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TRANSITION: John "Jack" Murphy, III (July 7, 1939-April 11, 2016) (05/02/16)
John "Jack" Mark Matthew Murphy, III of Holiday Island , formally of Illinois, was born on July 7, 1939 in Chicago and lived in West Chicago, Wayne, St. Charles, Batavia and Naperville, Ill. for 65 years of his life. He was called home into the arms of his Lord on Monday, April 11, 2016...
TRANSITION: Aubrey "Jake" Clevenger (Nov. 24, 1933-April 21, 2016) (04/27/16)
Aubrey "Jake" Clevenger, a resident of Grassy Knob in Eureka Springs for 15 years, passed away from cardiac failure Thursday, April 21, 2016. Jake was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Stephens City, Va. In 1955 he met and married his first wife of 20 years, Elaine Cherny and started a family. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, second wife Elizabeth, sisters Imogene and Rosemary and grandson Steven Clevenger...
TRANSITION: Betty Louise Christian (Feb. 5, 1928-April 18, 2016) (04/21/16)
Betty Louise Christian, 88, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Forest Hills Care Center in Broken Arrow, Okla. Betty was born Feb. 5, 1928 to Grant and Catherine (Pitts) Cline in Eureka Springs. She graduated from Eureka Springs High School in 1946, then graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Missouri...
TRANSITION: Jacqueline "Jackie" Babcock (July 16, 1923 - March 30, 2016) (04/13/16)
Jaqueline "Jackie" Babcock, a resident of Holiday, Arkansas, was born July 16, 1923, in Raytown, Mo., a daughter of Dewey and Maude Irene (Pitts) Young. She departed this life Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Fayetteville, at the age of 92 years. "Jackie" as she was known to everyone, grew up in Denver, Colo., graduated from Campion Academy and married her high school sweetheart. ...
TRANSITION: Richard Luciani (Oct. 24, 1946 - March 28, 2016) (04/13/16)
Richard Luciani, a resident of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was born October 24, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Ralph Luciani. He departed this life Monday, March 28,2016 in Springdale, at the age of 69 years. On Nov. 19, 2004, Richard was united in marriage with Diane Elizabeth (Duckett) Luciani, who survives him of the home. ...
TRANSITION: Denise Michelle Barry (Oct. 5, 1963-April 3, 2016) (04/11/16)
Denise Michelle Barry, age 52, of Green Forest, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016. She was born Oct. 5, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Joyce Avery and Mike Barry. She was preceded in death by her parents Joyce and Mike Barry; her stepfather, Mike Avery; and her lifelong companion, Joe Peņa...
TRANSITION: Michael Wayne Anderson (Jan. 16, 1976-April 2, 2016) (04/06/16)
Michael Wayne Anderson, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Jan. 16, 1976, in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, a son of Jackie Dale and Barbara Jean (Crow) Anderson. He departed this life Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Fayetteville, at the age of 40 years. He is survived by three daughters, Amber M.E. ...
TRANSITION: Anita Christine Rhodes (April 22, 1948-March 26, 2016) (04/04/16)
Mrs. Anita Christine (Spitfire) Rhodes of Eagle Rock, Mo., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 26, 2016, at age 67. Anita was born in Little Rock on April 22, 1948, and grew up in Stuttgart, Ark.. She is preceded in death by parents, Harold Louis Rhodes, Sr. and Macel Willeen (Roland) Rhodes; a son, James William Dugan, Jr. (2013); a sister, Sandy Peden; and brothers, Keith Rhodes, Harold Louis Rhodes, Wade August Grisham, and Jimmy Willett Hutchins...
TRANSITION: Gregory Eugene Crocker (Dec. 8, 1966-Feb. 27, 2016) (04/04/16)
Gregory Eugene Crocker was born Dec. 8, 1966 in Joplin, Mo. to James & Peggy Crocker and passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was 49 and a resident of the Gateway area. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Eugene and Peggy Ann Crocker; and grandparents George Eugene and Oletha Pearl Crocker...
TRANSITION: Edmund John Leswig (March 30, 1935-March 27, 2016) (03/30/16)
Edmund John Leswig, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 30, 1935 in Jamaica Long Island, N.Y., a son of Edmund John Leswig, Sr. and Constance Grace (McGinnace) Leswig. He departed this life Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 80 years, three days short of his 81st birthday...
TRANSITION: Leland Wayne Stewart (March 20, 1941-March 21, 2016) (03/30/16)
Leland Wayne Stewart, a resident of Alpena, was born March 20, 1941 in Berryville, a son of Henry and Mattie (Denney) Stewart. He departed this life Monday, March 21,2016 in Harrison, at the age of 75 years. He enjoyed playing music, dominoes and singing gospel music. Leland proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the Alpena First Baptist Church...
TRANSITION: Joyce Lorraine Avery (March 19, 1941-March 25, 2016) (03/28/16)
Joyce Lorraine (Brown) Avery, age 75, of Green Forest, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, in Berryville. She was born March 19, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Alvis and Evelyn Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Miller; Mike Barry; and Mike Avery...
TRANSITION: Robert Richard Reed (Oct. 25, 1941-Jan. 13, 2016) (03/18/16)
Robert Richard Reed, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Oct. 25, 1941 in Shawnee, Okla. to William B. Reed and Imogene McBroom Reed who preceded him in death. He departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Bokeelia, Florida.. Bob, as he was commonly known, attended school in Broken Arrow, Okla. ...
TRANSITION: Pamela Sue Hardesty (June 25, 1946-March 9, 2016) (03/14/16)
Pamela Sue (Peak) Hardesty passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Circle of Life Hospice Hospital in Springdale, Ark. She was born June 25, 1946 to F.W. Peak and Margaret Elizabeth (Lindsay) Peak in Kansas City, Mo. Pam lived most of her life in Arlington, Texas, raising a family and using her marketing skills as a Christian Education Director. She was also on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America. She was a small business owner and even sold new cars for a period of time...
TRANSITION: Amanda Brandy Rose Wade (March 4, 1988-March 3, 2016) (03/09/16)
Amanda Brandy Rose Dodge Wade, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 4, 1988, in Eureka Springs, a daughter of David Edward and Christina Rene (Blewett) Dodge. She departed this life Thursday, March 3, 2016, north of Eureka Springs, at the age of 27 years...
TRANSITION: Jimmie L. Miller (Aug. 6, 1929-March 4, 2016) (03/09/16)
Jimmie L. Miller, a resident of Berryville, was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Drumright, Okla., a son of Oran and Kate Ellen (Wood) Miller. He departed this life Friday, March 4, 2016, in his home in Berryville with family by his side, at the age of 86 years...
TRANSITION: John Edward Gutierrez (Nov. 3, 1955-March 8, 2016) (03/09/16)
John Edward Gutierrez, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Queens, N.Y., a son of Gonzalo Edward and Theola Mae (Dimke) Gutierrez. He departed this life Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Eureka Springs, at the age of 60 years. John worked as a supervisor for a painting company. He was of the Christian faith and loved sports. He loved playing baseball and watching football...
TRANSITION: Sandra Mae Wakefield (Passed March 5, 2016) (03/08/16)
Sandra Mae Wakefield, 77 of Eureka Springs died Saturday, March 5, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Rachiel Stewart of Eureka Springs; and sister-in-law, Kay B. Wakefield of Seattle. Memorials in her name can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 209 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Arrangements are by Nelson Berna Funeral Home...
TRANSITION: Sharon Lee Nelson (Passed March 6, 2016) (03/08/16)
Sharon Lee Nelson, age 68 of Eureka Springs, passed away March 6, 2016. She was a resident of Eureka Springs for a number of years having relocated with her family from Louisiana. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by a host of family and friends...
TRANSITION: James Edward Watson (Aug. 18, 1931-March 2, 2016) (03/07/16)
James Edward "Tubby" Watson, of Eureka Springs, passed away March 2, 2016 at the age of 84. He was born in Baton Rouge, La. on August 18, 1931 to James Edward and Roberta (Devall) Watson, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his daughter, Judy McClure, brother-in-law, Pete Reeves and one granddaughter...
TRANSITION: Kenneth R. Fugate (March 29, 1949-Feb. 19, 2016) (02/24/16)
Kenneth R. Fugate, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born March 26, 1949 in Kermit, Texas, a son of Lloyd Guinn and Wanda Rae (Wagner) Fugate. He departed this life Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 66 years. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as the cemetery sexton of the Eureka Springs Cemetery and was of the Buddhist religion. Ken loved all animals. He was caring and compassionate...
TRANSITION: Gladys "Gus" Thompson (July 3, 1927-Feb. 21, 2016) (02/22/16)
Gladys ("Gus", "Gussie") Thompson, formerly of Eureka Springs, died Feb. 21, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 3, 1927 in Cozad, Neb. She married Ted W. Thompson in August of 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted W; son, Bruce; parents Carl and Tillie McCoy Gustafson and sister Marilyn...
TRANSITION: Gordon James Palmer, Jr. (Sept. 10, 1937-Feb. 12, 2016) (02/22/16)
Gordon James Palmer, Jr., a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 10, 1937 in Lawton, Okla., a son of Gordon Palmer, Sr. and Wynie (Skelton) Palmer. He departed this life Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in his home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 78 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Wynie Palmer and one son, Gordon Ray Palmer...
TRANSITION: Nancy Sutcliffe (June 8, 1927-Feb. 12, 2016) (02/15/16)
Nancy Sutcliffe, a resident of Eureka Springs, passed from this life to Heaven on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. Nancy's journey in life began in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 8, 1927. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Tatsuo and Masayo (Ouchi) Takaoka; two brothers, Kinley and Takeo Takaoka; and one sister, Shima Dwyer...
TRANSITION: Judy Kay Marohn (Dec. 19, 1943-Jan. 26, 2016) (02/08/16)
Judy Kay Marohn, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec. 19, 1943, a daughter of Carroll and Vera Morkert. She departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Fayetteville at the age of 72 years. Judy was united in marriage with Mike Marohn who was preceded her in death in 1999...