Nina J. Blaine
Nina J. Blaine, 86, of Siloam Springs, died March 19, 2018, at The Maples in Springdale.
She was born Feb. 26, 1932, in El Dorado, to Charles Alva Harrington and Lillie Edith Wilmoth Harrington. She worked for Dayspring and was a member of First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Chris; brothers, Ray, Charles, Devon, Joe and Jimmy; and sisters, Dorothy Fortner and Brenda Guess.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Laramie Blaine of Siloam Springs; grandson, Cody Blaine of Siloam Springs; daughterin-law, Connie Blaine of Siloam Springs; sister, Sue Bultena of High Point, N.C.; brothers, Ken Harrington of Stilwell, Okla., and Dan Harrington of Decatur.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs. Burial was at Falling Springs Cemetery, Decatur, under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home.
Jane Tebow Dunagin
Jane Tebow Dunagin, 87, of Bella Vista, formerly of Gravette, died March 22, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.
She was born Dec.
10, 1930, in
Colby, Kan., to Robert G. Tebow and Catherine Wilson Tebow. She spent her early years in Tulsa, Okla., junior high school through 11th grade in Southwest City, Mo. She graduated from Joplin Memorial High School in 1948. She went to college at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Kansas City University in Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1952, with a degree in home economics. She married Albert Dunagin on Aug. 1, 1951. She spent most of her life in Gravette teaching school and working at their family business, Ideal Drug Store. She also owned and operated her own real estate company, named Olde Towne Real Estate.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both her brothers, Robert Wilson Tebow and Billie Jo Tebow.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Albert Dunagin; sons, David Lee Dunagin (Rena Westbrook) of Ft. Smith, Michael Sean Dunagin (Christine) of Rogers, Donald Dean Dunagin (Vickie Hopkins) of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Alex Marcus Dunagin, of San Marcos, Texas (and his mother, Patrice Dunagin of Tyler, Texas), Blakelee Dunagin of Fayetteville, Elleson Dunagin of Conway, Meyer Sean Dunagin of Rogers, Christian Schafer Dunagin of Rogers; two sisters-in-law, Kay Tebow of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Barbara Tebow of Salina, Kan.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, with Bryan Fink of Highlands Methodist Church officiating. A private burial for family and close friends will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista.
Ilda McCollough, 97, of Grove, Okla., died March 18, 2018, at her home.
She was born on March 8,
1921, in Decatur, to Ely Commodore Philpott and Minnie
Rzone Scroggins Philpott. She married Cleo E. McCollough on Dec. 24, 1939, in Decatur. She was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother. She was a member of First Christian Church in Siloam Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Edna L. Gorsage and Billie M. Bailey; and eleven siblings.
She is survived by two daughters, Mamie Stewart of Grove, and Mary White of Kansas City, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leta Warren of Grove, and Amy Brewer of Guymon, Okla.
Graveside services were held Friday, March 23, at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur. Arrangements were by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.
Caroline Alexandria Wear
Caroline Alexandra Wear, 66-year-old resident of Decatur, Arkansas, died on March 22, 2018, at her home. Born on June 27, 1951, she was the daughter of Irving “Hep” Hepner and Rosemary Ryan Hepner. Caroline graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She worked for the Social Security Administration, the Medi Clinic in Decatur and as a loving mother. Caroline attended the Decatur United Methodist Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Rosemary Hepner; and Ray Wear.
She is survived by two sons, Nick Wear and wife Cherrie of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Topher Wear of Oregon; two granddaughters, Emily and Charlotte; two sisters, Virginia Hepner of Atlanta, Ga., and Georgia Kunze of Fayetteville, Ark.; and brother, Steven Hepner of Orlando, Fla.
Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2018, at Decatur United Methodist Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers if you would like to make a donation in her memory please do so with the Women’s Shelter of Northwest Arkansas http:// nwaws.org/.
To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.