Obituaries from February 2012
Wanema June Casey, Sept. 15, 1935 -- Feb. 20, 2012
Wanema June Casey was born to Paralee and Frank Weddington in Busch, Ark., Sept. 15, 1935. She died Feb. 20 at the age of 76. June lived most of her life in Butler Hollow. She will always be deep in the heart of those who knew and loved her. A mother of five, Randy, Evening Star, Glenda, Rhonda and Preston, she always gave life her all...
Nina "Inez" GoForth, Sept. 9, 1917 -- Feb. 16, 2012
Nina "Inez" GoForth was born in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl on September 9, 1917 near the town of Akins, the ninth child of Daniel Britt and Bell Brewer. As a baby, Inez was moved to Eureka Springs after the death of her mother to be raised by her uncle Jim and aunt Miley Rice. Inez's recollections of her life were stories filled with adventure and mischievousness, including one time riding on the shoulders of Pretty Boy Floyd while picking strawberries...
Susan Grace Sutherland-Killion, March 3, 1950 -- Jan. 7, 2012
Susan Grace Sutherland-Killion was born in Kingsport, Tenn., to Charlene Lexie and Ray Sutherland, both deceased. Susan moved to Eureka Springs nearly 40 years ago with her first husband, Tim Seago. She worked at Healing Benefits Massage Therapy Co. for 17 years and was its owner for 13 years...
Loren Dale Mannon, July 30, 1952 -- Jan. 30, 2012
Loren Dale Mannon, 59, died in his home in Poteau, Okla., on Jan. 30, 2012, after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer. Loren graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Applied Agricultural Science in 1975. In Oklahoma City, for a time he was known as "the governor's gardener" when tending the grounds at the governor's mansion...
Little Sadie, 2002-2012
To all who knew her you know there's a little less light in the world today. She was a joy and a wonder. She will be sorely missed.
Vernon Jack Francis, July 11, 1931 -- Jan. 20, 2012
Vernon Jack Francis of Holiday Island, was born July 11, 1931 in Iowa, a son of La Verne and Edith (Christsen) Francis. He departed this life January 20 in his home at the age of 80. Vernon worked as a cabinet installer in the wood working industry. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during WWII...