Image of Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Jan 13, 1931 - Nov 27, 2023

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Mary Ann Vestal Jones of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on November 27, 2023. She was born on January 13, 1931, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Joseph Richard and Meadie Elexander Reaves Vestal.She is survived by her son, Brad Jones of Charleston, Arkansas. Her brother, Robert Vestal of Naples, Florida and sister, Brenda Vestal Zimmerman of Lake Worth, Florida; sister-in-law Waltraud Vestal of Germany; brother-in-law, Ottis McElhaney, Jr of Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews who adore...Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fort-smith-ar/mary-jones-11559155

flowers

Memorial Card

In memory of your loved one, we offer a heartfelt way to express your condolences. Click below to send a beautiful memorial card to the obituary, extending your sympathies and sharing in the remembrance of a life well-lived.

Robert Lewis Sharpe

Sep 13, 1949 - Jan 31, 2024

location-icon

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.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Johnny "Faye" King

Jul 18, 1959 - Feb 05, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Johnny "Faye" King, 64, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, embarked on her celestial journey on February 5, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family. Born to the world on a sunny day, July 18, 1959, in El Dorado, Faye was the heartbeat of her home, infusing life and care into every corner. She was a treasure to her family, a doting mother, grandmother, and sister whose laughter and love were the glue of many cherished memories. Faye's zest for life shone through her love for Prince's funky tunes and the sweet fizz of Dr. Pepper. Her jewelry collection and wigs were as colorful and diverse as her personality-each piece a story, a memory, a burst of joy.Faye reunites with her beloved husband, Booker T. King; her parents and brothers, Roger Broadnax, Douglass Broadnax, Randolph Broadnax, and Dewight Broadnax; sisters, Vanessa Broadnax, Angela Broadnax, who have passed before her.Her legacy lives on through her son Alexander Miller and his wife Shetai of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, her nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a constellation of siblings: Edward Robinson, John Powell, Rodney Powell, Glenda Broadnax, Monica Henry, Jacqueline Powell, and LaVaughn Murphy. Faye's life was a vivid tapestry of love, laughter, and kindness. Her spirit, as bright and enduring as her favorite jewels, will continue to shine in the hearts of those who loved her.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Russell G. Brasher

Apr 22, 1939 - Feb 22, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Russell G. Brasher, 84, died February 22, 2024, in Fort Smith where he had been a resident for more than thirty-five years. Mr. Brasher was born April 22, 1939, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to parents Jewell and Evie Brasher, deceased. His brothers, Donald and Alan, have also passed away. He is survived by his wife Molly with whom he recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, by daughter Amy of the home and by son Jonathan and his wife Melanie, with grandson Ezekiel and granddaughter Adeline, all of Rhode Island. Mr. Brasher was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. He attended schools at Parkers Chapel and in El Dorado, and graduated from Hendrix College in Conway in 1963. He went on to pursue graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Arkansas and earned a Ph.D. in 1968. He spent most of the 1970s as a professor of mathematics at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After a post-doctoral study in statistics at the University of Missouri, he returned to Arkansas. For much of the ensuing years until retirement in 2006 he was the CEO of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, a medical quality organization. He loved travel and photography, and after trips to Italy, Greece, Russia and China produced a photograph book entitled “Four Countries”. He also produced photograph and text booklets recounting trips along the Tamale Trail in the Mississippi delta, to southeast England and Wales, and to the American Southwest. His love and study of Ancient Greek led to the book “Iliad Book 1: An Interlinear Translation”. Most recently he produced a book of poetry, “Selected Poems by Russell G. Brasher.” A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2nd at 1 pm at Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, with the Reverend Donna Ward officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Cemetery.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Layman Pierce Gattis

Jan 09, 1944 - Feb 26, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Layman Pierce Gattis of Poteau, Oklahoma, died Monday, February 26, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on January 9, 1944, in Lavaca, Arkansas, to the late Guy Gattis and Velma (Benham) Gattis. He was 80 years old. Layman was a retired instrumentation electrician for AES Panama and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed quail hunting and riding dirt bikes. He loved his family very much and will be missed by everyone who knew him.Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2nd at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston, with the Rev. Rockey Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.He is survived by his wife Sharon (Sisco) Gattis; three daughters, Lisa Gattis of Fort Smith, Loria Davis and husband Rob of Lake Havasu, Arizona; and Jenny Dixon of Poteau; three sons, David Gattis of Booneville, Christopher Smith and wife Melodie of Coalinga, California, and Michael Smith and wife Talia, of Henderson, Nevada; two brothers, Jim Gattis and wife Jenny Lou of Charleston and Phillip Gattis of Inyokem, California; (14) grandchildren; (7) great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Curtis Boutte and wife Brandy of Ridgecrest, California.Pallbearers are James Gattis, Chris Smith, Michael Smith, Harley Gattis, Christopher Smith, Cody Smith, Ryan Smith, and David Gattis.The family will visit with friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service.To place an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Layman Pierce Gattis, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Nanette Leigh McClain

Aug 18, 1962 - Feb 16, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

"Nanette Leigh McClain, age 61, of Van Buren, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, February 16, 2024, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born August 18, 1962 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Jackie L. McClain and Nancy Medlock McClain. Nanette attended the 1st Christian Church of Ozark. She was Accountant with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree and a Bachelor in Business Management. She was a member of the Alumni at UFAS and prior board member for Single Parent Scholarship fund of Crawford and Sebastian County. Nanette is preceded in death by her parents; her second father, Frank Medlock; and one brother, Kendell McClain. Nanette is survived by three children, Larry Don Knight Jr. of Texas, Delancy Knight of Ozark and Andrew Mattoon of Ozark; two brothers, Richard McClain and wife Tammy of Ozark, Scott Medlock and significant other Lorrie Davis of Ozark; three sisters, Carolyn Nauman and husband David of Van Buren, Arkansas, Tammy Hayes of Alma, Arkansas, and Shannon Choate and husband Donnie of Bellville, Arkansas, and a multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. A family held memorial will be set for a later date. Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the National Mental Health Association 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 Arlington, Virginia 22203 and/or Bikers Against Child Abuse @https://bacaworld.org/mission/ To leave an online memorial visit www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com"

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Alan Christopher Maxey

Jun 22, 1971 - Feb 20, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

"Alan Christopher Maxey of Alma, 52, passed peacefully at Heart of Hospice Inpatient Care Unit on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He joins his four grandparents, Virginia and Mallory Sims and Winnie and Claude Maxey, in heaven, alongside pets Cheyenne, Bear, Romeo, Princeton, and Dot. Alan was born on June 22, 1971, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In his younger years, he was talented in band and journalism, and loved watching sports. He also enjoyed time with his brother and their friends. He was a 1989 NHS graduate, received his Associates in Applied Science Degree from WestArk CC, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Information Systems from John Brown University. Alan had a 26 year career with Mercy Hospital, first as a Respiratory Therapist and later as a Senior Clinical Business Solutions Analyst on the Epiccare Inpatient Team. He was instrumental in many “go live” events and ensuring that the providers could offer the best care possible for the patients. Prior to that, he was on the IT team. Alan welcomed his daughters in January 2003 and October 2005, and described them as “the greatest gift God ever gave me.” He is remembered as a superhero dad who loved his family, dogs, work, and his Razorbacks. His favorite place to be was at a table surrounded by his best friends. He loved a good bourbon, cigars, rib eye steaks, football, and lazy Sundays with a good post-church lawn mowing. He loved taking his daughters to daddy daughter dances, Easter egg hunts, parent teacher meetings, and concerts. Alan was a Godly man who always said he would give the world for his family, which will not be forgotten. He was loved by so many and will be remembered for always doing his best and caring for others. Alan is survived by two daughters, Abby and Ashley Maxey of Alma, his parents, Ben and Marilyn Maxey of Fort Smith, his brother David (Matoka), niece, Mallory Maxey of Pfafftown, N C, and the mother of his children, Nicole Maxey. Alan’s celebration of life will take place at First Christian Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas at 11am, Saturday, February 24, 2024. Cremation arrangements were made by Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark, Arkansas. Memorials may be given to Heart of Hospice, First Christian Church or charity of your choice. To leave an online memorial visit www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com"

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Rodney Henderson Moreland

Nov 01, 1959 - Feb 11, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

"Rodney Henderson Moreland, age 64, of Ozark, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born November 1, 1959 in Delano, California to Alrie Henderson Moreland and Joyce Fikes Moreland. Rodney was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed listening to music and telling jokes. He worked as a Journeyman and a Framer. Rodney is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Janice Kay Claypool. Rodney is survived by his wife, Sally Morrison; his five children, Christopher G. Moreland of California, Annie Moreland of California, Christian Watkins and wife Harley of Ozark, Brittany Monegro and husband Alex of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Brandon Peters and wife Ally of Ozark; one grandson, Ezekiel Watkins; one granddaughter, Melody Monegro; two sisters, Terry Rogers and Laura K. Perry; one niece, Kenzie Shields; one nephew, Nick Shields; one sister-in-law, Tonya Cox; one brother-in-law, James Cox Jr.; and his godfather and pastor, Joe Newton and wife Bonnie Newton. Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 16, 2024 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, with Pastor Joe Newton officiating. Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Peters, Christian Watson, Alex Mongero, and Mackenzie Shields. To leave an online memorial visit www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com"

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Judy Jean Deeds

Sep 22, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Judy Jean Deeds, 79 of Fort Smith, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. She was born on September 22, 1944 in Greenwood Junction, OK to the late Obert and Elva Gann Kuykendall. Judy was a retired child nutritionist at Sutton Elementary School. She was a member of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents, Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Deeds; her son, Keith Deeds; two sisters, Susie Wilkins and Darlene Pearson; two brothers, Harold and Charles Kuykendall and a granddaughter, Melissa Herring. She is survived by two daughters, Cristy Deeds and Lori Ellenbarger, both of Fort Smith; two sisters, Betty Flurry and her husband Jamie, of Van Buren and Barbara Miller and her husband George, of Fort Smith. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Ashley Hendrix, Jessie Ellenbarger, Morgan Ellenbarger, Brittany Deeds and Nicholas Deeds; ten great grandchildren, Jacob Herring, William Hendrix, Jayden Herring, Nathan Wynn, Dylan Hendrix, Rex Steward, Payton Niccum, Xander Niccum, Savannah Hendrix and Benjamin Niccum, along with several nieces and nephews and one special niece, Cindy McKinney. Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Friday, March 1, 2024 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Dora Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryane Denzer, Nicholas Deeds Scott McKinney, Jeff Herring, Jacob Herring and Jamie Flurry.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Kathleen Gray

Jan 08, 1942 - Feb 27, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Kathleen Gray, 82, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born on January 8, 1942 in Batesville, Arkansas to her parents, Carl and Bess Rowland. Kathleen worked for many years as a real estate agent and later worked as an event coordinator with the State of Arkansas. She enjoyed watching sports, especially following the Arkansas Razorbacks and loved caring for her dogs. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Rowland; one sister, Vivian Wisdom and one brother, Ronnie Rowland. She is survived by two daughters, Amanda Gray of Paris and Cindy Genovesi of Spokane, Washington; three grandchildren, Kevin Tate, Gabrielle Genovesi and Ryan Genovesi; a special cousin, Louann Wright and a very close friend, Glenda Kellar. There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Nancy Ann Sharp

Oct 09, 1942 - Feb 26, 2024

location-icon

Fort Smith, AR

Nancy Ann Sharp, 81, of Fort Smith, AR. entered into rest on Monday, February 26, 2024 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born on October 9, 1942 in Fort Smith, AR. to the late Charles and Margaret (Scott) Flanary. She was Dr. Hewitt’s nurse and retired after 28 years and she loved Jesus and was a member of River Valley Church of The Nazarene. She adopted her son David at the early age of 18 months and loved him dearly. She also has many friends at the Fianna Hills Health and Rehab in Fort Smith, AR. She is preceded in death by her sister: Jana Andrews, and her infant son: Mark Saffer. She is survived by her loving son David (Annie) Saffer of Fort Smith, AR., two sisters: Sally Ridener and husband Ed of Fort Smith, AR. and Darlene Phipps and husband Mike of Fayetteville, AR., one brother: Michael Krokrich and wife Mary of Vero Beach, FL., her best friend: Paul Sharp and three grandsons: Xavier Saffer, Ryan Little and Alexander Little. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. with Pastor Chuck Lauber officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon
The Obituary App - Logo

Copyright © 2023 - The Obituary App