Obituaries from April 2010
On April 15th, when others were filing their taxes, Richard Piel, a.k.a. "Uncle Richard," a living angel to the Good Shepherd Humane Society, took his rightful place among the angels in Heaven. He died at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville of complications from a stroke following a six-month illness...
Charles "Opa" Hayden Dykes
Charles "Opa" Hayden Dykes, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Jan. 21, 1930 in Okmulgee, Okla., a son of Charles and Clara (Harelson) Dykes. He died on April 7 in Eureka Springs at the age of 80. Mr. Dykes was of the Christian Faith. Charles received a Bachelor of Science from McNeese State University. ...
Kenneth Dale Scates
Kenneth Dale Scates, 69, of Busch, died Friday, March 26, 2010 at his home. He was born July 18, 1940 in Carroll County, Arkansas the son of Zona Baker Scates and William L. Scates. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a charter member of the "Bushwackers" playing music locally. He worked as a fishing guide on the White River, in construction, built houses, did masonry and on construction of Beaver Dam. He was a volunteer fireman for 21 years at Inspiration Point Fire Department...
Geneva B. Engelhardt
Geneva B. Engelhardt died on Easter Sunday, April 4. Geneva was born on March 26, 1909 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the eldest of six children. She married Charles Shown and had one daughter, Sharon, and a stepson, Hampton. Charles Shown passed away in 1964, and Geneva later married Eugene Engelhardt...
Dallas "Dee" Junior Colvin
Dallas "Dee" Junior Colvin, of Beaver, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and died on April 3 at the age of 78 years, two months and 22 days. He was born in Carroll County to Dallas S. and Laura E. (Roller) Colvin. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. ...
Winifred D. Mayfield
Winifred D. Mayfield, formerly of Blackwell, Okla., died on March 27 at the Brighton Ridge Nursing Home in Eureka Springs at the age of 92. Mayfield was born on Oct. 15, 1917 in Coffeyville, Kan. to Charles Frank and Anna (Fisher) Beal. On March 23, 1935 she married Ivan Mayfield in Neosho, Mo. and they settled in Blackwell. In 1944 they moved to Guymon, Okla. before moving to Wichita, Kan. in 1945...
Bruce Albert Havens
Bruce Albert Havens, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Oct. 23, 1921 in Woodbine, Ill., a son of Leonard and Hazel (Pierce) Havens. He died on March 31 in Eureka Springs at the age of 88. Mr. Havens served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and was of the Methodist faith. He worked as an automotive mechanic and owned his own shop...
Joan "Joanie" Frances Bulloch
Joan "Joanie" Frances Bulloch, age 66, passed away on March 27 at her home in Eureka Springs. Joan was born Oct. 28, 1943 in Fordyce to parents Walter and Katie (Grimmett) Derryberry. She is survived by her son, Robert Alan Bulloch, and his wife, Linda Komlos, of Fayetteville; sisters Jeanette (Cary) Dunn of Fordyce and Shirley Worley of Sheridan; niece, Laura (Sam) Treadway of Benton; great nephews, Tyler and Austin Treadway; and a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly. ...
Luella (Head) White
Luella (Head) White, a resident of Berryville, was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Yocum, a daughter of Arlis and Verna (Watkins) Head. She died on March 21 in Berryville at the age of 77. Luella graduated from Blue Eye High School in 1951 and went on to graduate from Southern Missouri University. ...
Frances Ruby "Goins" McWhirter
Frances Ruby "Goins" McWhirter, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born May 5, 1923 in Belfield, N.D., a daughter of Frank R. and Elsie A. (Thomas) Goins. She died on March 19, 2010 in Berryville, at the age of 86. Ms. McWhirter was a member of the Moore Freewill Baptist Church. She worked as a purchasing agent for the auto industry...
Mary Nell McKinney
Mary Nell McKinney, age 90, died on March 25 in Eureka Springs. She was born May 25, 1919 in Greenwood, the daughter of Frank and Nell Mae (Owens) Gunther. Mary Nell was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Holiday Island Community Church. She was a member of the P.E.O., she loved playing bridge with her friends and was a member of several bridge clubs over the years...
Ray Dean Rowel
Ray Dean Rowell, loving husband, father and friend, was born April 8, 1936, in Wichita, Kan. to Fred and Edna Rowell. He died on March 21. After retirement from Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Ray resided in Golden, Mo. with his loving wife and best friend, Beverly, of 28 years. ...
Gary Ray Catron
Gary Ray Catron, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 2, 1944 in Berryville, a son of Clifton Louis and Violet Josephine (Robinson) Catron. He died on March 20 in Fayetteville at the age of 65. Mr. Catron served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam...