OBIT­U­AR­IES

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Hazel Loena Barnes Bryant

Hazel Loena Barnes Bryant, the daugh­ter of Glover Barnes and Lou­etta (Azlin) Barnes, was born on Septem­ber 4, 1925, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and went home to be with the Lord early on Wed­nes­day morn­ing May 31, 2017, at 5:54 a.m. in Tahle­quah, Ok­la­homa where she had lived for the past 18 years. She passed this life at the age of 91.

Hazel en­joyed many things through­out her life; al­ways faith­ful in go­ing to church and she loved good gospel singing. She loved trav­el­ing to places like Bran­son and Eureka Springs en­joy­ing the en­ter­tain­ment. She was a won­der­ful seam­stress who sewed clothes for her fam­ily and some­times pro­fes­sion­ally over the years. She wasn’t afraid of hard work and dur­ing her early years she worked in places like Bear Brand Hosiery, LaZ-Boy, and Gates. She did what was nec­es­sary to raise her fam­ily. She also loved gar­den­ing, rais­ing both vegeta­bles and flow­ers and seemed to have a green thumb. She en­joyed her lit­tle dogs and from her liv­ing room chair, she loved watching the birds land on the feed­ers just out­side the win­dow. She was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and her fam­ily meant the world to her; al­ways there for those who needed a help­ing hand. She loved the hol­i­days and spe­cial fam­ily times with her chil­dren gath­ered around her. She was an amaz­ing and lov­ing Mother, wife, grand­mother, and friend to all; she will be greatly missed.

She is sur­vived by a lov­ing fam­ily which in­cludes her chil­dren Ron­ald Kel­ley and wife, Linda, of Sand Springs, Ok­la­homa, Linda Howard and hus­band, Steve, of Pryor, Ok­la­homa, Jan­ice Ed­dle­mon of Tahle­quah, Ok­la­homa, Robert Kel­ley of Tulsa, Ok­la­homa, Rita Sell­ers of Tahle­quah, Ok­la­homa, and Alieca Whitener and hus­band, Jeff, of Chouteau, Ok­la­homa; her 16 grand­chil­dren; 15 great-grand­chil­dren; and 9 great-great- grand­chil­dren.

Hazel was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Ber­nice G. Bryant; her par­ents, Glover Barnes and Lou­etta (Azlin) Barnes; her daugh­ter, Kathryn Eid­son; her sib­lings, Onie Barnes, Ver­non Barnes, Ishmael Barnes, Ervin Barnes, Harold Barnes, Ivo Barnes, and Clessie Barnes; her grand­sons, Joseph Miller and Stephen Bur­roughs; and her great­great-grand­daugh­ter, Linda Kathryn War­ren.

There was a visi­ta­tion at Hart Fu­neral Home on Mon­day, June 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and ser­vices were held at Hart Fu­neral Home Chapel on Tues­day, June 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. for those who wished to come.

PAID OBIT­U­ARY

Verna R. Falk

Verna R. Falk, 89, of De­catur, Ark., died June 4, 2017, at her home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Kings­ley, Iowa, to Tony Carter and Lola Stevens Carter. She mar­ried Latham Walker and he pre­ceded her in death. She then mar­ried Hel­muth Falk and he pre­ceded her in death. She was a home­maker and mem­ber of the Quil­ter Guild and the De­catur United Methodist Church in De­catur.

She was pre­ceded in death by her first and sec­ond hus­band; one son; and seven broth­ers and sis­ters.

She is sur­vived by two sis­ters, Sharon Crow­der of Salina, Kan., and Shirley Zentz of Lee’s Sum­mit, Mo.; and a brother, Lester Carter of Roxbury, Kan.

Visi­ta­tion will be 5 to 7 p.m. Fri­day, June 9, 2017, at Was­son Fu­neral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be 2 p.m. Satur­day, June 10, 2017, at Was­son Me­mo­rial Chapel in Siloam Springs. Burial will fol­low at De­catur Ceme­tery.

An on­line guest book is avail­able at www.was­son­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Was­son Fu­neral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Joyce Ann Gaw

Joyce Ann Gaw, 69, of Gen­try, Ark., died June 3, 2017, at her home.

She was born Sept. 15, 1947, in River­side, Calif., to War­ren Thoma­son and Mary Lee Woods Thoma­son. She mar­ried John Robert Gaw Sr. on April 9, 1968, in Siloam Springs, Ark. She worked as a phys­i­cal ther­apy as­sis­tant for Siloam Springs Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal for 10 years and then in pro­duc­tion for Gates Rub­ber Com­pany for over 20 years. She loved art and horses.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band; one brother, War­ren Glenn Thoma­son; and three broth­ers-in-law, Gene Hu­ber, Edgar Gaw and Ge­orge McGhee.

She is sur­vived by one daugh­ter, Joni Gaw of At­lanta, Ga.; one son, John Gaw Jr. and wife Cara of Gen­try; four grand­chil­dren; two sis­ters, Sharon Kay Hu­ber of Rhinelander, Wis., and Jackie Lynn Allen and hus­band Randy of Siloam Springs; one brother, Tommy Thoma­son and wife Vicki of Rochester, Minn.; and three sis­ters-in-law, Shirley Gaw, Eve­lyn McGee and Bev­erly Thoma­son.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be 11 a.m. Fri­day, June 9, 2017, at Was­son Fu­neral Home in Siloam Springs. Burial will fol­low at Oak Hill Ceme­tery in Siloam Springs.

An on­line guest book is avail­able at www.was­son­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Was­son Fu­neral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Johnny Lee Greathouse

Johnny Lee Greathouse, 81, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died on June 2, 2017, at Cir­cle of the Life Hospice Cen­ter in Spring­dale, Ark.

He was born March 5, 1936, in Bal­lard, Okla., to O.L. Greathouse and Mar­garet Mor­ris-Greathouse. He worked as a ma­chin­ist for Webb Wheel. He was of the Pen­te­costal faith. He was an avid hunter and fisher, who spent many week­ends fish­ing at Bal­lard Creek through­out his life.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Lee McCuis­tion-Greathouse; and one brother, Bobby Greathouse.

He is sur­vived by four daugh­ters, Peggy Huff­man and hus­band Steve of Siloam Springs, He­len Baril and hus­band Gor­don of Ben­tonville, Ark., Cendy Cul­well and hus­band Mark of Siloam Springs, and Becky McCuis­tion of Siloam Springs; six grand­chil­dren; five great-grand­chil­dren; and one brother, Clark Greathouse of Westville, Okla.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sun­day, June 11, 2017, at New Life Church in Siloam Springs.

An on­line guest book is avail­able at www.back­strom-pyeatte.com.

Back­strom-Pyeatte Fu­neral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Harold Leon Sul­li­van

Harold Leon Sul­li­van, 72, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died June 3, 2017, in Spring­dale, Ark.

He was born May 17, 1945, in Po­cas­set, Okla., to Clarence Sul­li­van and Hetti Kin­sey Sul­li­van. He mar­ried Jan­ice Laugh­rey on Jan. 10, 1969, in Ok­la­homa City. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean and Viet­nam Wars. He re­tired from Allen Can­ning Com­pany as the vice pres­i­dent of their IT de­part­ment. He was a life mem­ber of Veter­ans of For­eign Wars Post 1674. He held sev­eral po­si­tions at the post, in­clud­ing Levi Douthit VFW Post 1674 Quar­ter­mas­ter; VFW Post 1674 Trus­tee from the Veter­ans of For­eign Wars De­part­ment of Arkansas; District 1 Trus­tee for three years; and District 1 Judge Ad­vo­cate. His fo­cus was on serv­ing “veter­ans in need.” As an ac­tive mem­ber of Amer­i­can Le­gion Siloam Post 29, he was elected and served two terms as Post Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee­man. He was a mem­ber of the Post Honor and Color Guards. He also served on and con­tributed to nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees.

He was pre­ceded in death by two broth­ers, and five sis­ters.

He is sur­vived by his wife; one daugh­ter, Ja­neen Blan­ton and hus­band Brian of Columbia, S.C.; and two grand­chil­dren, Caleb Blan­ton and Jor­dan Blan­ton.

Fu­neral ser­vices were June 6, 2017, at Was­son Fu­neral Home in Siloam Springs, with Pas­tor Steve Cur­tis of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wed­nes­day, June 7, 2017, at Po­cas­set Ceme­tery in Po­cas­set.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to VFW Post 1674, P.O. Box 6847, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

An on­line guest book is avail­able at www.was­son­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Was­son Fu­neral Home of Siloam Springs is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Sul­li­van

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