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|Charles Theophilus Edmondson M.D., 93, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Willard
Walker Hospice Home. He was born August 12, 1923 in Locust Grove, Arkansas, to Leo and Opal Brooks
Charles served in the Army during WWII. He was graduated from the University of Arkansas School of
Medicine in 1951 and became a member of the American College of Radiology in 1969. He was a diplomat
and member, and member emeritus of the Washington Medical Society. Together with his late brother, Dr.
Rogers Edmondson, they operated the Edmondson Clinic in Springdale for many years. Charles served as a
deacon at the Presbyterian churches in both Malden, Missouri and Temple, Texas, and as elder in the
Presbyterian churches in Malden, Heber Springs and Springdale.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Edmondson. They were married July 5, 1948 in the Scotland Presbyterian
Church in Junction City; three children, Charles Douglas Edmondson of Temple, Texas, Carolyn Sue Lemoine
of Alexandria, Louisiana, and William. Paul Edmondson of New Braunfels, Texas; eight grandchildren and
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Rogers Edmondson and Gleason Edmondson, and two
sisters, Ionese Franks and Pat Sullivan.
A memorial service was Friday, January 20, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springdale. The family
requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to either the First Presbyterian Church, or to
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services.
Donna Sue Winter, 71, of Lowell, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born May 7, 1945 in Denver,
Colorado to Donald Webster and Grace Laurine Taylor Marley. Donna was devoted to her family and loved
music and animals. She spent her life try to make the lives of others better through her work as a licensed
master social worker, drug court coordinator, and involvement in various organizations including the battered
She is survived by two sons, Jeff Preston and wife Donna of Brookfield, Missouri, Don Preston of Springdale; a
sister, Debbie Roberson of California; a brother, Roger Marley of California; seven grandchildren, Jason, Kelsey,
Nathan, Brandon, Michael, Justice, Marshall; seven great-grandchildren including, Lilliana, Allison, Caden,
Madison, Aubrey; and several nieces and nephews including Kenny, Tina and Harry.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Lynn Pack; a granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Preston; a great-
granddaughter, Brittany; and a sister, Diane.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 24, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment will be at Mount
Franklin Gene “Frank” Reeves, Sr., 73, of Springdale, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born
March 22, 1943 in Columbus, Kansas and was the morning disc jockey on KBRS for many years and loved
music and traveling. Frank also enjoyed NASCAR and dirt track racing, working in his yard and time with his
Yorkies. He was a member of Cross Church.
He was preceded in death in 2011 by both his wife, Mary Ann, and a son, Franklin Reeves, Jr. He is survived
by two children, Randy Reeves and wife Tahmra of Centerton, Mary Ann Reeves of Lowell; two sisters,
Barbara and Crystal and one brother, Dave, all of Missouri; four grandchildren, Spencer, Melodey, Keith,
Sarah; and one great-grandchild, Ezra.
A funeral service was Saturday, January 28, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bluff Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Harold Edward “Eddy” Shaw, Jr., 59, of Springdale, died Saturday, January 28, 2017. He was born January
22, 1958 in Perry, Florida, to Harold Edward and Betty Jeanette (Kasell) Shaw, Sr. Eddy was above all devoted
to his family. He had a fun sense of humor and enjoyed making friends and family laugh with his jokes. He
liked historical events and was an avid music buff.
He is survived by his wife, Tricia (Morris) Shaw of the home; three children, Richie Shaw and wife Lacy of
Springdale, Kristin Gay and husband Jeremy of Cave Springs, Cathirine Shaw of the home; four sisters, Cathi
Kemp of Ellaville, Georgia, Lisa Slaughter and MayNette Shaw-Gilpin both of Perry, Florida, Louann Witt of
Navarre Beach, Florida; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Rhett, Lola and Avery. He was preceded in death by a
A memorial service was Tuesday, January 31, at The Rock of NWA.
Dena Loy Hathaway, 61, of Springdale, Arkansas, and former Yukon resident, died Saturday, February 4,
2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born August 5, 1955 in Odessa, Texas, to Floyd and
Rosemary Cates Hathaway. Dena was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Yukon.
She is survived by her son, Ray Hathaway and wife Claire, and their children, Cora Rae and Owen Cal all of
Springdale; two sisters, Jean McPhail of Amarillo, Margaret Haddad of El Paso; and several nieces and
A memorial service was Friday, February 10, at the First Baptist Church of Yukon. Memorial contributions may
be made to Circle of Life Hospice.
Eric Glenn Harvey, 47, son of Ralph Gerald Harvey the late Kathryn Louise Harvey was born November 29, 1969 in Peoria, Illinois,
and died January 29, 2017 at Home Hospice Care, Little Rock. He graduated from Deer Creek-Wadena High School and extended
his education at Des Moines Area Community College where he received an associate degree in computer programming.
Eric was an over the road truck driver; a job that he loved. He drove truck for Hamilton Redi-Mix and Swift Transportation. He especially
enjoyed training novice drivers. He had to stop driving professionally due to his disability. However, he was excited about his new part
time job at the Salvation Army.
He was blessed with a wife, Carla Sorenson-Harvey, and four children; Savannah, Aryka, Eann, and Shawn Harvey. He was adored by
his children, who were his strength.
Eric was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Winslow. Eric will forever be remembered for his laugh, his joking spirit and
his dedication to his family. He died, surrounded by family, with the greatest of dignity and courage on his terms. He witnessed his
Christianity to everyone that visited him while he was in the hospital. He is now in heaven with his mother who preceded him in death
in June of 2014.
A memorial service in his honor was Saturday, February 18, at the First Baptist Church in Winslow.
Camille Joseph Marino, 80, of Fayetteville, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home
after three-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was born January 10, 1937 in Camden to Charles and
Lena Domino Marino.
Camille was especially proud of his full blood Italian heritage; his grandparents having immigrated from Sicily.
He graduated from Camden High School in 1954 and the entire class continues to stay in touch thru a 30 page
newsletter run by a very dedicated classmate. Camille went on to graduate from Henderson State College in
1959 with an BA in economics. He served two years with the Army stationed at Ft. Sill, and then served three
years with Army Reserves unit in Pine Bluff. He began his 38 year career with International Paper Co. in June of
1962. The last 20 years were spent at the operation center headquarters in Memphis.
Camille enjoyed watching old western movies, good food, and family and friend get-togethers. He worked
Sudoku puzzles and with his accounting background was a good Bridge player. He had a great sense of
humor and never met a stranger. Camille was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Moseley Marino of the home, whom he married June 9, 1973 in Monticello; two
step-children, Dana Kiser of Frisco, Texas, Blake Bradshaw of Kirkwood, Missouri; sister, Anna Alexander of
Springdale; three brothers, Andrew Marino of Hot Springs, Charles “Butch” Marino and John Marino both of
Springdale; four grandchildren, Karlie Siudut, Kale Kiser, Blake Bradshaw, Jr., Benjamin Bradshaw; and great-
grandson, Stetson Siudut.
The family wishes to thank all Fayetteville Highlands Oncology employees for their exceptional care. Camille’s
body will be cremated according to his wishes. A memorial service to celebrate his life was Saturday, February
18, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Willard Walker Hospice.
James David “Dave” Julich, 83, of West Fork, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice
Home in Fayetteville. He was born January 14, 1934 in Oklahoma City to Erwin “Buck” and Winnifred Calame
Julich. Dave was an avid deer and bird hunter, fisherman and golfer. He grew up on golf courses and retired
from the Fayetteville Country Club where he was the golf course superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jody, his parents, and a brother, Dick Julich.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Steve Julich and wife Pattie, Stan Julich, Rick Julich and wife
Kathy; two step-daughters, Debbie Hickok and husband Brian, and Kelli Stevens; one step-son, Tommy
Stevens; and several grand and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was Friday, February 17, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at West Fork Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Simmie Elige Edens, 77, of Hindsville, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home. He was born March 5, 1939 in Ball Creek,
Arkansas, to Bob and Cara Esta Ball Edens.
Mr. Edens was a proud veteran serving with the Army. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, westerns, and time in the outdoors fishing and
camping. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by seven children, Timmie Edens and wife Rhonda of West Fork, Renee Sizemore and husband Mike of Hindsville,
Austin Edens and wife Jennifer of Huntsville, Sheila Rogers-Stark and Dee Dee Williams both of St. Paul, Jonathan Edens of Bella
Vista, Lilly Edens of Hindsville; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and former spouse,
Wilma Austin. He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Darrell Rogers.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the St. Paul Community Center.
Mary Rae Mullican, 58, of Lowell, Arkansas, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. She was born
March 27, 1958 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Jack and Leona “Mike” Michael Vandagriff. Mary was a very giving
person. She was very dedicated to her work as a special education teacher and mental health counselor, and
was one of the counselors that assisted families victimized by the Oklahoma City bombing. She was a proud
graduate of Oklahoma State University. Mary enjoyed bird watching and was devoted to the care of her family.
She is survived by her husband, David, whom she married September 23, 1995 in Lawton, Oklahoma; three
children, Maggie Mullican of Fayetteville, Arkansas, David Mullican, Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas, Stephanie
Sampler of Glenpool, Oklahoma; one brother, Mark Vandagriff of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren,
Kendra Sampler, Ryleigh Mullican and Ryan Mullican.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be
made to Washington Regional Hospice.
Bruce Edward Griffith, 64, of Springdale, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. He was born
February 24, 1953 in Hindsville to Clet Edward and Virginia Marie (Ferguson) Daniels Griffith. Bruce loved
spending time with his grandchildren and singing karaoke.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Trisha; one son, Allen Griffith; one brother, Scott Griffith and wife Lisa;
three sisters, Connie Davidson, Sandy Treat and husband Odeal, Faye Hancock and husband Junior, all of
Springdale; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeff
and Clet Griffith.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Colbaugh Cemetery in Hindsville. Visitation will be
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.