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Clyde Traylor

Apr 09, 1940 - Nov 28, 2023

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Fort Smith, AR

Clyde E. Traylor, age 83, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Clyde will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, 782 E. Main Street, Booneville, AR 72927.

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Bertha Mae Anderson

Jul 10, 1944 - Mar 02, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Bertha Mae Anderson, 79, of Van Buren, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 in Fort Smith. She was born July 10, 1944 in Van Buren. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie Yeakley, Elbertie and Robert Jetton and her husband, Harold Anderson. She is survived by a daughter, Anna Beth Anderson and her husband Jared Harrison of Van Buren; brother, Allen Yeakley of Van Buren and two grandchildren, Catherine and Hunter Harrison. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

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Dennis Ray Pasadyn

Jul 04, 1948 - Mar 03, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

ObituaryDennis Ray Pasadyn of Fort Smith, Arkansas, died Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Fort Smith. He was born on July 4, 1948, in Oberlin, Ohio, to the late Ray Pasadyn and Lois JoAnn (Wacker) Pasadyn. He was 75 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leandra Cheryl (Williams) Pasadyn; a son, Shane Pasadyn; a daughter, Stephanie Williams; a grandson, Denny C. Wise; and a brother, Mark Pasadyn.Dennis was an U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran.He is survived by a daughter, Courtney Williams of Fort Smith; four sons, Kip Pasadyn of Wellington, Ohio, Eim Williams of Elyria, Ohio, Neil Williams of Lorain, Ohio, and Kevin Williams of Fort Smith; one sister, Linda Fields of LaGrange, Ohio; one brother, Leon Pasadyn of LaGrange, Ohio; (16) grandchildren; and (1) great-grandchild.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Cremation Services in Fort Smith, 914 N. 32nd St. Fort Smith, AR 72903. (479) 434-3901 or (479) 965-8202To place an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dennis Ray Pasadyn, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Martha Catherine Wisdom

Sep 26, 1949 - Mar 01, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Martha Catherine Wisdom “Martie” of Heavener, Oklahoma was born on September 26, 1949 in El Paso, Texas and went to her heavenly home on March 1, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 74.She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wisdom; her parents, Stanley B. Caldwell and Emma (Gipson) Caldwell; her sister, Judith Caldwell; and a special cousin, Jimmie Ruth Wheeler.Martie is survived by:Three children: Brenda Perdue of Poteau, OklahomaMelissa Aplin and husband Charles of Heavener, OklahomaSteven Wisdom and Companion Emily of Hagerstown, MarylandFour grandchildren:Aneisha Mayhall and husband Kevin of Wister, OklahomaJenna Page and husband Justin of Poteau, OklahomaZane Aplin and Carson Aplin both of Heavener, OklahomaTwo great-grandchildren:Cameron Prier and Kashton Ray Mayhall both of Wister, OklahomaOne sister:Kaye (Caldwell) Jones of Warner Robins, Georgia One brother:Stanley Caldwell and wife Katie of Broken Arrow, OklahomaA host of other family members and great friendsWhile our hearts are saddened by the end date, our focus is the dash in between. Martie lived quite the life. She was a 1968 graduate of Heavener High School and was a member of the Heavener First Baptist Church. Martie was a strong woman of faith and an active sponsor for The Believer’s. She raised her kids with her husband Larry, and worked most of her life at Bullard’s Flower’s in Heavener. She was an avid florist, and absolutely loved serving her small town community. Martie enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends. To know Martie was to love her. Her favorite title was “Memaw”, in fact upon meeting new people she would tell them “Just call me Memaw”. This is not goodbye, it’s simply “Until we meet again” Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Brother Sam Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be: Justin Page, Kevin Mayhall, Ralph Perdue, Jr., Andy Perdue, Jim Burroughs, Zane Aplin, Eddie Freeman, and Craig Hall. Viewing will be from Noon until 8:30 p.m., Monday and 9:00 a.m. until service time, Tuesday. The family will visit with friends on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Martie Wisdom, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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J.C. Griffiths

Apr 25, 1935 - Feb 28, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

J.C. Griffiths, 88, lifelong resident of Hartford, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Fort Smith. He was born April 25, 1935 in West Hartford to Bennie and Mildred (Spradling) Griffiths. He started at the age of 12 years old working for Marburger Publishing, later purchasing the business and retired at the age of 88. He is a U.S. Army veteran, he served on the Sebastian County School Board and the Hartford Memorial Park Board, he was a former Mayor of Hartford and Sebastian County Justice of the Peace and member of the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Rose Griffiths; one son, Marty Griffiths and wife, Peggy; two daughters, Tammy Maner and husband, Dennis and Vickie Cotner and husband, Bill; seven grandchildren, Jamie Maner, Ryan Maner, Justin Maner, Ashley Hoopengarner, Dylan Griffiths, Ciera Jones and Jesse Cotner and sixteen great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, March 4 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Hartford Memorial Park. Viewing will be Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jamie Maner, Ryan Maner, Justin Maner, Dylan Griffiths, Jesse Cotner and Dennis Maner. To share a memory or leave a message for the family, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com.

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Jimmy Wayne Ralph, Sr.

Aug 10, 1953 - Feb 29, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Jimmy Wayne Ralph, Sr., 70, a resident of Ozone, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024, in Fort Smith. He was born August 10, 1953, in Clarksville to the late Earl Nathan and Bonnie Mae (Bishop) Ralph. Jimmy served in the United State Army in an artillery unit. After his military service, Jimmy spent his career as a police officer. In his more than 28 year career Jimmy served as a deputy for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Arkansas Highway Police, the Clarksville Police Department where he served as police chief and most recently with the University of the Ozarks Office of Public Safety. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoyed trout fishing on the Norfork and White Rivers, deer hunting and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Jimmy was also known for his excellent ability to weld which he did as a part time job with Kline Machine Shop in Clarksville and his advanced skill level of martial arts, especially Taekwondo. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters and a granddaughter, Marina Ralph. Survivors include his four children, Aleisha Hays and husband, Ronnie of Knoxville, Jimmy Wayne Ralph, Jr. of Clarksville, Daniel Lloyd Ralph of Scranton and Jacob Ralph and wife, Lisa of Cabot; seven grandchildren; two brothers, William Earl Ralph of Spadra and Michael Don Ralph of Hartman and a sister, Sue Hart of Altus. Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville.

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Cynthia Gail Phillips

Feb 16, 1962 - Feb 28, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Visitation for Cynthia Gail Phillips, 62 of Muldrow, Oklahoma will be 10 AM – 8 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Muldrow, Oklahoma. She was born on February 16, 1962 in Muldrow, Oklahoma to Betty Jean (Smith) Walters and Deamos Garrett and passed away on February 28, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was married to William Lee Phillips. Mrs. Phillips was a CNA and caregiver. Survivors are husband, William Phillips of the home; two daughters, Skyla Brammer and David of Muldrow, OK and Kayla Allen and Shane of Kentucky; two sons, Brandon Coleman and Kimberly of Muldrow, OK and Jeremiah Phillips and Ashtin Cornell of Van Buren, AR; five grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Garrett of Muldrow, OK; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Margrett Lavern Lasey

Sep 25, 1929 - Feb 28, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Margrett Lavern (Hargrove) Lasey, 94, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on February 28, 2024 in her home. Margrett was born on September 25, 1929, in Franklin County, Arkansas, to Overton Bettis “O.B.” and Ruby J. (Shelby) Hargrove. Margrett grew up in Mulberry, Arkansas, and graduated from Mulberry High School in 1947. On March 6, 1948, Margrett married her brother’s best friend and the love of her life, Jack Lasey, and soon after they settled in Fort Smith. Margrett and her husband Jack were members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Smith since 1951, where Margrett was active in the Pathfinders Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and the JOY (Just Older Youth) Group. Margrett worked for Dixie Cup and J.C.Penney, and up until the COVID pandemic, Margrett regularly attended water aerobic classes at Marvin Altman Fitness Center. Margrett never met a stranger, and she was always writing a card to a loved one, baking someone a cake, or calling a friend to check in. She was full of energy, spoke her mind, and loved to tell a joke. She cared deeply for her family and friends and had a strong faith in Jesus. Margrett is survived by her two children, Jack Terrell Lasey (Sandy) and Ruby Janet Bassham (David); her four grandchildren, Shelby Grubbs (Daniel), Lacy Cook (Justin), Jay Lasey (Chelsea), and Mallory Smith (Andrew); her ten great-grandchildren, Ali Parsons, Makayla Baker (Drew), Blake Grubbs (Sarah), Kyah Grubbs, Stella and Paige Lasey, Ruby and Hudson Cook, and Ollie and Samuel Smith; and her four great-great-grandchildren, Nolan and Quinn Parsons and Beckett and Lylah Grubbs. Margrett is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bettis Hargrove and his wife Pat, and her husband of 75 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Smith with burial to follow at New Cemetery in Mulberry. Visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers include Jay Lasey, Daniel Grubbs, Justin Cook, Andrew Smith, Drew Baker, and Blake Grubbs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margrett’s memory to St. Paul United Methodist Church (4100 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72904). To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Teresa Marie Skolarski Graves

Apr 11, 1948 - Mar 01, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Teresa Marie Skolarski Graves, age 75 of Dardanelle, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born April 11, 1948 in Altus, Arkansas to the late Arthur Skolarski and Helen Rofkahr Skolarski. She was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. Augustine Catholic Church. Teresa loved being with family and her grandkids. She also loved cooking and going to the casino. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mike Skolarski. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Shelby Graves; two children, Melinda Adams (Lance), Nancy Graves; sisters, Angela Pledger, Monica Kendrick (Jamie); brothers, Ted Skolarski (Mary), Edwin Skolarski (Susan), and six grandchildren, Abigail, Brooke, Raylynn, Shelby, Adalyn and Alyson. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Karen Jean (Frye) Smith

Jan 19, 1966 - Feb 28, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Karen Jean (Frye) Smith, was born on Janary 19, 1966 in Fort Smith, AR. and received her healing on February 28, 2024 at Heart of Hospice in Fort Smith, AR. Karen was a proud graduate as a Southside Rebel. Karen started her love of the medical field as a candy striper, serving Sparks Hospital as a teenager. She later started her career as a billing analyst, where she served many different agencies including hospice. Her commitment and compassion for her patients was evident in her work. Karen is survived by her husband of 29 years David Smith, one son Steven Smith and wife Tiffany who she considered a daughter, of Rudy, AR., one daughter Kaelyn Boen and husband Keith who she considered a son, of Denton, TX.,two granddaughters; Hannah Balog Smith of Van Buren, AR and Kassidy Boen of Denton, TX.,one grandson; Kash Boen of Denton, TX.,two brothers; Bill Frye of Little Rock AR., Dr. Kent Frye of Illinois, mother-in-law; Kay Smith of Rudy, AR.,one brother-in-law; Scott Smith and wife Shelly of Rudy, AR., one sister-in-law; Diana Smith of Rudy, AR., her life long friend; Julie McLendon, who was more like a sister, and her fur baby who never left her side, Bandit. Karen is preceded in death by her amazing parents; Edward and Jean Frye. Karen loved spending time with her family, and researching her ancestry, having cookouts, time on the lake, watching NASCAR cheering on Mark Martin, riding 4-wheelers and just being outside. The family will have a Celebration of Life in Spring and will be announced at later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Robert Lewis Sharpe

Sep 13, 1949 - Jan 31, 2024

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Fort Smith, AR

Robert Lewis Sharpe of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, January 31, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas with loved ones by his side. Robert was born September 13, 1949 to Harry Sharpe and Bessie Mae (Hadley) Sharpe. He was 74 years old. Robert attended the Winfield Baptist Church in Waldron.Robert married the love of his life, Debra, in 1987. Together they raised their children and became treasured grandparents. Robert retired from John Deer as a machinist. After retirement Robert and Debra relocated to Waldron where they enjoyed living in the country. Robert went fishing every chance he could, he enjoyed watching car races, bull riding, and old westerns. His favorite past time was spending time with his family.Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Debra of the home and his children: Robert Sharpe Jr. of Idaho, Frank Sharpe (Nina) of Claremore, Oklahoma, Joanie Rader (Scott) of Hot Springs, Arkansas and step daughter Angela Zuasanabar (Juan) of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Robert is also survived by his siblings: Harry Sharpe of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jimmy Sharpe of Delaware, Oklahoma, Billy Sharpe of Coffeyville, Kansas, Ann Rexwinkle of Coffeyville, Kansas and Sue Fisher of Kansas City, Missouri. Robert will forever remain in the hearts of a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Bessie Mae, one son Kevin Sharpe, one stepson Brian Nalley and sisters, Charlotte Bland and Mary Perry.Robert's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, Arkansas with Rev. William Crelia and Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.Robert's visitation will be Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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