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Susan Janice Vaught, 54, of Fayetteville died Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Fayetteville. She was born December 26, 1959 in Fayetteville to Richard and Glenda Stacy Watts.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She enjoyed working in the yard and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survived by her mother, Glenda Watts of Fayetteville; husband, of 37 years, Clinton Vaught of the home; daughter, Cherie Pointer and husband, Richard of Elkins; brother, Tony Watts of Fayetteville; sisters, Carmen Watkins and husband Roger of Hindsville; and Nikkie Watts of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Noah, Abigail and Robby Pointer.
The family will receive friends at Beard’s Chapel from 5-7 P.M. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Vaught Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Brown officiating under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother, and daughter, Danielle Owen.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Owen; two sons, Bobby and Daniel Owen; daughter, Amber Owen; two granddaughters, her pride and joy, Ava Nordgren and Jazmine Owen; father, Marion; brother, Robert; two sisters, Brenda and Tammy; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and brother and sister-in-laws.
Tina will be greatly missed. She was very loved and we will miss her.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Dorothy Hilton officiating.
He was a retired ABF truck driver; a gunsmith; a proud member of the Teamsters Union; and an honorary deputy sheriff with Washington County.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jarnagan.
Survived by his wife, Lora Adella Jarnagan; son, Steve Jarnagan and wife Denise, of Rogers; daughters, Sharon Jarnagan of Fayetteville, Dondi Jarnagan of West Fork and Susan Hannan and husband, Patrick of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Lerryn Hauser, Brittany Jones, Brandon Jarnagan, Katie Garrett, Emily Blakemore, Tyler Woods, Jacob Hannan, Nicholas Hannan and Bethany Hannan; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was always a father to children who needed a father.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Ridgeview Baptist Church with Pastors Charlie Brown and Al Gebauer officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a self-employed attorney, a member of Wiggins United Methodist Church and a member of the Sons of The American Legion.
He enjoyed throwing darts, playing guitar, playing with his big white dog (Jude), being around his wife and family, a childhood dinosaur collector, a baseball card collector and a lover of music.
Michael had the biggest heart and he never met a stranger. He had many dear friends that loved him. He was surrounded by a loving family. Loved his mother, brother, daughter, wife, dog and all his friends dearly.
Survivors include his mother; wife, Diane Teekell Hawkins of the home; daughters, Jordon Harris and husband Dustin; and Dana Wittaker; brother, Jim Hawkins; grandchildren, Alexis and A.J. Harris.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Jody Farrell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the funeral home.
Frances Louise Arney, 83, of Bentonville passed away on October 11, 2014 at the Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village in Bentonville. She was born October 14, 1930 in Farmington to Elmer Calvin and Mamie Ralston Glenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Eugene Arney; daughter, Judy Ann Nida; son, David Eugene Arney; and long-time companion, Donald Thill. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Rosebeary, Wilma Mounce and Barbara Shepherd; and two brothers, John and Alfred Glenn.
She is survived by one son, Ronald Arney and wife Judy Brick-Arney of Rogers; two grandchildren, Robert Nida and wife Tonyalaya of Burleson, TX. and Valerie Thurber and husband Troy of Bentonville; great-grandchildren, Emily, Tommy, Joey and Chloe Nida; and Madison, Ryan, Addison and Avery Thurber; brother, Pete Glenn and wife Imogene; and son-in-law, Bob Nida and wife Marcia of Delaney; as well as numerous lifelong friends.
Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fayetteville. Visitation will be Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Billie Ray Bottoms, 73, of Fayetteville died Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Fayetteville. He was born April 25, 1941 in Lincoln, AR. the son of Clyde and Dora Bottoms.
He was married to Arlene Bottoms for the past 18 years. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam Era and Desert Storm. He was a member of the American Legion in Prairie Grove. He retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center after 24 years.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and leaves many family members and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Bottoms of the home; son, Billy Bottoms and wife Amy of West Fork; Katrina Anderson of Oklahoma; adopted son, Hunter Hatcher of the home; four stepsons, Gilbert Patrick and wife Tammie of Alma; Dwight, Benjamin and Michael Hatcher, all of Fayetteville; one stepdaughter, Betty Foshe and husband Robert of Gentry; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jack, Earl and Jr. Bottoms; and David Finical; four sisters, Ella Harrison, Mary Weaver, Helen Sams and Betty Holt.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers to the River Valley Veterans National Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 5263, Ft. Smith, AR. 72913.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
She married Alfred A. Fixter on June 1, 1941.
Naomi was a retired registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John M. Ludemann and sister , Lois Blumthal.
On December 7, 1941 she witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor from the porch of the Honolulu Sugar Plantation Hospital where she was on duty as a nurse. Later that day, some of the injured sailors were brought to the hospital and she helped to care for them.
She is survived by a son, Michael Fixter of Santa Cruz, CA.; daughters, Patricia Duncan of Prairie Grove, AR. and Heather McQuarrie of Quincy, CA.; grandchildren, Cheryl Sybrant of Farmington, AR., Steven Duncan of West Fork, AR., Kelley Dilloughery and Kristin Fixter, both of Santa Cruz, CA., and Hans Keeler of Sacramento, CA.; great-grandchildren, Sovren, Lark and Sawyer Sybrant of Farmington, AR., Michael Dilloughery and Jack Fixter of Santa Cruz, and Nia and Leif Keeler of Sacramento.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Fayetteville with the Rev. Cheryl Sybrant officiating. Private interment will be in California.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
Buddy Gene Hollingsworth 72 of Sulphur City, Arkansas died September 30, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born February 16, 1942 in Delaney, Arkansas to Lester and Ruth Hill Hollingsworth. Buddy was a heavy equipment operator for Sweetser Construction. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and campaign working.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Brown Hollingsworth. Three sons: Greg Hollingsworth and Scott Hollingsworth and wife Shelly and Jerome Hollingsworth all of Fayetteville, one daughter, Gail Rhodes of Elkins, three brothers, Bradley Hollingsworth and wife Sherry of Springdale, Mack Hollingsworth of Pettigrew and Ralph Hollingsworth and wife Linda of Prairie Grove. Six grandchildren, Amanda, James, Josh, Dylan, Gracie and Sophia and two great grandchildren Natalie and Logan.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Shackelford officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
James (Jim) F. Northup, 73, of Fayetteville, AR. died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1940 in Ft. Smith, the son of Harry and Fletta Northup. He was the eldest of four brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Northup.
He graduated from Ft. Smith High School in 1958 and went on to attend Russellville Polytechnic College where he was voted Agri-King and graduated in 1960.
Jim attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the ROTC and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry.
He became farm manager for the Agriculture Department at the University of Arkansas. Later, he became a field agent and teacher for the Benton County Extension Office in Bentonville. He was also manager for the University of Missouri dairy farm in Maryville, MO. Returning to Fayetteville, he became farm manager for the Verna Lee Dash Goff Farm. He retired from his own successful landscaping business in the Fayetteville area.
His passion for nature and anything outside continued as he worked on his own property raising cattle. His goal was to have 50 head.
Jim is survived by his wife, Alene Northup of 33 years. They married on May 16, 1981. He is also survived by two brothers, Martin Northup and wife Lynn of Atlantic Beach, FL. and Ernest Northup of Little Rock, AR.; six children, Rowdy Northup of Tulsa, OK.; John Northup and wife Rachel of Fayetteville; Janice Swagerty and husband Eric of Washington State; Annette Caldwell and husband Austin of Granite City, IL.; Debra Brach and Rachel Wallace of Tulsa, OK.; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel.
The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association, 1732 Moberly Ln., Ste. B, Bentonville, AR. 72712 or the Washington County 4-H Foundation, 2536 N. McConnell Ave., Fayetteville, AR. 72704.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
Brenda Kay Love (nee Rogers), 71, of Fayetteville passed away on September 20, 2014 in Fayetteville. She was born January 26, 1943 in Prairie Grove to Col. Searles and Helen June Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Kenneth “Todd” Rogers.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Craig Love whom she married September 1, 1962;
children, Kim Wilson and husband Tim; Candy Turner and husband Tim; and Holly Edens and husband Eric; brother, Rick Rogers; sisters, Twila Corbitt and Vicky Stakely; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.