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Jesse Car­na­han Jr.

Jesse James Car­na­han Jr., 59, died Feb. 25, 2018, at his home in Jay, Okla.

He was born May 6, 1958, the son of Jessie Sr. and Edna Car­na­han. He was a life­long res­i­dent of Gravette and worked for the city of Gravette water de­part­ment for many years.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and a sis­ter, Joyce Martin.

He is sur­vived by a son, Jesse Car­na­han III, of the home; two sis­ters, Brenda David­son and Carol Car­na­han; and two grand­daugh­ters.

A memorial ser­vice was held Saturday, March 3, at the Maysville Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church. Burial was in Dow Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments were by Lug­in­buel Fu­neral Home in Jay, Okla.

Norma Lee (Long) Hen­dren

Norma Lee (Long) Hen­dren, 88, of Gravette, died in Lit­tle Rock on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 7,


She was the daugh­ter of Tommy and

Floy Bran­non Long of Maysville. She was of the Chris­tian faith and found great plea­sure in study­ing the scrip­tures. She taught an in­ter-de­nom­i­na­tional, multi-gen­er­a­tional Bi­ble study in Gravette for many years, teach­ing through ev­ery book of the Bi­ble at least three times. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of Bea­con Bap­tist Church in Gravette and served as church trea­surer. She grad­u­ated from Jay High School, Jay, Okla., in 1947, and mar­ried Ju­lian Hen­dren when she was 19. She worked as a book­keeper at the Bank of Gravett and worked along­side her hus­band at the West­ern Ben­ton County Farmer’s Co-op and In­sul-Bead Cor­po­ra­tion for many years. She also owned and op­er­ated My Mother-In-Law’s, a coun­try store lo­cated in Gravette in the 1980s.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band of 68 years, Ju­lian Hen­dren; a brother, Har­ley Long; and two sis­ters, Imo­gene Ward­low and Yvonne Wil­lis.

She is sur­vived by two sons, Mike Hen­dren of Gravette, and Scott (June) Hen­dren of Lit­tle Rock; one grand­daugh­ter, Hay­ley Hen­dren of Ben­tonville; four grand­sons, Jeff (Sundee) Hen­dren of Gravette, Wes (Tracy) Hen­dren of Sul­phur Springs, Matt Hen­dren of Gravette, and Kyle Hen­dren of Lit­tle Rock; and five great­grand­chil­dren.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will be held at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, March 14, at the tem­po­rary home of Bea­con Bap­tist Church, Sec­ond and Main (for­merly the Gravette Skat­ing Rink), Gravette. The fam­ily will re­ceive vis­i­tors af­ter the ser­vice. Ar­range­ments are by Lit­tle Rock Fu­neral Home, Lit­tle Rock.

Jeanne Annabelle Stieglitz Hub­bard

Af­ter a short bout of pneu­mo­nia, Jeanne Annabelle Stieglitz Hub­bard, 93, passed away Sun­day evening, Feb. 25, 2018, at her home in Gravette, Arkansas, sur­rounded by fam­ily, friends and her beloved cats.

By the num­bers, Jeanne was pri­mar­ily an Iowan. She was born in Des Moines to Harry and Bessie Stieglitz on Oct. 19, 1924. And Iowa is where she re­mained for more than three decades. But Min­nesota and Arkansas also played ma­jor roles in her life story.

She grew up rid­ing her bike and learn­ing to garden and sew from her par­ents. As a fam­ily, later joined by sis­ters Laura and Shiela, they trav­eled the coun­try by car, from Tar­pon Springs in Florida, to At­lantic City in New Jer­sey, and the Bay Area in Cal­i­for­nia. She also dis­cov­ered mu­sic and learned to play piano, vi­o­lin, clar­inet and the ac­cor­dion.

Af­ter grad­u­a­tion from East High School, Jeanne at­tended Iowa State Col­lege (later Iowa State Univer­sity) in Ames and earned two de­grees from the Univer­sity of Iowa in Iowa City. Then, with her hus­band, El­bert “Al” Hub­bard, and three chil­dren, Michael, Har­riet and Ca­role, she moved to Du­rant, not many miles from the Mis­sis­sippi River that forms Iowa’s east­ern bor­der.

That’s where Jeanne switched ca­reers from the elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer she had been when she met Al un­til the birth of Ca­role, their youngest. She de­cided she wanted to be­come a teacher! Du­rant had an open­ing for one in fourth­grade, so she took it, even though fourth grade was one of the grades Jeanne had skipped in her own school ca­reer. But that did not keep her from in­struct­ing 9- and 10-yearolds for 25 years, in­clud­ing both Ca­role and Har­riet.

The last 20 of those years were spent in Anoka, Min­nesota, north­west of Min­neapo­lis, with the Mis­sis­sippi this time just two blocks down the street and the name of her school. Then it was on to Gravette, in ex­treme north­west Arkansas, for 30 years as a re­tiree.

Travel with three chil­dren was not Jeanne’s idea of a va­ca­tion, so trips in that era were mostly to visit her in-laws in up­state New York. How­ever, travel as empty-nesters held a real ap­peal to both Jeanne and Al. Spurred by a trip she took with Har­riet to Eng­land, Scot­land and Wales, Jeanne talked Al into ac­com­pa­ny­ing her on an­other trip to Eng­land. That turned into many and even­tu­ally led to ex­cur­sions to France, Spain, Morocco, Panama, Gi­bral­tar, Egypt and many points in be­tween.

Join­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions was also an in­ter­est Jeanne and Al shared. As a young adult, Jeanne was ac­tive in the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women and the alumni as­so­ci­a­tion of her col­lege soror­ity, Chi Omega. In Gravette, she was ac­tive in a quil­ters group, travel group and an in­vest­ment club, among oth­ers. The Hub­bards also of­ten sup­ported such or­ga­ni­za­tions as the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Cen­ter in Gravette and the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary, their alma maters, the Univer­sity of Iowa and Rens­se­laer Polytech­nic In­sti­tute in Troy, N.Y., and PBS, the home of so many of her fa­vorite pro­grams, from the 1960s’ “Up­stairs Down­stairs” to today’s “Vic­to­ria.”

Ar­chi­tec­ture was an­other of Jeanne’s in­ter­ests. She used her knowl­edge of de­sign prin­ci­ples such as the ben­e­fits of cross ven­ti­la­tion and the kitchen work tri­an­gle to mod­ify blue­prints to build houses in three of her four home­towns. De­sign­ing the kitchen for her first home, in Des Moines, won her a dou­ble-oven elec­tric range as a prize. In the fourth home­town, Du­rant, she de­vel­oped plans to up­date a 1901 grand fam­ily home left nearly un­touched by its res­i­dents for 60 years.

Sew­ing, quilt­ing, gar­den­ing, cook­ing, pre­serv­ing, craft­ing and ce­ram­ics were other creative yet prac­ti­cal pur­suits Jeanne per­fected. (Friv­o­lous was not in her vo­cab­u­lary.) She was proud of grow­ing broc­coli, kale and kohlrabi decades be­fore they be­came stars of the pro­duce aisle.

Jeanne was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, her hus­band of 55 years and her son.

Left to cher­ish her mem­ory are her daugh­ters, Har­riet and her hus­band John Breuer of Cin­namin­son, N.J., and Ca­role Hertz of Laramie, Wyo.; her grand­chil­dren, Jen­nifer Thomas of San Fran­cisco, Paul Hertz of Ames, Iowa, and Lind­sey Breuer-Barnes and her hus­band Alan Barnes of New York City, and sis­ters Laura Dar­rah of Fol­som City, Calif., and Shiela Park and her hus­band Richard of Carmichael, Calif., as well as many cousins, nieces and neph­ews.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Fri­day at Gravette United Methodist Church. Me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Gravette Se­nior Cen­ter or an­other or­ga­ni­za­tion of the donor’s choice.

Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fu­neral­ma­tion. com.


Mar­garet Anne Les­sard

Mar­garet Anne Les­sard, 63, of Gen­try, died March 3, 2018, in Fayetteville.

She was born June

5, 1954, in Wilkins­burg,

Penn., to Lawrence and Ra­mona (Musser) McDade. She was the owner of Write Source, LLC.

She was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther; and a sis­ter, Chris­tine McCoy.

She is sur­vived by her mother, Ra­mona McDade; her daugh­ter, Rochelle Broglen; her sib­lings, Larry McDade and his wife Karen, and Brent McDade and his wife Denise; two grand­chil­dren, Mau­reen Broglen and Au­tumn Broglen; and one great-grand­daugh­ter, Alice DeLong.

A memorial ser­vice will be held at 6 p.m., Fri­day, March 9, at Westfield Chapel Fu­neral Home, Spring­dale. Ar­range­ments are by Westfield Chapel Fu­neral Home, Spring­dale.

Joyce Martin

Joyce Martin, 67, of Gravette, died on Mon­day, Feb. 26, 2018, sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends at Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Ben­tonville.

She was born April 4, 1950, in ru­ral Gravette to Jessie and Edna Car­na­han. She at­tended Gravette pub­lic school and grad­u­ated in 1968. She mar­ried James, her high school sweet­heart, in Novem­ber 1968. She ded­i­cated her life to tak­ing care of her loved ones. She op­er­ated an in-home day­care for many years and touched the lives of many chil­dren.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Edna and Jessie Car­na­han; and her brother, Jesse Car­na­han.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 49 years, James of the home; a son, Ed­die and daugh­ter Misty Ar­ment (Ken), all of Gravette; grand­chil­dren, Tyler and Kat­lynn Martin and Hannah, Hay­den, Hai­ley and Hil­lary Har­ris; two sis­ters, Carol Car­na­han and Brenda ( Jerry) David­son.

A memorial ser­vice was held Fri­day, March 2, at Mt. Pleas­ant Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Gravette.

Ar­range­ments are by Bella Vista Fu­neral Home in Bella Vista.

Peggy Sue Odle

Peggy Sue Odle, 80, of Gen­try, died on Feb. 24, 2018, at Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Siloam Springs.

She was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Gen­try, to Bill Guthrie and Ruby Strand Guthrie. She mar­ried Nick Odle on July 23, 1955, in Gen­try. They lived in Porter, Texas, for 10 years be­fore re­turn­ing to Ben­ton County. She worked as a den­tal hy­gien­ist. She was a mem­ber of the Gen­try United Methodist Church and at­tended the Gen­try Se­nior Cen­ter reg­u­larly.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Nick; and daugh­ter, Terry Jack­son.

She is sur­vived by a grand­daugh­ter, Holly Hill of Gen­try; brother, John Guthrie of Van Buren; and sis­ter, Shirley Hin­ton of Bain­bridge Is­land, Wash.

A cel­e­bra­tion of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Gen­try United Methodist Church. Ar­range­ments are by Was­son Fu­neral Home, Siloam Springs.

Clin­ton E. Poul­ter

Clin­ton E. Poul­ter, 84, of In­de­pen­dence, Mo., died Tues­day, Feb. 13, 2018, in a Kansas City hos­pi­tal.

He was born June 23, 1933, the son of Vic­tor A. Poul­ter and Ruth Hickam Poul­ter, in Rich Hill, Mo. He moved to Gravette in De­cem­ber 1970, and lived there 16 years. He was owner of the West­ern Auto store (later Tru-Value) in Gravette, an el­der in the First Chris­tian Church in Gravette, a Ma­son and a vet­eran of the Korean War.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Billy, of the home; brother, Vic­tor A. Poul­ter of Ray­town, Mo.; son, David Poul­ter and wife Ginny, of Gravette; daugh­ter, Brenda Brubaker and hus­band Jeff of Cartersville, Ga.; stepchil­dren, Stephanie Parker and Mike Resch, both of In­de­pen­dence, Mo.; 10 grand­chil­dren; and 10 great-grand­chil­dren.

A memorial ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Sun­day, March 11, at the Church on the Hill in Gravette. A sec­ond memorial ser­vice will be held March 24 at Heart­land Cre­ma­tion in Ray­town, Mo. Cre­ma­tion was by Heart­land Cre­ma­tion and Burial So­ci­ety.




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