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Judy Kay Nickell Barker, 68, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville with her loved ones by her side. She was born January 24, 1946 in Fayetteville to Howard and Blanche Nickell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Blanche Nickell; paternal grandparents, Richard and Alpha Nickell; maternal grandparents, Charles and Althea Sandlain; uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces; sister in-laws; brother in-laws; and cousins.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William “Buddy” Barker; two married daughters, Melissa and Marc Lininger of Bella Vista; and Dena and Jeff McCleland of McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.; eight grandchildren, Bethanie Edwards, Weston Lininger, Chasten and Samantha Luther, and Jordan, Brayden, Ty and Lane McCleland ;two great- granddaughters, Alice and Addison; three loving sisters, Joann and Dan Gladden, Mary and Tom Layer, and Sandy Burton and Rick Williams; sister-in-law, Bobbie and TJ Williams; brother-in-law, Willie Dorsey; sister-in-law, Sandy McClelland; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends and neighbors.
Judy loved spending time outdoors camping, four wheeling, hunting, and fishing with her loving husband, family, and their best friends. She was very active in her children and grandchildren’s sporting activities and spent several years coaching softball. She loved taking her grandchildren on weekend trips and family vacations. She was also an avid Razorback fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She spent most of her working years at Ayshire Electronics where she met a lot of great people and made some special friendships.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the funeral home with the Reverend Gene Fulcher officiating. Interment will follow in Nickell Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Catherine Ray Newell, 61, of Fayetteville died October 23, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born July 27, 1953 in Hawthorne, California to Richmond Blair and Marilyn McQueen Mayer. She was employed at the VA Medical Center where she was instrumental in starting support groups for our veterans.
She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Mayer of Fayetteville; and two sons, Christopher Newell and wife, Lauren of Little Rock; and Brandon Newell and wife, Jessica of Springdale.
A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Fayetteville.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Kenneth Michael McCain, 60, of Winslow died October 23, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was born March 6, 1954 in San Diego, California to Emmett and Betty June McCain.
Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid Miami Dolphins Football fan.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya McCain.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda of the home; son, Kenny McCain of Winslow; two daughters, Sandy Hamersley and Angela McCain, both of Winslow; brother, Burton Smith of Carmichael, California; sister, Nonnie McCain of Mesa, Arizona; and nine grandchildren. He was loved by all.
A gathering of family and friends with a potluck dinner is scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Brentwood Community Center.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
He was born October 28, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1983 and was proud to call Fayetteville home. He loved duck hunting, riding around in his jeep with the top off, and meeting up with his buddies for a round of golf. He was also an avid, outspoken Hogs and Steelers fan and anyone that knew him knows how intense he was! Richard was passionate about helping others and saving lives. He served proudly as a firefighter and EMT over the years at the Johnson and Nob Hill Fire Departments.
Richard leaves behind his 6 year old little “pumpkin” Madison. He was the proudest father and so in love with his little girl. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Robin and Norman Weiss of Winslow; wife, Megan Luhrs of Springdale; 6 brothers and sisters, Tiffani Pollio of Plantation, FL.; Lisa Luhrs of Farmington; Kari Zink of Pea Ridge; Frankie Navarro of Fayetteville; David Navarro of West Fork; and Nikki Navarro of Prairie Grove; 8 nieces and nephews, Emily, Ryan, Nyle, Brayden, Mady, Kalieb, Steven and Ricky; as well as countless other family members and friends that he considered family.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 3-5 pm at Beard’s Chapel. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1 pm in the Activity Center at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The family will be holding a private graveside service before the Memorial Service. Friends and Family are welcome to drop by the family home after the services for a casual gathering.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Frankie Navarro, Nyle Burgess, Kevin Guthrie, Jason Guthrie, Brian Ervin and Archie Bynum.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Fayetteville.
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.