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Obituaries from January 2009

Loretta Christine Grothoff Hilkemeyer, Feb. 5, 1932 -- Jan. 11, 2009 (01/22/09)
Loretta Christine Grothoff Hilkemeyer, 76, of Taos, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 11 at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born on Feb. 5, 1932 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Anton Victor and Augusta Mary Forck Grothoff. On Sept. 27, 1951 in Taos, she married George Henry Hilkemeyer, Jr., who preceded her in death on April 14, 1997...
Allen F. Schneider, Sept. 27, 1935 -- Jan. 14, 2009 (01/22/09)
Allen F. Schneider, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Wesley Allen and Frances D. (Tucker) Schneider. He died Jan. 14 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville at the age of 73. He joined the Army in 1956 and earned entrance to the United States Military Academy through competitive exams. ...
Troy Dee Evans, Feb. 2, 1955 -- Jan. 8, 2009 (01/22/09)
Troy Dee Evans, a resident of Berryville, was born Feb. 2, 1955 in Eureka Springs, a son of Dean and Louie Evans. He died Jan. 8 at Springdale hospital at the age of 53. He is survived by two sons, Shannon and Timmy, his grandson Daxton and his wife Barb of 32 years. ...
Jessie Faye Cullison, June 15, 1919 -- Jan. 10, 2009 (01/22/09)
Jessie Faye Cullison, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 15, 1919 in Wichita, Kan., a daughter of Hugh Melvin and Mable (Holler) Davenport. She died Jan. 10 in Eureka Springs at the age of 89. Ms. Cullison was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka Springs...
William 'Bill' Kovach (01/14/09)
William "Bill" Kovach, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 18, 1940 in Chicago, Ill., a son of Bert and Anna (Novack) Kovach. He died Dec. 28 in Eureka Springs at the age of 68. Mr. Kovach was a member of the Eureka Springs Volunteer Fire Fighters. He loved his Yorkies, Muffin and Sassy, his Schnauzer, Charlie and his Sheltie, Candy...
Charlie Jackson (01/14/09)
Charlie Jackson, 95, recently passed away peacefully, after a long illness, at the home he shared with his wife of 70 years, Princess (Heins) Jackson in Rogers. Charlie is survived by his wife, Princess, many nieces and nephews, dear friends and neighbors...
Grace S. Faulkner (01/14/09)
Grace S. Faulkner, age 93, a resident of the Holmstad in Batavia, Ill., died Jan. 1 at home. She was born Jan. 28, 1915 in Richview, Ill. Grace grew up in Champaign, Ill. where she graduated from college at the University of Illinois-Champaign in 1936 with a Bachelor's degree in Science and Home Economics...
Harry Matthew Werbitzky (01/08/09)
Harry Matthew Werbitzky of Billings, Mo., was born June 29, 1931 and died Dec. 10, 2008. Mr. Werbitzky owned the White River Bed-and-Breakfast for 10 years in Eureka Springs. He asked that his obituary include: "Pick out my prettiest picture -- post that and write, 'It was a fine ride -- I got to do what I like best, had a good 49-year marriage, three sons and a daughter that made me proud, a sweet sister who will miss my counsel and friends who will recall me fondly. ...
Nellie G. Walker (01/08/09)
Nellie G. Walker, a resident of Holiday Island, was born May 14, 1921 in Higginson, a daughter of William J. and Effie A. (Reed) Walker. She died Dec. 14, in Eureka Springs at the age of 87. Miss Walker served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. She was a member of the Faith Christian Family Fellowship Church in Eureka Springs...
Caroline Agnes McGillivray (01/08/09)
Caroline Agnes McGillivray, 82, of Eureka Springs, died on Monday, Dec. 29 of natural causes. She was born in Spiritwood, N.D., on Feb. 7, 1926. She came to Eureka Springs in June, 2008 to live with her daughter, Thresa Ball. She was preceded in death by her husband John McGillivray; a son, Richard; three sisters; and six brothers...
Shawn Robert 'Bobby' Sorg (01/08/09)
Shawn Robert "Bobby" Sorg, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 20, 1969 in Elwood, Ind., a son of Robert and Joan (Parker) Sorg. He died Dec. 16 in Oak Grove at the age of 39. Mr. Sorg was of the Catholic faith. He loved animals, fishing and working on cars. He was formerly employed with Tyson Foods in Berryville and was employed for the past two years with the New Great Passion Play. He also worked for Ron's Auto...
Johnny Reid Horn (01/08/09)
Johnny Reid Horn lost his brave fight with lymphoma and heart failure on Dec. 12. Having suffered a stroke in 1993, he had spent the last 15 years as a hemiplegic, a struggle in itself. His passing was pain-free, surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Louie and Bernice Horn. He was born in Searcy on Nov.3, 1944...
Robert 'Bob' Hartman (01/08/09)
Robert "Bob" Hartman, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 2, 1944 in Monticello, N.Y., a son of Bernard and Helen (Moore) Hartman. He died on Dec. 28 in his home at the Dinner Bell Ranch outside Eureka Springs at the age of 64. Bob was an avid horse lover whose involvement with horses started at age 10 working as a stable hand for a neighbor and, in time, he became an expert horseman, training and showing horses not only for himself but for many other clients. ...
Chadwick 'Buddy' Habig (01/08/09)
Chadwick "Buddy" Habig, 37, died on Dec. 23 in Little Rock. He is survived by his mother, Peggy Habig of Little Rock; his sisters, Teresa Roth of Atlanta, Ga. and Carla Jones of Little Rock; his niece, Rachel Jones of Little Rock; and three step-nephews, Chris Jones, Aaron Jones and D.J. Jones; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Henry Habig. Chad is also survived by a huge extended family of friends who loved him dearly...
Colton Jeffrey Carr (01/08/09)
Colton Jeffrey Carr, 17, of Paragould, died on Sunday as a result of an accident. Colton was a senior at Marmaduke High School, where he was President of the Future Farmers of America and a member of the livestock show team. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed all outdoors activities including hunting, fishing and working on his truck...
Anna Louise Allen (01/08/09)
Ann Louise Allen, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 29, 1917 in Wisconsin. She died Dec. 18 in her home at the age of 91. Mrs. Allen was a waitress in the food industry and of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Allen who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her best friend, Christy Parker of Berryville and many other friends...