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|JOSEPH "JOE" TROLLINGER entered eternal life on January 6, 2016. He was born on June 1, 1927 to parents
Lydia and Calvin Sr. Trollinger.
After growing up in Fayetteville, Joe served his country honorably as a Merchant Marine, where he was
stationed in the Pacific on the USS Crater Lake. Following WWII, he moved back to NW Arkansas, where he
met his wife, Wilma, and started a career driving trucks. After retiring from Jones Truck Line in 1987 he
became partners in BOJO which businesses included a gas station, parking lot sweeper and rental houses.
Joe’s pride and joy were his 3 daughters, Glenda Easterling, Judy Trollinger, and Lisa Jo Sisemore. His loves
were his church, the Razorbacks, politics and talking to friends and strangers alike. Joe is preceded in death
by his parents and daughters Glenda Easterling and Judy Trollinger.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughter, Lisa Sisemore; grandchildren, Steve Easterling, Brad Easterling,
Jason Sisemore, Josh Sisemore and Jana Sisemore; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Sisemore and Asher
Funeral services were Monday, January 11, at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ with burial at Friendship
Cemetery. Memorialemorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
DEANNA LEE (SETZER) EMLET, 56, of Springdale, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 9, 2016. She
was born July 7, 1959 in Auburn, California to Charles Edgar and Patsy Fern Goodall Setzer. Deanna was a
homemaker and a fantastic cook. She was a “social butterfly” who never met a stranger. She also was
devoted to the care of her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Chuck Emlet, whom she married April 6, 1985 in Summit,
Arkansas; three children, Ruben Setzer of Mountain Home, Cassie Stout and husband Joey, and Ryan Emlet
and wife Kesha all of Springdale; two brothers, Harvey Setzer of California, James Setzer of Tennessee; three
sisters, Barbara Strack of Springdale, Nancy House of Gateway, Theresa Henry of Springdale; eight
grandchildren, Hailey, Raegan, William, Maleah, Payton, Audra, Harper, and Aleczander; and a host of family
A memorial service was Tuesday, January 12, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
BETTY LEE SORRELL, 72, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. She was born February 21, 1943 in Montgomery, Alabama, to Robert and Nettie Lee Johnson
King. Betty loved gardening and dancing. She worked a number of years as a technician at Walmart Optical.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jack King.
She is survived by three sons, Rob Sorrell and wife Iva of Lincoln, Wayne Sorrell and wife Tracey of Helotes,
Texas, David Sorrell and wife Lisa of Springdale; eight grandchildren, Jessie, Darcy, Katie, Maggie, Matthew,
Kristy, Kerry and Cassie; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was Friday, January 15, at Bluff Cemetery.
JAY KELLY LARKIN, 51, of Springdale, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice after a long battle with cancer. He
was born March 27, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jay was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved his God and family, gardening
and canning vegetables. He was a welder and worked for Chandler, Inc. He enjoyed his job and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Larkin, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of ten years, Faith Larkin; one son, Trysten Larkin, of the home; his mother, Barbara Larkin of LaRue; three
step-children, Thomas Sibert, Jr. and wife Tara of Wichita, Kansas, Tyler Sibert and wife Carrie of Fayetteville, Tera Sibert of Rogers;
two brothers, Tom Larkin, Terry Larkin and wife Robin, all of Shawnee, Kansas; two sisters, Debbie Larkin of Kirkwood, Missouri,
Vanda Owen and husband John of Olathe, Kansas; and one granddaughter, Lydia Sibert.
A memorial service was Monday, January 18, at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church at 1506 W. Robinson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.
CONSTANCE BERNICE "CONNIE" FINN, 76, of Springdale, died Friday, January 15, 2016. She was born June
27, 1939 in Gentry. Connie enjoyed traveling the world, lake outings and the outdoors. She worked in banking
for several years and then was a Mary Kay consultant. She was a member of Cross Church and loved doing
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Finn, in 1994, and her mother, Josephine “Jo” Woodford.
She is survived by her husband, Emerson Finn; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Breese and husband C.F. “Nick” of
Owasso, Debi Selby and husband Mayo of Siloam Springs; several nieces and nephews; and many close
friends including John and Teri Story, Ed and Louise Johnson, and caregiver Monica West.
A funeral was Monday, January 18, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gentry Cemetery.
RICHARD DOUGLAS COX, 43, of Springdale entered the loving embrace of his Heavenly Father, on Saturday,
January 16, 2016, at his home. He was born June 24, 1972, in Springdale to Richard and Lynn (Poole) Cox, Sr.
He was a 1990 graduate of Springdale High School.
Richard faithfully served as the Cross Church Associate Minister of Missions to Northwest Arkansas for six years
after he surrendered his past and gave Jesus control of his heart. He was instrumental in leading ministries
through Cross Church Missions for IMPACT, FAITH RIDERS, and RADICAL. He was loved and known by many
throughout Northwest Arkansas through these ministries.
Richard was relentless in sharing his personal testimony of redemption and grace, spending many hours
making sure everyone he loved knew that Jesus Christ offered them a free gift of salvation simply by placing their
trust in Him and Him alone.
Through IMPACT, he directed a team of faithful volunteers who took the gospel outside the church walls to
apartment complexes, low rent neighborhoods, and people who had fallen on hard times. Through FAITH
RIDERS he was able to share at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ with hundreds what Jesus had done in his life. Through
RADICAL he was involved in community outreach through block parties.
Richard is survived by his devoted wife of eight years, Becky (Lore) Cox, who served beside him in ministry and
throughout his eleven-month cancer journey, his loving daughters, Lacey Bettis of Bentonville and Kinsey Driver of
the home, and his granddaughter, Annabell Grace Bettis, who adored her PaPa. He is also survived by his
parents, Richard and Lynn Cox Sr. of Lowell, and one brother, Gary Byars and wife Heather of Springdale.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Byars.
Following the diagnosis of stage 4 cancer, Richard and Becky asked people of all ages to send hand written
scripture verses, which were then posted on every wall of their home. Verses were sent by children in IMPACT
clubs, Shiloh Christian School students and staff, Bible study groups of all ages, and a multitude of family and
The day prior to Richard’s cancer diagnosis, God gave Richard this verse: “You (Richard) did not choose me, but
I (God) chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever
you ask in my name. This is my command: LOVE EACH OTHER.” (John 15:16-17) Richard would ask, “Who will
continue to water the fruit?”
A memorial celebration honoring Richard’s life was Sunday, January 24 at Cross Church Springdale in the
Worship Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Church Missions or Richard Cox Memorial Fund
at Simmons Bank.
JEREMY DAVID WHITE, a resident of Springdale, Arkansas, was born August 29, 1984 in Berryville, Arkansas, a son of David Loel
White and Donna Sue (Couey) White. He departed this life Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Springdale at the age of 31. Jeremy enjoyed
music and movies, but most of all he loved spending time with his two kids and his family.
He is survived by his two children, Marty Aurora White and Ezra David White, both of the home; his mother, Donna Sue White of Fort
Smith, AR; his grandmother, Helen Sprague of Springdale, AR; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Loel White; his maternal grandfather, Harold Couey; and his paternal grandparents,
Loel “Curly” & Luella White.
A celebration of his life was Saturday, January 30, at the Farmer Community Building on 21 South of Berryville.
PEGGY SUE BELL, 64, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 in her home. She was born November 17,
1951 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota to Gene and Doris (Berg) Forsch. Peggy was employed with City of
Fayetteville and loved her job. Gardening and flowers were her favorite hobby and loved to talk about her
granddaughters to everyone she met.
She is survived by her daughter, Jamie Frala and son-in-law Chris, of Fayetteville; three granddaughters, Alia,
Lily and Mabel; two sisters, Jan Forsch of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Linda Mangen of Atlanta, Georgia; and a
brother, David Frosch of New Port Ritchey, Florida.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that friends wanting to honor
her memory add some colorful flowers to their own garden.
BOBBY DALE CHERRY, 75, of Springdale, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. He was born June 22,
1940 in Saddle, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Cherry, and his daughter, Becky Taylor. He is survived by his wife
of 35 years, Bonnie Cruse Cherry of Springdale; his mother, Marie Hightower Cherry, of Pocahontas; two
children, David Robert Cherry and wife Laci of Tontitown, Laura Taylor Williams and husband Danny of
Springdale; one brother, Jerry D. Cherry and Joyce Mortensen of Springdale; four grandchildren, Alexandra
Williams of Norman, Oklahoma, Abigail Williams, of Springdale, Scarlett Rae Cherry and Silas Lee Cherry both
of Tontitown; and two nephews, Brian Cherry and wife Charity of Broken Arrow, and Steven Cherry and wife
Amanda of Springdale.
Following graduation from Pocahontas High School in 1959, Bob joined the United States Army where he served
in Germany for three years. Upon returning from the military, he attended Eaton Barber College in Little Rock. He
worked in Hot Springs before moving his business, The Stylist, to Fayetteville in 1975 and later to Huntsville
Street in Springdale.
Bob was a strong Christian, attending Robinson Avenue Church of Christ for more than 35 years. He studied the
word of God diligently and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. Bob preached at many small congregations such as
Wesley Church of Christ and Combs Church of Christ for several years and attended numerous bible studies in
Bob loved fishing and was an avid golfer who spent many hours on local courses. One of Bob’s clients
commented Bob’s shop is “the only place in town where you could get a haircut, a sermon, and a golf lesson all
for one price”. He loved visiting with community members and had many of his clients who were dear friends for
Funeral services were Thursday, February 4, at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ with private family burial
private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Honduras Mission Fund through Johnson Church of Christ,
5602 Elmore Street in Springdale, AR 72762.
J.D. SNOW, 87, of Bentonville, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home. He was born July 18, 1928 in
Clarksville to Roosevelt and Kella (Brown) Snow.
J.D. served in the Navy during WWII. He was a barber throughout his life and retired from the Washington County
Sherriff’s Office as a Lieutenant with the Criminal Investigation Division. He enjoyed roping and fox hunting.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Anna (Webb) Snow, whom he married September 26, 1948 in Russellville; three
children, Jamia Tomlinson of Springdale, Marty Snow and wife Karen of Strang, Oklahoma, Hank Snow and wife
Shawnna of Bentonville; one sister, Dianna Foster of Richland Hills, Texas; five grandchildren, Jesse Snow, Lacy
Fields, Tyler Fields, Bailee Snow, Brodee Snow; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 6, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Elm
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.