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He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Fairies Roberts and a brother, Jack Roberts.
He was an active member of Living Faith Pentecostal Church in Fayetteville and enjoyed working in his garden.
Noah is survived by a daughter, Beverly Graham; a son, John Roberts and wife, Gina; 1 granddaughter, Stephanie (Travis); and 3 great-granddaughters, Taylor, Erin and Sara.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 9, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Buel Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Springdale under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the funeral home.
James Kenneth Rose, age 80, of Fayetteville, AR. passed away peacefully at Willard Walker Hospice Home on December 6, 2016. He was born on November 2, 1936 in Aurora, AR. to the late C.P. and Mae Rose.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Preston Rose and son, James Rick Rose.
From the age of 6 years old, Kenny grew-up on his family’s farm and raised cattle for many decades. In addition to farming, he was self-employed as an electrical contractor in Northwest Arkansas. He was also an avid gardener, lover of nature, wildlife and animals, big and small. He was a caring husband, father and grandfather, who was deeply loved by his family. We will miss his incredible sense of humor which kept us laughing even during the difficult times!
Kenny was a graduate of FHS, Class of 1954 and a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sally Rose; daughter, Kathy Mastalerz and son-in-law, Stephen of Fayetteville; grandsons, Justin Parker (Valerie) of Alameda, CA. and Logan Rose of Prairie Grove; granddaughter, Hayley Ellis (Mike) of Fayetteville; one great-grandson, Jordan Parker of Alameda, CA; sisters, Reba Gail Caine of Mobile, AL. and Wanda Combs of Fayetteville; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service to be officiated by Pastor Ray Baggett, to be announced at a later date under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St, Fayetteville, AR. 72703.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Jerry Lee Clevenger “Papaw”, 66, of Elkins passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was born August 23, 1950 in Prairie Grove, AR. to Clifford and Mary Gooding Clevenger. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and served as a Radio Operator in the 101st Airborne. On December 11, 1971 he married the love of his life, Jeannine Blakemore. He was a Master Plumber for 35 years until he retired in 2011. He lived for spending time with family and attending all his grandchildren’s activities.
He is preceded in death by his father, Clifford “Tootsie” Clevenger. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeannine Clevenger of Elkins, AR; mother, Mary Gooding Clevenger of Fayetteville, AR; two siblings, Michael Clevenger and wife, Debbie of Farmington, AR. and Jeannie Silvis and husband, Jerry of Fayetteville, AR; three children, Amy Evans and husband, Keith of Elkins, AR, Kyle Clevenger of Oklahoma City, OK, Christie Dirkach of Fayetteville, AR; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Kutko Clevenger of Elkins, AR; nine grandchildren, Ethan Evans and fiancée, Samantha Charles, Layne Evans and Ben Evans of Fayetteville, AR, Dalton Clevenger, Kyleigh Clevenger and Brooklynn Clevenger of Elkins, AR. and Drew Dirkach, Gracie Dirkach and Jillian Dirkach of Fayetteville, AR; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Elkins with Pastor Rex Griffin officiating. He was laid to rest at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
She served faithfully for over 20 years at Lifeway Christian Bookstore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James E. Coulter; and a brother, Donald Tupper.
Beloved mother to Daniel Coulter of Jacksonville, FL; Sarah Farley and husband, Lynn of Little Rock; Sam Coulter and wife, Lisa of N. Little Rock; Julia Coulter of N. Little Rock; Deborah Kirk of Fayetteville; James Coulter of N. Little Rock; and Charles Coulter of Virginia; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Kirk Shelton officiating.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
She was a native of Baldwin Park, CA. and West Fork, AR. She was a dedicated and loyal member of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, KY; a faithful member of the Praise Team; Mass Choir and Woman’s Ministry. Wendy was also a manager at Days Inn.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Winn and brother, Mark Vermillion.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Rev. Timothy White of Elizabethtown; her mother, Vivian Winn of West Fork; 2 daughters, Antoinette and Marissa Broadway, both of Elizabethtown; and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 5, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Al Gebauer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service-time on Monday.
Interment will follow in Union Star Cemetery in West Fork under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
She had a chicken farm, raised cattle and retired from Baldwin Piano.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, E.A. Mickey Counts; grandson, Creig Rogers; great-grandson, Eli Mathis; sisters, Betty Shoffit, Hanna Tillman, Christen Taylor and Ellen Copeland Wheeler; brothers, Chuck, Bennie and Willard Tillman.
Donna is survived by four daughters, Diana Hammons (Ron), Debbie Rogers (Les), Dena Stockalper and Dawn Brake; one son, Mike Counts; one brother, Willis Tillman; 16 grandchildren, Jessie Sanders, Zack Hickman, Jeana Mathis, Holly Hammons, Chris, Casey and Chance Rogers, Hanna, Micka, Mickey and Toddy Counts, Maddie Rakes, Melissa Hagerman, Lindsey Vielma, Mindy Smith and Morgan Brake; 21 great-grandchildren, Gavin McGarrah, Alex, Mackenzie, Landon, Laken and Lynley Rogers, Acacia and Ellora Branstetter, Tyler and Chloe Sanders, Zayde and Azaylee Hickman, Faith, Jasper and Mary Mathis, Caynen and Elizabeth Smith, Zoey Stephenson, Kelby Smith, Harrison Hagerman and Grayson Counts.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Glen Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, November 25, 2016 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Creig Rogers Scholarship Fund at Elkins High School, Alzheimer’s Association, Mt. Olive Cemetery or the Cystic Fibrosis Association.
Donald Ray Wilkerson, 85, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born on August 12, 1931 in Paragould, AR. to Jeff and Letha Wilkerson. He grew up in St. Louis and Searcy, AR. Following his graduation from Harding Academy he attended Harding University where he met his future wife, Barbara Flaherty. After they married he enlisted in the Air Force serving his country four years. After discharge, they moved to Fayetteville where he attended the University of Arkansas graduating with a BA in Marketing. Later he earned his Masters Degree from Harding University.
Mr. Wilkerson worked for the Arkansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services in many different capacities for 50 years before retiring in 2011. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ throughout his life. Having been a member of the Harding Acapella Chorus, Don enjoyed leading singing at church, serving as a deacon and spiritually influencing his children and grandchildren to become Christians and serve others. He loved sharing the gospel and his love of Jesus with others.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara Flaherty Wilkerson of 48 years; and his two brothers, Wayland and Ernie Wilkerson. He is survived by his three children, Cindy (Greg) Dunseath of Conway, AR, Grant (Brenda) Wilkerson of Morton, IL. and Ellen (Preston) LaFerney of Fayetteville, AR; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The family wants to express their gratitude for the exceptional care given by his doctors Malcolm Hayward, Avin Rekhi and Brian Rekus. Special thanks to Washington Regional Hospice, Morningside Assisted Living and Bright Star for their wonderful care.
Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. at Baldwin Church of Christ, funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 with Bobby Dockery officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Donations can be made to: Gospel Tracts International, Morrilton Children’s Home or World Bible School.
She attended St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale and was a full-time mother, wife and friend.
Mindy is survived by her husband, Chad Wahlquist of Springdale; daughters, Savannah, Raegan, Justice and Georgia Wahlquist, all of the home; her parents, Donn and Penny Marshall of Omaha, NE; 2 brothers, Darin and wife Deb of Chamberlin, S.D. and Brent and wife, Diane Marshall of Omaha, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 28, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Father John Connell officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
There is no scheduled visitation.
He was a 2016 Graduate of Farmington High School, Farmington, AR. where he was born and raised.
He will be remembered for his love of history, art, drawing and video gaming through which he connected with many kindred spirits.
He is survived by his mother, Julie Fay White; father, Roy Edmond White, Jr; stepmother, Vittoria Catanzariti; brothers, Silas White, Seth White and Kindred Catanzariti; maternal grandmother, Barbara Adle Stratton; paternal grandparents, Roy White, Sr. and Ruby White; step-grandmother, Patricia Catanzariti; and a large extended family.
Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David Stratton; and paternal grandmother, Juanita Francis Siedlik.
Memorial contributions can be made to any Arvest Bank, to the Grant White Contribution Account.
A memorial open house will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 11 A.M.- 5 P.M. at his mother’s residence.
She worked in logistics at Sam’s Club. Karen graduated from MacArthur High School in Irving, TX; graduated from Executive Secretarial College in Dallas, TX; and was a member of Grace Pointe Church in Irving, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Shirley Gatlin; and brother, Bryan Keith Gatlin.
Karen is survived by her stepmother, Kay Gatlin of Fayetteville; daughter, Jennifer Carbonero and husband, Joey of Bethel Heights; brother, Ken Gatlin and wife, Darla of Fayetteville; 2 granddaughters, Alyssa and Kyrstyn; 3 nieces, Aimee, Krystal and Nicki; 1 nephew, Kyle; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Ed Gatlin officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Comfort Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the funeral home.