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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.

AURORA — Judy K.

Byrd, 66, of Aurora, Ark., died July 4, 2017 at her home. She had re­tired from Harp’s Food Store in Huntsville and a mem­ber of the Aurora Pen­te­costal Church.

Sur­vivors: Her hus­band of 46 years, Mike Byrd of the home.

Pri­vate in­ter­ment by Bras­hears Fu­neral Home-Huntsville www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­

BEN­TONVILLE — Alma Hat­field left this world on Wed­nes­day, July 5 sur­rounded by fam­ily.

Born Alma Frances Alexan­der on Dec. 16, 1918, to Etta Wo­mack and Charles Ste­wart Alexan­der in South­west City, Mo., Mrs. Hat­field would have been 99 years old in De­cem­ber.

While at­tend­ing busi­ness col­lege in Spring­field Mis­souri, Alma met and mar­ried the love of her life, Lo­gan Hat­field, on Sept. 9, 1939. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing col­lege, Alma worked for the de­part­ment of the United States Navy while Lo­gan served as a World War Two po­lice­men in the Panama Canal Zone. While there, they had one son, Charles Ste­wart. Mrs. Hat­field was a lov­ing and de­voted wife and mother.

Mrs. Hat­field and her hus­band had sev­eral gro­cery stores over the years. In 1961, they pur­chased an E-Z Mart in her home­town of South­west City, Mo. Along with oper­at­ing the store for over 20 years, Mrs. Hat­field was also a suc­cess­ful farmer. She raised cat­tle and pigs, built and main­tained fences, and did her own butcher­ing. Her hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion was a great ex­am­ple for all who knew her. She had a gen­tle na­ture and a fiery spirit.

In re­cent years, Mrs. Hat­field lived in Ben­tonville, Ark., to be near her son. She en­joyed mak­ing quilts and house­hold items and was ac­tive at the lo­cal se­nior cen­ter. She had a grand sense of hu­mor and en­joyed play­ing cards or domi­noes and spend­ing time with her fam­ily. She will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Hat­field was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Eta and Charles Alexan­der and her lov­ing hus­band of 55 years, Lo­gan Hat­field. She is sur­vived by one de­voted son and daugh­ter-in-law, Charles Ste­wart and Kelly Hat­field; her grand­chil­dren, Chad Hat­field and wife, Mon­ica, Whit­ney Kin­dell and hus­band, Dustin, Christa Means and hus­band, Brian; four great grand­sons and one great grand­daugh­ter.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily ask for do­na­tions or book pur­chases at the South­west City Li­brary, 102 North Main, South­west City, Mo., 64863.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Stock­dale-Moody Fu­neral Ser­vices in Rogers. On­line con­do­lences may be shared at stock­dale fu­


Fran­cis Nell Faulkner died June 29, 2017. Born Feb. 13, 1930 in Mar­shall, Texas, to Homer and Bessie (Goodlett) Faulkner, Nell lived in Malvern, Eureka Springs, and Ber­ryville.

Sur­vived by nieces and hus­bands, Lisa Cone and David Reeves, Tina Cone and Alan Hun­ni­cutt, of Ber­ryville; neph­ews and wives, John and Sheri Faulkner, Ge­orge and Carole Faulkner of Texas. http://west­field­ book-of-mem­o­ries/2972699/ Faulkner-Frances/obit­u­ary. php.


Ray­mond Joseph Netto,

Fam­ing­ton, died June 30th, 2017. He was born April 4th, 1924 in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Joseph and Mary Netto.

Ray­mond at­tended El­e­men­tary and high school at Holy Cross in Santa Cruz. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion he vol­un­teered im­me­di­ately for the United States Navy and was ac­cepted in the ser­vice of our coun­try. He re­tired af­ter twenty years, mar­ried and moved to Spring­dale, Ark. There, he was em­ployed by Welch’s grape juice com­pany for a num­ber of years; he then went to work for the Camp­bell Soup com­pany and re­tired af­ter twenty years at the age of 62.

He was a mem­ber of the Pleas­ant Street Church of Christ in Spring­dale and also at­tended Hy­land Park Assem­bly of God with his wife, Kather­ine Netto, ev­ery other Sun­day. He was a for­mer vol­un­teer for the V. A. Hos­pi­tal in Fayet­teville for 21 years. He was a mem­ber of Moose Lodge #877 in Spring­dale and a for­mer mem­ber of Elks Lodge #2144 in Rogers, Ark. He was a mem­ber of the old time Fid­dlers As­so­ci­a­tion and the Spring­dale Se­nior Cen­ter, where he sang with the Sil­ver Tones.

He was pre­ceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Netto, four Broth­ers, Manuel, Gil­bert, Ge­orge and Joe of Santa Cruz, Calif., three Sis­ters Alice of Ken­tucky, He­len and Ade­line of Cal­i­for­nia and step­son Mor­ton (Skip) Wayne Carnes of Spring­dale.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Kather­ine M. Netto, two step­sons, Bobby D. Carnes and Wife Mary Alice of Rogers, and Ti­mothy C. Carnes and wife Char­lotte of Green­land. He also has two broth­ers, Johnny Netto and wife Laura of Sali­nas, Calif., and Arthur Netto of Simp­sonville, S.C. Two grand­chil­dren, Justin Bo Wayne Carnes and wife Les­lie and Laura Jade Far­ris and Joe Far­ris of Low­ell. Four great-grand­chil­dren and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

At his re­quest, Ray­mond Netto’s body has been do­nated to the Univer­sity of Arkansas, De­part­ment of Anatomy in Lit­tle Rock, Ark., De­part­ment of Med­i­cal Sciences. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily has re­quested that any memo­ri­als be made to the church of your choice, the Spring­dale Se­nior Cen­ter, or the char­ity of your choice.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Sisco Fu­neral Chapel of Spring­dale. A me­mo­rial with mil­i­tary honors, will be planned in the fu­ture with burial at the Na­tional Ceme­tery in Fayet­teville. On­line con­do­lences may be left at www.sis­co­fu­


Jerry Canada, 58, of Westville, Okla., passed away on July 5, 2017 at Fayet­teville, Ark. from hos­pi­tal food.

Sur­vived by his wife Gina Dar­ling Canada; mother, Pauline Canada; and chil­dren Keri Hor­ton, Bob­bie Craven and Ja­son Canada; and eight grand­chil­dren. He was pre­ceded in death by his son, Terry Canada; his fa­ther, Ho­race Canada; his broth­ers, Tommy and Terry Canada and sis­ter San­dra Canada.

He was a long time roofer for Franklin and Son Roof­ing. He was a leg­end in his time. He loved Fords, fried chicken, Fri­day night and coun­try life. He has done ev­ery­thing from chas­ing the gin­ger bread man to be­ing hit in the head with a fry­ing pan, 1000 horses couldn’t take this man down but hos­pi­tal food man­aged to de­feat him. He will be loved and missed by a lot of peo­ple.

There will be a me­mo­rial at the Westville, OK Com­mu­nity Build­ing on July 10, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a cov­ered dish and cel­e­brate his life with us.


Lynn Clark, 59 of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away July 4, 2017 in Ma­ri­etta, Ga. She was born Jan. 15, 1958 in San Rafael, Ca., to Thomas McFad­den and Peggy Joe (Walker) McFad­den.

She is sur­vived by her fa­ther Thomas McFad­den of Wood­stock, Ga., mother Peggy San­ders of Fayet­teville, Ark., one son, Ed­ward Clark and his wife El­iz­a­beth of Fayet­teville, Ark., one daugh­ter, Dara Beasley and hus­band Shaun of Ben­tonville, Ark., and three grand­chil­dren Bryce and Emmy Clark of Fayet­teville, Ark., and Miles Beasley of Ben­tonville, Ark.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, July 12th in the Chapel of Moore’s Fu­neral Chapel. A visi­ta­tion will be­gin at 10 a.m. and con­tinue un­til ser­vice time. Burial will fol­low at West Fork Ceme­tery in West Fork, Ark.

To sign the on­line guest book please visit www. moores­fu­ner­

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Fu­neral Chapel of Fayet­teville.


Lynn Ed­wards, 76, died July 5. Born May 2, 1941.

Sur­vivors: Eleanor Ed­wards, Joseph Ed­wards, Wendy Clark, Gene Ed­wards, Bob­bie Hall, Peggy Wil­liams, Jane John­ston, four grand­chil­dren, two great great grand­chil­dren.

Grave­side at Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery Mon­day at 1 p.m.

Visi­ta­tion Be­gins at Noon at Sisco Fu­neral Chapel.


FAYET­TEVILLE — John­nie Lee Win­ters, 74, of Fayet­teville, passed away on July 8, 2017 in Spring­dale. He was born on April 1, 1943 at the Fayet­teville City Hos­pi­tal to Rus­sell J. and Lula Belle (Shreve) Win­ters. He at­tended school in Farm­ing­ton from el­e­men­tary through high school and was a printer by trade. He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and a step-son, Shan­non Coon­field.

John­nie is sur­vived by his wife Con­nie S. Win­ters; a daugh­ter Tonna L. Smith and hus­band Tom; a step-son Michael Coon­field and wife Jen­nifer; and four grand­chil­dren.

Please visit his me­mo­rial at www.West­field­

HUNTSVILLE — Mar­ion M. Sny­der, 76, of Huntsville, died July 6, 2017.

Sur­vivors: her hus­band, Ken­neth Wayne Sny­der; six sons and four daugh­tersin-law, Shan­non (Car­men) Burasco, Joe (Kim) Burasco and Ja­son (Ori­ana) Burasco, Bill Sny­der, Mike Sny­der and Jack (Mary) Sny­der; sev­eral grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

Pri­vate ser­vices by Bras­hears Fu­neral Home-Huntsville www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­

LOW­ELL — Juanita

Corine Har­vey, 72, of Low­ell, Ark., went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2017.

Juanita, the daugh­ter of War­ren and Er­vene (Davis) Art­man, was born on Jan. 9, 1945.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, John Roger; her par­ents; two sis­ters, Anna and Thelma; two broth­ers, Joe and Henry and nephew, Micky Hess.

She is sur­vived by two sis­ters, Min­nie Hess of Spring­dale, Ark., and Dorothy God­sey of Ex­cel­sior Springs, Mo.; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews and nu­mer­ous other rel­a­tives.

Visi­ta­tion will be held on Mon­day, July 10, 2017 at the Back­strom-Pyeatte Fu­neral Home in Spring­dale, Ark., from 6-8 p.m. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Tues­day, July 11, 2017 at the Sonora Bap­tist Church at 2 p.m. with Pas­tor Danny Wil­liams to of­fi­ci­ate the ser­vice. To sign the on­line guest book visit: www.back­

PEA RIDGE — Mary Lee Adams, 88, of, Pea Ridge, died July 6 at Con­cor­dia Nurs­ing and Re­hab in Bella Vista.

She was born April 2, 1929 in Pea Ridge to Her­bert Lee Givens and Lola Ma­bel Car­den Givens. She grad­u­ated from Pea Ridge High School in 1947. On April 10, 1948 she mar­ried Charles Adams in West Chicago, Ill., and they were mar­ried 63 years be­fore his death in 2011. The cou­ple moved back to Pea Ridge where they made their home. She was em­ployed at the Ben­ton County Col­lec­tors Of­fice as an As­sis­tant Tax Col­lec­tor for 23 ½ years be­fore her re­tire­ment in 1991. She be­came a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church in Pea Ridge in 1946 and is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band Char­lie Adams and two sons, Cur­tis Lynn and Jerry Don Adams.

Sur­vivors are a son Mike Adams (Frances) of Bella Vista; two grand­chil­dren Josh Adams (Amy) of Ft. Smith and Nathan Adams (Lind­say) of Ben­tonville; two great-grand­daugh­ters Sarah Grace Adams of Ft. Smith and Sid­ney Lynn Adams of Ben­tonville, one great-grand­son Evan David Adams of Ben­tonville; and her good friend of 60+ years Janella But­try of Pea Ridge.

Ser­vice is set for 10 a.m. Tues­day, July 11 at First Bap­tist Church in Pea Ridge with Pas­tor Al Fowler of­fi­ci­at­ing. Ar­range­ments are by Sisco Fu­neral Home in Pea Ridge. Burial will be in the Pea Ridge Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion will be 5-7 p.m. Mon­day, July 10 at First Bap­tist Church in Pea Ridge. In lieu of flow­ers memo­ri­als may be made to First Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund P.O. Box 46, Pea Ridge, Ark. 72751.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at sis­co­fu­neral

PRAIRIE GROVE — Diana Lynn Watson, 61, of Prairie Grove passed away on July 5, 2017. She was born Sept. 23, 1955 to Flora Jean Jar­boe and Ron Wil­lard.

She was pre­ceded in death by her mother and a son, Allen “Skip” Watson.

Diana is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Shelly Thomas; a grand­daugh­ter, Ash­ley Sut­ton; three grand­sons, Niles Bran­don Thomas, Tris­ten Sullins and Takoma Dobbs; and one great-grand­daugh­ter, Olivia Sut­ton.

Diana loved to watch her son play baseball, her grand­daugh­ter play soft­ball and her grand­son play baseball and foot­ball.

A pri­vate me­mo­rial cer­e­mony with the fam­ily will fol­low at a later date.

Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­

ROGERS — Emma Dolores “Dee” Bai­ley, 71, of Rogers, died Satur­day, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born July 22, 1945 in Ben­tonville to Sid­ney An­drew “Buster” and Ruby Arvilla Wil­liams Oliver. Dee had a love for the out­doors, wildlife and cats.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of the home; two chil­dren, Pam Thoene and hus­band Brian of Co­leridge, Neb., Sam Eck and wife Rhonda of Thomas, Okla.; a step-daugh­ter, Shalon Dun­lap of Wood­ward, Okla.; one sis­ter, Mary DeShields; one brother, Charles Oliver; 12 grand­chil­dren and nine great-grand­chil­dren. She was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Robert “Yogi” Oliver.

A me­mo­rial gath­er­ing will be from 1-3 p.m. Fri­day, July 14, at Her­itage Fu­neral Home Chapel, on­line guest­book at www.her­ita­ge­

ROGERS — Elwood Perry “Ace” DePon­tee, 86 of Rogers passed away July 4, 2017 peace­fully at his lake home with his fam­ily by his side. He was born Feb. 2, 1931 to the late Ray­mond S. and Irene Tol­hurst DePon­tee in Ni­a­gra Falls, New York where he spent his early child­hood be­fore the fam­ily moved to Costa Mesa, Calif.

Ace proudly served in the US Navy dur­ing the Korean War and re­turned to be­gin a 60-year mar­riage to the love of his life, Char­lene Dolloff, who sur­vives. His 30-year ca­reer as an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer with Hughes Air­craft took them to Ana­heim, where they raised their fam­ily and he served as As­sis­tant Scout­mas­ter with the Boy Scouts be­fore re­tir­ing to Rogers, Ark., in 1987. For 20-years Ace served as Cap­tain of the 94-East Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment in Ben­ton County.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Char­lene; a daugh­ter Pa­tri­cia; three-sons Ray­mond, Wil­liam, and Fred­er­ick; seven-grand­chil­dren; 11-great-grand­chil­dren; ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers and dear friends. Per his wishes, there will be no ser­vices. Ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Rollins Fu­neral Home in Rogers.

ROGERS — Pat McKee went to be with the Lord, Fri­day, July 7, 2017. She was born April 11, 1961 to Max­ine and Loy Sloan in Spring­dale, Ark. She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and sur­vived by her hus­band of 34 years, Robin McKee of Rogers; son, Tyler McKee of Rogers; one brother, David Sloan of Rogers, and many cousins, nieces, neph­ews, and friends who loved her dearly.

Pat was an an­gel to many and kind to all who knew her. Her lov­ing spirit will be sorely missed. She en­joyed gar­den­ing, shop­ping and play­ing with her beloved dog, Bobo. The fam­ily re­joices in her re­union with her mother, who re­cently passed and all the other fam­ily mem­bers and friends who have gone be­fore.

Ser­vices will be Tues­day, July 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Sisco Fu­neral Chapel in Spring­dale. Pall­bear­ers are Dwayne Young, Denver Clark, Harold Lo­gan, Johnny Eoff, Kelly Eoff and Bob Ea­ton. In­ter­ment will fol­low the cer­e­mony at Friend­ship Ceme­tery.

Visi­ta­tion will be Mon­day from 5-6:30 p.m. at the fu­neral home.

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

SPRING­DALE — Fern Vi­vian Brown went to be with our Lord on July 7, 2017. She was born in Searcy County, Ark., on Feb. 29, 1924 to Clarence Viney and Ol­lie Viney (Fort­ner). Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Western Grove High School, she moved to Wi­chita, Kan., and worked as a “Rosy The Riveter” at the Boe­ing Com­pany help­ing build B-29 bombers for the World War II war ef­fort. She sub­se­quently joined the Army Cadet Nurs­ing Corps nurse train­ing pro­gram and spent a long ca­reer in the nurs­ing field in Hous­ton, Texas and Har­ri­son, Ark.

She is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Mary Han­cock and her nephew and care­taker Dwight David Han­cock of Low­ell, Ark., her brother, Daniel Viney, of Palm­dale, Calif.; and nu­mer­ous other neph­ews, nieces, and cousins. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, John O’Con­ner Brown and six sib­lings.

Visi­ta­tion will be on Wed­nes­day, July 12, at Cauff­man Fu­neral Home in Har­ri­son, Ark., from 10-11 a.m. A grave­side ser­vice will be held for fam­ily fol­low­ing visi­ta­tion. In­ter­ment will be at Glen­ncoe Ceme­tery in Pin­dall.


Alan Hunt­ing­ton, age 59, of Spring­dale, died July 6, 2017 at home. He was born Dec. 16, 1957 in Quincy Calif., to John and Doris Hunt­ing­ton.

He is pro­ceeded in death by one son John Hunt­ing­ton. He is sur­vived by his wife Terry Hunt­ing­ton and one son Al­lan Hunt­ing­ton of the home. He has one grand­daugh­ter Emily Hunt­ing­ton.


H. Lewis, 90 of Spring­dale passed away Tues­day, July 4, 2017 at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayet­teville. She was born Dec. 7, 1926 in Hous­ton, Texas to Wil­lis and Eva Wilder Hart.

Jeneva was an of­fice man­ager for a CPA and the Past Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Busi­ness Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion. She was a mem­ber of the Or­der of the East­ern Star in Spring­dale and Fayet­teville and a life­long mem­ber of the United Methodist Church.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, her hus­band

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