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Lee Monroe Wise

8/17/1927 -3/28/2015

 

LEE WISE, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born August 17, 1927 in Berryville, Arkansas, a son of Marion Carter and Esther Ruth (Cheesman) Wise. He departed this life on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 87 years.

Lee worked as a truck driver. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

On August 09, 2003, Lee was united in marriage with Myrna (Bates) Wise who survives him of the home. He is also survived by four sons, Arvil Tyler and wife Florence of Green Forest, AR, Jimmy O’Neal of Dolphin, MO, Mitchell O’Neal of Green Forest, AR, and William O’Neal of Rogers, AR; one daughter, Peggy O’Neal of Fort Smith, AR; two brothers, Wilber Wise and J.R. Wise both of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Ruth Backus of CO; lots of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other friends and loved ones.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Carter and Esther Ruth Wise and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 02, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Reverend Mark Pepple officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Pension Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitney Nicole Gardner

7/19/1987 -3/26/2015

 

WHITNEY NICOLE GARDNER, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born July 19, 1987 in Berryville, Arkansas, a daughter of Rickey Joe Wilson and Patti (Doss) Parker. She departed this life on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 27 years.

Whitney was from day one Jesse’s Angel and will remain his Guardian Angel in Heaven watching over him and their two beautiful children. She was a wonderful, devoted, loving mother and wife.

Whitney was a giver of life, even after her own. In her last moments on earth she gave all she had left, by being an organ donor to help out a stranger. And part of her will live on and continue to give even after she is gone because that is the amazing woman she was.

On August 21, 2010, Whitney was united in marriage with Jesse Gardner who survives her of the home. She is also survived by two children, Kanten Gardner and Avaley Gardner also of the home. Other survivors include, father, Rickey Wilson of Southwest City, MO; mother and step-father, Patti and Jeff Parker of Berryville, AR; eight siblings, Ashley and husband John Kaler of Green Forest, AR, Victoria and husband Phylemon McDaniel of Green Forest, AR, Melissa Wilson of Berryville, AR, Justin Parker of Texarkana, AR, Jesse Parker of Berryville, AR, Lance Parker of Berryville, AR, Tyler Hefley of Harrison, AR, and Mia Parker of Sallisaw, OK; maternal grandparents, Pat and Shirley Doss of Berryville, AR; paternal grandparents, Dean and Harriet Hill of Berryville, AR and Wayne and Linda Stewart of Alpena, AR; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Billy Williams officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Farewell Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Whitney Gardner Memorial Fund at Community First Bank for Funeral Expenses, c/o Patti Parker, 1895 Highway 221 North, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MaryAnn Ruth Groves

8/20/1929 -3/26/2015  

 

RUTH GROVES, a resident of Lampe, Missouri, was born August 20, 1929 in Blue Eye, Arkansas, a daughter of Jessie Lee and Rosa Ella (DeLong) Parton. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in her home in Lampe, Missouri, at the age of 85 years.

Ruth was a member of the Highview Assembly of God Church in Lampe, Missouri. She enjoyed reading, sewing, puzzles, and cooking.

Ruth is survived by three children, Carolyn and husband Barry Clay of Lampe, MO, Danny Groves and wife Gayle of Ozark, MO, and Gayle and husband Jeff Simpson of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Parton and wife Betty of Blue Eye, MO; and a host of other family and friends.

On November 07, 1947, Ruth was united in marriage with Bill S. Groves who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Jessie and Rosa Parton; one daughter, Sherry Newman; two sisters; and six brothers.

Visitation will be from 2:30 until 4:30 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Highview Assembly of God Church with Reverend Roger Ely and Reverend Robert Fairchild officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Highview Assembly of God Church, 4984 State Highway 13, Lampe, Missouri 65681. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Coleen Graves

4/17/1932 -3/22/2015

 

DONNA COLEEN GRAVES, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born April 17, 1932 in Alden, Kansas, the youngest daughter of Charles and Hazel (Partington) Gable. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 82 years.

Donna worked as a florist and was an active member of Lone Star Bible Church in Eureka Springs. She enjoyed toile painting, gardening, reading and studying the Bible. Donna always put God and family first. She was a very loving person, always ready to help when needed. She will rest in peace at Eureka Springs Cemetery.

Donna is survived by three daughters, Cheryl C. and husband Frank Fieser of Bella Vista, AR, Deanna K. and husband Billy Crane of Eureka Springs, AR, and Patricia and husband Jeff Bunch of Berryville, AR; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one faithful companion “Lizzy”; three sisters; one brother; and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

On June 07, 1947, Donna was united in marriage with Eugene M. Graves who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Hazel Gable and five siblings.

There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Eureka Springs Cemetery with Pastor Lanny Tanton officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Lone Star Bible Church, 3807 Highway 23 South, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen "Buzz" Lorene Bussey

8/3/1940 -3/21/2015

 

HELEN LORENE BUSSEY, resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born August 03, 1940 in Cabanal, Arkansas, daughter of Alvin and Della (Tackett) Grogan. She departed this life Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 74 years.

Helen was a member of Towering Oaks Church and worked as a dispatcher for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for twenty-two years. Many of her friends made during her years in law enforcement will remember her as “Miss Helen” or “Buzz”.

Helen is survived by daughter, Kim Moore of Berryville, AR; four brothers, Carl Grogan and wife Carolyn of Hatfield, AR, Robert Grogan and wife Odessa of Campo, CO, Howard Grogan and wife Thelva of Streamwood, IL, and Harold Grogan of Berryville, AR; two granddaughters, Shannan and husband Kurt Lovelace of Harrison, AR and Ashley Moore of Mayflower, AR; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

On October 19, 1960, Helen was united in marriage with Jerry Wayne Bussey who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Alvin and Della Grogan; three brothers, Clyde Grogan, Eugene Grogan, and Jack Grogan; two sisters, Virginia Sue Grogan and Violet Irene Hudson.

A gathering in her honor will be held from 10:00 A.M.~1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 11th at Towering Oaks Church, 1159 Highway 62 West, Berryville, AR 72616. Friends are welcome and encouraged to drop by and visit with the family in the lower level dining hall. Memorial donations may be made to Moore Cemetery Upkeep Fund, c/o Dean Wadel, 164 CR 709, Berryville, Arkansas 72616 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Hubert McKinney

8/9/1931 -3/21/2015

 

JAMES McKINNEY, a resident of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was born August 09, 1931 in Sanger, Texas, the son of William Hubert and Frankie (Feagans) McKinney. James went to be with his beloved Lord and Saviour on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas, at the age of 83 years.

James’ career was in transportation sales. He was a member of First Christian Church of Eureka Springs, the Elks Lodge, and World Mission Builders. James was a standout football player for Bovina High School in Bovina, Texas where he graduated in 1949. He served his country in the United States Air Force as an A&P Mechanic and Instructor during the Korean War. His passions included camping, nature, music, woodcarving, inventing, practical jokes, and singing in the praise choir at 1st Christian Church of Eureka Springs. James’ moto was “if he could make it – he didn’t buy it and if he could fix it – it wasn’t broke.” He loved his family and friends and gave much of his time and special talents to help and assist anyone who needed help.

On July 04, 1952, James was married to Estelle (Henley) McKinney in Gainesville, TX. He is survived by his wife of Holiday Island, AR; one daughter, Verbenda and husband Charles Harlow of Thousand Oaks, CA; two sons, James Kelly McKinney and wife Denise of Somonauk, IL and Gregory Neal McKinney of Morrison, CO; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Harlow, Lee McKinney, Lynnette Huml, Andrew Harlow, Mary McKinney, Kellen McKinney, and Declan McKinney; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones.

James was preceded in death by his parents, William Hubert and Frankie McKinney.

Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at First Christian Church of Eureka Springs. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at First Christian Church of Eureka Springs with Pastor Philip Wilson officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Tyson Cemetery in Valley View, TX. Service arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to “Prison Chapel Inc.” at the Joseph Harp Correction Center for World Missions Builders, 431 North Oakwood Road, Enid, Oklahoma 73703 or to the First Christian Church, 763 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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