Jonell Powers Sullivan, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born on January 8, 1930 in Uvalde (Campwood), Texas. She was the daughter of William Joseph Powers and Hallie Jewel (McGowan) Powers Chambers. She passed away at her home Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the age of 85 years in Eureka Springs, AR.
She was the owner of Two Dumb Dames Fudge Factory, which was her passion for the last 35 years.
Jonell is survived by: One very special Sister/best friend Barbara Dicks of Eureka Springs, AR; three daughters Billie Jo Sullivan, Cherry Lynn Sullivan, Lana Jewel & husband Tony Walker; one son, Daniel Peter Lloyd, all of Eureka Springs, AR; seven grandchildren, BJ Lloyd Allee, Amanda Lloyd Lindsey, Joel David Walker, Bobbie Vaught, all of Eureka Springs, AR, Brandi Wright Phillips of Van Buren, AR; Jennifer Wright of Hatfield, AR; one adopted granddaughter, Darla Danvers-Hubbel of Arlington, TX; eleven great grandchildren, Tyler Allee, Tanner Allee, William Allee, AnaBella Allee, Hallie White, Olivia Lindsey, Wyatt Walker, Shelby Vaught, Ashley Wright & Chelsea Abendroth, all of Eureka Springs, AR; Cameron Wright of Hatfield, AR; four great great grandchildren, Lyla Wright, Adalynn Pena-Allee, Chase Abendroth, & Gracynn Allee. Two Brothers, Robert Joseph Powers of Corpus Christi, TX, Clifford Boyd Chambers of Seward, AK; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends she called “her family”.
She was raised on a ranch in the hill country of Texas. She moved to Colorado to raise her family. She successfully ran a knitting & yarn shop. She learned to silversmith and opened a jewelry store in Colorado Springs, which she later moved to Eureka Springs and co operated as The Chaparral with Sullie for 14 years. She opened Two Dumb Dames in 1980 with her mother Hallie. Jonell along with her daughter Lana and grand daughters BJ & Amanda have continued to operate it. She loved kids and shared her home with many of them that needed a home. Her family, especially her grand children, were her world. She loved them unconditionally every day. Jonell lived her life with grace, compassion, and dignity.
Preceded in death by her former husband, William “Sullie” George Sullivan, her parents, William Joseph Powers and Hallie Jewel (McGowan) Powers Chambers, two brothers Paul William Powers and Jack Donald Powers, one sister, Evelyn June (Powers) Moore.
Memorial service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Nelsons Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs, AR with Pastor Rudy Sanchez officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to the Flint Street Food Bank, 33 N. Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or People Helping People. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Mary Retha Jones
Mary Retha Jones, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born on February 13, 1931 in Oak Grove, AR. She was a daughter of Charles Samuel and Letha Joy (High) Philpot. She passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the age of 83 years.
She was a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Mikeal & wife Teresa Jones of Gladstone, MO; one daughter, Marilyn Joy Ray of Berryville, AR; two grandchildren, Matthew Jones of Chico, CA; Amy & husband Brian Hellums of Raymore, MO; three great grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail, Nathaniel & one on the way; several cousins, nieces & nephews and a host of other family and friends.
On November 5, 1949 she was united in marriage with Reyburn Jones who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Letha Philpot, one son, Danny Jones & one son-in-law, Ronnie Ray.
Visitation will be 5 until 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel of Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Hale Cemetery Chapel with Bro. Curtis Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at the Hale Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, POB 97, Oak Grove, AR 72660 or Gideon’s International, POB 362, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Raphael Troccoli, a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, he was born March 3, 1956, to Marion and Angelo Troccoli. He passed away on January 22, 2015 after an ongoing struggle with COPD, complicated by other health issues. He was 58 years old.
Raphael loved sharing whatever he had from the time he was a child in New York. Raphael would do things as small as bringing coffee over to things as big as dropping off a piece of his furniture for someone in need.
As a youth, Raphael took much pleasure in performing and making others smile. Later, he secured a high school diploma and went on to Beauty School in New York to earn a cosmetology license. In 1994, he attended the Allen Schwartz Institute of Allied Health in New York City to secure certification as a phlebotomist in order to assist in the care of his longtime girlfriend, Genevieve, who'd been diagnosed with cancer. In May of 2000, Raphael completed Hospice Volunteer training in Florida, and stayed with his elderly parents to assist them. Randy went on to earn a diploma from the Ft. Pierce Beauty Academy in Ft. Pierce, FL, and practiced until his move to the Carroll County area in late 2006. He continued as always to offer his services to those in need at no charge.
Raphael's faith in the face of adversity never wavered.
Raphael is survived by his two sisters, Paula Mary Troccoli, and Nancy Lynn Rogonia of Florida.
A brief service will be held to honor his life on Valentine's day at 10 AM at Victoria Woods, apartment 11, for his friends and loved ones to share memories. Cremation arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service.
Faith LilyAnn Kennedy
Faith LilyAnn Kennedy, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born on January 24, 2015 in Johnson, AR. She was a daughter of Austin and Joy (Harrington) Kennedy. She passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 18 weeks of age.
She is survived by her parents, Austin & Joy Kennedy of Eureka Springs, AR; grandparents, Patricia & Gregory Wilson of Eureka Springs, AR; one niece, Sandra Nash of Eureka Springs, AR; three uncles, Robert & Michelle Kennedy of Friendswood, TX; Matthew Harrington of League City, TX; Jason Harrington of League City, TX; aunt, Dana Novak of Alvin, TX; several other family and friends and a host of loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Michael & Sandy Nash, grandfather, David Allan Kennedy, cousins, Kaitlyn Christian & Nathaniel Novak.
There will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the www.babyfaiths.myevent.com to help with the medical expenses. The family would like to thank the Inspiration Point Fire Department, family and friends for prayers & support during this difficult time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Darline Rosemarie Hober
Darline Rosemarie Hober, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born on January 22, 1924 in Brainard, NE. She was a daughter of Clarence James and Laura (Sokup) Kubicek. She passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the age of 91 years.
Darline was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a homemaker. Darline was one of the founders of the St. Elizabeth Gift Shop and worked over thirty five + years as manager.
She is survived by two daughters, Loretta & Tim Cumings of Georgia; Sherry Sullivan of Eureka Springs, AR; one step brother, Jim Kubicek of Conway, AR; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins, friends and loved ones.
For over 50 years she was married to Robert Marion Hober who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Clarence & Laura Kubicek.
Visitation will be 8:00 until 9:45 AM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Friday, January 30, 2015 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Interment will be at the St. Elizabeth Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Darline Hober Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Cornerstone Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Louise Erter, a resident of Ozark, Missouri, was born on April 30, 1920 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a daughter of Wiley O. and Grace (Pippins) Cotten. She passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Ozark, MO at the age of 94 years.
Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Billy Gene Sooter
Billy Gene Sooter, a resident of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, was born on April 7, 1938 in Carroll County, Arkansas. He was a son of Floyd and Ellen (Filbeck) Sooter . He passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR at the age of 76 years.
Billy was a member of the Pentecost Church of God.
Billy was united in marriage with Phyllis Stanphill Sooter of thirty years. He is also survived by three sons; Willie Sooter of Berryville, AR; Wes Sooter & wife Donna of Berryville, AR; David Rowlett of Berryville, AR daughters; Lela Huffman & husband Vern of Apple Valley, CA; Lisa Carlson & husband Joel of Witter, AR two brothers; Troy Sooter & wife Velma of Long Beach, CA; Ronnell Sooter & wife Jennie of Oak Grove, AR; two sisters, Janice Larsen & husband Tom of Huntsville, AR; Kay Peden & husband Roger of Oak Grove, AR; mother-in-law, Ota Stanphill, six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents: Floyd and Ellen Sooter; son, Billy Joe Sooter.
Visitation will be 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Floyd Saffell and Pastor Gerry Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at the Jones Cemetery in Berryville, AR under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.