Obit­u­ar­ies

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BELLA VISTA — Paul

Clay­ton White of Bella Vista, Ark., died on June 27, 2017, fol­low­ing a brief ill­ness and com­pli­ca­tions re­lated to Parkin­son’s Dis­ease. He was 88 years old. The sec­ond son of Don­ald and Rachel (Har­vey) White, Paul was born April 20, 1929, in Cof­feyville, Kan.

It is in Cof­feyville where he spent his child­hood and for­ma­tive years, in­clud­ing two years at Cof­feyville Ju­nior Col­lege fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion from Cof­feyville High School in 1947.

Af­ter com­plet­ing his stud­ies at Cof­feyville Ju­nior Col­lege, Paul at­tended the Univer­sity of Kansas on a track and field schol­ar­ship, grad­u­at­ing in 1951 with a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in busi­ness, ma­jor­ing in mar­ket­ing. He would for­ever re­main a staunch sup­porter of the univer­sity and their ath­letic pro­grams.

It was while at­tend­ing KU that Paul met his fu­ture wife, June McClenny (Topeka, Kan., KU Class of ‘53). They were mar­ried Feb. 7, 1953, in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and lived in Portsmouth, Va., while Paul com­pleted the re­main­der of his ac­tive duty in the U.S. Navy.

Lieu­tenant Com­man­der White’s ac­tive and re­tired re­serve naval ca­reer spanned decades and in­cluded grad­u­a­tion from Of­fi­cer Can­di­date School, serv­ing time as a mem­ber of the Navy’s Un­der­wa­ter De­mo­li­tion Team and as an ex­plo­sive ord­nance dis­posal of­fi­cer.

Af­ter com­plet­ing ac­tive duty with the Navy, Paul be­gan his pro­fes­sional ca­reer in the sum­mer of 1955 work­ing as a com­mer­cial trainee for U.S. Steel Cor­po­ra­tion in Pitts­burg, Pa. Fol­low­ing var­i­ous job pro­mo­tions over the next few years, Paul and his grow­ing fam­ily re­lo­cated sev­eral times in the Mid­west, even­tu­ally set­tling in the Chicago area. In 1968 Paul left U.S. Steel, but re­mained in the steel in­dus­try, join­ing Fer­al­loy Cor­po­ra­tion. He would work for Fer­al­loy Cor­po­ra­tion 24 years, re­tir­ing in 1992, hav­ing held man­age­rial po­si­tions in sales, as a di­vi­sional vice pres­i­dent/gen­eral man­ager, and as a cor­po­rate mar­ket­ing and pur­chas­ing man­ager/ vice pres­i­dent at the com­pany’s world head­quar­ters in Chicago.

Af­ter re­tir­ing and mov­ing with June to Bella Vista in 1992, Paul spent over 10 years work­ing for Wal­mart at the Ben­tonville Cor­po­rate Fit­ness Cen­ter, pri­mar­ily at the ten­nis com­plex, keep­ing him close to one of his fa­vorite sports.

Paul was pre­ceded in death by June, his wife of sixty-three years, his par­ents and older brother Don­ald. He is sur­vived by his three sons

and daugh­ters-in-law; Mark and Deb­bra (Bella Vista/Land O’Lakes, Wis.), Dane and Mar­i­lyn (Lake Zurich, Ill.), Mitchell and Maria (Frazey­burg, Ohio); grand­daugh­ters Sa­man­tha (Robert) Con­forti (Kenosha, Wis.) and Alexis (Lake Zurich, Ill.). In­cluded also are two great-grand­chil­dren, Sa­van­nah and Ser­afino Con­forti and his beloved dog, Piper.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held Fri­day, Au. 18, 10 a.m. at High­lands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions may be made in Paul’s name to (Kansas Univer­sity) KU En­dow­ment, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, Kan., 66044, or on­line at www.kuen­dow­ment. org/givenow. All do­na­tions will be specif­i­cally di­rected to the Kansas Ath­let­ics’ Wil­liams Ed­u­ca­tion Fund sup­port­ing stu­dent ath­letes.

Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home of Bella Vista. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

CABOT — Jes­sica

Ran­dolph Dyer of Cabot, passed away peace­fully on Sun­day, July 2, 2017, at Barnes-Jewish Hos­pi­tal in St. Louis, Mo., af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with leukemia. She was the cher­ished wife of Marc Dyer of Cabot. Jessie was a mem­ber of Cabot United Methodist Church.

Jessie was born in Jack­sonville, on Sept. 22, 1977, and grew up in Cabot. She was the daugh­ter of Butch and Carol Ran­dolph. Jessie was a teacher at Northside El­e­men­tary in Cabot un­til her di­ag­no­sis in July 2016.

Be­sides her hus­band Marc, Jessie leaves her pre­cious sons, Trip and Carter Dyer; brother and sis­ter-in­law, Aaron and Ann Ran­dolph, and their chil­dren, Char­lotte, Daniel, Ben­jamin and El­iz­a­beth Ran­dolph; her mother-in-law, Joan Dyer; her sis­ters-in-law, Amy Dyer, Lori Rogers and her hus­band, John. She is also sur­vived by her aunts, un­cles, cousins and her grand­mother, June New.

She leaves be­hind many friends and fam­ily to cher­ish her mem­ory. She was pre­de­ceased by her pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Irene and Ralph Ran­dolph, and her ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Joe Coa­ley.

Our fam­ily would like to ex­press our grat­i­tude to each and ev­ery mem­ber of her health­care team at both UAMS and Barnes-Jewish Hos­pi­tal in St. Louis. From her di­ag­no­sis in July, 2016, the tech­ni­cians, ther­a­pists, nurses, doc­tors, and nurse prac­ti­tion­ers were ex­tremely com­pas­sion­ate, knowl­edge­able and skilled.

The Dyer fam­ily re­quests memo­rial gifts be made in Jes­sica’s name to The Jes­sica Ran­dolph Dyer Chil­dren’s Ed­u­ca­tion Fund at First Arkansas Bank and Trust.

Visi­ta­tion will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at Moore’s Cabot Fu­neral Home, (501) 843-5816. Ser­vice will be 10 a.m. Fri­day at Cabot United Methodist Church with burial fol­low­ing at Glover Ceme­tery. Please sign the on­line guest­book at www.moorescabot fu­ner­al­home.com.

FARM­ING­TON — Delmer Ray Matthews, age 70, a res­i­dent of Farm­ing­ton, passed away Tues­day, July 4, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1946, in Prairie Grove, Ark., the son of Ray­mond Lacy and Kate Ethel (Alexan­der) Matthews.

Delmer grad­u­ated from Prairie Grove High School in 1964, served in the Na­tional Guard and was a mem­ber of the Lin­coln Rid­ing Club. He was a mem­ber of the Sum­mers Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents. Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Bar­bara Ann Matthews; three daugh­ters Paula Smith and hus­band Donnie of Green For­est, Car­lita Jus­tus and hus­band Brett of Fayet­teville and Kelsey Matthews of Farm­ing­ton; six grand­chil­dren Danuel Smith, Sa­van­nah Smith, Clay­ton Smith, Cedric Jus­tus, Aubrey Jus­tus and Lucy Jus­tus.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Fri­day, July 7, 2017, 6-7 p.m. at Lug­in­buel Fu­neral Home. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held 2 p.m. Satur­day, July 8, 2017, at Sum­mers Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Sum­mers. Burial will be in the Dutch Mills Ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers will be Danuel Smith, Clay­ton Smith, Cedric Jus­tus, David Payne, Lon­nie Cantrell, Bee­tle Bai­ley and Ed Bai­ley. On­line guest book, www. lug­in­buel.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Mary

K. Jones, 91, of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away on Mon­day, June 26, 2017, at the Wil­lard Walker Hospice. She was born March 27, 1926, in Birm­ing­ham, Ala. She leaves be­hind her son Ed­ward, two grand­chil­dren, four great-grand­chil­dren, and many de­voted friends.

HINDSVILLE — Gary

Dean John­son, 63, of Hindsville, died June 27, 2017, at his home. Sur­vivors: sons, Clay­ton John­son, Travis (Tanya) John­son, Andy (Jes­sica) John­son, Gary John­son, Jr. and Joey John­son; daugh­ter, Natasha (Wes­ley) Davis; brother, Ron John­son and 16 grand­chil­dren. Ser­vices: 10 a.m. Satur­day, Bras­hears Fu­neral Home-Huntsville, www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net. In­ter­ment: Venus Ceme­tery.

LIT­TLE FLOCK

— Ge­orge Ed­ward Daugh­erty,

81 of Lit­tle Flock passed away Sun­day, July 2, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice Legacy Vil­lage in Ben­tonville. He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Fayet­teville, Ark., to Sa­muel and He­len Trim­ble Daugh­erty.

Ge­orge was an au­to­mo­tive me­chanic by trade, but his real pas­sion was rac­ing. Ge­orge and fam­ily could be seen at Tulsa Speed­way, rac­ing Stock and Mini-Sprint. Dur­ing re­tire­ment he en­joyed help­ing main­tain fam­ily and friends ve­hi­cles, hunt­ing, as well as be­ing a peo­ple greeter at Wal­mart Store No. 1.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and one son, Rod­ney Ed­ward Daugh­erty. Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 61 years, Gussie Wat­son Daugh­erty of the home; two sons, Bobby Daugh­erty and wife Amy and Sa­muel Daugh­erty and wife Sharon all of Tulsa, Okla.; one daugh­ter, Ju­lia Thomp­son of Rogers; one brother, Larry Owen of Fort Smith; three grand­chil­dren, Adam Daugh­erty and wife Jes­sica; Kyle Daugh­erty, Alysia Thomp­son and three great grand­chil­dren, Ame­ria, Pre­ston, and Madalee Daugh­erty.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Sisco Fu­neral Chapel of Spring­dale with Pas­tor Ernest Las­tovica of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Bluff Ceme­tery. No visi­ta­tion is planned. On­line con­do­lences can be left at www.sis­co­fu­neral.com.

ROGERS — Nancy Berry, age 87, passed away on Wed­nes­day, July 5, 2017, at North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ben­tonville. She was born July 20, 1929, in Jones County, Texas, to Sarah Eu­nice (John­son) and Lee Hoyt Good­win.

Nancy, whom her fam­ily called Muth, grad­u­ated from Stam­ford High School on May 28, 1946. She moved to Arkansas in 1972 where she worked for Wal­mart and Rogers School Ser­vices be­fore re­tir­ing.

Muth was a bright light to her fam­ily. She en­joyed crossword puz­zles, her dog, Os­car, and watch­ing movies. But most im­por­tant to Muth was her fam­ily. Hol­i­days and spe­cial events were spent laugh­ing, play­ing games (Chicken Foot was a fa­vorite!), eat­ing and rem­i­nisc­ing.

It wasn’t just hol­i­days that were spe­cial fam­ily times. Her daily life was also warmed by vis­its from one or more fam­ily mem­bers. On Satur­days, her home be­came a hub of ac­tiv­ity and laugh­ter as much of her fam­ily dropped by through­out the day.

Her fam­ily is grate­ful to have started a tra­di­tion years ago of cel­e­brat­ing Muth’s birth­day with a big re­union/party. Each year was given a theme and fam­ily trav­eled from as far away as Texas and New York to be with her. Her fam­ily is blessed to have the mem­o­ries of these cel­e­bra­tions.

Left to honor Muth and re­mem­ber her love are her five chil­dren, Sue (Tim) Zinda, June (Mike) North­cutt, Margie (Jimmy) Bowen, Trish (Bob “Gil” Gil­bert) Ste­wart, and Bob (Carrie) Roddy; her grand­chil­dren, Jennifer (Tommy) Colley, Cyndi Byrum, Reece Cline, Jo Lindsey (Bill) Mor­gan, Mered­ith (An­drew) Miller, Les­ley Bowen, Ge­orge Roddy and Lily Roddy; her brother, Bob (Martha) Good­win; sev­eral great-grand­chil­dren and many nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her sis­ter, Dawn Rodgers.

There will be a grave­side ser­vice at Benton County Memo­rial Park on Fri­day, July 7, at 11 a.m. with Grant Siemens of­fi­ci­at­ing. “We will love you and miss you for­ever.”

ROGERS — Vir­gil Claude

Hamilton, 88, passed away on July 4, 2017, in Iowa. He was born on May 5, 1929, in Lin­coln, Iowa, to the late Claude T. and Rosa Leona (Boss) Hamilton.

He was the lov­ing hus­band of Carrie Ann (Gutknecht) Hamilton.

He was pre­ceded in death by par­ents; sib­lings, Alvin Hamilton, Glenn Hamilton, Robert Hamilton and Ar­lene Gil­lis; daugh­ter-in-law, Rozi Hamilton. Vir­gil is sur­vived by his wife, Carrie of Rogers; sons, David Hamilton of Iowa, Craig Hamilton (Nancy) of Iowa, James Hamilton (Pa­tri­cia) of Mis­souri; daugh­ter, Mary Miller (Gor­don) of Iowa; step-chil­dren, Chad Abel (Michelle) of Florida, Chris Holmes (April) of Rogers and Crystal Re­de­nius (Andy) of Iowa; 16 grand­chil­dren and 19 great-grand­chil­dren; one great-great-grand­child.

Visi­ta­tion will be on Fri­day, July 7, 2017, from 5 un­til 7 p.m. at Rollins Fu­neral Home Chapel. Fu­neral ser­vices will be on Satur­day, 11 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Low­ell. Burial will fol­low at Benton County Memo­rial Park.

ROGERS — Billy Joe

VanDerWiele, 57, of Rogers passed away July 1, 2017, in Ben­tonville. He was born March 28, 1960, in Frank­furt, Ger­many, the son of Al­bert and Irma Faye Staggs VanDerWiele.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Irma Ruth O’Rear VanDerWiele of the home; his brother, Fred VanDerWiele.

Memo­rial ser­vices 7 p.m. Thurs­day; July 6, 2017, at The Pen­te­costal Church of North­west Arkansas, 2200 S. 13th Street, Rogers, Ark., 72756. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the VanDerWiele Fam­ily, c/o the church. Ar­range­ments by Benton County Fu­neral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers, Ark., 72756.

WASH­ING­TON — Fu­neral for Floyd Chance,

2 p.m., Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Fu­neral Home, with Bro. Jimmy Dale of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial, West­more­land Ceme­tery with mil­i­tary hon­ors. Visi­ta­tion, 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs­day, July 6, 2017, at Brazzel/ Oakcrest The Fu­neral Home, 1001 S. Main, Hope, Ark. Ar­range­ments, Brazzel/Oakcrest The Fu­neral Home. Com­plete obit­u­ary: www. brazzel­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

WEST FORK — The Rev. Jack N. Ted­ford, age 90, of West Fork, died July 5, 2017, in Fayet­teville. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Fri­ona, Texas, the son of Ralph B. and Sam­mie San­ders Ted­ford.

He was an ac­coun­tant and re­tired pas­tor and founder of White River United Pen­te­costal Church in West Fork.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Betty Ted­ford; two sons, David Ted­ford and Richard Ted­ford and his wife Carol, all of West Fork; five grand­chil­dren; seven great-grand­chil­dren and one great-great-grand­child.

Visi­ta­tion will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fri­day, July 7, 2017, at Moore’s Chapel. Fu­neral ser­vice will be 10 a.m., Satur­day at Moore’s Chapel fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in West Fork Ceme­tery, un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel.

Me­mo­ri­als may be made to White River United Pen­te­costal Church in West Fork, c/o any Ar­vest Bank. To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. moores­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

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