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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.


Ervin Helm Jr., born Dec. 4, 1960, in Nürn­berg, Ger­many, passed away July 12, 2017, on his beloved mother’s birth­day.

Keith bravely fought mul­ti­ple myeloma for over three years. He was an ac­com­plished elec­tri­cian for over 25 years and was the owner of Helm Elec­tric Con­trac­tors, Inc.

Keith spent the early years of his life in Italy and Ger­many with his fam­ily. Later, he moved to Stuttgart, Ark., and then as an adult re­lo­cated to Ben­tonville, Ark., where he op­er­ated his busi­ness.

Keith was pre­ceded in death by his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, So­phie and Wil­lie Türk of Am­berg, Ger­many; his un­cle, Heinz Türk of Am­berg, Ger­many, who he con­sid­ered his big brother.

Sur­viv­ing are his lov­ing

mother, Ger­taud “Trudy” Helm-Mont­petit; his step­fa­ther, Ed­ward J. Mont­petit; and his sis­ter, Jes­sica Mont­petit. Keith is also sur­vived by the fol­low­ing fam­ily mem­bers; un­cle, John (Sab­rina) Bauml of Maui, Hawaii, aunt, Ella (Bill) Cam­pana of Cleve­land, Ohio, aunt, Marga (Kent) Quirey, whom he also con­sid­ered his big sis­ter, of Evansville, Ind.; cousins, Karen Martines, Su­san Or­cutt, Lisa Cam­pana and Billy Cam­pana, all of Ohio, Sascha Bauml of Hawaii, Har­ris How­er­ton, Jr. and Sarah How­er­ton, both of Evansville, Ind., Ger­maine Drum­mond of Florida and many more lov­ing fam­ily mem­bers.

A fu­neral mass was held in his honor in Louisville, Ky., on July 16, 2017. Keith made us proud and will al­ways be missed and loved by all of his fam­ily.

BEN­TONVILLE — Alvin Jack­son “Jack” Win­berry,

age 76, of Ben­tonville passed away, July 19, 2017, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Jan. 20, 1941, in Madison, La., to Alvin Charles and Bessie Barnes Win­berry.

Mr. Win­berry was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; broth­ers, Henry and John Win­berry; sis­ter, Au­drey Win­berry; and a grand­child, Kenneth Jr.

Mr. Win­berry is sur­vived by his wife, Brenda Win­berry; chil­dren, Kenneth, Charles, Lan­don, AJ, Michael, Bert, Tammy, Rhonda and An­gel; sis­ters, Nell, Leigh, Yvonne, Joan, Sue and Linda; grand­chil­dren, Kelby, Katie, Charles, Jr. Fle­sha, Faith, Am­ber, Nathaniel, Austin, Paige, Makayla, Lee, Nathan, Zane, Jack­que­lyn; great-grand­chil­dren, Hay­ley, Zoey, Brax­ton, K.J., Mer­rick.

Memo­rial ser­vice will be 10:30 a.m., Sun­day, July 23, 2017, at Ben­ton County Memo­rial Park Fu­neral Home with David Holmes Of­fi­cat­ing. On­line guest­book: www.ben­ton coun­tymemo­ri­al­

ROGERS — Samir Si­dani,

69, of Rogers passed away Wed­nes­day, July 19, 2017. He was born April 17, 1948, in Beirut, Le­banon, to the late Ad­nan and Raife Ghanoum Si­dani.

Mr. Si­dani’s ca­reers in­cluded bank­ing and meat ex­port. Shar­ing times with friends and fam­ily were most im­por­tant to him.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 47 years, Mary Si­dani; four sons, Dan, Tarik, Robert and Mike Si­dani; two sis­ters, Noura and Leila; a brother, Suheil and many dear friends.

The fam­ily in­vites friends to gather to share mem­o­ries from 3-6 p.m., to­day, Satur­day, July 22, at the fam­ily’s lake house, 15372 Tulsa Drive in Rogers.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Rollins Fu­neral Home in Rogers. www.Rollins Fu­

ROGERS — Mil­dred Fra Smith of Rogers passed away on July 20, 2017. She was born on Nov. 7, 1923, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the late Ho­race Greely Deni­son and Myr­tle Ed­ward Davis Deni­son.

Mil­dred, or Mick as she was also known, had a sup­port­ive fam­ily and group of friends who loved her. She will be re­mem­bered sit­ting be­hind the desk at Mil­dred’s Tax Ser­vice, mak­ing a pie or a casse­role (to which she of­ten added a can of Ro­tel), sewing or read­ing. She had a sweet, grate­ful, gen­er­ous spirit and will be missed by all who knew her.

Mick was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band, Le­muel Ad­ner Smith; sis­ter, Betty Ash­more; brother, Bud Deni­son; and daugh­ter, Ginny Lee Cheek.

Sur­vivors in­clude her son, Den­nis (Paula) Ras­mussen of Low­ell; daugh­ter, Betty Anne (Ray) Easley of Rogers; sonin-law, David Cheek; grand­chil­dren, Dena Corbino, Chad (Des­tinie) Ras­mussen, Kris Sul­li­van, Amy (Chip) Bemis, Jeremy (Joseph Rabe) Cheek, Cody (Can­dis Green) Noland, Eric (Laura Hunter) Noland, Pa­trick (Made­line Wiel­gus) Noland; great-grand­chil­dren, Hunter (Tara Jo) Corbino, Tay­lor Gil­bert, Gianna Corbino, Faran Ras­mussen, Jes­sica Sul­li­van, Aaron Sul­li­van, Shiloh Bemis, Ben­jamin Bemis, Kes­siah Bemis, Oliver Bemis; sis­ter, Joyce Klein; and many nieces and neph­ews. She is also sur­vived by her friends, fel­low tax con­sul­tant and phone buddy Marie Lock­hart; her friend since child­hood Hazel Hight; and her old­est Arkansas friend Mary Fields; Dona Bar­nett and the Elm Springs Sew­ers and Quil­ters; and her clients and co-work­ers who be­came dear friends.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sun­day, July 23, at Elm Springs First United Methodist Church. Fu­neral ser­vices will be held on Mon­day at 2 p.m at the church. Burial will follow in Ben­ton County Memo­rial Park Cemetery in Rogers.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Elm Springs United Methodist Church or Cir­cle of Life Hos­pice.

Thank you to In­n­is­free Health and Re­hab staff and res­i­dents for your great care and friend­ship. Thank you to Cir­cle of Life Hos­pice staff for your com­pas­sion­ate care dur­ing this last year of her life.

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