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Georgia A. Williams 
PETTIGREW -- Georgia A. Williams, 84, of Pettigrew died Oct. 2, 1999, at Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born June 26, 1915, in Pettigrew to George Harrison and Maranda Ellen Harris Seals. She was a homemaker and a member of New Home Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Williams, on April 20, 1971.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Oscar Dale Williams and Juanita of Huntsville, Carl Wayne Williams and Barbara of Fayetteville, Roger Williams and Bessie of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Randy Williams and Lori of St. Paul; eight daughters and six sons-in-law, Imogene Jeffers of Oak Grove, Mo., Pauline Weygandt, Wilma Hackler and Frank and Jackie Williams and Johnny, all of Fayetteville, Deana Brewster and Dennis of Mannford, Okla., Rowena Smith and John of Springdale, Joann Bennett and Glen of Boston, Sharon Haught and Lloyd of Witter; one brother, Delmer Seals of Pettigrew; two sisters, Gayle Gregory of Clarksville and June Bryant of Inola, Okla.; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Williams Cemetery with Otto Bennett and Pat Mannon officiating.
Arrangements are by Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.

Millie M. Counts
SPRINGDALE -- Millie McFee Counts, 97, of Springdale died Oct. 3, 1999, at Fayetteville. She was born Oct. 17, 1901, in Thorney to Thomas and Mary Heatherley McFee. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Elkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul O. Counts, and one son, Everett "Mickey" Counts.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, June Roles and Jack of Springdale; one daughter-in-law, Donna Counts of Elkins; six grandchildren, Diana Hammons, Dena Stockalper and Dawn Brake, all of Elkins, Debbie Rogers and Marina Boyt, both of Fayetteville, and Mike Counts of Elkins; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Community Building with Leland Couch and Lacey Randall officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Nelson's Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Cynthia Orso
KENNESAW, Ga. -- Cynthia Henry Orso, 28, of Kennesaw died Oct. 3, 1999. She was an accounts manager for Direct Connect, a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas.
Survivors include her husband, David Orso of Kennesaw; her parents, Dr. Herb and Dr. Louise Henry of St. Simons Island, Ga.; her brother, Matthew Henry of Hawkinsville, Ga.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens in St. Simons Island. The Rev. Helen Henry will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellstar Foundation, 680 Church St., Suite 100, Marietta, Ga. 30060.
Arrangements are by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta.

Lillian I. Nowlin
SPRINGDALE -- Lillian Inez Nowlin, 83, of Springdale died Oct. 5, 1999, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Annona, Texas, to Wirt Robert and Prudence Dellinger Garland.
She received a master's degree from Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas. She was a home-economics teacher at Ouachita Baptist University and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Baptist Church and the church choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Nowlin.
Survivors include one son, Bob Nowlin of Springdale; one daughter, Ann Elder of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Ruby E. Carnahan
FAYETTEVILLE -- Ruby E. Carnahan, 95, of Fayetteville died Oct. 3, 1999, at Fayetteville. She was born June 20, 1904, in Cherokee, Okla., to Joseph E. and Bertha Hill Carnahan. She had lived in Fayetteville since 1919 and retired from Southwestern Bell in 1968, after 47 years of service. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a graduate of the Brackenridge school system in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include one sister, Edna C. Sowder of Fayetteville; one nephew, Glenn Sowder of Fayetteville; two great-nieces, Andrew Sowder of Austin, Texas, and Chris Gruber of Landstuhl, Germany; two great-nieces, Mary Ryckman of Boerne, Texas, and Amy Garnica of San Antonio, Texas.
Private services will be held. Arrangements are by Moore's Chapel of Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, 72205, or a favorite charity.

W.P. Peterson
SPRINGDALE -- W.P. "Pete" Peterson, 63, of Springdale died Oct. 4, 1999, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
Arrangements are pending at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale.

Christine Fannin
MENA -- Christine "Chris" Fannin, 65, of Mena died Oct. 4, 1999, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born April 25, 1934, in Rogers. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Olinger of Fort Worth, Texas, and Joyce Laswell of Prairie Grove; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Baptist Ford Cemetery with the Rev. Ervin Hutchinson officiating.
Visitation begins at 2 p.m. today at Sisco Chapel in Springdale.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Olinger, Gary Olinger Jr., Michael Olinger, Jacob Olinger and Bradley Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Arkansas Affiliate, 7509 Cantrell, Little Rock, 72207.

James 'Jim' Lynn
NEOSHO, Mo. -- Retired Lt. Col. James "Jim" Lynn, 88, of Neosho died Oct. 3, 1999, at Neosho. He was born Feb. 6, 1911, in Benton County to Samuel and Mary L. Carney Lynn. He was a former resident of Decatur. He grew up in Benton County and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, retiring in 1958, after 29 years of service. His medals included the American Defense Service Medal, the European/African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Silver Star, the Korean Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation Medal, the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), the United Nations Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the armed forces Reserve Medal. He was a life member of Sulphur Springs American Legion Post 35 and a member of the Northwest Arkansas Retired Officers Association and the Benton County 40 and 8.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, E.R. Grimes and Nadine of Tyler, Texas, and James M. "Mike" Lynn and Pam of Neosho; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jenkins and Mark Ward of Little Rock; two sisters, Alice Dolansky of Premont, Texas, and Ruth Bottum of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sulphur Springs Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Moreland and the Rev. James Lann officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Gravette.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice in Joplin, Mo., the American Cancer Society, or the Disabled American Veterans of America.

Elisabeth T. Miller
BELLA VISTA -- Elisabeth Thompson Miller, 86, of Bella Vista died Oct. 4, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Greenville, Texas, to Lamar and Sarah Esther Murphy Thompson. She graduated from East Texas State University with a bachelor's degree and taught school for 21 years in the Dallas School District. She moved to the area in 1976 from Seagoville, Texas. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, the Dallas (Texas) Teachers Association and the Bella Vista Historical Society.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. Miller of the home, to whom she was married in 1941; one son, William Lamar Miller of Dallas; one daughter, Sarah Elisabeth Miller Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Bella Vista United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Dorman officiating. Burial will be in Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville.

Bryan Reynolds
SPRINGDALE -- Bryan Reynolds, 19, of Springdale died Oct. 5, 1999, at Springdale. Arrangements are pending at Sisco Chapel in Springdale.  

James Fleming
HUNTSVILLE -- James Benjamin Fleming, 90, of Huntsville died Oct. 3, 1999, at Eureka Springs Convalescent Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1909, at Cumberland, Md., to Francis Seigel and Lula Lake Fleming. He was comptroller and part owner of Charlotte Photo Engraving in Charlotte, N.C. He was ordained an elder in the Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, N.C. He was descendant of Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and delegate from New Hampshire. He was a Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Patterson Fleming, on Oct. 14, 1985.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jay Milton Fleming and Peggy of Tamarac, Fla., John William Fleming and Delores of Newport News, Va., and James Patterson Fleming and Jeanne of Huntsville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church at Huntsville with the Rev. William P. Connell officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sherrills Ford (N.C.) Presbyterian Cemetery with Dr. James P. Fleming officiating. Arrangements are by Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.  

Beatrice Irene Roy
ROGERS -- Beatrice Irene Badgero Roy, 75, of Rogers died Sept. 29, 1999, at her home. She was born March 12, 1924, in Midland, Mich., to Dave and Pansy Burrell Badgero. She was a homemaker and a self-employed seamstress. She moved to Rogers in 1998 from Springdale. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and crocheting.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Grant Roy of the home; four sons, Dale Roy of Pea Ridge, David Roy of Prairie Grove, Douglas Roy of Rogers and Grant Roy of Minnesota; five daughters, Sharlene Gerdes of Rogers, Sharon Avery of Caro, Mich., Sheila Johnson of Rogers, Sandra Hall of St. Louis, Mo., and Susan Leake of Russellville; one stepson, Bud Roy of Denver, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Darlene Behling of Midland; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were Oct. 1 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers with James Cope Jr. officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.

Marie G. Paul
SPRINGDALE -- Marie G. Paul, 92, of Springdale died Oct. 3, 1999, at Springdale. She was born Sept. 23, 1907, in Elmwood, Neb., to Andrew Jackson and Eva Kincaid Reynolds. She was a retired dressmaker, a member of the Episcopal Church and a 1927 graduate of Wheatland (Mo.) High School. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in New Jersey and a choir member of the Church of Atonement in New Jersey. She was a member of the Senior Citizen Bingo Club and enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Marie Meuter of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Winnie B. Paul of Springdale and Emilie P. Sullivan of Springdale; two sisters, Evalena Nolan of Raytown, Mo., and Eleanor Barrett of Plainfield, Ind.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Springdale with the Rev. Dr. Fred Meuter and the Rev. Ralph Nolan officiating.
Burial will be in National Cemetery at Fayetteville.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m.

Vedah Pearl Coonfield
ROGERS -- Vedah Pearl Jackson Coonfield, 94, of Rogers died Oct. 4, 1999. She was born Dec. 12, 1904, in Rogers to John and Minnie Martin Jackson. She was a life resident of the area and a charter member of Sunnyside Baptist Church in Rogers. Her husband, Virgil Hudson "Ci" Coonfield, preceded her in death in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, C.H. Coonfield of Laquey, Mo., and David Lynn Coonfield of Rogers; one daughter, Mary Ann Bayley of Rogers; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery with Buddy Wright officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.

Rosalie H. Wallace
ROGERS -- Rosalie H. Wallace, 65, of Rogers died Oct. 1, 1999, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born July 24, 1934, in New York City, N.Y., to Lewis V. and Rosalie Wittenberg Hohl. She was a former employee of the Claims Administration Corp. in Mesa, Ariz., and worked as a nurse for hospitals in Seattle, Wash., and Phoenix, Ariz. She moved to Rogers in 1998 from Mesa.
Survivors include two daughters, Anne Downing of Rogers and Mary Mason of Gilbert, Ariz.; five sons, Bruce Wallace of Millcreek, Wash., Mike and Lee Wallace, both of Phoenix, Steve Wallace of Glendora, Calif., and Jim Wallace of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Rod Hohl of Tempe, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Local arrangements are by Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville.

Elza C. Hency
GATEWAY -- Elza Clement Hency, 87, of Gateway died Oct. 2, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Benton County to Jessie and Lillie Gunnels Hency. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a self-employed carpenter and a member of Gateway Chapel Church. His wife, Sarah Scates Hency, preceded him in death on June 7, 1983.
Survivors include one stepson, Jack Fanning of Cody, Wyo.; two stepgrandsons, Rick Fanning and Ronnie Fanning; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; two brothers, Wayne Hency of Berryville and Marvin Hency of Pea Ridge; one sister, Nadine Holman of Republic, Mo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Gateway Chapel with the Rev. L.C. Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Seligman (Mo.) Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gene Robinson, Lee Robinson, Joe Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Edward Robinson and Lannis Gunnels.
Arrangements are by Williamson Funeral Home in Cassville, Mo.

Clifton E. Damron
SPRINGDALE -- Clifton E. Damron, 96, of Springdale died Oct. 3, 1999, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born June 4, 1903, in Booneville to Henry Monte and Myrtle Geneva Pearson Damron. He moved to the area in 1945 from Booneville. He was a teacher in the Mansfield school system, a 32nd-degree Mason, a past member of the Springdale Lions Club and was a Baptist. He enjoyed writing, poetry and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Presson Damron of the home, to whom he was married April 12, 1937; one daughter, Nell Underhill of Winslow; two sisters, Jessie Sorrels of Greenwood and Bobbie Miller of Lyford, Texas; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale with the Rev. David Orr officiating.
Visitation begins at 9 a.m. today at Sisco Chapel in Springdale.

Frank W. Ferneau
BENTONVILLE -- Frank W. Ferneau, 92, of Bentonville died Oct. 1, 1999, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 2, 1907, in Malcom, Iowa, to Walker Taylor and Cora Adelaide Wiley Ferneau. He grew up and attended school in Malcom and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a caretaker for the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom and worked many years caring for the grounds and buildings at Grinnell College. He moved to Bentonville in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Irene McKeag Ferneau, to whom he was married Sept. 6, 1950.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma, Iowa, with the Rev. John Epperson officiating. The Montezuma American Legion will conduct veteran rites. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, Iowa.

Betty J. Adams
ROGERS — Betty J. Adams, 73, of Rogers died Feb. 29, 2000, in Cuba Township, Ill.
Arrangements are pending at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.

Amy Andrews
FAYETTEVILLE — Amy Andrews, 107, of Fayetteville died March 1, 2000, at Fayetteville City Hospital.
She was born Oct. 17, 1892, in Hurley, S.D., to George H. and Mary Emmaline Piper.
She moved to Arkansas 21 years ago and was formerly of Oregon and California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.E. “Ted” Andrews, in 1963.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Jackson of Bowling Green, Mo., Eleanor Rundell of Fayetteville and Cecil Echelberger of Chatsworth, Calif.; one sister, Alta Andrews of Virginia, Minn.; one brother, Max Piper of Milton-Freewater, Ore.
Burial will be in Hurley, S.D. No services are planned.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville.

Gayle 'Robin' Benedict
FAYETTEVILLE — Gayle “Robin” Benedict, 42, of Fayetteville died Feb. 28, 2000, as a result of an accident in Fayetteville. She was born June 24, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio, to Dale Lawrence and Martha Josephine Gruver Benedict.
She attended South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., the University of Arkansas and earned a B.A. degree in physical education from Ohio State University.
She was a member of her high-school track team, was active in Girl Scouts and a member of the 4-H, winning awards for sewing and cooking.
She was a gymnast, ballerina, a Black Belt in Tae-Kwondo, an ice skater and had done professional modeling.
She designed a line of jewelry called Baubles by Robin. She helped with the family business, Bio-Tech Pharmacal Inc., and was formerly employed by several local establishments.
Survivors include her parents of Fayetteville; one son, Dorian Dorshorst of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Tawny Dru Murphy of Moore, Okla.; three brothers, Dale Mark Benedict of Alexandria, Va., Trail Benjamin Benedict of Springdale and Jonathan Edward “Chip” Benedict of Fayetteville; one sister, V. Hope Rachel Benedict of Phoenix.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Nelson’s Funeral Home in Fayetteville. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at Bio-Tech, 3481 N. Highway 112, Fayetteville.
Arrangements are by Nelson’s Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
For information on memorial contributions, call Bio-Tech Pharmacal.

Lucille R. Carrington
ROGERS — Lucille Rita Carrington, 85, of Rogers died Feb. 27, 2000, at Beverly Health Care Center in Rogers.
She was born April 14, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas and Rita Hobin. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She enjoyed gardening and piano and organ music. She moved to Rogers in 1977 from Chicago.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Dolores Young and Peter and Pat Abrams, all of Rogers; two brothers, Charles Hobin of the home and John Hobin of Chicago; one sister, Henrietta Danniello of Chicago; four grandchildren.
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Rogers.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Chicago.

William Caughman
TULSA, Okla. — William “Bill” Caughman, 79, of Tulsa died Feb. 28, 2000, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville.

Jenevieve Elliott
LOWELL — Jenevieve Elliott, 77, of Lowell died Feb. 28, 2000, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born April 3, 1922, in Platteville, Colo., to Earnest Lyndle and Lovilla Carolyn Hicks Judd. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale.
Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Elliott of the home, to whom she was married May 15, 1952; one son, John A. Elliott of Glenville, N.Y.; one daughter, Lovilla S. Dunlap of Lowell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Baptist Church in Rogers.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Chapel of Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Fish Pond Ministries, 10481 West. Drive, Lowell, 72745.

Dixie Lee Gibson
SILOAM SPRINGS — Dixie Lee Gibson, 71, of Siloam Springs died March 1, 2000, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1928, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Temple B. and Minnie V. Davis Mounger. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Siloam Springs. She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church in Siloam Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gibson, in 1993.
Survivors include one son, Greg Gibson of Siloam Springs; one daughter, Annette Rich of Overland Park, Kan.; three grandchildren, Tammy Crawford of Lanexa, Kan., Deborah Farley of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Brian Gibson of Siloam Springs; two sisters, Pat Myers of Lamore, Calif., and Melanie Quisumbing of Torrance, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs with the Rev. Phil Misenheimer officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.

Fred Gordon
ROGERS — Fred Cloyd Gordon, 86, of Rogers, died March 1, 2000, at his home. He was born May 17, 1913, in Shamrock, Texas, to Giles C. and Jennie Echols Gordon.
He was the principal of various elementary schools for 33 years.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Rogers and enjoyed gardening, reading and hunting.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and earned the Good Conduct and Victory ribbons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Hulsey Gordon, to whom he was married in 1940.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Freddie C. Gordon and Mary Anne of Rogers; a sister, Mary Gordon of Rogers; three grandchildren, Casey Gordon, Angela Fearnow and Keely Hunt; and three great-grandchildren, Kady Fearnow and Ryan and Megan Hunt.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Callison-Lough Funeral Chapel in Rogers.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Rogers.

Madeline Hardister
SPRINGDALE — Memorials for Madeline M. Hardister, who died Feb. 21, 2000, may be made to Friends of Hospice, c/o Washington Regional Medical Center, 4241 Gabel Drive, Fayetteville, 72703.

Gladys Macias
SPRINGDALE — Gladys Lucille Macias, 86, of Springdale died Feb. 28, 2000, at Springdale. She was born June 19, 1913, in Monte Ne to George and Amanda Autrey Hoffarth. She was a Pentecostal. Her hobbies were quilting, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include three sons, Gordon Leroy Wagner, Danny Myers and Andy Macias, all of Springdale; three daughters, Joann Ferguson of Cashmere, Wash., Sharolette Barlas of Houston, Texas, and Sheron Myers of Springdale; two brothers, Jack Hoffarth of Cave Springs and Jerry Hoffarth of Springdale; three sisters, Pearl Lindley and Allie Welkley, both of Springdale, and Viann Droege of Illinois; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Colbaugh Church with the Rev. Saul Anderson officiating.
Burial will be in Colbaugh Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Chapel in Springdale.
Pallbearers will be David Hoffarth, Oscar Creger, Danny Myers, Zack Macias, Joshua Myers and Steven Glasco.
Honorary pallbearer will be Andy Macias.
Visitation begins at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Pat Olson
PEA RIDGE — Pat Olson, 62, of Pea Ridge died Feb. 28, 2000, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. She was born Jan. 5, 1938, in McAlester, Okla., to George Thomas and Rozella Mae Fleming Keen. She retired to Pea Ridge in 1978 from Berryville and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 35 in Avoca and was a Baptist.
She enjoyed reading, puzzles and movies.
Her husband, Clair Richard Olson, preceded her in death in 1986.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Olson of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and John Olson of Pea Ridge; two daughters, Patricia Anderson of Pineville, Mo., and Jennifer McCarley of Pea Ridge; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge with Thomas McDonald officiating.
Burial will be in Pea Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thaxton K. Powell
HUNTSVILLE — Thaxton Kenneth Powell, 79, of Huntsville died March 1, 2000, at Meadowview Lodge Nursing Home in Huntsville. He was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Huntsville to Claud Eli and Molly Mary McCoy Powell. He was retired from Tyson Foods and was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Edna Boyd Powell, on March 22, 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Clinton Powell of Berryville and Kenneth Powell of Huntsville; two daughters, Beverly McLoud and Winnie Gregory, both of Huntsville; one brother, Roy Powell of Huntsville; one sister, Rema Ahart of Huntsville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bohannan Cemetery with the Rev. Glen Faulkner officiating.
Arrangements are by Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Powell, Kendall McLoud, Dennis Main, Rex Davis Jr., Dean McCoy and Dewey Worley.

Mary L. Ravenscroft
FAYETTEVILLE — Mary L. Ravenscroft, 85, of Fayetteville died Feb. 29, 2000, at Fayetteville.
Arrangements are pending at Nelson’s Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Eugene W. Setty  
SPRINGDALE — Eugene W. “Gene” Setty, 85, of Springdale died Feb. 29, 2000, at Springdale. He was born May 5, 1914, in Bridgeton, Ind., to Ernest and Lalah Hamilton Setty. He moved to the area in 1965 from Chicago, Ill., and retired as manager of the life, health and financial-services department at Walker Brothers Insurance in 1990, where he had been employed since 1968. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springdale, the Rotary Club, past president of Springdale Chamber of Commerce, past president of Northwest Arkansas Association of Life Underwriters and past president of the United Way in Springdale. He received Springdale’s Outstanding Civic Service Award in 1988. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Avory Setty, in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Joyce Black Setty of the home, to whom he was married April 13, 1973; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Setty and Barbara of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and David Rutty and Judy of Double Oak, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Irvine and Stan of Marlin, Texas, Teresa Mathews and Chuck of Henderson, Nev., and Cindy Kalinowski and Chris of Springdale; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Springdale with the Rev. David Orr officiating.
Burial will be in Bluff Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Chapel of Springdale.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Luttrell, Ken Galloway, Bill Walker, Joe Herriman, Pat Henry, Van Cothren, Rick Ricker and Frank O’Donnell.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 206 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale, 72764, or a favorite charity.

Robert Slinger
ROGERS — Robert “Bob” Slinger, 76, of Rogers died March 1, 2000, at his home. He was born July 5, 1923, in Bowlegs, Okla., to Richard and Eva Slinger.
He worked as a welder for many years in the Tulsa, Okla., area before moving to Rogers in 1990.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a sports enthusiast.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Sallee and Rocky of Rogers; one brother, Bill Slinger of Tulsa; one granddaughter, Nicole Sallee of Rogers.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla., with the Rev. Ted Miller officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the family home in Rogers.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Rogers.

Ann Margaret Zella
CENTERTON — Ann Margaret Zella, 86, of Centerton died Feb. 27, 2000, at her home. She was born March 12, 1913, in Ironwood, Mich., to John and Anna Babinac Cenkner. She was employed by Mount Clemens Pottery for many years before moving to Centerton in 1997. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mount Clemens. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Zella, to whom she was married Nov. 14, 1936.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria Frederick and Patrick of Bella Vista and Marlene Celsnak and Frank of Bonita Springs, Fla.; three sisters, Julia Poupard and Helen Keersmaekers, both of Michigan, and Margaret Aslakson of California; one brother, John Cenkner of California; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Local arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Rogers.
Services will be held in Michigan.

Gerald J. Zielinski
WEST FORK — Gerald J. Zielinski, 55, of West Fork died Feb. 29, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Nelson’s Funeral Home in Fayetteville. 


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