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|Father Gregory G. Hart, 59, died in Springdale, Arkansas, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born in Kennett, Missouri
March 12, 1958 to the late Edward and Christina (Kordsmeier) Hart, the fifth of six children. He attended St. Theresa Elementary
School and Catholic High School, both in Little Rock. After graduation from the University of Dallas, he was assigned to the North
American College, Rome, where he earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1985, the year after he was ordained to the
Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Little Rock, on June 30, 1984.
His parochial assignments included associate pastor, St. Patrick, North Little Rock, and Saint John, Hot Springs, before being
named pastor of St. Michael, West Memphis and its Mission of Sacred Heart in Crawfordsville. He was then named pastor of St.
Peter the Fisherman in Mountain Home, and its Mission of Yellville, followed by pastor of Mary, Mother of God, Harrison. In 2010
Father Hart was named pastor of St. Joseph, Tontitown, during which time he also ministered to the Latin Mass community.
Father Hart is survived by his five brothers and sisters: Edward Hart (Kathleen) of Kansas City, MO; Thomas Hart (Jan), Melanie
Riley (Rick), Maureen Hart of Little Rock, and Christopher Hart ( Cynthia) of Alexandria, VA. Father Hart loved being part of a large
and loving extended family on both his father and mother’s sides. Surviving him are 52 first cousins and 16 nieces and
nephews. He was proud to have four godchildren. He loved being a priest, and he loved teaching, fishing, gardening, competing
at cards and board games, and laughing loudly and often with friends at family gatherings and even in quiet movie theaters. He
loved to travel, particularly on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, on the mission trail in the American Southwest, and to Shrines of Mary
throughout the world. In his own words to his brother before he died, “we are all on pilgrimages our entire lives and mine is, at
long last, finally coming to an end. The goal is in sight.” In his last days, he exuded faith, confidence, joy and anticipation that was
hard to contain. He likened his feeling to that of Christmas morning as a young boy.
Masses of Christian Burial were held both at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown on Saturday, November 18, and then at the
Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock on Monday, November 20, with interment at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers Father Hart requests Masses to be offered for the repose of the souls in Purgatory.
Father Greg was a faithful and loving priest for 33 years, and served the people of God well throughout. He will be missed by his
brother priests, his family and extended relatives, and those he served so well in his priestly ministry.
Cecil “Pete” Glenn, 80, of Springdale, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. He was born March 8, 1937 in Prairie Grove
to Elmer and Mamie Ralston Glenn, and grew up in Farmington.
Pete invested in others and loved to build relationships. He was a longtime, active member of Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist
Church, and enjoyed golfing and time in the outdoors. Above all he was devoted to God, his family and church.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene (Self) Glenn, whom he married April 24, 1959 in Springdale; two sons, Randy Glenn and
wife Amy, Doug Glenn and wife Kim; and four grandchildren, Caleb, Sarah, John and Rachel, all of Springdale. He was
preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, John and Robert Glenn; and four sisters, Dorothy Rosebury, Louise Arney, Wilma
Mounce and Barb Shepherd.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 21, at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at Friendship
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made for the building fund at the church, 3074 S. 48th St., Springdale, AR 72762.
Brenda Joyce Dearman, 66, of Springdale, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born
November 7, 1951 in Kingston to Walter Ernest and Weltha Bell White Johnson. Brenda was a member of Phillips Chapel Free
Will Baptist Church and extremely generous to people including complete strangers. The love of her life was her granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband, David Dearman, whom she married May 30, 1970; one daughter, Kacee Scott and husband
Jason, and their daughter, Olivia Belle; three sisters, Alice Spears (James) of Ft. Smith, Ora Faye Chamlee (Fred) of Tontitown,
Linda Chamlee of Springdale; and one brother, Rex Johnson (Reta) of Springdale. She was preceded in death by two brothers,
Ernest and Gerald Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth Cornelison and Betty Bond.
A funeral service was Wednesday, November 22, at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at Silent Grove
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either Circle of Life Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Joy Lucille Tackel, 82, of Lowell, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home. She was born March 31, 1935 in Kingston to
Richard Bird and Mary Virginia Lou (Cross) Deatherage.
She is survived by five children, John Leslie Tackel and wife Patti of Mountainburg, LaVonna Ritter and husband Mike of
Chelsea, Oklahoma, John Tackel, Jr. and former wife Tammy of Springdale, Rebecca Wilson and husband Jimmy of Centerton,
Denise Vinsant and husband Jesse of Lowell; grandchildren, Tyler, Libby, Megan, Avery, Amaya, Amy, Michael, Nick, Holly,
Joshua, Christopher, Gregory Allen, Sherrie, Gregory, Emily, Melinda, LaVonna Renea, Felicia, Jeffery, Tanner, Chase, Katie; 17
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter, Addison Kaylee Grace Foskitt. She is also loved by many other
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by nine siblings, Earl, Jewel, Evie, Berl, Margaret, Lilly, Bert, Vestel, Fannie; seven children, Lana,
Floyd, Kelly Jo, Charlie, Eric, Derek and Gregory Dean; and a granddaughter, Jessicca.
Funeral services were Friday, December 1, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery.
June Carolyn Neal, 85, of Springdale, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. She was born June 23, 1932 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Sherman and Ruby Holton Bean. She later moved to
Springdale where she met and married the love of her life, Warren Neal. Three children were born to this marriage. Her
daughter, Connie Long, preceded her in death, as did her husband.
She is survived by her son, Paul Neal and wife Teresa; her daughter, Carolyn Teague; grandchildren, Brenda Hornsby (Aaron),
Jason Teague (Jennifer), Amanda Sartin (Mark), Jenny Stewart (Ryan), Samantha Stillwell (Scott), and Hannah Neal;
great-grandchildren, Tucker, Delaney, Preston, Emmy, Max, Bella, Kyler, Blakely, Kadyn, Keegan and Kiyah; two sisters, Kathryn
Evans and Houstine Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.
June was a dedicated Christian and faithful prayer warrior. Her children rise up and call her blessed - Proverbs 31:27. She will
be missed greatly.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 2, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at White Oak Cemetery.
David Glenn Collins, 65, of Springdale, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born July 16, 1952 In Fullerton, California
to Donald Glenn and Barbara Evelyn Johnston Collins. David worked in retails sales for over 30 years and umpired youth
baseball games in Springdale, Rogers and Siloam Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother in 2016.
In addition to his father, David is survived by his wife, Debbie Collins; three children, Rachael Rudolph, her husband Brandon,
and their daughter, Rylee; Stacy Carlson, her husband Ben, and their children, Jordon and Sydnee; Derrick Collins and his son,
Dace; three step-children, Jason Edwards, his wife Cassandra, and their daughters, Mary and Amanda; Sleeta Curry and her
children, Corbin, Gracie, Aiden and Madison; Kaysie Griffin, her husband Matt, and their children, Klaudia, Benton, and Lilly; and
one brother, Steve Collins, and his wife, Tara.
A private family service will be held.
Herman Lee Sisemore, 84, of Springdale, died Friday, December 22, 2017. He was born July 22, 1933 in the Hazel Valley
community to Earl and Bethel (Stout) Sisemore.
Herman was a very active member of Robinson Avenue Church of Christ where he served as a deacon, was involved in many
aspects of the bus ministry, and served on the board of Green Valley Bible Camp for many years. He enjoyed restoring ‘65 and ’
66 Mustangs, and traveling the country including a trip to the Grand Canyon that he was then able to mark off his bucket list last
year. He retired after over 40 years as a machinist from Heekin Can. Above all Herman was devoted to his God and family. His
light will continue to shine brightly in the lives of everyone he touched.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Ward) Sisemore, whom he married on October 1, 1954; three children, Pam Thrower and
husband Mitch of Tampa, Florida, Rick Sisemore of Springdale, Sharon Hash and husband Dan also of Springdale; one brother,
Lewis Sisemore of Rogers; one sister, Freida Hughes of Springdale; three grandchildren, Jason Sisemore, Josh Sisemore and
wife Amber, Jana Zimmerman and husband Mike; and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Asher.
A funeral service was Friday, December 29, at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ with interment at Stuckey Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Green Valley Bible Camp, P.O. Box 65, Rogers, AR 72757.
Richard Lee “Rick” Harmon, 60, of Lowell, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He was born June 15, 1957 in Santa Paula,
California to Leamon “Lee” and Nellie McKinney Harmon. Rick loved to his grandchildren, hunting and playing pranks. He was a
hard worker and just a good man.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Leanna; two children, Ryan Harmon and wife Nicole of Bella Vista, Amanda Harmon
of Lowell; two grandchildren, Kayleigh and Jagger; four siblings, Ron Harmon and wife Teresa of Santa Paula, California, Leana
Smith and husband Steve of Fayetteville, Leamon Dale Harmon of Bakersfield, California, Nellie McCulley of Springdale; several
nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Billie Harvey of Oxnard, California; and his sister-in-law Arlenna Theising and husband
Bennie of Fillmore, California
A funeral services was Saturday, January 6, at the funeral home. Interment was at Bluff Cemetery.
Teresa Ann Ratliff Bartholomew, 57, of Rogers, died Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born September 16, 1960 in
Springdale to W.E. and Robbie Sandlin Ratliff. Teresa loved life, was devoted to her family, and enjoyed singing.
She is survived by her loving husband, Brad Bartholomew; two sons, Clint Ratliff (Tammy) and his children, Samantha and
Zachory, Scotty Ratliff (Amber), and his children, Elizabeth, Austin, Alexander, Jordan, (Chelsea) and Coltin; adopted daughter,
Veronica Sanchez; three step-children, Amy Wynne (Brandon) and her children, Caleb, Shiloh, Madison and Dakota, Brad Lee
Bartholomew, Shaniah Ehrhardt and her child, Kaylie; six siblings, Carolyn Wheeler (Bill), Eddy Ratliff, Steven Ratliff (Debra), Rick
Nickell (Edna), Donna Ratliff, Roberta Roles (Roy), Barbara Upshaw, and Sandra Ratliff; and many nieces, nephews, cousins
and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Ratliff; and a brother, Larry Nickell.
A funeral service was Saturday, January 6, at the funeral home.
Carolynn Logan, 86, of Springdale, died Saturday evening, January 6, 2018, with her family gathered by her side. She was born
November 29, 1931 in Neosho to Pearl and Ruby (Jones) Scranton. Carolynn lived her life for her family and her grandchildren.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and in later years became a huge NFL fan. She faithfully took care of
her husband, Bob, during his illness and after his death in 1999 began volunteer work at the Jones Center and Circle of Life
She is survived by three children, Donna Laverty and husband Steve of Springdale, Anne Walls and husband Andy of Springfield,
Keith Logan and wife Kim of Joplin; one sister, Suzetta Hunter of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Keifer, Lauren, Austin, Keith,
Jr., Quincy, Olivia, Augusta, Jessica; and several close friends. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Wallis.
A memorial services was Saturday, January 20, at the Circle of Life Chapel in Springdale. Memorial contributions may be made
to Circle of Life Hospice.
Joseph John "Roll" Doherty, 96, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at his home in Fayetteville. He was born August 23, 1921 in
the Bronx, New York and was raised in an orphanage from the age of 4 after his mother, Mary, died. He worked with the CCC
during the depression building camps and cabins, and then enlisted in the Naval Coast Guard during WWII. He worked as a
machinist throughout his life for several manufacturing companies.
Roll enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing, and traveling the country. He was a member of the Good Sam RV Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Unseld, Ginger Alaman and husband Jorge, all of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Eric
Doherty, Tyler, Chelsea and Savannah Amaral, Danielle Doherty; four great-grandchildren, Kirra, Drake, DeAngelo, Ember; and
three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, and two sons, Joseph, Jr. and Danny.
A memorial service was Monday, January 15, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
Raymond Daverl Day, 62, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born October 13, 1955 in Springdale to
Tommie LuVerl and Dorotha Evalee (Thomas) Day. Raymond was an avid Razorback fan and worked games as an usher for a number of years. He
loved meeting people, doing genealogical work, gospel music, and was devoted to his family and friends. Above all Raymond was strong in his faith in
God and was a member of Freedom Free Will Baptist Church in Garfield.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gala (Cossey) Day; one daughter, Victoria “Tori” Smith and husband Jason and their son,
Thomas; one sister, LaWanda Ash and husband Steve; one brother, Tim Day and wife Traci; and many other relatives and friends including Lexi, Diego,
Ayden, Noah and Caleb. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant sister, Patricia.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Fayetteville First Freewill Baptist Church. Interment will be at Combs Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the UAMS Foundation, 4301 W. Markham, Ste. 716, Little Rock, AR 72205, and include the memo to direct your
gift to Liver Transplant Program 30010566 for Raymond Day Memorial.