Obit­u­ar­ies

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Mark Brat­ton

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.

Robert Brines

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.

Joan Ni­chols

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.

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