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Obituaries - Sept. 25, 2013

Scott Randt

Scott Alan Randt, 53, of Van Buren died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Springfield, Mo. He was a scale operator at Tyson Poultry Plant in Van Buren.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Jinky; a son, Joshua Randt of the home; a sister, Laurie Foster of Van Buren; and two brothers, Steve Randt of Barling and Jeff Randt of Minnesota.

Betty Eubanks

Betty Carty Eubanks, 91, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, in Little Rock. She was born in Mulberry on Nov. 3, 1921, to Fred Hudson and Mae Kizer Carty. As a young woman, Betty attended Mrs. Dove’s Finishing School and Draughon’s Business College in Fort Smith. Through mutual friends, Betty met Ralph T. Eubanks in Mulberry. Betty and Ralph were married on Oct. 31, 1943. They were married for 63 years.

Survivors include two children, Linda and husband Joe Umphress of Cordova, Tenn., and Ralph C. and his wife Margo Eubanks of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Ashley Ward and her husband Chris of Hernando, Miss., and James Eubanks of Little Rock; as well as three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Avery and Addalyn Grace Ward. She also is survived by a sister, Mary D. Carty of Mulberry; and a brother, Jim Carty of Collinsville, Okla. She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Ralph T. Eubanks, and a brother, John Carty.

A highlight of her life was working for the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She also took great joy in homemakers clubs and garden clubs wherever she lived. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock and was active in Presbyterian Women and the Henker Friendship Sunday School Class.

Betty traveled extensively with her husband, Ralph, following his retirement. Their deep interest in traveling – particularly to foreign countries – opened up a whole new world for them. She especially enjoyed the trip they took to Turkey.

Betty will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother – sweet and kind, yet with an independent spirit. She enjoyed flower arranging and cooking, and passed on her love of cooking to both her daughter and son.

Betty moved to Parkway Village in 2007. The family wishes to thank her loving caregivers and Arkansas Hospice.

A memorial service celebrating Betty’s life will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, followed by a 4 p.m. graveside service at the New Cemetery in Mulberry under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Second Presbyterian Church, Easter Seals Arkansas and CareLink.

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

Faye Armstrong

Faye Marie Armstrong, 100, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker, artist, musician and of the Baptist faith.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by three sons, Arnold and Walter Armstrong, both of Fort Smith, and Larry Tomlin of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, brother, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Barnett

Carolyn (Crockett) Barnett, 72, of Fort Smith died Sept. 23, 2013. Born May 15, 1941, Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Crockett, and by her husband, Forrest Barnett Jr.

She is survived by her son, Stanley C. Perry and his wife Rose of Van Buren; stepdaughter, Donna Barnett of Fort Smith; stepson, Dennis Barnett and his wife Nanette of Oklahoma City; and grandchildren, Callan Barnett of Oklahoma City and Chelsea Haldane and her husband Caleb of Edmond; nieces, Pam Harris, Kim McBride and Nancy Montgomery, all of Van Buren, and Julie Hicks of Kibler; and nephew, Rev. Daniel Crockett of Conyers, Ga.

Carolyn earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Arkansas of Fayetteville and had a career as a librarian and media specialist at Chaffin, Northside and Ramsey schools. She was a recipient of the Golden Apple Award and had a day dedicated to her by the mayor of Fort Smith. After she retired from the public schools, Carolyn worked at the Fort Smith Public Library.

Carolyn enjoyed playing tennis, bridge, doing crosswords and hosting a quilting club. She had a soft spot for cats and dogs, and she especially loved her dog, Annie.

Carolyn was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Van Buren.

Services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. Friday. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 918 N. Ninth St., Van Buren, AR 72956.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.

Glenda Spencer

Glenda Spencer, 66, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at her home. She was retired from Walmart in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Troy; a daughter, Heather Palmer of Fort Smith; a son, Dustin Spencer of Fort Smith; a sister, Regina Prophet of Rogers; and a grandchild.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Darrell and Daniel Palmer, Dustin Spencer, Leslie Odom and Justin Haller.

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Teresa Dawn Parker, 33, of Van Buren died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with cremation to follow.

She is survived by a daughter, Jewelia Dawn Doyle of Ozark; a son, Jacob Doyle of Ozark; mother and stepfather, Peggy and Timmy Adams of Van Buren; father, Ricardo Romero of Luling, Texas; maternal grandfather, Bill Gray of Prairie Grove, Texas; paternal grandfather, Ralph Romero of Luling, Texas; four sisters, Misty Casteel of Fort Smith, Brandy Waggoner of Van Buren, Felice Romero of New Braunfels, Texas, and April Romero of San Marcus, Texas; a step sister, Stasha Parker of Alma; three brothers, Terry Gray of Alma, Richard Romero of Luling, Texas, and Ricky Romero of San Marcus; and a step brother, Timmy Adams Jr. of Spring.

Carolyn Severn

Carolyn Severn, 84, of Fort Smith died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at a local hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Franklin, Pa., to the late George and Alice Tincler. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God, Seventh Day. She participated in the Bread of Life Ministry and the Church Women’s Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doff Severn; and a brother, Al Tincler.

She is survived by a son, Doff Severn of Fort Smith; two sisters, Alice Kellogg of Tomball, Texas, and Shirley Andrews of Mountainburg; and a sister-in-law, Pam Tincler of Humble, Texas.

Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

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

Donal Webb

Donal D. Webb, 80, of Van Buren passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sept. 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. He was surrounded by his loving family including his daughter, niece and nephew. Don was born June 26, 1933, in Waldron, Ark., to Archie Lee and Ona Victoria “John Henry” Webb. He was the fifth of six children. Don joined the Navy after graduating from Waldron High School where he was a letterman in baseball and football. After he completed his tour of duty he graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in education. He then graduated from the University of Arkansas with a master’s degree in education and later completed an advanced degree in education administration.

Don was a retired public school administrator, retiring as the superintendent of Hackett Public Schools. He began his career teaching at with the Van Buren Public School district before moving to Alma Public Schools. He then married Pat and they moved to Gurlock, Nev., to teach and coach there. They returned to the South and taught at Shell City, Mo., before teaching and coaching stints at Lincoln and Cedarville Public Schools. Don then became the high school principal at Mountainburg Public Schools for several years before becoming the superintendent at Hackett Public Schools before retiring in 1991. He educated and coached young minds for 30 years. One of his greatest joys was seeing his students be successful. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge No. 6. He was a football, basketball referee and baseball umpire for many years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, Razorback fan and Cardinal fan. He was always there to provide a steady, strong influence for his family, friends, students, staffs, and even strangers. He loved life and all of his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Pat Cluck Webb; both his parents, three brothers Wayne Webb, Lee Webb and Jeff Webb.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with Masonic honors. Burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren with military honors will be under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

He is survived by his daughter, Patti Ann Webb of Van Buren, who adored, loved and admired her dad; his dogs, Mojo and Jackson; two sisters, Modena Glidewell of Fort Smith and Juanita Walker of Van Buren; one sister-in-law, Tonia Holleman of Van Buren; four nieces, Stephanie Sharp of Fort Smith, Vikki Nicholas of Baytown, Texas, Sheri Tredwell of Florida and Karen Wiess of Washington State; three nephews, Mike Webb of Fort Smith, Gary Walker of Cypress, Texas, and Phillip Webb of Washington State ;and multiple grandnieces and nephews.

Family will visit with relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.

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