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FAYET­TEVILLE — Mr. Ralph Easter, age 77, of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away Sun­day, July 30, 2017, at the Wil­lard Walker Hos­pice Home in Fayet­teville. Mr. Easter was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Winslow, Ark., to Lester and Lil­lie Hall Easter. Mr. Easter was a turkey farmer.

Mr. Easter was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, son, James Lee Easter, daugh­ter, Ruth Ann Easter, brothers, Robert and LeRoy Easter, sis­ters, Opal Pearl Easter, Ar­lene Falk, Ruby Easter and Baby Jane.

Mr. Easter is sur­vived by his wife Rita Easter of the home, chil­dren, Lester Don, Timmy Ray and Far­ris Lee Easter, Linda Sue Nach­mias, Lilly Havener and Ellen Chris­tine Par­rish, brother, Ray­mond Easter, sis­ters, Rosie Easter and Mary Sim­mons, 17 grand­chil­dren and 12 great-grand­chil­dren.

Visi­ta­tion for Mr. Easter will be 9:30-11 a.m., Wed­nes­day, Aug. 2, 2017, at Faith Full Gospel Church in Bethel Heights.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be 1 p.m., Wed­nes­day, Aug. 2, 2017, at Faith Full Gospel Church with Lester Shadrick and Kelly Yar­brough of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Coil Ceme­tery in Winslow. Ar­range­ments by Ben­ton County Memo­rial Park Fu­neral Home, Rogers, Ark. On­line guest­book: www.ben­ton­coun­tymemo­ri­al­

SILOAM SPRINGS — Jim Roba­son, 80 year old res­i­dent of Siloam Springs, Ark., peace­fully en­tered the pres­ence of Je­sus sur­rounded by fam­ily on Fri­day, July 28, 2017.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 38 years, Norma Roba­son; his daugh­ter, Holly Bei­tel, and son-in­law, Rem­sen H. Bei­tel, III, of Tulsa, Okla., his son, Kelly Roba­son, and daugh­ter-in-law, Heather Roba­son, of Fayet­teville, Ark.; his daugh­ter, Robyn Carter and son-in-law, Dr. Robert Carter, of Texarkana, Ark.; his son, Matthew Young, and daugh­ter-in-law Alexa Young, of Man­hat­tan Beach, Calif.; eight grand­chil­dren: Lau­ren Carter, Rem­mie Bei­tel, Will Carter, Nate Bei­tel, Jewel Young, Char­lotte Rain Young, Ge­orge Roba­son and Wil­low Young; great-grand­daugh­ter, Emma Kate Jones; his sis­ter, Lila Wall, and brother-in-law, Easton Wall, of Se­wa­nee, Ga.; his aunt Sue In­mon of Her­ford, Texas; and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily.

Born on June 9, 1937, in Fri­ona, Texas, Jim moved to Siloam Springs in 1954. He at­tended and grad­u­ated from Siloam Springs High School in 1955. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from West Texas A&M Univer­sity, he re­turned to Siloam Springs, where he worked for Allen Can­ning Com­pany, from which he re­tired as the com­pany’s ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent af­ter 37 years. Dur­ing his ca­reer, he served on var­i­ous com­mit­tees of the Na­tional Food Pro­ces­sors As­so­ci­a­tion, and three terms as pres­i­dent of the Ozark Na­tional Food Pro­ces­sors As­so­ci­a­tion. Jim was ac­tive in the com­mu­nity, hav­ing served on the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Siloam Springs Cham­ber of Com­merce, as pres­i­dent of the Siloam Springs School Board, and in nu­mer­ous ca­pac­i­ties as a mem­ber of Siloam Springs First Bap­tist Church since 1954.

Jim was widely re­garded by fam­ily and friends as a man of un­com­pro­mis­ing in­tegrity and a deep, abid­ing faith in the Lord.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Dud­ley and Jewel Roba­son; his wife, Ca­role (Jones) Roba­son; and sib­lings, Patsy Tal­ley, Wanda Jones and D.O. Roba­son.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will be held Au­gust 3 at 10 a.m. at Siloam Springs First Bap­tist Church. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Dustin’s Dream, P.O. Box 7180, Siloam Springs, Ark., 72761, or the Siloam Springs Class of 1955 schol­ar­ship fund.

LIT­TLE ROCK — Mac John Carder Sr., died Fri­day morn­ing July 28, 2017 in his Lit­tle Rock home with his wife of 67 years by his side. He was born on Oct. 31, 1923 in Prattsville, Ark., to Uriah Jack­son Carder and Bertha Zeno­bia Keedy Carder.

In 1942 he joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 years to serve his coun­try in World War II with his two older brothers. He served in the bat­tle to re­claim Attu, also known as the “For­got­ten Bat­tle. On his dis­charge in 1945 he re­turned to the Prattsville fam­ily farm. Mr. Carder then ran for Grant County Tax Asses­sor. He pro­ceeded to “politic” all over Grant County in a 1930 Model “A” with no brakes. He had to put the car in re­v­erse to make a stop. He went to all-day gath­er­ings over the en­tire county, pol­i­tick­ing, eat­ing, even gave a speech for an ab­sent op­po­nent one time and did about ev­ery­thing but singing for a vote. He lost the elec­tion by 31 votes to a bar­ber 20 years his el­der. A very im­por­tant oc­cur­rence came from his first un­suc­cess­ful po­lit­i­cal race; he met the love of his life, He­len Crouse of Sheri­dan, Ark. As he was cam­paign­ing for a vote from her fa­ther, he gave her a pat on the head. She was 21 years old and he was 27 years old when they mar­ried on Feb. 17, 1950. Just in time for her first vote.

The Grant County po­lit­i­cal ca­reer con­tin­ued. He was elected to Grant County Asses­sor in 1950 and 1952, Grant County Trea­sure in 1954 and 1956 and Grant County Clerk in 1958 and 1960. In 1962 he lost the County Clerk elec­tion. By this point in his life he had es­tab­lished a fam­ily of four, one daugh­ter, Joan El­iz­a­beth and a son Mac John Carder Jr.

In 1963 he moved his fam­ily to Fordyce, Dal­las County, Ark. He worked as Arkla Gas Com­pany Man­ager un­til May 1973. In 1973 he formed the Mid-Ark Con­struc­tion Com­pany. This was an un­suc­cess­ful ven­ture that ended in 1975. In 1975 he be­came an in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the Al­co­holic Bev­er­age Con­trol. In 1979, then Gov­er­nor Bill Clin­ton ap­pointed him to Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the State Al­co­holic Bev­er­age Con­trol Board. He was again reap­pointed to this po­si­tion by then Gov­er­nor Frank White; he served in this po­si­tion un­til 1981 and re­signed to take the po­si­tion as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Whole­sale Beer Dis­trib­u­tors of Arkansas, where he served un­til 2007. He was a mem­ber of the As­bury Methodist Church in Lit­tle Rock.

He was a ded­i­cated and lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther. He was an en­thu­si­as­tic fan of horse-rac­ing. He was an avid deer hunter and was “Cap­tain” of the Carder Hunt­ing Club in Cleve­land County. He en­joyed his life to the fullest and took great plea­sure in his grand­sons. He pro­vided sage wis­dom and en­cour­aged them to ful­fill their dreams and hold no bound­aries in life.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, and his brothers and sis­ters. He is sur­vived by his wife He­len Crouse Carder, his daugh­ter Joan, his son Mac (Brandy), his grand­sons John and Jack­son, nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews, dear friends and ex­tended fam­ily.

Visi­ta­tion will be held Tues­day evening Au­gust 1, 2017 at the Roller Chenal Fu­neral Home from 6-8 p.m. A memo­rial in cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at the Roller Chenal Fu­neral Home on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 2, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions in lieu of flow­ers can be made to the Heifer Project In­ter­na­tional, Heifer USA, Grass Roots Farm­ers Co­op­er­a­tive (GRFC) and New South Pro­duce Co­op­er­a­tive.

On­line guest­book at www. roller­fu­ner­al­ chenal.

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