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.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Joseph Patrick Gaz­zola, 68, of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away peace­fully with his fam­ily at his side on a beau­ti­ful Satur­day af­ter­noon on Aug. 5, 2017, at Wil­lard Walker Hospice Home in Fayet­teville. In the fi­nal anal­y­sis, Pat’s life could best be de­scribed by Abra­ham Lin­coln: “In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”

Pat was born on Jan. 25, 1949 in Fort Smith, Ark., to Ben­jamin and Mary Juanita Gaz­zola; both of whom pre­ceded him in death. Pat is sur­vived by his wife and busi­ness-part­ner-in-life, Janie Par­son Gaz­zola; daugh­ter, Tif­fany White Red­dick (Brian); son, Bri­tain McMillen White (Kim); grand­chil­dren, Connor, Grace and Sarah Red­dick and Natalie, Lo­gan and Claire White; Step-mother, Mary Alice Gaz­zola; and his sis­ter, Jerri Gaz­zola.

Pat at­tended pub­lic schools in Fort Smith, grad­u­at­ing from St. Anne’s be­fore at­tend­ing col­lege at the Univer­sity of Arkansas in Fayet­teville. After re­ceiv­ing his de­gree in Ra­zor­back, Pat at­tended law school at Fayet­teville, where he re­ceived his Ju­ris Doc­tor­ate from the Univer­sity of Arkansas School of Law. Pat’s ded­i­ca­tion and pas­sion to peo­ple and de­tail served him well in all his busi­ness ven­tures (law, oil & gas, restau­rants).

While Pat en­joyed great suc­cess in busi­ness, per­haps his most mem­o­rable mo­ment came when he and Janie de­cided to buy a tiny restau­rant just north of Alma on High­way 71, the Cat­fish Hole. Twenty-four years later, Pat and Janie have grown this small hole-in-the-wall restau­rant with a loyal fol­low­ing into a na­tion­ally-rec­og­nized brand with lo­ca­tions in both Alma and Fayet­teville. As many Ra­zor­back fans rec­og­nize, Pat and the Leg­endary Cat­fish Hole have been the go-to-lo­ca­tion for the coaches, play­ers, re­cruits and the Univer­sity of Arkansas for many years. Pat at­trib­uted his suc­cess to be­ing a “pretty sim­ple guy” who greeted ev­ery­one with a smile, a hand­shake and would tire­lessly an­swer the count­less ques­tions he re­ceived ev­ery day about the sta­tus of the Hogs and/or the lat­est re­cruit­ing news. Pat’s pas­sion in life could be found in the three fam­ily’s that he loved the most: his fam­ily, his Ra­zor­back fam­ily and his Cat­fish Hole fam­ily. Pat will con­tinue to cheer on his beloved Ra­zor­backs from the “best seat in the house”. GO HOGS!

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 9, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church, 224 N. East Ave., Fayet­teville, Ark. 72701. A brief re­cep­tion will be held fol­low­ing the ser­vice. The Rev. Low­ell E. Gr­isham will of­fi­ci­ate. Ser­vices will con­clude with a Burial at Fairview Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, Fayet­teville, Ark..

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Univer­sity of Arkansas Ra­zor­back Foun­da­tion, 1295 South Ra­zor­back Road, #A, Fayet­teville, Ark. 72701. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www. nel­son­berna.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Orville Veron Peter­son,

age 86, of Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away on Fri­day, Aug. 4, 2017 in Fayet­teville, Ark.

He was born in Wil­ton, N.D., to Veron Lester Peter­son and Edith Ann Fran­klund on July 13, 1931. He at­tended Wil­ton High School and grad­u­ated with a GED with the 1950 class. Orville en­listed in the Army on July 19, 1948 and was hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1952. Dur­ing his mil­i­tary ser­vice he took Ba­sic Train­ing and at­tended Cler­i­cal Typ­ing School in Fort Knox, Ky. He was re­signed to Camp Kilmer N.J., in Fe­bru­ary 1950 and as­signed to Gen­eral MacArthur’s Head Quar­ters in Tokyo, Ja­pan. In Septem­ber 1950 he fought in the “In­va­sion of In­chon, Korea” and was as­signed to Fron­tline In­fantry with the 7th Di­vi­sion, 32nd Reg­u­lar Com­pany. He re­turned to the United States in June 1950 on a 30-day leave and was as­signed to the 5th Me­chan­i­cal Records Unit in Chicago, Ill., un­til dis­charged.

After his dis­charge from the Army he worked var­i­ous jobs un­til em­ployed by the North Pa­cific Rail­road as a Switch­man and Brake­man where he worked for three years. He was also em­ployed by Pa­cific Gam­ble Robin­son for 10½ years, at­tended Capi­tol Com­mer­cial Col­lege for one year and was em­ployed by the North Dakota Pen­i­ten­tiary for al­most 25 years as a Cor­rec­tional Of­fi­cer un­til re­tire­ment.

On Nov. 24, 1954 he mar­ried Ar­loe Jean Hollingsworth. To­gether they had two chil­dren, Diane (Peter­son) Reed and Dar­rin Peter­son. Orville was a mem­ber of the Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church in Fayet­teville, Ark. Prior to mov­ing to Fayet­teville, Orville and Jean lived in Bis­marck, North Dakota for 50 years.

He is pre­ceded in death by his wife of nearly 59 years, Ar­loe Jean; his mother and fa­ther, Edith and Veron Peter­son; as well as many un­cles, aunts and cousins. He is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Diane (Peter­son) Reed and spouse, Carlos; son, Dar­rin Peter­son; grand­chil­dren, Christo­pher and Courtney Reed of Spring­dale, Ark., Christin (Reed) Flaspohler and Devlin of Jo­plin, Mo., Tr­isha Peter­son of Dick­in­son, N.D.; great-grand­chil­dren, Kameryn Peter­son, Landry and Ar­loe Reed, soon to ar­rive, Brecken Flaspohler; his brother, Rod­ney and Ann Peter­son of Wil­ton, N.D.; sis­ters, He­len and Marvin Sei­bold of Hen­der­son­ville, N.C., and Lav­erne and Ken Hessinger of Flat Rock, N.C. Orville was a gen­tle and kind-hearted man whose love and gen­uine­ness was felt by ev­ery­one he knew. He en­joyed life and deeply loved his fam­ily. Orville will be greatly missed, but we will see him again ei­ther in Heaven or when Je­sus re­turns.

Visi­ta­tion will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel. Fu­neral ser­vices will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with the Rev­erend Har­ris Son­nen­berg of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Beard’s Chapel. Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

COL­LEGE STA­TION, Texas — Louis H. Seiter, Jr., 79, of Col­lege Sta­tion, while sur­rounded by his fam­ily, went to be with his Lord on Fri­day, Aug. 4, 2017. A time for fam­ily to re­ceive friends will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at Hil­lier Fu­neral Home of Col­lege Sta­tion. A Vigil Ser­vice and Rosary will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Col­lege Sta­tion with Msgr. John Mali­nowski of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment and Fi­nal Mil­i­tary Hon­ors will fol­low at Col­lege Sta­tion Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery.

Louis was born in Ft. Smith, Ark., to Louis and Her­mina Seiter. He at­tended Su­bi­aco Academy in Su­bi­aco, Ark., where he was a mem­ber of the box­ing team. He won sev­eral box­ing tour­na­ments for Su­bi­aco and the Boys Club of Ft. Smith, most no­tably the 1956 Barny Su­gar­land Me­mo­rial Tro­phy, which he cher­ished and dis­played proudly in his home. He grad­u­ated from Univer­sity of Arkansas in 1961, with a de­gree in Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing. He was also in ROTC. Upon grad­u­a­tion, he en­tered ac­tive duty and was as­signed to the 101st Scream­ing Ea­gles Air­borne Di­vi­sion at Ft. Camp­bell. He served his coun­try for 10 years both on Ac­tive Duty and in the Re­serves. His last unit of as­sign­ment was with the 12 Spe­cial Forces Group where he ob­tained the rank of Cap­tain. Louis loved jump­ing out of a per­fectly good air­plane and wore his Se­nior Parachutist Badge with pride.

His pro­fes­sional ca­reer spanned over 31 years in the In­dus­trial Car­bon Black Busi­ness, re­tir­ing as a District Sales Man­ager for En­gi­neered Car­bons, Inc. He was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion, Amer­i­can In­sti­tute of Chem­i­cal En­gi­neers, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. As an Ex­tra­or­di­nary Min­is­ter of the Eucharist he min­is­tered to the Catholic res­i­dents of St Joseph’s Manor and As­sisted Liv­ing. He was a mem­ber of the Knights of Colum­bus 4TH De­gree As­sem­bly.

When Louis re­tired he be­came a rancher and ran a Cow-Calf op­er­a­tion. He and King, his blue heeler, spent many days sit­ting on the cabin porch at the ranch en­joy­ing the coun­try air and drink­ing a cold beer. Louis was an avid reader. His fa­vorite sub­jects to read about was the 101st Air­borne Di­vi­sion, cat­tle op­er­a­tions and books about his de­vout Catholic Faith.

He is pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Louis Her­man Seiter Sr; his mother, Her­mina Seiter; and his brothers, Eddy and John Allen. He is sur­vived by his wife of 53 years, Bar­bara; three daugh­ters, LTC Ger­a­lyn Martinez and son-in­law An­gel; Jeanne Fraiser and son-in-law Bruce; Maria Jim­mer­son and son-in-law Kevin; grand­sons: Caleb Frasier, Jon Martinez, Nathaniel Jim­mer­son and Aug­gie (Au­gus­tus) Jim­mer­son; and brothers, Tony, Tom, Ken­neth, and James. As an ex­pres­sion of sym­pa­thy, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be sent to Su­bi­aco Abbey at www.coun­try­monks.org. Please share memories and tributes to Louis at www. hillier­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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