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Dustin Andrew Jones, 32, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, April 7, 2018.  He was born January 19, 1986 in Mountain Home to Jerry
and Marjie Jones where he grew up graduating high school in 2004. He was a member of Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian
Church.  Dustin graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 and was a talented guitar player, singer, song writer, and a
member of the duo, Up With Trees.  He enjoyed learning new skills including coffee roasting, latte art and organic gardening.  
Dustin loved travel, fly fishing and hiking in the mountains. He loved the mountains and the ocean. He was very open to other
cultures and countries. He loved cooking from scratch and trying new recipes. He made amazing bread, hard apple cider, mead,
and was learning how to ferment food. He loved to make pancakes for his wife on Saturday mornings. He was about to build bee
hives, and install a bat house in the yard. He enjoyed taking care of the house and the yard. He also liked to spend romantic
evenings with his wife and enjoy a little glass of wine with her or make her amazing lattes, mochas or cappuccinos. He loved
God deeply. He was kind hearted, sweet, caring, extremely sensitive and compassionate. He liked to serve his wife and his goal
was to make her happy. He was a dreamer and his wife and he shared lots of dreams of traveling or moving to the mountains
one day, or going into ministry or starting a business together so they could spend their days together as he always missed his
son and wife while he was at work. He loved nature and people.
He is survived by the loves of his life, wife, Aimee, and son, Samuel; his parents, Jerry and Marjie Jones of Mountain Home; a
sister, Emily Griffin and husband Dylan of Searcy, and their children, Brayden and Emma, and his father-in-law Charles Parisot
and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A memorial service was Saturday, April 14, at
Northpoint Apostolic Church in Fayetteville.  Memorial contributions may be for the
benefit of his family to the
Dustin Jones Memorial Fund, c/o First Community Bank.
Roy Dean Whittenburg, 73, of Shell Knob, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri.  He was born April 22, 1944 in
Harrison to John Elgin and Mary Estaleen Hayes Whittenburg.
He is survived by ten children, Johnny Whittenburg, Mary Blount, Inetta Fryar, Roy Whittenburg, Jr., Deborah Dunmire, Tammy
Whittenburg, John Bamburg, Melissa Hime, Nathan Bamburg, Roy Lee Bamburg; three brothers, Donnie Whittenburg, David
Whittenburg, Randy Whittenburg; six sisters, Betty Hayes, Helen Sharp, Opal Smith, Janice Pritchett, Nina Hittson, Joann Smith;
30 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three children, Deanie Whittenburg, Michael
Whittenburg Joanne Shadrick; a brother, Louise Tennison; and a sister, Sandra Hawk Whittenburg.
A graveside service was Saturday, April 21, at
Friendship Cemetery.
Samuel “Max” Myers, 82, of Springdale, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice.  He was born October 1, 1935 in
Ripley, Oklahoma to Arlie Leo and Florence Pearl Blossom Myers.
Max was a very hard worker.  In his younger years he worked in the oil fields with his father and brother.  Later he worked for
several years in both food services management, trucking, and lastly with his wife managing Virginia Myers Classic Homes.  Max
enjoyed fishing and crossword puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Myers, whom he married July 25, 1965 in Tijuana, Mexico; four children, Alisha Cavett-Wright
and husband Jimmy, Fawn Harp and husband Rodney, Dawn Bush and husband Terry, and Colton Myers; four grandchildren,
Jason, Hilery, Karissa, Jared; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two
brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at
Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Wenonah Pearl Meyer, 96, of Springdale, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.  She was
born to Verne Burdette and Blanche Edna (Mann) Guthrie on November 17, 1921 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She married
Julian V. Pierce on September 2, 1938. Five daughters and one son were born to this union. After her husband's death in 1980,
she married Eugene (Todd) Meyer in 1985.
She is preceded in death by her husbands; a daughter, Willene Pierce; a son, Julian K. Pierce; and three grandsons, Jamie
Rochelle, Skyler Shawn and Zachary Shawn.
Wenonah is survived by four daughters: LaVeta Sergeant and husband William of Springdale, Karen Smith and husband Stacy of
Fayetteville, Donna Reed and husband David of Fayetteville, Deanna Rochelle of Springdale; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-
grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Sonora Baptist Church and was blessed with many friends whom she loved dearly. Those privileged to
know Wenonah knew her to be a woman of immense faith filled with strength, honor, wisdom, and kindness. She remained
young at heart all her 96 years. Never one to turn down an adventure, she was an extensive traveler, proud to have visited every
state, most national monuments and many foreign countries. She was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to many.
“...she is far more precious that jewels...strength and honor are her clothing...her children arise and call her blessed…” from
Proverbs 31.  Her children, and those who knew her, certainly “called her blessed.” She will be greatly missed, but we take
comfort in knowing she is now experiencing things beyond our comprehension and has begun the greatest adventure of her life.
A funeral service was Saturday, April 28, at
Sonora Baptist Church with interment at Brannon Mountain Cemetery.  Memorial
contributions may be made to MetaCamp, 8487 AL Hwy 49, Dadeville, AL 36853, or to Native American LINK, P.O. Box 470974,
Tulsa, OK 74247.
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
Johnny Lee Wilson, 66, of Springdale, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  He was born March 21, 1952 in Siloam Springs to Earl
William and Ida Mae Robison Wilson.
He is survived by a daughter, Tylinda Milstead and husband P.J. of Fayetteville; two sisters, Thelma Greenberg of Prairie Village,
Kansas, Linda Sanders-Smith of Siloam Springs; one brother, Marvin Dale Wilson of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Trey
Milstead and wife Breanna, and Tori Milstead; and one great-grandchild, Annalise Milstead.  He was preceded in death by three
brothers, Denver, Russell and Kenneth Wilson.
A Celebration of Life was Saturday, May 12, at
Church of Truth in Goshen. Interment will be at a later date at Martin Cemetery in
Siloam Springs.
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 will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at
Shaw Elementary School and open to all families
and children.  There will be games for kids including ball playing, which was Grady’s favorite thing to do, along with a balloon
release at 7 p.m. and chalk painting on the sidewalk.  Final goodbyes and viewing will begin at 7:15 p.m.  Grady loved to play and
the family thinks this would be a great tribute to him.  A funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Tontitown.  A lunch reception will follow at the
Student Center East at Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell.  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 t
hree 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.