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Arlis Dale Robinson, age 66, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Aug. 14 (2020) at the Veteran’s Health Care System of the Ozarks.

He was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Harrison, to Helen and Troy Robinson.

He was a United States Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a hard worker and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister, Etta Jane Robinson.

Survivors include two children, Bridgette Robinson, of Harrison, and Jennifer Duvall of Dover; a brother, Carl Robinson, of Ozone; two sisters, Robin Kueter, of Romance, and Barbara Kibbe, of Harrison; and one granddaughter, Abigail Duvall.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 6, P.O. Box 632, Harrison, AR 72602.

[08/12/20]   Juanita J. Crow surrounded by her loving family was called home by her Lord and Savior August 10, 2020; even though not all family were able to be present they were there in spirit. She was born August 20, 1934 in Oklahoma City to Lora and Felix Heavner.

She was a loving mother to one son Nick and four daughters Debi, Lea, Diana and Jan. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Juanita was blessed with many friends and family.

[07/30/20]   Rebecca Van Gaale, 73, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. She was born on December 6, 1946 in Compton, California the daughter of Shirley and Alfred Mitchell.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by five children; Michael Harris, John Harris, Lisa Harris, Corrie Van Gaale, Hank Van Gaale, two siblings; Randall Mitchell, Patricia Loftran, six grandchildren and many loving friends.

Lowell Dean Titus, age 93, died Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at Brookstone Assisted Living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Lowell was born October 23, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Hazel Monta (Wright) Titus and Charles David Titus. After graduating from North High School in Des Moines, he served in the Navy, then earned a Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State and later a Masters in Sanitary Engineering from University of Iowa.
Lowell and Norma Darlene Knouf were married December 17, 1950 and settled in Muscatine Iowa. There, Lowell pursued an engineering career with Stanley Consultants, eventually doing extensive work overseas. He enjoyed discussing his work experiences in 23 countries across 6 continents. After retirement, Lowell and Norma enjoyed life together at The Village Retirement Community in Indianola, Iowa until Norma’s death in 2016. In 2018 Lowell moved to Brookstone in Fayetteville to take advantage of additional support services.

Lowell loved to sing, dance, and play bridge and table tennis. He also enjoyed a pithy comment. A few of his favorites were: “a little dirt never hurt anyone”; “you’ll never learn any younger”; and “imagination comes easy, engineering is real work”

His was a life well lived. He will be greatly missed by many beloved friends and family.

Lowell was proceeded in death by Norma, his wife of 66 years, and his brothers Charles Titus and Clyde Titus. He is survived by his children: Brad Titus, Janet Titus, Barbara Titus and Carol Hughes, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service will be held in Des Moines at a future date.

Memorials may be made to the Elevator Fund at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, 901 W Cleveland 72701

Glenda Susanne Elam Ingram Burnley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 21, 2020. She was born May 17, 1955 to Lloyd and Mary (Arnold) Elam. Susanne, or Sissy, as she was known to the nieces and nephews she cherished, was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Anthony and David Elam, and her first husband Roy Thomas Ingram. She is survived by her sister-in-law and her husband, Debra Elam and Darin McDonald, of West Fork, and her nieces and nephews, Lauran Elam and Mounir El Fatmi, of Thousand Oaks, CA, Clint and Trella Elam of Lowell, and Aaron Elam, of Fayetteville.

Susanne was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, and worked for years as a CNA and Medical Technician at both Washington Regional and Fayetteville City Hospital. She devoted her life to her family, helping to care for both her nieces and nephews as if they were her own, as well as her beloved late mother-in-law, Nancy Ingram. She had a child-like enthusiasm for life, and delighted in sharing the dolls, toys, and jewelry she collected with those she loved. Her generosity of spirit was unrivaled. She loved her cats, her grand-nieces and nephew, Juliana, Hanae, and Mack, and her network of aunts, aunts-in-law, cousins, and friends with abandon. She was particularly close with her cousin Lisa and her friend LaDonna. Susanne was estranged from her second husband, Paul Burnley, at the time of her passing.

A memorial will be postponed until friends and family can safely gather to celebrate Susanne’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Blue Moon Cat Sanctuary, PO Box 44, Witter, AR 72776, or through your PayPal account to [email protected]

Carla Jean Dugan age 50 of Greenwood Arkansas departed this life to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on June 18th, 2020 at her residence 3401 Jenny Ridgeway in Greenwood Arkansas where she lived with her husband Robert Eugene Dugan Sr. and her 15-year-old son Seth Eugene Elliott. Carla was an accomplished homemaker, mother, and greatly adored wife, friend, and highly faithful attender in her church. She enjoyed exampling her faith in all areas of her life and delighted in every moment with her family and many dear friends. Her physical absence will be certainly noticed, and her presence sorely missed by all who knew her. Carla was born on October 30th, 1969 in Fayetteville, AR.

Carla was preceded in death by her mother Anna Florence Frederick. Carla Jean Dugan is survived by her father James Cecil Frederick of Farmington, AR, two sisters Fern Clear and her husband Terry of Centerton, AR, Dianne Bottoms and her husband Rob of Patrick, AR, one brother Mike Frederick of Shreveport, LA, one daughter Amanda Horine and her husband Daniel of Greenwood AR, two sons Aron Turner and his wife Cherish of Greenwood, AR, Seth Eugene Elliott of the home, one step son Robert Eugene Dugan Jr. of Hanford, CA, one stepdaughter Cherisse Roberts and her husband Jason of Dinuba CA, 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great nieces, and 1 great nephew.

Visitation will be Thursday June 25th at 9 a.m. at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington, AR. Graveside service will commence at 10 a.m. at Farmington Cemetery, with Pastor Larry Elmore officiating of the Rose Garden Full Gospel Church in Jenny Lind, AR.

Tracy Dawn Gooding-Shook, 55, of Prairie Grove, AR passed away Thursday June 18, 2020 in Fayetteville. She was born June 30th, 1964 in Fayetteville, Arkansas the daughter of Jerry & Sharon Gooding.

She spent her working career at Tyson Foods and City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. She enjoyed fishing, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities with family and friends. She loved music, loved her sports, and was an avid hog fan.

Tracy is survived by her mother, Sharon Gooding, sisters Cheryl Sanders, Heather Pfeiffer (Justin), Niece Sidney Sims (Payton) Nephews, Jacob Robertson, Hunter Sanders, and Cole Sanders, great Nephew, Mason Ryder Sims, and great niece Palmer Kate Sims, and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Tuesday June 30th, at Vesper Point on Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hue Van Khuu, age 86, of Fort Smith died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Washington Regional Medical Center located in Fayetteville. He was born November 1, 1933 in Vietnam the son of Sau Thi Vo and Tieng Van Khuu.

He enjoyed going back to Vietnam to visit his family and friends. He moved to Fort Smith on November 1979. He was preceded in death by: Parents and three brothers

He is survived by: Younger sister in CT (Nhi Thi Khuu), younger brother in PA (Mai Van Khuu), three sons (Tam Khuu, Nhut Khuu, Duc Khuu), daughter in-law (Phung Ngo), adopted daughter; (Thiem) and her husband (Corbin) and their three children; (Shawn, Savannah, and Sophia) four grandchildren (Na Khuu, Long Khuu, Cam Khuu, and Uyen Khuu), grandson-in-law (Pavith Lovan), granddaughter-in-law (Khanhny Patoumma), three great grandchildren (Alayna Lovan, Isla Lovan, and Oliver Khuu), 14 nephews, and 10 nieces.

No services are planned at this time.

Paul D. Smith, 72, of West Fork, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Fayetteville.

He was born May 12, 1948 in Winamac, Indiana to Orville and Maxine Hamilton Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Raymond, Charles, Roy, two sisters; Hazel Butterbaugh, Ellen Van Alstine, and his wife of forty-one years; Adrene Zeeveld Smith.

He is survived by one son: Gordon (Amy) Smith of West Fork, two daughters: Cris Romine of Orlando, Florida, Kathleen (Eugene) Kovach of West Fork and a brother; Ricki D. Smith of Farmington, Arkansas, grandchildren; Amber Browne Kawaf and Belal Kawaf of Kissimmee, Florida, Allen Romine of Kissimmee, Florida, Jacob Smith of West Fork and Matthew (Janalee) Canfield of West Fork, and his beloved dog Itsy.

He was a truck driver and mechanic. He was a past member of NWADA dart league and a life member of Ozark Flyers.

Thanks to Regency Hospital, Willard Walker Hospice Home and WRMC in home hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be announced by the family at a later date.

[06/12/20]   James “JJ” David Glenn Jr., 19, of Harrison died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Washington Regional Hospital. He was born on November 18, 2000 the son of Laura Morris in Monticello, Arkansas.

He enjoyed fishing, mud riding, music, working on old cars and trucks. JJ loved light-hearted fun with his friends and family. JJ considered many that were close to him as family even if they weren’t.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Glenn.

JJ is survived by his mother, Laura Morris and step-father, Cory Morris; sister, Courtney; girlfriend, Julia; best friends, Stephen and Alex, and a host of friends and family.

A celebration of JJ’s life will be held at a later date at his home.

Mrs. Agnes E. Vick, 92 of Prairie Grove, passed from this world on May 31. She was a former Mrs. Rhode Island, who went on to build a career at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Agnes was an enthusiastic golfer, fisherman, archer, and traveler. She was a member of St. Clare's Chapel.

She leaves behind three children: Robyn Brown Shover of Canton, Connecticut, Gail Vick of Lincoln, and Al Vick of Fayetteville. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and is preceded in death by one grandchild, John E. Vick.

A private funeral service is pending.

Doris Lee Elevier (Carnahan)
Born September 14, 1934 St. Louis Missouri
Died April 24, 2020

A beautiful soul has passed onto the next phase of her journey from this life on Earth. May she know peace.
Doris is survived by her three children who she loved dearly. Robert “Robin” H. Kern of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dawn Lynn Gonzales of Prescott, Arizona and Lisa Kim Netherland of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 5 grandchildren and 3 great children. She was preceded in death by her dear sister Joyce, several close cousins, and many dear friends.

Doris was a very special woman; vibrant, enthusiastic, curious, and in many ways a woman ahead of her time. She explored life and mastered new skills, rarely daunted by what she didn’t know, she simply set out to learn and grow. Her passion for life and her willingness to share drew people to her. She enjoyed many friendships along her path, each one holding a special place in her heart.

Among her greatest joys were horses, dogs, organic gardening, and cooking - she excelled at these pursuits which often led to successful enterprises. In the 1960’s she bred, guard-trained, and showed Dobermans in Chicago, winning numerous ribbons. Doris’s desire to live a healthful lifestyle, her joy of cooking, and intense curiosity led her to pursue a sustainable lifestyle by growing meat and vegetables without chemicals. She eventually moved to Arkansas in 1971 where she bought a small farm and successfully raised rabbits, pigs, chickens, goats, and a beautiful garden completely chemical-free. Other wonderful accomplishments during this time include soap making (lots of soap!). She once scented her soap with Juniper berries - the whole house and her children smelled like Gin! She cured rabbit hides, made cheese, preserved foods in every imaginable way and cooked spectacular, nutritious, delicious meals. During the 1990s Doris was a much-loved vendor at the Fayetteville Farmers Market, where she made life-long friends among her patrons and fellow farmers. A lifetime devoted to plants and animals brought an in-depth awareness and continuous pursuit of genetic improvement among the species she worked with. This knowledge resulted in award-winning Dobermans, rabbits, and ultimately irises, not to mention a bounty of excellent vegetables!

An avid lover of horses from an early age, Doris kept, trained and rode horses until her late 70s.
Devi and Cheena, two of her favorite and most spirited horses gave Mom much joy and provided challenges that she so wholly embraced. While living in Arizona she joined an equestrian club where she forged cherished friendships, studied horsemanship, crafted custom bridals, and rode for miles exploring the high desert near Prescott. A dream fulfilled.

Thank you for being you and for loving each of us in so many beautiful ways.
Journey on peacefully precious Momma.

[04/13/20]   Juanita Mills lived May 22, 1942 - April 10, 2020, and boy, did she live that dash to the fullest!

Nita was one of twelve Patterson children born to S.J. Patterson Sr. and Archie Lucille (White) Patterson who hailed from Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She liked to say she was the youngest out of S.J., James, Jimmie, Floyd, Pookie, Troy, Mildred, Rachel, Patsy, Vonnie, and Beverly; but she definitely wasn’t.

With a relationship that would make romance novelists swoon, Nita found the love of her life with Douglas Mills. They were married for 40 years and traveled the world together with their shenanigans.

She had two sons, Barry Maddox and Steve Maddox, who absolutely adored her, and quite possibly turned her hair grey. She doted on six grandchildren: Cassi, Noni, Sammie Jo, Lukie, Victoria, Jesse, and ten great grandchildren. She claimed to not have a favorite. (cough cough, Cassi)

Juanita was blunt and beautiful, witty and warm. She never met a baby she didn’t like. She made the best chocolate and biscuits in the whole South. She named her dog after Ozzy Osbourne, because of course she did. She was the best of all of us.

There will be no service at this time, so pour some Kahlúa in your drink, spend some time with your loved ones, and for God’s sake, clean your room.

Evelyn Mary Seymour Cady Sullivan Cosgrove died on Tuesday, April 7th, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Evelyn, known by her family as “Tootsie,” was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 29, 1924, to Warren Benjamin Seymour and his wife, Bessie Bertha Boudreaux Seymour. She was a lifelong resident of the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, as were her parents and grandparents. Her great-grandfather, Judge William Henry Seymour, was the author of the original History of Algiers and a New Orleans historian.

Evelyn was the oldest of three children. Both of her siblings, Vernon Louis (Buddy) Seymour and Doris Seymour Ernst, preceded her in death. She attended Martin Behrman High School in Algiers, worked as a telephone operator and studied nursing before marrying and raising her six sons. Evelyn was married and widowed three times. All three of her husbands served their country in World War II. Her first husband, Howard Leslie Cady, died in 1946. He was the father of her oldest son, Kenneth Peter, who died in 2012. She married her second husband, Melvin Nicholas Sullivan, on Oct 20, 1951. Melvin died in 1979. He was the father of her five living sons. In late life, as a widow, she married Robert Alvin Cosgrove. Robert Cosgrove preceded her in death in June, 2019.

She is survived by five sons, William Melvin Sullivan and his wife, Rebecca Bien Sullivan, and their children and families, Tara Sullivan Giles and Todd Giles, parents of Owen and Oliver Giles all of Virginia and Nicholas Leigh Sullivan and Jamie Hayes Sullivan and their children, Ashlyn, Alexander and Aaron Sullivan of South Carolina; Brian Patrick Sullivan and his wife, Donna Bromley of Arizona, and Brian’s children and families, Ashley Caroline Sullivan and fiancé, Ryan Francis White of New York, and Charles Patrick Sullivan, his wife, Kate Meehan, and their daughter, Julia who reside in Idaho. Evelyn is also survived by her sons Daniel Chanel Sullivan of New Orleans and Robert Paul Sullivan of Lafayette, Louisiana.

The last year of her life she lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where her son, Timothy Michael Sullivan, cared for her along with his family, Patty Henson Sullivan and their children, Warren Benjamin and Sarah Christian Sullivan. The family would like to thank the staff of Avenir Senior Living for their care and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, for their many visits and support.

A memorial service will be held at Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St, New Orleans later in the year. Following the service, Evelyn will be interred in the Sullivan family tomb in historic McDonoughville Cemetery in Gretna with her dear husband, Melvin and previous generations of Sullivans. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made Catholic Relief Services – crs.org. Evelyn’s message to all her knew her is Christina Rosetti’s poem, Let Me Go.

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.

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With a deep desire to serve, Epting Funeral Home opened its doors on March 1, 2008. Since then, we have humbly served countless families that have chosen us to assist them in commemorating a life lived. We are a full-service funeral home providing a wide range of services and products from burials and cremations to monuments and pet loss. One of our goals, in offering a large selection, is to plan and create a unique tribute for each individual. One thing you won't find at Epting Funeral Home is a large building with a large chapel. Where we lack in square footage, we make up in affordability. By combining lower overhead and good stewardship, we are able to pass those savings to our families. We value the ability to meet any budget. We are also proud to be locally owned and operated. The owners of Epting Funeral Home feel blessed to be living and serving in Northwest Arkansas. In response, we aim to promote and invest in our local community.
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