Obituaries from September 2009
Timmy Dwayne Lively
Timmy Dwayne Lively, a resident of Green Forest, was born May 5, 1965 in Berryville, a son of John Dwayne Lively and Elaine (Bunch) Deatherage. He died on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Berryville at the age of 44. He was in the woodworking business. On Feb. ...
Rita (Schuck) Benson
Rita (Schuck) Benson, 84, of Holiday Island, died unexpectedly on Sept. 4 in Eureka Springs. Rita was born April 20, 1925, in West Point, Iowa, one of eight daughters to Dr. Frank and Mabel Schuck. She attended the University of Iowa. She met her husband, Charles R. Benson, in Des Moines, Iowa. They were married for 60 years...
Donna McCoy Sutton
Donna McCoy Sutton, a resident of Holiday Island, ended her wild ride through life on Sept. 1, surrounded by her husband and friends who kept vigil during the final days of her illness before she returned to the one she called "Pops." "She lived life large and packed a lot into it," said Brian Sutton, her husband of nine years. "She did a lot of things that other people only think about."...
L.B. "Boogan" Wilson
L.B. "Boogan" Wilson, U.S. veteran Luther B. (Boogan) Wilson, Sr., of Eureka Springs, died on Aug. 29 in Eureka Springs. He was born on his family's property off Rockhouse Road on March 19, 1920, a son of Luther Wilson and Ethel (Ross) Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from April, 1942 until January 1946. After returning to Eureka Springs, he joined the Naval Reserve for several years...
Ruth M. Slaton
Ruth M. Slaton, a resident of Eureka Springs, died Aug. 26, 2009 at the age of 72. Ruth was born on Oct. 31, 1936, in Socorro, N.M. to Winifred Davis Edwards and Luther B. Edwards. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robbie C. (Bob) Slaton; son David and wife Sandi Slaton; daughter Donna Slaton; daughter Deana and husband Dennis Murray; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many friends...
Lottie Pearl Schellhorn
Surrounded by her family, Lottie Pearl Schellhorn passed away Aug. 20 at the age of 83. Born Nov. 27, 1925 in Eureka Springs to Zona and William Scates, she lived the majority of her life in the Dixon and Davis area of Northern California with her wonderful husband, William Schellhorn. They had three children...
Walter Lee "Skip" Sands
Walter Lee "Skip" Sands, Jr., 78, of Prairie Grove, died Aug. 29, at Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was born July 21, 1931 in Louisville, Ky., to Walter and Emma Sands. Mr. Sands graduated from DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky., in 1949 and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1954. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Alpha Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi...
Jon Howard Pease
Jon Howard Pease, of Eureka Springs and Newton County, died on Aug. 24, surrounded by his wife and children. He leaves behind his wife, Twyla K. Pease; his children, Jonathan and Sheila Pease, Dawnn and Mark Repp, and David Pease; his grandchildren, Conner Repp, Katherine Repp and Matthew Repp; brother Frederick Peace of Eureka Springs; and sisters Cheryl Carlson, Karen Carvalho and Sharen Bradstater...