Obituaries from November 2010
B. J. Baldridge passed this morning. I only knew her for a short time, a few years. Other citizens of Beaver could tell you a lot about B. J., I can only tell you what I know. She walked down Hwy. 187 from her house to the Beaver Bridge twice daily. Always with a dog. Depended upon which year, which dog...
Norris Church Mailer
Eureka Springs visitor and widow of Norman Mailer, Norris Church Mailer, died Saturday in New York of gastrointestinal cancer. She was 61. Norris, who grew up in Atkins, Ark., met Mailer at a booksigning in Russellville in 1975 and married him in 1980...
Margo Kathleen Johnson
On Dec. 10, 1952 in Eureka Springs, Jack T. and Maxine L. Johnson welcomed Kathy Johnson into their lives. In 1969 she married Kenneth D. Scates. During this marriage she gave birth to three sons and one daughter. Shane Lee; Chad Wayne; Bobby Dale; and Misty Dawn...
Robert "Bob" Paul Rizman
Robert "Bob" Paul Rizman, a resident of Holdiay Island, Arkansas, was born July 17, 1942 in Berwyn, IL, a son of Paul and Edna (Pearl) Rizman. He passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 in Holiday Island at the age of 68. Bob was a race & stock car driver for several years and was an avid fisherman. He was very active in the Democratic Party. Bob previously owned the Two Hobo's Restaurant in Eureka Springs. He retired from the Eagle Rock & Holiday Island Fire Departments as Fire Chief...
Bill Shaw, 63, died Nov. 11 at St. Andrews Place Nursing Home in Conway. He was born Dec. 11, 1946 in Houston, Texas, a son of the late Joe C. and Elizabeth (Kenfield) Shaw. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Elaine Shaw. Shaw was a retired physician's assistant and a member of First United Methodist Church of Conway. He was one of the first physician's assistants in Arkansas in the early 1970s...
Donna Mae McCarty
Donna Mae McCarty, 69, of Holiday Island, died Friday, Nov. 12 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born May 4, 1941, in Charleston, West Virginia to Bill and Audry Pauly. She had a zest for life and most certainly danced to the beat of her own magical drum. Donna Mae was a true Eureka legend. She had many, many stories and they paint a picture of a life that was full of love, joy and friendship...
Janet Lea Drew
Janet Lea Drew, 62, of Rogers, died Monday, Nov. 8 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born August 28, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Okla.m to Roy Lee Stivers and Betty Mclain Stivers. She will be remembered for her compassion, her kind and loving heart, her selfless giving spirit and her love of God. ...
Charles Van Alst
Charles Van Alst, of Holiday Island, died Thursday, October 28 at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Gabel and Winifred Williams Van Alst. He attended school in Eddyville and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1947. He married Beverly Mullenix on October 20, 1951...
Susan Lyn Pyshny
Susan Lyn Pyshny departed this life on October 24 in her home at Holiday Island. She was born January 21, 1967 in North Little Rock, to Robert Bordon and Sheri Miller, raised in Little Rock and graduated in 1985 from Little Rock High School. Susan loved her family and friends in her own special way. ...
Paul Leon Miller
Ten days prior to his 90th birthday, Paul Miller died peacefully in Laguna Niguel, Calif., on the sunny morning of August 31, 2010. At last breath, his child bride Bette Adella (Summer) Miller was seated at Paul's bedside holding his hand. Paul had been strong during his courageous two year battle with colon cancer...
Susan Linker Pyshny
A Celebration-of-Life service for Susan Linker Pyshny, who departed this life on October 24, 2010 in her home, will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at The Point on the lake on Holiday Island at 1 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made at the Cornerstone Bank for the "Susan Linker Benefit" account...
Violet B. Tavas
Born March 5, 1922, in Berryville, Ark., as Violet B. Snow to Emmett and Eva Snow of Berryville. Mother of Dennis, Douglas and Darlene Kurczek. Called by the name "Bobbie" Tavas by relatives and friends. Grandmother of twelve; great grandmother of twelve. Violet had four sisters; Ruby, Olga, Mildred and Bonnie and one brother, Howard. She had many nephews and nieces. A memorial will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hwy. 21 North, Berryville, Ark...