Obit­u­ar­ies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

BEN­TONVILLE — Chris Givens Chan­dler, 55, of Ben­tonville passed away July 13, 2017, at Bap­tist Hospi­tal in Lit­tle Rock. He was born Sept. 28, 1961, in Mor­gan­field, Ky., to Bob and Nelle Chan­dler.

Chris loved life and al­ways be­friended those less for­tu­nate. He loved Ben­tonville Tigers foot­ball and bas­ket­ball and the Ra­zor­backs.

Chris was pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter Tonya El­liott and in­fant son Zach Chan­dler.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Janet Dun­can Chan­dler; chil­dren: Chad Dun­can of Kansas, Kassie DeCorte of Ari­zona, Can­dace Gon­za­les of Spring­dale, and Dustin Chan­dler of Ben­tonville; his par­ents; brother, Lenn Chan­dler and wife, Heather, of Ben­tonville; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews; and a host of friends.

Visi­ta­tion will be Sun­day, July 16, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at Ben­tonville Church of Christ. Fu­neral ser­vices will be Mon­day, July 17 at 1 p.m. at Ben­tonville Church of Christ, with burial to fol­low at Ben­tonville City Ceme­tery.

Ar­range­ments: Ept­ing Fu­neral Home of Ben­tonville. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

FAYETTEVILLE — Jossie Lee Flow­ers de­parted this life Wed­nes­day, July 12, 2017. Born in Fort Smith on May 13, 1936, to Ocie Mae Adams Jack­son and Amos Jack­son Sr., she was raised in Fayetteville.

Jossie grad­u­ated from Lin­coln High School, Fort Smith, Ark., and Vel­va­tex Beauty Col­lege, Lit­tle Rock, Ark. She mar­ried Ge­orge W. Flow­ers. Jossie worked for many years at the Univer­sity of Arkansas (Delta Gamma House, Women’s Gym and Barn­hill Arena), af­ford­ing her chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to start their ed­u­ca­tion at Pe­abody El­e­men­tary School.

She also worked in var­i­ous lo­cal fac­to­ries, Camp­bell Soup, Mex­i­can Orig­i­nal and Ge­orge’s. Jossie, a car­pen­ter, and through this min­istry of­ten uti­lized home­less and re­cov­er­ing per­sons to as­sist with var­i­ous jobs while build­ing her home. She loved rid­ing, meet­ing and talk­ing to peo­ple on the lo­cal tran­sit.

Pre­ced­ing her in death, her hus­band; one son, Gre­gory Flow­ers- April 18, 2017; her par­ents; and two sib­lings. She is sur­vived by one son, Ge­orge Flow­ers of Fayetteville; one daugh­ter, Tom­mie (Lawrence) Davis of Lit­tle Rock; and one sis­ter, An­dretta Fisher of Fayetteville. Jossie has 12 grand­chil­dren (seven bi­o­log­i­cal); nine great-grand­chil­dren; and a host of nieces, neph­ews and spe­cial friends.

A spe­cial thank you to the Fayetteville Po­lice Depart­ment for treat­ing her with dig­nity and re­spect, Doug, her car­pen­ter and friend and Deana her spe­cial daugh­ter, phys­i­cal ther­a­pist and “Life Coach.” She is an amaz­ing Lady who will be missed by many.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be 10 a.m. Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at Beard’s Chapel with Min­is­ter Blan­dine “Deana” Wil­liams of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Oak Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Beard’s Chapel. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sun­day, July 16, 2017, at the fu­neral home. Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

FAYETTEVILLE — Michael David “Mike” Peven, age 68, of Fayetteville, passed away on Fri­day, July 7, 2017. He was born on April 12, 1949, in Chicago, Ill., to Bernard and Dorothy Estelle Spinka Peven.

He is pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther.

Mike was a beloved hus­band, fa­ther, son, brother, and un­cle. He at­tained an ar­tium bac­calau­reus in de­sign from the Univer­sity of Illi­nois, Chicago, in 1971 and a mas­ter of fine arts from the School of the Art In­sti­tute of Chicago in 1977.

Mike be­gan teach­ing at the Univer­sity of Arkansas in 1977, and with hard work and a lot of en­ergy, built a pho­tog­ra­phy pro­gram. He was a ded­i­cated ed­u­ca­tor who gave forty years of ser­vice as a pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy, serv­ing as chair­man of the Art depart­ment for eight of those years, from 1992 to 2000.

He was also a very ac­tive mem­ber of his pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tion, the So­ci­ety for Pho­to­graphic Ed­u­ca­tion where he re­ceived the dis­tinc­tion of Honored Ed­u­ca­tor in 2014 among many other awards through­out his ca­reer.

Mike was a pas­sion­ate pho­to­graphic artist and book­maker. His works have been dis­played in count­less na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mu­se­ums and art col­lec­tions. He was an avid col­lec­tor of pho­to­graphic books, odd­i­ties, and bad jokes.

He was a jazz lover and be­bop afi­cionado. The sounds of Char­lie Parker and Th­elo­nious Monk were fre­quently heard in his vicin­ity. A faith­ful dog owner, he loved noth­ing more than his daily walks where he made friends with both peo­ple and an­i­mals.

He came from the big city of Chicago and made the tran­si­tion to be­com­ing a true Arkan­sawyer. He was a main­stay of the Fayetteville cre­ative com­mu­nity. He was a Cubs fan and a solid first base­man on his soft­ball team. He was a love­able cur­mud­geon and will be sorely missed.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Cyn­thia Christie of the home; two sons, Joseph Peven of Chicago, Ill., and Jonathan Peven of Fayetteville; his mother, Dorothy Peven of Alameda, Calif.; two broth­ers, Daniel Peven and wife Yolanda of Berkley, Calif., and Charles Peven and wife Kath­leen of We­natchee, Wash.; and four nieces and neph­ews, Kye, Dy­lon, Ben­jamin, and Grace Peven.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to the Michael Peven Schol­ar­ship for Stu­dents of Pho­tog­ra­phy at the Univer­sity of Arkansas, 525 Old Main, 1 Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., 72701. Checks should be made payable to the Univer­sity of Arkansas Foun­da­tion with Peven Schol­ar­ship in the memo line, or do­na­tions may be made on­line at www.michaelpeven.com/schol­ar­ship.

A visi­ta­tion will be held from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun­day, July 16, 2017, at Moore’s Chapel Fu­neral Home in Fayetteville. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 4 p. m. on Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church at 224 N East Ave., Fayetteville, Ark., 72701. To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. moores­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

FAYETTEVILLE — Juanita Sil­vis, 94, of Fayetteville, died July 12, 2017, in Fayet teville. She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Madi­son County to Arnold and Elsie Har­wood Sikes. Juanita was a char­ter mem­ber of Fayetteville Freewill Bap­tist Church. She en­joyed cook­ing, babysit­ting grand­chil­dren, gar­den­ing, cro­chet­ing and quilt­ing.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, one brother and one sis­ter. She is sur­vived by two sons, Jerry Sil­vis and wife, Jeannie of Fayetteville and Lon­nie Sil­vis and wife, Becky of Farm­ing­ton; four grand­chil­dren, Shelly Sil­vis Bai­ley and hus­band, Eric, Tracy Sil­vis and wife, Kayla, Todd Sil­vis and wife, Aimee and Charles Sil­vis and wife, Suzi; eight great-grand­chil­dren, Ash­ton Ga­jevsky and hus­band, Kevin, Ben Sil­vis, Adam Sil­vis, Ella Sil­vis, Lan­don Bai­ley, Lind­ley Bai­ley, So­phie Sil­vis and Judd Pleimann.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be 2 p.m. Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at Beard’s Fu­neral Chapel. Burial will fol­low at Fairview Memo­rial Gar­dens Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion will be Sun­day, July 16, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the fu­neral home. On­line con­do­lences may be made to www. beards­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

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