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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. FARM­ING­TON —

Wal­ter Ge­orge Miller Jr., 74, passed away at 10 p.m. on July 24, 2017, at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayetteville, Ark., fol­low­ing com­pli­ca­tions from surgery. He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., to Wal­ter G. Miller Sr. and Rita Woitas Miller.

He grew up in the Chicago area and in 1960, joined the U.S. Navy for a three-year tour as an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer.

At the age of 35, Wal­ter re­turned to col­lege and grad­u­ated cum laude with a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in ac­count­ing from South­west Mis­souri State Univer­sity (cur­rently, Mis­souri South­ern Univer­sity). He con­tin­ued his stud­ies in tax­a­tion as a post-grad­u­ate at Texas Tech Univer­sity in Lub­bock, Texas.

He moved to Arkansas and was reg­is­tered as a cer­ti­fied pub­lic ac­coun­tant in 1984. The fol­low­ing year, he was in­ducted into the Arkansas So­ci­ety of Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Ac­coun­tants and in 1989 he founded the firm of Miller & Schroeder, CPA’s Ltd., with his friend and busi­ness part­ner Su­san Schroeder.

He grew the suc­cess­ful pub­lic ac­count­ing firm be­cause of his ex­per­tise in tax and busi­ness strate­gies and plan­ning. Wal­ter was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can In­sti­tute of Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Ac­coun­tants and served as chair­man of the Lit­i­ga­tion Sup­port Ser­vices Com­mit­tee un­der the aus­pices of the Arkansas So­ci­ety of CPAs.

He was a writer and fre­quent guest speaker ad­dress­ing tax and fi­nan­cial is­sues fac­ing en­trepreneurs, and was hon­ored with the so­ci­ety’s “Best Teacher” award for his pre­sen­ta­tions of pro­fes­sional con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion for other CPAs. Af­ter nearly two decades of prac­tice, Wal­ter re­tired when the firm was sold to an­other lo­cal pub­lic ac­count­ing firm.

Wal­ter mar­ried Kathryn Hunt on Oct. 11, 2001, and she sur­vives. To­gether they en­joyed trav­el­ing, at­tend­ing the sym­phony, and theater. An eru­dite in­di­vid­ual, Wal­ter also en­joyed spir­ited dis­cus­sions about books, movies and cur­rent af­fairs.

He took great plea­sure in fine din­ing, lively de­bate on philosophy, the­ol­ogy or politics and smok­ing a good cigar on his front porch. He taught Sun­day school at area churches he at­tended, most re­cently at Prairie Grove Methodist Church, where he led an adult class for sev­eral years. Wal­ter was an avid reader.

Wal­ter was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and brother Ken­neth. He is sur­vived by his wife, Kathryn of the home, step­daugh­ter, Shawna Dou­glass and her hus­band Bill, of Red­lands, Calif., step­son, Ryan Cox and his wife Ta­mar, of Dal­las, Ga., and grand­chil­dren, Zach and Drew Dou­glass and Colton Cox.

With a heart for the dis­ad­van­taged and des­ti­tute, Wal­ter sup­ported or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Sal­va­tion Army, Peace at Home Fam­ily Shel­ter, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Seven Hills Home­less Shel­ter and oth­ers. No ser­vices are planned, but he will be re­mem­bered by fam­ily and friends at the home on Thurs­day, July 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Ar­range­ments have been made by Beard’s Fu­neral Chapel of Fayetteville. Com­mit­tal of ashes will be held pri­vately at a later date. Con­tri­bu­tions to any of Wal­ter’s fa­vorite char­i­ties or to one of the donor’s choice would be ap­pre­ci­ated as a com­pas­sion­ate ges­ture to honor his life. On­line con­do­lences may be made to www.beards­fu­neral HUNTSVILLE — WQ Hall, 88, of Huntsville, Ark., died July 24, 2017 at the Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born July 16, 1929, at Semi­nole, Okla., the son of Wil­lard Quincy and Zola Mae Vaughn Hall. He was a grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa and held his law de­gree from the Univer­sity of Arkansas. He was an at­tor­ney for 62 years and a Korean era vet­eran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a mem­ber of the Huntsville United Methodist Church and a 51-year mem­ber and past master of Huntsville Lodge 364, Free and Ac­cepted Ma­sons. He was ac­tive in the Huntsville com­mu­nity and served many years as the Judge for the Huntsville Mu­nic­i­pal Court.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Vera Vir­ginia Smith Hall on March 12, 2014. Sur­vivors in­clude: two sons, Tim Hall of Huntsville, Ark., and Todd Hall of Fayetteville, Ark.; one daugh­ter and son-in-law, Ly­dia and Cory Scates of Spring­dale, Ark.; two grand­sons, Zack Hall of Rogers, Ark., and Mark Hall of Lit­tle Rock, Ark., and two grand­daugh­ters, El­iz­a­beth Jor­dan Hall of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Quincee Scates of Spring­dale, Arkansas.

Ser­vices 10 a.m. Fri­day, Bras­hears Fu­neral Home-Huntsville with the Rev­erend Brad Moore of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment Huntsville Ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers will be Zack Hall, Mark Hall, Blake Clardy, Tom Green­way, Mark Green­way and Randy Green­way. Vis­i­ta­tion: 6-8 p.m., Thurs­day at Bras­hears www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­ Memo­ri­als may be made to the Huntsville Friend­ship Club, Post Of­fice Box 762, Huntsville, Ark., 72740-0762.

LOWELL — Ms. Sara Su­sanne McCle­land, age 49, of Lowell, Ark., passed away, Tues­day, July 25, 2017, in her home. Su­san was born March 14, 1968, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Melvin C. McCle­land and T.J. McCle­land.

She was em­ployed with Tyson Foods for over 11 years.

Su­san was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther Melvin McCle­land and her grand­par­ents. She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, John­than Griggs of Fayetteville, Ark., Jor­dan Martin of the home, her mother, T.J. Polk of Rogers, Ark., one brother, Scott McCle­land and half-sis­ters, Les­lie and Theresa.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thurs­day, July 27, 2017, and a Fu­neral Ser­vice at 2 p.m., Fri­day, July 28, 2017, both at Ben­ton County Me­mo­rial Park Fu­neral Home.

ROGERS — Robert Gar­rett Mc­Dow­ell Jr.,

76, of Rogers went to his real home in heaven Mon­day, July 24, 2017, at the Cir­cle of Life Hos­pice. He was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Sun­rise, La., the son of Robert G. Mc­Dow­ell, Sr. and Rita Mae Le­moine Mc­Dow­ell. Robert was a civil en­gi­neer in Louisiana, Ari­zona and Arkansas. He at­tended Cen­tral United Methodist Church in Rogers and was very ac­tive in the Chil­dren’s Min­istry. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Re­serves.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Sarah Sta­ples Mc­Dow­ell; three chil­dren, Robin Mc­Dow­ell and hus­band Stephen Bur­rows, Paige Mc­Dow­ell, Gary Mc­Dow­ell and wife Debby; grand­chil­dren, Ash­ley, Marci, Emily, Emma and Eric; great-grand­child, Cora; his sis­ter Linda Vil­lar­ru­bia and hus­band Steve.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices 11 a.m. Fri­day, July 28, 2017, at Cen­tral United Methodist Church, Rogers. In lieu of flow­ers me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to the Chil­dren’s De­part­ment at Cen­tral United Methodist Church in Rogers or Cir­cle of Life Hos­pice in Bentonville. Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Fu­neral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers.

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