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|CHRISTOPHER DAVID TAYLOR
Christopher David Taylor, 34, of Colcord, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his home. He was born February 11,
1980 in Lakewood, California to David and Dawn Marie Magnuson Armantrout Taylor. Chris enjoyed sports and
working out at the gym. He loved time with his children.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and a grandmother, Barbara Kindle. He is survived by his wife, Tasha White
Taylor, and children, Trinity and Trystyn Taylor of the home; his father, David Taylor of Branson; his step father, Steve
Armantrout of West Fork; two brothers, Cody and Chaz Armantrout both of West Fork; one sister, Jessica Wagner of
Springdale; and grandparents, Barbara Armantrout of West Fork, and Carl Kindle of Colcord.
A graveside service was Monday, November 17, at Friendship Cemetery.
BARBARA ANN SOLKO
Barbara Ann Solko, 82 of Lowell, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. She
was born July 3, 1932 in Hendley, Nebraska to Harold and Alice Kimmel Breinig.
Barbara was an active member of the Catholic Church. She taught religious education at both St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Herndon, Kansas, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin, Kansas, and traveled to Costa Rica on
mission trips to help build churches. Barbara was employed with John Deere for over 20 years. She enjoyed reading,
gardening, farming with her husband and volunteer work. She was a very friendly and compassionate person.
She married Elmer Lee Solko on June 2, 1956 in Arapaho, Nebraska. He preceded her in death in 2011. She was
also preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Tallant, and a sister, K’Alice Breinig. She is survived by three children,
Elmer Ross Solko and wife Gina of Fayetteville, Alicia Russell and husband Kelly of Lowell, Barry Solko and wife
Dawn of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Lavonne Shank of Arvada, Colorado, Mary Leonovicz of Omaha, Nebraska;
one brother, David Breinig of Denver, Colorado; and two granddaughters, Jessica Scoggin and Kylie Russell.
A memorial mass was Tuesday, November 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin, Kansas. Burial was
Thursday, November 6, at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a local Diocesan
Seminary Fund or to Willard Walker Hospice Home.
JASON DOUGLAS SMITH
Jason Douglas “J Bone” Smith, 41, of Springdale, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center. He
was born July 29, 1973 in Madera, California to Harold Douglas and Linda Sue Hogan Smith. Jason enjoyed working
with his good friend and boss, Kevin Hartley, as a wood flooring installer and finisher. He also enjoyed good food,
cooking, and time with his sons.
He is survived by his four sons, Dakota Smith and Sheldon Smith, both of Springdale, Jordan Smith and Zachariaha
Smith both of Lincoln; brother, Jamey Ratliff of Springdale; the mother of his sons, Brandy Michaels of Lincoln; mother-
in-law, Robbin Dombroski of Springdale; brother-in-law, Michael Girardin of Cassville; an aunt, uncle, and several
cousins, nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial service will be held.
JUDY DENISE BASHLOR
Judy Denise Bashlor, 61, of Springdale, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. She was born June 5, 1953 in Santa Cruz, California to Francis and Ila Beth Loudamy Caetano. Judy was
a Christian and was devoted to her family and especially adored her grandchildren. She was a fantastic cook and
even better mentor to those around her. She also enjoyed camping and fishing. We will happily live on knowing that
our most precious gift is now with the Lord.
She is survived by five children, Carolynn Denson-Gates and husband Scott of Fayetteville, Christopher Bashlor also
of Fayetteville, Jeanette Besel and husband Shon of Springdale, Jonathan Bashlor and wife Tina of Yukon, Oklahoma,
William Bashlor of Fayetteville; two brothers, John Caetano and wife Sue of Oklahoma, Mark Caetano and wife Birdie
of Springdale; eight grandchildren, Philip and wife Ashley, Steven, Joseph, Logan, Adriana, Madison, Katelynn and
Allison, and two great-grandchildren Brodie and Jack
A family memorial service has been conducted.
TOMMY LEE GUYLL
Tommy Lee Guyll, 31, of Seligman, died Friday, December 5, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born
November 5, 1983 in Rogers. Tommy loved spending time with his family and friends and being outside in the
sunshine. He enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, cookouts, reading, music, and playing his guitar. Tommy was always
cheerful and had a smile.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl H. Smith. He is survived by his parents, Tommy and Helen Guyll,
one brother, Travis Guyll, and a nephew Carter Guyll, all of Seligman; grandparents, James Guyll and wife Pat of
Avoca, Doris Varnell and husband Ken also of Avoca, and Patsy Smith of Lowell; and several aunts, uncles, cousins,
and many friends.
Details of a memorial service can be found on Tommy’s Facebook page.
CAROLYN FREDERICA HERTZBERG
Carolyn Frederica Hertzberg, 95, of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, died Friday, November 21, 2014 in Springdale,
Arkansas, which was also the date of her wedding anniversary. She was born June 3, 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to
Fred and Elsie Johnson Wenzel Sr.
Carolyn actively gave of herself throughout her life to various churches, civic organizations, and other involvements.
She was a member of Lakeside Chapel in Clearwater, Florida where she was baptized and actively involved in the
Salt and Light homeless ministry. She was also a founding supporter of Skyword Ministries, the Christian Protestant
chapel ministry of Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports.
Carolyn was elected as Village Clerk of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois for repeated terms of service. She also served as
Executive Assistant to the principals of Spring Bluff and Westfield schools in Winthrop Harbor. At the same time, she
assisted her husband, Harold, for 40 years in their family business at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, Illinois.
During her life, Carolyn served in several volunteer leadership roles including President of the Lake County (IL)
Republican Women; President of the Winthrop Harbor Parent-Teacher Association for multiple terms; Area
Coordinator for Cerebral Palsy; an officer with the Zion-Benton High School Athletic Boosters; and as an active
volunteer with the Cub Scouts and Little League.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1993, two sisters, Adele Turner and Elizabeth Jurca, and one
brother, Fred Wenzel, Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Hutz Hertzberg and wife Lynne of Chicago, Illinois, Todd Hertzberg of Fayetteville,
Arkansas; five grandchildren, Holly, Melissa, Jesse, Jack and Hiley Hertzberg; and several nieces and nephews
including Mary Bitle, and Rick and Lance Turner.
The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, at Grace Missionary Church . Memorial contributions may
be made to Skyword Ministries .
CHARLES KENNETH TURPIN
Charles Kenneth Turpin, 90, of Springdale, died Friday, December 12, 2014. He was born August 18, 1924 in Butler, Missouri to
Charles B. and Sally Kinney Turpin. He married Rosemary Jennings on January 1, 1950. She preceded him in death earlier this year
on August 24.
He is survived by two sons, Steven Turpin and Kris Turpin; one sister, Neoma Anderson; four grandchildren and three great
A graveside service was Friday, December 19, at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Geneva Green, 83, of Springdale, died Monday, December 15, 2014. She was born August 27, 1931 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Lee
and Olivia Welch Morrow.
Geneva was a Baptist and with her husband was always involved in the Church Bus Ministry. In her later years she was a member of
Berry Street Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family, and enjoyed cooking and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George “Junior” Green, in 1997. She is survived by three sons, Larry Green and wife
Linda of Lincoln, George Green, IV and wife Linda of Hindsville, John Green and wife Charolette of Fayetteville; 10 grandchildren, 15
great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A graveside service was Thursday, December 18 at Silent Grove Cemetery.
JOHN LEWIS ZEMINA
John Lewis Zemina, age 83, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas on
December 17, 2014. He was born June 1, 1931 in Geddes, South Dakota to Frank and Ella Armfield Zemina.
John was a first generation American whose father had immigrated to the U.S. from Czech province of Bohemia in Austria-Hungary on
the eve of World War I. He spent his formative years growing up as a farmhand in Mission, South Dakota with his brothers Frank,
Charles, Willy, Ross, Fred, Bruce, Ed, and sister Margaret. John went on to serve with distinction in the field artillery during the Korean
War from 1952 to 1954 earning the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
After returning home from the war, John met and married Donna Engel of Winner, South Dakota on November 12, 1955. They started a
family and John eventually pursued a career with the Singer Sewing Company. After retiring, he relocated with his wife to Fayetteville
where John would spend the last 26 years of his life doing what he loved best, working on sewing machines; often providing repair
services for the local schools.
He is survived by his wife Donna and their children: Robert L. Zemina of Sherwood, Oregon; Donald J. Zemina of Fair Oaks, California;
Daughter Teri M. Coburn of Citrus Heights, California; and Theodore F. Zemina of Springdale, Arkansas. John also leaves a legacy of
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son, Randy, daughter Barbara, and his siblings preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 20, at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will be at Winner City Cemetery in Winner,
South Dakota. The family would like to give special and sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of the Veterans Healthcare System of the
Ozarks for their help and support.