Carrie Elizabeth Oliver
April 21, 1959 - July 2, 2007
Siloam Springs, AR
Visitation: Thursday, July 5
Funeral Service: Friday, July 6
Interment: Wood River Cemetery
Carrie Elizabeth Oliver, 48 of Siloam Springs, died Monday July 2, 2007 at her home.
She was born April 21, 1959 in Wood River, Nebraska to Richard Webster and Marilyn Vogt Webster.
Carrie was a wife, mother, national speaker, author, teacher, university instructor and Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her M.A. from Denver Seminary and her B.A. from the University of Nebraska.
She had over 15 years experience counseling both in community agencies and as part of church-based counseling centers. In addition to her clinical experience, she was the Director of the University Relationships Initiative with the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Carrie was part of a team that designed and delivered programs to help students cultivate emotional and relational maturity during their pivotal college years. She also worked with church leaders and individual congregations to help them become more effective in ministering to the whole person.
In addition to consulting and training Carrie specialized in counseling with couples, women’s issues, and helping people cultivate emotional intelligence, and develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions.
Carrie spoke at national conferences and women’s retreats. In addition, she and her husband, Dr. Gary J. Oliver, traveled nationally providing their Growth-Focused Marriage Enrichment Seminars and parenting workshops.
She has contributed to several books and magazines, co-authored "Grown-Up Girlfriends", "Raising Sons and Loving It", and "Mad About Us: Moving From Anger To Intimacy With Your Spouse", and with her husband Gary, was a regular columnist with Marriage Partnership and Home Life magazines.
Carrie is survived by her husband of 26 years Gary Oliver, two sons Nathan Oliver and his wife Amy of Siloam Springs, Andrew Oliver, of Siloam Springs; her parents Richard and Marilyn Webster of Grand Island, Nebraska; two sisters Dr. Christine Webster of Omaha, Nebraska, Barb Binfield, and her husband Mike of Doniphan, Nebraska, and a sister-in-law Marsha Oliver of Siloam Springs. Carrie was preceded in death by her son Matthew Oliver.
A memorial celebration will be held at 12: 30PM Friday July 6, 2007 at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas with Pastors Chip Jackson, Mark Shatzman, and Robert Cupp officiating. A Celebration Reception will follow the service on Friday, at Fellowship Bible. Carrie requested in the past that black not be worn by guests at the service. Per her wishes, please wear "colorful and sporty" attire.
Visitation will be 9-11:00AM Thursday July 5, 2007 at Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.
A second memorial service and internment will be held on Tuesday July 10, 2007 at Wood River United Methodist Church in Wood River, Nebraska. Per Carries wishes, please wear "colorful and sporty" attire.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made in honor of Carrie Elizabeth Oliver to the Carrie Elizabeth Memorial Fund at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Road, Rogers, AR 72758, or to the Carrie Elizabeth Oliver Memorial Fund c/o CRE (Center for Relationship Enrichment) John Brown University, 2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
July 18, 1920-February 28, 2008
Velma Hall 87, of Rogers, died Thursday February 28, 2008 in Springdale, Arkansas She was born July 18, 1920 in Gregory, South Dakota to Frank Powell and Alice Kenastom Powell.
Velma lived at Fountain Plaza in Rogers, loved to cook, play cards, fish, and was an excellent seamstress. Velma raised Shetland ponies for her family’s entertainment. She was a member of the Hand & Foot Club, The Widowers, and was an active member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Rogers. She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1992 from Camp Verde, Arizona.
Survivors include two daughters Jacque Hargus and her husband Chuck, of Bentonville, Gwenda Barnes of Cottonwood, Arizona ; a brother Vern “Buck” Powell of Lakewood, California; 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Marvin Hall, a son Duane Hall, 9 siblings, and 1 great grandchild.
Cremation arrangements are by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.
There will be a memorial service to be announced and held at a later date.
ROGERS -- Catherine Deininger, 89, of Rogers died Dec. 1, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1914, in Peoria, Ill., to Peter and Theresa Bernard Kocsoban. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Deininger, and one son, Lawrence Deininger.
Survivors include nieces, Marlene Caldwell and Evelyn Marshall, both of Peoria, Ill., and one nephew, Frank Randall.
Private graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Benton County Memorial Park under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
GENTRY -- Kenneth Edward Lambert, 77, of Gentry died Dec. 1, 2003, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab. He was born March 17, 1926, in Brooker, Okla., to George and Lela Denny Lambert. He moved to Gentry in 1979 from California. He was retired from Peterson Industries where he worked as a mechanical engineer. He married Catherine Virginia Cates in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine of the home; two sons, Kenny Lambert and Kelvin Lambert, both of Siloam Springs; four grandchildren; one sister, Billie Denny of Bakersfield, Calif.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Cemetery with Glenn Hill officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
Melvin E. Stephens
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Melvin Eugene Stephens, 62, of Siloam Springs died Dec. 1, 2003, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born July 21, 1941, in Dexter, N.M., to Charles William and Pansy Younger Stephens. He was a production worker for Baldor Electric in Westville, Okla.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Delvin Stephens of Barron Fork, Okla., Tim Eugene Stephens of Watts, Okla., and Owen Lee Stephens of Stilwell, Okla.; three brothers, Benny Charles Stephens of Tulsa, Okla., James Sam Stephens and Robert Stephens, both of West Siloam Springs, Okla.; one sister, Ruby Pack of Westville; two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Baptist Mission Cemetery in Westville. Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
Tillman N. Jordan Jr.
GENTRY -- Tillman Newton Jordan Jr., 74, of Gentry died Nov. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Paden, Okla., to Tillman Newton and Delores Mary Wist Jordan. He was a retired security officer for Tyson Foods and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He lived most of his life in the Gentry area.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Baker Jordan of the home; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Yates of Duncan, Okla.; one stepdaughter, Angie Canett of Siloam Springs; three grandchildren, Billy Yates of Duncan, Okla., Randy Yates of Decatur and Jennifer Yates of the home; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Jordan of Gentry and Wayne Jordan of Little Rock.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Gentry Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Whisenant officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
HINDSVILLE -- Betty Heiser McCoy, 72, of Hindsville died Dec. 1, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville.