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He attended Pueblo County High School and belonged to Park Hill Baptist Church. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1975 during the Vietnam Era. In the early 80’s, he married Patsy Cheek of Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from Pueblo Community College majoring in Computer Science. He was later a roofing salesman working with Rick Pryor in Pueblo and then became an over-the-road truck driver until disabled.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Dale Jones.
Lloyd is survived by his mother, Luella Fern Jones; a brother, Gary Jones and wife, Debi of Cave Springs, AR.; a sister, Linda Grindle and her husband, Don of Kimberling City, MO.; a sister, Diane Rockwell and her husband, Richard of Gravette, AR.; a brother, Richard Jones of Pueblo, CO. and a brother, Raymond Jones of West Fork, AR. He is also survived by several aunts, an uncle, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Step-family members include Jan Jones, Lana Coffman and Diane Crow, all of Colorado and Wade Olson of Oklahoma.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel. Pastor Rodney Weeks of Lakeview Baptist Church of Cave Springs, AR. will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 861, West Fork, AR. 72774.
Larry Dewayne Moore, a resident of Fayetteville, AR. passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville at the age of 74. Dewayne was born to Wesley Verdane Moore and Vera Ophelia Dorton Moore in Jonesboro, AR. on January 25, 1942.
Dewayne was a retired farmer and loving father and grandfather. He currently started attending church at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, AR.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wesley Moore.
Dewayne is survived by his two daughters, Eden Moore and Olivia Stobaugh and husband, John; 2 grandchildren, Jackson and Helen Stobaugh; sister, Joan Roberts and husband, Ronnie from Jonesboro, AR.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with Reverend Jim Huffman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, 1100 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR. 72703/Attn: Voluntary Services/In Memory of Larry Dewayne Moore.
Helen Warnock, 75, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born February 28, 1941 in Prairie View, AR. to Arthur and Velma Lucille Skinner Tincher.
She managed Mr. Burger on S. School for many years; also cared for the elderly and disabled; and she enjoyed attending the Fayetteville Senior Center. Helen was so thankful to God for her precious friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Velma Tincher; sisters, Nina Ruth Tincher and Glenda Baldwin; and brothers, Ronnie and Charles Tincher.
Helen is survived by her children, James, Connie and Janet; sisters, Irene Young and Martha Retz, both of Killeen, Texas and Maxine Bell of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; brothers, Steve Landis of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Richard Landis of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Justin, Helena, Jessica and Janell; and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 20, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with the Reverend Ervin Hutchins officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until service- time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Ford Church c/o Ervin Hutchins, 356 S. Napier, Fayetteville, AR. 72701 or the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview, Fayetteville, AR. 72703.
Maribel Bovadilla, 24, born on October 22, 1991 in San Jose, California. She graduated Rogers High School in 2010. She later graduated from Blue Cliff College in April 2013 with a degree in Medical Assisting.
She was engaged to John Alexander Collum, 32, born on May 14, 1984 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and sadly passed away together on Sunday, June 12, 2016 as a result from a motor vehicle accident.
Maribel and John were very outgoing and happy individuals. They would always make friends everywhere they went. Both had a way of finding the good in everyone they’d meet. Maribel and John both had a heavy sense of adventure and made the most out of everything in their lives.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Bluff Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the funeral home.
Dennis Ray Griesse, 71, of Fayetteville, AR passed from this life on June 6, 2016. He was born in Cape Girardeau, MO on August 20, 1944 to Rev. Wilbert and Doris Griesse. During his childhood, the Griesse family moved to Little Rock, AR, then to Farmington, MO and finally to Fort Smith, AR in 1959. Dennis graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 and enlisted in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served at Kessler AFB (Mississippi), Thule AFB (Greenland), Hamilton AFB (California) and Shaw AFB (South Carolina). Dennis left the military as a Captain and returned to the University of Arkansas, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1974.
Dennis held various legal positions in private practice and with the state of Arkansas in the Workforce Services and Environmental Quality Divisions. After spending several years in Little Rock, Dennis settled in Fayetteville, AR in the early 90’s where he raised his children with his former spouse, Janet Titus. His children followed in his footsteps, attending the University of Arkansas, where his daughter Birch graduated and his son Evan is currently enrolled.
Dennis enjoyed his leisure time and had several hobbies. When Dennis left the military, he returned to Arkansas in a 1974 BMW 2002, which may have been the first BMW in the city of Fort Smith. Dennis spent countless hours working on his BMW. Dennis learned to play the guitar in the military and became a very proficient “picker”. Dennis amassed a small collection of guitars with his favorite being those made by C.F. Martin & Co. Dennis was also an avid reader, and this led naturally to his prowess at completing even the most difficult of crossword puzzles.
Dennis is survived by his daughter Birch of Austin, TX and his son Evan of Fayetteville, AR. He is also survived by his 8 siblings, Deborah, Kurt, David and Daniel residing in Arkansas, Sandra and Beverly residing in Texas, Martha residing in Tennessee, and Susan residing in Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. E. and Doris Griesse, and two siblings Gerald and Larry.
Dennis’ body has been cremated, and the family appreciates condolences, but respectfully declines any flowers or donations. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Emma Lou Slaughter, 83, of Fayetteville went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2016. She was born October 6, 1932 in Fayetteville to Albert and Josephine Wilkes Gray.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Roscoe Slaughter.
She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Emma Lou is survived by her 3 children, Emma Jean Pennington, Karen Barnes and husband, Olan and Charlene Shepherd and husband, Ray; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 13, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Dr. Tom Hover officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 P.M. on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the funeral home.
Dale T. Focht, 79, of West Fork passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home. He was born July 13, 1936 in New Kensington, PA. to Paul and Alice Burlbaugh Focht.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alice Focht and a brother, Ronald Focht.
Dale served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a City of Phoenix Police Officer for over 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Focht of the home; a daughter, Sandra Hollomon and husband, Sam of West Fork; a son, Paul Focht and wife, Terri of Phoenix, AZ.; granddaughters, Linda Barry of West Fork and Crystal Albertson and husband, Matt of Fayetteville; and grandson, James Focht of Phoenix, AZ.
There are no scheduled services.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Virgil Bradshaw, Jr., 64, of Fayetteville passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home. He was born August 27, 1951 in Prairie Grove to Virgil and Bonnie Daniel Bradshaw, Sr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sue Blevins.
He was retired from the Army National Guard; was a member of the American Legion; a member of NWADA; and was a retired district manager from the State of Arkansas Revenue Department.
Virgil is survived by two sons, Bobby and Jason Bradshaw of Fayetteville; 5 grandchildren, Bryan, Myrya, Zachary, Cyra and Danny Bradshaw, all of Fayetteville; and 1 great-grandchild, Daegan Bradshaw.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Neal; a son, Robert Neal; and one brother, Robert Frost.
Opal loved her garden, enjoyed cooking and loved being Nanny to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheri Berardi Hardin and husband, Tony of Fayetteville; a grandson, Matthew Gabbard of Fayetteville; a granddaughter, Marci Tate and husband, Terry of Fayetteville; and their children, Weston and Cooper Tate of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Monday, June 6, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel. There are no scheduled services.
Private interment will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Jake Junior Murphy, 85, of Fayetteville, died June 2, 2016. He was born February 14, 1931 in the Round Mountain Community to Jake Fulton and Elvessa Johnson Murphy. Jake was a member of Baldwin Church of Christ and was retired from the Fayetteville Police Department. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret whom he married February 8, 1951; two sons, David Murphy and wife, Cheryl of Springdale and Richard Murphy and wife, Becky of Fayetteville; 4 grandchildren, Lori, Brooke, Jamie and Jake; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Baldwin Church of Christ with Bobby Dockery officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 3-5 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Gospel Tract International c/o Baldwin Church of Christ, 4377 E. Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville, AR. 72701.