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|MARDONIO "MARDO" HERNANDEZ, 65, of Springdale, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home. He was
born August 18, 1950 in Cuautepec, a small town in, Hidalgo, Mexico, to Mardonio and Maria Elena Lozano
Hernandez, the oldest of three sisters and a brother. As a boy he enjoyed playing cars with his little brother.
As a grownup he continued being around cars and was his own mechanic being taught how to fix them by his
father. He was also able to repair anything in or around the house and for his children and grandchildren.
He married and “amazing woman” as he called his wife and together they had two sons and a daughter. He
devoted his life to his family. They gave him much pride and he enjoyed spending time with them and making
them happy. He also loved to cook and make everyone in the family their favorite dish. There wasn’t anything
he would not do for them.
Mardo also enjoyed nature. Admiring God’s creation was his delight and he truly took time to smell the roses
while working in his garden. His flowers were beautiful and he dedicated a lot of time tending to them while
enjoying the birds singing and the squirrels and bunnies that would visit his garden.
He always practiced an ethical sense of accountability and responsibility in everything he did, but especially at
work. He enjoyed his work and providing for his family. He had worked at Tyson for nearly the past 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Cristina; three children, Elsie, Nahun and Mardonio; his mother; three sisters,
Georgina, Maria and Reyna; and six grandchildren, Mauricio, Alexander, Noah, Matthew, Antonio and
Funeral services were Monday, July 18, at Apostolic Life Church with burial at Friendship Cemetery.
U.S. Veteran, JOHNNY EDWARD EVANS, 71, of Hindsville, died on July 23, 2016, at his home. He was born
September 13, 1944, in Madison County, the son of Elbert Evans and Neva Rebecca Secrest Evans Vaughan.
John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a house painter for several years,
and he and his wife owned and operated a chicken farm.
He is preceded in death by his father Elbert Evans. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Shipp Evans, of the
home; a daughter, Cynthia Evans Leibbrand and husband Jeremy of Neosho; his mother, Neva Rebecca
Secrest Evans Vaughan of Springdale; three sisters, Sharon Shepherd and husband Donald Ray of
Hindsville, Shirley Dixon of Goshen, Mary Evans Pollard and husband Jim of Alexander; two grandsons, Brett
Vaughan and Race Vaughan of Neosho; and a multitude of family and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 30, at Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church followed by burial with military
honors at Burkshed Cemetery.
BRENDA JOYCE GRAVES, 66, of Springdale, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was
born November 18, 1949 in Springdale, the fourth of twelve children born to Dale Addison and Virginia Lee
Stewart Vaughan. Brenda was devoted to her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. She loved
cooking for her family especially during Christmas, and taking care of her beautiful home and flower gardens.
She is survived by her husband, Odell Graves; two children, Ronnie Ingram and wife Kelley of Bentonville,
Kimberly Scott and husband Harold of Springdale; six grandchildren, Rebecca Ingram, Elizabeth Duchesne,
Marissa Ingram, Aaron Ingram, Brittany Combs, Christopher Scott; five great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Beverly Clinkscales and husband Larry of Springdale, Sylvia Isley of Harrison, Marsha Vaughan of Springdale;
three brothers, Pete Vaughan of Prairie Grove, Johnny Vaughan and wife Lesa of Locust Grove, Oklahoma,
Steve Vaughan and wife Vicki of Springdale; four stepsons, Kevin Derryberry of Los Angeles, California, Brian
Graves of Bella Vista, Barry Graves of Tontitown, Bradley Graves of Ada, Oklahoma; and several
She was preceded in death by five siblings, Bonnie Arnold, Eddie Vaughan, Michael Vaughan, Charles Ross
Vaughan and Melissa Vaughan.
A memorial service was Saturday, August 13, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Morriss
Cemetery in Hindsville.
DENNIS WILSON "BUDDY" TROLLINGER, 72, of Springdale, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Veterans Medical Center in
Fayetteville. He was born October 18, 1943 in Fayetteville to Calvin and JoAnn (Adams) Trollinger. Buddy served in the Air Force and
taught Sunday school for over 20 years at First Baptist Church in Springdale and Centerton. He enjoyed playing golf and retired after 25
years as a sales manager with Packaging Specialties.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 2012. He is survived by two children, Marni Meeks and husband Daniel of Tontitown,
Josh Trollinger and wife Brandi of Centerton, and six grandchildren, Reheanna, Jaden, Brayden, Talia, Moriah and Myles.
A memorial service was Thursday, August 18, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
RENARD LEE BRAY, 74, of Garfield, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born June 12,
1942 in Seligman, Missouri to Henry and Lou (Crain) Bray. Renard served in the U.S. Army and then the National Guard. He retired
from the National Park Service after 25 years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Bray, and a brother, Rodden Bray.
He is survived by his wife, Judy (Atkins) Bray of the home; four children, Margaret McClure of Rogers, Mike Bray of Bentonville, Sherri
Dean of Garfield, Rob Bray of Rogers; two brothers, Ronald Bray of Pea Ridge, Reldon Bray of Garfield; one sister, Rhenda Allen of
Granby, Missouri; and 14 grandchildren.
A graveside service was Friday, September 2, at Liberty Cemetery.
THERESA LYNN & JAMES MICHAEL "JIM" HENDERSHOT, both 47, of Springdale, left for their heavenly home
on Friday, August 26, 2016. Theresa was born February 5, 1969 in Bentonville to Jackie Eugene and Judy
Marie Byler Tate Price. Jim was born January 30, 1969 in Springdale to James Edward and Barbara
Hendershot. Together they enjoyed hiking and spending time at home caring for their family. “Grammy” and
“Pappy” were an inspiration to many family and friends that were part of their daily lives, and their love for each
other was one of a kind. As long as they had their dog farm and babies around all was complete in their lives.
Survivors include their children, Miranda Burton and husband Luke of Fayetteville, Kendall Price and girlfriend
Lidia also of Fayetteville, and four grandchildren, Shawn, Nathan, Laney and Presley.
Theresa is also survived by her mother, Judy, of Springdale, and two brothers, Greg Tate of Knoxville,
Tennessee, and Tony Byler of Springfield, Missouri.
Jim is also survived by his mother, Barbara, of Springdale.
Funeral services were Friday, September 2, at Heritage Funeral Home with burial at Elm Springs Cemetery.
EDWARD WILEY TURNER, 87, of Springdale, died Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was born November 17,
1928 in Altus, Oklahoma to S.A. and Elsie Vera O’Neal Turner. Edward lived to serve the Lord throughout his
life. He was a Baptist minister and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth.
He retired from the University of Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Thelma Lee (Gibson) Turner and Tommie (Smith) Turner.
He is survived by two children, Tim Turner and wife Candy, Tammy Farriester and husband Brian all of
Springdale; four grandchildren, Ashley Jones and husband Kerry, Tyler Turner, Sloan Farriester, Kinley
Farriester; one great-grandchild, Max Edward Jones; and one brother and two sisters all of Texas.
Funeral service were Tuesday, September 6, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial will be at Sonora
MELODY ELAINE HULSEY, 49, of Springdale, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Bentonville. She was born July 8, 1967 in
Springdale. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tara Short.
She is survived by two children, Brooke Atkinson and fiance Randy, Dakota Atkinson and fiance Marissa; her mother, Rita Scott and
husband Tommy; her father, Clifton Bowers and wife Linda; two brothers, Ray Bowers and Larry Bowers all of Springdale; one sister,
Samantha Bowers of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Cecelia, Jacob, Kaylea, Kaylee, Haylee; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was Saturday, September 10, at Wilson Cemetery.
GLENDA KAY POINDEXTER, 60, of Hindsville, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016. She was born April 9,
1956 in Springdale to James Carl and Chassie Lee Maddock Archer. Glenda enjoyed time with her
grandchildren and was always a hard worker. She recently became a Christian.
She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Cheryl.
She is survived by three children, Christy Valdez (Anthony) of Lincoln, Josh Robinson (Jana) and Robert
Poindexter all of Springdale; her mother, Chassie Archer of Hindsville; a brother, Doug Archer (Sandra) of
Hindsville; and three grandchildren, A.J., Andrew and Payton.
Funeral services were Friday, September 9, at Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hope Cancer Resource.
JERRY LEROY WALLIS, 79, of Lowell, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Circle of Life Hospice in
Springdale. He was born July 13, 1937 in Long Beach, California, to Ballard Franklin and Ruby Marie
Jerry grew up in Cave Springs and was a veteran first serving with the Marine Corps and later retiring from the
Navy. His service included two tours in Vietnam. He was the local Navy recruiter for five years and a Past
Commander of the American Legion Post 274 in Cave Springs. He was very capable with woodworking and
mechanical repairs. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Val (Zachary) Wallis whom he married June 11, 1959 in Springdale; two children,
LaDawna Sperber of Springdale, Zack Wallis and wife Susan of Cave Springs; three granddaughters, Hayley
Sperber, Hattie Wallis, Catherine Wallis; one brother, Jimmy Wallis and wife Thekla of Cave Springs; and four
in-laws, A.E. “Junior” Erwin, Dorothy Zachary, Leanell Shockley and Margie King.
Funeral services were Monday, September 12, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military honors
was at Bluff Cemetery.
DAISY GALLOWAY COUCH, 94, of Springdale, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Washington Regional
Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born February 14, 1922 in the Brush Creek community to Henry
Calvin and Nina Rose (Fletcher) Whittle. Daisy enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and canning. She
especially loved spending time with her family, friends, and participating in activities at Ray of Hope Freewill
Baptist Church including potlucks.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Harold Galloway and Raymond Couch; one daughter, Sherry
Hollingsworth; one son, Glen Galloway; a grandson, Jared Galloway; a great granddaughter, Abigail Jo
Wohlford; three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by three children, Randall Galloway and wife Loretta of Springdale, Dennis Galloway and wife
Lucy of Corpus Christi, Texas, Patti Wohlford and husband James of Springdale; one brother, Jim Whittle and
wife Yvonne of Hindsville; 11 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.