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Harold Eddie Johnson

6/20/1939 -8/14/2016


Harold Edward Johnson, ďHaroleddieĒ 77, died August 14, 2016 at his home in Rudd with his daughter and son at his side. He was born June 20, 1939, just outside Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Elbert and Oma (Staten) Johnson.

Harold was an Arkansas native and lived his younger years mostly in the Carroll County area; however, he left home for the Los Angeles, California area (Lancaster) for the first time at age 14. He permanently moved there at age 15 and built a successful hay hauling business until the age of 32. In 1971, 45 years ago, he bought a farm in Arkansas and moved back home to raise his children in a wholesome environment. He and his wife of 50 years, Jo, toiled side by side with the help of their son, Bob, and made an extremely successful business out of farming poultry and cattle.

In his leisure, he was an avid sports fan spending time watching his favorite teams play: Dodgers, Cubs, and Rams. He had just as much fun watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys lose. Harold was a champion in whatever he decided to do. He won a place in the Hall of Fame of the Antelope Valley Fair Rural Olympics for multiple winnings and the breaking of multiple records. He spent nearly 40 years riding and training Missouri Fox Trotters and won two World Championships. He also served on the board of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association for three years. He instilled and nurtured that incredibly ambitious, fierce, and winning spirit into his children, Bob and Wendy, so that they could indeed live productive and successful lives.

The only thing that rivaled his zest for life was his love for his family and pride in his children. He was always a man of hope in any given situation, one of his inspirational catch phrases, ďItís okay. We can do hard things.Ē served as words of encouragement for himself and his family.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Wendy J Poole and Hal Poole of Fayetteville and his son, Bob Ladd, and daughter-in-law, Brenda Ladd, of Rudd, and by many nephews and nieces and best friend, Morris Howlett. He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Johnson, his parents, and by all of his siblings: Carroll Burton Johnson, Gerald Johnson, and Virginia Leota Meadows.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas. A memorial celebration of his life and legacy will be held on Friday, 2:00 p.m., August 19, 2016 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas. Interment will follow at High Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Dinner will be provided at Haroldís home in Rudd directly after interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Harold and Jo Johnson Scholarship Fund which will benefit students in Carroll County Schools at any AnStaff Bank location. Online condolences may be sent to the family at







Margie Ann Butera

10/3/1936 -8/11/2016


MARGIE ANN BUTERA of Eureka Springs, Arkansas was called to our Lord August 11, 2016. She passed with peace and grace, with her family by her side. She was born on October 3, 1936, to Albert and Bertha Zumstein.

Margie was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her. She knew how to make people laugh and there was never a dull moment when you were in her presence. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys in life
were gardening and being with her family.

She is survived by her children, Edward Corneail and wife, Michele of Oxford, Michigan, Durinda Pena of Harrison, Arkansas; Rondi Grigg and her Jimmy of Harrison, Arkansas; sister, Margaret Storey of Lake Orion, Michigan; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Bertha Zumstein; three sisters, Mildred Peck, Dorthy Walker, and Charlene Covington, and her infant son.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Hills at 501 East Sherman Ave. Harrison, AR 72601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. and online condolences may be sent to family at








Tammy Robison

2/8/1971 -8/4/2016


TAMMY ROBISON, a resident of Oak Grove, Arkansas was born February 8, 1971 in Branson, Missouri a daughter of Jimmy Ray and Linda Sue (Holt) Parton. She departed this life Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Oak Grove, Arkansas at the age of 45 years.

On November 28, 1990 Tammy was united in marriage to Matthew D. Robison, who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her two sons, James Robison of Lemoore, California and Jeremiah Robison of Warrensburg, Missouri; parents, Jimmy Ray and Linda Sue Parton of Oak Grove, Arkansas; brother, Jimmy Lance Parton, and wife Angelia of Oak Grove, Arkansas; sister, Tonia Tanksley and husband, Jeff of Berryville, Arkansas; sister Terri Rice and husband, Josh of Washington; several nieces, nephews, other family, friends and loved ones.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Harvest Assembly Church, Oak Grove, Arkansas with Pastor Todd Rogers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. and online condolences may be sent to the family at










Steven Endris

9/3/1953 -8/4/2016


Steven Mark Endris, age 62, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas went to be with our lord on August 4, 2016, in the home of his loving sister Patricia Wilson and brother-in-law Greg Wilson. Steven was born on September 3, 1953 to parents Robert T. Endris and Clara M. Endris in Pana, Illinois, but then moved to Texas when he was 10 years old. He lived in Texas until tragedy and moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 2014.

Steven was by all accounts a wonderful human being, a master carpenter who could build something out of nothing and sometimes something into nothing! He loved wood! Steven could make you crack up laughing one minute and also want to make you pull your hair out the next, but no matter what, if he had the opportunity or the means to help another he would.
Steven would go out of his way to help a complete stranger even though Steven needed the help just as bad. Steven was a giver, not a taker. Steven understood human kindness even when people or life wasn't good to him!

Steven was a lover of all life and never had an ounce of hate in his heart. Steven was polite and kind! Every person who had the honor to come into Stevenís life has a story to tell, it could be good, it could be corky, it could be out of this world, but one thing is certain, Steven left his mark on folks.

Steven always knew he was put on this earth to do Godís work and follow in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ. Steven was a devoted Catholic who did his very best to live by Godís word.

No matter Stevenís living situations, lack of money and tangible items, Steven would always have his bible and a smile on his face. Steven did the best with what he had and the situation he was given, but one thing is certain, if you needed help, Steven was there! If you needed something fixed or built, Steven was there; need a laugh, talk to Steve; want to blow your mind, talk to Steve; want a shoulder to cry on, go to Steve; feeling lonely, go to Steve; want a grilled cheese sandwich or some crazy concoction of food that you never in a million years think you would eat, but when you took a bite and it is fabulous, go see Steve.

Steven also loved his sisters cooking. He would say it's like living in a 5-star hotel! There isnít enough that can sum up the life and personality of Steve, but one thing is certain, if you had the honor to meet him, or know him, you have a story for life. We were the lucky ones because we knew him!

Steven enjoyed Arkansas and the people! He got to do and see so much! He loved the animals and the chores. He held a new born calf and he would collect eggs every day. Help his sister, nephews and niece in a drop of a hat! Steven never complained! He loved God, People, Animals and Life!

Steve is survived by his children Laura Endris, Heather Matherene and Aaron Endris. Steven had 8 Grandchildren! Sister Patricia Wilson and husband Greg Wilson of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; brother Bob Endris and wife Peihong Endris of Pearland, Texas; brother Ken Endris and wife Deborah Endris of Hooks, Texas. Steven is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, which he held unconditional love for and was always happy to see!

Steven is preceded in death by his parents Robert T. Endris and Clara M. Endris. He helped care for his parents in their last remaining years! He always gave unconditional love, a gentle touch and a loving hand! Steven is also preceded in death by his nephews, Christian Novak, Nathaniel Novak and niece Kaitlyn Novak! He loved them very much!

He was a great son, great brother, great uncle and he loved his children and grandchildren. He glowed when he saw them or got to see a photo! He loved deep close and far! There wasn't an ugly bone in his body! We as a family were blessed because we knew his heart!
We will love and miss you forever! Gone to soon!









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