Miscellaneous Northwest Arkansas Obituaries


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Leon Crouch
SPRINGDALE — Leon Crouch, 64, of Springdale died June 2, 2000, at Fayetteville.
He was an Army veteran and a member of Pilgrim Rest Freewill Baptist Church in Springdale.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Bennett of Browns Summit, N.C., and Debbie LaPrairie of Reno, Nev.; one son, Michael Lee Crouch of Browns Summit; one sister, Ruby Stowers of Rocky Gap, Va.
Memorial services will be held later.
Cremation arrangements are by Nelson’s Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Louise DeAtley
BELLA VISTA — Louise DeAtley, 75, of Bella Vista died June 5, 2000, at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville.
She was born April 20, 1925, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Henry and Henrietta Coffman Kauer.
She moved to Bella Vista in 1980 from Raytown, Mo., and was a retired claims adjuster for Aetna Insurance Co. She attended Bella Vista Community Church and enjoyed crafts and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mack DeAtley.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie Sue Garrett of Independence, Mo.; one brother, Arthur Kauer of Independence; two grandsons, Jason Garrett and Chris Schutte, both of Grain Valley, Mo.; one great-grandson, Logan Schutte.
Nicheside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bella Vista Cemetery Columbarium with the Rev. Richard Lindman officiating.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or through flowers.

William K. Drain
FAYETTEVILLE — William Kurt Drain, 21, of Fayetteville died June 6, 2000, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1979, in Fayetteville to Glen and Elizabeth Beaver Drain. He was a musician.
Survivors include his parents of Fayetteville; one sister, Rebecca Drain of Fayetteville.
Memorial services will be held later. Cremation was by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Fayetteville.

Edna Ruth King
BENTONVILLE — Edna Ruth King, 81, of Bentonville died June 6, 2000, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Rogers.
She was born March 4, 1919, in Deer to Isaac Alvin and Berslie Mae Thompson Faught. She made circuit boards for Seismograph Service Corp.
She was a member of Gospel Assembly in Tulsa, Okla., and had lived in the area since 1993, moving from Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill King.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Dean King of Inola, Okla., and Paul Wayne King of Lowell; one daughter, Judith Ann McFarlane of Bentonville; one sister, Viola Garrison; five brothers, Otis Harris, Jimmy Watson, George Watson and William Watson, all of Springdale, and Ray Watson of Washington state; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville with the Rev. Bobby Mains officiating.
Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edna Klemeyer
WAVERLY, Ill. — Edna Klemeyer, 83, of Waverly died June 6, 2000, at her home.
She was born March 17, 1917, in Lawrenceville, Ill., to Pearley and Phoebe Hughes Wells.
She attended Illinois State Normal University and taught school in Illinois.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Rogers. Her husband, Joseph A. Klemeyer preceded her in death.
Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Karolyn Cummings and John of Crystal Lake, Ill., Susan Klemeyer of Springfield, Ill., Jayne Plantz and Ray of Barnum, Minn., Judy Klemeyer of Waverly and Joanne Ledine of Saucier, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rayburn Sander of Boca Raton, Fla., and Nancy Hogan of Lawrenceville; two brothers, Maurice Stiker and Pearley Wells Jr., both of Sun City, Ariz.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, Ind., under the direction of Bisch and Son and Gardner Funeral Home in Vincennes.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois, c/o Visiting Nurse Association of Central Ill., 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, Ill., 62702, or American Parkinson’s Disease Association, c/o Glenbrook Hospital, 2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, Ill., 60025.

George G. Mitchell
CARMICHAEL, Calif. — Retired Maj. George Gordon Mitchell, 61, of Carmichael died June 5, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif.
He was born Jan. 17, 1939, in Fayetteville to Joseph David and Mildred Elizabeth Appleby Mitchell.
He served in the Vietnam War and was a retired Air Force major.
He was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
Survivors include one son, Gordon Mitchell of Carmichael; one daughter, Dana Mitchell of Sacramento, Calif.; one granddaughter; three brothers, J.D. Mitchell of Omaha, Neb., David Mitchell of Sacramento and John Mitchell of Cane Hill; one sister, Virginia Burge of St. George, Utah.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rolling Hills Baptist Church with retired Brigadier Gen. William Brock Watson officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Fayetteville. Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.

Billie Smith
FAYETTEVILLE — Billie Hunter Smith, 81, of Fayetteville died June 6, 2000, at Medi-Homes in Prairie Grove.
Arrangements will be announced by Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville.

James Elmer Spears
PRYOR, Okla. — James Elmer “Josh” Spears, 86, of Pryor died June 6, 2000, at Salina, Okla.
He was born May 8, 1914, in Decatur, Texas, to William Thomas and Vina Florence Smith Spears.
He moved to Pryor 10 years ago from Springdale.
He was a janitor for McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc. in Fayetteville for 15 years, and he owned and operated a Mobil gas station for 30 years.
He was a member and deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Pryor.
His wife, Opal Jane Rogers, preceded him in death in 1979.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma Jean Sinfellow and Harold of Sun Valley, Nev., Juanita Christene Blackman and Bob of Pryor, Linda Ann Lindsey and Jim Wade of Littleton, Colo., and Stella Wanell Busey and Bill of Reno, Nev.; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. James Lee Spears and Alice of Fort Smith and Billy Charles Spears and Aundra of Springdale; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Stephens Memorial Chapel in Pryor with the Rev. Glenn Lewis officiating.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Friendship Cemetery at Springdale with the Rev. James Spears officiating.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at Stephens Memorial Chapel.

Anna Florence Stafford
HINDSVILLE — Anna Florence Stafford, 79, of Hindsville died June 6, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
She was born June 13, 1920, in Hindsville to Fay Madison and Maude Harris Smith.
She was a retired merchant and attended Hindsville Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Keet Stafford, preceded her in death on June 12, 1977.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann Grubbs and Charles K. of Huntsville; one sister, Arlene M. Norman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Andrea Scott of Fayetteville; one great-grandson, Korte Scott of Fayetteville.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Hindsville Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Dean Morris officiating.
Arrangements are by Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Pallbearers will be A.T. Smith, Bill Smith, P.J. Smith, Otto Grubbs, France Bandeen, Eddie Edgar, Billie Stafford, Jasper Northcutt, Jim Vaughan, John Mills, Fines F. Martin and Warren Dean Walker.

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