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|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.
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 were Wednesday, February 14, at the funeral home. Burial was 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 were Thursday, February 15, at the funeral home. Burial was at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Billee Marlene King, 83, of Springdale, died Thursday, February 22, 2018. She was born February 26, 1934 in Independence, Missouri to Theodore and
Coila (Tienken) Smith. Billee lived in the Kansas City area for many years before moving to northwest Arkansas. She enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by two children, Rick Phillips of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vicki Pearce of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; one brother, Chuck Smith of Indiana; four
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Phillips, and her husband,
A private family graveside service will be at Kingston Cemetery at a later date.
Raymond Levi Williams, 24, of Springdale, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his home. He was born July 28, 1993 in Springdale to Levi and Sandra
(Baker) Williams. Ray loved animals and enjoyed music, writing blogs and playing video games. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a gentle soul.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Melissa Williams of Billings, Montana; and two grandmothers, Betty Williams of Springdale, and Ella
Baker of Elkins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Howard Williams and Carl Baker.
A memorial service was Saturday, March 3, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Please make memorial donations to the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention at afsp.org.
Frances “Laverne” Barber, 88, of Lowell, departed this life Friday, March 2, 2018 at Circle of Life at Legacy Village in Bentonville.
She was born September 3, 1929 in Big Spring, Texas to Joseph Brown and Tassie Eunice (Lawdermilk) Moseley. Laverne was
a very independent and sweet kind-hearted lady who was devoted to her family. She was an extremely hard worker. She had an
immense love for animals.
She is survived by three children, Jaylene Faubus of Rockport, Texas, Kay Brandt of Lowell, Terry Moseley of Springdale; ten
grandchildren, Larenda Lewis, Christie Vogel, Elaine Bates, Sherman Moseley, Chad Moseley, Samuel Barber, Michael Barber,
Sarah McCartney, Jessica Shepherd, Maritza Moseley; many great-grandchildren including Randan, Kristen, Christopher, Austin,
Brian, Brittney; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Moseley, and five sisters,
Opal, Lorene, Alta, Shirley, and Jody, and 3 grandchildren, Rocky, David, and Elizabeth.
Visitation and a funeral were Thursday, March 8, at the funeral home.
James Willie “Buddy” Evans, 75, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born March 29,
1942 in Hindsville, the third child and firstborn son of George Washington “Wash” and Mildred Evelene Gosvner Evans.
Buddy was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and taught his wife and children to fish. He was a kind and
generous man, sharing what he earned with others. He bought many raffle tickets from his grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Buddy drove a truck for Willis Shaw, Jones Truck Lines, and several others before retiring. He would often be heard saying “the
first thing you do when you retire is to get rid of your watch.” He enjoyed his later years watching old westerns, fishing, hunting,
and going to casinos where he once won a Hummer. Buddy was baptized into Christ on October 1, 2006. He attended Huntsville
Church of Christ.
Buddy married Patricia Ann Claypool on July 7, 1961. She preceded him in death in 1997. He was also preceded in death by a
still born son. He survived by four children, Barbara Smith and husband Ricky of Huntsville, Kenny Evans and fiancé Kelly Collins
of Springdale, James K. Evans of Fayetteville, Carrie Evans and fiancé Stephen Stufflebeam of Bentonville; three brothers,
Willard, Sam, and Mike Evans; five sisters, Loretta Humphrey, Lola Davenport, Dellia Lloyd, Jean Ferguson, Sue Evans; eight
grandchildren, Johnny Knowlton, Michael Knowlton, Amanda Knowlton, Lori Hawkins, Trevor Evans, Justin Evans, Chase Evans,
Emilia Shoemaker; and eight great-grandchildren, Collin Carter, Bryson Knowlton, Knox Knowlton, Penelope Hawkins, Parker
Hawkins, Beckett Evans, Lawson Evans, and Violet Cartwright.
A graveside service was Thursday, March 15, at Forest Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Park
Cemetery c/o 2362 Longwood Ave. Springdale, AR 72762, or the Madison County Senior Center, P.O. Box 598 Huntsville, AR
Paul Jackson Tweedle, 94, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Springdale. He was born October 2, 1923, in Hollywood,
Arkansas, to Burton and Birdie Jackson Tweedle. Paul served in the Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Air Cross. He then attended the College of the Ozarks where he earned his pharmacist’s degree. He and Janice, his wife
of 54 years, owned College Avenue Pharmacy in Fayetteville for many years where they loved and were loved by all of their
customers. He was a resident of The Maples for the past three years and was loved by the staff. They called him “Mr. Paul” and
if he noticed someone was a having a bad day he would ask about their family and learn their children’s names.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Lavone Tweedle, his second wife, Elisabeth Deane Tweedle, and grandson,
Terry Thomas, and an infant son.
Paul is survived by a son, Joe Charles Tweedle of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Sonja Taylor and husband Lonnie, James
Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Kendra Washington and husband Clay, Kelsey Holmes and husband Robert, Nicole, Brittney,
Hunter and Shabri Thomas; a great-great-grandchild, Carter Washington; a one cousin, Keylon Jackson.
A memorial service was Friday, March 16, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Charles Earl “Charlie” Orr, 62, of Gravette, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born
September 18, 1955 in Gravette to Hurschel Lee and Mary Elizabeth Clark Orr. Charlie was the Chief at the Sulphur Springs Fire
Department. He lived to hunt and fish, and was a hero to his family.
He is survived by two sons, David Orr and wife Cassandra, Bobby Orr and wife Cricket; one sister, Mary Orr; and six grandchildren.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Church of Christ in Gravette. Interment with honors will be at Coffelt
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Patricia Lane “Pat” Cope, 76, of Springdale, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was
born July 3, 1941 in Roddy, Texas to Jesse Everett and Shirley Marie Heffington Hutchison.
Pat was truly a people person and loved to go to work. She enjoyed quilting, painting, cooking and reading poetry to her children
in her younger years, and driving around the area exploring. She was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church and above all
was devoted to her family and God.
She is survived by three children, Wes Cope and wife Phyllis of Bentonville, Tana White of Fayetteville, Lori Bayyari of Springdale;
one sister, Martha LaRue of Mabank, Texas; six grandchildren, Greg White, Mandy White, Seth Cope, James Cope, Sofia Jay,
Joseph Bayyari; and six great-grandchildren, Colin, Jacob, Addison, Ella, Elijah and Jaime. She was preceded in death by a
brother, Mike Hutchison, and a sister, Reba Morton.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.