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He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cheryl Bowerman and a sister, Janet Gay Bowerman.
Gary is survived by 3 sons, Ronnie, Jason and Bret Bowerman; a daughter, Gina Bowerman; a brother, Jerry Bowerman; a sister, Geneva Harp; and grandchildren, Katelyn, Mikayla, Makenna, Kinnley, Hayden and Haley.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Eldon Bagwell officiating. There will be no committal service following the funeral service. Interment will be in Morriss Cemetery in Hindsville at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Sunday, April 31, 2017 at the funeral home.
Lt. Col. Hiram H. Brooks, USMC (Ret.) passed away April 24, 2017 . He was born to Byron and Eloise Brooks in Carthage, IL. on May 26, 1921. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rita L. Brooks; son, James R. Brooks and grandson, Joshua Brooks. He is survived by his sister, Jane Goodman of Wilmington, NC; his daughters, Pat Holman of Blue Springs, MO, Maria Anderson and sons, Michael, Bill and Richard Brooks, all of Springdale, AR; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He attended the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He received a commendation from President Harry S. Truman for his service during World War II, served in the Guadalcanal Campaign and was active duty during the Korean War. He was a past President of the Fayetteville Exchange Club, a member of the American Angus Association and a member of the St. Louis Men’s Apparel Association. He was an avid golfer and Razorback Fan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Elizabeth Richardson Center or the American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3-5 at Beard’s Chapel, Fayetteville.
Funeral services will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with full military honors.
Corey Maceo Willis was born March 22, 1976 in Fayetteville. He passed April 23, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He worked at the U of A, Campbell Soup, Walmart Optical, George’s and Superior Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roosevelt Willis, Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Debra Buchanan; stepfather, Robert Starks; brother, Codie Starks.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Steve West officiating. Private interment will take place in Oak Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the funeral home.
O.L. “Shorty” Tanner, 81, of West Fork, Arkansas passed away suddenly Sunday evening, April 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Smith. Born April 24, 1935 to Oval and Ruth Karnes Tanner at Blackburn, Arkansas.
Survived by his wife, May Tanner and two children: Daughter, LeAnn Moore (Tim) of Dallas, Texas and Son, Scott Tanner of West Fork. One sister Betty Weber Burchett of Miami, Oklahoma. Nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cecil and two sisters; Mary Jane Bartholomew Johnson and Marie Parker.
“Shorty” began his work career as a lifeguard at Devil’s Den State Park then moved to Chicago after graduating from West Fork High School. After Army Service on Hawaii, he held a variety of supervisory positions in the meat industry from Cleveland to Canton, Ohio including – Superior’s Brand Meats at Massillon, Ohio before purchasing Ozark Custom Butchering at Woolsey, Arkansas.
His retirement meant working only 5 days a week and provided more time for cows, grass mowing, cards, dinner with May and coffee with the boys every day at 3pm. He enjoyed life, his family and his friends of which there were many. A creative problem-solver, “Shorty” was a whole lot of fun to be around. His sudden departure has left us all at a loss.
The family will receive friends at Beard’s Funeral Chapel this Thursday, April 27th at 5-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made in Shorty’s name to the American Heart Association or Washington Regional Hospital Cardiac Unit. A celebration of his life will be held at 10am, April 28th at Beard’s Chapel with Rev. Randy Burris officiating.
She was a homemaker; a member of Springdale Nazarene Church; a Gideon; and a member of the NWA Quilt Guild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; three brothers and two grandsons.
Lovina is survived by her husband, William “Harrel” Payton; her 5 children, Bill Harrel Payton, Jr. and wife, Susan of Spring, TX, Larry Payton and wife, Gezell of Fayetteville, Wendy Starks and husband, Howard of Elkins, Alice Parker and husband, Randy of Elkins, Dorecia Seals and husband, David of Fayetteville; one sister, Mary Byers of Cowgill, MO; three brothers, Merlin Graham and wife, Margaret of Palmdale, CA, John Graham and wife, Eleanor of Barstow, CA. and Tommy Graham and wife, Frances of Knoxville, TN; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastors Robbie Cain and Larry Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the funeral home.
Gregory Flowers, 60, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Springdale. He was born February 16, 1957 in Fayetteville to George and Josie Flowers.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Gregory was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc; was co-owner of Bullpen BBQ and he formed and coached a city league basketball team named the Train Gang.
He is survived by his mother, Josie Flowers of Fayetteville; sons, Spencer Flowers of Fayetteville, Darnelle (Lindsey) Flowers of Denver, CO, Monty (Stephanie) Flowers of Fayetteville and Johnathan (Sarah) Flowers of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Alexa Flowers of Fayetteville; a brother, George Flowers of Farmington; a sister, Tommie (Lawrence) Davis of Little Rock; 7 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Gary Noble officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home.
Frank Crouch, 77, of Prairie Grove passed away April 18, 2017. He was born April 6, 1940 to Leon and Elsie Wiles Crouch.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta.
Frank is survived by his step-children, Hazel Fleshman (Tyrone), Richard Coleman, James Coleman (Tina), Stella Coleman (Bryan) and Teresa Phillips (Stephen); and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids.
No services are scheduled.
Lloyd “Dwight” Rash, longtime Fayetteville resident and lover of Arkansas.
Son of Lloyd and Opal Rash, deceased. Survived by brother, Dan Rash, S.C. and nephew, Doug Rash, Jr, Texas.
Ozark Carburetor, school bus driver/aide.
Burial/Remembrance: Double Mountain Cemetery, Peacock, TX.
Funeral arrangements by Beard’s Chapel. For information contact email@example.com
She was a homemaker who loved to cook, loved to go to yard sales and loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, D.C. Robbins; two brothers, Bob and George McChristian; and two sisters, Ruby Gilbert and Orabell Maggard.
Connie is survived by one sister, Cleta Leichner of Fayetteville; one daughter, Suzie McKnight of Prairie Grove; two sons, Wayne Robbins and wife, Sharon of Fayetteville and son, Doug Robbins and wife, Cindy of Prairie Grove; two grandsons, Brad Robbins and wife, Heather of Farmington and Joseph McKnight of West Fork; one granddaughter, Jennifer Cox and husband, Bob of Fayetteville. She also had four great-grandchildren, Trey Robbins, Kinley Robbins, Kaytie McKnight and Brooklyn Cox; one step-granddaughter, Sara Brown of Tulsa; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Bre Cox of Fayetteville.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Glen Faulkner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Connie Faye would love donations be made to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 801 W. Clydesdale Dr, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Doil Malone; her husband and the love of her life, Melvin Harrison; 2 daughters, Patty and Tywana Coker; 3 brothers, Edward, Elbert and Wade Landelius; 3 grandchildren; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jess and Reba Harrison.
She is survived by 2 sons, Shane and Kirk Harrison, both of West Fork; 2 daughters, Candy Steele of West Fork and Penny Borgerding and husband, Mike of West Fork; 3 sisters, Marlene Keeton and husband, Bill of Fayetteville, Bernice Stolz and husband, Mike of Springdale and Velta Word of Greenland; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.
Funeral services will 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Stacy Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Baptist Ford Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the funeral home.