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|Harold Edward “Eddy” Shaw, Jr., 59, of Springdale, died Saturday, January 28, 2017. He was born January 22, 1958 in Perry,
Florida, to Harold Edward and Betty Jeanette (Kasell) Shaw, Sr. Eddy was above all devoted to his family. He had a fun sense of
humor and enjoyed making friends and family laugh with his jokes. He liked historical events and was an avid music buff.
He is survived by his wife, Tricia (Morris) Shaw of the home; three children, Richie Shaw and wife Lacy of Springdale, Kristin Gay
and husband Jeremy of Cave Springs, Cathirine Shaw of the home; four sisters, Cathi Kemp of Ellaville, Georgia, Lisa Slaughter
and MayNette Shaw-Gilpin both of Perry, Florida, Louann Witt of Navarre Beach, Florida; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Rhett,
Lola and Avery. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Reese.
A memorial service was Tuesday, January 31, at The Rock of NWA.
Eric Glenn Harvey, 47, son of Ralph Gerald Harvey the late Kathryn Louise Harvey was born November 29, 1969 in Peoria, Illinois, and died January 29,
2017 at Home Hospice Care, Little Rock. He graduated from Deer Creek-Wadena High School and extended his education at Des Moines Area
Community College where he received an associate degree in computer programming.
Eric was an over the road truck driver; a job that he loved. He drove truck for Hamilton Redi-Mix and Swift Transportation. He especially enjoyed training
novice drivers. He had to stop driving professionally due to his disability. However, he was excited about his new part time job at the Salvation Army.
He was blessed with a wife, Carla Sorenson-Harvey, and four children; Savannah, Aryka, Eann, and Shawn Harvey. He was adored by his children, who
were his strength.
Eric was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Winslow. Eric will forever be remembered for his laugh, his joking spirit and his dedication to
his family. He died, surrounded by family, with the greatest of dignity and courage on his terms. He witnessed his Christianity to everyone that visited
him while he was in the hospital. He is now in heaven with his mother who preceded him in death in June of 2014.
A memorial service in his honor was Saturday, February 18, at the First Baptist Church in Winslow.
Camille Joseph Marino, 80, of Fayetteville, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home after three-year
battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was born January 10, 1937 in Camden to Charles and Lena Domino Marino.
Camille was especially proud of his full blood Italian heritage; his grandparents having immigrated from Sicily. He graduated
from Camden High School in 1954 and the entire class continues to stay in touch thru a 30 page newsletter run by a very
dedicated classmate. Camille went on to graduate from Henderson State College in 1959 with an BA in economics. He served
two years with the Army stationed at Ft. Sill, and then served three years with Army Reserves unit in Pine Bluff. He began his 38
year career with International Paper Co. in June of 1962. The last 20 years were spent at the operation center headquarters in
Camille enjoyed watching old western movies, good food, and family and friend get-togethers. He worked Sudoku puzzles and
with his accounting background was a good Bridge player. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. Camille
was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Moseley Marino of the home, whom he married June 9, 1973 in Monticello; two step-children,
Dana Kiser of Frisco, Texas, Blake Bradshaw of Kirkwood, Missouri; sister, Anna Alexander of Springdale; three brothers, Andrew
Marino of Hot Springs, Charles “Butch” Marino and John Marino both of Springdale; four grandchildren, Karlie Siudut, Kale Kiser,
Blake Bradshaw, Jr., Benjamin Bradshaw; and great-grandson, Stetson Siudut.
The family wishes to thank all Fayetteville Highlands Oncology employees for their exceptional care. Camille’s body will be
cremated according to his wishes. A memorial service to celebrate his life was Saturday, February 18, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willard Walker Hospice.
James David “Dave” Julich, 83, of West Fork, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. He was born January 14, 1934 in Oklahoma City to Erwin “Buck” and Winnifred Calame Julich. Dave was an avid deer
and bird hunter, fisherman and golfer. He grew up on golf courses and retired from the Fayetteville Country Club where he was the
golf course superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jody, his parents, and a brother, Dick Julich.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Steve Julich and wife Pattie, Stan Julich, Rick Julich and wife Kathy; two step-
daughters, Debbie Hickok and husband Brian, and Kelli Stevens; one step-son, Tommy Stevens; and several grand and great-
Services were Friday, February 17, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at West Fork Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Simmie Elige Edens, 77, of Hindsville, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home. He was born March 5, 1939 in Ball Creek, Arkansas, to Bob and
Cara Esta Ball Edens. Mr. Edens was a proud veteran serving with the Army. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, westerns, and time in the outdoors
fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by seven children, Timmie Edens and wife Rhonda of West Fork, Renee Sizemore and husband Mike of Hindsville, Austin Edens and
wife Jennifer of Huntsville, Sheila Rogers-Stark and Dee Dee Williams both of St. Paul, Jonathan Edens of Bella Vista, Lilly Edens of Hindsville; 20
grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and former spouse, Wilma Austin. He was preceded in death by three
brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Darrell Rogers.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the St. Paul Community Center.
Bruce Edward Griffith, 64, of Springdale, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. He was born February 24, 1953 in
Hindsville to Clet Edward and Virginia Marie (Ferguson) Daniels Griffith. Bruce loved spending time with his grandchildren and
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Trisha; one son, Allen Griffith; one brother, Scott Griffith and wife Lisa; three sisters, Connie
Davidson, Sandy Treat and husband Odeal, Faye Hancock and husband Junior, all of Springdale; eight grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeff and Clet Griffith.
A graveside service was Wednesday, March 1, at Colbaugh Cemetery in Hindsville.
Mary Rae Mullican, 58, of Lowell, Arkansas, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. She was born March 27, 1958 in
Claremore, Oklahoma to Jack and Leona “Mike” Michael Vandagriff. Mary was a very giving person. She was very dedicated to
her work as a special education teacher and mental health counselor, and was one of the counselors that assisted families
victimized by the Oklahoma City bombing. She was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University. Mary enjoyed bird watching
and was devoted to the care of her family.
She is survived by her husband, David, whom she married September 23, 1995 in Lawton, Oklahoma; three children, Maggie
Mullican of Fayetteville, Arkansas, David Mullican, Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas, Stephanie Sampler of Glenpool, Oklahoma; one
brother, Mark Vandagriff of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kendra Sampler, Ryleigh Mullican and Ryan Mullican.
A memorial service was Tuesday, February 28, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington
Samuel Orin “Sam” Donaldson, Jr., 73, of Springdale, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice. He was born June
1, 1943 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Samuel and Georgia Bryant Donaldson, Sr.
Sam was a Navy veteran and in everything he sought to do in life, he did it as unto the Lord. He enjoyed fishing, camping, time
at the beach, and getaways to Branson. He was dedicated to his family, and was humble and selfless.
Sam worked with the Longs Drug Stores in California for 25 years, then locally owned and operated Sam’s Furniture. He was
very civic-minded in the communities where he lived and worked, including his longtime, active membership with the
Springdale Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Becky Donaldson; five children, Denise Donaldson of Bella Vista, Tonya Baldwin of
Springdale, Sam Donaldson, III and wife Jamie of Bossier City, Louisiana, Joe Donaldson and wife Larra of Springdale, Brandi
Isenbart and husband Cody also of Springdale; one brother, L.C. Donaldson and wife Jo; one sister, Betty Black, all of Paris,
Texas; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ray, Virgil and Jerry Donaldson, and a sister, Mary Smith.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7, at Cross Church in Springdale. Interment will be at Gentry Cemetery. Memorial
contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Seven Hills Homeless Center.
Boby Joe “Bob” Boyd, 67, of Springdale, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home. He was born November 27, 1949 in Huntsville to Earl and Alma
(Watkins) Boyd. Bob enjoyed trout fishing, gardening, football and baseball. He worked for more than 25 years for Tyson in the longhaul shop. Bob was
a member of Christ Lighthouse Church.
He is survived by his wife, Julie (Fletcher) Boyd; two children, Sarah Boyd and Matthew Boyd; and a sister, Earlene Howard and husband Jerry. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Garry Boyd.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Karen LaHuntas Boen, 80, of Bentonville, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born July 14, 1936 in Talala, Oklahoma to Orlin
Wade and Ruth Aline Curnutte Johnson.
Karen worked as a chef for much of her life then retired from Benton County Department of Human Services. She was a member
of Rogers American Legion Post 100 and loved to play Bingo.
She is survived by four children, Rene Smith, Laurie Peoples, William Rieken, Billy Rieken; ten grandchildren, Amy, Heather,
Sherri, Wade, Johnny, Randy, Amber, Bryant, Damian, Nik; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was
preceded in death by her step-mother who raised her, June Violet Johnson, and a brother, Harvey Johnson.
A family celebration of her life will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home.
Clyde “Emerson” Finn, 84, of Springdale, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home. He was born April 22, 1932 in Monett,
Missouri to Herman Vester and Ella Lucille Davis Finn. Emerson was a member of Cross Church and operated Finn’s
Automotive for many years. He, together with his wife, enjoyed traveling, boating, car shows, races, and just living a full life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance Bernice “Connie” Finn in 2016, a son, Jeff Finn, and a brother, Ray Finn. He is
survived by two sisters, JoAnn Breese and husband C.F. “Nick” of Owasso, Debi Selby and husband Mayo of Siloam Springs;
several nieces and nephews; dear friends, including Teri and John Story, Ed and Louise Johnson; and his caregivers, Monica
West, Janet Poole and Margie Sizemore.
Funeral services were Friday, March 17, at Heritage Funeral Home. Private interment was at Bethel Cemetery near Monett.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Floy VanLandingham Lawson, 96, of Fayetteville, departed this life on Monday, March 20, 2017 and is now in the arms of Jesus
and in the presence of her husband, Doug, who preceded her in 1978. She was born June 3, 1920 in Redfield, Arkansas to
Horace and Nancy VanLandingham. Floy is survived by her three children, Doug Jr. and wife Carolyn, Nancy Lawson Schmit, and
Anita Lawson Stewart and husband Ray. She has 12 beloved grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Floy graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1942 and had distinguished careers as a teacher and in food service in
Bentonville, Springdale, and at the University of Arkansas. She is most remembered as a loving and godly woman, wife, mother,
friend, and caregiver. Her life was characterized by hard work, integrity, generosity and especially perseverance with grace and
good humor no matter what the circumstances. She cared for many relatives, friends, and strangers in her lifetime. She will be
missed but not forgotten.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at Cross Church Springdale.
Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church or to the Willard Walker Hospice Home.
Morice Darrell Crowder, 87, of Springdale, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born
February 1, 1930 in Whittier, California to Samuel Raymond and Bessie May (Proctor) Crowder.
Morice began his military career in the Merchant Marines serving as a Junior Assistant Purser. He then enlisted in the Navy and
served during the Korean War. He continued serving in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked in intelligence at the
Pentagon. He retired as a Master Sergeant. Morice received his master’s degrees in both English and as a psychological
analyst. In later years he worked with the U.S. Forest Service where he was a Job Corp youth counselor. He was a longtime
member of the Springdale American Legion Post 139.
He is survived by four children, Eric Crowder of Yucaipa, California, Gregory Crowder of Tulsa, Cynthia Rooney of Siloam Springs,
Amie Brown of Westville, Oklahoma; a sister, Dorothy Vance of California; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs.