Mark Bratton, 62, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017,
The memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs.
Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The memorial service for Robert “Bob” Brines, 79, of Hot Springs, who died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, will be held at 3 p.m. today in Davis-Smith Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs, with Brother Billy Blackmon officiating.
Mary F.A. Efird
MALVERN — Mary Frances (Adams) Efird, 83, of Malvern, passed Aug. 25, 2017.
Born Aug. 17, 1934, to the late Edgar R. and Edna May (Ramsey) Adams in Malvern, Ark. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors are her sons, Charles Efird Jr., Douglas E. Efird, Gary L. Efird, daughters, Brenda Keisler, Diane Robbins, Charlene Korsmo, all of Malvern; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 1-2 p.m. today, Aug. 30, 2017, at Regency Funeral Home.
Funeral service 2 p.m. today, Aug. 30, 2017, at Regency Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guestbook at http://regencyfuneralhome.com.
Doreen F.S. Feeney
Doreen Faye Schull Feeney, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away Aug. 28, 2017.
She was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Watertown, S.D., to Lester and Jo (Saathoff) Schull.
Doreen is a graduate of Watertown High School, Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo., and Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Registered Nurse Certification. She began her nursing career in Denver, Colo., where she met her future husband, Doug. They moved to Watertown, S.D., where she continued nursing at Memorial Hospital. Doug and she raised their two sons at their home on Lake Kampeska. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and involved in community activities.
They moved to Steilacoom, Wash., where Doug operated a sales representative business. The family enjoyed their son’s soccer, tennis, golfing and baseball activities, boating and experiencing the wonders of Puget Sound.
In 1996, Doug and Doreen moved to Hot Springs, Ark., where they founded PrimeLine Inc., a manufacturing company. They continued to enjoy the many activities and wonders of Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and the surrounding Ozark Mountains. They loved to travel abroad and explore local sights. In particular, she loved her sons, the water, eagles, skinny lattes, and all things South Dakota, as well as any of Wilson Pickett’s music — her favorite being “Shingaling” and “Mustang Sally.”
Doreen lovingly used her RN skills for 14 years as her husband’s caregiver after he was struck with throat cancer and other complications.
Doreen was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease) in
2014 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She was a courageous woman fighting one of the most hopeless diseases on the planet.
Doreen was preceded in death by her father, husband and sister, Kathy.
Survivors include her mother, Johanna Schull, of Watertown; sons, Mark (Monica), of Houston, Brian (Bristol), of Hot Springs; brother, Lee Schull (Janice), of Watertown; sister, Nancy Landes (Ed), of Tucson; and grandchildren, Evan, Ryan and Raelyn; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown, S.D., at
10:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made in her name to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.
Guests may register at http://www.caruth-hale.com.
Sheila S. Keck
HOT SPRINGS VILLAG — Sheila Swanson Keck, 59, of Hot Springs Village, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Caruth Village Funeral Home with Pastor Kurt Kovanen officiating.
Wayn D. Ledbetter
Wayn Dale Ledbetter, 48, of Hot Springs, died Aug. 28, 2017.
A celebration of life will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in CaruthHale Funeral Home chapel.
Rosa L. Mygatt
Rosa Lee Mygatt passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.
She was predeceased to heaven by her husband, Calvin Mygatt; one son, David Calvin Mygatt; one sister, Rita (Harley) Chaffin.
Survivors include her son, Larry Dale Mygatt; two brothers, Clyde (Dorothy) Chaffin and Bill (Rosemary) Chaffin; three sisters, Wanda (L.C.) McNeil, Carolyn Brown and Anne Chaffin; three grandchildren, Joshua Mygatt, Traci James and Larry Mygatt Jr.; five great-grandchildren.
Rosie will be loved and missed by all who knew her.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Hot Springs Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathon Beyer officiating. Visitation will be prior to her service on Thursday.
Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery at Royal.
Pallbearers are family and friends.
Arrangements are with Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Online condolences at http://www.hotspringsfh.com.
Long-time Hot Springs resident Joan Nichols passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. She was 84 years old.
After retiring to Hot Springs in 1997 with her husband, Dr. Gilbert Nichols, Joan was involved with the Shepherd’s Center, the Friends of the Library, the Women’s Welcome Club and several bridge clubs. Dr. Nichols passed away in 2007.
In 1961, Joan Nichols became the second female to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Thirty years later, she earned a master’s degree in human relations development. Over the course of her career, she held several administrative positions, was among Merrill Lynch’s first female stockbrokers, owned two women’s apparel stores in Wichita, Kan., and retired after teaching management, marketing and finance courses at Emporia State University in Kansas. She mentored countless young women, was a licensed aircraft pilot and an award-winning glider pilot. Her love of dogs was not limited to her own.
Joan Nichols has three sons: Michael, Stephen and Christopher, who reside in Washington state, Florida and Oklahoma. Two grandsons live in Oklahoma, another in Missouri.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Hope Church, 836 Shady Grove Road, Hot Springs.
Online guestbook and tributes are available at http:// www.GrossFuneralHome.com.
Willie L. Oliver
FITCHBURG, Mass. — Willie “Bill” L. Oliver passed away on Aug. 23, 2107, at UMASS hospital after an illness.
Bill was born in Mountain Pine, Ark., on July 15, 1940, the son of the late Fred and Rosie (Relerford) Oliver.
He worked over 18 years at the Fitchburg Foundry and at its closing, continued his career at the former James River Plant. He retired from the former General Electric Plant as a machinist in 1998. Willie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was active in the Church at Crossroads Community (former Fitchburg Assembly of God), visiting the nursing homes ministering to the people. For many years, he assisted Pastor Neuhaus running the camera and singing at Burbank Chapel. He also enjoyed watching all sports and playing dominoes.
He leaves his wife of over
52 years, Rosie (Snowden) Oliver; siblings, Palmer C. and Ojetta Oliver, Shirley G. Daniels, Linda Middleton and Learnie Oliver, of Arkansas, and Annie Crump, of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Sammie L. Relerford and Smith Oliver, and sister, Eula Frazier.
Willie’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept.
1, 2017, in Crossroads Community Church in Fitchburg, Mass. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon, Mass. Calling hours will be held in Brandon Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.
Evelyn D. Sheridan
Evelyn Dean Sheridan peacefully passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Cagwin and Renea Lockwood. Survived also by special friend, Lou Childs.
Service to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are with Hot Springs Funeral Home.