Betty Lee Cecil Hays-Miller, 73, of Fayetteville died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Washington Regional Medical Center. Betty was born on May 2, 1939 in Garfield, Arkansas to her lovely Mother, Nellie Bertha Ruth Smith Hays and Father, Charles Everett Hays. She grew up in Rogers and later enjoyed gainful employment at Springdale Memorial Hospital as a Nursing Assistant and Student, and was cook at Sigma Phi Epsilon, U of A where she was able to serve then student Bill Clinton. She spent her entire adult life living in different communities all over North West Arkansas. Her hobbies and interests included volunteer work, cooking, social gatherings such as potlucks and political conventions, Sewing and Knitting, and looking after her family. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in Death by her Husband, Colesom Miller; her brother, Charles Ray Hays; two of her children, Joe Kent McCoy and Karlene (Karla) Ruthette McConnell, and her little dog Sugar. Survivors include her three daughters, Marlene Rosetta Marie Sheppard-Richardson and husband Virgil of Bella Vista, Cathlene Annette Davis of Springdale and Jacqueline (Jackie) Suzzette Young and Husband Danny of Greenland; two sons, Weston Lee Wallis and wife Jenny of Gravette and Roy Dale McCoy with wife Kathie of Springdale; thirty one grandchildren; seventeen Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. A visitation will be held from 10 – 11 AM, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at The First Free Will Baptist Church, 2617 N Crossover Rd in Fayetteville. Funeral service will follow at 11 am with Pastor Wally Vanderlip officiating. Burial will follow at Dowell Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Charles W. Cotton, 91, passed away Thursday January 31, 2013 in Butterfield Trail Village Health Care Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born October 4, 1921 in Leslie (Searcy County) Arkansas, the son of Phelps Lafayette and Virgie Stokes Cotton.
He was a Christian of Methodist Faith and attended the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas. He currently was a volunteer with their Bread of Life Program.
Charles was a graduate of the Kansas City School of Dentistry. He moved to Springdale in the mid-1950’s and practiced dentistry for the next thirty years. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Cotton, one niece, Nancy Jane Winklesky and husband, Paul of Oregon City, Oregon. A great nephew Gregg Winklesky and wife, Pam and their two children, Erika Jane and Katrina Kimbrel of Portland, Oregon. One great niece, Jill MacKenzie and her husband, Brian and their two children, Conor and Darby of Washougal, Washington.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Springdale with David C. Freeman, Executive Pastor officiating.
Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Ted Doke assisting.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of your choice or to Bread of Life, First United Methodist Church, 206 West Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.
Walter Thomas Knight, 60 of Fayetteville died, Friday, January 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born October 24, 1952 in New York City to Walter and Elizabeth Knight.
Survivors include his three brothers, Ed Knight of Fayetteville, Gerard Knight and Chris knight both of New York; one sister, Diane McCabe of New York and several other family members and friends.
Burial will be held 1 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Joe Ben Marley, 90, of Elkins passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Fayetteville. He was born June 15, 1922 in Brekenridge, Texas, the son of Harry and Frances Amick Marley.
He served in the United States Navy for six years and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor, serving on the USS Boise.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Marley of the home; his children, Susan Curtis and husband, Mark of Rogers, Jeffrey Marley and wife, Marsha of Elkins, Sara Marley of Tonganoxie, KS; niece, Sharon Smith of Rogers, nephew, Michael Smith and wife, Brenda of Columbia, MO; 5~grandchildren, Kinlee Wolff and husband, Tyler, Kara Marley, Morgan Marley, Jeffrey Marley and Jacob Marley.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5~7 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the funeral home.
Roger Blake Newman, 60 of Fayetteville died, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Northwest Medical Center. He was born January 3, 1953 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Eric and Harriet Newman. He was preceded in death by his father.Survivors include his wife of 13 yrs., Patricia Newman of the home; two daughters, Amanda Jones and husband Jeremiah of West Fork and Becky Morrow of Mustang, Oklahoma; one son, Eric Morrow of the home; two sisters, Karla Morlan of Roseville, California and Michelle Newman of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Patience Jones and Phoebe Jones both of West Fork and several other family members and friends. A Memorial service will be held 3:00 Pm Monday, January 28, 2013 in the chapel at the Cross Church in Springdale. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
James Melvin Harrison 65 of West Fork died, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Willard Walker Hospice. He was born May 16, 1947 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Jess Harrison and Reba Provence – Harrison. He was drafted for service in the Army after High School and as he would say “he served twenty four months and one day in Korea.” He worked many years as a sub-contractor. He started working for George’s in 1997 and retired in July 2009. He continued to raise cattle and work on the farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and participating in his grandchildren’s activities. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Calvin Harrison and two daughters, Tywana and Patty Coker. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Loquita Harrison of the home; two sons, Shane and Kirk Harrison; two daughters, Candy Steele and Penny Borgerding, his mother, Reba Harrison; very special nephew, Stacy Harrison; two nieces; fifteen grandchildren and several other family members and friends. The Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Thursday, at 1 PM at Baptist Ford Church in Greenland with Rev. Irvin Hutchins and Mike Stoltz officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Ford Cemetery.Memorials may be made to: Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 N. Longview,Fayetteville, AR 72703 Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Doris Parr Southern, 87, passed away January 16 at her home in Fayetteville. Born Jan. 23, 1925 in Kansas City, MO and raised in Little Rock, Doris moved to Northwest Arkansas with her parents Bertha and Roger Gilliham in 1945, when her father was appointed superintendent of Devil’s Den State Park near Winslow. She graduated from Central High School in Little Rock. Doris joined Standard Register Company in Fayetteville in 1962, where she served until her retirement in 1991. She held multiple positions, serving the majority of her tenure in the collating department. Not one to sit still, Doris launched a second career shortly after retiring from Standard Register, serving as manager of Razorback Mobile Home Park in South Fayetteville from 1991 until recently. In her role as Razorback Park manager, she earned a much-deserved reputation for watching out for residents as though they were family. Doris showed the same respect and concern toward many others. Several Fayetteville Police Department officers who visited with family members after learning of her death tearfully related stories of how she sometimes brought them lemonade and cookies when they were on assignment in or near the mobile home park. Her carrot cakes were legendary. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by sons Dave Southern of Fayetteville and Gary Southern of Rogers, as well as an “honorary daughter,” Glenda Thomas of Fayetteville, and one grandson. Visitation will be at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Road in Fayetteville on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Dowell Cemetery on Cato Springs Road in Fayetteville.
Ola Jean Daniels, 83 of Fayetteville died, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at her home. She was born December 19, 1929 in Johnson County, Arkansas to George and Mary Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Marvin Daniels; her parents; four sisters; two brothers and two grandsons. Survivors include her two sons, Claud Daniels and wife Delores of Fayetteville and Nick Daniels and wife Lori; two daughters, Sherry Hill and husband Kenneth and Ruby Hall and husband Steve both of Fayetteville; sister, Birdie Lee Forest of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; seventeen great great and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Friday, January 18, 2013 at the funeral home from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral service will be held 10 AM Saturday at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Major Henry “Hank” F. Alzmann, U.S Army retired, of Fayetteville died, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at his home. He was born November 23, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York to Anthony and Marie Alzmann. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Frederick and Anthony Alzmann. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Nina Joyce Alzmann of the home; three daughters, Angela Alzmann and her husband Joseph of Ft. Benning, Georgia, Alison Bradley and her husband Kevin of Fayetteville and Brittany Alzmann of the home and several other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held in Monticello, Arkansas at a later date. Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Fannie “Jo” Ashworth, 84, of Fayetteville passed on to be with her Lord and family Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Springdale. She was born March 25, 1928 in Bloomer, Arkansas the daughter of Joseph T. and Fannie Card Rucker.
She was a bookkeeper and member of the Missionary Baptist Faith.
Preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ashworth.
Survivors include her 2~sons, Jerry Ashworth and wife, Kaye of Farmington and Marty Ashworth and wife Phyllis of West Fork; 1~daughter, Cheryl Harp and husband, Robert of Prairie Grove; Nine~grandchildren and Seventeen Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Hart officiating. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5~7 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the funeral home.