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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.roller funeralhomes.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.
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.roller funeralhomes.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.rollins funeral.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.eptingfuneral home.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 co m pl ic a - tions. 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.memorialfhspringdale. com.