Stock­dale-Moody Fu­neral Ser­vices of Rogers. Words of com­fort may be ex­pressed at stock dale­fu­ ROGERS — Charles

Ernest Duf­ford, 81, of Rogers, Ark., passed away July 1, 2017. He was born July 12, 1935, in He­bron, Ohio.

Charles was a re­tired MSgt in the United States Air Force. He was a mem­ber of Peace Lutheran Church and en­joyed wood­work­ing.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents Robert and Nina Duf­ford, Eve­lyn Duf­ford; three sib­lings.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Edith Mol­lenkopf Duf­ford; his chil­dren, Paul Duf­ford (Deb­bie) and Pamela Sy­pult (Mike) all of Rogers; three sib­lings; grand­chil­dren, Chris Duf­ford; Stephanie Grig­son (Quincy); David Sy­pult; Daniel Sy­pult (Maekayla); Re­bekah Al­bert­son (Ryan) ; Nathan Sy­pult.

Visi­ta­tion will be 10-11 a.m. with ser­vices 11 a.m. Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers. In­ter­ment and full mil­i­tary hon­ors will fol­low at the Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Fu­neral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers. On­line con­do­lences to www.ben­ton­county fu­ner­al­

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