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William Albert “Bill” Staggs, 75, of Hindsville, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Springdale.  He was born March 14, 1943 in
Fayetteville to Charles Thurman and Mayme LaClede Simpson Staggs.  Bill grew up in the Stony Point community and
graduated from Fayetteville High School.  He was a Christian and when he moved to Hindsville attended the Evergreen Church
of Christ.  Bill had a beautiful voice and when he was younger would lead songs at church.  Bill was a poultry farmer.  He also
retired from both SWEPCO after 34 years, and then from Barrett Direct Line after 12 years where he was known as the
“Godfather” to all of the drivers.
He married Clara Fern Wright on April 17, 1964.  In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Craigg Staggs, Sean
Staggs and wife Tracy, Mardy Brooks and husband Shawn all of Hindsville; one sister, Jan Smith and husband Steve of Searcy;
13 grandchildren, Cory Staggs, Jacob Nix, Jeremy Nix, Ashton Gulley, Kaylee Staggs, Zackary Staggs, Shasha Christman and
husband Matt, Darby Staggs, Austin Bowen, Stormy Staggs, Alyssa Brooks, Abigail Brooks, Annadale Brooks; and four great-
grandchilren, Addison Gulley, Sawyer Christman, Briar Christman and Aiden Bowen.  He was preceded in death by a brother,
Stanley Staggs.
Bill loved reading and compiling the genealogical history of his family.  He also did a lot of research for others on their family
trees.  He was a man of knowledge and could give answers for whatever you needed to know.  If he didn’t have a book in his
hand he was at the computer doing research.  He enjoyed hunting mushrooms in the spring and working on antique cars.  He
lived by the Golden Rule and taught his children the same to “do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 2, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at
Joyce Cemetery.
Lloyd Thomas Jones, Sr., 78, of Holiday Island, Arkansas was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  He was surrounded by his children and is now free from his long battle with dementia.
Lloyd was born on July 9, 1939 in Augusta, Arkansas to Thomas Morgan and Helen (Jackson) Jones.  He graduated from Laura
Conner High School in Augusta in 1957 and from the University of Arkansas in 1963.  He met his beloved wife, Mildred Martin,
on a blind date on campus and they were married on June 16, 1963 in Little Rock.  Upon graduation, he entered the United
States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a captain.  His career in banking spanned five decades to banks in
Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas.
His life took a dramatic turn when he was introduced to Jesus Christ by a Presbyterian minister in Memphis and then became a
born- again believer.  That decision has impacted his family and their spiritual journey to this day and will continue through
eternity.  His hobbies included music, flying, traveling, books and keeping his family entertained with his stories and jokes.  He
was known by his close family members as a constant encourager.  One of his grandsons referred to him as a “larger than life
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and grandson, Aaron Jones.  He leaves behind his children, Lloyd and Kathy
Jones and Kay and Mike McDoniel; as well as seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and loving brother, Ron Jones
of Augusta.
A special thank you to Green Acres Easy Living in Rogers for their extraordinary efforts and loving care.  The family would
appreciate any stories or memories shared of their beloved father, grandfather, and brother.  A private graveside service will be
held at a to be determined date.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. – Psalms 116:15
Darrel Wayne Lockhart, 82, of Springdale went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 8, 2018. He was born August 3, 1935 in
Johnson to Tommie Wayne and Ethel Mozelle Haskins Lockhart.
Darrel Wayne was a 1953 graduate of Springdale High School. He retired from Heekin Can Company (Ball Corporation) in 1993
after 38 years. He was a faithful member of the Elmdale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and other areas of service.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Ford Lockhart, in 1992; his daughter, Kelly Denise Lockhart; a sister, Margaret
Howard; a brother-in-law, Lewis Neal; and four nephews.
Darrel Wayne is survived by his wife, Hannah Hutchins Lockhart; one son, Kenneth Lockhart of Eureka Springs; two
stepchildren, Steve Hutchins and wife Karrie, Kim Bramall and husband Rick all of Springdale; two sisters, Charlsie Griffith and
husband Gene of Tulsa, Lorene Neal of Springdale; and five step-grandchildren, Sarah Bramall Matteri and husband Cody,
Colton Bramall and wife Bree, Jackson Hutchins, Mason Hutchins and Karson Hutchins, who loved him dearly.
The family wishes to thank The Maples at Har-Ber Meadows, especially the 200 hall nurses and staff, and Windcrest Health and
Rehab for their care of Darrel Wayne.
The family wishes to thank The Maples at Har-Ber Meadows, especially the 200 hall nurses and staff, and Windcrest Health and
Rehab for their care of Darrel Wayne.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 15, at
Elmdale Baptist Church with interment at Bluff Cemetery.  Memorial contributions
may be made to either
Circle of Life Hospice or to Elmdale Baptist Church.
Bryson “Grady” Welch, 10, of Springdale, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born
August 22, 2007 in Crestview, Florida.  Grady was a 4th grade student at Shaw Elementary School.
Grady was a one of a kind person.  He either liked you or he didn’t.  If he did, his smile would melt your heart and his eyes would
twinkle with love.  Everyone who came in contact with him would take away the knowledge that he was something special.  Grady
did things Grady’s way.  He was a challenge to all the medical staff at ACH where he was a lifelong patient.  He did nothing by the
book. Grady always had a smile for everyone.  He showed so much love through his smile and always wanted to cuddle.
He is survived by his mother, Andrea Lampe-Welch; his father, Kenneth Welch; one brother, Dawson Welch of the family home;
one sister, Brooklyn Welch of Defuniak Springs, Florida; grandparents, Andrew and Alice Lampe, Howard and Rebecca Welch;
and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Grady’s Celebration to Heaven was Wednesday, May 16, at
Shaw Elementary School with a funeral service Thursday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Tontitown. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Arkansas Children’
s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.
This is not a time of sorrow but a celebration of a special little boy that God sent down to earth to brighten and touch everyone he
met.  He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Martha Dean Sanders, 67, of Springdale, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home.  She was born January 9, 1951 in Eudora,
Arkansas to Carl Franklin and One Lee Simpson Randleas.
She is survived by three children, Amanda Cooper, James Jones, Ginger Byrd; three grandchildren, Skye Main, Ashton Casebolt,
Cameron Cain; three sisters, Joyce Burkett, Delcie Cato, Bernice Eanes; one brother, Jimmy Randall; and many nieces and
nephews including special great-nieces, Allison.  Martha was preceded in death by a niece, Tina Hulse, and a nephew, Rick Bryant.
A visitation and memorial gathering will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, at
Mountain Springs Fellowship in Monte Ne.  
Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at
Bluff Cemetery.
Roy Donald Chapman, Jr., 70, of Cave Springs, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Tulsa.  He was born June 6, 1947 in Lincoln,
Nebraska to Roy Donald, Sr. and Gladys Lillian (Volz) Chapman.  Roy loved talking and laughing with people and was an HVAC
repairman throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Billie (Sams) Chapman; four children, Toby Chapman of Panama, Nebraska, Tammy Chapman of
Anderson, Missouri, Diantha Randall and husband Jimmy of Cave Springs, Melissa Alverson of Bentonville; one brother, Leon
Chapman and wife Cindy of Norfolk, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Cody Chapman, Kayla Chapman, Kelsi Chapman, Westley
Randall, McKenna Johnson; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kennedee Johnson.
A funeral was Friday, June 8, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment was at
Goad Springs Cemetery.
Wesley Edward Stevenson, 37, of Cave Springs, passed from this life of June 3, 2018.  Wesley was born October 27, 1980 in
Monterey park California to Edward Gene Stevenson and Peggie Lyn (Johnston) Stevenson-Miller.
Wesley was proceeded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Alton and Bernice Johnston, and His paternal
grandfather Charles Stevenson.  He is survived by his wife Mary Lynn Stevenson; two children, Logan Scott Stevenson, Megan
Nicole Stevenson; his mother Peggie Lyn Stevenson-Miller and her husband John; paternal grandmother Carroll Stevenson; a
sister Jeniece Marie Drake and husband James; a step-brother, Stephen Miller; and a nephew Landen James Edward Drake.
Wesley was a great mechanic and was willing to work on and learn everything he could about the vehicle he was fixing. He loved
to cook, work and play on his computers. He also loved to go for rides on his motorcycle. Wes loved helping anybody and
everybody that he could. He loves his family and friends.
A graveside service was Monday, June 11, at
Hickory Creek Cemetery.
Sylvia Lynn Isley, 58, of Harrison, died Thursday, June 7, 2018.  She was born June 22, 1959 in Springdale to the late Dale
Addison and Virginia Lee Stewart Vaughan.  Sylvia was in car sales most of her life, she was a Baptist and always had a beautiful
smile.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved them with all her heart.
She is survived by a daughter, Brooke Nichole Smith; three grandchildren, Amber, Timmy, Colton; two sisters, Beverly
Clinkscales (Larry), Marsha Vaughan; three brothers, Pete Vaughan, Johnny Vaughan (Lesa), Steve Vaughan (Vicki); and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Dale Edward Vaughan, Bonnie Arnold, Brenda Graves, Mike Vaughan,
Charles Ross Vaughan and Melissa Vaughan.
A graveside service
was Saturday, June 16, at Morriss Cemetery in Hindsville with Pastor Bill Williams officiating.
Brandon Wayne Hensley, 32, died Friday, June 8, 2018 in Fayetteville.  He was born August 31, 1985 in Austin, Texas to the late Jackie Wayne and
Theresa Eileen Ivers Hensely.  Brandon had a strong love for God.  He is survived by a daughter, Skyler Keen; one sister, Christy Hensley; one brother,
Ricky Hensley; one niece, Cyraha Hensley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial gathering
was Saturday, June 16, at the George Park on east Don Tyson Parkway.
Marty Wilfred Brown, 54, of Springdale, died June 13, 2018 in Springdale. He was born July 7, 1963 to Wilford Edmund and Helen Fay Carroll Brown.
Marty is survived by his wife, Janice Loretha Brown; one son, Derek Mounce and wife of Springdale; two daughters, Brittany Brown of Springdale, Cindi
Mounce-Green and husband of Fayetteville; and one sister, Barbara Madewell of Springdale. He was blessed with many grandchildren and extended
family.  A memorial service
was Saturday, June 16.
Joseph Woodfred Smith, 90, of Springdale, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his home.  He was born January 12, 1928 in
Monticello to James William and Rachael Beasley Smith, the youngest of 17 children.
Joseph served in the Navy during WWII.  He owned and operated J.W. Smith Television in Pine Bluff for over 40 years.  He was an
avid golfer and above all he was devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mae (Massanelli) Smith whom he married June 9, 1949; three children, Marty Smith and wife
Kathy of Houston, Texas, Marsha Johnson and husband Randy of Springdale, Jay Smith and wife Mira of McLean, Virginia; three
grandchildren, Christopher Smith and wife Nicole, Sarah Smith, Savannah Smith; one great-grandchild, Matthew Joseph Smith;
and several nieces and nephews.  Joseph was preceded in death by his siblings and a grandson, Matthew Smith.
A funeral mass will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at
St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale with interment at 11 a.m. at
Fayetteville National Cemetery with military honors.  Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
Jerry Ausburn, of Springdale, was born in Carrollton, Kentucky on February 2, 1941, and passed away June 13, 2018 with family
by his side.  He served in the Air Force and was a successful store manager for Walmart.  He later opened his own business,
Auvan Business Brokers.  Jerry loved time at the lake and was happiest traveling with his wife, Joanne, of 55 years. Above all he
was a dedicated and caring father and husband.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Ausburn and Shawn Ausburn, and his parents.  In addition to his beloved wife,
he is survived by two daughters, Mystina Cox and husband Alan, Monica Wilkens; two grandsons, Connor Cox and Tyler Wilkens;
a sister Donna Driver and husband Jerry; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday, June 16, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at
St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial
contributions may be made to
Circle of Life Hospice.
Russell Loren “Russ” Killen, 60, of Springdale, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice.  He was born January 26,
1958 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Horace Ward Killen and Thelma (Myer) Killen Norman.  Russ enjoyed working on his Mustang and
he loved Nascar. He was the type of person that would give anyone the shirt off his back and he could always find humor in
anything but, above all was a devoted father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Garcia; adopted son, Jonathan Killen; three grandchildren, Jhonatan Garcia, Victoria Garcia,
Christian Garcia; two brothers, Harlan and Tom King; one sister, Judy Welch; and best friend and mother of his children, Julie
Kalinowski and many friends that he called family. Russ was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, William "Bill" Norman
and a brother, Steven King.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a funeral at 4 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be
made to
Circle of Life Hospice.