Ring­ing re­hearsal Obit­u­ar­ies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

BELLA VISTA — Es­ther May (Moler) Cheney Barnes de­parted this world and was wel­comed into the next on Nov. 7, 2018, sur­rounded by her chil­dren and friends. Es­ther was born at home on July 6, 1925, to Mil­lard P. and Elfa M. (Thomp­son) Moler in Meade, Kan.

In the 1950s Es­ther be­came city clerk in Meade, a po­si­tion she held for 35 years un­til her re­tire­ment. In 1987 she mar­ried Ch­ester Barnes of Plains. In 1988 they re­tired to a small farm in Ben­ton County, Ark., where they raised cows, os­triches, and emus. They later moved into Ben­tonville, Ark., for full re­tire­ment.

Es­ther ac­cepted Je­sus Christ as her sav­ior in early child­hood, and walked a con­sis­tent Chris­tian walk the rest of her life, with many years of ser­vice to her church, the Church of the Nazarene. Many came to know Je­sus Christ through her wit­ness.

Es­ther was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her three younger sis­ters, Faye Pohl, Louise Moler, and Phyl­lis Moler; sec­ond hus­band Ch­ester Barnes; in­fant son Charles Wayne Cheney and grand­son Travis Buser.

She is sur­vived by son Mer­rill Cheney of Santa Fe, N.M.; daugh­ter Lynda Todd (David) of Bella Vista Ark., step daugh­ters Katie (Barnes) Buser (Joshua) of Nor­man, Okla., and Joanne (Barnes) Link (Paul) of Kansas City Mo.; other step-chil­dren; five grand­chil­dren; four great-grand­chil­dren, and many nieces, neph­ews, and cousins.

In Ben­tonville, fol­low­ing cre­ma­tion, visi­ta­tion will be at the Ben­tonville Com­mu­nity Church of the Nazarene at 10 a.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 10, 2018, fol­lowed by a me­mo­rial ser­vice at 11 a.m. In Meade, Kan., visi­ta­tion will be at the Meade Church of the Nazarene at 10 a.m. on Tues­day, Nov. 13, 2018, fol­lowed by a me­mo­rial ser­vice at 11 a.m. Inurn­ment will be in the Fowler Ceme­tery, Fowler, Kan. Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion. com.

ELKINS — Gre­gory Fowler, 57, of Elkins died Nov. 4 at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was born Jan. 1, 1961, in Mem­phis, Tenn. Greg served in the U.S. Army. He is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Al­li­son Fowler, and many close friends and fam­ily. Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Funeral Home Fayet­teville. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Chris Davis, 64, of Fayet­teville died Nov. 6 at the VA Hospi­tal. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, in Pasadena, Calif., to Sylvester and Donna Davis. Chris served eight years in Viet­nam. He loved the Lord, his fam­ily, and his coun­try and demon­strated it through gen­eros­ity, each year giv­ing about half of his clothes to the home­less, and through his mil­i­tary ser­vice. He is sur­vived by his par­ents; chil­dren, Chad and Chada Davis, Tony Davis, Sandy and Shaun Car­rier, and Jen­nifer and Tony Lon­go­ria; sib­lings, Steve and Caryl Davis and Joy and Don Mor­gan; seven grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

GREEN­LAND — Nhung Phuc Cung, 85 of Green­land, Ark., passed away Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, 2018, in Fayet­teville. He was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Ha Noi, Viet­nam, to Kham Van Cung and Ba Thi Cung.

He was pre­ceded in death by two daugh­ters, Thu Ha Cung, Hong Hai Cung, and one grand­child, Son Do.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 69 years, Can Cung; seven chil­dren, Niki Cung and her hus­band Paul Thomp­son, Jr. of Green­land, Ark., Thu-Huyen Sise and hus­band Brad Sise of San An­to­nio, Texas, Neal Cung and wife Lisa of At­lanta, Ga., Dee Vu and hus­band Vic­tor Vu of Ful­sher, Texas, Todd Cung and wife Cinda of Destin, Fla., Minh Thomas and hus­band Bill McHarg of At­lanta, Ga., Thanh Ngo and hus­band Danh of Fort Smith, Ark.; 10 grand­chil­dren, Nathan Cung, Heather Vu, Michael Vu, Adam Cung, Michelle Cung, Chris In­gram, Jen­nifer Ariff, Jef­frey Ariff, Nhan Do, Thuy Do, and six grand­chil­dren.

A visi­ta­tion will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 10 from 3 p.m. un­til 5 p.m. at Nel­son-Berna Funeral Home in Fayet­teville. A pri­vate ser­vice will be held on Sun­day at the funeral home. In lieu of flow­ers me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Hope Cancer Re­sources, 5835 W. Sun­set Ave., Spring­dale, Ark., 72762. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www.nel­son­berna.com.

ROGERS — Bradley Alan Dou­glas, 46, of Rogers died Nov. 5, 2018, at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was born in Em­po­ria, Kan., the son of Anita Jo and Kent Dou­glas.

Brad served in the Air Force while si­mul­ta­ne­ously ob­tain­ing his bach­e­lor’s de­gree and then his mas­ter’s de­gree. He loved com­put­ers as a teenager and con­tin­ued his love through work­ing in tech­nol­ogy jobs from soft­ware en­gi­neer to cy­ber se­cu­rity. He loved his cur­rent job, but he loved the peo­ple he worked with even more. Brad en­joyed play­ing WoW and D&D, sci-fi and fan­tasy movies.

Brad loved his fam­ily very much. He saw the best in ev­ery­one and was a truly joy­ous per­son. Brad wanted to help ev­ery­one that he could. Brad was purely a kind, gen­tle, in­no­cent soul. He was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed by those he touched along the way.

Brad is sur­vived by his par­ents, Kent Dou­glas (Roxy) of Guam, Anita Jo Dou­glas of Ben­tonville; brother, Charles Dou­glas Jr. (Rachel) of Guam; sis­ter, Michelle Smith (Caro­line) of Bella Vista; and many lov­ing friends and fam­ily.

Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Funeral Home. Condo len ces:www.ep tin g funeral home. webs.com.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE

Jeffi O’Kane (left), a vol­un­teer with the Friends of the West Fork Li­brary, and Gary Culp, an Air Force vet­eran from West Fork, speak Thurs­day while re­hears­ing for a bell ring­ing planned for 11 a.m. Sun­day to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I at Li­brary Hall in West Fork. Bells across the state will be ring­ing on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to mark the end of the war. West Fork and the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory are the lone par­tic­i­pants in North­west Arkansas. Af­ter the bell is rung, cof­fee will be served and visi­tors are en­cour­aged to linger and visit.

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