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Arkley “Dubbie” Cledeith Garrett Jr, 69 of Farmington died April 15, 2014 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his, parents and two brothers.
Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth “Missy” Willis; one granddaughter; two great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are pending at this time
Mary Lou Walters, 85 of Fayetteville passed away, April 11, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home.
She was born February 19, 1929 in the Asher Community in Madison County Arkansas to Cartie Stapleton and Dora Hoskins.
She has worked as a waitress at several restaurants in the Fayetteville area. Later she became a CNA and then retired as a caregiver.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Orce Stapleton.
Survivors include her two sons; Danny Walters of Fayetteville and David Walters of Simi Valley, California; three grandchildren, Whitney Walters and Daniel Walters both of Fayetteville and Matthew Walters of Champaign , Illinois and several other family members and friends.The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the funeral home.
A funeral service will follow at 11AM with Pastor Brian Bailey officiating.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Larry David Day, 64 of Fayetteville died March 31, 2014. He was born October 12, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio.
He served in both Army and the Marines.
Survivors include cousin, Robin Raffey Norton and husband Gene Norton of Gravette, AR.
Private burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Buford E. Logan Jr, 60 of Fayetteville passed away March 25, 2014 at his home. Buford, Bue as he was known to many was born April 7, 1953 in Fayetteville to Buford Earl Logan Sr. and Constance Lorene Jackson Logan. He attended Lincoln through sixth grade, Hillcrest jr high and then Fayetteville high before entering the University of Arkansas where he played on the Razorback JV team. He worked at First National Bank and later joined the Army. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy. Survivors include two brothers, Duane Logan and wife Sheila and Van Logan; sister, Joanita Logan; one nephew, Trevor Logan; five aunts; one uncle and a host of cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held 10AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Paula Jean Griesse, 59 of Fayetteville passed away, Monday, March 17, 2014 at her home.
She was born May 12, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. Survivors include her husband, David Griesse of the home; son, Jason Jones of Fayetteville; two daughters, Lindsay Costanza and husband Danny of Dallas and Rachel Wessels and husband Chris of Ft. Smith; parents, Robert and Margaret Safarik of Hot Springs; brother, Carl Safarik of Garfield; sister, Monica Reilly and husband Bob of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Tommy Costanza, Benjamin Wessels and Cameron Wessels and several other family members and friends. A memorial service was held 10:00 AM, Friday, March 21, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Arthur William “Mac”McCandless, 89 of Fayetteville passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home. He was born February 24, 1925 in Michigan City, Indiana to William McCandless and Agnes Spang McCandless. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 during WWII and from 1950 to 1951 during the Korean Conflict. He earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Inchon, Korea as well as a Navy and Marine commendation medal, Navy presidential unit citation, Navy unit commendation, Marine Corps good conduct medal, Select Marine Corps reserve medal, American campaign medal, Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, Korean service medal and a WWII victory medal. He was a member of the Military order of the Purple Heart as well as a Freemason belonging to Washington Lodge #1 as well a member of the Texarkana Lodge #341. He was a Woodman of the World youth leader for many years. He retired after 40 years of service with the state of Arkansas Employment Security Division. He enjoyed Hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Norman and Harold and Sister Ruth. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Josephine McCandless of the Home; daughter, Marion McCandless of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Weldon Orand and wife Jacqueline of West Fork and Victoria Stout of Goshen; five great grandchildren and several other family members and friends.The family will receive friends Monday, March 31, 2014 from 10 to 11 AM at the funeral home. A funeral service will follow at 11AM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Paul Woodhouse officiating. Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Nellie “Nell” Carrigan Greenquist , 86 of Fayetteville Passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville. She was born September 2, 1927 in Elkins, Arkansas to Ezra Carrigan and Fannie Harris Carrigan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor Greenquist; two sisters, Millie Wentz and Irene Tillery and brother, Arlie Carrigan. Survivors include daughter, Sandy Greenquist of St. Paul, MN; son, Terry Greenquist and wife Stephanie of Williamsburg, VA; two sisters, Rada Mae Carter and Jean Carrigan both of Fayetteville; five grandchildren and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Butterfield Trail Village, 1923 East Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 in the Convocation Room with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Private burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Norman Wayne Riggles Jr, 56 of Fayetteville passed away, Monday, March 17, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born April 14, 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Norman Wayne Riggles Sr. and Virginia Wheatcraft. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Riggles of the home; parents; two sons, Herb Riggles of Fayetteville and Norman W. Riggles III of Florida; two daughters, Ashley Riggles and Jenny Riggles both of Fayetteville; two sisters, Teresa Riggles of Indianapolis, Indiana and Rebbel Watts of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Bailey Riggles and Torie Riggles and several other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Lester Shadrick officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Gerald Bowman, 83 of Elkins, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born August 3, 1930 in Wild Cat Holler, Dardanelle, Arkansas to Sparlin Bowman and Nettie Raulston Bowman. Gerald was a Veteran of the Korean War and made three trips around the world aboard the USS Laffey. After his tour of duty, Gerald married the love of his life since the age of 12, Lori. He spent twenty two years as a field supervisor in the USDA, implementing the food stamp program. After he left the USDA, Gerald sold real estate in the NWA area with Lindsey and Associates. Behind his work life, Gerald and Lori raised two children, Kevin and Kim. He was known and remembered by everyone he met by his genuine love and thoughtfulness. He had a strong faith and loved being outdoors. He took care of his soul mate, Lori for nine years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
In February of 2013, the USS Laffey, now a museum in port at Patriots Point, South Carolina held a special celebration where Gerald walked the gang plank 60 years after his first step onto the ship. The Dream Foundation and Hardees made the memorable trip possible. His Navy uniform and a recorded account of the war is now part of the USS Laffey Museum. In September of 2013, he and his daughter Kim made one last trip to his beloved, Belize, his last bucket list wish. The last three years of his life were spent with his daughter, Kim and his grandchildren Hunter, Hayden and Hannah, who were his daily caregivers and his best friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence “Bo” Bowman; his soul mate Delora “Lori” Wilkinson Bowman. Survivors include his daughter, Kim Bowman Billings; son, Kevin Bowman and wife Pam; grandchildren, Hunter Guffey, Hayden Guffey, Hannah Billings, Brandon Demarest and Loren Lucas and his best friend, JD Drummond. A special thank you to Dr. Amy Morton, WRMC Hospice and the Willard Walker Hospice Home.
A graveside service will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM with Reverend Sara Bainbridge officiating. Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. There will be a celebration gathering afterwards at The Catfish Hole. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made thru Arvest Bank to the Bowman’s Rocky Ridge Riding Ranch for Girls, a non-profit organization.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.