OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes. For more information including cost and deadlines contact the advertising department at (501) 378-3889. BENTONVILLE —
Steven Keith Carter was born Oct. 5, 1957, in Norman, Okla., to Gene and Patsy (Russell) Carter. He died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Bentonville, Ark., at the age of 61. Graveside services will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, Okla.
GOSHEN — Dale “Sting” Stingley, age 83, of Goshen passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. He was born March 5, 1935, in Boswell, Okla., the son of Leon Alfred and Josephine Barker Stingley.
Major Stingley was a retired officer and pilot of the U.S. Air Force. He was a Vietnam veteran with multiple tours of duty, awarded many decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he earned an MBA from the University of Arkansas. He subsequently began work at the U of A Computing Services Department, eventually becoming the director of production.
Among his many volunteer endeavors, Dale initiated the creation of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, and coached youth baseball.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Richard and Byron, and granddaughter, Kyla.
Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, with funeral service starting at 10 a.m. at Moore’s Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cancer Research Institute, www.cancerresearch.org or Lung Cancer Research Foundation, www.lungcancer researchfoundation.org. To sign the online guest book visit: www.mooresfuneral chapel.com.
HARRISON — Austin
Leigh Thomas, 21, Harrison, died Oct. 3, 2018. Memorial service was Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. Wife, Megan; son, Jase; brother, Scott Collins; sisters, Angela Nichols and Tammy Holt, survive him. Father, Coy Olen Collins, and brother, Waylon Collins, preceded him in death. Online Guestbook: rollerfuneral homes.com/harrison.
PRAIRIE GROVE — Ray
D. Whitehouse, age 82, a resident of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born June 28, 1936, in Morrow, Ark., the son of Henry A. and Jewell Dean (Brockman) Whitehouse.
He was preceded in death by wife, Sandy Whitehouse, his parents and one brother, Kenneth Whitehouse. Survivors include son, Michael Whitehouse and his wife Susan of Springdale, Ark., their children, Derek Whitehouse and his wife Mallory and their daughter, Lennon Whitehouse, Mason Whitehouse and his wife Allison and their daughter, Kali Whitehouse, Melanie Whitehouse, Sarah Bratti and her husband Larry, their children, Trenton, Jax and Xander Bratti and Caleb Dovell and his wife Jessica and their son, River Dovell; son Mitchell Whitehouse and wife Cindy of Prairie Grove, Ark., their children, Ian Whitehouse and Natalee Whitehouse Herman and husband Grant, their son, Holcomb Herman; two brothers, Bud Whitehouse of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Roy Lee Whitehouse of Fredericksburg, Md.; one sister, Lena Bell Womack of Prairie Grove, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at Luginbuel Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Main Street Baptist Church in Farmington, Ark. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, there will be no graveside services held. Online guest book, www. luginbuel.com.
SILOAM SPRINGS —
W.D. “Bill” Vernon, 95-yearold resident of Siloam Springs, died on Oct. 9, 2018, in Rogers, Ark. He was born on April 27, 1923, in Bedford, Ind., to A.C. Vernon and Hazel Hyslope Vernon.
Bill was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He married Irene Willms in Geneseo, Kan., on Oct. 6, 1946. Bill was the owner and operator of Crystal Beauty Salon in El Dorado, Kan., and Vernon’s School of Cosmetology in Wichita, Kan. Bill and Irene moved to Siloam Springs in 1977 and were members of First Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Irene Vernon; his parents, four brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter. He is survived by five daughters, Vaudine Maddux and husband Terry of Ellsworth, Kan., Carla Molhoek and husband Will of Haysville, Kan., Pat Mauzey and husband Kenny of Arkansas City, Kan., Marsha Vernon of Fayetteville, Ark., and Colleen Jones and husband Ward of Siloam Springs, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Wanda Stark and Jeanette Vanus of Bloomington, Ind.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs with Pastor Jonathan Buisch officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, visit www. wassonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 606, Siloam Springs, Ark., 72761, or First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, 715 E Monroe, Lowell, Ark., 72745, www.thefirstteenorthwest arkansas.org.
WEST FORK — Gary
Dean Fulton, 65, of West Fork, went home to be with Jesus on Oct. 11 in Fayetteville. He was born Oct. 22, 1952, in Memphis, Tenn., to Lyle and Edith Fulton.
Gary and his family moved back from the mission field in 1999. He spent his adult life serving the Lord, loving people, and pointing them to Christ. For the past three years, Gary and Susan have been running Love Beyond Borders, a ministry based non-profit that sends church groups to Central America.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers. Survivors include his wife Susan of 45 years; six children, Stephen Fulton (Robin), Elizabeth Cunningham (Jeff), Andrew Fulton (Alyse), Caleb Fulton (Mishael), Abigail Vargas (Cito), and Gabriela Dixon (Mike); 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three siblings, Ronnie Fulton (Loretta), Jackie Fulton (Toni), and Tammy Horne (Steve); one sisterin-law, Janet Woods (Richard); eight nieces and nephews and two great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Farmington First Baptist and the funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at Farmington First Baptist. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Love Beyond Borders Ark., facebook.com/lovebeyond bordersar. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Fayetteville. Condolences: www. eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.