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December 4, 2019 at 4:00 a.m.

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Connie G. McCutchen

Connie G. McCutchen, 84, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Waycross, Ga., passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

She was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Waycross, the daughter of James Clifford and Geraldine (Rykard) Gassett. She was a member of Cross Church in Fayetteville. She loved the Lord with all her heart. It was her mission in life to lead everyone she met to Christ. She made a friend everywhere she went.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Elton McCutchen; one daughter, Belinda Gail Dixon; one sister, Agnes Lyons; and one brother, Ray Sims.

She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Brammell and husband Robert of Fayetteville and Karen Monfils of Waycross; 10 grandchildren, Forrest Brammell, Isabelle Brammell, Chloe Brammell, Lee Jones, Cliff Jones, Mackie Jones, Dalton Monfils, Jay Hipps, Jenny Bryant, and Derek Dixon; 11 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Seth, Dillon, and Bailey Bryant, Tristan Dixon, Lainie, Alec, Parker, and Oly Jones, Kayden and Lacy Jones; one great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Bryant; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark., with burial following in the Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville.

An online guestbook is available at

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

Phyllis Jean Allen Pierce

Phyllis Jean Allen Pierce, 84, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. She was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Truth or Consequences, N.M., the daughter of Wallace Edward and Edna Louisa (Pearson) McAdams.

She valued education; besides obtaining her GED, she took typing, sewing, guitar, piano, and cake decorating classes. She obtained her real estate license and became a realtor. She worked in and outside her home, performing factory work, cafeteria work, sales and was a caregiver for the elderly. She loved sewing, crocheting and canning, taking pride in the beautiful rows of vegetables that she put up for her family. She was confident, resilient, and independent, willing to take risks and always striving to do better and be better. She was a selfless person, donating a kidney to her sister which prolonged her life by 17 years. She never mentioned this gift to anyone, preferring to act is if it never happened. She was more comfortable giving than receiving, was quite stubborn, and drove fast. Buicks were her vehicle of choice. She famously described herself as "tough," and her purse weighed more than she did. She loved fashion and high heels, and she enjoyed marathon shopping trips with her daughter and daughters-in-law. She rarely complained and her favorite thing to do was whatever everyone else wanted to do.

She and her first husband Andy became Christians in the early 80's, and their descendants reap the benefits of their example and prayers to this day. After Andy's death in 1986, Phyllis was alone for decades, never expecting fall in love again. Yet in 2009 she surprised everyone, including herself, by marrying a second time. She and Harold enjoyed a retirement lifestyle together, traveling, making new friends and ministering locally. It was Harold's loving care that enabled her to remain at home despite her failing health.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Andy Allen in 1986 and her son, Richard Allen in 2003.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Harold Pierce of Prairie Grove; a daughter, DeAnna Allen Henry and her husband Bill Henry of Prairie Grove; daughter-in-law, Julia Huey and her husband Billy of Jacksonville; a son, Leroy Allen and his wife Regina Allen of Rogers; four grandchildren, Jennifer Allen Patterson and her husband James, Karen Allen Jones and her husband Aaron, Christopher Allen, and Kenneth Allen and his wife Jacqueline Fain Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Kylee Patterson, Abel Patterson, Joshua Allen, Caleb Allen, Kayla Allen, Tiffany Allen, and little Noah Jones, born 11/27/2019; two sisters, Ellen McAdams Beal, Carrie McAdams Beal; one sister-in-law, Wanda McAdams; and many loved ones, family, and friends.

The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Luginbuel Funeral home and afterwards at the home of Bill and DeAnna Henry.

Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove. Burial was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery with no graveside service.

An online guest book is available at

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

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