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Alice Elaine Beetz, 70, of Fayetteville died Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Fayetteville. She was born July 27, 1946 in Mendota, IL. to Paul and Doris Beardsley Beetz.
She was an agricultural consultant for ATTRA.
Alice is survived by a sister, Leslie Althaus and husband, Richard of Mendota, IL; sister, Martha Fouts of Woodland Park, CO; brother, Stephen Beetz and wife, Svetlana of Mendota, IL; sister, Barbara Melchiorre and husband, David of Wilmette, IL. and a sister, Sally Raccuglia and fiancé, Stephen Rhoades of Boulder, CO.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel.
Private interment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Senior Center or the charity of your choice.
Robert Reuben Lusk, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. He was born June 2, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri to Robert Ralph Lusk and Neva Nell Boutwell Lusk. He had a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in Art from Illinois College at Jacksonville, IL in 1950. Robert was a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from the US Postal Service in 1988. After retirement he became an avid woodcarver. He moved to Mountain Home, AR in 1968 from Villa Park, Illinois, then moved to Fayetteville in 1970 from Mountain Home.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Joana Ruth Lusk and a son Jonathan Scott Lusk, and his parents. He is survived by his son Robert (Randy) Lusk and wife Francie of Hot Springs Village, daughter Ruthanne Lusk Whitehead and husband Mark of Bentonville, son Kevin Todd Lusk and wife Corrie of Sheridan, daughter-in-law Suzanne Lusk of Springdale. Grandchildren, Robbie Lusk, Christie Jackson, Tiffany Whitehead, Brently Lusk and William Lusk, and seven great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held in Mountain Home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bentonville (Benevolence Fund), 201 NW 2nd ST Bentonville, AR 72712. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com
Warren G. Langham, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away October 17, 2016 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1922 at Goshen, Arkansas, the son of Garland (G.A.) and Arta M. Oxford Langham.
Warren was an avid gardener and fisherman. He retired from the First National Bank of Fayetteville in 1985 after 30 years of service. He was a 1941 graduate of The Huntsville State Vocational School and completed numerous courses from The School of Banking. He was a lifetime member of Wiggins United Methodist Church where he served as a member of the board and always was willing to serve where needed. Up until his death he attended Baldwin Baptist Church. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, longtime member of The Farm Bureau, past member of the Salvation Army, and served as President of the Fayetteville Exchange Club. Warren was a multi-gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Langham Bowen and daughter-in-law Beverly Langham.
He is survived by his wife Alice Irene Garretson Langham whom he married September 4, 1943 of the home, daughter, Shirley Birdsall and husband Cal of Katy, TX, daughter, Helen Cole and husband Ron of New Bloomfield, MO, and son, Gary Langham of Springdale. He also leaves grandchildren Vonda Syler and husband Ron of Siloam Springs, Oaklea Phillips and husband Nick of Mulberry, Trey Lewis and wife Kimberly of Katy, TX, Chuck Cole and wife Laura of Columbia, MO, Erin Mansur of Little Rock, Holly Spencer and husband Matthew of York, NE and Jarrod Langham and wife Brandii of Springdale and thirteen great grandchildren. Also surviving him is his niece Evelyn Bowen Shaw and husband Dennis of Tontitown and nephew Dr. Thomas E. Bowen and wife Mary of Riverside, CA.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 21, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.m. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to www.beardsfuneralchapel.com
She worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for many years and retired in 2001.
She married Dr. Robert C. Welch on September 14, 1996. They made their home on Mount Sequoyah for 19 years where she was known for her beautiful gardens and care of the area wildlife, particularly the numerous deer who made their way to her home each day to be fed and watered. She and Bob enjoyed travelling together during their 20 years of marriage and were devoted to their children and grandchildren.
Judy was an active member of Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville and served faithfully for nearly a decade in Community Meals, Actions and Truth and Beyond Our Walls, ministries which seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of area residents. She had a heart for the underprivileged of Northwest Arkansas, particularly children, and worked tirelessly to collect food and clothing for those in need. She was a longtime blood donor at Community Blood Center, always feeling a deep responsibility to give anything she could to benefit someone in need.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Johnnie Frances Childers; a stepson and daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren, Andy and Joyce Welch and their children, Maddison and Samuel.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Welch of Fayetteville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Guy and Shirley Poindexter of Baytown, TX. and Ray Poindexter of Farmington; a stepdaughter and her husband, Betsy and Clint Foster of Charlottesville, VA. and their children, Cassidy Foster and Graham Foster; a niece, Sharon Skaggs of Houston, TX; and numerous friends who loved her dearly and considered her family.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 P.M. on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 Monday, October 17, 2016 at Central United Methodist Church with inurnment to follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Meals at Central United Methodist Church.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Loy was a 20 year retiree from the United States Army and was employed for 25 years as a cross-country truck driver at Willis Shaw Express.
He is survived by son David Mashburn and wife, Louise of Fayetteville, Arkansas; daughter, Beth Dillard and husband, John of Springdale, Arkansas; son, Mark Mashburn and wife, Gaile of North Palm Beach, Florida; and daughter, Rebecca Mashburn of Farmington, Arkansas; a sister, Lenora Hobbs of Foley, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Susie Mashburn of Ozark, Missouri; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00 A.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Jasper Hankins and Donald Brannan.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
She was 1 of 9 children and is survived by her 3 daughters, Spring Melody LaMarca, Qwen Lee Boitnott and Charlotte Sue Longo; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Koontz.
She loved living in Arkansas, playing bingo, loved her friends and family.
She married the love of her life, Norris Boitnott in 1956, who preceded her in death in 2005. Now the two of them are together forever in Heaven.
There will be a small memorial service held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Nantucket Community Room at 611 E. Nantucket, Fayetteville, AR.
Her cremains will be put to rest in California with her husband.
Leocadia (Lee) Joan Durham, 89, of Fayetteville, died October 8, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born October 13, 1926 in Bayonne, N.J. to Stanley and Victoria Maciag Posluszny.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Leocadia was preceded in death by her husband,William Durham.
She is survived by two sons, Bill Durham and wife, Carol Andrews of Fayetteville and Lee Durham and wife, Linda of Lakewood, CA; sister, Ann Zaszewski of Bayonne, N.J.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J. under the direction of Parow Funeral Home.
Family requests donations to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, Arkansas 72762 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1722 N. Starr Dr., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.
Local arrangements are by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Daniel Gene Lange was born April 24, 1945 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Freddie Gene Lange and Rosilee Elizabeth Brown Lange, and passed October 6, 2016 at his home in Prairie Grove, AR. surrounded by family. He had 8 brothers and sisters, Esther Lange Hill, Gail Marie, Gary Eugene Lange, Paul Hill, Vick Hill, Steve Hill, Eugene Wilson Lange and Hubert Marshall Lange.
Dan was a proud veteran serving 21 years in the United States Air Force where he retired as an Air Traffic Controller at Eglin Air Force Base July 31, 1984. During his time in the Air Force Dan obtained his pilot’s license and became a commercial aviator and flight instructor for American Eagle Airlines, retiring in 2005. Upon his retirement from commercial aviation he continued as an instructor for Flight Safety until he retired permanently from aviation in 2012.
Dan learned the value of hard work on his father’s farm and greatly enjoyed time spent working on projects in and around the house. Later in life Dan obtained quite the tool collection and enjoyed working on projects in his “man cave”. His children remember his attention to detail and dedication to doing it right the first time. These values they hope to pass on to his grandchildren. More than anything Dan loved to laugh with family and friends and enjoyed the company, love and laughter spent at Potlucks and Karaoke in Texas.
Dan is survived by his wife, Rhonda Cate Lange of the home; daughter, Rebecca Lange Taylor of Niceville, FL; son, Derek Jackson & wife, Andrea of Farmington, AR; son, Damon Jackson of Prairie Grove, AR; 7 grandchildren, Alex, Collin, Jaxen, Olivia, Ava, Liam and Clare; Dan is also survived by 3 of his siblings, Gail Marie, Vick Hill and Steve Hill; mother- in-law Mary Ellen Cate of Springdale, AR; and many more loving relatives and a multitude of friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 6-8pm at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, AR. Services will be the following day, Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00pm at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial with full military honors to follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery at 1:00pm. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
He was an Army WWII veteran; a mechanic; a farmer and a partner at Shuler Autohaus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Nadine Baxter Oliver; a son, Brentley Howard Oliver; daughters, Rosemarie and Virginia Lee Oliver; a sister, Cleda Fong; and a brother, Jack Jordan Oliver.
Bud is survived by a son, Bruce Oliver and wife, Helen of Lincoln, AR; daughters, Johnnie Ann Watkins and husband, Joe K. of Elkins, AR, Jennine McCleland and husband, George B. of Fayetteville, AR. and Jamie Cavness and husband, Joel of Westville, OK; brothers, Manford Oliver and wife, JoAnn of Oakdale, CA, Carl Oliver of Chloride, AZ. and Jerry Oliver and wife, Marilyn of Sacramento, CA; a sister, Pauline Nichel of Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, OK. with David Daniels officiating under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Friday, October 7, 2016 at the funeral home.
A celebration of her life will be held at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.
Carolyn was born on March 25, 1937. She was raised in Cyril, Oklahoma and was a lifetime resident of Lawton. She worked as a hairdresser and crafter for many years and owned and operated Nana’s Attic in Medicine Park. She and her husband owned and operated Big Chef Restaurant in Lawton until its closing in 2016. She enjoyed sewing and crafting and won many State Fair awards for her creations that were sold all over the U.S. She loved traveling in her RV, and camping at the lake where she hosted many 4th of July celebrations. She was an avid animal activist and was known for her care of the wild ducks and geese.
Carolyn is survived by her 5 children, Debra Walker and husband, Garry Walker of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Darla Waid and husband, Carter Waid of Duncan, Oklahoma, Donald Hanson and wife, Mary Hanson of Lawton, Oklahoma, David Jordan of Hugo, Oklahoma and April Diffee and partner, Donnie Ward of Lawton, Oklahoma; stepchildren, Charlotte Stephens, Lewis Hagler and wife, Jan and Carolynn Hill Smith; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great- grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Trevor Hagler; parents, Helen and Howard Moore; sister, Patsy Heinz; brother, Billy Moore; daughter- in- law, Debbie Jordan; niece, Katheryn Gideon; and granddaughter, Stephanie Craley.
Carolyn was a giving and beautiful woman inside and out. She will be remembered not only for a beauty and crafting talent but the energy she brought to many family celebrations which will live in the memories of her children and grandchildren for many years to come.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Fayetteville, AR.