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Betty Jo Adams

Betty Jo Adams, 90, of Gravette, died Sun­day, Sept. 17, 2017.

She was born Au­gust 18, 1927, in Mora, Minn., to Wil­liam Henry Hage­man and Mary El­iz­a­beth Hacker Hage­man. Her fam­ily’s mi­gra­tion from Min­nesota in­cluded stops in Iowa and Mis­souri be­fore plant­ing roots on a farm east of Maysville. Fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion, she headed west and had a ca­reer of more than 30 years as a Los An­ge­les County court clerk. Upon re­tire­ment, she re­turned to Gravette where she shared her love of read­ing as a vol­un­teer in the li­brary, made hand­made jew­elry and shared her knit­ted cre­ations with her fam­ily. She was an un­armed mem­ber of the NRA.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; a sis­ter, Fern Cof­felt; and a brother, Lloyd Hage­man.

Sur­vivors in­clude her brother, Mur­ray Hage­man of Wy­oming.

Vis­i­ta­tion was Sept. 22 at Cal­li­son-Lough Fu­neral Home in Ben­tonville. A grave­side fu­neral ser­vice and in­ter­ment were Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., in Oak Hill Ceme­tery in Siloam Springs. Ar­range­ments were by Cal­lisonLough Fu­neral Home in Ben­tonville.

Jeanne Fran­cis Brink­ley

Jeanne Fran­cis (Kiowski) Brink­ley, 83, for­merly of Gen­try, died Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20, 2017, at her home in Ponca City, Okla.

She was born on July 17, 1934, in Dal­las, Texas, to Eu­gene James Kiowski and Juanita Fran­cis (Hurst) Kiowski. She mar­ried Ger­ald Dean Brink­ley on March 11, 1977, in Hurst, Texas. In ad­di­tion to rais­ing a fam­ily, Jeanne helped Ger­ald with their cat­tle farm.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her son, Gary Fo­ley.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Ger­ald Dean Brink­ley of Ponca City; daugh­ter, Linda Diane New­man of Ar­ling­ton, Texas; brother, John Kiowski of Allen, Texas; three grand­chil­dren, Ti­mothy New­man, Christo­pher New­man and Shane Fo­ley; and 10 great-grand­chil­dren, Dakoda New­man, Kylie New­man, James New­man, Justin New­man, Bran­don New­man, Marissa New­man, Ashley New­man, Jen­nifer New­man, Paige Fo­ley and Cade Fo­ley.

Ar­range­ments are by Trout Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, Ponca City, Okla.

Larry Dale El­lis

Larry Dale El­lis, 68, of Col­cord, Okla., died Sept. 21, 2017, at Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayetteville.

He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Siloam Springs to Frank L. El­lis and Opal Marie Allen El­lis. He was a 1966 grad­u­ate of Col­cord High School. He mar­ried Louise Brown on Dec. 16, 1966, in Jay, Okla. He served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969 with the 101st Air­borne. He was a Viet­nam vet­eran and was awarded the Army Com­men­da­tion Medal and Bronze Star Medal. He grad­u­ated from North­east­ern State Univer­sity in Tahle­quah, Okla., with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ac­count­ing. He worked for the United States Postal Ser­vice in Col­cord as a mail clerk and as­sis­tant post­mas­ter. He was the min­is­ter for the Col­cord Church of Christ for 45 years. He was ac­tive in the Col­cord Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion and was a long­time girls’ soft­ball coach in Siloam Springs.

He was pre­ceded in death by one son, Travis El­lis; two broth­ers, J.C. El­lis and Den­nis El­lis; one sis­ter, Paula Dean El­lis; and one son-in-law, Bran­don Ha­ley.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Louise El­lis; one son, Michael El­lis and wife Missy of Col­cord; two daugh­ters, Becky Far­ris and hus­band Will of Col­cord, and Angie Goucher and hus­band Grant of Siloam Springs; 12 grand­chil­dren, Emily Far­ris, Wil­liam Far­ris, Matthew Far­ris, Al­li­son Ha­ley, Kaitlyn Ha­ley, Zach Ha­ley, Mee­gan El­lis, Michaela El­lis, Merrick El­lis, Des­tiny Smith, Mir­a­cle Lawrence and Maya Lawrence; one brother, Dwaine El­lis and wife Char­lotte of Jay, Okla.; three sis­ters-in-law, Beryl Van Dyke of De­catur, Doris Swice­good of Col­cord, and Mar­lene Lawrence of Phoenix, Ariz.

The fu­neral ser­vice was Sept. 26 at Hor­net Arena, Col­cord, Okla., with Michael El­lis and Bruce Pot­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial fol­lowed at Dick­son Ceme­tery, Chero­kee City. Ar­range­ments were by Was­son Fu­neral Home, Siloam Springs.

Loyd Sher­man Goates

Loyd Sher­man Goates, 79, of Gen­try, died Sept. 23, 2017, at Ear­lene Howard Hospice Home in Spring­dale.

He was born on May 21, 1938, in Elm Springs, to David Thomas Goates and Pen­zie Merle Lott Goates. He mar­ried Joyce Hayes on March 21, 1958, in Rogers. He worked as a cat­tle and chicken farmer for many years. He also hauled live chick­ens for Peter­son In­dus­tries. He was a mem­ber of the As­sem­bly of God Church in Gen­try.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, one brother, and three sis­ters.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Joyce Goates of the home; two daugh­ters, Kathy Cox of Gen­try, and Pam Mar­low and hus­band Larry of Ben­tonville; two sons, Jack Goates and wife Shari of Gen­try, and Roger Goates and wife Lisa of De­catur; 11 grand­chil­dren; 16 great-grand­chil­dren; one great-great-grand­child; and six broth­ers, Thomas Goates of Elm Springs, Elmo Goates of Elk City, Kan., Roy Goates of Wi­chita, Kan., Guer­ine Goates of Elm Springs, Wil­lard Goates of Low­ell, and Al­fred Goates of De­catur.

The fam­ily will have a grave­side ser­vice at Fall­ing Springs Ceme­tery, near De­catur, at a later date. Ar­range­ments are by Was­son Fu­neral Home, Siloam Springs.

Char­lene Marie Hare

Char­lene Marie Hare, 59, of De­catur, died Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20, 2017, at her res­i­dence.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her sis­ter.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band, Jake Hare; son, Josh Hare; daugh­ter, Shan­non Hare; brother, Martin Burkhart; and a half­brother, Le­land.

Ar­range­ments are by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home of Gravette.

James ‘Philip’ Jones

James “Philip” Jones, 64, of Bella Vista, died Satur­day, Sept. 16, 2017, at Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville.

He was born Nov. 14, 1952, in Tul­la­homa, Tenn., to Claude Jones Jr. and Rosie Mae (Miller) Jones.

Philip was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; sis­ter, Vera; and brother, Richard.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Su­san Jones; daugh­ter, Melissa Wal­lace-Jones; son, Jeff Jones; broth­ers, Ver­non Jones and Claude Jones, both of Ten­nessee; sis­ters, Mae Bon­nie of Dun­canville, Texas, Jewel Salas of Dal­las, Texas, and Karen and Randy Barkley of Tyler, Texas; in-laws, Joyce Bar­nett, and Johnny and Betty Wam­mack.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held Thurs­day, Sept. 21, at Word of Life Fel­low­ship in Ben­tonville. Ar­range­ments were by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home of Gravette.

James ‘Jim’ Mad­dox

James “Jim” W. Mad­dox, 76, of Sul­phur Springs, died Satur­day, Sept. 23, 2017.

He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Po­plar Bluff, Mo., to Dena Lu­cille Spark­man and Deloy Floyd Mad­dox. He was a pas­tor for more than 50 years and a school teacher and guid­ance coun­selor for

30 years. He en­joyed gar­den­ing, singing, paint­ing and talk­ing to every­one he met.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; one son, Tom Mad­dox; one brother; and one sis­ter.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Ada Lee Mad­dox, whom he mar­ried Nov. 22, 1962; four sons, James “Kin” Mad­dox and his wife Joanna of Spring­dale, Kurt Mad­dox and his wife Dawn of Gravette, Tony Mad­dox and his wife Char­ity of Rogers, Jay­mon Lee Mad­dox and his wife Kayla of South Carolina; two daugh­ters, Kel­ley Love­lady and her hus­band Mike of Hot Springs, Tasha Gib­son and hus­band of Tulsa, Okla., and Tom’s wife Brenda of El Do­rado; one brother, Jack Mad­dox and his wife Karyl of New Mex­ico; one sis­ter, Nancy Mor­ris of New York; 30 grand­chil­dren; and seven great-grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion was Tues­day, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ept­ing Fu­neral Home in Gravette, lo­cated at 209 Sec­ond Av­enue SW.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be at Sul­phur Springs United Methodist Church on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. In­ter­ment will fol­low at But­ler Creek Ceme­tery.

Lily Marie Mur­phy

Lily Marie Mur­phy, 18, of Gen­try, died Sept. 17, 2017, at Tahle­quah, Okla.

She was born April

14, 1999, in Tahle­quah, to Terry Wayne Mur­phy and Car­rie Michelle Brown Mur­phy. She grad­u­ated from Gen­try High School in 2017, where she was a cheer­leader. She was cur­rently at­tend­ing North­east­ern State Univer­sity in Tahle­quah.

She was pre­ceded in death by her grand­fa­ther, Don Brown.

Sur­vivors in­clude her par­ents, Terry and Car­rie Mur­phy of Gen­try; sis­ter, Hayley Mur­phy of Gen­try; broth­ers, Dy­lan Mur­phy of Gen­try, and Kyle Mur­phy of Siloam Springs; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Terry and Gayle Mur­phy of Gen­try; ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Terry Marie Brown of Siloam Springs; and great­grand­mother Irene Wel­don, of Gen­try.

Fu­neral ser­vices were Thurs­day, Sept. 21, at First Bap­tist Church in Gen­try. Burial fol­lowed at Gen­try Ceme­tery in Gen­try. Vis­i­ta­tion was Sept. 21, prior to the ser­vice, at First Bap­tist Church, Gen­try. Ar­range­ments were by Was­son Fu­neral Home, Siloam Springs.





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