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|LAJUANA DAWN WILEY
Lajuana Dawn Wiley, 42 of Rogers, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 1, 1971, in
Springdale. Lajuana was an avid Razorback fan. She enjoyed keeping things clean and organized. She was a
collector and loved to shop and go to garage sales. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Atkins in 2013,
and by three brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Calvin Ellison of the home; father and stepmother, Fred and Jimmie Wiley of
Springdale; two sisters, Jacque Lane Wiley of Branson, Jennifer Nagy and husband Chris of Springdale; two
stepbrothers, Cody Curtis and wife Shelly of Lowell, Matt Atkins of Tontitown; two stepsisters, Tracie Drymon and
husband Don of Lowell, Michelle Atkins of Elm Springs; grandmother, Eupeil Harp of Springdale; two stepchildren,
Machelle Goff and Lisa Ellison both of Rogers; two nephews, Dalton and Christopher; four nieces, Makayla,
Tabethia, Ashley and Brittany; three stepgrandchildren, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sonora Cemetery.
BETTY JEAN PENNEL
Betty Jean (Daniel) Pennel, 88, of Springdale, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born
November 19, 1925 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Thomas and Alice Boatright Daniel.
Betty’s family moved to Johnson where she was raised and attended school. She married Kenneth Pennel on
September 27, 1942 in Lincoln. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1947 and returned to Springdale in 1970.
She was a member of the Church of Christ throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Daniel, a sister, Kate Burba, and a great grandson, Timmy Pennell.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pennel of the home; two children, Donnie Pennell and wife Johnny of
Springdale, Sandy Jaro and husband Eddie of Vanleer, Tennessee; one sister, Barbara McGowan and husband
Claud of Las Vegas, Nevada; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, June 20, at the funeral home followed by burial at Baptist Ford Cemetery.
JOSEPH ROBERT "BOB" TINSLEY
Joseph Robert “Bob” Tinsley, 79, of Springdale died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Washington Regional Medical
Center in Fayetteville. He was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Mangum, Oklahoma, to Thomas Jefferson and Stella Lett
Tinsley. Bob served in the Navy. He then worked in sales throughout his life. He was an avid golfer and also
enjoyed fishing, Western movies, and collecting hats and pens. Bob loved his little brown dog, Putter Green, and
making people laugh.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Prock and Phaye Parker. He is survived by his wife, Nadine
(Gurley) Tinlsey of the home, whom he married Aug. 23, 1963, in Green Forest; one daughter, Bobbi Curris and
husband, Bob, of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one sister, Vivian Collier of Haysville, Kansas; and one brother, Tom
Tinsley and wife, Jean, of Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Services were Saturday, June 21, at the funeral home followed by burial at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Harrison.
GLORIA SUE PERKINS
Gloria Sue Okes Perkins, beloved wife, mother, friend, teacher, counselor, and writer, of Springdale, Arkansas
passed away June 18, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born in Hannibal, Missouri on
January 5, 1932 to Guy Chalmer and Irene Hanson Okes. Her youth was spent in Frankford, Missouri. She was an
honors graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Gloria married Everett “Dan”
Perkins of June 20, 1953. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2003.
A brilliant career woman, she first became editor of the Webster Groves, Missouri News-Times, moving to the post
of Public Relations Director for the St. Louis County Library System, where she successfully organized a campaign
resulting in funds to build a whole new network of county libraries. After several years as a magazine editor, she
reached her highest accomplishment of working with Dr. Ed Wheat of Springdale to co-author five Scripture-based
self-help books: Intended for Pleasure, Love Life for Every Married Couple: How to Fall in Love, Stay in Love,
Rekindle Your Love, The First Years of Forever, How to Save Your Marriage Alone, and Secret Choices: Personal
Decisions that Affect Your Marriage. These books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated
into more than 30 languages.
As a gifted poet, her work has won many prizes. She chaired several writers’ groups, including the Springdale
Poets and Writers (1981-1988), and served as a judge for numerous poetry contests. In 2010 she published After
Eden, a volume of her collected poems.
Gloria received Christ as her Savior at the age of seven, becoming an earnest Bible student and devoted Christian
for the remainder of her life. She and her husband Dan in partnership were able to provide Christian counseling to
many couples, saving marriages. She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale, where she
became a beloved Bible teacher.
She is survived by her husband Dan; two sons, Keith Perkins of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Michael Perkins of
Guernsey, Wyoming; a daughter-in-law, Diane “Marty” Perkins; two uncles, Donald Hanson and wife Velma
(Montague) of Laddonia, Missouri, Paul Hanson and wife Wanda (Lovelace) of Bowling Green, Missouri; and a
cousin, Wanda Elwood Purviance of St. Peter, Missouri. In addition, she will be deeply missed by many, many
friends across the United States and world.
A memorial serviceswas Monday, July 7, at Fellowship Bible Church in Springdale.
O.J. Hagar, 77, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born
June 18, 1937 in Winters, Texas to Ordna Jones and Fay Grace (Roberts) Hagar. O.J. was a member of Pleasant
Street Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon. He worked for Northwest Arkansas Truck and Equipment for
28 years, then O’Reilly Auto Parts for 10 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, golf and football, and was devoted to his
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Barbour, and a grandson, Tyler Hagar.
He is survived by his wife, Jody (McGarrah) Hagar whom he married January 11, 1958 in Roswell, New Mexico; six
children, Ricky Hagar of Springdale, Nancy Burton of Lowell, Judy Nichols of Bentonville, Howard Hagar of
Springdale, Susan Wright of Magnolia, Gerald Hagar of Springdale; two sisters, Sandra DeMaris of Alabam,
Charline Moore of Woodruff, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 5, at Pleasant Street Church of Christ with burial at Hickory Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR
Lloyd Bariola, 80, of Tontitown, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at The Maples in Springdale. He was born April 24, 1934
in Tontitown to Adele Bariola.
Lloyd served in the Army during the Korean War. He drove truck for both Jones Truck Lines and Willis Shaw for
many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and always helped making spaghetti for the Grape
Festival. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and was a frequent blood donor to the Red Cross.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Bariola, in February this year, and by a brother, Eugene Penzo.
He is survived by two brothers, Arthur Penzo and wife Joyce, Claude Penzo and wife Agatha all of Tontitown; five
step-children and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was Friday, July 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial will be St. Joseph Cemetery.
JO ANN NEWLIN
Donna Jo Ann Newlin, 72, of Park City, Kansas, and formerly of Northwest Arkansas, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Mercy Medical
Center in Rogers. She was born July 30, 1941, in Fayetteville to Clyde William and Anna Hester Johns Gooding. Jo Ann enjoyed
traveling, loved her dogs and was devoted to her family.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Bradley Newlin and Bruce Newlin. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Noone and husband,
Terry, of Park City, Kansas; one sister, Karen Lammey of Mansfield, Texas; two granddaughters, Sara and Katie Daub; two great
grandchildren, Caleb and Scarlett Green; and two nephews, Devin Coker and Adam Lammey.
A visitation was Tuesday, July 15, at the funeral home.
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
Robert Charles “Chuck” Brown, 57, of Springdale, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home. He was born March 11,
1957 in Springdale to Robert Lee and Rena Lee Brown. Chuck was dedicated to his family and work. He was a
loader mechanic for 40 years with Tyson.
He was preceded in death bay his father, and three sisters, Carolene Brown, Debby Kay Brown and Shirley Fiveash.
He is survived by three children, Megan Brown, Shawn Mills and Shelly Mills all of Springdale; his mother, Rena
Bolinger of Missouri; two brothers, Bobby Brown of Missouri, Harold Brown of Winslow; one sister, Betty Brown of
Springdale; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Friendship Cemetery.