Melinda Kay Watts
Tuesday, February 21, 1967 - Monday, November 02, 2009
Melinda Kay Watts 42, of Conway, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 2, 2009 at her home. She was born February 21, 1967 at Little Rock, Arkansas to Clell and Judy A. Havens Watts.
Melinda worked 22 years as an LPN and specialized in wound care. She was a devoted nurse, giving extra time, care and compassion to her older patients. She will be lovingly remembered by her patients and their families.
She is preceded in death by her husband Quenton Riley, maternal grandparents, Clotine and Havis Havens, and paternal grandparents, Albert and Bessie Watts.
She is survived by her son and daughter, John Riley and Malia Watts both of Conway, AR; mother, Judy A. (Havens) and Richard "Skip" Wheeler of Fairfield Bay, AR; father, Clell Watts and wife Cheryl of Little Rock, AR; two brothers, Michael Watts and wife Marsha of Conway, AR; and Scott Hearnsberger of Little Rock, AR; niece and nephew, Hannah and Matthew Viola of Conway, AR.
Casketbearers: Mike Watts, Scott Hearnsberger, Matt Viola, Bobby Holloway, Kris Keck, and Jesse "Bo" Clark.
Funeral Service will be 10:00am Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Arkansas with Pastor, John Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery Hwy 95 West - Clinton, Arkansas.
The family will gather to visit with friends from 5:00-7:00pm Friday, November 6, 2009 at Roller-McNutt Chapel Clinton, Arkansas.
LORENZ, ARNOLD MATTHEW
Tuesday, April 21, 1914 - Monday, July 02, 2007
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Arnold Matthew Lorenz of Mequon at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 138 W. Buntrock Road, in Thiensville.
Arnold was born to eternal life on Monday, July 2, 2007 at the age of 93.
Visitation was held at the church, from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at 11 a.m.
Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton.
Schramaka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville is serving the family.
Arnold, who was a mason contractor in Mequon, was noted for his fine stonework.
He was also an avid fisherman, hunter ad golfer.
He played saxophone and was a charter member of the Lakeshore Symphonic Band. He also played with the Cedarburg Civic Band.
Arnold was a member of Lumen Christi Catholic Church since 1940, the year he was wed. He touched many lives and his family and friends will miss him deeply for his never-ending caring and concern as well as his always-smiling face and quick wit.
Arnold was the devoted husband of Gertrude (nee Konitzer) for 66 years; the loving father of Jerry (Mary), Sue, Maxine, the late Donald, Rosanne (Don) Korinek and Joy; dear grandfather of James Schmechel, the late Kristina Schmechel, Paula (Jack) Curtis, Monica Lorenz, Brad (Melissa) Korinek, Angela Lorenz and Leanne Korinek; great-grandfather of Melissa, Mia, Adia, Cadence and Matthew.
He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Arnold was preceded in death by his sister Marcella Molling, and his brothers Joseph and Jerome.
For more information, please call the Schramaka-Densow Funeral Home in Theinsville at (262) 242-3120.
Arnold and Gertie came to Fairfield Bay every year from 1980 until 1998 in the late fall until spring.
If anyone would like to get in touch with Gertie her address is: 4317 West Pioneer Road, Mequon, WI 53097.
George Edward Malfatti
Friday, November 25, 1921 - Thursday, October 29, 2009
George Edward Malfatti passed on to a better place with the Lord on October 29th, 2009 at Ozark Health Nursing Home of Clinton, Arkansas.
He was born November 25, 1921 in Edwardsville, Illinois the son of the late Wedo and Gertrude Malfatti, also preceeded by one grandson, Michael Malfatti, one brother E. Malfatti, and a sister Dorothy McCarthy.
He was a World War II Veteran in the Army. He was an engineer in Construction. Lived in Morris, Illinois until he retired from B&W; Construction. Then moved to Fairfield Bay, Arkansas in 1993.
Member of the Lutheran Church in Morris, Illinois, while at Fairfield Bay he fellowshipped at Cornerstone Church.
He is survived by his wife Lois Malfatti of 56 years, three sons: Stephen of Colorado, George F. Jr., of Illinois, and John C. of Conway, Arkansas, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Rose Higgintolham of Zion, Ill, and Mary Ann Knorr of Joliet, Ill.
A private Memorial Service was held on Sunday, November 1, 2009.
Alex Raymond Mahalko
Saturday, August 23, 1930 - Thursday, October 15, 2009
Alex Raymond Mahalko was born to earth August 23, 1930 to Alex and Alice foley Mahalko in Chicago, Il and died on October 15, 2009 in Heber Springs, Arkansas at the age of 79. A resident of Edgemont, Arkansas, he was a loving family man, a retired Master carpenter, and a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in FAirfield Bay. He served his country in the United States Army in Korea and in the Navy reserve. He was in the Honor Guard and a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #330. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a helper to friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ed Mahalko. He is survived by his wife Veronica Mahalko, a daughter Linda Pacha and husband Tom of IL., a son Paul Mahalko of IL., a ste-daughter Judy Biggins and husband Bob of IL., two step-sons, Gilbert Klingberg and wife Rhonda, Jeff Klingberg and wife Jane, nine grandchildren and 14 great great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Done with his work on earth, he has gone to his heavenly home.
A Mass of christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 16, 2009 at the St. Francis catholic Church in FAirfield Bay with FAther Oliver Ochieze officiating. Burial with Military Honors was held in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Francis Catholic Church in Fairfield Bay.
family Funeral Service 106 South 4th Street, Heber Sorings, 72543, 501-362-2088 in charge of arrangements.
John Dan Weaver
Thursday, March 29, 1973 - Wednesday, October 14, 2009
John Dan Weaver 36, of Shirley, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at his home. He was born March 29, 1973 at Jasper, Wyoming the son of Ferrell and Mary Kay Gray Weaver.
John loved his children Josh, Jordan, and Justin, words cannot express the love his entire family felt for John and he for them. He will be missed but never forgotten. John loved hunting, fishing, and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rodger Gray, Eulas Kirkindoll, and Mary Kirkendoll. Paternal grandparents, Rufus Weaver, and Joe McDonald, and Opal McDonald.
He is survived by his three sons, Joshua Weaver of Shirley, Jordan Weaver of Springdale, and Justin Weaver of Alread, parents, Ferrell and Mary Kay Weaver of Clinton, two sisters, LeAnn Livingston and husband David, and Susan Weaver both of Conway, and many relatives and friends.
Honorary Casketbearers: Jeff Weaver, Jared France, Jeff Gray, Jamie Beavers, and David Livingston.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00pm Friday, October 16, 2009 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Clinton, Arkansas.
Graveside Service and Burial will be 10:00am Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Weaver Cemetery Banner Mountain Road Shirley, Arkansas with Pastor, Kyle Blanton officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas.
Jessica Mae Easley
Wednesday, October 14, 1998 - Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Jessica Mae Easley was granted her angel wings on October 13, 2009. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who Jessica had touched in some way throughout her incredible and memorable life.
Jessica's life would seem too short for many, but those who knew her understood that quality far exceeded quantity of existence. Her gentle smile, giving nature, and robust energy brought much joy to everyone she met; she never met a stranger. Jessica was always happy despite her struggles and pain, and each day was an adventure in discovery.
While she battled cancer, she remained courageous and brave, gave us hope and reminded us how precious life truly is. She found joy, love, and laughter in every waking moment and was quick to share her exuberance for life with others. She was an unselfish child who gave freely of all she had, material or spiritual. She had a great love for all God's creations, with a particular fondness for animals of all kinds. She loved planting flowers and tending her garden. Jessica loved the great outdoors; camping, hunting and fishing. She enjoyed softball, basketball, and her favorite was swimming. Jessica could spend all day playing croquet in the yard; or hours with her beloved pets, dog Leeroy and horse Twister. She especially enjoyed music and quality time with friends and family. She remained faithful and praised God, for each day was a blessing. Jessica will be greatly missed as she is loved by many.
She is survived by her parents, Teresa Biggs Radke and Daniel Moore of Shirley, Ark.; one sister, Katie Treuter of Shirley, Ark.; a brother, Mike Radke of Luck, Wisconsin; grandfather, Allen Biggs; grandmother, Pamela McAnally; aunts and uncles, Tim and Sherry Biggs, Tracy and Dennis Bracey; cousins, Neana Riedy, Stevie Beyers, Nicky Beyers and Reece Bracey and a host of loving relatives and close friends as well as a very large extended family.
Visitation is 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Roller Coffman Chapel, Mtn. View.
Funeral service is 4 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2009 at Flatwoods Missionary Baptist Church, Mtn. View with Chaplin John Powers officiating and speaker, Paul Parsons.
Honorary pallbearers are Michael Sweeney, Allen Biggs, Bruce Lasater, Timothy Biggs, Buddy Trammell, Michael Radke, Thomas Tyson and Dennis Bracey.
Sheldon Raphael Rappaport
Monday, April 19, 1926 - Monday, October 12, 2009
Rappaport, Dr. Sheldon R. dearly loved husband of Sharon Hanna, peacefully returned to spirit on October 12, 2009. Sheldon was born to Morris and Faye (Farber) Rappaport on April 19, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. His brother, Harold, predeceased him. He lived in Arkansas for 18 years after moving from Essexville, Michigan.
Dr. Rappaport, was a clinical psychologist, educational consultant, author, and holistic-health practitioner. He received his A.B. and A.M. degrees from Temple University and his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1952.
Among his many accomplishments, he founded The Pathway School for children with learning disabilities, in Audubon, Pennsylvania. He authored and led two federally-funded National Diffusion Network training programs, one for elementary-school personnel, and the other for secondary-school personnel. . He served on a Task Force for the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children and as a consultant to the President's National Advisory Council.
He is survived by his son, Bruce (Lydia), and daughter, Lisa Nelson (Michael). Three grandsons, John David and Justin Rappaport, and Michael McNary. Also, his 6 step-daughters, Carol, Linda, Barbara, Christine, Theresia, and Margaret as well as his sister-in-law Ruth.
Our deeply felt thanks to all of the wonderful people and special friends, including Hospice, who were a part of his life and his long illness.
There will be an open house on November 8, 2009 from 1PM - 4PM. Please come and help us to celebrate Sheldon's life at 101 West Cliff Drive, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas.
Adam Wayne Gibbons
Sunday, August 24, 1986 - Saturday, October 10, 2009
Adam Wayne Gibbons 23, of Shirley, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Branch, Arkansas. He was born August 24, 1986 at Clearinda, Iowa to Kenneth L. and Mary Lou Mattly Gibbons.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Archie Mattly, paternal grandfather, Gene Gibbons, and uncle, Ron Gibbons.
He is survived by his parents, Kenneth L. and Mary Lou Gibbons of Shirley, AR; sister, Rebecka Ann Bradford and husband Rodney of Shirley, AR; two brothers, Joe Linn Burch of Clinton, AR; and Michael Allen Burch of Fairfield Bay, AR; maternal grandmother, Florence Mattly of Bedford, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Mary E. Gibbons of Shirley, AR; four nieces, and nephews, Drew Koone, Issabelle Bradford, Reed and Lexi Burch.
Cremation Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas.
Kenneth Ray "Ken" Sharp
Tuesday, November 02, 1920 - Monday, September 14, 2009
Kenneth Ray "Ken" Sharp, age 88, of Hot Springs, died Monday, September 14, 2009. He was born on November 2, 1920, at Little Rock, the son of Clyde Eugene Sharp and Eugenia May Kinman Sharp. On November 1, 1944, he was married to Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Gulley, who preceded him in death on August 18, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Louis Claude Sharp and Eugene Sharp. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Kenneth was a former resident of Fairfield Bay, where he worked in the real estate and insurance businesses for many years.
Kenneth served his country valiantly during World War II, receiving the distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals. Completing 55 missions in the B-25 aircraft as a group navigator, he flew out of North Africa, Cyprus, and Italy.
Memorial services were held Friday, September 18, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs, with Rev. William "Bud" Reeves officiating under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to the entire staff of Quapaw Care and Rehabilitation Center. The many tender acts of love, care and concern given to both our parents during Mother's lengthy illness provided the family great comfort during this difficult time.
Memorials may be made in Ken's name to The Caring Place, 101 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901-4040; First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs, 1100 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901-5451 or Paws and Claws Rescue, P. O. Box 20254, Hot Springs, AR 71903.
Idest Arzelle F. Garner
Saturday, July 11, 1914 - Saturday, September 05, 2009
Idest Arzelle F. Garner 95, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009 at her home. She was born July 11, 1914 at Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Oscar Reagan and Trudy Odella Whitlow Ford. She was born and raised in Magnolia and was a member of First Baptist Church of Magnolia for many years and loved to serve there. She was a retired teacher of 30 years in Elementry and High School education for the Columbia County Schools and was close to receiving her masters degree. She loved to teach and loved her students as if they were her own. Her hobbies were quilting and her vegetable gardens. Arzelle will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. She was preceded by her parents, husband of 69 years Thomas Ovein Garner, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, LaJoyce Doran and husband Michael of Fairfield Bay, AR; two grandchildren, Debbi Dethan and husband Rodger, and Ford Summerlin and wife Debbie, four great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and one sister Melva Dodson of Magnolia, AR. Local Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas.
Susie Kirkendoll Barringar
Friday, March 20, 1931 - Thursday, September 03, 2009
Susie Kirkendoll Barrigar, age 78, of Atwater, California, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009, in an Atwater care facility. She was born at Shirley, Arkansas, on March 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Dudley and Wilma Kirkendoll. She was the widow of Joseph Barrigar who passed away June 22, 2000. Susie had worked as a medical receptionist in Atwater, where she was a long time resident. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Lori Cook, Barbara Oser, and Karen Shipley, and a grandchild, Ethan Sullivan.
Susie is survived by three sons, Bennie Cook of Lathrop, California, Kenny Cook of Winfield, Alabama, and Gary Cook and wife, Karen, of Winton, California; one daughter, Linda Cook of Aztec, New Mexico; two sisters, Violet Elliott of Clinton and Beth Bradford of Shirley; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty nine great grandchildren. Susie is also survived by other relatives and her many friends.
Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pee Dee Cemetery at Clinton with Rev. Sam Brown officiating. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home, Heber Springs.
Mary E. Sharp
Thursday, November 27, 1924 - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' Sharp, age 84, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1924, at Cullman, Ala., the daughter of Louis G. Gulley and May Barclift Gulley. On Nov. 1, 1944, she was married to Kenneth Ray Sharp. She was preceded in death by her father and her mother.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs. For several years, she was the noon-time news anchor for KFSA (now KFSM) Channel 5 television station in Fort Smith. Beth was a former resident of Fairfield Bay, Ark.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth Ray Sharp of Hot Springs; on e son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Dean Traywick of Hot Springs; five grandchildren and spouses, Ashley Shires and husband, Robert of Boulder, Colo., David Simpson and wife, Leah of Camdon, N.C., Laura Dommes and husband, Kevin of LaFayette, Calif., Ben Sharp of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Deano Traywick and wife, LaVonda of Benton; nine great-grandchildren, Shophie Shires, Jacquie Shires, Bennet Simpson, Jada Simpson, Jake Dommes, Graham Dommes, Stella Sharp, Austin Traywick; one sister-in-law and husband, May and Charles Reaves of Little Rock; and nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held on Aug. 24 at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. William "Bud" Reeves officiating, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to the entire staff of Quapaw Care and Rehabilitation Center. We will always cherish the many tender acts of love, care and concern given to Beth, during her lengthy illness.
Memorials may be made in Beth's name to either The Caring Place, 101 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, Ar. 71901-4040 or to First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs, 1100 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901-5451.
Samuel Ralph Nicholson
- Monday, August 17, 2009
Samuel Ralph Nicholson 64, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas passed away after a long battle with cancer Monday, August 17, 2009 at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born December 5, 1944 at Newport, Arkansas to the late Ralph and Lucille Cook Nicholson.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Mills Nicholson, three sons, Trey Moore and wife Christal of Little Rock; Brett Alan Nicholson of Orlando, Florida; Heath Cook Nicholson of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Raven Cook Nicholson, Haley Gilliam, and Nathan Winton.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Roller McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Arkansas.
Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society 901 North University Ave. Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.
Emma Jean Duran
Tuesday, February 12, 1929 - Saturday, July 11, 2009
Emma Jean Duran 80, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Ozark Health Nursing Center Clinton, Arkansas. She was born February 12, 1929 in Vance, Mississippi to the late John and Mary Alice Young Wilkins.
Emma Jean was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a Secretary of a Variety Store, and partnered with her husband in a resturant business for eight years in Mississippi before moving to Fairfield Bay, she will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, second husband Robert Johnson and a daughter Anita Brown.
She is survived by her husband LaVoughn L. Duran of Fairfield Bay, Ar; sons Bobby Johnson and wife Shelia, and Tommy Evans both of Mississippi; daughters Marianne Doris Swilley of Louisiana, and Yvonne of Mississippi; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren two sisters Katherine Vawter and Martha Reed, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Cremation Arrangements are under the direction of Roller McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas.
Milton Raley Cook
Monday, May 23, 1932 - Monday, July 06, 2009
Milton Raley Cook, age 77, of Fairfield Bay, formerly of North Little Rock, passed away July 6, 2009, following a sudden massive stroke July 5.
Milton was born May 23, 1932, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, to Herschel and Oma Cook, the fourth of seven children.
Milton served in the United States Air Force and was engaged in service during the Korean War.
He later attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee.
On August 15, 1958, Milton married Analea Tomlinson whom he loved and adored dearly during their nearly completed 51-year marriage.
Milton was a talented and creative artist who enjoyed a lifelong career in the commercial art and graphics profession.
Upon retirement in 2000, Milton and Analea moved to Fairfield Bay where Milton was actively involved in the community.
He especially loved playing tennis and taking long walks among the beautiful rolling hills.
Milton enjoyed many friends and was able to continue his artist interests by designing and creating a monthly newsletter for his church family.
One of his favorite activities was taking a leisurely boat ride on Greers Ferry Lake which he had most recently enjoyed with family on July 4.
Milton's entire family was considered his greatest and most valuable possession.
He is survived by his wife, Analea; daughter, Connie Scherz (Scott); daughter, Cara Phillippe (Robert); son, Curtis Cook.
Milton is also survived by his 10 grandchildren who affectionately called him "Pops" and who will miss him greatly: Andrew Scherz, Robert Wesley Phillippe, Ray Phillippe, Rachel Phillippe, James Phillippe, JoAnna Phillippe, John Phillippe, Susanna Phillippe, Bethany Phillippe, and Seth Phillippe.
Milton also leaves to cherish many years of love and memories his surviving siblings, Charlotte Ray (Bill) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Carolyn Simmons (Ira) of Jackson, Tennessee, Ruth Richards (Jerry) of Jackson, Tennessee.
Milton is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Thomas Cook and Meredith Cook, and by his sister, Evelyn Rook.
Milton was loved and will be missed by a great host of extended family members, including many nieces and nephews and by an extended family of many wonderful friends whose relationships through the years have meant so much to him.
A celebration of honor will be held Friday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Hwy. 16, Edgemont, AR 72044, 501-723-4726. Visitation following. Gifts and memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 10849 Edgemont Rd., Edgemont, AR 72044. Arrangements: Olmstead Funeral Home.