Use this form to send a personal message, remembrance, or
condolence to the family, or to contact us to request more information
about Heritage Funeral Home, our services, products and
Send a message to a family,
Scroll down to view recent obituaries,
|1591 S. 48th Street
|Obituaries and Service Information
| PHYLLIS ANN HALE
Phyllis Ann Brunetti Hale, 66, of Springdale, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Willard
Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville. She was born June 4, 1948 in Fayetteville, the daughter of Isadore “Buck”
and Julia “Jay” Ceola Brunetti.
Phyllis was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. She will be remembered for her generosity,
warm heart, and deep dedication to all of her family and friends. Those who knew her know what a special, caring
person she was to everyone she met. She was strong in her Catholic faith and an inspiration to church family.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Hale of Springdale; three daughters, April Robinson and husband Chase
of Little Rock, Tammy Miles and husband David of Cabot, Christi Hale of Springdale; one sister, Loretta Brunetti of
Tulsa; and one granddaughter, Chloe Robinson of Little Rock.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, July 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown with burial will be at St.
Joseph Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Washington
NINA MAE BOWLIN SEALS
Nina Mae Bowlin Seals, 83, of Springdale, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center. She was
born December 29, 1930 in Spring Valley to Norman Clark and Amanda Catherine “Mandy” Graves Whittle. Nina
enjoyed rose gardening, sewing, and helping others. She loved her dogs and working at the Springdale Youth
Center in her later years. She was an active member at Mercy and Grace Cathedral.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Bowlin in 1979, a son, Dale Bowlin, and a brother, Kenneth
Whittle. She is survived by her husband, Jim Seals of the home; four children, Jerry Bowlin and wife Elaine of
Mountainburg, Marcella Main of Fayetteville, William Bowlin of Springdale, Dennis Bowlin and wife Dorothy also of
Springdale; three brothers, Billy Whittle, Larry Whittle and Benjamin Whittle all of Springdale; six sisters, Mary Green
of Bethel Heights, Norma Faye Ingram of Hindsville, Josephine Laird, Catherine Sue Hawkins, Virginia Nagy and
Hazel Parsons all of Springdale; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 5, at Mercy and Grace Cathedral with burial will be at Bluff Cemetery.
ROBERT BROWN "BOB" WILSON
Robert “Bob” Brown Wilson, 88, of Elm Springs, died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Circle of Life Hospice in
Springdale. He was born May 17, 1926, in Monroe, Louisiana to James Lester “Ted” and Lillian Elizabeth “Bess”
Bob served in the Navy during WWII. He was an electrical engineer throughout his life and worked for Texas
Instruments and McDonnell Douglas. He had been a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Dallas were he
sang in the choir. After moving to Arkansas he attended Cross Pointe Community Church. He loved to travel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Anne Wilson, and one brother, Jim Wilson. He is survived by two
step-children, Rosanne Petton and husband Larry of Elm Springs; Robert Ballew and wife Kathy of Katy, Texas; a
brother, Tom Wilson and wife Marion of Homewood, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Maxine Wilson of Temple, Texas; five
grandchildren, Ashley Ballew, Christopher Ballew, Katie Petton, Nicholas Ballew, Andy Petton; four great-
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Wednesday, August 6, at Cross Pointe Community Church with burial will be at Fayetteville
National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Building Program at Cross Pointe Community Church.
EUGENE GRANT "GENE" SMILEY, JR.
Eugene Grant “Gene” Smiley Jr., 88, of Springdale, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Gene was
born in Moro, Arkansas on October 4, 1925, to Eugene Grant and Katie Neely Smiley Sr.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Ann (Collins) Smiley, a brother, James “Jimmy”
Smiley, and stepmother, Beryl (Bunch) Smiley. He is survived by three children, Kathleen “Kay” Hoke of Morrilton,
Eugene “Grant” Smiley, III of Destin, Florida, Robert Smiley of Fayetteville; one sister, Sally Wilkes of Mountain
Home; one stepbrother, Phil Smiley of Palm Coast, Florida; and blessed in life with 10 grandchildren and 1 great-
Gene moved to Little Rock when he was 18 and began a long business career in the city. He worked for Worthen
Bank for 17 years serving as a branch manager for several locations. He then went into business for himself for
the remainder of his career. Gene met the love of his life, Margaret Ann, while in Little Rock and married on May 27,
1949. They were lifelong Razorback fans, attending many games every year. They loved to travel and lived out their
dream of driving throughout the United States. In retirement they lived in Beverly Beach, Florida, Reno, Nevada,
Destin, Florida, and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, before returning back home to Little Rock to be near their friends
and the Razorbacks.
A memorial service was Wednesday, August 6, at Fayetteville First Church of the Nazarene.
NANCY LOUISE DAVIS FRAZIER
Nancy Louise Davis Frazier, 64, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Katherine’s Place with family
and friends by her side. She was born July 26, 1950 in Omak, Washington to Virgil Alfred and Stella Marie Murphy Davis. Nancy was a
homemaker, but also worked for the Army Reserves and Walmart. She was a member of Cross Church and also attended Revival
Tabernacle. She was devoted to her family, was a prayer warrior, and courageously fought her battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Howard Ellis. She is survived by three children, Tony Frazier of Fayetteville, Annette Cotton
of Springdale, Kim Lawley of Farmington; one brother, Virgil Davis and wife De Etta of Greenland; three sisters, Julia Crittenden and
husband Johnny of Springdale, Jean Hill and husband Rawleigh of Fayetteville, Martha Ditto of Farmington; six grandchildren, DJ,
Cody, Mercedez and Colton Cotton, Celia Moore, Cloe Lawley; several nieces and nephews; and longtime family friend, Linda Thomas
A graveside service was Thursday, August 7, at Henderson Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy
Louise Davis Frazier Memorial Fund at any Arvest Bank location.
ESTELA GARCIA STRONG
Estela Garcia Strong, 49, of Springdale, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at her home. She was born March 13,
1965 in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico to Jose and Maria Natividad Galvan Garcia. She was a member of St.
Raphael Catholic Church and enjoyed knitting crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, James Strong of the home; a step son, Lewis Strong and wife Tomika of Ocean
Springs, Mississippi; her mother, Maria Natividad Galvan of Irapuato, Mexico; four brothers, Angel Garcia of
Springdale, Ricardo Garcia, Jose Garcia and Juvenil Garcia all of Irapuato, Mexico; three sisters, Delfina Araujo of
Ft. Smith, Antonia Garcia and Maria de Jesus Garcia both of Irapuato, Mexico; and three grandchildren, Zeynel,
Kayla and Kenny.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, August 12, at St. Raphael Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph
Cemetery in Tontitown.
SHARON KAY UNDERHILL
Sharon Kay Underhill, 68, of West Fork, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. She was born March 6, 1946 in Bidville, Arkansas to William Henry and Norma Rucks Harrison.
Sharon retired from the Washington County Sherriff’s Department and was a longtime member of Baptist Ford
Church. She was loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kaycee. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Glen
“Warty” Underhill of the home; three daughters, Jacque Julich and husband Stan, Patty Underhill, Becky Evans and
husband Ricky all of West Fork; her mother, Norma Harrison of West Fork; one brother, John Harrison of West Fork;
six grandchildren, Shawn Ramson, Travis Julich, Cody Evans, Josie Evans, Jake Julich, Anna Julich; and two great
grandchildren, Bentley and Pierce.
A graveside service was Friday, August 15, at Baptist Ford Cemetery.
NORMA JEAN OWEN
Norma Jean Owen, 86, of Springdale, died Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born October 16, 1927 in Delaware County, Oklahoma to
Paul and Ethel Shockley Scott. Norma enjoyed sewing, and retired from Daisy Outdoor Products. She was a member of St. Raphael
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Austin and Shockley Austin, and two sisters, Dorothy Sharpensteen and Nona Starling.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Owen of Fayetteville, Kerry Owen of Springdale; one brother, Paul Wayne Scott of Springdale; one
sister, Betty Scott of Springdale; two grandchildren, Dallas Owen and Kieran Owen; and one great grandchild, Elisa Villareal.
A graveside service was Thursday, August 21, at Friendship Cemetery.
NORMAN CLIFFORD "RED" KIMREY
Norman Clifford “Red” Kimrey, 88, of Cromwell, Oklahoma, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at McAlister Regional Health Center. He was
born November 26, 1925 in Milfay, Oklahoma to James Clifford and Versa Gertrude Johnson Kimrey. Red served in the Navy during
WWll. He then worked in oil field production throughout his life. He was an avid hunter and trained bird dogs in his younger years.
Leter his passion was gardening. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Alene (Holly) Kimrey in May of 2013, and by one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by four children, Patsy Garner of Powell, Wyoming, Shirley Cox and husband Jim of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Harold Kimrey
and wife Karen of Tontitown, Arkansas, Mike Kimrey and wife Barbara of Knoxville, Arkansas; one brother, Don Kimrey of Wewoka; one
sister, Kay Pettis of Cromwell; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 26, at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial was be at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Minnie Piazza, 89, of Tontitown, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center in
Fayetteville. She was born October 9, 1924 in Hindsville to Marvin Jess and Lillie Jane Webb Evans. She was
preceded in death by her husband, David Piazza, in 2012.
She is survived by a daughter, Louetta Baskin and husband Duane; a son, David Duane Piazza all of Tontitown; two
grandchildren, Michelle Holmes and husband Jimmy, Greg Baskin and wife Jodi; and four great-grandchildren,
Ethan, Canaan and Noah Holmes, and Jordyn Baskin.
Visitation will be Friday, August 29, at 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Tontitown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.