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Larry Carlos Garriott, 64, of Fayetteville died November 22, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born April 1, 1951 in Fayetteville to Carlos Garriott and Bonnie Hoskins. He was self-employed. Larry was a coach for Special Olympics and was active with Toys For Tots. He was a member of Jenks Quarterback Club where he assisted in building their football field. Kids were very important to Larry. He was an avid hunter and Razorback fan and loved the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Garriott; brother, Orville Lee Capwell Jr.; step-mother, Florence Garriott; and step-father, O.L. Dutch Capwell.
He is survived by two sons, James Carlos Garriott and Michael Jason Garriott, both of Fayetteville; his mother, Bonnie Capwell-Brooks; step-father,William Brooks; one brother, Rocky Garriott of Fayetteville; three sisters, Lisa Capwell of Springdale, Jeanne Collins and husband, Ronnie of Springdale and Carma McAleer and husband, Michael of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; the love of his life, Jan DuVall of Springdale; his nieces and nephews Hillary Capwell, Bonninda Bratton, Michael Trammell, Ollie Trammell, Tessa Ward, Kesha Walker, Natasha Henslee, Katherine Garriott, Matthew Garriott, Anna Lewis and Cora Lewis.
Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Dixon officiating. Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, Toys For Tots or Christian Life Cathedral Chapel Fund.
Calvin Ray Sherman, 73, of Fayetteville, died November 21, 2015 at the V.A. Hospital in Fayetteville. He was born August 24, 1942 in Calumet, Oklahoma to George and Jewell McDonald Sherman. Ray retired from EPC and was an avid gardener. Mostly he enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Charline Pevehouse Sherman; three sons, Ronald Noel and wife, Barbara of Fayetteville, Greg Noel of Fayetteville and Tim Noel and wife, Ladonna of Winslow; two daughters, Regina Wilson and husband, Don of Fayetteville and Sandy Frederick of Fayetteville; six sisters, Loreda Sherman of Oklahoma City, OK., Mildred Thomas and husband, Earl of Ukon, OK., Georgie Sherman and Juanita Sherman both of Rogers, AR., Carol Killian and husband, Jim of Greenland, AR. and Shirley Morphis of Oklahoma City, OK., one brother, Johnny Sherman of Katy, TX.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lester Shadrick officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5- 7 P.M. at the funeral home.
Elsie Lorene Pardue, 94, of Fayetteville died November 21, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 9, 1921 in Witter, Arkansas to Elmer and Myrtie Webb Bryant. Elsie was a member of Goshen Church of the Nazarene. Elsie worked alongside Jack on the farm, in the garden and spent many hours cooking delicious meals in the kitchen. Everyone loved Aunt Elsie’s cobblers and pies. Taking care of her family was the most important thing to her. She will be greatly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack W. Pardue, whom she married September 11, 1943; six brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.
She is survived by five sons, Von Pardue and wife, Sylvia of Conroe, TX., John Pardue and wife, Shirley of Fayetteville, Jack Pardue and wife, Wanda of Leach, OK., and David and Kenny Pardue, both of Fayetteville; one daughter, Linda Pardue of Fayetteville; 9 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. H.M. Shipp officiating. Burial will follow at Sons Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, November 23, 2015 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.
In loving memory, Bonnie Findley, 75, of Fayetteville died Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Fayetteville. She was born January 28, 1940 in Fayetteville to Gordon and Cora James Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Benny Bailey.
She is survived by four sisters, Stella Bailey, Phyllis Rogers and Roslie Woods, all of Springdale and Darline Beal of Tulsa, OK.; and three brothers, Joe, Stanley and Vernon Bailey, all of Springdale.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the funeral home at 12:00 P.M. prior to service.
Andrea Ann Herndon, 72, of Nashville, Arkansas, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 14, 2015. She was born on November 12, 1943, in Texarkana, Arkansas to the late Otto and Glycine (Powell) Miller. Andrea was a light in this world and is loved by so many.
Andrea has always had family in the Nashville, Arkansas area. She and her husband, Jerry, moved to Nashville in 1971 where she was an active member in the First United Methodist Church, Operation Christmas Child, Howard County Charitable Medical Clinic and the community.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Herndon. He was her love; they were married for 46 years. She is also survived by a daughter, Brooke B. Redfern and her husband, John M.Redfern of Fayetteville, AR; a son, G. Grant Herndon, of Fayetteville, AR; four grandchildren, Miller Redfern, Anna Herndon, Avery Redfern and Kate Herndon, all of Fayetteville, AR; and a number of loving cousins and friends.
Family visitation will take place at Nashville Funeral Home in Nashville, AR. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Nashville at 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 20, 2015. Pastors Calvin Parker and Skip Basham will officiate.
The family will be traveling to and from Fayetteville and surrounding areas for the service, so it will be difficult to accommodate floral arrangements. If you would like to honor Andrea’s life, please consider making a donation to a program that was very near to her heart, Operation Christmas Child at the First Baptist Church of Nashville, P.O. Box 339, Nashville, AR. 71852.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Vivian Liberty Bennett, 97, of Fayetteville, AR. passed away at Willard Walker Hospice Home on November 8, 2015 from the complications of advance age.
Vivian was born April 8, 1918 in Cape Girardeau, MO. to Harry Bowman and Emma (Meinz) Bowman. She moved to St Louis, MO. at an early age with her family. There she met her husband, Lee Bennett. They were married on August 19, 1939.
Vivian moved to Fayetteville in 1994 and lived here until her death. She was a member of University Baptist Church. She delivered Meals on Wheels in Fayetteville for several years and was part of a group that led regular worship services for residents of City Hospital. She also enjoyed playing with a group of ladies in a “Merry Hearts Kitchen Band” that performed at nursing homes and care centers. In her 70’s she took up oil painting as a hobby.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lee Bennett; two brothers, Harry Bowman and Robert Bowman, both of St. Louis, MO.
She is survived by one son, Bruce Bennett (wife Linda) of Phoenix, AZ.; three daughters, Deanna Flanagan of Los Osos, CA., Lisa Hart (husband Walter) of Red Bud, IL. and Rebecca Allen (husband Curtis) of Fayetteville, AR.; one sister, Bettie Haltenhof of St Louis, MO.; 13 grandchildren;16 great- grandchildren; and 8 great-great- grandchildren.
She was a devout Christian, Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
There will be a memorial service for Vivian 3:30 P.M. Friday, November 13, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Rd., Fayetteville, AR. with Pastor Brad Redding officiating.
Tim Sanders, 45, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born October 21, 1970 in Walnut Creek, CA. to Wanda Haywood Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, Betti Simmerman Sanders of the home; mother, Wanda Greenlee and husband Ken; 3 sons, Thomas, Shane and Donald Sanders; sister, Betsy Sanders; 2 grandchildren, Louis Thomas and Robert Lee Sanders; and 2 nephews, Aaron and Joseph Sanders.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Karen Elaine Saintignon, 63, of Fayetteville, died October 30, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1952 in Fayetteville to Alvin and Betty Hanson Edens.
She is survived by three sons, Dustin Edens and wife, Lindi of Winslow, Le Roy Faux and wife, Darlene of West Fork and Charles Faux and wife, Lucy of Springdale; brother, Alvin Edens, Jr. of Fayetteville; sister, Patricia Moore of Fayetteville; and 4 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be determined at a later date.
Shirley L. Hill, a resident of Fayetteville, AR. passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at her home, at the age of 79. She was born to O.F. and Bessie Spivey Strawn in San Angelo, TX. on February 22, 1936.
Shirley was retired from Walmart and was a housewife. She was a people person who never met a stranger. She especially loved children. Shirley was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings; and one son, Gary L. Hill.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Tom Hill; daughter, Sherry A. Key and husband, Claude; 4 grandchildren, Kristen and Josh Davis, Gary and Jill Hill, Casey and Jim Neill and Cass and Ashley Key; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 2, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Brother Al Gebauer officiating. Interment will be in the Dowell Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 3-5 P.M.
Pallbearers will be Tuddy Gregg, Jim Vaught, Leroy Nunn, Eddie Finney, Josh Petree and Jim Justus.
Retha Lovett Sparrow, 92, of Lewisville, AR. died Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Fayetteville, AR. She was born June 13, 1923 in Peno, OK. to John and Callie Howard Lovett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sparrow.
Retha was a retired librarian in Lafayette County, Arkansas. She was a lifelong Baptist and a Democrat.
She is survived by a daughter, Ronda Carpenter and husband, James Hooven of Hilton Head, S.C.; a daughter, Dianna Carpenter and husband Donald Brown of Fayetteville, AR.; a son, Scott Carpenter and wife, Robin of Tulsa, OK.; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Carpenter of San Antonio, TX.
Memorial may be made to the Lafayette County Public Library, 219 E. 3rd St., Lewisville, AR. 71845.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.