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TRANSITION: Barbara Jean Jayroe (March 7, 1950-July 25, 2015) (07/28/15)
Barbara Jean Jayroe, a resident of Holiday Island was born March 07, 1950 in Harper, Kan., a daughter of James Ellis, Sr. and Joyce Phye. She departed this life Saturday, July 25, 2015 in her home in Holiday Island, at the age of 65 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James Ellis, Sr. and Joyce Phye. 
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TRANSITION: Michael Leroy Gwinup (July 9, 1950-July 24, 2015) (07/28/15)
Michael Leroy Gwinup, a resident of Berryville was born July 09, 1950 in Shreveport, La., a son of Arthur Alexander and Virginia May (Woods) Geist. He departed this life Friday, July 24, 2015 in his home in Berryville, at the age of 65 years. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Virginia Gwinup; grandparents; one son, Michael Gwinup; one sister, Dalene Keeland; two grandchildren, Andrew Michael Gwinup Honaker and Alexis Barrera. 
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TRANSITION: Juanita Jean Bowling (June 28, 1949-July 5, 2015) (07/24/15)
Juanita Jean (Cricket) Bowling, a resident of Eureka Springs was born June 28, 1949 in Independence, Mo., a daughter of Paul and Jeanette (Kelley) Bolinger. She departed this life Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Eureka Springs at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Jeanette Bolinger; husband, Bill Bowling; two daughters, and one son...
TRANSITION: Jimmy Ray Howard (Aug. 29, 1951-July 17, 2015) (07/22/15)
Jimmy Ray Howard, a resident of Berryville, was born Aug. 29, 1951 in Rudd, Ark., a son of Steve C. and Zella (McKinney) Howard. He departed this life Friday, July 17, 2015 in Fayetteville at the age of 63 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve & Zella Howard, first wife, Debi Dooty, three brothers and three sisters...
TRANSITION: Kenneth M. McCoy (May 26, 1948-July 15, 2015) (07/22/15)
Kenneth Michael McCoy, a resident of Berryville, was born May 26, 1948 in Whittier, Calif., a son of Robert and Virginia (Briano) McCoy. He departed this life Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 67 years. Ken is survived by his wife, Diane Murphy; his daughters Lisa, Sandi and Amy; his grandchildren Madi, Megan, Mya, Breely and Aubren; his stepsons Rick and Joey; his siblings Laurie Kilgore and Randy; his mother Virginia and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones...
TRANSITION: Erik Skulason (Feb. 7, 1959-June 25, 2015) (07/20/15)
Erik Skulason was born Feb. 7, 1959 in Iceland. He passed on June 25, 2015. In loving memory of her husband, there will be a celebration of his life on July 23, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. The service will be at 5:30 p.m. It will be at the Ugly Bunny Farm, 761 CR 546, Berryville, AR 72616 870-654-0810 or 479-244-7386...
TRANSITION: Ruth Ellen Leggett (July 11, 1928-July 13, 2015) (07/17/15)
Ruth Ellen Leggett, a resident of Eureka Springs was born July 11, 1928 in Many, La., a daughter of Walter Edward and Alice Ellen (Rayford) McCrae. She departed this life Monday, July 13, 2015 in Eureka Springs at the age of 87 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Edward and Alice Ellen McCrae; first husband, Charles Levie Wilkinson; one sister, Barbara Fay Middleton; and one daughter, Ruth Diane Wilkinson of Eureka Springs...
TRANSITION: Renee Wilson (Feb. 23, 1951-June 27, 2015) (07/13/15)
Renee Wilson, a resident of Eureka Springs was born Feb. 23, 1951 in Tulsa, Okla., a daughter of Carl and Doris (Lewis) Benton. She departed this life Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Fayetteville at the age of 64. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl & Doris Benton and her first husband Dennis Deaton...
TRANSITION: Mary Evelyn Seward (Feb. 19, 1933-July 3, 2015) (07/06/15)
Mary Evelyn Seward was born on Feb. 19th, 1933 to Clifford and Cora Collins. Mary went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2015. She was 82 years old. Mary lived a rich life with a wonderful husband, Fred Seward, for 62 years. They were wed on Dec.31, 1952. He precedes her in death, along with her parents and one sister, one brother, and two sons, Steven Cain and Michael Cain...
TRANSITION: Doris Pauline Giles (May 1, 1939-June 27, 2015) (07/02/15)
Doris Pauline Giles, a resident of Eureka Springs was born May 01, 1939 in Mobile, Ala.. She departed this life Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Fayetteville, at the age of 76 years. On September 26, 1981, Doris was united in marriage with David Giles who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents; one son, Tony Hayes; and one sister...
TRANSITION: Nancy Kay Graham (June 29, 1943-June 30, 2015) (07/02/15)
Nancy Kay Graham, a resident of Berryville was born June 29, 1943 in Topeka, Kan., a daughter of Clyde Samuel and Lucile Emma (Ward) Darling. She departed this life Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in her home with family by her side in Berryville, at the age of 72 years. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Samuel and Lucile Emma Darling and one brother, Sammy Darling. 
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TRANSITION: Sandy Goodier (Passed June 25, 2015) (06/30/15)
On June 25, 2015, the world lost a remarkable human being, Sandy Davidson Goodier. She died unexpectedly in her home. She leaves behind a legion of friends and family who loved her unconditionally, her loving husband Rick Goodier, and her grandson Jacob, of the home. Sandy's four children, Tracy, Clint, Heidi and Ben, all live in Texas. She would boast of her twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren...
TRANSITION: Robert D. Rodriguez (June 19, 1941-June 17, 2015) (06/22/15)
Robert D. Rodriguez, a resident of Eureka Springs was born June 19, 1941 in North Hollywood, Calif., a son of Sebastian and Anita Heredia Rodriguez. He departed this life Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in his residence at the age of 73. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Sebastian and Anita Rodriguez and one sister, Mary Torres.
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TRANSITION: Aaron Wayne Hardcastle (June 18, 1986-June 16, 2015) (06/17/15)
Aaron Wayne Hardcastle, of Eureka Springs, was born June 18, 1986, in Ada, Okla., the son of Adam Floyd and Vicki Jean (Ashford) Hardcastle. He departed this life Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Fayetteville, at the age of 28 years. Aaron was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hindsville. He was a bass player, enjoyed playing video games and liked firearms...
TRANSITION: James Robert Cook (Oct. 30, 1926-June 13, 2015) (06/15/15)
James Robert Cook, a resident of Texarkana, Ark. was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Ozan, Ark., a son of Robert and Bertha (Milweed) Cook. He departed this life Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas, at the age of 88 years. James was united in marriage with Mildred Alene (Mosley) Cook who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his parents, Robert and Bertha Cook and seven brothers and sisters...
TRANSITION: Helen Gard Harrison (Aug. 15, 1921-June 7, 2015) (06/15/15)
Helen Virginia Gard Harrison, 93, of Eureka Springs was born Aug. 15, 1921 and passed quietly at home, attended by family on June 7, 2015. She was the daughter of Esmond Jacob and Ruth Naomi Gard of Minneapolis, Minn. She is survived by three children; Lawrence L. ...
TRANSITION: Billy Gene Kerley, Sr. (Dec. 9, 1933-June 9, 2015) (06/15/15)
Billy Gene Kerley, Sr., a resident of Eureka Springs was born Dec. 9, 1933 in Fayetteville, a son of Thomas Eugene and Ruth (Rieff) Kerley. He departed this life Wednesday, June 9, 2015 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 81 years. On May 27, 1960, Billy was united in marriage with Marilyn K. ...
TRANSITION: Daniel Peterson AKA Heather (Aug. 29, 1957-June 9, 2015) (06/12/15)
Daniel Russell Peterson, AKA Heather , a resident of Berryville, was born August 29, 1957, in Denver, Colo.. She departed this life Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Berryville at the age of 57 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. On Dec. 22, 2014, she was united in marriage to Jesse Freebersyer, who survives her of the home. Heather was a member of the Wildflowers church in Eureka Springs. She enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia and was an entertainer for many years...
TRANSITION: Erica Maleckyj (June 5, 1934-May 29, 2015) (06/10/15)
Erica Maleckyj was born June 5, 1934 and passed away May 29, 2015 after a year-long bout with late stage breast cancer. Anyone who met Erica quickly learned she was not a native Arkansan. Her accent came from Grunweide, East Prussia, where she was born. ...
TRANSITION: Leonard "Harlan" Johnson (Passed June 4, 2015) (06/08/15)
Leonard "Harlan" Johnson, 87, was born in Magazine, Ark.. He passed away on June 4, 2015 while residing at Green Acres Care Facility in Holiday Island. Harlan is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Johnson of Imperial Beach, Calif.; sister, Alberta Miller of Arcadia, Okla...
TRANSITION: Raymond Carl Sims, Jr. (Passed May 29, 2015) (06/03/15)
Raymond "Carl" Sims, Jr., of Berryville, passed on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the age of 75. Loving husband of the late Paula Gail Sims; beloved son of the late Raymond Carl Sims, Sr. and Rosa June Sims; devoted father of Patricia "Trish" Marie Roy, David Carl (LaRue) Sims, and Carla Gail (Patrick Andrews) Sims; cherished grandfather of Nicole, Christopher, Angela, Danielle, Tiffanye, Dalton, and Dylon; treasured great-grandfather of Charity, Alyssa, Kandyce, Victoria, Dakota, Paisley, Shelbi, Odin, Emmanuel, Seraphina, and Autym; dear brother of Ron (Paula) Sims, Robin (Richard) Shivley, Regina (Michael Heppermann) Nichols, and the late Randolph "Randy" Sims; beloved brother-in-law, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend to many.. ...
TRANSITION: Lashawna Ferrah York (Jan. 23, 1977-May 30, 2015) (06/03/15)
Lashawna Ferrah York, a resident of Berryville, was born Jan. 23, 1977 in LaGrange, Ga., a daughter of Jerome and Tina Cliff. She departed this life Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Berryville, at the age of 38 years. Shawna was preceded in death by her father-in-law, David York...
TRANSITION: Justin Wayne Mosher (Feb. 12, 1998-May 28, 2015) (06/01/15)
Justin Wayne Mosher, born Feb. 12, 1998 in Ardmore, Okla., was the son of Stephanie Skinner and Richard Mosher, Justin passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 near Ardmore, Okla. as a result of injuries received in an auto accident. Preceding him in death were his paternal great-grandparents, Oneita Evans and Glenn Evans; and maternal great-grandfather, Holmes McCurtain...
TRANSITION: Annella Lowell Baker (Mar. 10, 1923-May 19, 2015) (05/26/15)
Annella Lowell Baker, 92, died May 19, 2015 in Enid, Okla. She was born March 10, 1923 in Shawnee, Okla. to Warren Alva and Oma Pearl Scar Lowell and died May 19, 2015 in Enid, Okla. Her husband, Vernon, preceded her in death on Feb 1, 1998. She grew up in Muskogee, Okla. ...
TRANSITION: Katherine Louise Wyatt (Sept. 9, 1917-May 22, 2015) (05/26/15)
Katherine Louise "Katye" Wyatt, a resident of Holiday Island, was born September 09, 1917 in Winnsboro, Louisiana, a daughter of Vinko and Francis Polancic. She departed this life Friday, May 22, 2015 in Holiday Island, at the age of 97 years. On February 27, 1938, Katye was united in marriage with Travis Daniel Wyatt who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, five brothers, one sister, and two step-sisters. 
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