Obit­u­ar­ies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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