Modena Gooch, 79, of Avoca, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Garfield, to Richard Milton and Virginia Ann Hobbs Wilks.
She was a longtime resident of the area, moving to Avoca 32 years ago from California. She married Carl Gooch on June 7, 1957, in Grove, Okla.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church of Pea Ridge for 18 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrell Albert Boen; a son, Carl Junior Gooch; a stepgrandson, Richard Dale Mosely; five brothers, Melburn Wilks, Wilburn Wilks, Murlin Wilks, Orvil Wilks and Jim Wilks; and a sister, Geneva "Peggy" Brown.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Gooch; three sons, Richard Boen and Earl Wayne Boen, both of Garfield, and Edward Boen of Willard, Mo.; a daughter, Janett Bell of Pea Ridge; a stepdaughter, Barbara Ross of Purdy, Mo.; a brother, Eugene Wilks of Washing-ton state; six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Sisco Funeral Home chapel in Pea Ridge with Jack Wilcox and Anthony Lane officiating. Burial was at Bayless Cemetery near Gateway.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western Arkansas, 3405 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714).
Dovie Dortha Jones Gore
Dovie Dortha Jones Gore, 88, of Bentonville, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at her home. She was born in Arapaho, Okla., on Aug. 31, 1912, to John Spencer and Emmaline Louise Mann Jones.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Bentonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe P. Gore, in 1972; her father, John Jones, in 1960; her mother, Emmaline Jones, in 1950; three sisters, Ocie Cabaness and Grace Wagner, both of Clinton, Okla., and Sylvia Howard of Tulsa, Okla.; and two brothers, Orvil Jones of Bentonville and Clifford Jones of Granby, Mo.
She is survived by three sons, Zahn Clark Gore of Katy, Texas, Gale Marshall Gore of Bentonville and Don Wendell Gore, West Fork; three daughters, Zona Louise Reynolds of North Little Rock, Lois Sheral Richardson of Pea Ridge and Lynda Carol Galyean of Hiwasse; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, all of Oklahoma.
There was no visitation. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, at First Christian Church in Bentonville with the Revs. Don Morrow and Billy Howard officiating. Inter-ment was at Bentonville City Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Ser-vice of Bentonville.
Max E. Roller
Max E. Roller, 78, of Bella Vista, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Loveland, Colo., to Omar Lawrence and Cassie Lane Roller.
He moved to Bella Vista in 1984 from Bismarck, N.D. He was a member of St. Theodore's Episcopal Church of Bella Vista, the American Legion and Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Roller; two sons, Randolph Roller of Springfield, Ill., and Charles L. Roller of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Deborah McMutt of Brookfield, Conn.; a brother, Waldo Roller of Laramie, Wyo.; a sister, Esther Lee Jebens of Fort Collins, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at St. Theodore's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father Craig E. Gavin officiating.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials may be made to St. Theodore's Episcopal Church, 1001 Kingsdale Road, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714).
'Colonel' Karl Bayer
"Colonel" Karl Bayer, 49, of Pineville, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born Dec. 12, 1952, in Garden City, Kan., to Joseph Adam and Margaret Ellen Gatlin Bayer.
He had lived in the northwest Arkansas area for 22 years. He went to auctioneer school in Fort Smith in 1989 and was an auctioneer for more than 10 years. He moved to Pineville four years ago.
He was on the Highfill Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed raising goats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Adam and Margaret Ellen Gatlin Bayer; and a sister, Jo Ellen Spears.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Bayer of Pineville; a step-son, Kevin Owens of Houston; two step-daughters, Jennifer Baker of Ashdown and Kari Owens of Dallas; five brothers, Donald Bayer of Ponca City, Okla., Adam Bayer, Lester Bayer and Rex Bayer, all of Garden City, and Marty Bayer of Gentry; six sisters, Catherine Base of Cherryvale, Kan., Patty Quint of Mesa, Ariz., Mary Burrell of Siloam Springs, and Karen Lubbers, Sharon Moran and Toni Martin, all of Garden City; six grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Laura Fleetwood officiating.
Harold Calvin Boone
Harold Calvin Boone, 85, of Bella Vista, and formerly of the Chicago area, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Oklahoma City, to Philip and Pearl Mason Boone.
He taught at OU in the Army/Navy Program of Engineering. He was drafted and sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He received a commission and worked in the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.
He worked for Texas Empire Pipeline Co. of Tulsa, Okla., between 1947 and 1951. He worked for more than 30 years for People's Gas Co. of Chicago as chief corrosion control engineer.
His family lived in Clarendon Hills, Ill., and were members of Westmount, Ill., Methodist Church for many years.
He and his wife moved to Bella Vista in 1982. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista and of the Methodist Men's Club. He helped organize Bella Vista Crime Watch and received an award for 15 years of service.
He was an old car enthusiast and a member of the Foothills of the Ozarks Antique Auto Club. He was also on the board of Helping Hands Inc. in Bentonville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Boone; and a sister, Phyllis Persley.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Boone; and two sons, Roger Boone of Melbourne, Fla., and David Boone of King George, Va.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Bella Vista First United Methodist Church, and burial was at Bella Vista Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bella Vista First United Methodist Church 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714).
Oliver Lee Carrier
He married Peggy L. Hulett on Aug. 18, 1952, in Bentonville. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Hiwasse Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Carrier.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy L. Hulett Carrier; three sons, Lofty Carrier of Hiwasse, Ward Carrier of Gravette and Wade Carrier of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Lonnie Hoffman of Perry, Okla.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Graveside funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hiwasse with Gene Roberts of Hiwasse Church of Christ officiating.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Service of Gravette.