Arthur Gary Lefevere
Arthur Gary Lefevere, 70, of Sulphur Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Circle of Life.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Alfonse and Helen LaFever Lefevere. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Gravette School District, where he worked as a Title 1 Aide. He had also been a truck driver, school bus driver, CNA, and a social worker in a nursing home in St. Joseph. He was a gifted musician and played guitar in The Old Town String Band and alto clarinet in the Bella Vista Community Band. He had a great love of dogs and took in many strays. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; and his brother, Tommy, of Sulphur Springs.
A celebration of his life will be held Oct. 5 at the home. Funeral arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. in Bella Vista.
Jessie Nadean Londagin
Jessie Nadean Londagin, 93, of Decatur, Arkansas, our precious mother, relative and friend, went home to be with our Lord on September 25, 2018. She was born on March 24, 1925, in Decatur, Arkansas to Ralph Luther Austin and Tempie Margaret Josephine Wilmoth Austin. She was a homemaker while also raising chickens for many years. Later, she went to work in the Peterson Processing Plant in Decatur until her retirement. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. Nadean also enjoyed singing, sewing, crocheting, music and dancing. She never met a stranger and was a jolly person. Nadean was a wonderful mother and homemaker to her children, their spouses and her grandchildren.
Nadean married Jimmie Russow on February 10, 1945, and they were married 25 years until his passing on November 5, 1970. She remarried on November 17, 1973, to Gilbert Verne Londagin and they enjoyed 20 years of marriage until his passing on April 7, 1994. Nadean was also preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Tempie Austin; two brothers, Emmett Austin and Dick Austin; and two sisters, Clarice Manos and Ella Terhune.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie Lashley and husband Dave of Decatur; son, Jimmy Dale Russow and wife Sharon Sue of Decatur; three grandsons, Jimmie Lashley and wife Angela of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Jason Lashley and Cody Russow of Decatur; a granddaughter, Gina Reeves and husband Mark of California; six greatgrandsons, Spencer, Brendan, Jaxon, Bretley, Nathan and T.W.; two greatgranddaughters, Georgia and Skylar; her two faithful companions, Lady and Molly (her dogs); and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
Pallbearers for the service will be Jimmie Lashley, Jason Lashley, Cody Russow, Spencer Lashley, Brendan Lashley and Robert L. Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Gina Reeves, Georgia Lashley and Jaxon Lashley.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs with Mr. Bob Tharp officiating. Burial will follow at Decatur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.
Sue A. Dunnaway Woods
Sue A. Dunnaway Woods, 85, of Bentonville, died Sept. 30 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.
She was born to W.P. Woods and Fleeta Galyean in Hiwasse on April 12, 1933, and was a lifelong resident of Benton County. She retired after 37 years of service as a teller for the Bank of Gravett. She was a member of First Christian Church of Gravette, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was committed to her weekly service to the Samaritan House in Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert H. Dugan, Billy D. Kelly and James L. Woods; and a daughter, Rebecca Ann Clinton.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jane Wilber (Mitchell) of Gravette; stepdaughter, Paula Anderson of Fort Smith; granddaughters, Heather Finley (Bill), Hidee Duncan (Kelly), Kamron Whitehead, Kori Wilber (John), Kara Kramer (Brandon), Jordan Lehnen and Katelyn Yancey (Cody); 13 greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Charles, Paul and Gary; and one sister, Ann Red.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, with Donald Miller officiating. Burial will be at Lee Cemetery, Beaty. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista.