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|MICHAEL JOSEPH "MIKE" HUTTER, 57, of Springdale, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his home. He was
born July 11, 1958 in Springdale, and graduated from Springdale High School in 1976. Mike was a team roping
member in his younger years and always enjoyed his time on the family farm. He was a truck driver for many
years and also enjoyed working on machinery, welding, and using his tools. He was a very generous and giving
person and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Many close friends called him “Grasshopper” from his
old CB handle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Hutter, in 2015. He is survived by two children, Jeremy Hutter and
wife Charita of Hindsville, Kim Sieber and husband Jason of Springdale; his mother, Pat (Parsons) Hutter of
Springdale; one sister, Melinda (Hutter) Yates and husband Dwayne of Pea Ridge; eight grandchildren,
Braydon, Dayton, Dylan, Makayla, Desirae, Cash, Cayden, Cayler; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Friendship Cemetery.
BARBARA EVELYN COLLINS, 88, of Springdale, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927 in
Mount Gayler, Arkansas to George and Bonnie Meaders Johnston. Barbara was a member of Westside
Church of Christ. She was the wife of a preacher and always ready to work and travel with her husband. She
was devoted to the care of her family.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Glenn Collins of the home; two sons, David Collins and wife Debra of
Prairie Grove, Stephen Collins and wife Tara of Kansas City; and several grandchildren including Rachael.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 31, at Heritage Funeral Home with burial at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
PERCY LEE ALLEN, 48, of Springdale, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Washington Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 1, 1968 in Cleveland, Mississippi to Herbert Haskell “Herb” and the late Patricia Ann
(Parham) Allen. Percy was a transportation manager with J.B. Hunt and enjoyed sports.
In addition to his father he is survived by three uncles and several cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 14, at Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale with burial at Friendship
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 108 E. Sunbridge, Fayetteville,
Emil Samuel Hobel at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he received his high school diploma.
Lee enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the Pacific during WWII. During those years he also enlisted in
Gods’ army. After the war he attended Chicago Evangelistic Institute, graduated from Bethany College in
Oklahoma, followed by some years of study at Pasadena College in California and Le Tourneau College in
Texas. He was an avid reader and loved God’s Word and history. His life verse was II Corinthians 1:20, “For all
the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
He married Helen Achenbach Siefken on December 25, 1950. To this family was added sons David and
Stephen. Moving with his family, they were missionaries in Hong Kong for four years, where their third son,
Mark, joined the family. Returning to the U.S. he pastored in Anamosa, Iowa and Arkansas. Locally he was
active in child evangelism and worked as a printer for University Baptist Church for several years.
After living in Arkansas for 48 years he claimed his heavenly citizenship on June 10, 2016. Borrowing from Ben
Franklin’s epitaph: The body of Lee Hobel – printer and book lover, he rests here like the cover of an old book,
its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering gilding, lies here, returned to dust. But the work shall not be
lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, corrected and improved by
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and W.J. “Bill”.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; sons, David and special friend Shanna, Stephen and wife Sherry, and Mark; and
two brothers, John of Iowa, and Emil of Texas.
A graveside service was Monday, June 13, at Farmington Cemetery.
BILLY CHARLES "BILL" CALDWELL, 87, of Springdale, died Thursday, June 16, 2016. He was born September 11, 1928 in Black
Caldwell Lawn Mowing Service until he was 82 years old. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, was devoted to his family
and loved time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Jolley; two sons, Ted Caldwell and Luke Caldwell; and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Ann (Miller) Caldwell; four children, Debroah Speer and husband Bill of Santa Clarita, California, Quentin
Caldwell of Fayetteville, Karen Scott and husband Mark of Gravette, Brenda Lee and husband Chris of Cave Springs; sister, Patsa
Ragsdale of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, June 20, at Friendship Baptist Church with burial at Cave Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 5395 E Robinson Ave., Springdale, AR 72764.
SHIRLEY MARIE VAUGHAN LICHTENBERG, 79, of Bella Vista, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Springfield,
Missouri. She was born March 26, 1937 in Springdale to Sherman and Geneva Inez Barton Zachary.
Shirley’s passion in life was singing, music, and entertaining. She performed professionally with Parker
Mountain Bluegrass together with her first husband, Lindy, and later with the Village Singers. She was currently
a gate attendant with Republic Parking at XNA where she continued to enjoy interacting with people. She also
enjoyed playing Bingo with her daughter, Melinda, and was devoted to her family.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lindy Vaughan and Glenn Lichtenberg, a daughter, Teresa Todd,
two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two children, Melinda Banzhaf and husband Brett of Bella Vista, Billy Williams and wife
Melissa of Lincoln; three sisters, Leanell Shockley of Springdale, Marjorie King and Valera Wallis both of Lowell;
ten grandchildren, Jason Eads, Justin DeWitt, Lindsay Gilbert, Cody Boone, Trent Crowder, Tyler Crowder,
Derek Banzhaf, Blake Williams, Alex Williams, Grayson Reed; and ten great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was Thursday, June 30, at Bluff Cemetery.
GARY ERNEST CARTER, 76, of Lowell, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.
He was born July 22, 1939 in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa to Ernest and Georgia Miller Carter.
Gary and his wife Nancy moved to northwest Arkansas in June of 1989 to begin a new adventure. He was a
real estate appraiser, avid scuba diver, and enjoyed traveling and fishing. He was an active member of
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; three children, Scott Carter (Vickie) of Sergeant Bluff, Belinda
Pollock (Brian) of Overland Park, Kansas, Matt Carter (Chris) of Sioux City, Iowa; three grandchildren, Shelby,
Kailey and Tristin, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rick and Donnie
Carter, and a grandson, Zach Carter.
A memorial service was Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
LARRY HOWARD JUNDT, 72, of Springdale, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Arkansas Veterans Home at
Fayetteville. He was born August 19, 1943 in Rugby, North Dakota to Joseph and June Parkinson Jundt.
Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He began his 26 year military career with the Army and then retired
from the Air Force. He then entered his second career as a claims representative with the Social Security
Administration. He enjoyed traveling, dancing in his younger years, and was devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jundt, of the home; six children, Tim Jundt (Shelley) of Chandler, Arizona,
Shannon Foster (Doug) of Omaha, Nebraska, Brian Bruckner (Cindy) of Issaquah, Washington, Kevin Bruckner
(Glenda) of Springdale, Sean Bruckner (Joey) of Biloxi, Mississippi, Todd Bruckner of Horn Lake, Mississippi;
one brother, seven sisters, and several grand a great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two
brothers and one sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, July 11, at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment with military honors
was at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Veterans Home at
Fayetteville, 1179 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 10825 Financial Center
Parkway, Suite 330, Little Rock, AR 72211.
JERRY D. HUNDLEY, 80, of Springdale, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 from a sudden bout with cancer. He was
born May 3, 1936 in Holton, Kansas to Ernest and Gladys Irene (Spicer) Hundley.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Loretta (Pierson) Hundley; four children, Janita Blake of Springdale,
Danny Hundley and wife Julie of Byron, Georgia, Jerry C. Hundley and wife Janice of Lampe, Missouri, Donella
Bell and husband Jason of Springdale; two brothers, Bill Hundley of Lawrence, Kansas, Duane Hundley and
wife Marge of Holton, Kansas; two sisters, Virginia Merwin of The Colony, Texas, Norma Farmer and husband
Ken of Holton, Kansas; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Hundley.
Jerry attended Holton High School and had a variety of interests. He especially enjoyed his time working in law
enforcement. He also worked at Clark’s Chevrolet for many years as an auto body technician. After retirement
he worked at the Golden Eagle Casino and Branson Variety Theater in Branson, Missouri, as a security officer.
A memorial gathering for friends and family in Holton will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions
may be made to Springdale Animal Shelter, 321 Randall Wobbe Lane, Springdale, AR 72762.
MARDONIO "MARDO" HERNANDEZ, 65, of Springdale, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home. He was
born August 18, 1950 in Cuautepec, a small town in, Hidalgo, Mexico, to Mardonio and Maria Elena Lozano
Hernandez, the oldest of three sisters and a brother. As a boy he enjoyed playing cars with his little brother.
As a grownup he continued being around cars and was his own mechanic being taught how to fix them by his
father. He was also able to repair anything in or around the house and for his children and grandchildren.
He married and “amazing woman” as he called his wife and together they had two sons and a daughter. He
devoted his life to his family. They gave him much pride and he enjoyed spending time with them and making
them happy. He also loved to cook and make everyone in the family their favorite dish. There wasn’t anything
he would not do for them.
Mardo also enjoyed nature. Admiring God’s creation was his delight and he truly took time to smell the roses
while working in his garden. His flowers were beautiful and he dedicated a lot of time tending to them while
enjoying the birds singing and the squirrels and bunnies that would visit his garden.
He always practiced an ethical sense of accountability and responsibility in everything he did, but especially at
work. He enjoyed his work and providing for his family. He had worked at Tyson for nearly the past 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Cristina; three children, Elsie, Nahun and Mardonio; his mother; three sisters,
Georgina, Maria and Reyna; and six grandchildren, Mauricio, Alexander, Noah, Matthew, Antonio and
Funeral services were Monday, July 18, at Apostolic Life Church with burial at Friendship Cemetery.
U.S. Veteran, JOHNNY EDWARD EVANS, 71, of Hindsville, died on July 23, 2016, at his home. He was born
September 13, 1944, in Madison County, the son of Elbert Evans and Neva Rebecca Secrest Evans Vaughan.
John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a house painter for several years,
and he and his wife owned and operated a chicken farm.
He is preceded in death by his father Elbert Evans. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Shipp Evans, of the
home; a daughter, Cynthia Evans Leibbrand and husband Jeremy of Neosho; his mother, Neva Rebecca
Secrest Evans Vaughan of Springdale; three sisters, Sharon Shepherd and husband Donald Ray of
Hindsville, Shirley Dixon of Goshen, Mary Evans Pollard and husband Jim of Alexander; two grandsons, Brett
Vaughan and Race Vaughan of Neosho; and a multitude of family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church followed by burial
with military honors at Burkshed Cemetery which is next to the church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home.