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Obituaries from October 2008

Dorothy E. Meeker, Feb. 20, 1914 -- Oct. 20, 2008 (10/29/08)
Dorothy E. Meeker, 94, died Oct. 20 at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born Feb. 20, 1914 in Kansas City, Mo. to James Orlando and Gladys Hosman Lawrence. She was married to Richard Edward Meeker in Raytown, Mo. on Feb. 6, 1935. Her husband died Jan. 23, 1983. They had a mechanical contracting business, R.E. Meeker Co., in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years...
Penny Louise O'Hara Sherman, Aug. 26, 1954 -- Oct. 8, 2008 (10/29/08)
Penny Louise O'Hara Sherman, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Aug. 26, 1954 at Great Lakes Naval Station, a daughter of Donald E. Francisco, Jr. and Barbara (Ott) Francisco. She died on Oct. 8 in Eureka Springs at the age of 53. Ms. Sherman was of the Methodist faith...
John Eric Graves-Rich, Oct. 8, 1968 -- Sept. 19, 2008 (10/20/08)
John Eric Graves-Rich died on Sept. 19 at the Dallas Regional Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. He was laid to rest at Restlan Gardens in Dallas on Sept. 22. He was born Oct. 8, 1968. John made many trips to Eureka Springs to visit his mother, Billie Rich, accompanied by his three-year-old son, also named John. Future visits were planned so he could teach his son to fish, and there were plans to eventually move here...
Robert Dubson, Oct. 18, 2008 (10/20/08)
Robert Dubson died Saturday night, Oct. 18 in Naperville, Ill., at the age of 85. He was a Marine in WWII. His unit was part of the Iwo Jima campaign and he helped guard the perimeter while they planted the United States flag on Mt. Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945. They were also the first ones to enter Hiroshima after the bombing. He came from a long line of Marines and policemen. His funeral will have a Marine Honor Guard composed of members of the Lisle, Ill. VFW...
Leoda Josephine Wrzesien, Aug. 8, 1923 -- Oct. 18, 2008 (10/20/08)
Leoda Josephine Wrzesien, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Burnham, Ill., a daughter of Tomasz Wrzesien. She died Oct. 18 in Eureka Springs at the age of 85. Ms. Wrzesien was a bindery operator for a printing company. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, traveling, needlepoint and bird watching. She was also a member of Mother of God Catholic Church in Burnham, Ill...
Larry William Gundlack, Oct. 8, 2008 (10/20/08)
Larry William Gundlack, 64, of Onia, died at home on Oct. 8. The youngest of six children, Lare was born in Beloit, Wisc. to the late Elizabeth Churchill Gundlack (Flynn) and Walter Heinrich Herman Gundlack. Lare lived a good life, cut short by a cruel disease. ...
Patsy Girkin, Sept. 20, 1943 -- Oct. 8, 2008 (10/13/08)
Patsy Girkin a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Houston, Texas, a daughter of Clyde and Helen (Holy) Hook. She died Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the age of 65, in her home. Mrs. Girkin worked in hotel management, as a restaurant owner and a real estate broker. She was of the Christian faith...
Transitions (10/08/08)
Vernie Walker, a resident of Berryville, was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Walnut Ridge, a son of Ollie D. and Nora (Hart) Walker. He died on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in his home at the age of 74. Mr. Walker was of the Freewill Baptist faith. On Nov. 29, 1952, he married Patsy Manus who survives him of the home. ...
Transitions (10/08/08)
Robin Gail Piper Morris, 47 of Bentonville, passed away Oct. 5, 2008 in Springdale. Robin was born June 15, 1961 in Bentonville, the daughter of Bob (James Robert) and Ila Marie Slaybaugh Piper. She was a homemaker and lived in Eureka Springs prior to moving back to Bentonville. She enjoyed crafting and bead work. She was preceded in death by her parents...
Leon Bradley, Feb. 19, 1945 -- Sept. 21, 2008 (10/01/08)
Leon Bradley, age 63 of Berryville, died Sept. 21 at Regency Hospital in Springdale. He was born Feb. 19, 1945 in Kingston to Frank and Grace Thomas Bradley. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a maintenance worker for Rockline Industry. He loved to fish and was a member of the Northwest Arkansas Bass Masters Association...
James E. Grayson, Aug. 8, 1926 -- Sept. 22, 2008 (10/01/08)
James E. Grayson, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Aug. 8, 1926 in Newburg, Mo., a son of Ellis and Ada (Gaddy) Grayson. He died Monday, Sept. 22 in Eureka Springs at the age of 82. Mr. Grayson was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Holiday Island Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the Carroll County Bee Keepers. He was also a self employed barber...
Leon Bradley, Feb. 19, 1945 -- Sept. 21, 2008 (10/01/08)
Leon Bradley, age 63 of Berryville, died Sept. 21 at Regency Hospital in Springdale. He was born Feb. 19, 1945 in Kingston to Frank and Grace Thomas Bradley. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a maintenance worker for Rockline Industry. He loved to fish and was a member of the Northwest Arkansas Bass Masters Association...
William Anthony, March 23, 1926 -- Sept. 28, 2008 (10/01/08)
William Anthony, 82 of Bentonville, died Sept. 28 in Rogers. Mr. Anthony was born March 23, 1926 in Arthur, Neb., the son of William R. and Estella Upthagrove Anthony. He was a core driller and a Park Ranger for the Corps of Engineers and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945...
Danny Summers, April 10, 1938 -- Sept. 2, 2008 (10/01/08)
Danny Summers of Tahoka, Texas, died Sept. 2 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 70. He was born April 10, 1938, in Levelland, Texas to Harold Leon and Edna Virginia (Moss) Summers. Danny attended school in Levelland and Brownfield. He graduated from the Navy Lab School in Corpus Christi in 1962. ...
Alton Albert Faulkner, March 4, 1908 -- Sept. 1, 2008 (10/01/08)
Alton Albert Faulkner. a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 4, 1908 in Eagle Rock, Mo., a son of George and Mary (Easley) Faulkner. He died Sept. 1 in Eureka Springs at the age of 100. He is survived by one son, Harley Faulkner of Eureka Springs; one sister, Emma Deal of Cassville, Mo.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his first wife, Leona Runyan of Republic, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends...
Frank Moulds, Oct. 22, 1930 -- Sept. 27, 2008 (10/02/08)
Former long-time Eureka Springs resident Frank Moulds died Sept. 27 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after a long battle with cancer. He and his partner of 40+ years, Julius Wagener, founded Gallery 83 during the renaissance of Eureka in the 1970s. They retired to Florida in the late 1990s and had a great life in both Key West and Fort Lauderdale...
Benton Ray Hudspeth, May 28, 1945 -- Sept. 21, 2008 (10/02/08)
Benton Ray Hudspeth, 63, of the White Oak Community near Marble, died Sept. 21, at his home. He was born May 28, 1945 in the White Oak Community, the son of Frank and Cora Ann Smith Hudspeth. He was a retired construction worker, a Baptist and a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army. He loved to fish, hunt, camp and do outdoor activities. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband and father...
Lillian Groblebe, April 9, 1912 -- Sept. 22, 2008 (10/01/08)
Lillian Groblebe, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born April 9, 1912 in Pansy, Mo., a daughter of Benjamin and Rose (Letterman) Hall. She died Monday, Sept. 22 in Eureka Springs at the age of 96. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. Mrs. Groblebe is survived by one son, Jack D. ...