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Lena Alene Gurney

Lena Alene Richards Gurney, 75, of Farmington, Ark., moved to her eternal Heavenly Home on May 8, 2018, peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law by her side at their home where she had lived for the past five years.

She was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Hagarville, Ark., the daughter of Leonard and Sylvia Richards.

She was always putting others first. She was very selfless and giving, regardless of her own needs. She volunteered for several years at the Salvation Army. She was very active with her church and loved to crochet. She had a strong Faith and loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Summers, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ralph Gurney; both parents; one brother, Kelvin Richards; and one sister, Sharren Richards.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Beard and husband Danny of Farmington; a son, Arron Gurney and wife Betty of Mabelvale, Ark.; one sister, Normaline Crow of Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, Lawrence Richards and wife Wilma of Clarksville, Ark., and Clarence Richards of Cedarville, Ark.; four grandchildren, Matthew Beard, Stephen Beard, Zachary Gurney and Christopher Gurney; one great-grandchild, Alex Gurney; and several nieces, nephews and great friends.

A funeral service was held Friday, May 11, at Moore's Chapel. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 643, Lincoln, AR 72744.

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Moore's Chapel Funeral Home of Fayetteville, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.

Chester Lawrence Lockhart

Chester Lawrence Lockhart, 65, was welcomed home to the loving arms of God on Thursday, May 10, 2018. He passed away in his home in Springdale, Washington County, Ark. He was fearless facing a second battle with cancer but God decided one hard fight was enough.

He was born March 6, 1953, to Kenneth "K.L." Lockhart of Waynoka, Okla., and Juanita Mae (Phillips) Lockhart of Prairie Grove, Ark. He was a 1971 graduate of West Fork High School in West Fork, Ark. Throughout his lifetime he never steered far from home continuing to live in the area.

He was a light-hearted, carefree soul who never met a stranger. His heart never saw the bad in anyone and his bright eyes and permanent smile immediately won the hearts of those around him.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Shonda, and both of his parents, K.L. and Juanita.

He is survived by his three adult children, whom he never called by their given names, Jack Marler (Jackson) and his wife Tinker of Dutch Mills, Ark., Jill Franks (Willie) of Springdale and Janet Hays (Anet) and her husband Kendall of West Fork; nine beautiful grandchildren, Victoria, Taylor, Eber, Grace, Kaylea, Shyla, Ronnie Dayle, Olivia and Tate; and his five surviving siblings, Roger Lockhart of Van Buren, Ark., Carl Lockhart and Charlie Lockhart both of Hogeye, Ark., Carol Hulse and Keneita Spencer both of Prairie Grove, Ark. and his special dog companion, Charlie, who meant the world to him.

With respect to his wishes there will be no funeral service. He will rest near his parents at McDonald Cemetery, 12498 County Road 281, West Fork, AR.

His family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to Dr. Thaddeus Beck and his team at Highlands Oncology Group. They celebrated victory many times together.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angels Among Us at Highlands Oncology in Fayetteville, Ark., in his honor.

Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Harold Presson

Richard Harold Presson, 82, of Farmington, Ark., passed away Sunday May 6, 2018, in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born June 13, 1935, in East Prairie, Mo., the son of William Paul and Lena Thomure Presson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Paul Presson Jr.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary L. McAlpin of Farmington and Margaret Gones of Poxico, Mo.; four nephews, Steve Smith of Poxico, Randy Smith of St. Louis, Mo., William (Bill) Paul Presson III of California, Jim Presson of St. Louis; a niece, Bobbi Smith of Elkins, Ark.; and a double first cousin, Robert (Bob) Presson of St. Louis; several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

A funeral service was held Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Moore's Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Elkins. To sign the online guest book visit

Moore's Chapel Funeral Home of Fayetteville was in charge of arrangements.

Ova Mae Quinton

Ova Mae Quinton, 94, of Morrow, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Swain, Ark., the daughter of Denver and Nettie Mary (Eastep) Swain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waid Quinton and one daughter, Patricia Hodges.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Deborah Hodges of Tulsa, Okla; two nieces, Judy Pinkerton of Dutch Mills, Ark., and Marilyn Pinkerton of Tulsa; two nephews, Connie Swain of Cave Springs, Ark., and Bobby Swain of Tulsa; and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral service was held 1 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Mt. Pleasant Holiness Church in Morrow. Burial was in the Bethesda Cemetery.

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Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.

Max Corman Tate

Max Corman Tate, 96, of Farmington, Ark., passed away peacefully Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. He was born July 8, 1921, in Savoy, Ark., the son of Russell Edgar and Eula Frances (Smith) Tate.

He graduated high school from Farmington. On Oct. 1, 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving in the 401st AAA Gunnery Battalion during World War II. After the army he came home to Farmington where he was a long-time member and Elder of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church. He was a farmer, but also drove a grocery truck and in 1957 he went to work for the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville and retired from there in 1981.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Elizabeth Arlene Nelson Tate; his parents; and one brother, Homer Tate.

He is survived by two daughters, Charolette Mefford and husband Nathan of Springdale and Carmen Garrett and husband Chuck of Bentonville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Sheri Brady and husband Jeff and Kelly Hughes and husband Mike all of Springdale; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Hughes and Kaitlyn Brady of Springdale; one brother, L.D. Tate and wife Dorthea; and one sister, Lucile Cann.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark. Burial will be in the Cemetery Hill Cemetery in Farmington.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Tate, Aubrey Kinion, David Tate, John Munyon and Rick Clayton.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Springdale, 100 South Gutensohn Road, Springdale, AR 72762 or the Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR 72762.

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Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Jane Elizabeth Vest

Jane Elizabeth Vest, 65, of Farmington, Ark., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

She was born Oct. 23, 1952, in Harrison, Ark., to Perry and Ernestine Trotter. She was a beloved mother who single-handedly raised her two sons. She was also an esteemed elementary school librarian, and after retirement, she served on the Washington County Library Board and as a volunteer for the Farmington Public Library. She enjoyed reading, playing board games, and spending time with family. Moreover, she loved people, and her happiness and positivity touched many people throughout her lifetime. She will be missed. She was a proud supporter of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Eric Vest and fiancée, Lina, of Bella Vista, Ark., and Josh Vest and wife, Becca, of Fayetteville, Ark.; a grandson, Croxton Vest of Fayetteville; a sister, Nancy Thompson of Springdale, Ark.; an aunt, Dorothy Murray of Harrison, Ark.; a niece, Elizabeth Sniff of Fayetteville; two nephews, Riley McCormick of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Ryan McCormick of Springdale; and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Farmington United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held May 9, 2018, at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison. A memorial service was held May 9, 2018, at Farmington United Methodist Church in Farmington.

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Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo Vincent

Betty Jo Vincent, 71, of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville, Ark.

She was born in Splendora, Texas, the daughter of Opal May Todd Oralak and Clifford Clark. She loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-dad, Matt Oralak; son, Danny Lee Vincent; granddaughter, Erica Cannady; and daughter-in-law, Lou Ann Vincent.

She is survived by three children, Daniel Vincent of Horatio, Ark., Amos and Josena Vincent of Prairie Grove, Ark., DeeAnn and David Cannady of Lonoke, Ark.; one sister, Opal Louise "Irene" Hall of Livingston, Texas; three grandchildren with another one on the way; one great-grandchild; and many loving family and friends.

A funeral service was held May 9, 2018, at Epting Funeral Home of Gravette, Ark. A graveside service was held at Peebles Cemetery near Livingston, Texas, on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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Epting Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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