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|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 were Wednesday, January 24, at Fayetteville First Freewill Baptist Church with interment at Combs Cemetery.
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.
Vera Mae Davis, 74, of Springdale, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born September 5, 1943
in El Dorado, Kansas to Cecil Clinton and Leah (Rupp) Delker. Vera enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting and knitting. She was a
member of the Church of Christ and was devoted to her family and her faith in God.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Wayne Davis; two sons, Ron Davis and wife Suanna of Abilene, Texas, Ezra Davis of
Alma; one brother, Charles Delker of Tyler Texas; one sister, Marilyn Bassett of Springdale; and three grandchildren, Elijah,
Micah and Emilie Davis.
Funeral services will were Wednesday, January 24, at Pleasant Street Church of Christ with interment at Friendship Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Relief Fund.
LaDonna Ann Griffith, 49, longtime former resident of Springdale, died Wednesday, January 25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Kansas.
She was born June 12, 1968 in Springdale. LaDonna loved her family deeply and would move mountains for them. She had a
heart larger than life and those who met her did not remain strangers long. LaDonna’s greatest joy was being Aunt Donna to
her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her father and mother, Cyril and Sharon Emery Griffith; one sister Elizabeth Hendrix and husband Jason; two
brothers, Matthew and William Griffith; two nieces, Tricia Zimmerman and husband Devin and Jordan Hendrix; two nephews,
Chas and Aaron Stevens; three great-nephews, Hayden Bean, Lyrik Stevens and Devin Zimmerman; two great-nieces, Kambri
Tieasakie, and Ava Peters; and many adopted nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, January 30, at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Bluff Cemetery.
Zackery Mitchell “Zack” Park, 26, of Springdale, died Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born January 29, 1991 in Fayetteville to
Jared and Tanya (Bean) Park. Zack was extremely outgoing and funny. He attended Springdale schools and played basketball
for both the Central Warriors and Har-Ber Wildcats graduating in 2009. Zack was a sports fanatic but especially loved the
Razorbacks, Notre Dame and Chicago Bulls. He was employed with J.B. Hunt for the past three years and was a Carrier Sales
Survivors include his parents and a sister, Aubrey Park, all of Springdale; grandparents, Paul Park and wife Kay of Birmingham,
Alabama, Linda Park of Tulsa, Bill and Karen Bean of Springdale; and his girlfriend, Tabatha Pollock of Fayetteville.
A celebration of his life was Wednesday, January 31, at First Church Springdale. Memorial contributions may be made to
National Epilepsy Foundation.
Richard Reinhard, age 83, passed away in Fayetteville on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born December 16, 1934 to Al
and Alice Hoeppner Reinhard in Lincoln, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Houghman; and
special friends, Harold and Ruth Miller, and Ron Lindblom.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Kristi Rothmeyer and husband Richard of Texarkana, Texas, Gayle Cook of
Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Merlyn Reinhard of Grove, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Jamie Cook, Jeremy Rothmeyer,
Matthew Rothmeyer, Haley Rothmeyer; and several great-grandchildren.
Richard was blessed to have a career that he loved as a corporate pilot for both World Insurance Company in Omaha, Nebraska,
and Tim O’Neill Chevrolet in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His greatest joys were his family, flying, fishing and traveling. His biggest
pleasure was taking his family on sightseeing trips throughout the United States. After retiring to Arkansas, he and Betty enjoyed
bus tours and the many people they met along the way. He volunteered at the Community United Pantry affiliated with First
Presbyterian Church. Richard will be remembered for an easy smile and a twinkle in his eyes.
The family thanks the staff at North Hills Life Care who so kindly cared for Richard during his long battle with Alzheimer’s.
A memorial service and interment was Wednesday, January 31, at the Columbarium at First Presbyterian Church . Memorial
contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, S. Gutensohn Rd., Springdale, AR 72762, or the United Christian Pantry
in care of the church.
John Louis Wood's functional life ended on March 9, 2015, when he was hit by a Fort Smith city bus, suffered traumatic brain
injuries and was completely paralyzed on his left side. He died on January 26, 2018, in Springdale from pneumonia.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Loyd Wood. He is survived by his brothers Jeffrey Lenore
Wood and Joseph Lacy Wood of Springdale; his sisters Kathryn Mary Wood, Salome Ann Engle and Suzanne Kay Burnley, all of
St. Louis; his former wife Joellen Feirtag of Minneapolis, MN, and his daughters Colleen Wood and Emily Wood.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday 10 a.m. at St Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale. He will be buried at Holy
Cross cemetery in Cuba, Missouri, next to his parents.
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John Anthony Pineda, 81, of Springdale, died Wednesday, January 31 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville,
Arkansas. He was born April 15, 1936 in the Bear Creek community near Walsenburg, Colorado to Copio and Benita Ortiz
Pineda. John was devoted to his family and affectionately known by many as “Grandpa”. He enjoyed fishing, the Denver
Broncos, and was a boxing coach for many years. John was himself a Golden Glove boxer while serving the Navy during the
He is survived by his children, Arlene Pacheco Duran, Roxanne Rodriguez, Dorothy Pacheco Shot, Nora Pacheco Lovato, John
Pineda, Jr., Juanita Leal, Robert Pacheco, Christina Pineda Edstrom and Alea Pineda; one brother, Edward Pineda; two sisters,
Anita Velasquez and Patricia Martinez; and many grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. John was preceded in
death by two sons, Edward Pacheco and Gilbert Pacheco, three brothers, and three sisters.
Services and interment will be in Colorado at a later date.
Vera Mary Tripp, 87, of Springdale, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born December 12, 1930 in
the northwest Kansas community of Studley, the youngest of 14 children born to Leonard Fred and Jessie Mable (Brown)
Senger. Vera enjoyed baking bread and cookies, crocheting, and dancing with her husband. She was a longtime member of
Cross Church Springdale.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ray Tripp; two children, Carl Tripp and wife Sherry of Fayetteville, Vivian Sturdivant
and husband Rick of Springdale; four grandchildren, Josh Worthy and wife Jennifer, Daniel Worthy and wife Amanda, Leah Tripp,
Steven Tripp; and four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Lily, Hunter and Sadie.
Services were Wednesday, February 7, at the chapel at Cross Church. Interment was at Bluff Cemetery.
Ronnie William Murphy, 71, of Winslow, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He
was born August 27, 1946 in Hollis, Oklahoma, to Mike and Mary (White) Murphy.
Ronnie, as a young man, served 6 years with the Oklahoma National Guard. He enjoyed gardening, riding motorcycles and
traveling with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson’s sports activities. Above all, Ronnie loved his Lord and
searching the scriptures. He attended Winslow Assembly of God and actively helped with its Food Bank.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Nell (Wadley) Murphy; a daughter, Paula Schoonover and husband Jake; three
grandsons, Brandon, Gavin and Aidan, all of Greenland; and three brothers, Jimmy, Eddie and Bobby Murphy all of Amarillo,
Texas. Ronnie was preceded in death by his son, Steven Linn Murphy in 2012.
Funeral services were Monday, February 12, at Winslow Assembly of God with burial be at Brentwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Willard Walker Hospice Home or Winslow Assembly of God for the Food Bank,
PO Box 9, Winslow, AR 72959.
Chester Frazier, 87, of the Wheeler community, died Saturday, February 10, 218 at his home. He was born August 23, 1930 in
Watts, Oklahoma to Riley and Mettie Dozier Frazier. Chester enjoyed going to auctions, wheelin’ and dealin’, fishing, music and
playing his guitar. Above all he was devoted to his wife of 68 years, Willie, and his family.
In addition to his wife he is survived by six children, Dianna Hays, Kenneth Frazier, Karen Hankins, Jeanie Belt, Lisa Cousins,
Gayla Scott; 21 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Lonnie, Larry and Martin
Frazier; a grandson, Craig Belt; seven brothers, J.D., Leon, Lester, Gene, Ivan, Clets and Lloyd Frazier; three sisters, Hester
Peal, Irene Greenlee, Lela Ratliff; and an infant great-great-grandson.
A graveside service was Tuesday, February 13, at White Oak Cemetery.
Vera Lucille Thomas, 97, of Springdale, died Saturday, February 10, 2018. She was born December 13, 1920 in Foreman,
Arkansas to Wallace and Cora McCandless Callicott. Vera loved flowers and enjoyed making floral arrangements and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Wayne Thomas, in 1982. She is survived by two children, Rodney Wayne
Thomas and wife Brenda of Lowell, Sharon E. Cox and husband David of Springdale; a brother, Cecil Callicott, and a sister,
Vernita Jordan, both of Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Welsey, Getty, Randi; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, at the funeral home. Burial will be private at Friendship Cemetery.
Wayne Paschall, 68, of Springdale, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his home. He was born December 19, 1949 in Paris,
Tennessee to Curtis Lee and Catherine (Carroll) Paschall. Wayne served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Boy Scout
Leader when his sons were young and enjoyed hunting, fishing and good movies. He loved time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cope) Paschall; two sons, Christopher Paschall, Jeremy Paschall and wife Crystal; five
grandchildren, Andrew, Anna Kate, Braxton, Alli, Anson; a brother, Sammy Paschall; and two sisters, Linda Perry and Donna Hays.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Sidney Officer.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at the funeral home. Interment is pending at Fayetteville National Cemetery.