Obituaries from August 2009
Robert Earle Tirey
Robert Earle Tirey, a resident of Berryville, was born on Jan. 27, 1934, near Grandview, the son of Joseph Jackson and Elsie Leita (Champlin) Tirey. He died at the age of 75 on July 30 in Berryville. Robert professed his faith at a very early age at Penn Memorial Southern Baptist Church in Eureka Springs. ...
Robert "Bob" Joseph Zeller
Robert "Bob" Joseph Zeller, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 9, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., a son of Otto Herman and Emma (Kamradt) Zeller. He died July 31 at his home in Eureka Springs at the age of 81. Mr. Zeller served in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Kenneth "Thomas" Griffin
Kenneth "Thomas" Griffin, a resident of Berryville, was born Dec. 1, 1927 in Thomasville, Ga., a son of William G. and Annie L. (Walton) Griffin. He died on July 27 in Eureka Springs at the age of 81. Tom was a teacher and member of the Great Passion Play for 24 years. He attended the Valley View Baptist Church...
Renita Angela Finn Curby
Renita Angela Finn Curby, age 52, of Eureka Springs, passed away Aug. 1 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. She was born on May 15, 1957 in Wichita, Kan. She was one of the founding members of the Highfill Fire Department and was recently employed by Wal-Mart DC 6001 in Rogers. She was a 1975 graduate of Rogers High School where she was a member of the Mounties Drill Team...
Jeremy Francis Crane
Jeremy Francis Crane, a resident of Rogers, was born July 3, 1987, in Eureka Springs, a son of William Crane and Linda McMillan. He departed this life Sunday, Aug. 2 at his home in Rogers at the age of 22. Mr. Crane was a service technician for Fletcher Honda...
Lucy Lu Green
Lucy entered this world in April 1988 and the Lord took her home on May 28. Lucy was the beloved companion of Frank Green, Jr. She leaves behind her two brothers, Dudley and Muzzy, of the home, her granny Kay, cousin Pepper and aunt Sharon. Lucy loved to ride in the car. Being a beagle, she would hang her head out the window and smell all the new scents in the air and bark at other dogs and kids...
Henry "Hank" Safarik
Henry "Hank" Safarik, 69, died July 18 in Tavernier, Florida Keys. Born in Manhattan in 1940, he lived in Key West, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Colorado, Arkansas and back to the Keys in 2008. He lived in Eureka Springs from 2001 to 2008. Hank was our "Zorba," an adventurous man who created a very interesting life with many different business ventures...