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|NORMA JEAN OWEN
Norma Jean Owen, 86, of Springdale, died Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born October 16, 1927 in Delaware County, Oklahoma to
Paul and Ethel Shockley Scott. Norma enjoyed sewing, and retired from Daisy Outdoor Products. She was a member of St. Raphael
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Austin and Shockley Austin, and two sisters, Dorothy Sharpensteen and Nona Starling.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Owen of Fayetteville, Kerry Owen of Springdale; one brother, Paul Wayne Scott of Springdale; one
sister, Betty Scott of Springdale; two grandchildren, Dallas Owen and Kieran Owen; and one great grandchild, Elisa Villareal.
A graveside service was Thursday, August 21, at Friendship Cemetery.
NORMAN CLIFFORD "RED" KIMREY
Norman Clifford “Red” Kimrey, 88, of Cromwell, Oklahoma, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at McAlister Regional Health Center. He was
born November 26, 1925 in Milfay, Oklahoma to James Clifford and Versa Gertrude Johnson Kimrey. Red served in the Navy during
WWll. He then worked in oil field production throughout his life. He was an avid hunter and trained bird dogs in his younger years.
Leter his passion was gardening. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Alene (Holly) Kimrey in May of 2013, and by one brother and two sisters. He is survived by
four children, Patsy Garner of Powell, Wyoming, Shirley Cox and husband Jim of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Harold Kimrey and wife Karen of
Tontitown, Arkansas, Mike Kimrey and wife Barbara of Knoxville, Arkansas; one brother, Don Kimrey of Wewoka; one sister, Kay Pettis of
Cromwell; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 26, at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial was be at Elm Springs Cemetery.
Minnie Piazza, 89, of Tontitown, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center in
Fayetteville. She was born October 9, 1924 in Hindsville to Marvin Jess and Lillie Jane Webb Evans. She was
preceded in death by her husband, David Piazza, in 2012.
She is survived by a daughter, Louetta Baskin and husband Duane; a son, David Duane Piazza all of Tontitown; two
grandchildren, Michelle Holmes and husband Jimmy, Greg Baskin and wife Jodi; and four great-grandchildren,
Ethan, Canaan and Noah Holmes, and Jordyn Baskin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, August 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. Burial wwas at St.
Rosemary Turpin, 83, of Springdale, died Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was born October 19, 1930 in Amoret, Missouri to Noah and
Martha Stevens Jennings. She has a brother, Elvin Jennings, of Hemet, California, and a sister, Jean Radford, of Overland Park, Kansas.
Rosemary grew up in the Butler, Missouri, area, graduating from Butler High School in 1948. She was married to Charles K. Turpin in
Butler on January 1, 1950. After moving to the Kansas City, Missouri, area in the early 1950's, Rosemary had a son, Steven, in 1954, and
another son, Kris, in 1959. Rosemary was primarily a homemaker, but was also employed on a seasonal basis by the IRS in the late
1960's and early 1970's. Charles and Rosemary moved to Springdale, Arkansas, in 1996. Rosemary was a Christian, and attended
Faith Assembly of God in Springdale, and was previously a member of Grandview Assembly of God in Grandview, Missouri.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Steven and Kris (Amy); four grandsons Andrew (Carolanne), Alex (Kalynn), Brent
(Jessie), and Bruce (Jessica); and three great-grandchildren, Genesis and Jordyn (Brent and Jessie), and Ezra (Alex and Kalynn).
A graveside service was Friday, August 29, at Fayetteville National Cemetery.
RICHARD C. LONG
Richard C. Long, 88, of Johnson, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his home. He was born November 1, 1925 in
Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Dr. Ralph and Scenana (Jones) Long.
Richard moved to Sutherland, Iowa with his family when he was two years old where he attended high school
graduating in 1943. He then enlisted in the Army during WWII and served most of his time in Europe. After the war
he attended Iowa State College in Ames from 1946 to 1950 and majored in engineering. While in college Richard
met and married his wife, Peg. After college he worked in several different areas for the Department of Defense and
retired in 1991. He and Peg then moved to Johnson, Arkansas. Richard served as mayor of Johnson from 1995 to
December of 2006. He then retired from political life and enjoyed full time retirement with his wife until her untimely
death in 2008. Richard was active in church activities, advanced computer work and traveling. He loved his dog and
He is survived by two children, Linda Laue and husband Paul of Springdale, Steven Long and wife Mary of
Woodstock, Georgia; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial was Saturday, September 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made
to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
LEWIS COLLINS NEAL
Lewis Collins Neal, 82, of Springdale, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Willard Walker
Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was born March 18, 1932 in Springdale to Henry and Betty Angel Neal.
Lewis served four year in the Air Force. He was very involved with coaching his sons’ ball teams and supporting
their interests. He retired from Prudential Insurance and later from Springdale Public Schools Transportation
Department. Lewis loved the Lord and was called to ministry at a young age, and pastored nine small country
Missionary Baptist churches over the years. He was a member of Cross Church in Springdale. He was devoted to
his family and has left each of them a comforting legacy.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Warren Neal.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Lorene (Lockhart) Neal; two sons, Rick Neal and wife Diane of
Farmington, Danny Neal and wife Kathy of Rogers; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-
Funeral services were Friday, September 12, at Cross Church with interment at White Oak Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home.
TERESA ANN BRIGGS
Teresa Ann Briggs, 48, of Springdale, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center. She was born December 18,
1965 in Springdale, the daughter of Don and Nina Ceola Moody. Teresa loved animals and spending time at the family hunting cabin.
She enjoyed helping others.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Briggs in 2008, and grandparents, Eulah and Ezra Moody. She is survived by two
children, Bobby Henderson and Monica Deason; her parents, Don and Nina Moody; one brother, Rob Moody; one sister, Sharon
Simmons; and three grandchildren, Trenton, Brynlee, and Brennen all of Springdale.
Funeral services were Monday, September 29, Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Bluff Cemetery.
EVELYN MARIE STATON
Evelyn Marie Staton, 26, of Springdale, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. She was born
April 13, 1988 in Visalia, California. Evelyn was devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jonathon.
She is survived by her husband, Justin Staton, and son, Jason Staton, both of the home; her mother, Judy Bray and husband Renard of
Garfield; her father, Carey Bullard and wife Donna of Springdale; one brother, Joseph Bullard of Fayetteville; and grandfather, Raymond
Atkins of Garfield.
A graveside service was Thursday, October 9, at Coffelt Cemetery.
BRYAN ALAN BUTCHER
Bryan Alan Butcher, 45, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was born July 19, 1969 in Urbana, Ohio.
Bryan enjoyed his work, going to the casino, NASCAR and Razorback athletics.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Jackey of Fayetteville; his father, James Butcher of Bloomingburg, Ohio; two
sisters, Karri Hickman and husband Randal, and Marisa Keeland, all of Durant, Oklahoma; his grandmother,
Martha Wheeden of Springdale; three nephews, Tracey, Zakk, Justin; one niece, Shelby; and several aunts uncles
Visitation will be from 10 to noon on Thursday, October 16, at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.
SHELVA DEAN ENGLAND
Our Mama, Shelva Dean England, 77, of Springdale, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 14,
2014 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale where everyone gave such loving care to her and us. We truly thank
Shelva was born January 10, 1937 in Steele, Missouri to Cecil Edward and Sinda Marie Cotner Jordan. She
resided at Shiloh Health & Rehab for two years and at Fayetteville City Hospital for one year. We are grateful to all
the staff for the awesome care and love that she received from both homes. She was a member of The Sanctuary
in Lincoln and was a homemaker.
She is survived by four children, Freida England Ray and husband Keith of Siloam Springs, Tonia England Garcia
and husband Fermin of Fayetteville, Glenn England and wife Kerry of Elkins, and her baby boy, Jody England of
Hendersonville, Tennessee; one sister, Pearlene Duff of Union City, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren, Bianca, Ashley,
Skyler, Brandon, Jordan, Aaron, Britney, Travis, Trevor, Olivia and Gavin; and five great grandchildren, Katelyn,
Kinley, Jalen, Weston and Layton.
We will miss you so very much. We know you are in heaven teaching all of God’s angels the “Shelva Shuffle”. We
also extend a special thanks to our sister, Freida, who took care of her for so many years.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 17, at the funeral home with Rev. Kris Essary officiating.