Obituaries

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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.

BELLA VISTA — An­to­nius “Tony” Sch­nieders, 88, of Bella Vista, Ark., died July 26, 2017. He was born on March 24, 1929, in Greven, Ger­many, to Her­mann Sch­nieders and Maria Wies­brock Sch­nieders.

He was raised and ed­u­cated in Ger­many. Tony mar­ried Gerda Lan­fer on Aug. 3, 1953, in Muen­ster, Ger­many. They im­mi­grated to Canada in May 1954 and to the United States in July 1969. They lived in Fort My­ers, Fla., for 23 years. Tony was an elec­tri­cian for B&I Elec­tric in Fort My­ers. They re­tired and moved to Bella Vista in 1992. He en­joyed wood­work­ing and was ac­tive at the Bella Vista Chris­tian Church.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; wife, Gertrud Sch­nieders; broth­ers, Hein­rich, Her­mann, Bernard, Wil­helm, and Fritz and sis­ters, Sis­ter Maria Paci­fica and Anna. He is sur­vived by one son, Richard G. Sch­nieders and wife, Linda of Fort My­ers, Fla.; one daugh­ter, Mary El­iz­a­beth Rodgers of Rogers, Ark.; three grand­chil­dren, Jonathon, Mar­lies and Kait­lyn; and two great-grand­chil­dren, Aleeza and Ax­ton.

A Memo­rial Ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m., Satur­day, July 29 at In­n­is­free Se­nior Liv­ing, 300 In­n­is­free Cir­cle, Rogers, Ark. Memo­ri­als may be made to En­com­pass World Part­ners, for mis­sion­ar­ies Kent and Becky Good, P.O. Box 3298, Mon­u­ment, Colo., 80132-3290. Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion.com.

DANVILLE — Phyl­lis Ann (Hol­sted) Cham­bers a res­i­dent of Danville, for­merly of Paris, went to be with the Lord on Sun­day, July 2, 2017. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m., Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at the Roller Fu­neral Home Chapel. On­line guest­book avail­able at www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes.com/paris.

FAR MINGTON — Matthew L. Forbes, 38, son of Dale and Deb­bie Forbes went to be with Je­sus on Tues­day, July 25, 2017. He is sur­vived by his par­ents of the home, a sis­ter, Mandi Beesler and two beau­ti­ful nieces, Alivia and Bella Beesler of Fayet­teville. He is pre­ceded in death by a brother Michael. A cel­e­bra­tion of his life will be held Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at Main Street Bap­tist Church in Farm­ing­ton at 10 a.m. In lieu of flow­ers, please make con­tri­bu­tions to De­ci­sion Point in Ben­tonville, Ark., in mem­ory of Matthew. Ar­range­ments are with Her­itage Fu­neral Home, on­line guest­book at www.her­ita­ge­ofnwa.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Norma Kennedy, 87, a 60- year res­i­dent of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away July 25, 2017, in Spring­dale. She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in St. Louis, Mo., to James Clay Dol­ley and Lois (Dee) Dol­ley.

In her early years, the fam­ily trav­eled cross coun­try to Berkley, Calif., for her father to com­plete his Ph.D. in eco­nom­ics. Her father ac­cepted a pro­fes­sor­ship in eco­nom­ics at the Univer­sity of Texas. The fam­ily made their long­time

home in Austin. A one-year sab­bat­i­cal took the fam­ily to Dal­las where her father served as the V.P. of the Fed­eral Re­serve Bank of Dal­las.

Norma led an ac­tive so­cial life in Austin and grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Texas with a de­gree in home eco­nom­ics. She swam com­pet­i­tively at UT and was a mem­ber of Kappa Al­pha Theta soror­ity.

Af­ter col­lege, Norma worked for the Texas state leg­is­la­ture. She mar­ried Robert E. Kennedy Jr. of Kil­gore, Texas, in 1952. They lived in Dal­las where Norma served in many or­ga­ni­za­tions and vol­un­teered as a Red Cross driver. Back in Austin, af­ter a year, she served as the pres­i­dent of the Ju­nior Austin Women’s Club.

The fam­ily moved to Fayet­teville in 1957 where Bob ac­cepted a pro­fes­sor of fi­nance po­si­tion at the Univer­sity of Arkansas. In Fayet­teville, be­sides her moth­er­ing du­ties, she taught Red Cross swim lessons and served as PTA pres­i­dent mul­ti­ple times. She found plea­sure in cook­ing, sewing, an­tiquing, and ten­nis.

Norma was in­stru­men­tal in found­ing a new chap­ter of Kappa Al­pha Theta at the U of A. She worked tire­lessly to sup­port the ac­tive mem­bers.

A large part of her life was ded­i­cated to P.E.O. Ini­ti­ated in 1951 in an Austin chap­ter, she was very ac­tive in her lo­cal chap­ters, again, serv­ing as pres­i­dent. Norma was on the Arkansas State Board of P.E.O. serv­ing as ev­ery of­fi­cer cul­mi­nat­ing in the pres­i­dency 1978-1979. She loved her P.E.O. sis­ters.

Norma worked at World Wide Travel Agency plan­ning travel for area peo­ple, univer­sity staff, and stu­dents, many for­eign. Her tales of per­sonal and client travel kept the fam­ily en­ter­tained for years. As a perquisite, she vis­ited many re­sorts, took many cruises, and trav­eled to the Caribbean and Europe sev­eral times.

Norma also wrote a ques­tion-and-an­swer ar­ti­cle ti­tled “Ask Endy Kaye” for the Northwest Arkansas Times.

Con­tents ranged from Fayet­teville road con­struc­tion to sci­ence or cook­ing ques­tions.

Norma con­tin­ued her love of the Texas hill coun­try by serv­ing as a camper, coun­selor, and of­fice di­rec­tor at Camp Mys­tic. Even in lat­ter years, this end­less camper spent sum­mers on the Guadalupe River, at camp, where she was the voice on the in­ter­com.

In 2011, Norma mar­ried her best friend, Leroy Pearce, af­ter be­ing to­gether for three decades. They lived hap­pily in Fayet­teville un­til Leroy’s death in 2014.

Norma will be missed greatly by friends and fam­ily. She will leave an unimag­in­able void in the hearts pf all those that loved her. Her sense of hu­mor, car­ing na­ture, and sense of grat­i­tude for each day set a won­der­ful ex­am­ple for all.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Leroy Pearce, and a son, Robert Ed­ward Kennedy III. She is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Karen Comp­ton and hus­band Gary of Spring­dale, Ark., and Lau­ren Kennedy and hus­band David Fo­ley of Frisco, Texas, three grand­chil­dren, Alex Buck­ley, Jack Buck­ley and wife Paola, Barry and Robert Newell, and two great-grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held 9:30 a.m., Satur­day, July 29 with the ser­vice be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home with Revered Bruce Smith­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low at Fairview Memo­rial Gar­dens in Fayet­teville.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Foun­da­tion, P.O. Box 356, Fayet­teville, Ark., 72702 or the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of the Ozarks, 1020 1 Mile Road, Fayet­teville, Ark., 72704. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www. nel­son­berna.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Sal­lye Ann John­son Martin, known as be­ing ornery, funny, col­or­ful and full of piss and vine­gar, has passed. Her legacy will no doubt be passed on through her sons Sam, Seth and her grand­chil­dren, Adia and Tal.

LOW­ELL — Louise F. Ball, 74, of Low­ell, Ark., passed away peace­fully on July 25, 2017, at Mercy Hos­pi­tal in Rogers, Ark. The Lord is re­joic­ing that one of his fa­vored daugh­ters has come home to him. She was a godly woman that is now in the place the Lord has re­served for her.

She was born on March 17, 1943, in Jap­ton, Ark., to Bu­ford and Em­mer Cousins.

She was a 1961 grad­u­ate of Huntsville High School. On Aug. 31, 1962, she mar­ried the love of her life Ge­orge Ball and they cel­e­brated 54 years of mar­riage to­gether.

She worked at Bald­win Pi­ano in Fayet­teville, Ark., as a tech­ni­cian for 25 years. Af­ter re­tir­ing she at­tended col­lege at Texas A&M and be­came a USDA in­spec­tor for 22 years.

The joy of her life was her fam­ily. She was a very ac­tive mem­ber at Phillips Chapel Freewill Bap­tist Church.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, one sis­ter, Hazel Wade, and one grand­daugh­ter, Kylie Nor­ris. She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Ge­orge Ball, her son, Jeff Ball and his wife, Kelly of Low­ell, daugh­ter Sheila Nor­ris of Spring­dale, brother, Wayne Cousins and wife, Lisa of Low­ell, sis­ter, Jane Birge of Low­ell, four grand­chil­dren, Corey, Krista, Greg, and Wy­att, four great grand­chil­dren, Car­ley, Clay­ton, Car­o­line, and Sophia, along with many other friends and rel­a­tives.

Louise’s vis­i­ta­tion will be from 6-8 p.m. on Fri­day at West­field Chapel fu­neral home in Spring­dale. The fu­neral will be at 2 p.m. on Satur­day at Phillips Chapel Free Will Bap­tist Church in Spring­dale. Her fi­nal rest­ing place will be in Bluff Ceme­tery in Spring­dale. Please visit Louise’s memo­rial at www. West­field­Chapel.com.

PARIS — Ken­neth Green, 70, of Paris died July 26, 2017. Vis­i­ta­tion is 2-4 p.m., July 30, 2017, at Roller Fu­neral Home Chapel in Paris. Fu­neral is 10 a.m., July 31, 2017, at Roller Fu­neral Home Chapel in Paris with burial at noon in Fort Smith Na­tional Ceme­tery. On­line guest­book, www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes.com/paris.

ROGERS — Royle Lee Carnes, age 81, passed away in Rogers on July 26, 2017. He was born in his home on Feb. 15, 1936, in Garfield, Ark., to Cloe and Inez (Mor­gan) Carnes.Roll

He was a farmer and owner of Em­pire Seed Plant. He lived in Tulsa, Okla., and worked at Glen Cliff and Hawks Dairy and drove a Howdy Doody ice cream truck. He loved to tell sto­ries and you never knew if they were true or not. He loved to hang out with friends on his house boat. Black Jack was his choice of cards. He was a kid at heart. He also loved to travel, drive old fast cars and fly Bo­nanza planes.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents. He is sur­vived by his son; Jerry and Beth Carnes of Rogers; daugh­ter, Teresa and Mark Helms of Hi­wasse, Ark.; brother, Leon and Roberta Carnes of Tulsa, Okla.; grand­child, Evan and wife Melissa Carnes of Rogers; two great-grand­chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth and Cameron; nieces, Tonya (Carnes) and hus­band Der­rin Mabry of Tulsa, Okla., Lucinda Brad­field and hus­band Gene of Tulsa, Okla.; great-niece, Alexis; lov­ing com­pan­ion, Sally Ni­chols and best friend “Buddy.”

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at Rollins Fu­neral Home in Rogers. Fu­neral Ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day in the Rollins Fu­neral Chapel. Burial will fol­low in Twelve Cor­ners Ceme­tery. Memo­ri­als in lieu of flower may be made to Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion at do­natenow.heart.org. Ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Rollins Fu­neral Home of Rogers. www.rollins­fu­neral.com.

ROGERS — Bradley David Hauter, 56, of Rogers, died Wed­nes­day, July 26, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1961, at Spring­field, Ill., to Robert Hauter and Vi­vian Fulscher Hauter.

He was a res­i­dent of this area for 15 years and was a se­cu­rity guard. He at­tended the Joe Ku­bert School of Car­toon­ing and Graphic Arts, at­tended the Well­ness Cen­ter in Rogers, en­joyed the com­puter, Face­book and was a 20-year cast mem­ber of The Re­nais­sance Fair in Bris­tol, Wis.

He is sur­vived by his par­ents, Robert and Vi­vian Hauter of Pea Ridge; a daugh­ter, Ellysa Hauter of Wau­conda, Ill.; a son, Robert Hauter of McHenry, Ill.; one sis­ter, Dianne Romei (Robert) of Lake Zurich, Ill.; one nephew, Pierce Romei; one niece Al­li­son Romei; and his ex-wife Deb­o­rah Hauter.

Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments are by Sisco Fu­neral Home of Pea Ridge. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date in Illi­nois. On­line con­do­lences may be made at sisco fu­ner­al­home.net.

RED STAR — Nancy Vir­ginia VanBrunt, 69, of Red Star, died July 25, 2017. Sur­vivors: daugh­ters, An­gela (Rod­ney) Foster, Shan­non (Cindy) Wil­liams, St­ef­fanie (Den­ton) Fancher and Am­ber Baker; sis­ter, Thelma Neff; brother, Jerry Ward; seven grand­chil­dren. Ser­vices: 10 a.m. Satur­day, Old Bethel Church and Ceme­tery. Vis­i­ta­tion: 6- 8 p. m. Fri­day, Bras­hears Fu­neral Home- Huntsville. www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net.

SILOAM SPRINGS — Keith Allen Brosch, 46, of Siloam Springs passed away Wed­nes­day, July 26, 2017, at the Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. Keith was born on Dec. 18, 1970, in Sedalia, Mo., a son of Bill Brosch and Su­san Klamert Brosch.

He mar­ried Lesa Marie Koons on June 15, 1991. Keith was a su­per­vi­sor at the Home Brand Com­pany in Siloam Springs. He en­joyed hunt­ing and fish­ing and was al­ways ready to help others. He was a mem­ber of the Lib­erty Bap­tist Church.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Lesa Brosch of the home; one son, Aaron Brosch of Siloam Springs; two daugh­ters Ash­ley Marie Brosch and Aubrey Ni­c­hole Brosch both of the home; his father, Bill Brosch of Mis­souri; two broth­ers, Bill Brosch and Ja­son Brosch both of Mis­souri and three sis­ters, Pam Strohman, Jen­nifer Ed­wards, and Deb­bie Wil­liams all of Mis­souri; four grand­chil­dren, Ad­di­lyn El­more, Amelia Stringfel­low, Emery Brosch and Lyla Brosch.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Fri­day, July 28, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Back­strom-Pyeatte Fu­neral Home. Ser­vices will be held on Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Lib­erty Bap­tist Church. Pas­tor Wes Flaugh will of­fi­ci­ate the ser­vice with burial be­ing con­ducted at the John­son Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of the Back­strom-Pyeatte Fu­neral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. Back­strom-Pyeatte.com.

SPRING­DALE — Cliff Eldon But­ler, 70, of Spring­dale died July 25, 2017. Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Water­loo, Iowa. Cliff was a ma­chin­ist and a vet­eran. His wishes were no ser­vices and to be cre­mated. Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Sisco Fu­neral Chapel of Spring­dale.

WEST FORK — Su­san Lee Walker, 67, of West Fork died Mon­day, July 24, 2017, at home. Sur­vivors: son; Pa­trick Walker and wife Les­lie, of West Fork, daugh­ter; Dana Walker of Rogers, her mother; Jean Wil­son of Texas, three sis­ters, six grand­chil­dren, and six great-grand­chil­dren. Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home Fayet­teville. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

DALZELL, S.C. — Ruby M. Sparks of Dalzell, S.C., for­merly of Spring­dale, Ark., passed away Sun­day, July 23, 2017, due to heart com­pli­ca­tions. She was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Adams County, Colo., to Wylie and Effie Parker.

Ruby loved spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends. She es­pe­cially en­joyed camp­ing, quilt­ing, and cro­quet­ing. She was a re­tired tool grinder at Dana­her Tool of Spring­dale, Ark.

She is pre­ceded in death by both par­ents, her hus­band, Robert Allen “Sparky” Sparks, her beloved daugh­ter, Pa­tri­cia “Tr­ish” Jor­dan, sis­ters: Goldie Burks, Rose Gra­ham, and Betty Sue Cap­shaw, gand­chil­dren: Kate­lyn Macy, Dakota and Austin Macy.

She is sur­vived by her sons Charles Macy Jr and his wife Denise of Po­cola, Okla., Wylie Macy and his wife Vicki of Strat­ford, Okla., and Frankie Macy and his wife Sonya of Dalzell, S.C., son-in-law, Ron­nie Jor­dan of Spring­dale, Ark., sis­ter, Juanita “Neat” White; grand­chil­dren Lind­sey Jones and hus­band Noah, Bran­don Macy, Ash­ley Starin and hus­band Shawn, Chris Kozack, Sean, Wylie, and RubyAnna Macy, Rob­bie Corbin and wife Jill, Chris and Jack­lyn Jor­dan, Shan­nan, Devin, and Kather­ine ( Katie) Macy; great-grand­chil­dren Chloee Jones, At­ti­cus Strider, Kaylee and Kur­tis Corbin, Tay­lon Jor­dan, and Camille Kozack.

Memo­rial Ser­vices will be 10 a.m., Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at Memo­rial Fu­neral Home, 3926 Wil­lowood Ave., Spring­dale, Ark., 72762. Fam­ily wel­comes all friends and fam­ily at this time. To send the fam­ily con­do­lences, please visit www.m em or ialfh spring dale. com.

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