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Robert J. Parker, Sr., 87, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 22, 2014. Bob was born in Elkins, AR. on March 19, 1927. He is survived by his son, Robert J. Parker, Jr. and wife, Julie; and grandsons, Jake and Will Parker of Hastings, NE.; his son, Tom Pearce and his companion, Evelyn McFadden of Fayetteville, AR.; his granddaughter, Renee King and husband, Bobby; and great-grandchildren, Zach and Tyler King of Elkins, AR.; his granddaughter, Andrea Woody and husband, Allen; and great-grandchildren, Robbie and Joey Woody of Elkins, AR. Bob is also survived by his friend and companion, Barb Huskey of Blue Eye.
Bob served his country in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in 1946. He also served as Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason and as a Shriner. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nora Parker; brother, Allen Parker; and sisters, Mae Morrow and Vida Drake.
He will always be remembered by his generosity and kind heart.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
“No flowers please”, memorials may be made to the YMCA Pool Campaign, Attn: Gwen, 1430 W. 16th Street, Hastings, NE 68901.
Isaac Arthur Adam, age 54, died September 18, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Katherine L Adam; brothers, Timothy Adam, Jesse Adam (Pera) and John Adam; sisters, Elizabeth Adam James (Doug James), Deborah Schall and Rebecca LaTourette (Tim); and seven nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at 6 P.M. Monday, September 22 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Community Meals or Ozark Guidance Center.
Albert Lacy Randall, age 63, of Elkins passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Fayetteville. He was born April 2, 1951 in Ganado, Texas the son of Albert and Edna Randall.
Lacy was an exemplary citizen by serving as an educator for 40 years, a Church of Christ preacher for more than 35 years, a school bus driver, member of Elkins City Government and the voice of the Elks. He was a very influential part of the community and has helped guide the lives of thousands. He was a tireless servant who always thought of others first.
He loved being outdoors working, gardening, fishing and camping. He also loved being with his family, and playing with his grandsons brought such a joy to him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sherryl Randall; sons, Mark and Adam Randall; daughters-in-law, Lyndsey and Magan; and grandsons, Camden and Lawson.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-4 P.M. at Beard’s Chapel.
Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Baldwin Church of Christ with Bobby Dockery officiating.
Burial will be in the Bentonville Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Baldwin Church of Christ Tract Ministry.
***Please note, the service location has been moved to the Baldwin Church of Christ***
Bruce Leroy Hall, 68, of Tontitown, died September 13, 2014. He was born February 13, 1946 in Siloam Springs to Wayne W. and Frances Graham Hall. He was a Vietnam veteran. Bruce was a diesel mechanic working several years for Willis Shaw.
He is survived by his wife Vera; mother, Frances Hall of Springdale; two sons, Daniel S. Hall of Fairbanks, Alaska and Brian Lee Hall of Tontitown; three grandchildren, Dylan Hall, Adam Hall and Byntlee Hall.
Funeral services will be 12:30 P.M. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel. Interment will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Jared Scott Thompson, 19, of Goshen died September 13, 2014. He was born May 25, 1995 in Fayetteville to Jeffrey Scott and Martha Ellen Patton Thompson. He was employed at Richard’s Meat Market. Jared graduated from Fayetteville High School where he was active in football and wrestling. He also helped at Ozark Baptist Encampment and was a member of Township Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Jared was bass player for Surf de Soleil.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louise Thompson and Vernon Patton.
He is survived by his parents Scott and Martha Thompson of Goshen; grandparents, Stanley Thompson of Fayetteville and Shirley Patton of Harrison; aunts and uncles, Terri Thompson of Farmington; Elizabeth and Bill Guadagnini of Harrison; Sarah and David Harrell of Kansas City, Kansas; Rachel and Matt Sprenger of Harrison; cousins, Derek, Hannah and Sarah Thompson; Emily Guadagnini, Anthony, Gessica and Kate Guadagnini; Jacob Harrell, Alex, Brylea and Lexi Sprenger.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rustin Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Goad Springs Cemetery in Lowell under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Ozark Baptist Encampment c/o Township Baptist Church P.O. Box 199, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702
Billy Don Karstetter, 61, of Fayetteville, died September 10, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born October 20, 1952 in Clarksville, Arkansas to Don and Emma Sue Williams Karstetter. He owned and operated Karstetter & Glass. He was past member of Jaycees, Duncan Hunting Club, NWA Body Shop Association and he coached and sponsored Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball.
He is survived by his mother, Emma Sue Karstetter; daughter, Kim Karstetter of Dallas, TX.; two sons, Clint Karstetter of Fayetteville and Kevin Karstetter of Hogeye; one sister, Patricia McCain and husband Clarke of Broken Arrow, OK.; one niece, one nephew, several cousins and special friend Linda Osburn.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.
He was a Christian man and an important good friend to the Elkins community.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Doris Watson; sisters, Anna Lee Drennon and Beck Evinger; and brother, Ed Watson.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Roark and Mike of Springdale; son, John Watson and Valarie of Springdale; brother, Ray Watson of Liberty, MO.; sisters, Jenny Koch of Springdale; and Louise Stewart of Elkins; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held 10:30 A.M at the Elkins Community Center on Friday, September 12, 2014. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the community center. A meal will immediately follow the service.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Marsha Dale Matthews, 63, of Elkins passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 after her valiant fight with cancer. She was born February 6, 1951 in Mountain Home, AR. to the late Lovell and Ella Ferguson.
Marsha was a member of the Johnson Church of Christ.
She loved attending sporting events, playing the piano, gardening, cooking and especially spending time with her family.
Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of her family and friends gave her strength and courage. Marsha’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Buck Matthews of the home; daughter, Tennille Shofner and husband Trey; son, Taylor Tinsley and wife Amber; and granddaughters, Lakyn and London Shofner.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel with Minister Jack English officiating. Interment will follow at Union Chapel Cemetery in Garfield, AR. under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Dorothy Bevelyn Fields, 45, of Elkins died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born July 27, 1969 in Morrilton, AR. to Roy and Dorothy Jean Taylor Wooten.
She attended the University of Arkansas and received an Associate Degree in Science of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 23 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, James W. Fields; and brother, Roger Wooten.
Survived by her husband, Michael W. Fields of the home; daughter, Lynlee Gamber and husband David; son, Andrew Willbanks; brothers, David Wooten and wife Mary; Bobby Wooten and wife Sandy; Skip Wooten and wife Renee; and Danny Wooten and wife Dolores; grandchildren, Caden and Grant Howard; mother-in-law, Lola A. Fields; mother and father-in-law, Saundra S. and Kenneth Bates; sisters-in-law, Shana S. Fields and Pamela J. Fields.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at Beard’s Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church with Pastor Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Paul Taylor Dodd, 46, of Fayetteville died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Fayetteville. He was born July 22, 1968 in Sierra Madre, CA. to John Dodd and Taree Taylor.
He was an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents; aunts; uncles; cousins and fallen comrades.
Survived by his wife, Rebecca Mabry Dodd of the home; daughter, Jasmine Davis; son, Pearson Dodd; stepson, Brandon Mabry; father, John Dodd and wife Cathy; numerous aunts; uncles; cousins and close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. A reception will follow immediately following the service at the American Legion Post #27 in Fayetteville.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.