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He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Clifton Barnes.
Darrel was a farmer; enjoyed playing guitar; target shooting and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Berniece Gardisser Barnes of the home; two sons, James Barnes and wife, Melissa of Pea Ridge; and Brant Barnes and wife, Kara of West Fork; his mother, Ethel McKee of Prairie Grove; two brothers, Leslie Barnes and wife, Karen of Farmington; and Neil Barnes of Prairie Grove; sister, Arlene McGarrah and husband, Bob of Cave Springs; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Marion Collier officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the funeral home.
Anthony Michael Scarpino was born in Chicago to Anthony and Regina Scarpino on October 10, 1945. He passed away peacefully April 18, 2015 in Fayetteville where he lived the past 30 years. Tony showed us all courage, perseverance, patience, compassion and unconditional love of all who was around him. He was devoted to his extended family. He is survived by a brother, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
We will be throwing a 50’s, 60’s dance party in his honor Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Teatro Scarpino from 3 – 5pm. All friends and families of those who know this family are invited to celebrate his life and spirit. Vintage dress if you are so inspired!
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She was a long-time active member of Black Oak Church of Christ. Previously employed at Campbell Soup, part-time at J.C. Penney and part-time at Eichler Williams Insurance Company. She was a member of the Prairie Grove Riding Club. She had many hobbies, her last being “Cathy’s Chickens”. She was affectionately called “memaw” by her grandkids and “Kathy” by family and friends.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Jerry Bailey of the home; her mother, Edna Swanson of Springdale; sister, Barbara Clark and husband, Jim of Canyon, TX.; her children, Pam Hutchens and husband, Troy of Summers; John Bailey of Fayetteville; Gwyn Gregory and husband, Rick of Winslow; and David Bailey and wife, Lavon of Winslow; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Graveside services will be at Brentwood Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with Darren Vaughn officiating under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.
The family would like to thank Circle of Life Hospice for their care of Kathy.
Andrew Robert Butler, 28, of Fayetteville died Friday, April 10, 2015. He was born July 2, 1986 in Miami, FL. to Patrick and Suzanne Butler.
He was the manager for Spectrum Plus in Fayetteville.
Survived by his parents; grandparents, Betty and Don; sisters, Katie and Kelli; 3 ½-year- old daughter, Stella Marie; and two-month-old son, Jaxon Robert.
A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the home of his parents, 11201 Rare Valley Rd., Prairie Grove. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks display.
In lieu of flowers, donations for his children may be made to www.fundrazr.com; search category “memorials and funerals” for the post.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Dona Joan Blevins; five children, David Bryan, Patricia Ann, Dona Marie, John Thor, Christopher Lee; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and two on the way.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fayetteville at
12:00 P.M. on Monday, April 13, 2015. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.
Visitation will be 11:00 A.M until service-time at the church.
Bill Jean Chester, 84, of Springdale died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born March 25, 1931 in Plainview, AR. to Zack and Hattie Roundsaville Chester.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
He was an Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict; owned and operated service stations in Topeka, KS.; retired from the City of Fayetteville Water Department; enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening; and was a fan of the Razorbacks and NASCAR.
Survived by his wife, Virginia Nelson Chester of the home; son, Larry Chester and wife, Alicea of Farmington; daughter, Barbara Paschke and husband, Bill of Fayetteville; brother, Claudel Chester of Oregon; sister, Lu Smith of Independence, MO.; and grandchildren, Holi
Graham and husband, Andrew; Nelson Chester; and Cameron Paschke.
The family will receive friends from 8:30-9:45 A.M. at Beard’s Chapel on Monday, April 13, 2015 with private graveside services following at 10:00 A.M. at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with Pastor Clint Schnekloth officiating.
Betty Flo McConnell, 68, of Fayetteville, died April 5, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born November 5, 1946 in Fayetteville to Lester and Dorothy Johnson Parrott. Betty was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Ray of the home; four brothers, Leon Crouch and Billy Parrott, both of Springdale; and David Crouch and Ricky Crouch both, of Goshen; one sister, Wilma Wilson of Springdale.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Elm Springs Cemetery in Elm Springs, Arkansas with Scott Gage officiating.
There is no scheduled visitation.
LeRoy was a hardworking man from the age of 13. He started by helping his father in a mechanic shop working on various motors. Over the course of his life he had three long-term jobs before finally retiring from Wal-Mart in December 2014, after 16 years of service.
He was full of incomparable compassion, always putting others before himself. Everyone notes his smile and his sense of humor as his best qualities. He will be loved and remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.
LeRoy joined his parents Rosetta Ruth Mohler and Clell LeRoy Sherrid, as well as his daughter, Lisa Gail Fairbanks, when he went home to be with our Lord.
He is survived by his brother, Daniel Ray Sherrid; his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean Sherrid; daughter, Tammy Sue Fernandez; his eight grandchildren; Michael, Stephanie, Brandon, Tristen, Brandi, Jarrod, Chelsie, and Kelsie as well as five great- grandchildren; Devin, Breonna, Alivia, Kylee and Evalyn.
In his time on earth, LeRoy enjoyed his midnight rides on his Honda 750 with his wife; trapshooting ( he was the master); hunting pheasants and fishing.
His friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 pm at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, April 2nd, from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Brentwood Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Sue; three brothers; and four sisters; one adopted son, Bryant; and two stepsons; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Allan had many interests and hobbies. His life with Kathy were among his happiest time as he fought the battle of lung and brain cancer.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
There is no scheduled visitation.
Sarah Frances Hand, 87, of Prairie Grove, formerly of Farmington, died March 27, 2015 at her home. She was born March 7, 1928 in Blackton, Arkansas to William Monroe and Oma Ada Kennedy Caldwell. She was a member of Farmington First Church of the Nazarene where she served on the church board. She was also a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brad William Hand; son-in-law, Charlie Edward Webb; six brothers; and nine sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Webb and Darlene Shelton, both of Prairie Grove; two brothers, Jim Bo Caldwell and Alfred Rogers, both of Marianna, AR.; four sisters, Ernestine Bailey of Sheridan; Doris Wheeler of Newark; Patricia Davidson of Ward, AR.; and Betty Rowton of Lonoke; three grandchildren, Sarah Jean Higgins; Candice Renee Hembree; and Courtney Nichols; eight great- grandchildren, Megan Webb; Carl Bradley Hembree; Keegen Nichols; Sara Hembree; Kolten Nichols; Jaxon Nichols; Amber Higgins; and Brittney Higgins.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Farmington First Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Pat Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.