ROGERS -- Medral Harper, 74, of Rogers died Dec. 13, 2002. She was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Atlanta, Ga., to John and Vassie O'Casey Hunt.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Vincent Cemetery in Rogers. Arrangements are by Rollins Funeral Home, Rogers.
Alvis Dwain Hudson, 60, of Parthenon died midnight Dec. 14, 2002, after an extended illness. He received good care and attention from the Hilltop Nursing Center during the last several weeks of his life.
Dwain is survived by his wife and companion, Marjorie Hudson; his sons, Bobby Hudson and wife Angela Sue Hudson and Chris Hudson and wife Judy Hudson; his daughters, Patricia Spradlin and husband Ron Spradlin, Jeannie Huffmaster and husband Bobby Huffmaster, Julie Marie Phillips and husband Nelson Phillips and Susan Denise Moore and husband Robbie Moore. Many grandchildren, nieces and nephews were enjoyed during his lifetime.
Dwain was preceded in death by his much loved grandparents, Elvin and Maggie Hudson, and his mother, Jewell Hudson.
He is also survived by his father, Garland Hudson of Newton County Nursing Home; his brothers, Billy Hudson and wife Leda Hudson, Larry Hudson and Margaret Hudson; his sisters, Christene Breedlove and husband Sam "Loy" Breedlove and Maxine Nichols and husband Gary Nichols.
Dwain was a contractor and heavy-equipment operator during his lifetime. He was also a Christian, a Mason, past school board member and Jaycee member. He loved the homelands of Parthenon, family and friends. He died in peace.
Pallbearers will be Gene Daniels, Steve Romero, Jeff Hudson, Tony Hudson, Jamie Hudson and Cody Hudson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam "Loy" Breedlove and Gary Nichols.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 17 at Coffman Funeral Home in Jasper.
Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.
Val G. Lopshire
ROGERS -- Val G. Lopshire, 86, of Rogers died Dec. 12, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1916, in Wilmont, Minn., to Val Benjamin and Martha Quandahl Lopshire. He married Kathryn Hansberger on Jan. 27, 1945. They moved to the Rogers area 29 years ago from Kansas City. He was an inspector for Bendix Co. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rogers, Post 100 of the American Legion in Rogers and was a former member of the Rogers Elks BPOE 2144. He served in the Seabees during World War II in Guadalcanal. He was an umpire for the men's semi-pro fast pitch softball in Kansas City. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of the home; two sons, Brad Lopshire and wife Nancy of Rogers and Douglas Lopshire and wife Charlene of Fayetteville; one daughter, Valorie Sockwell and husband William of Fayetteville; one brother, Norval Lopshire of Thermal, Calif.; four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Rogers with Dr. Jimmy Hopper officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 26th and New Hope Road, Rogers.
Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Service, Rogers.
BELLA VISTA -- Amos Baker, 98, of Bella Vista died Dec. 11, 2002, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born July 6, 1904, in Dexter, Texas, to Martin A. and Gracie Maude Williams Baker. He moved to Bella Vista 30 years ago from Oklahoma and was a member of the Bella Vista Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lavada Baker, and his second wife, Delta Baker, in August 1997, and by one son, Paul Baker.
Survivors include oen son, Athel Baker of Anaheim, Calif.; two daughters, Thalia Lindsey of Frederick, Md., and Dee Ann Baker of Sante Fe, N.M.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bella Vista Baptist Church with the Rev. George O'Neel officiating.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, Fla. 32862.
Esther M. Caldwell
MENA -- Esther M. Caldwell, 70, of Mena died Dec. 13, 2002, at Little Rock. She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Mena to Oval and Grace Harrell Ford. She was co-owner of Caldwell's TV Service in Mena and was a member of the Zafra (Okla.) Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Caldwell of Mena; one son, Tony Caldwell of Starkville, Miss.; two daughters, Gloria Caldwell of Mena and Tina Townsend of Springdale; one sister, Verna Bea Ford of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First Christian Church in Mena with Riley Donica officiating.
Burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, Mena.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Herman G. Roy
ROGERS -- Herman Grant Roy, 87, of Rogers died Dec. 14, 2002. He was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Midland, Mich., to Lewis and Dora Gloer Roy. He was an Army sergeant during World War II, serving in the European front and as a medic in Normandy, France. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and two Bronze Stars and the European, African, Middle Eastern service medals. He worked for Dow Chemical Foundry in Midland as a crane operator for nearly 15 years. He moved to the area in 1970 from Caro, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Roy, on Sept. 29, 1999; two sons, Grant Roy and Douglas Roy, and one daughter, Sharlene Gerdes Crawford.
Survivors include eight children, Darlene Behling and husband Jim of Midland, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Roy of Denver, Colo., Sharon Avery and husband Lee of Caro, Dale Roy and wife Sandy of Bella Vista, Sheila Johnson and husband Trent of Rogers, David Roy of Springdale, Sandra Hall of Springfield, Mo., Susan Leake and husband Jeff of Rogers; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dale Roy Jr., Shane Murphy, Michael Crawford, Douglas Roy Jr., Ted Cook and Grant Roy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Couch and Scott Miller.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers with James Cope Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Springdale. Military honors will be conducted by the Bella Vista Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association, Washington, D.C.
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Jack LaVoy Ames, 52, of Siloam Springs died Dec. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born July 16, 1950, in Little Rock to Jim Patton and Syble VanPelt Ames. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was with the military police for 14 years. He married Carolyn Sue Rahn in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of the home; three sons, Clint Sisson of Watts, Okla., Travis Ames of Colcord, Okla., and James Ames of Danville; one daughter, Kamilla Ellis of Colcord; two stepsons, Jeff Frame of Dardanelle and Timothy Frame of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Jerri Strnad of Havana; three brothers, Roy Ames of Russellville, Steve Ames of Siloam Springs and Robert Ames of Russellville; one sister, Shirley Ellis of Boring, Ore.; 12 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs with the Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.