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.