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ALEXAN­DER — Rev­erend Daniel Threet, 82, of Alexan­der, Ark., went home to be with the Lord Fri­day, July 21, 2017.

He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Monarch, Ark., to Nellie Devereaux and James Threet.

Brother Dan earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing from Arkansas State University and a grad­u­ate de­gree from Golden Gate Sem­i­nary in San Fran­cisco, Calif. He en­joyed build­ing things, and he loved serv­ing God for many years as a pas­tor, chap­lain and coun­selor. He was a man of benev­o­lence and com­pas­sion; al­ways ready to visit the sick and give aid to those in need.

He is sur­vived by sons, Stephen Threet (An­gela) of Palm Har­bor, Fla., and Phillip Threet of Alexan­der, Ark.; daugh­ter-in-law, Tri­cia Threet of Mena, Ark.; grand­son, James Threet of Mena, Ark.; and sis­ter, Sue Shay (Bob) of Ada, Okla.

He was pre­ceded in death by par­ents; broth­ers, James and Thomas Threet; and sis­ter, Va­ressa Miller.

Funeral ser­vice will be at 10 a.m., Tues­day, July 25, 2017, at Alexan­der First Bap­tist Church, 15320 Alexan­der Road, Alexan­der, Ark. 72002, (501) 455-1263. Burial will fol­low at Crit­ten­den Me­mo­rial Park, Marion, Ark. Visi­ta­tion will be 6-8 p.m. Mon­day at Roller-Drum­mond Funeral Home, 10900 In­ter­state 30, Lit­tle Rock, Ark. 72209, (501) 455-5800.

On­line guest­book: www. roller­fu­ner­al­ drum­mond.


Leona Blanche Mays

Hampton of Fayet­teville passed away, in her home, on July 17, 2017. She was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Mounds, Okla., to Thomas Owen Mac Mays and Nan­cie Abi­gail Hol­land Mays, who pre­ceded her in death.

Leona will be re­mem­bered as a lov­ing Chris­tian woman who was proud to be called the mother of 12 chil­dren she birthed and raised. She was a gifted cook and well known for her bak­ing of pies, cakes and sweet breads which tempted her fam­ily and friends. Church at­ten­dance and living a Chris­tian life was a pri­or­ity to her.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 30 years, Alvis James Hampton; one son, Garry Thomas Hampton; one daugh­ter, Nancy Kathryn Holt; and one grand­son, Mark Hampton; five broth­ers, Char­lie, Vir­gil, Hurston, Owen and Travis Mays; two sis­ters, Palma Mays and Blen­dene Bur­kett.

Sur­vivors in­clude four sons, Joseph Hampton of Winslow, Sa­muel Hampton (Sheri) of Fayet­teville, Nathaniel Hampton (Pa­tri­cia) of Cald­well, Ind., and Paul Hampton (Charlette) of Lit­tle Rock; six daugh­ters, Sharon Neel (Ch­ester) of Anderson, Mo., Priscilla War­ren (Don­ald) of Rogers, Janette Moon of Fayet­teville, Pa­tri­cia Juma of Fayet­teville, Reba Hil­ton (Jerry) of Olathe, Kan., and LaCreta Wheeler (Daniel) of Kansas City, Mo.; 26 grand­chil­dren and 32 great-grand­chil­dren; one brother, Ken­neth Mays (Frances) of Over­land Park, Kan., and one sis­ter, Chris­tene Solomon of Neosho, Mo.

Visi­ta­tion will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sun­day, July 23, 2017, at Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayet­teville, Ark.

Funeral ser­vices will be at 1 p.m. on Mon­day, July 24, 2017, at the Pen­te­costals of NWA in Rogers, Ark. Burial will fol­low in Coyle Ceme­tery in Winslow, Ark., un­der the di­rec­tion of Beard’s Chapel.

Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­

FAYET­TEVILLE — Dessa Oleta “Lee” Smith,

age 86, passed away July 19, 2017, at her home in Fayet­teville. She was born May 26, 1931, in Ovid, Colo., to Calvin Leroy and Dortha Su­san (Gold­man) Wil­liams.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band of 50 years, Roy Charles Smith; two broth­ers, Ivan Calvin Wil­liams and Harold Allen Wil­liams; and two sis­ters, Lil­lie Opal Page and Mary Lou Shea.

She was a 1949 grad­u­ate of Hart­ford High School, at­tended Wes­tark Com­mu­nity Col­lege, and stud­ied art at the University of Arkansas. She and Roy were mar­ried Sept. 13, 1951. They moved from Booneville to Fayet­teville in 1968 when he be­came As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal of the Fayet­teville High School West Cam­pus.

She served as state pres­i­dent of the Na­tional League of Amer­i­can Pen Women, and was a char­ter mem­ber of the Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts, a sig­na­ture mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Pas­tel So­ci­ety, and a found­ing mem­ber of Artists of North­west Arkansas. Her paint­ings were ex­hib­ited in many venues in­clud­ing the U.S. Capi­tol and New York’s Lin­coln Cen­ter. She was a life­long gardening en­thu­si­ast, vis­ited nearly all of the na­tional parks, and be­longed to the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Revolution.

She is sur­vived by her brother, Billy Ge­orge Wil­liams and wife Ce­cilia of Hack­ett; her daugh­ter, Denise Anne Rice and hus­band Gary of Brighton, Mich.; son, Charles Ed­ward Smith and wife Jen­nifer of Lit­tle Rock; and son, James Wil­liam Smith and wife Mona Mitchell of Madi­son, Ala.; eight grand­chil­dren, Corey, Casey and Stephen Rice, Kevin and David Smith, and Thera, Cor­win and For­rest McAvoy; great-grand­daugh­ters Elena and Genevieve Rice, and great-grand­sons Do­rian and Evan McAvoy.

The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at the Wil­lard Walker Hospice Home for their care.

A funeral ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. on Tues­day, July 25, 2017, at Nel­son-Berna Funeral Home in Fayet­teville. In­ter­ment to fol­low at Fairview Me­mo­rial Gar­dens in Fayet­teville.

To place an on­line trib­ute visit www.nel­son­ GARFILED — Carolyn

Ann Clark, 76, of Garfield died Thurs­day, July 20, at Mercy Med­i­cal Hos­pi­tal. She was born Feb. 15, 1941, at Rogers to John Robert McFall and Dorothy Lena Langston McFall.

She was an Ex­ec­u­tive Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­sis­tant at Wal­Mart Gen­eral Of­fices, retiring af­ter 25 years. She loved her fam­ily and en­joyed her grand­kids, great-grand­kids and at­tend­ing fam­ily events, camping, boat­ing, craft­ing, writ­ing sto­ries about her fam­ily his­tory and spend­ing time with the love of her life, her hus­band Don­ald. She was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church in Ben­tonville and was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; an in­fant daugh­ter Sherry Lynn Clark and one son Randy Clark.

Sur­vivors are her hus­band of 61 years, Don­ald Lee Clark of the home; three daugh­ters, Ch­eryl Wise of Bella Vista, Donita Moore (Michael) of Ben­tonville, Kim­berly Ja­cobi (Perry) of Rogers; two sons, Jimmy Clark (Sh­eryl) of Ben­tonville and Bobby Clark (Jan) of Gate­way; one brother, Bobby McFall (Joyce) of Sand Springs, OK.; 14 grand­chil­dren; and 25 great-grand­chil­dren.

Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Mon­day, July 24, at First Bap­tist Church in Ben­tonville with a pri­vate fam­ily burial at Oak­ley Chapel Ceme­tery.

No visi­ta­tion. Ar­range­ments are by Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge. On­line con­do­lences may be made at sis­co­fu­ner­al­


Stroube Hen­dricks died on July 18, 2017. He was 84 years old. Andy was born July 14, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Ind., but he was raised in Fort Smith, Ark.

He He at­tended at­tended St. Anne’s High School in Fort Smith, the University of Notre Dame and grad­u­ated from the University of Arkansas with a de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion. He had a re­ward­ing 30-year ca­reer with the Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and was pas­sion­ate about his hobby — gemol­ogy. He was an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant in the Tuc­son Gem and Min­eral Show. He was a vet­eran of the Korean War.

Andy was a de­vout mem­ber of the Catholic Church and humbly prac­ticed his faith ev­ery day. This was per­haps the great­est gift he be­stowed upon his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

Andy is sur­vived by his wife, Dorothy Hen­dricks of Lit­tle Rock and two chil­dren, Andy W. Hen­dricks (his wife Ju­lia) and Chris­tine Mabrey, all of Lit­tle Rock. He was the proud grand­fa­ther of five grand­sons: An­ton Alex­eev and Daniel Hen­dricks, both of Lit­tle Rock, Wil­liam Mabrey Jr. (his wife Kara) of Fayet­teville, John Mabrey of Lit­tle Rock, and Matthew Mabrey of Tulsa, Okla. He was ex­pect­ing his first great-grand­child in Septem­ber. He is also sur­vived by a large, lov­ing, ex­tended fam­ily in Fort Smith.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that do­na­tions be made to Help­ing Hand of Greater Lit­tle Rock and to Hospice Home Care. The fam­ily wishes to ex­press their deep­est grat­i­tude to the staff at Hospice Home Care for the kind­ness, sen­si­tiv­ity, and gen­uine com­pas­sion they demon­strated while car­ing for Andy and for all of his fam­ily. The fam­ily also thanks the clergy, staff, and con­gre­ga­tion from Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church for their stead­fast sup­port and prayers dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

A visi­ta­tion from 6:30-7 p.m. will be fol­lowed by a rosary held at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church on Wed­nes­day, July 26, 2017. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial fol­lowed by an inurn­ment of ashes, with a re­cep­tion af­ter, will be held at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church on Thurs­day, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Ruebel Funeral Home. www.ruebel fu­ner­al­ LOW­ELL — Elsie Ruth

Sherry, 93, of Low­ell passed away Fri­day, July 21, 2017, in Siloam Springs. She was born July 21, 1924, in Nor­mandy, Tenn., to Ernest Han­ley and Ge­or­gia Florence Roulett White.

Elsie was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church Low­ell. She worked at Ober­man Manufacturing for 23 years and she was a Baker for the University of Arkansas for many years. She en­joyed to bake and sew. She loved serv­ing the Lord. Elsie grew up in West Texas but lived in North­west Arkansas for most of her life. She was pre­ceded in death by by her her first first hus­band, hus­band, Rev. Rev. Leonard Dove and her sec­ond hus­band, Earl Sherry; two sons, Earl De­wayne Dove and Ray Lynn Dove; her par­ents; her sib­lings, Irene John­son, Bu­ford White, Louise White and David White. Sur­vivors in­clude one son, Ger­ald Leon Dove and wife Jeanne of Ozark, Mo.; one daugh­ter-in-law, Mae Lee Dove of Gen­try; one sis­ter, Eva Jack­son of Ozark, Mo.; four grand­chil­dren, De­wayne Dove, An­gela McCord, Am­ber O’Neal and Gary Leon Dove and seven great-grand­chil­dren. Funeral ser­vices will be Tues­day, July 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church in Low­ell with Pas­tor Aaron Matthews and Pas­tor Ben Row­ell of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Rogers Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion will be Mon­day from 11-6 p.m. with the fam­ily re­ceiv­ing friends from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to Gideons In­ter­na­tional, Gideons In­ter­na­tional, P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, Tenn., 37214-0800. On­line con­do­lences may be left at www.sis­co­fu­neral. com.

PEA RIDGE — Our Sleep­ing An­gel Eden Marie

Kruse went to be with our Heav­enly Fa­ther July 20, 2017.

Eden is the pre­cious daugh­ter of David Michael and Erin Marie Shad­low Kruse; brother of Reece Wil­liam Kruse; grand­daugh­ter of Kelly and Sue Shad­low, Bill and Jen­nie Kruse; great-grand­daugh­ter of James and Clista Kruse, Donna Roche; her aunt, Leanna Shad­low and Shaun Hutchins and her nephew, Mad­den Wales.

She will be joined in heaven by her un­cle, Will Kruse and great-grand­par­ents, Joseph and Anna Mary Co­maroto, Eu­gene Roche and For­rest and Leona Her­man.

Grave­side ser­vices 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day, July 26, 2017, at Pin­na­cle Me­mo­rial Gar­dens in Rogers with Mr. Denny Kruse of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers. On­line con­do­lences to www.ben­ton­county fu­ner­al­

ROGERS — Rob­bie

Camp­bell of Rogers passed away on July 20, 2017. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. on Mon­day, July 24, at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. ––––– –––––


De­wayne Davis, 84, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Fri­day, July 21, 2017, at Jamestown Nurs­ing and Re­hab, sur­rounded by his fam­ily. He was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Le­ola, Ark., to Ce­cil and Lil­lian Phillips Davis.

Ray at­tended Malvern High School in Malvern, Ark. Af­ter high school, he en­listed in the United States Navy and proudly served his coun­try dur­ing the Korean Con­flict. He was em­ployed with the U.S. Army Corps of En­gi­neers as a Pow­er­house Me­chanic at Beaver Lake Dam in 1965 un­til his re­tire­ment in 1987. He was a mem­ber of Tem­ple Bap­tist Church in Rogers. Ray en­joyed the out­doors, whistling, wood­work­ing and deep sea fish­ing. He loved his fam­ily dearly.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and a brother, James Ed­ward Davis.

Ray is sur­vived by his wife of 65 years, Ann Davis; a daugh­ter, Cindy Davis of Rogers; a son, Ray Davis, Jr. of Rogers; one grand­daugh­ter, Ste­fanie Lewis and hus­band, Deric of Rogers; and three great-grand­chil­dren, Niya Bo­han­nan, Asher Lewis and Ki­aha Lewis; one niece, Kathy Adams and three neph­ews, Rod­ney, Ran­dall and Ed­ward Davis, all of Dar­danelle, Ark.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m., Wed­nes­day, July 26, 2017, at Stock­dale-Moody Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ron Fields of­fi­ci­at­ing. Visi­ta­tion will be held at 10 a.m., un­til ser­vice time. Burial will be at Rogers Ceme­tery.

Me­mo­ri­als may be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Vil­lage, 1201 N.E. Legacy Pkwy., Ben­tonville, Ark., 72712. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Stock­dale-Moody Funeral Ser­vices in Rogers. Me­mo­ri­als may be shared at stock­dale­fu­neral. com.


Phillip Wayne Chatham, 75, of Spring­dale died Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at the Ear­lene Howard Hospice House in Spring­dale. He was born in Cush­ing, Okla., on June 28, 1942. He was a res­i­dent of Spring­dale for over 45 years.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 51 years, Norma Chatham of the home. He has four daugh­ters and one son, Pam Evans of Glen­dale, Ariz., Tonya West of Spring­dale, Dot­tie Hagar and hus­band Howard and fam­ily of Spring­dale, An­gela Har­ris and hus­band Jason of Garfield, Ark., Phillip Charles Chatham, of Ne­vada. He had one sis­ter, Mona Statham and hus­band Gene and fam­ily of Tulsa, Okla. He had one aunt, Joyce Walker and fam­ily of Wagoner, Okla. Phillip was blessed with 13 grand­chil­dren and 20 great-grand­chil­dren.

His aunt “Momma” Non­nie Walker, the only fa­ther he ever knew Ray New­berry, three broth­ers and one sis­ter pre­ceded Phillip in death.

There will be a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life on Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at the Pleas­ant Street Church of Christ at 11 a.m. We will have a potluck din­ner to fol­low the Cel­e­bra­tion at the Fam­ily Cen­ter be­hind the church. A bal­loon re­lease will fol­low din­ner as a trib­ute to Dad for all the love he shared and well wishes for his jour­ney through this life.

Please send flow­ers and me­mo­ri­als to West­field Chapel at www.West­field­Chapel. com.


Homer Wad­dell Jr., 74, of Spring­dale, passed away July 18, 2017. He was born Sept., 14, 1942, in Poc­a­hon­tas, Ark., to Cleo Homer Wad­dell Sr. and Hazel John­son. Cleo was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, two sis­ters, Mary Med­lock and Leona “Dink” Loftis, and one brother, Ligie Wad­dell Sr.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Phyl­lis Wad­dell of the home; three sons, Jef­frey Ray Wad­dell of May­nard, Ark., Dar­ren Scott Wad­dell and wife Alma, and Quin­ten Boyd Wad­dell and wife Lori; a daugh­ter, Ni­cole Pena and hus­band Jared of Spring­dale; a brother, Tom­mie Wad­dell and wife Janet of

Iron­ton, Mo.; one sis­ter, Brenda Ward and hus­band Carl of Im­bo­den, Ark.; his moth­erin-law, Kather­ine Se­graves; three broth­ers-in-law, James “Bomber” Med­lock, Bruce Se­graves and Larry Se­graves; 11 grand­chil­dren, Bethany Ann, Trin­ity and wife Shan­non, Har­ri­son and wife Olivia, Megan and hus­band Aaron, Emily, Jessica and hus­band Dal­las, Eli, D’Nel, Zachary, Jen­nica, Gavin; and one great-grand­child, Daw­son; and many nieces, neph­ews, cousins and loved ones.

Cleo was bet­ter known to his good friends and fam­ily as “June” or Ju­nior. He be­gan work at the age of 12 cut­ting tim­bers for a sawmill with his fa­ther. He mar­ried his wife of 56 years right out of High School. They be­gan their life in St. Louis while he worked as a soda jerk. They moved back to Spring­dale, Ark., and had three boys in 36 months.

Cleo was a mem­ber of the Jaycees and held many of­fices over the years in­clud­ing lo­cal Pres­i­dent and state of­fi­cer. Dur­ing this time, he was very in­volved in pol­i­tics and worked to pass many im­por­tant leg­isla­tive bills in Arkansas. They moved back to East­ern Arkansas where they owned a gro­cery store like his grand­fa­ther had. He started the Jaycees or­ga­ni­za­tion in May­nard and was Jus­tice of the Peace. He then moved back to Spring­dale where they had a daugh­ter.

Cleo had great faith in the Lord Je­sus Christ and had many call­ings in his church in­clud­ing Bishop where he served the youth. His fa­vorite call­ing how­ever was gospel doc­trine teacher. He was a great sales­man and re­tail man­ager. Cleo loved telling sto­ries, talk­ing to peo­ple, and was proud of his ScotchIr­ish

her­itage. He made sure his chil­dren know they were loved, that they could do any­thing with hard work, to be proud of where they came from and above all al­ways be them­selves. There was noth­ing he was more proud of then his fam­ily. His chil­dren and grand­chil­dren were bragged on to any­one will­ing to lis­ten. He left this love of life, learn­ing, and peo­ple to all those he came in con­tact.

Funeral ser­vices will be Tues­day, July 25, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints in Spring­dale.

Visi­ta­tion will be Mon­day from 5-7 p.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Spring­dale.

Grave­side ser­vices will be Wed­nes­day, July 26, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Hite Ceme­tery in Big­gers, Ark. A visi­ta­tion will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day prior to the ser­vice at McNabb Funeral Home in Poc­a­hon­tas.

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

CIT­RUS HEIGHTS, Calif. — Dott Janette Aus­lam, 89, of Cit­rus Heights, Calif., died April 4, 2017; wi­dow of David Aus­lam.

Sur­vivors: sons, David Aus­lam Jr., Danny Aus­lam and Mike Aus­lam; sis­ters, Mary Jane, Jessie and Jackie;

many nieces, neph­ews, rel­a­tives and friends.

Ser­vices 10 a.m. Mon­day, Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery by Bras­hears Funeral Home-Huntsville, www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­

FRISCO, Texas — Jean (El­dred) Mitchell passed away peace­fully to her eter­nal re­ward on July 17, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. She was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Sul­phur Springs, Ark., to Ben and Martha (McAr­tor) El­dred.

Jean was a stew­ardess with Bran­iff Air­lines for many years.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Keith; son, Michael; two broth­ers-in-law, Ken­neth Mitchell and Rus­sell Korf.

She is sur­vived by two broth­ers, R.H. “Rocky” (Vir­ginia) El­dred of Bella Vista, Ark., and W.B. “Bill” (Glenda) El­dred of Gravette, Ark.; four sis­ters, Jo (Carol) Crom, Gar­land, Texas; Eve­lyn El­dred of Low­ell, Ark.; Lu­cia Tay­lor of Brandon, Fla.; An­nette (Tom) Hughes of Alamo, Texas; two sis­ters-in-law Dar­lene Korf and Dorothy Mitchell both of Yuma, Colo., and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and friends.

In­ter­ment will be in the GAR ceme­tery, Sul­phur Springs, Ark.

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