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A loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother was preceded in death by her mother, Marie and stepfather, Carl Kennan.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Larry Kennan; four daughters and spouses, Maria and Jimmy Bates, Patsy and Johnny Smith, Cathy and David Murphy and Brenda Krause; sisters, Helen Logue and Muriel Tuck; brother, Kenneth Brown; several loved aunts and uncles; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Until we stand beside you again you are in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO. 80502 or the Highlands Oncology Group in memory of Barbara Kennan, 3232 N. Northhills Blvd., Fayetteville, AR. 72703.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Lorean Mae Haley “Granny”, 89, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Springdale. She was born August 17, 1926 in California to Elmer and Grace Lane Denney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bay Haley and one son, Rick Haley.
Lorean is survived by two daughters, Gwen Walker of Tonto Basin, AZ. and Barb Harris of Fayetteville; one son, Stan Haley of Santa Barbara, CA.; 3 sisters; and many grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
He was a longtime member of the Mt. Comfort Church of Christ and was loved by his many church friends. He was a longtime member of the Sequoyah Kiwanis Club, serving as treasurer for many years. He served in the Army, Air Force and National Guard serving in Germany in WWII. Jewell taught school after the military. He worked in chemical plants in Kansas and Florida for many years working at Cape Canaveral in Florida. He made Fayetteville his home in 1967. He was a Co-Op Credit Manager and managed the Washington Water Authority until he retired.
Jewell was preceded in death by his parents, John and Verlie Reddell; a brother, Ted Reddell; and his loving wife, Freda for 63 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Janet Guido and husband, Joe of Fayetteville; a son, Lendell Reddell of Washington State; a son, Marlin Reddell of Fayetteville; 4 brothers, Reno of Western Grove, Jim of Valley Springs, Quenton and Denton Reddell, both of Harrison; 2 sisters, Dean Jurek of Kearney, MO. and Jean Gregory of Harrison; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was so kind hearted and loved by so many. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ with Gaylon Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends at Beard’s Chapel from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Donations may be made to Mt. Comfort Church of Christ, 3249 W. Mt. Comfort Road, Fayetteville, AR. 72704.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marjorie Moore and Gaynell Parker.
He was a U.S Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Max retired from the University of Arkansas Physical Plant as garage foreman in 1996.
Survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary McCool Moore of the home; brother, Eugene Moore of Fayetteville; daughter, DeAnna Stokes and husband, Earl of Greenland; son, Jimmy Moore and wife, Brooke of West Fork; daughter, Vickie Hopkins of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kelly Hopkins and wife, Mirinda of Springdale, Preston Stokes and wife, Amy of Springdale and Samantha Robinson and husband, Clint of Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Lyla, Rayne and Rylee; and honorary family friends, Rick Hopkins, Lacie Logsdon and David Ratcliff M.D.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 18, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Tom Lundstrum officiating. Interment will follow in the Bentonville Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel.
Doyle G. Cecil, 76, of Elkins, Arkansas died April 11, 2016. He was born January 30, 1940 in Tway, KY. son of Grady and Bessie Cecil. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Baker Cecil; one son, Doyle Lee Cecil and wife, Marsha; two daughters, Brenda Carter and husband, Gary and Sandy Malott and husband, Nick; two grandchildren, Holly Fugate and Darrick Carter; one great-granddaughter, Zoey. Memorial graveside services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Patrick Cemetery with Rex Eaton officiating.
He graduated from Greenland High School and attended Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church now Genesis Church for over 50 years. He was a life-long farmer.
He leaves behind so many cherished memories with his wife of over 51 years, Patricia L. Williams, whom he married on August 14, 1964; daughters, Sherry Anderson and her husband, Patrick of West Fork and Kerry Bradley and her husband, Chris of Springdale; grandchildren, Austin, Peyton and Alexandria Anderson and Lola, Leo, Lex and Linc Bradley were some of his greatest blessings; he is also survived by his brother, Everett Watkins of Fayetteville and his sister, Barbara Ramey and her husband, Marion of West Fork.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas from 5-7 P.M. and funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. also at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Baptist Ford Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Ford Cemetery, P.O. Box 18, Greenland, AR. 72737 or to the Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, AR. 72702.
Timothy F. LaTourette, b. 1956 in Suffern, N.Y., former resident of Champaign, IL, longtime resident of Fayetteville, AR, died suddenly on April 4th from cardiac arrest. He was preceded in death by his parents Aileen B. and William I. LaTourette, his infant brother Mark, and his nephew Reuben Cohen. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Rebecca, and his adored son Hunter; a Deans List student who will graduate this May from Washington University in St. Louis. He is also survived by his treasured siblings: Aileen M. LaTourette, William C. LaTourette, Amelie E. LaTourette, Adele H. LaTourette, Thomas J. LaTourette, and a large and loving extended family.
Tim was a graduate of Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, NJ and received his BFA from Colorado State University Fort Collins and his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Tim’s art, furniture, and prints are in numerous private collections and have been widely exhibited. He recently received the Fellowship in Contemporary and Traditional Craft from the Arkansas Arts Council in recognition of his artistic excellence. Tim taught Furniture Design and ran the design shop at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, where he was admired and respected by students, faculty and staff alike. He devoted many extra hours to mentoring and inspiring his students, many of whom discovered a love of woodworking through his class. Tim thrived on acquiring new skills, usually ones difficult to master. His most recent, guitar making, is a testament to his drive, determination and natural talent. Tim packed his life full, no time was wasted, and he accomplished more in his 59 years than anyone can hope for. His commitment to all that he did was extraordinary. Our hearts are broken by this tragic loss of our beloved friend, sibling, father and soulmate.
The memorial service for Timothy will be held on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 5pm at the Shollmier Lecture Hall, Vol Walker, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, University of Arkansas.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: Timothy LaTourette Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Lane Schmidt, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, 120 Walk, 1 University of Arkansas 72701. Questions to email@example.com.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
He was born February 2, 1944 in Fayetteville, AR., to Garland and Julia Oliphant. He graduated from Fayetteville High School and Central Baptist Bible College in Conway, AR.
He was an active member of the Elks Lodge since 1978. He served in many positions including Exalted Ruler of the Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge #2597. He was currently Leading Knight and Past Exalted Ruler. Larry was also a member of the AMVETS Post 78.
Survivors include his longtime special friend, Sandy Stoddard of Rockaway Beach, MO.; two daughters, Kristen Oliphant Pickett of Portland, OR. and Audra Oliphant of Little Rock, AR., two sisters, Brenda Oliphant of Philadelphia, PA. and Kim Ferguson of Farmington, AR.; son-in-law, Mark Pickett; grandson, Ira James Pickett of Portland, OR.; and a host of friends and relatives.
Visitation will be at Beard’s Chapel in Fayetteville from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. in the Round Mountain Cemetery on Friday, April 8, 2016.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, James Allen Couch.
Doug is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janet (Craun) Couch of Mission, Texas; his son, Bryan Gabbard and wife, Shelly of Lowell, Arkansas; two stepsons, Robert LaCore and Tammy, of Hollister, Missouri and Bradley LaCore and wife, Sherry of Hollister, Missouri; four grandchildren, Devon Gabbard of Lowell, Arkansas and Amanda, Travis and Bradley Jr. of Hollister, Missouri; two sisters, Deloris Paschal of Elkins, Arkansas and Wanda King of Springdale, Arkansas; one brother, Donald Couch and wife Andrea, of Springdale, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends.
Doug was a 1965 graduate of Elkins High School in Elkins, Arkansas. He did construction work, building many homes in Arkansas and Missouri until he moved to Mission, Texas in 1993. In 2013 he retired from Bert Ogden’s as the RV Service Manager.
Doug enjoyed restoring old cars, trucks and John Deere Tractors, going to car shows and shopping in antique shops and flea markets. Sitting and talking to friends always made him happy.
Doug served in the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 8, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Jasper Hankins officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Billie Owen, 97, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Fayetteville. She was born June 14, 1918 in Greenland, AR. to Clabe and Sadie Daniel Owen.
Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Boyce and Wayne Owen; and sister, Audrey Guinn.
She graduated from Greenland High School and the Fayetteville Business College. Billie lived in Ft. Worth, TX. for 50 years and worked at Harris Hospital as an x-ray technician.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Swope of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Darlene Owen of Great Bend, KS.; nephew, Michael Owen of Hutchinson, KS.; niece, Sandy Lankford of Castle Rock, CO. and niece Sarah Hamm and husband, Bill of Elkins; and great-nephews, James and Austin Hamm of Elkins.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Terry Mudd officiating. Interment will follow in Baptist Ford Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
There is no scheduled visitation.