Kenneth G. Dupuis of Bella Vista, passed away on July 8, 2017, after a short illness. Kenneth was born in Lynnwood, Calif., on March 3, 1959.
He lived in Whittier, Calif., until moving with his family to Northwest Arkansas in 1970 where he resided for the rest of his life. He graduated from Bentonville High School in 1977 and had worked for Ridout Lumber and Home Center since 1993.
Kenneth is survived by his children Joshua Potter and wife Kimberly and their son, Lucas, and Brandy Daugherty and her daughter, Naomi; his parents, Frank and Patricia Dupuis; and siblings, Edward Dupuis and Misty Dupuis.
No formal services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Circle of Life Hospice.
FARMINGTON — Mary
Linda Peterson, 69, of Farmington died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Willard Walker Hospice House located in Fayetteville. She was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Bristow, Okla., the daughter of Edna Mae Long and Chester Alexander Penn. She enjoyed reading, working with her husband Mike and spending time with family.
She is preceded in death by her parents. Linda is survived by her husband of 29 years, Michael Peterson, four sons; Jason Peterson and his wife Lou of Utah, Corey Peterson of Utah, Kyle Peterson and his wife Sarah, of Utah, Jeremy Peterson, of Farmington, two daughters; Tonya Stout and her husband Darrell, of Washington, Michele Levine, of Rogers, two brothers; Leroy Penn and his wife Kathy, of Idaho, Larry Penn and his wife Katie, of Oklahoma, one sister; Lois Shamas, of Oklahoma, numerous nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hope Cancer Resources of Springdale, Ark. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Fayetteville. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
FAYETTEVILLE — Gerald Wayne Tackett,
age 76, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Fayetteville. He was born Dec. 7, 1940, in Fayetteville to John Marvin and Virgie Mary “Tommie” Tackett.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jeanne; an infant son, Darren Tackett; his son in law, Pat Bembenek; his parents,
his step father, Ted Wright; his sister, Rosemary Baird and brother Sonny Tackett, and his best friend Jesse Jobe. He was a husband, father, papaw, great- grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend.
A graduate of Vernon High School in Vernon, Texas, in 1958 he entered the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served our country for four years earning the rank of corporal. In 1962, he met the love of his life, Jeanne Worley, and they married in 1963.
They set up home in Dallas and then Carrollton, Texas, where he worked as a night switchman for Southwestern Bell/AT&T for 35 years, retiring in 1997. They raised two daughters and too many dogs and cats to count.
In 1998, they moved from Carrollton to Fayetteville where they built their home in the hills. He brought joy to everyone he met and never turned away a kid, friend, or animal who needed him. He was the rock of his family, and those who knew him loved him well and will miss him dearly. His crooked grin and “Hi Sugar” will forever live in many hearts.
He is survived by his two daughters, Lynda Denise Tackett Bembenek and her husband David Lee Cavins of Fayetteville; Sherry Elaine Tackett Wright and her husband Bryndan Wright of Mansfield, Texas; daughter-elect, Gina Richroath of Collinsville, Texas; six grandchildren, Army Maj. Melissa Bembenek Schroeder, Army Sgt. Matthew Eli Bembenek, Grant Jesse Bembenek, Wade Bembenek, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Wright and Kathryn Elaine Wright; three great- grandchildren, Cambria Bembenek and Jane and Annella Schroeder; five siblings, Carolyn Paschal, Telisa Lowe, Vanessa Brown, Molly Hollan and Frank Tackett; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and too many friends to count.
Services will be at Moore’s Funeral Chapel on Saturday July 15 at 11 a.m. with a viewing on Friday July 14 from 5-7 p.m. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Jeanne, at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville on Monday, July 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Lynda Jeanne Tackett Memorial Scholarship, Marion Chapter NSDAR, P.O. Box 98, Fayetteville, Ark., 72702. To sign the online guest book visit www. mooresfuneralchapel.com.
GOSHEN — Melvin “Mel” Bert Cranston, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 9, 2017, in Albuquerque, N. M. He was born in Newton, Iowa, on Nov. 29, 1948, to Bert and Dorritt Cranston.
In 1971, he graduated Iowa State University and shortly thereafter moved to Arkansas where he met and married Robin Chaney. They had two children, Erin and Jacob. While they were together they owned Tim’s Pizza and bought Cranston Stables. Mel married Shirley Hostnick and they lived happily on the farm until her death in 2013.
He is survived by his two children, Erin Layne and husband, Bill and Jacob Cranston; four grandchildren, Brittany Layne, Caleb Layne, Dylan Reeves and Eli Cranston; his brother, Ed Cranston and his sister, Sherry Grimes and their families.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Beard’s Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to his lifelong passion of taking care of animals at the Bank of Fayetteville. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel. com.
GRAVETTE — Suella
“Susie” Tanner, 61, of Gravette, Ark., died July 6, 2017, at her home. Born Nov. 23, 1955, in Bakersfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Allen Benson and Electra Mae Nichols Benson.
Susie married Paul Tanner and he preceded her in death. She married Bill Emanuel and he preceded her in death. Susie was a postal carrier in Decatur, Ark.
She was preceded in death by parents, husbands, son Wesley Tanner, daughter, Karen Tanner and brother, Robert Benson. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Tanner and fiance’ Jason Wolf of Springdale, Ark.; two grandchildren, Jackson and Emma Wolf of Springdale, Ark.; brothers, James Benson of Gravette, Ark., and Stephen Benson of Gravette, Ark.; and nieces and a nephew.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Maysville Missionary Baptist Church, Maysville, Ark. Burial will follow in Piney Cemetery in Jay, Okla. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark. To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.
PARIS—Dan E. Houston, 68, of Paris died, July 10, 2017, in Paris. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online gu est book,www.roller funeral homes.com/paris.
PARIS — Andy Patrylick,
62 of Paris, Ark., died, July 9, 2017, in Fort Smith, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.
ROGERS — Mary Kay
Lawson, 76, passed away on May 7, 2017, in Bentonville. She was born on Dec. 22, 1940, in Sarepta, La., to the late Calvin M. and Essie A. (Hughes) Hood.
She was the loving wife of Donald L. Lawson of Rogers. Mary loved spending time with her family and playing the online game, Pet City, where she made many friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Benton (deceased). She is survived by her husband of Rogers; children, Dan Williams, Michele Hicks and Shammie Lawson; 9 grandchildren, Daniel Cauly, Anita Wessels, Cory Williams, Ryan Cauly, Jennifer Reardon, Christopher Hicks, Tiffany Cauly, Jason Lawson and Joshua Lawson; and 6 great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Cauly, Juliet Lawson, Oliver Cauly, Reagan Lawson, Emelia Hicks and Easton Maihofer.
Arrangements were under the care of Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.rollins funeral.com. SPRINGDALE — Gary Langham, beloved son, husband, father and papa passed away on July 8, 2017. Gary was born to Warren and Irene Langham on July 17, 1954, in Fayetteville, Ark. Gary is survived by his two sisters, Shirley Birdsall of Katy, Texas, and Helen Cole of New Bloomfield, Mo.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Beverly. They had three children and eight grandchildren. Gary owned and operated Apple Concrete Inc. for over 25 successful years and had contributed a lot to his community.
Gary is survived by his children, daughter, Erin Langham of Little Rock, daughter, Holly Spencer and husband Matthew of York, Neb., and son, Jarrod Langham and wife Brandii of Springdale. His eight grandchildren, Quentin, Cameron, Jett, Isabella, Londyn, Blaike, Finley and Jordyn all loved him dearly. He is survived by his mother, Irene, who still resides in Fayetteville. Gary loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and lifelong friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Pastor Johnny Harp officiating. Family burial services will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization Gary was very passionate about. Online condolences may be left at www. siscofuneral.com.
SPRINGDALE — Gerald
Dean Porter, 84, of Springdale, A rk . , passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. Gerald was born on Feb. 26, 1933, in Brentwood, Ark., a son of Leonard Floyd Porter and Mable Myrtle Mills Porter.
He married Edna Mae Preston on June 27, 1959, at the Baldwin Church of Christ. Gerald served honorably in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He then went to work for 30 years at the University of Arkansas Physical Plant.
He was a master carpenter and also enjoyed hunting and gardening. Gerald was a member of the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ and an elder for over 20 years. He was active and very passionate about their Missions Teams. He mentored many and was loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna Preston Porter; two daughters, Susan and husband Tracy Taylor of Russellville, Ark., and Sharon and husband Royce Bailey of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; two brothers, Leon and Darrel Porter both of Fayetteville; six grandchildren, Zach Taylor (Stephanie), Kelsey Hodges (H. Clay), Grayson Taylor ( Amanda), Colby Bailey, Connor Bailey, and Karaline Bailey; one great-grandchild, Pierce Taylor.
Visitation will be held at the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Harry Fitzgerald will officiate the service with burial being held at the Brentwood Cemetery under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.
To sign the online guest book, visit www. back strom-pyeatte.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ Missions Teams.
CHINO, Calif. — Larry
Gene Phillips, 74, of Chino, Calif., and formally of Bentonville, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2016, at Kaiser Hospital in Ontario, Calif. He was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Bentonville, Ark., to Fred M. and Lucille Simpson Phillips.
He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was an electrician and worked for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for many years until his retirement. He moved to Alta Loma, Calif., in 1958. He married Rosalinda Delgado on Oct. 27, 1963, at Christian House of Prayer, Chino, Calif.
They lived in Chino most of their married life, except for a brief time in Cave Springs, Ark. He enjoyed playing baseball, fishing and bowling. He was a Christian, having been baptized at the Church of Christ in Cave Springs, Ark.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosalinda; sons, Larry Phillips, Jr. and wife, Kaylie of Etiwanda, Calif., Shawn Phillips and wife, Danielle of Upland, Calif.; brother, Bruce Phillips of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Marlene Sands of Cave Springs; grandchildren, Chase, Rudy, Aiden, Trystin and Kamdin Phillips and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gary Phillips.
Services were held Feb. 4, 2017, at Christian House of Prayer in Chino, Calif. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Phillips Cemetery in Cave Springs, Ark. There will be a time of fellowship in the Family Room at the Church of Christ in Cave Springs, Ark., following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Phillips Cemetery, c/o Marlene Sands, 478 Shores Ave., Cave Springs, Ark., 72718. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.
PINEVILLE, Mo. — Bert
Claver, 71, of Pineville, Mo., passed away suddenly, July 10, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra Claver; three children, Bert Ray Claver, Laura Nitsch, Tammey Shaffer; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Pentecostals of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers with Pastor Russell Hamby officiating. Burial will follow in Pineville Cemetery in Pineville, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
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