BENTONVILLE — June 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.memorialfhspringdale.com.
HINDSVILLE — Wanda 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 dalefuneral.com.
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.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com.