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CLEVELAND FRANKLIN "CLEVE" McCARTY
Cleveland Franklin “Cleve” McCarty, 57, of Tontitown, died Sunday, December 21, 2014. He was born February 19,
1957 in Durant, Oklahoma to Franklin and Emma Jo Stanfield McCarty. His passion was coaching youth baseball
and was known by a generation of kids as “Coach Cleve”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, his mother, a brother, Mark, and two grandchildren, Alex and Emma.
He is survived by three children, Mandy Harris and husband Drew of Siloam Springs, Kyle McCarty and wife Misty of
Fayetteville, Casey McCarty and wife Sasha of Monett; a step daughter, Courtney Avery of California; his father,
Franklin “Whimpy” McCarty of Tontitown; one brother, Matthew McCarty of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Kayla,
Braeden, Tessa and Payson.
A memorial service was Friday, December 26, at Elm Springs United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions
may be made to Make A Wish.
JACQUELYN "JACKIE" ADAMSKI
Jacquelyn "Jackie" Adamski, 85, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014. She was born March 19,
1929 in Parsons, Kansas to Roy Thomas and May Shannon Blair. Jacquelyn enjoyed music, singing, and
dancing. Together with her sisters they were known as the “Blair Sisters” and toured with USO. She enjoyed life,
was a very giving and loving person, and dedicated to the care of her family.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Jean Adamski. She is survived by her husband, Joe Adamski; two
children, David Adamski and Susan Schwebke and her husband Mark all of Tulsa; one sister, Marqueita “Marty”
Taldo of Tontitown; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, December 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. Interment was
at St. Joseph Cemetery.
JIMMY DALE HOLMAN
Jimmy Dale Holman, 69, of Lowell, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He
was born March1, 1945 in Fayetteville to Rex and Effie Elma Litton Holman. Jimmy served in the Navy during the
Vietnam War. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and cookouts, and was devoted to his family.
He married Charlotte Anderson on September 2, 1967 in Springdale. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was
also preceded by two brothers, Bill Holman and Carroll Ferriel. He is survived by two daughters, Monica Lee of
Lowell, and Shawna Holman of Fayetteville; one sister, Lois Day of Cave Springs; two brothers, Roy Wilburn of
Bella Vista, Darrell Ferriel of Gravette; and four grandchildren, Kayla Holman, Larah Taffner, Tabitha Lee and
A funeral service was December 31, at Revival Tabernacle in Springdale with burial at Wilson Cemetery.
MATTHEW STEPHEN WELLS
Matthew Stephen Wells, 42, of Springdale, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home. He is survived by his wife,
Shana (Foskitt) Wells, and their two children, Baylee (6) and Noah (8 months) of the home; his mother, Linda Folsom
Wells of Fort Smith, his father, Dr. John Dalie Wells and wife Dina of Centerton; two sisters, Kim Wohlford and
husband Charles of Fort Smith, Karen Tlapek and husband Chuck of Little Rock; one brother, Dr. Robert Wells and
wife Meredith of Rogers. He is also survived by his special nieces and nephews, Sarah Wohlford, John Wohlford and
wife Addy, Rachel Wohlford, Jack Tlapek, Elizabeth Tlapek, Emma Tlapek, Sophia Wells, and Duke Wells.
He was born March 3, 1972 in Little Rock, and attended school in Fort Smith, graduating from Southside High School.
He was employed by the Neighborhood Market in Springdale. Matthew never met a stranger and never hesitated to
help anyone in need. He was an avid Razorback fan and loved to spend time at the beach with his family in Destin,
Florida. He also leaves behind a wonderful church family at Fellowship Bible Church, where he taught in the children’
s Sunday school. His sweetness and kid-at-heart spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial celebration of Matthew’s life was January 3, 2015 at Fellowship Bible Church. In lieu of flowers a
memorial fund established for the Matt Wells family at www.gofundme.com/jg0fz8.
Ernest Mark Wood of Lowell, Arkansas, died December 30, 2014, at the age of 58 years. He was born in Tampa, Florida on October
22, 1956, to Ernest Mason Wood and Janis Gray Wood. Mark’s family was a military family and he lived in several states before moving
to McAllen, Texas. Mark graduated from McAllen High School and from the University of Texas/Pan America with a Bachelor’s degree in
marketing. Mark married and moved his family to the Northwest Arkansas area where he worked as a driver for JB Hunt and in the
transportation department for George’s Inc. Mark learned to hunt white wing doves when growing up in the Texas Valley and remained
an avid bird hunter all his life. Mark was a remarkable reader who could read 2 or 3 books concurrently. He will be missed by
numerous friends and family.
Mark is survived by his loving daughter, Gail Marie Wood of Springdale. Also surviving family members are his mother Janis and his
brothers: Michael Gray Wood (Laurie) and Mathew Mason Wood (Rosie), nephews and nieces all residing in South Texas.
A memorial gathering was January 2, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. A special thank you from the family is extended to Mary
Wormington, Dwayne Penner, Shane Trolinger, and James Ishmael.
LEITA RAE CARNEY
Leita Rae Carney, 85, of Fayetteville, died at her home Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She was born October 25, 1929 in Mt. Tremper,
New York to Kenneth Christopher and Bertha “Birdie” Randall Warren and spent her early years in the Northeast. Leita Rae was a
registered nurse and her late husband Jack had a successful career as an engineer and business manager that eventually moved
them to Arlington, Texas where they raised their family while remaining devoted to each other. Fayetteville became their adopted home
in the mid 90’s when they retired. They were both spirit filled Christians and in retirement Leita Rae used her experience as a nurse to
help others by volunteering at the Loving Choices pregnancy center in Fayetteville where she counseled young women for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ryan “Jack” Carney in 2006. She is survived by four children, Vickie Wallace and
husband Larry of Arlington, Texas, Ken Carney and wife Donna of Edina, Minnesota, Rick Carney and wife Elisabeth, and Cindy Lou
Carney, her primary care giver, all of Fayetteville and six grandchildren: Ryan, Jessica, Matthew, John, Nathalie and Shannon.
A memorial service was Sunday, January 11, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Choices.
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BILLY LEE GOUCHER
Billy Lee Goucher, 79, of Springdale, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Noel, Missouri. He was born September 23,
1935 in the Alabam community to Loy and Lois Bell Lindsay Goucher. Bill was a retired truck driver for Jones Truck
Lines and enjoyed staying in touch with his fellow drivers. He also enjoyed bailing hay, eating out and a good steak.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erna Mae Miller Goucher in 2009. He is survived by three children, Beth Pettay
of Springdale, Mark Goucher of Noel, Missouri, Grant Goucher and wife Angie of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren,
Andrea Goucher, Shelby Hanson, Megan Nickels, Kelsey Goucher, Riley Goucher, Allison Haley, Kaitlyn Haley, Zach
Haley; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Caleb Nickels.
Funeral services were Monday, January 12, at Huntsville Church Christ with burial will be at Alabam Cemetery.
NICHOLAS JORDAN "NICK" RAMSEY
Nicholas Jordan “Nick” Ramsey, 19, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Willard Walker Hospice Home.
He was born May 13, 1995 in Fremont, California.
Nick was preceded in death by his grandmother, Karen Sutton, and great-grandmother, Norma Jean Sutton. He is
survived by his parents, Jennifer Smith of Little Rock, Chris and Faith Greganti of Fayetteville; a son, Jordan Ramsey of
Lowell; three brothers, Trevor White, C.J. Greganti, Zac Greganti; grandfather, Jeff Ramsey; and great-grandfather,
A celebration of his life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at West Ridge Free Will Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
Memorial contributions to benefit his son and family may be made in Nick’s name to gofundme.com.
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| JAMES "LUKE" LOOKINGBILL
James “Luke” Lookingbill, 84, of Springdale, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice. He was born
June 3, 1930 in Springdale to James Clifton and Theresa Dana Lewis Lookingbill. Luke married Marie Miller on June
10, 1956 in Springdale. He was a longtime member of Elmdale Baptist Church. He served in the Army and retired
from Harp’s Food Stores. He was active with Campers on Mission and Friends of Devil’s Den, and supported Caring
Ministries in Tucson, Arizona. Luke enjoyed gardening, making bird houses, and cutting and splitting firewood. He
loved to decorate the house and yard during Christmas and helping at the Siloam Springs Church Camp.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Lookingbill.
In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by two daughters, Theresa Blevins and husband Tony, and Sherry Graves
and husband Dan all of Springdale; two sisters, Mary Lou Humphries and husband Jim of Lindale, Texas, Sarah
Schmidt and husband Lee of McKinney, Texas; one grandson, Samuel Graves of Springdale; a sister-in-law, Bobbie
Lookingbill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, at Elmdale Baptist Church. Burial will be at Friendship
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made to Caring Ministries or Circle of Life Hospice.
SANDRA KAYE WALKER
Sandra Kaye Walker, 60, of Decatur, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Springdale. She was born April 1, 1954
in Kansas City, Kansas to William Daniel “Bill” and Lucille Cooksey King. Sandra loved flower gardening, family gatherings, and time
with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Kay Perkins, in 2010. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Walker, whom she
married on March 12, 2010 in Springdale; five children, Anthony Perkins and wife Mary of Siloam Springs, Angela Perkins of Tulsa,
Jennifer Mounce and husband Denny of Lowell, Leisa Todd and husband Kasey of Springdale, Tommy Walker and wife Tammy of Pea
Ridge; two sisters, Phyllis Rudder and Shirley Roller; five brothers, Don King, Tony King, Tim King, Randy King, Gene King; 11
grandchildren, Bailee Perkins, Sidney Perkins, Whitney Meek, Taylor Perkins, Blake England, Sayde Roughton, John Walker, Chynna
Todd, Trenton Walker, Austin Todd, Amber Mounce; and one great grandchild, Luke Perkins.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, at Heritage funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in her
name to gofundme.com.