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He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. Michael celebrated forty years of sobriety. He was a machinist and enjoyed working with computers and helping others.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Trenholm Sasser; one son, Mark Sasser of Elkins; one daughter, Michelle Sasser of Elkins; two brothers, Phil Sasser of Elkins and Bobby Sasser of California; one sister, Jan Dinoff of California; a half-brother, Joey Johnson of Tennessee; and three grandchildren, Laken, Mason and Brynn.
A memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
Carole Joan Stone, 75, of Fayetteville, died July 3, 2015 in Fayetteville. She was born October 30, 1939 in Salinas, CA. to Jack and Reba Payne Tunnell. She was a member of Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville. As an ordained minister, Carole was active in prison ministry. She enjoyed baking and cake decorating. She was an accomplished artist, specializing in oil painting. Carole was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Stone; one son, David Stone and wife, Sheila of Mayfield, KY.; two daughters, Dawn Reynolds and husband, Terry of St. Louis, MO. and Susan Glenn and husband, Chris of Fayetteville; one sister, Judy Hawley of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harry Hamilton officiating.
Jerry L. Patnoe, 74, of Elkins died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was born April 11, 1941 in Spring Valley, IL.
He was retired from the U of A where he served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Program.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon Patnoe; and their blended family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are pending.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
William Dennis (W.D.) Foster, 36, of Fayetteville died June 27, 2015. He was born March 31, 1979 in Springdale to Dennis and Reba Pierce Foster. W.D. was a devout Christian and a graduate of Lincoln High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Fourth of July and kids.
He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Reba Foster; one brother, Charlie Eph Foster of Springdale; two sisters, Sherri Raney of Prairie Grove and April West of Fayetteville; nephews, Landen Raney, Landon Foster and Logan Roberts; his second mother, Ruthie Drain; his close friends, Jack Mason and Ronnie Sampley; and nine aunts and three uncles.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until service-time on Thursday at Beard’s.
Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Springdale.
Elizabeth Margaret Beckmann, 87, of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Assisted Living at Meadowlands Care Center of O’Fallon, Missouri. She was born December 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Leonard Dominic Bilz and Elizabeth Von Braunsberg Bilz. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville and the Legion of Mary. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 65 years, John Joseph Beckmann, Sr. Survivors include one daughter, Ellen Burdjak and husband, Dennis of New York; four sons, John Beckmann, Jr. of Florida, Eric Beckmann and wife, Cathy of Georgia, Keith Beckmann and wife, Joneva of Missouri and Robert Beckmann and wife, Amy of Florida; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends. A rosary service will be at 5 p.m. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Having been born in Tulsa, she moved to Colorado for a short- time. Fayetteville is where she spent most of her adult life. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marion “Smitty” Smith; and two brothers, Paul and Darrell Smith.
Survived by her husband, Larry Tuck; mother, Viola Smith of Fayetteville; a son, Gabriel Tuck of Fayetteville; a daughter, Ashley Hignite of Prairie Grove; stepson, David Tuck of Kettering, OH.; and a brother, Scott Smith of Elkins; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Gary Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in Zinnamon Cemetery in West Fork under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.
She was retired from Campbell Soup Company and from Guardian Angel Daycare. She was a member of New Life Tabernacle Church. She was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan. She married Luster Stowers on May 1, 1952.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky (Elizabeth) of Goshen and Timmy (Terri) of Burley, ID.; one daughter, Sandy (Vernon) Beck of Goshen; three sisters, Margaret Stowers of Gainesville, GA., Earnie Dotson of Alkol, W. VA. and Glennie Egnor of Beloit, OH.; six grandsons, Braxton, Travis, Adam, Nick, Clay and Luke; two granddaughters, Hollie and Racheal; seven great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters; also her best friend Betty McNew of Fayetteville.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Reverend John Martin officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel.
Russell devoted his life to providing for his family. He enjoyed hunting, deep sea fishing, gardening, grilling and bread baking. In younger years, he may be remembered for his athletic achievements, lettering in all 3 sports, as a Fayetteville High School Bulldog in the late 1960’s. He played on the All-State and All-American football teams, and then as a Razorback at the University of Arkansas.
Professionally, he was a senior lineman at SWEPCO for 17 years, until he started his own high voltage electrical contracting business, Skyline Services. He successfully operated Skyline for over 20 years until he sold the business and retired.
Russell also volunteered many years to Round Mountain Fire Department, serving as a Board Member and as President. In later years, he served the Beach Club Community in Gulf Shores, AL. on the Catalina Board. Russell never refused help to anyone in need and was always first to assist his family and neighbors, in the Wyman Community. Russell loved the Lord and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and then of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.
Russell is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joanne Buelt Hall; his three daughters, Alisa Maree Duncan and husband, Daniel; Jennifer Rose Hall; Sarah Adair Wood and husband, Ross; Joanne’s children, Sarah Khan and husband, Anwar; Brian Stuart and wife, Denise Frances Stuart; and Mike Stuart and wife, Lauren Harris Stuart. He was “Papa” to twelve grandchildren, including Alisa’s sons, Austin Russell Bushong and Alex Thomas Bushong; and Sarah’s daughter, Savannah Maree Wood. Other grandchildren include Ariana and Tyler Khan (Sarah Khan); Evelyn, Natalie and Lucas Stuart (Brian Stuart); Dylan and Madeleine Stuart (Mike Stuart); Aaron Bushong and Brandon Duncan. His surviving siblings include Steven Hall and wife, Barbara; Kathleen O’Brien and husband Ed; Thomas Hall; and Patrick Hall and wife, Cathy.
Russell is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years and mother of his daughters, Donna Maree Walker Hall; by his parents, Vernon Lloyd Hall and Frances Elizabeth Louise (Rose) Hall; and by his sister, Linda Faye (Hall) Dingman.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, AR., with burial in Round Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel. Eric Roberts will be officiating.
After services, family and friends are invited to visit with the Hall Family at Courtyard by Marriott, located at 600 Van Asche in Fayetteville, from 12:30-3:00 P.M.
In accordance with Russell’s wishes, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are requested in lieu of flowers.
Sharon Lee (nee: Willingham) Deloy was born May 13, 1933 in Los Angeles, California to Helen (Egan) and William Bernard Willingham, and died peacefully in her sleep on June 10, 2015 at her daughter Vicky’s home, after a lengthy illness. Sharon is survived by her children Doug (Maureen), Julie (Don), Vicky (Ron), Becky (Bryan), Valerie (Mike) and Connie. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cherie Russell, her husband Frank Deloy, her long-time companion Bob Buscher, and her sister, Joyce Beaver. Sharon graduated from South Gate High School. She was married to Jack Robbins (1951-1955), with whom she had two children (Doug and Julie) and thereafter to Frank Deloy (from 1956 until his death in 1982), with whom she had five daughters (Vicky, Becky, Cherie, Valerie and Connie). Sharon was a homemaker for many years. She was instrumental in starting the first bridge club in Milpitas and was actively involved in running it. She was an expert gardener and an avid photographer and reader. She was a member of Mensa. Sharon worked for the Milpitas Post, writing a local neighborhood column. She also worked as a real estate agent, and later worked in electronics for several years at Intel, until she retired and relocated to West Fork, Arkansas, where she lived her last 35 years. Three of her children — Vicky, Cherie and Connie — moved to Arkansas and lived nearby with their families. In addition to her children, Sharon is survived by her brother, Bruce Willingham; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Sharon touched many lives and will be sorely missed. Services will be announced at a future date.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by a sister, Nancy Delgado; and a brother, Carl McCoy.
A memorial service will be held at Cross Church-College Ave. at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Willard Walker Hospice Home.