Obituaries - June 19, 2013

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Guy Spradley

Guy Spradley, 85, of Van Buren died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Fort Smith. He was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Hackett to the late Earl and Lela Spradley. He was a fireman for the City of Fort Smith and a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Spradley of the home; two sons, Larry Spradley and wife P.J. of Howe, Okla., and Randy Spradley and wife Rhonda Woolsey of Fort Smith; a sister, Ann Ramsey of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Heather Sullivan, Cara Spradley, Matt Spradley, Andrew Spradley and David Spradley; and three great-grandchildren, Allie Sullivan and Emelia and Benjamin Spradley.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Chapel of Van Buren with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Bob Derrick, Jim Kolp, Jim Hicks, Quinton Waldo, Bill Vickery, Bob Caperton, Guy Ramsey and Travis Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Adult 6 Men’s Class at First Baptist Church.

To place an online tribute go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.

Wayne Hyatt

Wayne Hyatt, 63, of Mountainburg died Sunday, June 16, 2013. in Fort Smith. He was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Herlong, Calif., to Ralph and Wanda Hyatt. He was a heavy equipment operator and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Hyatt Sr.

He is survived by two daughters, Twyla Ledesma and Tiffany Perryman of Van Buren; his mother, Wanda Hyatt Roden of Van Buren; three sisters, Tricia Miller of Greenwood and Becky Whitley and Vonda Hicks of Van Buren; and four grandchildren, Dawsyn Smith, Lundyn Smith, Brixtyn Perryman and Keira Ledesma, all of Van Buren.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Hyatt Jr., David Hyatt, Zach Miller, Tyler Whitley and Joshua Hyatt.

To place an online tribute go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.

Edna Bowles

Edna Mae Callahan Bowles, 97, of Mulberry died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Alma. She was a homemaker, charter member of Mulberry Church of Christ and a member and past state president of the Extension Homemakers Club in Pleasant View. She was born May 30, 1916, in Mulberry and was the widow of Lee Roy Callahan and Russell M. Bowles.

She is survived by three daughters, Paula Whitlock and Janice Wilcox, both of Mulberry, and Bertha Jean Taylor of Russellville; a son, John H. Callahan of Mulberry; a stepson, Mark Bowles of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Mulberry Church of Christ with burial at 1 p.m. at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be nephews Joe Howard, Ronnie and Jimmy Dale Millsap, Buddy Belt, Dennis Graf, Tony Graf and Frederick and Kenneth Smither.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Christian Home, 100 W. Harding St., Morrilton, AR 72110.

William Quick

William Edward Quick, 73, of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Van Buren. He was born Oct. 9, 1939, in New Albany, Ind., to the late William Henry Quick and Cornelia Elizabeth Stipp Quick. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the City of Fort Smith as a waste water plant operator. He was also a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Quick.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Inurnment and military honors to follow at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Quick of Fort Smith; his son, William E. Quick Jr. and his wife Sarah of Van Buren; his sister, Judith Ann Rowe of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and his companion, Connie Jones. He is also survived by one stepgrandson, Matthew Sugg of Van Buren; and the children and grandchildren of his companion Connie Jones.

Memorials may be sent to the church or charity of one’s choice.

To sign the online guest book please visit www.fentressmortuary.com.

Venita Salyars

Venita Salyars, 102, of Alma died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Van Buren. She was born May 9, 1911, in the Graphic community, former chief executive assistant housekeeper for Sparks Regional Medical Center for 27 years and former employee of Darrel Thomas Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Alma and Order of the Eastern Star and charter member of W.S.C.S., Extension Homemakers Club and USDA Extension Homemakers Club. She was the widow of Azel L. “Middle Red” Salyars.

She is survived by a daughter, Jaunita Sue Salyars of Alma; and two sisters, Pauline Fisher of Fort Smith and Sara Ruth Armistead of Greenwood.

Funeral was June 17 at Lewis Funeral Chapel with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Jay Gipson, Joe Stewart, Bob Armistead, Jerry Hill, Tracy Lund and Gary Moore..

Carl Rogers

Carl Robert Rogers, 98, of Van Buren passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Robert and Lula Rogers; two sisters, Edna Rogers and Leona Williams; and one brother, James Rogers.

He is survived by one nephew, David Williams of Pocahontas, Ark., and several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was June 17 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Williams, Jay Panky, Bill Thomas, Shelly Pigg, Norman Marion, Josh Jordan and Larry Kaylor.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, 3130 E. Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.

Leo Roberts

Leo Harvey Roberts, 73, of Van Buren died Friday, June 14, 2013, in Van Buren. He was born March 18, 1940, in Chester, Ind. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Cremation was under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Yvonna Sherrill; a son, Darvin Roberts; a brother, Roy Roberts of Alma; and two grandchildren.

Loyce Wells

Loyce Wells, 98, of Fort Smith died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at a local hospital. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren and was the widow of John Wells.

She is survived by one sister, Molly Weiss of Midwest City, Okla.

Graveside service was June 18 at Center Point Cemetery in Wilburton under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were her family.

Brooke Limon

Brooke Ann Limon, 32, of Van Buren died Monday, June 10, 2013, in Fort Smith. She was born Nov. 7, 1980, in Fort Smith and was a manager for Burger King.

She is survived by her husband, Chris; a daughter, Katelynn Limon of the home; a son, Christopher Limon of the home; her mother, Sheryll Tisdale of Van Buren; and a brother, Michael Tisdale of Van Buren.

Cremation was under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Danielle Mille

Danielle Allison Mille, 40, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was born Sept. 26, 1972, in Fort Smith and was the first female drum major at Van Buren High School. She was a member St. Boniface Catholic Church and taught the Wednesday night children’s class at Immaculate Conception. She was a literacy specialist for the Fort Smith Public Schools and was a mentor for new teachers.

Funeral mass was June 17 at St. Boniface Catholic Church under under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

She is survived by her parents, Richard and Judy Mille of Fort Smith; and a sister, Resa Green of Fort Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Fort Smith Public School Literacy Program, P.O. Box 1948, Fort Smith, AR 72901

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