FAYETTEVILLE — Joan
Winthrop Reed, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019 in Fayetteville. Joan was born in Larned, Kansas to Edward Giles and Marie Innerarity Wickwire on December 15, 1922. Joan was born a few minutes after her twin sister, Jean and joined her brother Edward Giles and sister Mary Jane. Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Reed, son, David, brother, Edward Giles, sisters, Mary Jane and Jean.
In the early 1940s Joan and her sister Jean worked for Lockheed Martin, an aerospace defense manufacturing company in California, building airplanes for the war effort. The twins were part of the Rosie the Riveter era.
Joan moved to Fayetteville in the 1950s and worked for over 30 years at the University of Arkansas microbiology department and thoroughly enjoyed her work, professors and graduate students.
After she retired she continued her avid love of the outdoors with nature walks, hiking and canoeing on the Buffalo River.
Joan was member of the University Baptist Church for many years and met her husband Bob Reed at church. She was an active member of the Merry Hearts Kitchen Band and played the saw and the washboard delighting audiences at elder care homes and community centers.
She is survived by her son, John, his wife Sheila, daughter-in-law Delores Wennerstrom, 5 granddaughters and 5 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, January 14th at Moore’s Chapel at 206 West Center Street, Fayetteville with the Pastor Gene Fulcher of First Baptist Church in Greenland officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be give to Hospice Promise Foundation, Hospice of North Arkansas. Mail to 4847 Kaylee Avenue Suite A, Springdale, Ark. 72762.
To sign the online guest book visit www.moores funeralchapel.com.
FLIPPIN — Charles
Robert “Bob” Yockey, 97, of Flippin, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Flippin.
He was born in Mapleton, Iowa on April 26, 1921 to Rex and Alice (Watkins) Yockey. He married the love of his life, Virginia Bell of Webster City, Iowa. Bob graduated for the University of Iowa with a BA in Business. He served his country in WWII as a B17 bomber pilot. Based out of Mendelsham, England, he flew many missions over Europe. Bob was a longtime resident of Russellville, Ark., but later moved to Flippin because he loved to go fishing on the White River with his sons.
He is survived by his daughter, Michal Hall (Bill); three sons, Walter (Terri), John and Robert (Beth); a sister, Elizabeth Ilku of Detroit, Mich.; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Virginia.
A private service will be held by the family at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Bryant, Ark.
Memorials may be made to North Arkansas Hospice, 330 Hwy 5 Suite 20, Mountain Home, Ark., 72653.
SPRINGDALE — James
Lee Cantrell, 91, of Springdale passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at The Maples. James was born March 12, 1927 in Lead Hill, Arkansas to Coy and Johnnie Rozell Cantrell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, and one brother.
James was a member of the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ where he was a deacon. He was a carpenter by trade. He served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Germany with the 78th Division. He loved hunting, 4-H, and working with livestock.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Pauline Cantrell; one son, Thomas Cantrell of Springdale; one daughter, Connie Alston of Lowell; three grandchildren, Lorrie Bayles and husband Brandon of Tontitown, Mark Cantrell and wife Kari of Siloam Springs and Joseph Alston, who is stationed at White Sands, New Mexico; four great grandchildren, Aiden, Grayson, Emily and Beckett.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Harry Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72764.
Online condolences may be left at www.siscofuneral. com.