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Gerald Smith

Aug 02, 1937 - Nov 12, 2023

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Springdale, AR

"Gerald Bruce Smith, 86, of Springdale, AR, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023. Born August 2, 1937, in Watonga, Oklahoma, Gerald was the son of the late Joe and Eunice Smith. He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse, Cora, and brother, Stan. Gerald proudly served as a U. S. Army veteran, dedicating himself to two tours in Vietnam and the Korean War. He shared his expertise by teaching military students the intricacies of helicopter maintenance. Beyond his military service, Gerald wa...Read More

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Sandra Whitney

Nov 04, 1944 - Feb 12, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"Sandra Whitney, 79, of Hindsville; passed away Monday, February 12, 2024, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale. \u0026nbsp;She was born Saturday, November 4, 1944, in Tarvin, United Kingdom; to Toni Wyatt and Joy Rowland Jones. Sandy was a mother to two children and an alterations manager for Nordstrom Department Store as a talented seamstress who could make anything from a wedding dress to a man\u0027s suit. She married Roger Whitney on May 25, 1987, at Lenexa, Kansas; and had lived in Arkansas her later years. \u0026nbsp;Sandy adored spending time in her garden, meticulously tending to it and eventually winning an award for green thumb. Her heart was deeply rooted in her hometown of Tarvin, England, and the cherished presence of her Nanny and Granddad who resided there. Later in life, she revisited Tarvin and was warmly embraced by the townsfolk who greeted her along the street. Sandy was a lady, polite, dainty, and had an eye for pretty things and a bargain. She found joy in antiquing and using her carefully selected pieces to enhance the beauty of her home. Sandy was an excellent roller-skater, found solace in fishing for trout at Roaring River State Park, cherished moments with her dogs, and savored the music of Elvis and Bob Seger. Later in life, she developed a talent for painting. Above all, she was known for her warmth and affection as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Sandy loved taking walks along country roads, and her daughter, Patti, looks forward to joining her again someday, for one of those wonderful walks in Heaven. \u0026quot;Long live the Queen!\u0026quot; Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her grandson, Tyler Dell, and one sister, Anita Potter. \u0026nbsp;She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Patti Dell, of Hindsville; and Roxanna and Jay Noland, of Lees Summit, Missouri. \u0026nbsp;She is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Gus Schoenberg of St. Louis, Missouri; and a niece and a nephew. No services are planned at this time. \u0026nbsp;Cremation is entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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Marty Gillespie

Jun 24, 1960 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"Marty Gillespie, 63, of Huntsville; passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale. He was born Friday, June 24, 1960, in Decatur, Alabama; to Gilbert Clayton and Vera Josephine Glenn Gillespie. Marty proudly served his country in the United States Air Force where he served as a member the Red Horse 506 Combat Engineers. Marty married Janete Nascimento. In his civilian life, Marty dedicated himself to the noble profession of nursing, offering care and comfort to those in need. A devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Marty found solace and community in his faith, cherishing the fellowship of his church family. Marty\u0027s interests spanned across diverse realms. As a 32nd degree Mason, he embraced principles of fraternity and enlightenment, seeking to better himself and his surroundings. Intrigued by the mysteries of the cosmos, Marty lent his expertise to the Seti Institute, passionately delving into the exploration of extraterrestrial intelligence. Marty\u0027s character shone brightly through his acts of kindness and generosity, touching the lives of those around him with his selfless nature and warm demeanor. His Scottish heritage held a special place in his heart, manifested through his skillful renditions of the bagpipes and the banjo, instruments through which he celebrated his ancestry with pride and joy. Marty was preceded in death by his wife, Janete Gillespie, and his parents, Gilbert and Vera Gillespie. He is survived by his twin brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Darlene Gillespie, of Huntsville. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Brashears Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11:30 AM, Friday, March 1, 2024, at Fayetteville National Cemetery with Rodney Weyer officiating. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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David Paul Hooper

Sep 29, 1953 - Feb 28, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"David Paul Hooper, 70, of Huntsville; passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale. He was born Tuesday, September 29, 1953, at Huntsville; to Alvin David and Burna Jo Simpson Hooper. David was a father to two children. He was known for his strong-willed nature, and skilled hands, honed through years of dedicated work as a mechanic for Whorton Chevrolet. In his free time, he liked watching classic Western movies and tending to his garden, where he grew produce and flowers. David was also known for sponsoring numerous softball teams over the years. David was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Burna Hooper; and one brother, Charles Hooper. He is survived by his two sons, Matthew Hooper and James Hooper, both of Huntsville; two grandchildren, Russel Hooper, and Daniell Hooper; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters and brother-in-law, Lynn and James Gibson, of Mayfield; and Donna Phillips, of Springdale; and one brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Julie Hooper, of Huntsville. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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Rodney David Woods

Mar 24, 1965 - Feb 20, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"Rodney David Woods, 58, of Huntsville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Arkansas. He was born March 24, 1965, in Fresno, California. Rodney was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Geheb. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cindy Woods; one son, Devin Godwin, of Harrison, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Justine and Stephen Grady, of Bentonville, AR; three grandchildren, Alaura Godwin, Kaydence Henbest, and Jack Grady; and one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Stephanie Woods, of Harrison, AR. Also, he will be fondly remembered by his good friends, Charlee and Junie Presley. He worked as a professional land surveyor for Engineering Services Incorporated in Springdale, Arkansas. In the past, he had worked for Crafton Tull Engineering in Rogers, Arkansas; Presley, Brannan, and Assoc. Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas; and Morrison Shipley in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was a well-respected professional among his peers. In addition, he dedicated several years to serving on the Huntsville Planning Commission. Rodney was well-known as a kind, generous, and selfless person. He was an avid and knowledgeable rock collector. He would search diligently in dry creek beds and rock shops for his treasures and shared many of his finds with his friends and grandchildren. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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Arthur Timbubulan Salomon

Jul 24, 1956 - Feb 04, 2024

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Springdale, AR

Arthur Timbubulan Salomon, 67, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas. Per Arthur’s final wishes, cremation will take place with no services. The arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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Shirley Jean Simmons

Died : Feb 07, 2024

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Springdale, AR

Shirley Jean Simmons, age 81, of Springdale, AR, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. She was born in Fairfax, MO to the late True Gene Tindle and Muriel (Wilson) Lau. Shirley had an Associate degree in accounting and spent many years caring for children in her home. Aside from spending time with her family, she enjoyed teaching literacy to adults. Shirley is survived by her son Rick (Brenda) Simmons; daughters Deborah (Barry) Phillips, Sarah Gordon, Diana Simmons, Linda (James) Laughter; daughter-in-law Cynthia Simmons; brother James (Shelley) Tindle; sisters Betty (Dennis) Stastny, and Tammy (Jim) Larson; 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends that dearly loved her. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband Floyd Wyman Simmons; children Rebecca Byrd, Randall (Brenda) Simmons, Everett Simmons; son in law Timothy Gordon; siblings Dennis Tindle, Robert Tindle, Donna Osmon, Charles Tindle, Donald Tindle, Harvey Tindle, Fred Palmer, Donald Palmer, Robert Palmer, Dwayne Palmer, Grover Palmer, Marjorie Goracke, and Deloris Thompson.

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Donald M Hammons

Sep 25, 1955 - Feb 16, 2024

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Springdale, AR

Donald M Hammons, age 68, of Springdale, AR, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024.Don was born September 25, 1955 in Siloam Springs, AR the son of the late Lester Hammons and Arlene Kay Holland Hammons.In 1978 Don married Angela Dablemont. They had one son, Joshua. Don was retired from Kawneer of Springdale. Don was a member of the Freedom Fellowship Church, loved being outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Spending time with his family was very important to him.Don is survived by his wife, Angela; a son, Joshua Hammons and wife Anna; 3 brothers, Timothy Hammons, Joe Hammons, and Evan Hammons; a sister Lisa; 5 grandchildren, Sawyer, Leah, Connor, Maybree, and Graham; and a host of friends.Don was preceded in death by his parents.

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Don Keifer

Dec 19, 1939 - Feb 27, 2024

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Springdale, AR

Don Keifer was old school. Whatever he did, he did it thoroughly and well- never quitting with a task half done. A firm handshake and a job completed were hallmarks of his time here. He could have been called a jack of all trades, but unlike the saying, he mastered whatever he put his hand to. He was a wealth of knowledge on many subjects, and could figure out how to fix just about anything that someone else had broken, or manufacture something that no one else could make. He began work at the age of 10, helping his dad as the local carpenter of Kiowa, Kansas. After graduating high school and marrying his high school sweetheart Sandra Halsey, he went on to work as a gas station mechanic and later as a ranch foreman in that area. During that time two daughters were born- LaDonna Kaye and Christi Faye. Then, in 1965, he moved his family to the Wichita area and began a career in the aircraft industry. He spent a combined 33 years in three major companies before retiring from Boeing as Head Engineer and Inspector, a very apt title for this man. In his “free time” he built two houses and gained his pilot’s license. By his side through it all was his beloved and beautiful Sandra, with whom he shared a remarkable 66 years of marriage. He worked hard, and he played hard too. After purchasing a small plane of his own, he and Sandra spent years flying every weekend to their little getaway near Beaver Lake, Arkansas. A ski boat eventually followed, and he was still able to ski into his 70’s. He loved to pass on what he had learned and was always thrilled to see a new skier able to come up on the water. He’d look behind him and smile, then turn around and give them a challenge. And that was his teaching style in a nutshell- no sooner had you mastered something, then he gave you something new to work on. Don Keifer was dependable, in the best sense of the word. His Sunday pew was never empty. He never called in sick. He never made excuses. Friends from years past knew they could call on him rain or shine. He was constantly building or repairing, or planning the next thing to be built or repaired. The word “engineer” was not simply his work title, it was his mode of operation. He was a constant example of the determination that life should be done right, and never given second best. He passed that on to his daughters, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. A wonderful legacy from an irreplaceable man.

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Johnithan Dwayne Robinson

Mar 17, 1963 - Feb 25, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"Johnithan Dwayne Robinson, 60, of Springdale, AR, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Born on March 17, 1963, in Harrison, AR, he was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Orville Robinson and Lena Reddell Robinson, his wife Tammy Robinson, daughter Sabrina Robinson, sister Inavern Robinson, and brother Johnny Robinson. Dwayne found joy in hunting and fishing, and his varied career included roles in garage door repairs, a tire shop, and logging. He is survived by his children David Robinson, Timothy \u0026quot;T.C\u0026quot; South, and Christina South, sisters Doris Cook (Bruce) and Kim Hernandez, eight grandchildren, and his cherished best friend, Donnie Middleton. Also surviving are several nieces, a nephew, several great-nieces, and great-nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Mossville Cemetery in the Boxley Valley."

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Victor Paul Gwaltney

Jun 01, 1928 - Feb 22, 2024

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Springdale, AR

"Victor Paul Gwaltney, 95 of Springdale, AR passed away February 22, 2024 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale after a brief illness. He was born June 1, 1928 to Henry and Eva Lee (Petty) Gwaltney. He was retired from the teamster’s union as well as a real estate entrepreneur after a thirty-five year career. He is survived by three daughters, Eva Moser and husband Dennis of Springdale, AR, Barbara Adams of Avoca, AR, JoAnn Branch of Santa Fe, NM, four siblings, Carolyn Warren of, Prescott Valley, AZ, Arlis Abdella and husband Sam of Flint, MI, John Gwatney of Davison, MI, Harold Gwaltney of Manistique, MI, eleven grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, and twenty great great grandchildren. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book please visit www.bernafuneralhomes.com"

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