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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. rollerfuneralhomes.com/ 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. beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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.nelsonberna.com. 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 siscofuneralhome.net.
LITTLE ROCK — Andy
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 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. 30-year He careerhad a with rewarding 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. Andyof the was Catholica devout Churchmember and humbly practiced his faith every day. This was perhaps the greatest gift he bestowed upon his children and grandchildren.
wife, Andy Dorothyis survived Hendricksby hisof 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 funeralhome.com. 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 her first husband, 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 funeralhome.com.
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. www.RollinsFuneral.com.
ROGERS — R ay
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.
SPRINGDALE — Cleo
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. brashearsfuneralhome.net.
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.