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|GEORGE JOHN ALBERT LIPKE passed from this life on October 8, 2015, with his youngest daughter, Laura
Joseph, at his side. He grew up and worked in the Chicago area until retiring to Hot Springs Village in 1983,
enjoying a long, healthy, happy retirement surrounded by a wide circle of friends and family until losing Helen, his
wife of 70 years, in 2010. At this point, he moved to Springdale to live with his youngest daughter Laura who
compassionately cared for him during his final years.
As a child and young man he summered in Pentwater, Michigan at the family cottage - a Lipke family tradition
which continues to this day. Even though he lived and worked in the gritty city of Chicago, he loved nature and the
out of doors: ice fishing in the cold winter, fishing in the summer, hunting trips to Wyoming, bird watching, and in
later years just sitting outside or driving through the country. Judging by the lack of fresh fish on the family menu,
it was never about the kill or the catch, but communing with nature.
George was born in Chicago, Illinois June 29, 1916 to Evelyn Anderson and George Albert Lipke. He is
predeceased by Helen, his wife of 70 years, his parents, and his younger sister June Moore. He is survived by
his siblings Charles Lipke and Joan Cuchna; children Diane Swan (Wendel), Dr. Jay Lipke (Leslie), Susan
Calloway, and Laura Joseph; grandchildren E. W. Swan (Dr. Amanda Ferrell ), Kathryn Swan(Traian Dogaru),
Heather Schmiegelow (Brent), Dr. Lindsay Enns (Dr. Michael), Joan Hamilton (Kyle), Andrew Lipke (Sloan),
Christian Calloway (Sofia), Anna Calloway, David Joseph, and Emily Joseph; great grandchildren Daniel Swan,
Paxon Enns, Alexis Enns, Charlotte Enns, Luke Schmiegelow, and Landon Schmiegelow.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 14 from at the funeral home. Memorials to Arkansas Nature Conservancy.
JOHN MICHAEL "MIKE" PAXSON, 50, of Springdale, died October 12, 2015. He was born June 6, 1965 in El
Dorado, Kansas to John and Mary Ann (Weddle) Paxson. Mike graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1983
and then attended the University of Arkansas. He was a former account manager with Service Supply Company
in Fayetteville, and an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Jo (Flohr) Paxson whom he married September 2, 1989; one son, Joshua
Paxson and fiancé, Morgan Hughes; and his parents, all of Springdale; one sister, Stephanie Laney and
husband Jeff; triplet nieces, Alexis, Brittney and Caitlin Laney all of Fayetteville; two aunts, one uncle, several
cousins and his golfing buddies.
A visitation followed by a memorial service was Thursday, October 15, at First United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
GARRY DAVID GABBARD, 60, of Springdale, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home. He was born February 27, 1955 in Springdale to
Edward Junior and Willie Alice (George) Gabbard. Garry enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to Elvis Presley music and watching John
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-dad, Edgar “Bill” Glenn, who raised him; and three siblings, Jean Jackson, Charles
Gabbard and Marlene Schrum.
He is survived by eight children, Justin Gabbard, William Gabbard, Shawnda Luna, Tallulah Gabbard, Alice Welch, David Gabbard, Cody
Gabbard, Ashley Stewart; four brothers, James Jackson, Marty Gabbard, Sterling Glenn, Leroy “Smokey” Glenn; and numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
LILA LOUISE BUELL MASON, faithful wife and mother, died Sunday, October 25, 2015. She was born May 17,
1927, to Milton and Ada Buell in Kansas City, Mo. When a young wife and mother, Lila trusted Jesus Christ as
her personal savior and has entered into eternal life with Him.
Preceding her in death: beloved ,husband, Robert Paul Mason (in 2006), little sister, Bonnie Jean Buell
Blitchington, a nephew Chuck Blitchington, and an infant grandson, Jonathan Edward Mason.
Surviving family: three children, daughter, Bobbie Plant of Springdale, son, Sam Mason and wife Melinda of
Springdale, daughter Janice Bowen and husband Randy of Rogers; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Plant
Pearson and husband Bruce of Springdale, Christina Mason Domer and husband, Damon of Broken Arrow,
Okla., Carrie Mason Rogers and husband Lucas of Collegeville, Pa., Marcus Mason and wife Kara of Tontitown,
Shawn Bowen and wife Kandace of Springdale, Brent Bowen and wife Ramona of Rindge, N. Hamp., and Lisa
Bowen Crouthers and husband Court of Rogers, and 20 great-grandchildren. Also, nephew, Steve Blitchington of
Southport, N. Car., a sister-in-law, Ann Highfill and husband Gene of Fort Myers, Fla., and 2 brothers-in-law, Jim
Mason and wife Pat of Siloam Springs, and Jerry Mason and wife Mary of Emmet.
Lila grew up in Siloam Springs. At 16, she went to Washington D.C., to work for the FBI, returning to NWA to
marry Bob (in 1944) and begin their family.
Our mother worked diligently alongside Dad on their farm east of Springdale. Early on, they grew grapes for
Welch’s. Vegetables, fruits, and flowers flourished under her attentive care. With the children in school, she
worked for Baldwin Piano and in the office of Springdale Farms (now George’s). She loved to travel most
anywhere, visiting Europe and many states including Hawaii; her special place was any beach. Upon Bob’s
retirement from JTL, they enjoyed RVing, spending winters in Texas and Florida. Fellowship Bible Church of
Springdale was Mom’s church home/family.
The family is grateful for the tender loving care she received in her final years at both Homestyle Assisted Living
and Shiloh Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral service were Wednesday, October 28, at Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale with burial at Benton
County Memorial Gardens in Rogers. Memorial gifts may be made to Earlene Howard Circle of Life Hospice.
JUNIOR RAY KILPATRICK, 70, of West Fork, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Willard Walker Hospice Home
in Fayetteville. He was born March 15, 1945 in Fayetteville to Lewis Ray and Bertha Mae (Doss) Kilpatrick.
Junior was the drummer with the band, Dewey and the Dew Drops. He enjoyed painting homes, collecting
model classic cars, fishing and car rides with his daughter, Dana. He worked with the University of Arkansas
Athletic Department for 21 years, and was a member of the NRA and the Elkins Full Gospel Church. He loved
his girls, loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann (Riley) Kilpatrick whom he married October 6, 1968; three daughters,
Dana Soules and husband Tim of Bella Vista, Karla Hall and husband Anthony of Prairie Grove, Michelle
Prichard and husband Jimmy of Wesley; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, November 2, at Elkins Full Gospel Church with burial at Baptist Ford Cemetery.
JACQUELINE "JACKIE" CARMACK, 90, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in
Springdale. She was born June 3, 1925 in Cave Springs to Hubert and Jewell (Arnold) Johnson. She married
Carl Carmack on July 29, 1945.
Jackie became Southwestern Bell’s first Service Representative in Springdale in 1946, and then took a break to
raise her family. She retired from J.B. Hunt Transport in 1988. She was a volunteer at Northwest Medical Center
for 20 years. Jackie was a member of First Baptist Church from 1946 until her death and taught children’s
Sunday school for many of those years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991, and brothers, Wilfred Johnson, Donald Johnson and Gary
She is survived by three children, Randol Carmack and wife Linda of Hindsville, Susan Fisher of Springdale,
Allen Carmack and wife Sheryl of Collierville, Tennessee; one brother, Phillip Johnson of Eatonton, Georgia;
seven grandchildren, Carly Fisher, Gretchen Silva, Gennifer Vancleave, Sarah Ponce, Nathan Fisher, Ashley
Carmack, Taylor Carmack; eleven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, November 2, at Cross Church in Springdale with interment at Bluff Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
SYLVIA "JUNE" PHILLIPS, 85, of Fayetteville, died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical
Center. She was born July 6, 1930 in Barling to Avery and Evelyn (Breazzel) Thomas. June was an avid reader
and wrote poetry. She also enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She was an active member of Grace
Evangel Chapel in Greenland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Kendall Phillips, Sr., a daughter, Phyllis McDorman, and a
son, Robert “Bob” Phillips. She is survived by four children, Rick Phillips and wife Wilma of Fayetteville, Judy
Ross of Farmington, Roger Phillips, Jr. and wife Tamara of Greenland, Cathy Stone and husband Fred of
Rogers; one sister, Patsy Webb of Midland, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-
Funeral services were Thursday, November 12 at Grace Evangel Chapel with burials at Cain Community
Cemetery in Mountainburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
NWA Branch, 2421 N. Gable Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703, or to Grace Evangel Chapel, 78 W. Short St.,
Fayetteville, AR 72701.
MILTON JACOB PRICE, 87, of Huntsville, passed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice in
Springdale. He was born June 8, 1928 in Dashwood, Ontario, Canada to Benjamin and Lilly (Messner) Price.
Milton was a sheet metal fabricator throughout his life and enjoyed woodworking, traveling and eating at
restaurants. He was a member of Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Yvonne (Eberly) Price of the home; four children, Brian Price and wife
Barbara, Benjamin Price, Cathy Richardson and husband Bob, Melinda Silva and husband Rick all of
California; four step-children, Rodney Bishop and wife Vicki of Missouri, Michael Bishop and wife Jackie of
Oklahoma, Debra Steinberg of Huntsville, Sheri Bishop of Tontitown; three grandchildren and several
A memorial service was Monday, November 16, at Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
LARRY KIM BUELL, 60, of Winslow, died Thursday evening, November 19, 2015 at his home. He was born
May 26, 1955 in Eureka Springs to Arch and Lois (Sugg) Buell.
Larry was musically gifted and creatively talented. He was a story teller, a teacher of middle school science in
West Fork, and a teacher of life. He was a sweet soul with kind eyes and a heart of compassion that was
loved by many and hated by none.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a son, Alex Buell. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Jones) Buell
of the home; a daughter, Cayenne Buell also of Winslow; his mother, Lois Lovett of Rogers; and a sister, Toni
Saunders and husband Kevin of San Antonio, Texas.
A celebration of his life will be 1 p.m., Sunday, November 22, at the West Fork High School Gymnasium.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the West Fork Middle School science department.
RONALD CARLTON LOVE of Cassville, Missouri, died peacefully at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in
Bentonville on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of 45 years; sons, Gilbert and Ronald, Jr. of Sacramento, California,
Dennis of Elkins, Mark (Wendy) of Forest Hill, California; daughters, Rhonda Love of Tulsa, Lori Carathers
(Kevin) of Kellyville, Oklahoma; a sister, Shirley Gay (Harold) of Springdale; 10 grandchildren, 6
great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was born to Gilbert and Rita Love on October 5, 1933 and lived his early life on a turkey ranch in
Sacramento enjoying a full and active childhood. He graduated from San Rafael Military Academy. His two
great loves were flying and race cars, and he fulfilled them with both passion and expertise. He owned Loves
Charter Service in California. When the family moved to Springdale in 1975 he operated an auto repair shop
specializing in Fiat Automobiles. Ron raced cars of many types with many trophies to show for his efforts. In
later years he continued his love for flight by mentoring his two good buddies, Dennis and Tim, as they built
their own planes.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ronald, Jr., and a grandson, Dawayne A. Love.
A memorial service was Saturday, November 21. Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life