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Kyla “Pebbles” Smith Alexander, 46, of Huntsville, died Friday, July 21, at Countryside Assisted Living where she was a resident
for 3 years.  She was born December 12, 1970 in Huntsville to Kathleen Griggs Smith Bass. She was raised in Rogers but often
stayed with her grandparents, Freeman and Ruth Griggs, in Huntsville during her childhood.
In 2007, Pebbles was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD). A year later she suffered cardiac arrest resulting in anoxic
brain damage and long-term disability. Before moving into assisted living, Pebbles lived at home under the care of her devoted
mother until her passing in 2013, and then with her sister, Regina Morris. In June she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.
After operating her home-based daycare for several years, she worked as a buyer’s assistant for ladies apparel at Walmart;
previously, she was a clerk for the Benton County Revenue Office.  She had fun riding motorcycles, cruising in hot rods, listening
to rock and metal music, and spending good times with family and friends. She enjoyed doing all types of crafts, especially
painting (painting anything and everything), adult coloring, sticker art, and creating floral wreaths. She played a mean hand of
computer solitaire and obsessed over jigsaw puzzles. She loved sunflowers and collected sunflower knickknacks. Her favorite
color was yellow.  Soon after her PAD diagnosis, she modeled for AY Magazine to promote “Go Red for Women,” a campaign to
increase awareness of heart disease in women. A Christian, Pebbles was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Bentonville on
August 17, 1986.  Recently, she was ministered by Matt McBride at Countryside.
She will be remembered for her infectious smile, optimism, and sense of humor. She delighted in giving unexpected, funny one-
line quips. She was enduring, encouraging, and gracious; her life evolved into extraordinary lessons of love and humility.
She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents. She is survived by two sisters, Regina Morris and husband Isaiah of
Farmington, Tammy Mata and husband Billy of Haslet, Texas; one son, Tanner Alexander of Fayetteville; one daughter, Tiffani
Leimberg of Rogers; one granddaughter, Addison Leimberg; and nieces and nephews, Skyler, Hailey, Aaliyah, Ethan, and Liberty.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff of Countryside Assisted Living for their compassionate care while Pebbles was a
resident, especially during her final months. This includes Dr. Ivan Box, Tara Box, Lenora Riedel, Audrey, Cassie, Donna, Heather,
Jeanette, Kara, Kim, Lorna, Nurse Tina, Pam, Red, Shelley, Sue, Tamera, and countless others. Thank you with all of our hearts.
A memorial service was Wednesday, July 26, at of the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Countryside
Assisted Living with the memo “In Honor of Pebbles,” and mail to 722 Phillips Place,Huntsville, AR 72740.
Lillian Janice “Jan” Clyne, 80, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home.  She was born
October 21, 1936 in Astego, New York to Richard and Elizabeth Bemis Fassett.
Jan enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends, music, and fly fishing with her late husband.  She retired as a supervisor with
the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles in Estes Park, Colorado.  She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in
Springdale, Arkansas, and was actively involved for over 30 years with Al-Anon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Orin Clyne.  She is survived by two sons, Brian Clyne and wife Tammy of
Folsom, California, Bradley Clyne and wife Angela of Fayetteville; one sister, Rose Epting of Oakdale, California; seven
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was Saturday, July 29, at
St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.
Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale, AR.
Michael Scott Test, 54, of Rogers, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born
June 24, 1963, the son of Scott and Darlene Jones Test.  Mike attended Springdale High School and had been an RV Technician
over 35 years working in Washington and Benton County. His last employment was for Scotty’s RV. He enjoyed fishing, boating,
and spending time with his friends.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Brandi Test of Clifty; his mother, Darlene Test of Springdale; his father, Scott Test and wife
Connie of Springdale; his granddaughter, Shaun Test of Clifty, and his grandson, Tommy Zane Test of Colorado.  He was
preceded in death by his son, Brent Test.
A memorial service was Tuesday, August 1, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to
Circle of Life Hospice.
Gloria Ann “Meemaw” Kirk Clyburn, 91, of Springdale, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice.  She was born
March 18, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama to Charles and Virginia Lewis Rich Heald.  Gloria was a person of great faith.  She was
the church secretary at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers for many years.  She was devoted to her family and always
chose to be happy in her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Shurley and husband Jerry of Cabot, Nancy Burns and husband Gene of Fayetteville,
Sheri Salley and husband Doug of Georgetown, Texas; six grandchildren, Craig Shurley, Brad Shurley, Amy Bailey, Andrew Burns,
Morgan Salley, Matthew Salley; and seven great-grandchildren, Yulonda, Julian, Jasmine, Jordan, Yulissa, Marcus and Isaiah.
A funeral service was Thursday, August 3, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment at
Gentry Cemetery.  Memorial
contributions may be made to
Circle of Life Hospice  or to Alzheimer's Association.
Joseph Louis “Joey” Fantinel, 36, of Springdale, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home.  He was born December 13, 1980 in
Conway to Jerome and the late Lynne Goucher Fantinel.  Joey was an Army veteran and served two deployments in Iraq and one
in Afghanistan.  He was admired and loved by his family and his brothers and sisters at arms.  Joey was a proud patriot who
loved his country.  He attended the University of Arkansas and was a doctoral candidate for computer science and engineering at
the time of his death.
He is survived by his son, Ethan Fantinel of Springdale; his father, Jerome Fantinel and wife Barbara of Tontitown; two brothers,
Jerry Fantinel of Huntsville, Jim Fantinel of Rogers; two sisters, Whitney Fantinel and Megan Fantinel both of Tontitown; one step-
brother, David Nowlin of McClelland, Iowa; and two step-sisters, Teri Taylor of Perisa, Iowa, and Wendy Nowlin of Council Bluffs,
Iowa.  In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a sister, Jacque Fantinel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, August 11, at
St. Raphael Catholic Church.  Interment with military honors was at Bluff
Cemetery. Memorial contributions to benefit his son may be made to the Ethan Fantinel Memorial Fund in care of Signature Bank
or to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Jackie Lee Jordan, 67, of West Fork, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center.  He was born August
27, 1949 in Fayetteville to Clyde Marion and Patsy Nell (Holland) Jordan.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cherlyn (Myers) Jordan of the home; two daughters, Amber Chiddister and husband J.R. of
Fayetteville, Amie Jordan of West Fork; one brother, David Hobbs of Ft. Smith; and four grandchildren, Nickolaus and wife Jessie,
Spencer, Caedmon and Sebastian.
A graveside service was Saturday, August 12, at B
aptist Ford Cemetery.
Tracee Lynn Murphy Conley, 44, died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville. She was born July 12,
1973 in Springdale.
She is survived by four children, Ciara Murphy of Fayetteville, Chantel Murphy and Chardae Murphy both of Fort Smith, Tabius
Murphy of Springdale; her mother, Carolyn Sue Harp; two sisters, Tamara Murphy and Terri Harp; one brother, Timmy Bronson;
and her grandmother Eupeil Harp, all of Springdale; and grandchildren LynNiyah, Thailyn, Neyauni, Lewis, Kymani, Emery, and
one soon to arrive.  She was preceded in death by her father, Wendell Lee Murphy.
A graveside service was Thursday, August 10, at
Sonora Cemetery.
Larry Lane Thomas, 66, of Springdale, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1951, in Springdale
to Frank and Opal Edgemon Thomas.  Larry had a big heart and enjoyed riding horses in his younger years.
He is survived by two children, Bryan Thomas and Bridget Henry and her husband Richard, both of Pea Ridge; four brothers, James Thomas, Donald
Thomas, Dean Thomas, Charles Thomas; one sister, Carolyn Riggins; and four grandchildren, Trevor, Mason, Tiffany, and Trinity.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, at
Zion Cemetery.
Virginia “Kiki” Fedosky, 87, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at her home.  She was born May 11, 1930, in Indianapolis,
Indiana to Arthur Wayne and Hilda Braun Eubank.
Kiki received her degree in Physical Education from Indiana University where she was also a cheerleader.  Upon graduation, she
taught junior high P.E. until starting her own family.  Together with her husband, Ed and Kiki owned and operated Wilderness
Campsites on Lake Shishebogma in Wisconsin, each summer, from 1961-1967.  The family moved to Arkansas in 1967 and in
1975 she and her husband established Swim Ranch. Over the next 40 years, “Ms. Virginia” developed and taught her unique
“Waterbabies” classes to hundreds of children in NWA. She was actively involved with the direction of Swim Ranch activities at the
time of her death.
Favorite pastimes included playing Scrabble, Bridge on Fridays, RV camping, and riding horses in her younger years.  Kiki was a
self-taught landscaper and flower gardener, making many improvements around her home and Swim Ranch.  She also enjoyed
selling ads in the Star Shopper for a number of years. For a number of years, she and Ed volunteered as greeters each Sunday at
Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell.  Her family is joyful in their sorrow, knowing that she is face to face with Jesus and reunited
with her husband.
Kiki was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edward “Coach” Fedosky, last December, and a brother, David Eubank.  
She is survived by five children, Edward Fedosky and wife Rebecca of Madison, Wisconsin, Susan Gabbard and husband Ron of
Elm Springs, Dr. Scott Fedosky and wife Teresa of Fayetteville, Kim Brinson and husband Mike of Wesley, Dr. Keane Fedosky and
wife Amy of Rowlett, Texas; two brothers, Dick Eubank of Florida, Don Eubank of Indiana; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-
Visitation is Sunday, August 20, 3-5 p.m., at the funeral home.  A memorial service is 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, at
Bible Church in Fayetteville with a reception to follow.  Private interment will be at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.  Memorial contributions
may be made to
Samaritan Community Center, P.O. Box 939, Rogers, AR 72757
Loyce Raye Ardemagni, 85, of Tontitown, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center.  She was born
December 27, 1931 in Fayetteville to Otis and Hazel Thompson Weir.  Loyce enjoyed serving the community for 42 years as a
waitress at Mary Maestri’s.  She was devoted to the care of her family, a meticulous homemaker, and always hospitable.  Loyce
especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Ardemagni, in 1987; a brother, Keith Weir; two sisters, Betty Graue and Trudy
Eads; and a son-in-law, Thomas McKinley.  She is survived by six children, Larry Ardemagni and wife Glenda of Tontitown, Marsha
McJunkin and husband Rick of Colcord, Karla McKinley of Tontitown, Roger Ardemagni and wife Brenda of Tontitown, Donna
Luckett of Springdale, Scott Ardemagni and wife Rhonda of Tontitown; one sister, Marilyn Graue of Springdale; 14 grandchildren,
24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, August 17, at
St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial
contributions may be made to
Arkansas Children's Hospital Northwest.
Bernard “Kay” Smith, 86, of Elm Springs, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born
April 5, 1931 in Witter to Newt and Minnie Lee Kirk Smith. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Kay is survived by his wife Polly Smith of the home; two children, Greg Smith and wife Krystle of Springdale, Andrea Doss and
husband Jason of Prairie Grove; five step-children, James Gibson Jr. and wife Kelly of Decatur, Alabama, Julie Rice and husband
Jim of Bentonville, Karen Wade and husband John Aydt of Parsons, Kansas, Joy Slankard and husband Glen of Bentonville, Vicky
Williams and husband Matt of Springdale; his sister Wanda Hennington of Springdale, 23 grandchildren, and many great-
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a funeral at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 18, at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Elm
Springs Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Lentz Smith, 87, of Bella Vista, died August 15, 2017 at her home. She was born August 11, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Elmer and Ina
Ptiman Lentz. Mary grew up in Fostoria, Ohio where she graduated high school in 1948. She then attended Bowling Green University. She taught
elementary school from 1963 to 1974, was a principal in Russellville, and went on to be a counselor in Little Rock.  Mary then became a Housemother
for Kappa Delta sorority at the University of Arkansas in 1993. Mary later went to work for Sigma Alpha Epsilon in 1999. Sigma Alpha Epsilon National
Headquarters awarded their beloved Housemother with the Order of the Violet award. She is one of two individuals to hold this honor.
Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Brett Smith Sr. and Kip Smith
, and former husband, Glen A. Smith.  She is survived by her daughter, Shawn
Frick of Fayetteville; her son, Kevin Smith of Pensacola, Florida; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, August 26, at 2 p.m. at
418 South Forty Road in West Fork.  Mary loved flowers very much, but since she is not
here to enjoy them, we would like donations to be sent to
The American Bird Conservancy.