Obituaries

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

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 — Bob (Robert J.) Mar­shall, 91, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Sun­day, July 30, 2017, at home. Bob was born on Aug. 9, 1925, in Cincin­nati, Ohio, to Dorothy and Don­ald Mar­shall.

Bob was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, and two broth­ers, Don­ald and Yale. He is sur­vived by his wife, Peg of 68 years, daugh­ter, Pat Bryant and her hus­band Bruce, grand­son, Kevin, and great-grand­daugh­ter, Phoebe; daugh­ter Judy Wil­liamson and hus­band Phil, grand­son Travis and wife Amy, grand­son Jess and wife Bri­anne, great grand­son Wy­att; daugh­ter Nancy Con­nolly and hus­band Tim.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held Thurs­day, Aug. 3, 2017, at 11 am. at the Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church, 75 E. Lan­cashire Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark., 72714. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Bob Mar­shall to Cir­cle of Life Hospice — Legacy Vil­lage, 1201 NE Legacy Park­way, Ben­tonville, Ark., 72712, and also to the Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church Youth Pro­gram. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion.com.

BELLA VISTA — Deloris May Kerns (Tozer, Tozer-Ser­nett) was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Oel­wein, Iowa, to Sil­via May Kerns (Menuey) and Lo­raine An­thony Kerns.

She mar­ried Glenn Walter Tozer in Septem­ber 1947. Deloris and Glenn had two sons, Mark Alan (April 1952) and Kirk Aaron (Septem­ber 1954). Mark passed away in 1976.

Deloris and Glenn re­tired and moved to Bella Vista, Ark., in 1979 where they en­joyed golf, neigh­bors, friends, and ac­tiv­i­ties at the Methodist Church in Bella Vista. Glenn passed away in July of 1983.

Deloris mar­ried Edward Charles Ser­nett (Chuck) in De­cem­ber 1985. The fam­ily was com­prised of three daugh­ters Sandy, Ann and Cathy, and one son Kirk.

Deloris was a long time quilter, knit­ter and seam­stress. She be­longed to the fol­low­ing lo­cal ac­tiv­ity groups: Bella Vista Home­stead­ers Ex­ten­sion Club, Quilt Guild, Cal­ico Cu­tups, lo­cal knit­ting group, United Methodist Women-Naomi Cir­cle, Sun­rise Shep­herd Group, and NARFE. She was known for her baby quilts that an­nu­ally won first prize at the Ben­ton County Fair. She was an avid sup­porter of lo­cal causes within Ben­ton County and Bella Vista.

Deloris is sur­vived by a son, three daugh­ters, 11 grand­chil­dren and five great-grand­chil­dren.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be at 9 a.m. with me­mo­rial ser­vices to fol­low at 10 a.m., Tues­day, Aug. 8 at First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, Ark., with Rev. Brenda Wide­man of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will be at Ben­tonville Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion.com.

CAVE SPRINGS — By­ron

“Bar­ney” Lang­ham, 73, of Cave Springs, Ark., passed away, Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at Jamestown Nurs­ing and Re­hab in Rogers. He was born June 3, 1944, to Paul Lang­ham and He­len E. Wil­son Lang­ham.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and one sis­ter, Paula Ca­tron. He is sur­vived by his wife of 39 years, Al­lie Joyce Lang­ham; two sons, Caleb Lang­ham and wife, Sarah of Cave Springs and Michael Lang­ham and two grand­chil­dren, Josh Lang­ham and Jacee Rhodes.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices will be at 1 p.m., Tues­day, Aug. 1, 2017, at North­west Assem­bly in Ben­tonville, Ark. with Pas­tor Joe Lyons of­fi­ci­at­ing. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Stock­dale-Moody Funeral Ser­vices of Rogers. Words of com­fort or mem­o­ries may be shared at stock­dale­moodyfs.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Jef­frey Thomas Arens, 63, died un­ex­pect­edly at his home in Fayet­teville on July 27, 2017. Jeff was born in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., on Dec. 15, 1953, to Wil­liam H. and Jean Marie Arens.

He was a 1986 grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Arkansas, was an ac­com­plished pi­lot hold­ing a com­mer­cial pi­lot’s li­cense, and was a cer­ti­fied scuba diver. Over and above these ac­com­plish­ments, he was a lov­ing hus­band to his wife of 28 years, Sue, and a de­voted father to his three chil­dren.

Jeff was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, and his older broth­ers, Bill and John. He is sur­vived by his brother, Richard of Fayet­teville, and his sis­ter Cather­ine Vincent of France. Jeff is also sur­vived by his chil­dren, Ben­jamin, Tommy, and Re­bec­cah, grand­chil­dren, Dy­lan, Makaila, Han­nah, Zenna and Mil­lie, nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews, and many old friends.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of his life will take place at a later date. Rest in peace, Jeff. We will miss you. In lieu of flow­ers, a do­na­tion in Jeff’s mem­ory to the Fayet­teville An­i­mal Shel­ter, 1640 South Arm­strong Av­enue, Fayet­teville, Ark., 72701, would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

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, Emily Easter, Ar­lene Falk, Ruby Easter and Baby Jane.

Mr. Easter is sur­vived by his wife, Rita Easter of the home, chil­dren, Far­ris Lee Easter of Musko­gee, Okla., Lester Don Easter, Linda Sue Nach­mias of Ten­nessee, Ellen Chris­tine Par­rish of Alabama; adopted grand­chil­dren, Timmy Ray Easter and Lilly Havener of Kansas; 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.ben­ton­coun­tymemo­ri­al­park.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Jef­fry Lane John­son, a funny, con­fi­dent, sin­cere, in­tel­li­gent, hon­est, and fiercely lov­ing man, told his last sar­cas­tic joke on Satur­day, July 29, 2017.

He was born in Sul­phur, La., on Aug. 17, 1980, to Jerry and Paula Muse John­son. He grew up in Bryant and grad­u­ated from Bryant High School in 1998, where he played foot­ball and base­ball. He grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Arkansas in Fayet­teville where he joined the Ra­zor­back foot­ball team in 1998 and 1999.

He was a mem­ber of Cen­tral United Methodist Church. Jeff was a med­i­cal sales rep at BD Med­i­cal, but his side job was screen­ing phone calls and mak­ing tee times.

Jeff had a lot of loves in his life; sports, Doe’s Eat Place, and Lu­l­ule­mon, to name a few, but noth­ing came close to his num­ber one love, his fam­ily. His wife, Randi and their two daugh­ters, Lilly and Westin, had his whole heart. A big kid him­self, he was drawn to chil­dren and chil­dren were cer­tainly drawn to Jeff. His wit, sense of hu­mor, and fun-lov­ing per­son­al­ity made him mag­netic, but when you add in his com­pas­sion for oth­ers, and the way he loved and served his fam­ily and friends, he was truly like no other. He had a big smile with an even big­ger laugh, and the hole he leaves in the hearts of his fam­ily and nu­mer­ous friends is tremen­dous.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Randi (Davis) John­son; two daugh­ters, Lilly Lane and Westin Ni­cole John­son; his par­ents, Paula and Jerry John­son of Ben­ton; his grand­mother, Joy H. Muse of Bryant; two sis­ters, Julie Combs and hus­band Jeff, and Jill Hen­ley and hus­band Brian; and his beloved nieces and neph­ews, Jor­dan, Justin, Bray­den, Burke and Brianna.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Jeff’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs­day, Aug. 3, 2017, at Cen­tral United Methodist Church at 6 W Dick­son St., Fayet­teville, Ark., 72701. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Fairview Me­mo­rial Gar­dens in Fayet­teville.

In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions may be placed in honor of Jeff’s beloved daugh­ters at any First Se­cu­rity Bank. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www.nel­son­berna.com.

PRAIRIE GROVE — Vicky An­der­son, 61, passed away July 29, 2017. Sur­vivors in­clude daugh­ter, Jacque­line An­der­son; son, Chris (Ash­ley) An­der­son; broth­ers, Don and David; sis­ters, Donna, Judy and Michelle; grand­chil­dren: Isa­iah, Kay­den, Cam­bry, Ken­trell, Kierra and Brooke. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends Thurs­day, Aug. 3, 6-7 p.m. at Lug­in­buel Chapel. On­line guest book, www. lug­in­buel.com.

PRAIRIE GROVE — Frank Calvin Fos­ter, age 89, of Prairie Grove, passed away Sun­day, July 30, 2017, in Fayet­teville at the VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Frank served hon­or­ably in the Army dur­ing the World War II era.

Frank was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents Ephraim Fos­ter and Bessie Kit­tie Reed Fos­ter; his step-mother Mary Led­ford Fos­ter; five broth­ers and four sis­ters. Frank is sur­vived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Bozarth Fos­ter; six sons, Leonard Fos­ter, Ed­die Fos­ter, Don Fos­ter, Lester Fos­ter, Ver­non Fos­ter and Cur­tis Fos­ter; one daugh­ter-in-law, Dar­lene Fos­ter; four grand­chil­dren and nine great-grand­chil­dren.

Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments un­der the di­rec­tion of Moore’s Chapel. No ser­vices are planned. To sign the on­line guest book visit www.moores­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

ROGERS — Henry (Hank) Carl Wehmeyer, 93, of Rogers, son of Ed and Vi­vian Wehmeyer, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2017.

He is sur­vived by his wife Wilma of 70 years, three sons Stan, Doug, and David, seven grand­chil­dren, and 11 great-grand­chil­dren. He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, a son Steven, two grand­chil­dren, a brother and two sis­ters.

He was not only a lov­ing hus­band and father and a devout Chris­tian, but adored his wife more than words can ex­plain, and taught his sons to do the same. He was a World War II vet­eran, serv­ing in the Navy. He was a Real­tor for 23 years in the Rogers area.

A cel­e­bra­tion of his life will be held Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Bap­tist Church in Rogers, at 2409 W. New Hope Road. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions can be made to He­roes’ Haven, Vet­er­ans Health Care Sys­tem of the Ozarks, Fayet­teville Ark. Ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers. www.rollins­fu­neral.com.

SPRING­DALE — Glo­ria Ann “Meemaw” Kirk Cly­burn, 91, of Spring­dale, died Satur­day, July 29, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice. She was born March 18, 1926, in Birm­ing­ham, Ala., to Charles and Vir­ginia Lewis Rich Heald.

Glo­ria was a per­son of great faith. She was the church sec­re­tary at Cen­tral United Methodist Church in Rogers for many years. She was de­voted to her fam­ily and al­ways chose to be happy in her life.

She is sur­vived by three daugh­ters, Kathy Shur­ley and hus­band Jerry of Cabot, Nancy Burns and hus­band Gene of Fayet­teville, Sheri Sal­ley and hus­band Doug of Ge­orge­town, Texas; six grand­chil­dren, Craig Shur­ley, Brad Shur­ley, Amy Bai­ley, An­drew Burns, Morgan Sal­ley, Matthew Sal­ley; and seven great-grand­chil­dren, Yu­londa, Ju­lian, Jas­mine, Jor­dan, Yulissa, Mar­cus and Isa­iah.

A funeral ser­vice will be 2 p.m. Thurs­day, Aug. 3, at Her­itage Funeral Home Chapel. In­ter­ment will be at Gen­try Ceme­tery. Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the funeral home, on­line guest­book at www.her­ita­ge­ofnwa.com. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Spring­dale, Ark., 72762, or to Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, P.O. Box 96011, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., 20090-6011.

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