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|WILLIAM DUANE "BILLY" HERD
William Duane “Billy” Herd, 44, of Mountainburg, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. He was born May
8, 1971 in Dallas, Texas. Billy enjoyed outdoor activities and his drywall contracting work.
He is survived by three children; Brittany, Matt, and Megan Herd, all of West Fork; parents, Royce and Loretta Evans of Mountainburg;
his mother, Nellie Warren of Ore City, Texas; one brother, Ricky Evans of West Fork; three sisters, Connie Whittenburg of Johnson,
Laura Wagner of Monroe, Washington, Rhonda Adkins of Fayetteville; the mother of his children, Andrea Herd of West Fork; and three
half-sisters and one half-brother, all of Texas.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Living Waters Pentecostal Church in Chester. Memorial contributions may be
made to William “Billy” Herd Memorial Fund in care of Arvest Bank.
ADELENE MAE HARRIS
Adelene Mae Harris of Springdale, age 90, passed away May 11, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. She was born
January 25, 1925, at the home of her parents, Tom and Vina Hatfield in 1925 in Hartwell. Adelene worked in
banking for 35 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springdale. She was preceded in
death by her first husband, Kenneth Hatfield, and three brothers, Raymond, Everett, and Thurman Hatfield.
Adelene will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter, Pat Curtis of Springfield, Missouri; two
grandchildren, Paige Lamar of Tulsa, Chris Curtis of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; three great grandchildren,
Lily Wheeler of Tulsa, Tessa and McKenna Curtis of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and
Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at Heritage Funeral Chapel. Private burial was at Alabam Cemetery.
MARTHA JO MOORE
Martha Jo Moore, 91, of Springdale, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1924 in Sonora
to Henry Wilford and Olena Josephine Bramlett Scroggins.
Mrs. Moore was devoted to her family. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, bird watching, and cooking and
caring for her family and friends. She was a member since childhood of First Baptist Church, now Cross Church Springdale, where
she taught preschool Sunday School for many years. She retired after more than 20 years as executive secretary from First State Bank
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Moore, in 2004, and by three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by four children, Joy Moore Norwood and husband Tommy of Rogers, Michelle Thomas and husband Charles of
Springdale, Kevin L. Moore and Carol Davis of Lowell, Elaine Taylor and husband Greg of Springdale; 11 grandchildren, 14 great
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at Cross Church Springdale with burial at Friendship Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to Cross Church.
Dan Alexander Denham, 60, born November 11, 1954 in College Station, Texas, went to be with his Lord and
Savior on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Known as Big Dan to his friends, he was a big man in stature and personality known most for his love of music,
sense of humor, and extreme generosity. He housed and fed dozens of people, as he knew the Lord would
have him do. There was never any doubt where you stood with the man. He always gave the unvarnished truth;
the advice was sage, the stories long and colorful, and the music powerful. All the varied and sometimes crazy
conversions will be missed. Music was his passion... as a teenager he sang for the Queen of England with the
First Baptist Church of Dallas Chapel Choir and he went on to teach the gift of music to many.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Ethel Denham, as well as his parents Elam and Mary.
Survivors include his son Zachary Denham and wife Joannie, and daughter Sarah and husband Jamie Vance,
as well as his four grandchildren, Zion and Kaylee Denham and Ian and Ella Vance. Other survivors include his
brothers and sisters, Laura Denham Rieff, Galen Denham, Charles Denham, and Polly Tandon, as well as
several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside services was Tuesday, June 9, at Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
DOYLE FREDERICK "FRED" HILL
Doyle Frederick “Fred” Hill of Rogers died after a lengthy illness on Monday, June 22, 2015. He was born in Martinez, California, to
Freeman and Mary Altha Michaels Hill on January 2, 1936.
Fred graduated high school in Mulhall, Oklahoma, served in the U.S. Navy, and graduated with an MBA from Oklahoma State
University. He was the business administrator for an Oklahoma state mental hospital, a statistical cost analyst for North American
Rockwell on the Apollo moon project, a business owner and electrical supply salesman, an avid fisherman and fan of all OSU sports.
Until he became ill, he was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rogers, Arkansas.
Fred was a loving and loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by Becky, his wife of 46 years, his daughter and
her husband, Teresa and David Townsend, his son and his wife, Michael Freeman and Shelly Hill, granddaughter Kaylin Layne
Townsend and grandson, Riley Wayne Townsend. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Ellen.
A memorial service is planned later this summer. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Shiloh Nursing and Rehab in Springdale for the wonderful care they gave Fred.
DAVID LEE TRAVIS
David Lee Travis, 46, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born October
11, 1968 in Gillette, Wyoming to the late Leland Floyd “Lee” and Constance Marlene “Connie” Matlack Travis.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Alan Travis.
David loved and believed the words of Romans 8:38-39, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor
angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other
created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
He is survived by two brothers, Bill and Jeff Finch both of Springdale; two daughters, Daniale Shepherd of
Springdale, Krysti Massie and husband Donnie of West Fork; five grandchildren, Bailie, Haylee, Gabe, Carter,
Trenton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service was Sunday, July 19, at the Wilson Park Pavilion in Fayetteville.
MERLENE FAYE RICHARDSON
Merlene Faye Richardson, 69, of Highfill, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at her home. She was born May 26, 1946
in Springdale to Cecil and Myrtle May Lawson Richardson.
She is survived by four sons, Kyle Nelson and Steed Curry both of Gentry, Ron Curry of Tulsa, Eddie Curry also
of Gentry; three sisters including her twin, Erlene Pilgrim of Gentry, Pat Richardson of Gentry, Betty Collins of
Lowell; two brothers, Mahlon Richardson of Tontitown, Sonny Richardson of Gentry; six grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kirkland.
A graveside service was Friday, July 10, at Burkshed Cemetery.
Geneva Turner died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at home in Prairie Grove. She was born August 10, 1934 in Everton,
Arkansas to James and Noma Trammel Martin. Geneva was a member of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church
of God in Springdale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Turner, and baby daughter, Judy Turner.
She is survived by five daughters, Kathy Hanna of Oklahoma, Donna Brewer, Bonnie Brock, Patsy Tuner and
Margaret Dennison all of Arkansas; two sons, Steven Turner of Oklahoma, Carl Turner of Arkansas; 20
grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Services were Saturday, July 18, at Abundant Life Worship Center with burial at Round Mountain Cemetery.
Lucas Merlin “Luke” Caldwell, age 53, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Springdale. He was born September 29, 1961 in
Springdale to Bill and Ann Miller Caldwell.
Luke grew up in Springdale. When he was younger he enjoyed swimming, jumping off of cliffs at the lake, and fishing. He also
enjoyed motorcycles, football, and was a huge Oakland Raiders fan. He shared a friendly football rivalry with his son, Jon, who is a
Kansas City Chief fan, but in the end would also support the Chiefs for Jon’s sake. Jon also remembers special times with his dad
playing video games and coming to school to eat lunch with him. Luke loved his family unconditionally, was a forgiving and
charismatic person, and had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his son, Jon, of Stillwell; his parents, Bill and Ann Caldwell of Springdale; three sisters, Debbie Speer of California,
Karen Scott of Gravette, Brenda Lee of Cave Springs; one brother, Quentin Caldwell of Springdale; and two grandsons, Adrian and
Jaxon Caldwell both of Stillwell.
A graveside service was Monday, July 27, at Cave Springs Cemetery .
CAMILLE FAITH RODRIGUEZ
Camille Faith Rodriguez, infant daughter of Raul and Monica Ochoa Rodriguez, was born still on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Mercy
Hospital in Rogers.
In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, Audrey and Grace, and many other relatives.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, August 1, at the Jones Center Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to either
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep or 99 Balloons.