Arthur Richard Becker
Arthur Richard Becker, 81, of Bella Vista, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in Fort Smith. He was born May 19, 1921, to Anthony and Gertrude Van Hill Becker.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Vita Fresh Orange Juice Corp. from 1957 to 1969.
He moved to Bella Vista in March 1999 from Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended First United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed traveling overseas.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Anita Becker, Ronald and Amanda Becker, all of Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Tony Makransky of Houston; a stepson, Melvin Apana and his wife, Darlene, of Corning, Iowa; a brother and sister-in-law, Wally ,and Kathy Becker of Minnesota; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Bella Vista Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Bella Vista Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Bartruff officiating. Burial was at Bella Vista Cemetery, with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9063 of Bella Vista.
Memorials may be made to Bella Vista VFW Post 9063, 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista, Ark. (72714).
Douglas J. Harrington
Douglas J. Harrington, 86, of Bella Vista, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Rodney, Mich., to Vernor J. and Dorothy Barnhill Harrington.
He moved to Bella Vista 14 years ago from Minneapolis. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Harrington; a daughter, Valerie Dunton of La Canada, Calif.; a brother, Wayne Harrington of Mesa, Ariz.; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.
Nona Fay Mathews
Nona Fay Mathews, 72, of Bentonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Hiwasse, to Andy and Beulah Dean Fletcher.
She owned and operated the Horseshoe Cafe in downtown Bentonville and worked for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. until her retirement.
She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, dining with friends, and, after her retirement, traveling with her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Mathews, in October 2002; a brother, Everett Fletcher; and a sister, Genevieve Fletcher.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Mathews of Arlington, Va.; and two brothers, Dean Fletcher and Denice Fletcher, both of Hiwasse.
Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Hiwasse Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Larry Weihe officiating. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hiwasse.
Memorials may be made to the Hiwasse Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, P.O. Box 64, Hiwasse, Ark. (72739); or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Donor Service Center, P.O. Box 97151, Washington, D.C. (20090-7151).
Lou P. Norton
She married Carl E. Norton on July 14, 1934, in Lubbock, Texas.
She served in many organizations in Scottsbluff, Neb., and Midland, Texas. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, was past president of the Toastmistress Club and Yucca Garden Club, and served six years on the Council of Job's Daughters.
She received the Holsey Guillick Award for 14 years in adult leadership positions in Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the China Painters Club, and was an honorary and life member of the Seminary Women's Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
She had been a member of the Baptist Church since the age of 13, and was active in all areas of the church, especially "Wom-en's Work" and Sunday school.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Norton, on Sept. 21, 1993; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jean Garrett of Tulsa, Okla., and Barbara Ann Snell of Boise; three foster children, John Shearwood of Rice, Texas, Dore Dane of Plainview, Texas, and Ruth Pfenning of Scottsbluff; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Callison-Lough Funeral Service chapel in Bentonville. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Bella Vista Baptist Church i with the Rev. George O'Neel officiating. Burial was at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers.
Pallbearers were Bob Cartwright, Don Wright, Doug Saffell, Jeff Neuhaus, John Pfenning and Paul Pfenning.
Lois A. Pawlowski
Lois A. Pawlowski, 80, of Bella Vista, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Town of Lake, Wis., to Harry and Emma Goetzman Welter.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Bentonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Pawlowski.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Spencer and Sandi Waagen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jack Waagen of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Bentonville with the Rev. Ron Ray officiating.
Memorials may be made to an educational institution of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by Benton County Funeral Home of Bentonville.
Elmer Wever, 85, of Bella Vista, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. He was born June 6, 1917, in Benedict, Kan., to Elmer and Minnie Scott Wever.
He retired after 25 years with Greb X-Ray Co. in Wichita, Kan.
He moved to Bella Vista in 1985 from Wichita, and was active in the early days of the Kansas Club. He was a member of Bella Vista Community Church where he was active in various church functions and groups.
He was active in amateur theater, enjoyed entertaining friends at his home and traveling.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Hobart Wever; and two sisters, Bea Thompson and Bonnie Rice.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Doris M. Wever; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Eighmy and Bill Eighmy of Bartlesville, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in the chapel of Bella Vista Community Church with the Rev. Dick Lindman officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Farmington Cemetery in Fredonia, Kan.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers, Ark. (72756).
Cremation arrangements are by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.