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Helen Murphy, 98, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018. Helen was born at the family home, December 6, 1919, in the Oakland Zion Community to Nona (Blake) and Elliot Lloyd Warren. She grew up working on the home place alongside family tending strawberry patches, vegetable gardens, cows and chickens. Her love of flowers, fresh fruits, home and family remained vibrant throughout her life. She and her family attended and were members of Oakland Baptist Church. She walked to Son’s Chapel and attended school there through the eighth grade then attended Fayetteville High School staying with her aunt, Bessie Blake, and grandparents, Wm. T. and Lula (Gilliland) Blake at their boarding house just off the square on South Street. While working at the Blue Moon Cafe, Helen met and married Dale Edward Murphy while he was attending the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She and Dale moved to Little River County in southwest Arkansas staying with his family, E.E. and Hazel (Gray) Murphy until they established their own home. They lived in the Wallace community, except for WWII, raising their family, participating in church, school and community functions. Helen longed to go to nursing school but circumstances were not favorable during Depression years. After she married and her children were a little older, she partially fulfilled her dream and worked at Little River County Hospital for a brief period. In 1989 she and Dale moved back to Fayetteville to live on the Warren home place. Just before returning to Fayetteville, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at First Baptist Church, Wallace, attended by many friends and family. They were married almost 60 years when Dale passed away. She was an avid reader, reading every evening until her later years.
Growing up on a small farm, she seldom passed a fruit stand without stopping and making a purchase. In her 50’s she began to oil paint giving her paintings to loved ones and friends as they began to request them. In Fayetteville, her brother Lloyd Warren and her sister Velma Brown had already built homes on the Warren place. Lloyd and Ruby, Velma and Richard and she and Dale would gather often to visit, talk politics, play cards and listen to Dale’s stories. They attended seven or eight cousins’ retreats organized yearly by Lloyd. These reunions gave them all a good excuse to travel the U.S. together. She was active in Home Demonstration Club, Sunday school and church, hosting pastors and their families. She was a 50 year member of Rocky Comfort Eastern Star. After moving to Fayetteville she became a member of Northeast Baptist Church where she and her friends would meet in homes enjoying one another as well as learning crafts such as drying and framing flowers they had grown. She now resides in the arms of her Lord; Creator of all she loved- the beauty of nature, the love of family and friends, the joy of gift giving, and the hope of life to come through Christ her Lord and Savior, whom she trusted early in life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Dale, her husband; two brothers, Lloyd O. Warren and Charles E. Warren and one great-grandchild, Francesca Smith.
She is survived by her sister, Velma Brown of Wisconsin; her sister-in-law, Ruby Warren of Fayetteville; children, Wayne D. Murphy (Marilyn Hankins) of Sulphur, LA, Karen L. (Jerry) Hudgeons of Foreman, AR. and Margret H. Walker of Fayetteville, AR; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Northeast Baptist Church, Fayetteville, AR.
A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Helen Murphy to the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale, Arkansas. Please mail checks payable to UAMS Foundation Fund/SCSHE to: Schmieding Center, Attention: Helen Murphy Memorial, 2422 N. Thompson, Suite B, Springdale, AR. 72764.
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during the Vietnam War. He worked at Cooper Electric for over 40+ years. He was baptized through the Church of Christ church. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Jim is survived by his wife, Connie Sue Kruse Marrs to whom he was married for over 47 years; a daughter, Michelle Marrs of Fayetteville; a grandson, Brandon Leftwich and his fiancé, Kailie Schafer of Prairie Grove; and 2 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Macie Leftwich.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel with the Reverend Jasper Hankins officiating.
Private interment will be in the Round Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Marshall Prettyman, Sr. and her second husband, Fredrick Milner Broadfoot; as well as her two brothers, Lewis Adam Head and Dr. John James Head.
She is survived by her son, William Marshall Prettyman, Jr. of West Fork; her daughter, Jessie Lewis Mulry of Southport, North Carolina; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
She grew up in Glen Rock, New Jersey. She received an AB in English Literature from Douglas College for Women, a part of Rutgers University. After college she worked for National Lead Company in New York City until the birth of her son.
When her first husband died in 1975, she moved to her summer home in Sag Harbor, Long Island. There she became office manager for the Baywoods, a garden center in the Hamptons. In 1988 she married Fredrick Broadfoot, the best man at her first wedding, and moved back to Middletown, New Jersey, where she lived.
After Mr. Broadfoot died, she moved to Fayetteville in 2004 to be near her family. When the new Fayetteville Library was finished, she became a volunteer there until no longer able for health reasons.
As per her wishes, ceremonies will be private and she will be cremated.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Elma graduated from Alma High School. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Elma is survived by her husband, Terry Robinson of the home; three sons, Darrel Robinson and wife, Rowena of Elkins, Ronnie Robinson and wife, Dawn of West Fork and Freddy Robinson of West Fork; one daughter, Elizabeth Stowers and husband, Ricky of Fayetteville; one brother, Jim Ridenoure and wife, Judy of Rudy, AR; three sisters, Thelma Shook of Carlisle, AR, Sharon Ridenoure of Rudy, AR. and Carolyn LeMay of Rudy, AR; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel with Terry Schlinker officiating.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service-time at the funeral home on Saturday.
Private interment will be in the West Fork Cemetery.
She was born April 28, 1933 in Navarre, KS. to Joseph and Pauline Schuster Stroda.
She graduated from Hope, KS. High School and later married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Anderson on October 6, 1952.
She, her husband and her four oldest children moved from Kansas to Arkansas in 1957. The remaining six children were born in Arkansas.
Evelyn was a kind, gentle, caring, dedicated Mom, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. In addition she was a homemaker, chicken farmer, gardener, fisherman, Razorback Fan, golfer, traveler to many states, whale watcher on Maui, #1 fan at her family’s sporting events, and awesome maker of Fried Chicken. Her family and friends were very important to her and she loved spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Glenn Anderson; two brothers, Maurice & Leroy Stroda; and a granddaughter, Angela Thompson.
Survivors include seven sons and six daughters- in-law, Mike and Marlene Anderson of Springdale, Greg and Martha Anderson of Fayetteville, Steve Anderson of West Fork, Dennis and Jackie Anderson of West Fork, Jerry and Tracy Anderson of Fayetteville, Gary and Denise Anderson of Fayetteville and Pat and Sherry Anderson of West Fork; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lynette Cranfill of Fayetteville, Sandy and Keith Thompson of West Fork, and Barb and Rick Ayers of Panama City Beach, FL; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with a rosary to follow at 7:15 p.m. with Deacon Dan Daily officiating.
A funeral mass to honor and celebrate her life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Fr. Jason Tyler officiating.
Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in West Fork.
Pallbearers will be her seven sons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o the Mineral Springs Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 861, West Fork, AR. 72774 or to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, 1722 N Starr Drive, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.
The family would like to thank the staff of Morningside of Fayetteville for the wonderful care over the last 5 ½ years; and the staff at the Willard Walker Hospice Home for her, being so helpful and compassionate in her final days.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Corn; and a sister, Nadeen Palmer.
Jean was a homemaker. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Moore of Bentonville; two granddaughters, Crysty Terminella Botha and husband, Ryan of Fayetteville and Miranda Dodson and husband, Jason of Bella Vista; a great-grandson, James Dodson; and a brother, Autry Nunn of Rogers.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel with Reverend Jasper Hankins officiating.
Private interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
There is no scheduled visitation.
Helen Joyce McConnell Smith, she was called Nana by her most loved, her five grandchildren, Brayden Smith, Conner Fisher, Kolby Fisher, Jack Taylor and Lauren Taylor. Perry, her husband of nearly twenty-three years, and three daughters and their husbands, Brooke & John Taylor, Erin & Jonathon Fisher and Andrea Grigg will try to fill the void of the wonderful love and nurturing devotion she shared with so many. Helen left us this last Thursday and is already dearly missed. She is also survived by her brother, Francis McConnell and many nieces, nephews and family and friends from all over Arkansas.
Services will be held at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The family kindly asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Jones Elementary Student Meal Accounts at 900 S. Powell, Springdale, AR. 72764.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
Paul graduated from West Plains High School in 1971 and married Pamela Scaggs on December 1, 1975. He graduated Crowder College in 1985 with Transport Training and was a professional truck driver for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Scaggs; his mother Jane Scaggs; three daughters: Lori (Daniel) Justice, Leanne (Moisés) Colón & Lisa (Jesse) Bond; four grandchildren: Luke, Caleb, William & Lillyanna; one sister, Vera (Bill) Alsup; four brothers: Johnie James (Nancy) Scaggs, Guy (Betsy) Scaggs, George (Leslie) Scaggs & Lee Scaggs; and several nieces and nephews.
Paul’s father preceded him in death.
Paul will be remembered for his joy. He often had a smile on his face and he shared that joy with others by just being himself. He’d tell jokes, ask you to sit and watch a western (John Wayne & Bonanza were his favorites) and treat strangers like they were family. Paul did not know how to contain his joy, he shared it with everyone. You did not have to know Paul for him to talk to you, he was the kind of guy that would strike up a conversation with the check-out clerk, the waiter, the bank teller, it didn’t matter. He knew how to have friendly conversations with them all. Every year, when asked what he wanted for Christmas, his response was to be able to spend time with his family. He never needed or wanted anything, but to have the joy of those he loved around him.
The viewing will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral services following at 10:00 A.M. at Mount Comfort Church of Christ, 3249 W. Mount Comfort Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72704.
The Burial Services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Barnett Cemetery, 7702-7710 State Hwy EE, West Plains, MO 65775.
Trenton Dale Pretty, a resident of Elkins, Arkansas, passed away January 30, 2018, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born December 8, 1977, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Tony and Beverly Pretty of Elkins.
He was a 1996 graduate of Elkins High School. Trenton served 21 years in law enforcement, starting as a dispatcher for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in 1997. He attended the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2000 (Basic Class 2000B-NW) and worked as a patrolman for the Elkins Police Department and Farmington Police Department, before returning to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in 2005, where he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in the Transport Division.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tony and grandparents, Dale Callaway and Edward and Clara Pretty.
Survivors include his loving wife, Laura Pretty; sons, Cooper Pretty and Easton Pretty; daughter, McKenzie Pretty; his mother, Beverly Callaway Pretty; brother, Travis Pretty and his wife, Sunny; sister, Tonette Pretty Weathers and her husband, Kasey; maternal grandmother, Fonda Callaway of Pettigrew; father and mother-in-law, Doug and Robin Moore; brothers and sisters-in-law, Josh and Kendra Moore and Dean and Misty Cheatham; numerous aunts and uncles; 10 nieces and nephews; many other friends and family; as well as, his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Center Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Visitation for family and friends will be at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5-7 P.M.
Interment will be in Kings Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Laura Pretty Benefit Fund Account set-up for the family at any Arvest Bank.
Born September 6, 1949 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Harry and Barbara Hills-Allen.
Doug was plasterer for 40+ years. He grew-up in California. He was an amazing man who loved his family. Doug enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his brothers, Wayne Allen, Bup Allen and Gary Allen; sister, Barbara; his children, Derrick Cochran, Scot Cochran and Monique Standifer; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.