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|Edward “Coach” Fedosky, 89, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his home after a long battle
with Parkinson's disease. He was born December 15, 1927 in Calumet City, Illinois to Edward and Grace
Ed served in the Marines Corp during the final months of WWII. He received his Master's degree from Indiana
University, and went on to teach and coach swimming at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Kansas
State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and finally at the University of Arkansas.
Coach and his family spent summers operating Wilderness Campsites at Lake Shishebogma in Wisconsin.
They moved to Fayetteville in 1967 when Ed became the Men's Razorback Swim Coach. During his coaching
career, he was inducted into both the Arkansas Sports and U.S. Swimming Halls of Fame. Ed built and
established Swim Ranch in 1975 and operated it with his family, teaching countless people how to swim for
the past 41 years.
Ed was a longtime member of Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell. He and Virginia were morning “greeters” for
over 20 years. The family is rejoicing that he is now face to face with his Savior.
Ed is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia “Kiki” Eubank Fedosky of the home; 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; three brothers, Victor of Oregon, Allan of Florida, Wayne of Springdale; one sister,
Virginia Jerzyk of Indiana; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister,
A memorial service was Friday, December 23, at Fellowship Bible Church in Fayetteville with burial at Mt.
Comfort Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan House, Fellowship Bible Church, 1051
W. Pleasant Grove Rd., Rogers, AR 72758.
Debra Renea "Debbie" Magee, 52, passed peacefully on December 20, surrounded by her loving family. She
was born September 2, 1964, in Enid, Oklahoma to Jim and June Hamilton and was a resident of Springdale
for the past 18 years.
Mrs. Magee spent most of her life as a homemaker and was devoted to such causes as: Northwest Arkansas
Respect Life, 40 Days for Life, Arkansas Silence No More, March of Dimes, Catholic Youth Ministry and various
children's rights organizations. She was a 2015 graduate of Career Academy of Hair Design, where she not
only obtained a degree in cosmetology but also developed cherished friendships with classmates, instructors,
and nearly everyone who found a seat in “The Big Hair Chair”.
She is survived by her husband, Brian Magee, son Brian Magee II, daughters Katy Magee and Kiley Magee,
two grandchildren, and her mother, June Maxwell, all of Springdale. She was preceded in death by her father,
Jim Hamilton and her brother, Mike Hamilton.
Services were Friday, December 23, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tontitown. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
Wanda Faye Self, 84, of Bethel Heights, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at her home. She was born
December 2, 1932 in De Valles Bluff, Arkansas, to Edward and Blanche Castleberry Robinson. She was a
beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Self, whom she married February 19, 1952 in Springdale; three children,
Anita Wilson and husband Marshall, Sheila Eastep and husband Kevin, all of Springdale, Bryan Self and wife
Jennifer of Tulsa; one brother, Edward Robinson of Shreveport, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, Derek,
Danielle, Caroline, Emma, Claire, Ella Jane, Haley, Ethan, Brady; and five great-grandchildren, Katelynn,
Madison, Harrison, Ava and Emory. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Garcia.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, at Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at
Floyd Lewis Berry, 82, of Springdale, died Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was born December 21, 1934 in Vinita, Oklahoma to Buford
and Lela Woodall Berry. Floyd loved the outdoors, fishing and good food.
He is survived by eight children, Jeff Berry of Springdale, Kay Lewallen of Vinita, Oklahoma, Tim Berry of Springdale, Guy Smith and
wife Carol of Conway, Mike Smith of Berryville, Donnie Smith and wife Michelle of Springdale, Ronnie Smith and wife Sherry of
Springdale, Randy Berry of Grady; two brothers, Charles Berry of Battle Ground, Washington, Kenneth Berry of Grove, Oklahoma; one
sister, Frances Haney of Grove, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the Berry side of the family; and seven
grandchildren on the Smith side including Dustie Smith, Arron Smith, Anthony Smith, Melissa Smith, Jeremy Smith, Shawna Dailey,
Sheri Perez; and five great-grandchildren.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Paula-Mae Berry in 2006, and a brother, Buford Berry.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.
Margaret Louise Blazi, 81, of Rogers, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center in
Bentonville. She was born December 21, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Harold and Anna Mergen Eggleston.
Margaret’s life was dedicated to Christ. She served as a Catholic Lay Missionary, was an advocate for the
women’s correctional facility in Los Colinas, California, and received many honors and awards for her
dedication to the various organizations she served throughout her life. She was a member of both St. Raphael
and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Churches during the years she has lived in northwest Arkansas.
She is survived by five children, Jim Blazi of Phoenix, Arizona, Mary Burns and husband Bo of Garfield, Roseann
Sejkora and husband Darin of El Cajon, California, Thomas C. Blazi and wife Ima Jean of Centerton, Paul Blazi
of Point Loma, California; two sisters, Patricia Thompson of Corvallis, Montana, Michelle Eggleston of San
Diego, California; one brother, Mike Eggleston and wife Felicia of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 8 grandchildren
and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass was Saturday, January 7, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Mary Lee Jeffery, 78, of Huntsville, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home. She was born July 13, 1938 in
Fayetteville to Jack and Letha Bohannan Wright. Mary was devoted to her family and was a talented painting and
pottery artist. She volunteered at the Madison County Arts Center where she taught art classes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Jeffery, in 2014. She is survived by three children, Kenneth
Jeffery and wife Cathy of Russellville, Karen Cannon and husband Tom of Huntsville, Gary Jeffery and wife
Jennifer of Prairie Grove; one brother, Bill Wright of Fayetteville; and four grandchildren, Kristen Jeffery, Justin
Jeffery, Eric England and Aly England.
A memorial service was Wednesday, January 11, at the funeral home.
Lou Ann Davis, 74, of Springdale, died Friday, January 6, 2017. She was born May 11, 1942 in Charleston to
Cecil Dustin and Wilma Louise McClelland Moffett.
Lou Ann loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, shopping at thrift stores with her friends,
and volunteered as an election poll worker. She was a longtime member of Elmdale Baptist Church where she
was the treasurer of her Sunday school class. Lou Ann retired after a number of years from Tyson’s.
She is survived by two children, Kyle Davis and wife Mary of Texarkana, Kathie Engel and husband Quinn of
Springdale; one brother, Lee Moffett of Springdale; seven grandchildren, Rebekah, Rachael, Jessica, Spenser,
Sydney, Samuel, Zachary; one great-grandchild, Amelia; and a daughter-in-law, Carol Davis of Bella Vista. She
was preceded in death by two sons, Kenny and Kelly.
A memorial service was Thursday, January 12, at the funeral home.
Charles Theophilus Edmondson M.D., 93, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Willard
Walker Hospice Home. He was born August 12, 1923 in Locust Grove, Arkansas, to Leo and Opal Brooks
Charles served in the Army during WWII. He was graduated from the University of Arkansas School of
Medicine in 1951 and became a member of the American College of Radiology in 1969. He was a diplomat
and member, and member emeritus of the Washington Medical Society. Together with his late brother, Dr.
Rogers Edmondson, they operated the Edmondson Clinic in Springdale for many years. Charles served as a
deacon at the Presbyterian churches in both Malden, Missouri and Temple, Texas, and as elder in the
Presbyterian churches in Malden, Heber Springs and Springdale.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Edmondson. They were married July 5, 1948 in the Scotland Presbyterian
Church in Junction City; three children, Charles Douglas Edmondson of Temple, Texas, Carolyn Sue Lemoine
of Alexandria, Louisiana, and William. Paul Edmondson of New Braunfels, Texas; eight grandchildren and
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Rogers Edmondson and Gleason Edmondson, and two
sisters, Ionese Franks and Pat Sullivan.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 20, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springdale. The
family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to either the First Presbyterian Church,
or to Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services.
Thomas George “Tom” Brinkley, 69, of Fayetteville, Vietnam War Air Force veteran, died Tuesday, January 10,
2017 at the Veterans Health System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. He was born November 15, 1947 in Yuba
City, Arizona to George Warner Brinkley and Betty Ann Ware Brinkley Combs. Tom also operated various
businesses, was a gun smith and enjoyed riding his Harley.
A graveside service with military honors was Monday, January 16, at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
Jeremy Allen Curl's 31 year struggle with type 1 diabetes and all its complications came to an end unexpectedly
on January 15, 2017 when his spirit left this earth and he joined his dad in heaven.
He was born June 12, 1975 in Sterling, Colorado to Arthur “Art” and Norma Jean Hartgrave Curl, the youngest of
three sons. He was predeceased by grandparents Arthur G. and Mary Curl and Archie N. and Elma Jean
Hartgrave; his dad, Arthur I Curl; two aunts, Betty Jones and Shirley Severance; an uncle Roger Severance; and a
nephew, Austin. He is survived by his mother, Norma, of Springdale; two brothers, Kevin Hartgrave and wife
Diane of Lowell, Shawn Curl and wife Kristina Curl of Bethel Heights; aunts and uncles, Belynda Hartgrave of
Oklahoma, Sally and Don Schott of Sterling, Colorado, Archie H. Hartgrave of Fayetteville and Benjamin Hartgrave
of Prairie Grove; nieces and nephew, Meagan Disney of Fayetteville, Hailey Curl of Virginia, Makayla and Brayden
Hamilton of Bethel Heights; and several cousins and close friends.
Jeremy was a quiet person who respected others regardless of their race and station in life. He touched many
lives with his quick wit, his love for children and animals, and his sensitivity to others' pain. He had a kind, giving
and caring heart and was a caregiver to his dad in his dad's final days. He loved others unconditionally and was
a loyal friend. He was a talented artist, enjoyed working on his car and collecting hot wheel cars (especially
classic Mustangs); taking short road trips and was always willing to taxi friends around who needed a ride. It was
not unusual for him to share his room with someone who needed a place to stay for the night.
Jeremy endured hardships at times, some due to his choices, but others due to the acts and words of others
who treated him unjustly and unfairly. But with the grace and strength of God he overcame, forgave and now is
truly at peace. Within the past year He had recommitted his heart and life to Jesus, having received God's free gift
of salvation 20 years ago. He spent time reading his Bible and praying and was earnestly seeking God's plan for
his life and becoming the man God had called him to be. He had expressed his deep gratitude for all the prayers
and support he had recently received.
We feel a deep loss and miss him already, but can also rejoice, knowing He is now pain free, healthy, strong and
seated with his dad and others at the feet of Jesus. We have the hope and assurance that we will see him again
one day. So, Jeremy, this is not goodbye, just see ya' later.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at Cross Church
chapel in Springdale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.