Nora Alice Williams
NORA ALICE WILLIAMS, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born November 21, 1930 in the Navajo Community near Carr Lane, Missouri, a daughter of Lamuel Allen and Cora Alice (Freeman) Hendrickson. She departed this life Thursday, August 28, 2014 in her home in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 83 years.
Nora started as a school teacher in a one room school house by the age of seventeen near Bee Creek, Missouri. She finished her teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Berryville School System. She was a member of Antioch Church of God and the Secretary of Antioch Church for over fifty years. Nora was a choir leader for church and she truly loved singing for Christ. Her greatest joy was her family. She was a very loving, gracious, quiet, and gentle woman of faith. She was very devoted to the Lord and the church and her family. Nora was a member of the Domino Ladies, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, Ladies Missionary Auxiliary and one of the quilters at the Hideout School House.
Nora is also survived by two sons, Jimmy Williams and wife Evelyn and Gerald Williams and wife Dedra all of Berryville, AR; one daughter, Marcella and husband Jeff Darby of Berryville, AR; six grandchildren, Jana Williams, Jason Williams and wife Carolyn all of Berryville, AR, Marisa Williams of Pacifica, CA, Chelsea Williams of Fayetteville, AR, Stevin Williams, and Emma Darby both of Berryville, AR; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Russell and Jerica Russell both of Berryville, AR; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and numerous friends.
On November 24, 1949, Nora was united in marriage with Arlie G. Williams who preceded her in death. She is also preceded by her parents, Lamuel Allen and Cora Alice Hendrickson; three brothers, Lonnie, Arlis, and Ivan Hendrickson; one sister, Maudie Meadows; and one granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Williams.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Reverend Wayne Writer and Dale Merideth officiating. Interment will follow the service in the High Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616 or Mercy Hospice – Berryville, 804 West Freeman, Suite 4, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Margaret Francis Packham
Margaret Smith Packham died in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, August 26, 2014. Margaret was born in 1919, to Sam and Maggie Smith on a fruit and vegetable farm in Columbia, Missouri. One sister, Molly, had died in the flu epidemic of 1918, at the age of 17. Ten months later Margaret was born.
Another sister, Sally, was nearly 17 the day Margaret was born. So she was raised mostly as an only child, cherished and “spoiled”, her word.
After high school in Columbia she attended Business College there, describing herself as a “crackerjack secretary”. Over the years she worked for two insurance companies, an attorney and, after raising kids, went back to work as Secretary to the Security Manager of the Kansas City Safeway Stores Division. “Boy that job was fun. I just loved it.”
She married Walter Packham in 1941. The couple had three children: Robert D. Packham (wife Linda McCance Packham) of Hanover Park, IL; Margaret Lynn Packham Larson (husband Albert Larson) of Eureka Springs, AR; J. Stuart Packham (wife Tina Turner Packham) of Shawnee, KS.
The family settled in Kansas City, MO, in 1954. Margaret and Walter lived there until November, 1998, when they moved to live next door to their daughter in Eureka Springs. Walter died in January, 1999.
Margaret lived on alone in the house for fourteen years, happily crocheting, baking, puttering. She moved to Green Acre Lodge, at Holiday Island, AR, in August, 2013, where the caring staff did the daily tasks and she was free to crochet uninterrupted.
Margaret enjoyed the company of her seven grandchildren: Chris Packham of Astoria, NY; Jill Packham Edwards of Naperville, IL; Sandra Amoako-Packham of Cape Coast, Ghana; Sarah Larson McGettrick of Brunswick, GA; Jeffrey Larson of Fayetteville, AR; Cody Packham of Shawnee, KS; Julia Packham of Atlanta, GA; and one great granddaughter, Sydney McGettrick, of Brunswick, GA.
Margaret was a member of the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and a memorial service in her honor will be held there, 17 Elk Street, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30.
When asked, once, what she would like in her obituary, Margaret said, “She spent her declining years surrounded by yarn and with a crochet hook in her hand.”
Memorial donations may be made to the Kansas City Rescue Mission, 1520 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 or the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Garry Lee Alderson
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Gary Lewis Brooks
GARY LEWIS BROOKS, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born April 20, 1954 in Astoria, Oregon, a son of Clyde and Bernice (Jordon) Brooks. He departed this life Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 60 years.
Gary worked in the food service industry and owned a restaurant. He loved to garden.
Gary is survived by his partner, Chris Lund of the home in Eureka Springs, AR; two sisters, Patty White of Eureka Springs, AR and Beverly Brooks of Springfield, OR; one niece, Heidi Brooks; four nephews, Tony Brooks, Scotty Brooks, Dustin Brooks and Jeremy Brooks; and a host of other family and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Bernice Brooks.
Memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
David Ray Pritchard
David Ray Jones Pritchard passed away August 24, 2014 at the age of 54 years. He was born October 31, 1959 to Margaret Pritchard Jones and Robert Jean Jones who preceded him in death. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Dave & Audra Pritchard, who adopted him and raised him as their own, who also preceded him in death.
David was employed by Tyson foods for most of his adult life where he met and worked with people who later became friends and collegues.
He is survived by one son, Ethan David Pritchard of California; sister, Jeri Newberry of Green Forest, AR; a niece, Stacia Reed of Herriman, UT; a nephew, Cody Newberry of Draper, UT; one uncle Dale Pritchard of Berryville, AR; numerous other family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him best.
Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Service arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
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Ardythe Ann Hambrick
ARDYTHE ANN HAMBRICK, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born September 15, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Thomas Warren and Rose Ann (Favor) Hambrick. She departed this life Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 47 years.
Ardythe enjoyed reading and cooking. She mainly worked in the food service industry as well as other various jobs.
She is survived by her mother, Rose Cochran; two brothers, Tim Hambrick and wife May of North Carolina and Grant Hambrick and wife Betsy of Wisconsin; four nieces, Hannah, Emily, Madelyn and Freya; and a host of other family and friends.
Ardythe was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Hambrick.
Private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, 6486 Highway 62 East, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
John Matthew Summers
JOHN MATTHEW SUMMERS, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born April 19, 1932 in Berryville, Arkansas, a son of James Robert and James Nora Francis (Weirick) Summers. He departed this life Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 82 years.
John was a member of Southern Heights Baptist Church. He loved to go bowling with his grandchildren. He worked as general manager of the Carroll Boone Water District. John proudly served his country in the United States National Guard.
On June 09, 1951, John was united in marriage with Mary Sue (Collins) Summers who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Susan Summers and husband Kevin Wolfinbarger; one son, John Stephen Summers and wife Dana Lou of Santa Clarita, CA; four grandchildren, Courtney Dupree of Houma, LA, Nathan Carrico, James McEnaney and Christopher John McEnany all of Fayetteville, AR; two great-grandchildren, Bryan Dupree and Amy Elizabeth Dupree both of Houma, LA; one sister, Jessie Smith and husband Carroll of Harrison, AR; one brother, Tim Summers of Holiday Island, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of other family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert and James Nora Francis Summers; two brothers; and two sisters.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1st National Bank of Green Forest, Attn: Tiffany Ball, P.O. Box 272, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com