Obituaries from May 2008
Transitions ~ Thomas George "Tom" Neely, Nov. 21, 1925 -- April 29, 2008
Thomas George "Tom" Neely, a long-time resident of Holiday Island, was born Nov. 21, 1925 and died on April 29 in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 82. Neely was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, whom he married on Nov. 23, 1946. He is survived by his brother Alan Neely; his sons Daniel and David Neely; daughter Deborah Shaugnessey; daughters-in-law Linda and Patricia; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren...
Transitions ~ Noah Fletcher Putman, Nov. 26, 1922 -- May 20, 2008
Noah Fletcher Putman, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Nov. 26, 1922 in Moro, a son of Charley and Nellie (St. John) Putman. He died on Tuesday, May 20 in Holiday Island at the age of 85. On June 28, 1996 Putman married Aileen Lydia Mary Murphy who survives him of the home. ...
Transitions ~ Edith Creech Craig, June 3, 1927 -- May 22, 2008
Edith Creech Craig, a resident of Holiday Island, was born June 3, 1927 in Cumberland, Ky., a daughter of Douglas and Beulah (Tweed) Creech. She died on Thursday, May 22 in Eureka Springs at the age of 80. Mrs. Craig attended the Holiday Island Community Church and was in many presentations presented by the Holiday Island Community Theater. She was also and avid reader...
Transitions ~ Earlene Mae Whittaker, June 4, 1938 -- May 14, 2008
Earlene Mae Whittaker, born June 4, 1938 to Clara Earl Herndon and Delia Grandstaff Herndon, won her battle with cancer on May 14 and received her reward of meeting Jesus. She was born in Eureka Springs and attended Grassy Knob School for three years before graduating in Eureka Springs in 1958...
Transition ~ Charles R. "Chuck" Mendlick, Dec. 26, 1916 -- May 16, 2008
Charles R. "Chuck" Mendlick, 91, died on May 16 with many of his family members present. Mendlick was the son of Charles R. and Lucretia B. Mendlick (Wiedaman) and was born on Dec. 26, 1916 in Mission, Kan. His entire work career was in management with Procter & Gamble in Kansas City, Kan. He and Elaine became Arkansas residents in 1975...
Transition ~ Edward Melvin Stidham, June 25, 1933 -- May 14, 2008
Edward Melvin Stidham, 74, of Cabot, died on Wednesday, May 14. He was born June 25, 1933 in Eureka Springs to the late Edward Arthur Stidham and Florence Taylor Morrison. He is survived by his wife Shirley Tabor Stidham of Cabot; one daughter Lori D. Stidham of Maumelle; one sister Mildred Jones of Bentonville; and one brother William Arthur Stidham of Eureka Springs; along with many other family members and friends...
Transition ~ Jack Francis Wolven, Feb. 5, 1928 -- May 10, 2008
Jack Francis Wolven, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Feb. 5, 1928 in Detroit, Mich., a son of Edith (Cook) Wolven. He died on Saturday, May 10 in Holiday Island at the age of 80. Wolven served in the Korean War as a corporal with the Army and was honored with a Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the U.N. Service Medal. After returning home he entered California State Long Beach and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1955...
Transition ~ Anne Marie Brammer, June 26, 1946 -- May 12, 2008
Anne Marie Brammer, born June 26, 1946 in Brunswick, Maine, died on May 12. Her parents were Denise M. Tremblay and Lorenzo J. Tremblay. She is survived by Jennifer Fisher, John P. Brammer, Jr., Patrick J. Brammer and Peanut (her chewy), grandson Jack Strzyzinski, her sister Priscilla Foley and niece Charlotte Foley...
Transitions ~ Ronald C. Wiggins, Oct. 22, 1950 -- May 11, 2008
Ronald C. Wiggins, 57, of Huntsville, died Sunday, May 11 in Huntsville. He was born Oct. 22, 1950 in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Carl K. and Vivian Louise Hickman Wiggins. He was a professional musician and worked in the receiving department of Lowe's...
Transitions ~ Lenore Marion Richey, Dec. 13, 1920 -- May 9, 2008
Lenore Marion Richey of Rogers died on Friday, May 9. She was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Mooreville, Miss. to Henry Coyt Marion and Mattie Ann Whiteside. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Dale James Richey, a professor of microbiology at the University of Georgia; her daughter, Karen Richey; and son, Peter Richey...