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|NANCY LOUISE DAVIS FRAZIER
Nancy Louise Davis Frazier, 64, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Katherine’s Place with family
and friends by her side. She was born July 26, 1950 in Omak, Washington to Virgil Alfred and Stella Marie Murphy Davis. Nancy was a
homemaker, but also worked for the Army Reserves and Walmart. She was a member of Cross Church and also attended Revival
Tabernacle. She was devoted to her family, was a prayer warrior, and courageously fought her battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Howard Ellis. She is survived by three children, Tony Frazier of Fayetteville, Annette Cotton
of Springdale, Kim Lawley of Farmington; one brother, Virgil Davis and wife De Etta of Greenland; three sisters, Julia Crittenden and
husband Johnny of Springdale, Jean Hill and husband Rawleigh of Fayetteville, Martha Ditto of Farmington; six grandchildren, DJ,
Cody, Mercedez and Colton Cotton, Celia Moore, Cloe Lawley; several nieces and nephews; and longtime family friend, Linda Thomas
A graveside service was Thursday, August 7, at Henderson Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy
Louise Davis Frazier Memorial Fund at any Arvest Bank location.
ESTELA GARCIA STRONG
Estela Garcia Strong, 49, of Springdale, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at her home. She was born March 13,
1965 in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico to Jose and Maria Natividad Galvan Garcia. She was a member of St.
Raphael Catholic Church and enjoyed knitting crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, James Strong of the home; a step son, Lewis Strong and wife Tomika of Ocean
Springs, Mississippi; her mother, Maria Natividad Galvan of Irapuato, Mexico; four brothers, Angel Garcia of
Springdale, Ricardo Garcia, Jose Garcia and Juvenil Garcia all of Irapuato, Mexico; three sisters, Delfina Araujo of
Ft. Smith, Antonia Garcia and Maria de Jesus Garcia both of Irapuato, Mexico; and three grandchildren, Zeynel,
Kayla and Kenny.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, August 12, at St. Raphael Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph
Cemetery in Tontitown.
SHARON KAY UNDERHILL
Sharon Kay Underhill, 68, of West Fork, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in
Fayetteville. She was born March 6, 1946 in Bidville, Arkansas to William Henry and Norma Rucks Harrison.
Sharon retired from the Washington County Sherriff’s Department and was a longtime member of Baptist Ford
Church. She was loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kaycee. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Glen
“Warty” Underhill of the home; three daughters, Jacque Julich and husband Stan, Patty Underhill, Becky Evans and
husband Ricky all of West Fork; her mother, Norma Harrison of West Fork; one brother, John Harrison of West Fork;
six grandchildren, Shawn Ramson, Travis Julich, Cody Evans, Josie Evans, Jake Julich, Anna Julich; and two great
grandchildren, Bentley and Pierce.
A graveside service was Friday, August 15, at Baptist Ford Cemetery.
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.
CAROL ANN JOHNSON
Carol Ann Johnson, 57, of Springdale, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at her home. She was born February 12, 1957 in Springdale to
Donald Lee and Nettie Mae Ainsworth Johnson.
Carol graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in anthropology. She loved animals, especially her cats. She was her
family’s historian and enjoyed genealogical research. She also enjoyed learning, reading, crossword puzzles and the arts. Carol was
a Jehovah’s Witness.
She is survived by three sisters, Barbara McCamish of Springdale, Betty Evans and husband Ben of Phoenix, Arizona, Sharon Adamson
and husband Ronnie of Springdale; two nieces, Pamela Ritchie and Veronica Adamson, and one nephew, Danny Ivan McCamish.
Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens will be private.
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 will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 12, at Cross Church. Interment will be at White Oak Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to
Willard Walker Hospice Home.