FAYETTEVILLE - Michael Joseph Smith, 55, of Fayetteville died May 31, 2003, at Fayetteville. He was born April 7, 1948. He was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his sister, Destiny Smith of Chicago, Ill.; and a cousin, Denise Skiba of Chicago.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Indian Creek Park on Beaver Lake.
Arrangements are by Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.
Thomas L. Smith
ROGERS - Thomas L. Smith, 64, of Rogers died July 9, 2003, at Heritage Park Nursing Center. He was born May 28, 1939, in Mineral Wells, Texas. He enjoyed fishing and baseball. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Smith Jr. of Bentonville and Keith Smith of California; two brothers, Bill Smith of Sulphur Springs and Eddie Smith of Caldwell, Idaho; one sister, Juanita Smith of Caldwell; three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday at Heritage Park Nursing Center with James Harris officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.
NEVADA, Mo. -- May "Bunny" Buttry, 91, of Nevada died July 6, 2003, at her home. She was born June 18, 1912, in Oklahoma to Charles Straus and Millie Opal Zimmerman Styron. She was a drafter at Standard Oil Co. in Midland, Texas, until her retirement in 1962. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Terri Jo Lands, and one grandson, Ross Allen Lands.
Survivors include one daughter, Frankie Lynn Davis of Nevada; four grandchildren, Jamie Mills and husband Don and Karen Robertson, all of Nevada, Kelley Lands of Red Rock, Texas, and Dana Lewis of Nevada; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Nevada with Mike Hutchens officiating.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Rogers Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Maranatha Christian Fellowship in Nevada or Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation, Home Health and Hospice, c/o Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894, Nevada, 64772.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- William Gabriel "Gabe" Gammons died July 5, 2003, at Los Angeles. He was born in 1972 at Memphis, Tenn. He was a 1991 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Smith and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He was a sales representative with Kent H. Landsberg Co. in San Marcos, Calif.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cathy Mosley VanWinkle and John of Fayetteville; his sister, Virginia "Ginny" Leigh Gammons of Little Rock; his grandmother, Virginia Sue Mosley of Fort Smith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Goddard Methodist Church in Fort Smith.
Arrangements are by Edward's Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Amber Jade Jones
ELM SPRINGS -- Amber Jade Jones, infant daughter of Nathan Andrew Jones and Cindy Fenstermacher of Elm Springs, was born and died July 7, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers.
Survivors include her parents; her paternal grandparents, Patti Lynn and Danny Ray Hennington of Elm Springs, Derrell Lee Jones of Ohio; maternal grandparents, Violet Patricia Fenstermacher of Fayetteville; maternal stepgrandfather, Joseph Eugene Meredith of Fayetteville; paternal great-grandparents, Wendell Leon English and Dora Mae English of Winslow, Florence E. Campbell of Lowell and Robert LeRoy Kelley and Martha Kelley, all of Springdale.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers with Carl D. Palmer officiating.
Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery.
ELKINS -- Ada Mae Anderson, 87, of Elkins died July 6, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Springdale to James Rueben and Eva Francis Gash Sullins. She was a court reporter for Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties for 35 years. She was a former member of the Court Reporters Association where she served as president for two years. Her husband, T.C. "Buster" Anderson, died March 26, 1993. She was a member of Elkins Church of Christ.
She is survived by 19 first cousins.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville with Lacy Randall officiating.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Moore's.
Memorials may be made to Elkins Community Center, P.O. Box 461, Elkins, 72727 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kan. 66601-1653.
John Gordon Rye Jr.
John Gordon Rye Jr., 72, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003, at Fayetteville.
He was born March 12, 1931, in Russellville to John Gordon and Elise Gibson Rye.
He graduated from Russellville High School in 1949. A gifted high school athlete in basketball, track and football, he set several state track records and participated in the inaugural North-South High School basketball game, a game that was the forerunner of the McDonald's High School All-American game.
John attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship for a year before joining the Marine Corps from 1950 to 1952. He earned his degree in 1956 at the University of Arkansas.
After college, John moved to Texas and worked for TEMCO and Collins Radio before joining Bell Helicopter Textron for a 27-year career in finance and management. He moved to Fayetteville after his retirement in 1991, where he became a fixture at Razorback sports practices and events. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Lanier Rye; a son, John Gordon Rye III of Mason, Ohio; four daughters, Margaret Boyd of Lees Summit, Mo., Susan Jessup of Benton, Sherrill Johnson of Portland, Ore., and Jenni Vaughan of Cabot; 12 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Myra Lanier of Corsicana, Texas, an aunt, Marguerite Gibson and six cousins.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, July 9, 2003, at Wesley Chapel of the Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, under the direction of Moore's Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Medical Center Hospice, 34 W. Colt Square, Suite 1, Fayetteville, 72703 or Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, 72702.