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HOMER DALE LAWLESS
Homer Dale Lawless, age 82, passed away, September 24, 2013 in Springdale, Arkansas. Dale was born November 3, 1930 to Homer
E. and Olga Tritsch Lawless in Thurman, Iowa. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Virginia Walters, and great
grandson, Jordan Lawless. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Georgina; daughter, Daleina "Dee" Hoffman of Springdale; two sons,
Dale Lawless and wife Beate of Lowell, Arkansas, Richard Lawless and wife Heike of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Trent
Hoffman, Steven Lawless, Hiedi Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman, Julena Lawless, Maximellion "Max" Lawless; and five great grandchildren.
Homer Dale grew up on farms in southwest Iowa. At the age of 16 he joined the Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. He was
then stationed in Germany twice as well as various military bases in the United States before serving in the Vietnam War. He retired
from the Army and worked with his father in the brick and concrete industry before moving to Springdale where retired from a poultry
pharmaceutical company. Dale was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Springdale.
A celebration of his life was Saturday, September 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of Springdale. The family requests in lieu of
flowers that memorial contributions be made to church at 100 S. Gutensohn, Springdale, AR 72762, or to the charity of your choice.
RONALD LEE "RON" LAPE
Ronald Lee “Ron” Lape, 69, of the Patrick Community, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Willard Walker Hospice
Home in Fayetteville. He was born January 25, 1944 in Larchwood, Iowa, to Timothy and Viola Perkinson Lape. Ron
served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He lived in Valley Springs, South Dakota and California before moving to
Patrick 30 years ago. He enjoyed time with family, Volkswagens, 4 wheeling and living in Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie (Savage) Lape in 2008, his parents, and sister-in-law, Kathy Lape. He
is survived by a son, Heath Lape, of Bella Vista; a daughter-in-law, Shannon Lape of Centerton; four brothers, Larry
Lape of Valley Springs, South Dakota, Jack Lape and Karen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kenny Lape and wife Patty
of Delaney, Denny Lape and wife Val of Valley Springs, South Dakota; a sister, Donna Marshall and husband Ron of
Grandview, Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Levi and Talon Lape.
A memorial service was Friday, October 4, at the Moss Glenn Pavilion in Patrick. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
TAMI MICHELLE ROBERTS
Tami Michelle Roberts, 47, of Fayetteville, died Monday, October 14, 2013. She was born July 3, 1966 in Homer,
Louisiana, to James and Johnnie Hampton Triplet. Tami was an inventory manager with Wal-Mart. She loved
spending time at the ocean, movies and reading.
She is survived by her daughter, Amber Napier and husband Chris, two granddaughters, Anna-Lynn and Jaylin, all
of Fayetteville, and her father, James Triplet of Jones, Louisiana.
A memorial gathering was Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home.
NORMA ZOE MILLER
Norma Zoe Miller, 89, of Springdale, formerly of Fairfield Bay, died Thursday, October 17, 2013. She was born July 27, 1924 in St.
Louis, Missouri, to Clarence and Maggie Beard Saylor. Norma devoted her life to her Lord and the care of her family. She was an
active member of the Baptist churches in the communities where she lived and served as Sunday school teacher, director of the
Women’s Missionary Union, and as church secretary. While living in Fairfield Bay, she was also a member of the Davis Special
Questers and Toastmistresses.
She was preceded in death in 1989 by her husband, William H. Miller; a son, David Miller; and three brothers, Ray, Richard and Dennis
Saylor. She is survived by a son, Gregory Miller and wife Freda of Fayetteville, Arkansas, recently of Clarksville; a sister, Velma Smith of
DeSoto, Missouri; four grandchildren, Dyana Robbins and husband Chris, Donna Baker, Ryan Miller and wife Shondra, Kimberly
Schluterman and husband Heath; and four great grandchildren, Jonathan and Michael Robbins, Ariana Baker, Alaina Ott; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, October 19, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association, or to Gideon’s International.
DELILAH MARIE PATTON
Delilah Marie Patton, 62, of Greenland, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her home. She was born June 17, 1951
in Camden to Lloyd Alvin and Helen Bernice Henson Fite. Delilah married Harold Jr. Patton on February 12, 1969.
She dedicated her life to her husband and children. Family was her whole world. She had two daughters of her
own but had a hand in raising so many more.
She was preceded in death by her father; her father and mother in law, Howard and Lee Ona Patton; and
grandparents, Ervin and Lucy Delilah Fite, and Lee and Lois Marie Henson.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Jr. Patton of the home; mother, Bernice Robinson of Malvern; daughters,
Amanda Gibson and husband Jake of West Fork, Tiffani Bolstad and husband Garreth of Fayetteville;
son/grandson, Travis Patton and fiancé Tara Kelly of Prairie Grove; daughter, Beverly Phillips of Prairie Grove;
brothers, Charles “Bud” Fite of Malvern, Ervin Fite and wife Sheila of Benton, Roy “Runt” Fite of Malvern;
grandchildren, Jerika Gibson, Jack Gibson, Desiree Gibson, Molly Bolstad, Lucy Bolstad, Dalton Phillips, Kaitlin
Phillips, Jaxson Phillips, Nicholas Phillips; great granddaughter, Ivy Lynn Gardner; “adopted granddaughter” Kaylee
Clouse; and “adopted great granddaughter” Brylee Dawn Carney.
A graveside was Friday, October 25, at West Fork Cemetery.
Clayton Leroy Ames, 98, of Springdale, went home to his Father on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born
November 5, 1914 in Eureka Springs to Charles Fred and Rena Adeline Hill Ames. Leroy served in the Navy during
WWII. He retired from Jones Truck Lines after a 38 year, accident free career. During retirement he enjoyed
hunting, fishing and sports. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lowell.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Marie Ames and Lois Ames, a daughter, Patricia Lynn Little, and a
grandson, John Little. He is survived by four children, Charles Ames and wife Betty of Garfield, Glenda Hutchinson
and husband Yancey of Springdale, Larry Cannon and wife Nora of Webb City, Missouri, Brenda Kennan of
Springdale; two brothers, Ted Ames of Washington, Jimmy Ames of Springdale; a sister, Mary Ann Lee of
Springdale; and seven grandchildren, Charles Clayton Ames, Alan Ames, David Little, Karen Orlando, Jennifer
Cannon, Jacob Hutchinson, Kaitlyn Hutchinson; and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services were October 26, at First Baptist Church of Lowell with burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
GREGORY MICHAEL BRYANT JONES
Gregory Michael Bryant Jones, 23, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, surrounded by a multitude of family and friends, died
peacefully on Sunday, October 27th at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was diagnosed with
medulloblastoma brain cancer in March 2009. Gregory was born July 29, 1990 to Michelle and Brad Jones in
Gregory was a member of the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church where his grandfather was pastor, and attended
the Fayetteville Christian School where his father was superintendent. Greg was an academic honor roll student
and senior class president. He earned numerous regional and state Science Fair awards. He enjoyed playing
basketball for the FCS Eagles and was a member of the 2007 state championship team, as well as earning
all-conference, district and regional individual honors in 2008. Gregory was a member of the Arkansas National
Guard until his illness and subsequent disabilities forced his honorable discharge in 2011. Greg considered his
most memorable and significant achievement to be his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while a
young teenager. He was an incredible inspiration of hope and courage to all who had the privilege to observe his
life and battle with a disease that eventually became a terminal illness. His nearly five year battle with cancer is
chronicled at www.caringbridge.org/visit/gregoryjones.
Greg is survived by his parents, Brad and Michelle Jones, brother William Spencer Jones, sister Ashley Ruth
Jones, paternal grandparents Senator John David Jones and wife Ruth, maternal grandparents Dr. William Brian
Disney and wife Martha, as well as a numerous host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 1, at Mission Boulevard Baptist Church. Burial was at Fairview
Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayetteville Christian School.
KATHIE GRIGGS BASS
Kathleen “Kathie” Griggs Bass, 67, of Springdale, died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Circle of Life Hospice. She
was born September 19, 1946 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Freeman William and Ruth Bea Thompson Griggs.
Kathie was raised in Northwest Arkansas. As a young woman she was a licensed beautician and a homemaker.
She later worked for Daisy BB Manufacturing and then retired from Wal-Mart after 25 years. She enjoyed the
excitement of the casinos, playing bingo, and Branson weekends. She participated in bowling leagues and was an
avid fan of Arkansas Razorbacks football, the Dr. Oz and Wheel of Fortune TV shows, and the Weather Channel.
She had a playful sense of humor, and a good prank always brought her a good laugh. Above all else, Kathie was
devoted to the care of her family, including her disabled daughter since 2008 and her mother from 2003 until her
passing in 2009. She will be remembered as a dedicated, compassionate, loving mother, grandmother, daughter,
sister, and aunt.
She is survived by four daughters: Regina Morris and husband Isaiah of Springdale, Tammy Mata and husband
Billy of Haslet, Texas, Kyla Alexander of Springdale, and Tiffani Leimberg of Centerton; seven grandchildren: Skyler,
Hailey, Aaliyah, Ethan, Tanner, Liberty, and Addison; two sisters: Virginia Parker of Bridger, Montana, and Louise
Hawkins of Huntsville; one niece: Laura Coberly; and three nephews: Quinton Meek, Randy Parker, and Rodney
As a Christian the Holy Bible gave her great comfort in her final days. A memorial service will be 4:00 PM Thursday,
November 7 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
JAMES THOMAS WRIGHT
James Thomas Wright, 71, of Farmington, died Monday, November 4, 2013 at his home. He was born June 8,
1942 in Marble to Obe and Opal Myers Wright, Sr. James owned and operated Wright Distributing, Inc. He enjoyed
traveling, was an avid Razorback fan, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He was a generous and
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Obe Wright, Jr. and Loren Dale Wright, and a niece, Kathy Wright.
He is survived by three children, Terry Wright and wife Beverly, Sherri Harrison and husband Greg, all of Springdale,
Lisa Wisdom and husband Rex of Berryville; one brother, Omer Wright of Berryville; one sister, Paula McIntosh and
husband Jim of Berryville; seven grandchildren, Ashley Wright, Makayla Wright, Matthew Wright, Miranda Harrison,
Chandler Harrison, Chelsey Parker, Allison Wisdom; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be 11am Saturday, November 9, at Alabam Cemetery. All are invited to wear Razorback
attire. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616.