Obituaries from July 2010
MARY "JACKIE" FANNING
MARY "JACKIE" FANNING, a resident of Berryville, Ark., was born March 2, 1924 in Eureka Springs, a daughter of Albert J. and Clovie Marie (Jackson) Tucker. She died in Eureka Springs, at the age of 86, on Saturday, July 24, her 68th Wedding Anniversary to her beloved husband, Curtis H. Fanning, who was by her side...
JAMES (JIM) DAVID BIRD, JR
JAMES (JIM) DAVID BIRD, JR., a resident of Eureka Springs, was born April 15, 1960 in Denver, Colo., to James David Sr. and Shirley (Willford) Bird. He departed this life Thursday, July 8 in Eureka Springs at age 50. Jim owned and operated Falcon Travel for ten years. ...
Janice Elizabeth Coatney Purdom
In loving memory of Janice Elizabeth Coatney Purdom born June 20, 1920 in Lawton, Okla. to John Homer Coatney, Sr. and Etta Jane Smith Coatney. She left this life on June 10, 2010. Janice was united in marriage to William W. Purdom, Sr. on December 25, 1937 in Mountain View, Calif. ...
Long time Eureka Springs resident and artist, Betty Maffei died on Friday, June 18. She is survived by her children Carole McClearen of Berryville; Michael Maffei of Memphis, Tenn.; Toni Albers of Osage; and four grandchildren, Kate McGuinness and Tony Maffei both of Nashville, Tenn., Ryan Albers of Tulsa, Okla., and Austin Albers of Rogers, Ark.; and also five great-grandchildren...
A memorial/celebration will be held for Phyl Shimaka at the Beaver Park below the Beaver Bridge, Wednesday, July 7 (which was her birthday) at 6 p.m. Phyl passed away May 2, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Her wishes were for her life to be celebrated near the Beaver Bridge that she loved so much. This memorial/celebration is open to the public, and there is parking down at the park level...