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Jack E. Batson

Jack E. Batson, 90, of Lincoln, Ark., lost his 20-year battle to Parkinson's Disease on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Lincoln, Ark. He was born March 27, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Roy Arthur and Rachel Charity (Gilbert) Batson.

He was a loving and caring father and husband. He and Pauline were married for 70 years. He was the first FFA president at Lincoln Public Schools. He excelled in many sports and coached baseball for many years. He was a skilled craftsman and mason. He and Pauline built the house they lived in. He always had time for others. He taught his boys multiple skills and to always show up for work, do your best, and treat everyone with respect. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfred and Arthur Batson; and one sister, Emma Jean Hutchcraft.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Batson; four sons, Jack Batson Jr. of Bentonville, Ark., Dale Batson of Fayetteville, Ark., Tommy and wife Linda Batson of Lincoln, Mickey Batson of Lavaca, Ark.; one brother, Clifford Batson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mary Bullard of Round Rock, Texas; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and multiple nephews and nieces.

Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark. Burial was in the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln.

An online guest book is available at www.luginbuel.com.

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

Stephen Scott England

Stephen Scott England, 58, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born Nov. 12, 1960, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Louis and Beverly (Cox) England. He grew up in St. Louis and attended Kirkwood Schools and the University of Montana. He married the love of his life, Lyn Griffin, in Las Vegas while attending an England family reunion.

He worked at Chem-Fab in Hot Springs, Ark., where he retired with back injuries. He and Lyn moved to Russellville, Ark., and eventually to Prairie Grove with their three dogs.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Ben England.

Survivors include his wife, Lyn Griffin England; his mother, Beverly England McFadden and her husband Charlie of Hot Springs; two brothers, Louis "Gus" England of Oakland, Calif., and Richard Thomas England of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mary Brooks England of Santa Rosa, Calif.

He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

He will be interred alongside his father and brother in Amory, Miss. Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to your favorite rescue dog facility.

An online guest book is available at www.luginbuel.com.

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

Drucilla Olga Fidler

Drucilla Olga Fidler, 90, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark. She was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Greenwood, Ark., the daughter of Ira and Opal (Fuller) Cross.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Harold Fidler and one brother Duane Cross.

Survivors include four daughters, Frances Rippey, Cheryl Hall, Gwen Brown and Terri Rodriguez; two sisters, Joy Car and Ann Whitehouse; one brother, David Cross; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Faith Covenant Church in Prairie Grove. Burial was in the Sharp Cemetery in Prairie Grove.

An online guest book is available at www.luginbuel.com.

Sherry Kennedy

Sherry Kennedy, 53, of Lincoln, Ark., died Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born March 3, 1966, in California to Leonard and Barbara Hulsey.

She is survived by four sons, Austin Kennedy (Katie), Nick Jackson (Katie), Sam Jackson (Cassidy), Dakota Jackson (Monica); and six grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.WestfieldChapel.com.

Westfield Chapel Funeral Home of Springdale, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy 'Dottie' Lorraine Maxwell

Dorothy "Dottie" Lorraine Maxwell, 75, passed away Thursday May 23, 2019.

She was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She married Charles Maxwell Jan 10, 1962. She spent many years riding motorcycles and breeding American Pit Bull Terriers alongside her husband. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked at Elk Horn and Black Hawk before going to work at Walmart in the garden department. She had a work ethic and energy level most young people could not relate to! Her kindness has touched the hearts of many.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; one son, Jack Maxwell; two sisters, Rose Merriott and Edith Phillips; five brothers, Ike and Jimmy Gayman, Troy, Harry, and Ray Davidson.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Maxwell and her husband James Ott of Farmington, Ark.; son, Chuck Maxwell of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Tom Gayman and Roy Davidson; 10 grandchildren, Cassandra Maxwell, Brandee Wooten, Joey Fowler, Timothy Fowler, Ambyr Henninger, Marcus Maxwell, J.C. Maxwell, Scarlett Maxwell, Leandra Houle and Brittany Maxwell; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.WestfieldChapel.com.

Westfield Chapel Funeral Home of Springdale, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.

Bette Janice Nall

Bette Janice Nall, 76, of Prairie Grove, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of Homer J. and Willie Mae (Holton) Brock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prairie Grove where she taught ladies Sunday School for 28 years. She also served God through several mission trips and disaster relief. Among many of her accomplishments she was a talented artist. She loved to paint, sew and enjoyed helping others.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Don Brock.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bo Nall; three sons, Marty Nall and his wife Laura of Prairie Grove, Mason Nall of Springdale, and Marcus Nall of Prairie Grove; one daughter, Melody Mize and her husband Jeffrey of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren, Kristen Mize, Kalee Bates, Cole Mize and his wife KayCee, Hunter Nall, Henlie Nall, Addie Nall, Ava Nall and Anna Nall; and two great-grandchildren, Preslie Mize and Emery Bates.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Prairie Grove. Burial was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762

An online guest book is available at www.luginbuel.com.

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

Barbara Yvonne Davis Rainwater

Barbara Yvonne Davis Rainwater, 87, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, in a local hospital. She worked for Wortz Biscuit Company in Fort Smith and she was an administrator of a local nursing home in Prairie Grove.

She was born at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, lived, and graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1949. She was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Iola Marley. She married Vernon Rainwater in June of 1951. She had met him while Vernon and one of his brothers had visited her church, New Bethel Assembly of God Church in Fort Smith. A short two months later they married and never missed a day being together. She was a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.H. and Charlotte Mae (Marley) Davis; one son, Vernon Don Rainwater Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Vernon of the home; two daughters, Charlotte Smith and husband, Tom Smith, Vera Dee Rainwater all of Prairie Grove; Robert H. Rainwater of Connecticut and Rickie Rainwater of Fayetteville; one sister, Glenda Syrock of Texas; one brother, Richard B. Davis of Texas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Leon Tollett

Leon Tollett, 67, of Lincoln, Ark., died Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was born Sept. 6, 1951, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Auston and Hattie Tollett.

He is survived by his mother, Hattie Glass; his children, Daniel Tollett, Jayne Lynn Boiling, Justin Tollett; his brothers, Curtis Tollett, Thurman Tollett, Dennis Glass; sister, Lawana Smith; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special niece and care giver, Holly Martin; and many other nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.WestfieldChapel.com.

Westfield Chapel Funeral Home of Springdale, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.

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