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Obituaries (Week of Feb. 29, 2016)



Yvonnie Faye Aull

Yvonnie Faye “Vonnie” Aull, age 77, went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at her home in Nashville with her family by her side. She was born, Sept. 15, 1938 in Pike County, Ark. to the late Crown Cox and Madie (Garrett) Cox.

She was a member of the Saline Church of Christ, a farmer, homemaker, and dearly loved going to resale shops, and buying antiques.

Preceding her in death was her first husband, Junior Avery in 1988; her son, Larry Avery in 2005; a grandson, Cole Dillard; her parents, Crown Cox and Madie (Garrett) Cox; and her sister-in-law, Helen Cox.

Her survivors include: her husband, Frankie Aull of Nashville; daughters, Karen Spicer and husband Steve of Nashville, and Pam Avery of Nashville; three step-children, Joe and wife Mary Aull of Spokane, Wa., Robbie and Kevin Aull of Owensboro, Ky.; 2 step-grandchildren, Samantha and Ryan Aull of Spokane, Wa.; grandchildren, Shondra Parker and husband Stan of Nashville, Jay Byers and wife Nadja of Nashville, Micheal Dillard of Nashville, Jason Dillard of Nashville; great-grandchildren, D.J. Parker and wife Bobbie of Highland, Misty Parker of Nashville, Tiffany Byers of Nashville, Emily Byers of Nashville, Aiden Dillard of Mineral Springs, Autumn Dillard of Nashville; great-great-grandchildren, Karyanne Parker, of Nashville, Mason Parker of Highland; brothers, Roy Cox and wife Margaret of Nashville, and Hershel Cox and wife Trish of Prescott; her sister, Louise Middleton and husband, John of Mineral Springs; as well as a large host of other family and friends.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Roger Cox officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday night from 6 to 8 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Saline Church of Christ. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Florida Bell

Florida Bell, 97, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at her home in Nashville.   She was born Aug. 4, 1918 in Nashville, the daughter of the late William Clardy and Melvertise Craig Clardy.    

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Wiley Taylor; her second husband, Lawyer Bell; three sons, five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include: her son, Ben Edward Taylor of Nashville; two daughters, Mary May Ivory of Nashville, and Gracie Lee Crosslin of Amarillo, Texas; two sisters, Josephine Mosley of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Diane Johnson of Quitaque, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Rev. Alex Winfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset  Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.  

Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

Mary Helen Turner Young

Mary Helen (Turner) Young, 89, of Dierks, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 in Dierks.

She weas born Feb. 10, 1927 at Bingen, Ark., the daughter of the late Archie Weaver and Mary Lucinda Aylor Turner. She was a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in De Queen. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Junior Young; her siblings, Elton Turner, Eunice Shaw, Oteneth Turner, Lois Seale Blackwood, Elveray Turner, Bobby Gene Turner, Billie Ruth Fant, and two unnamed infants.

Survivors include: three daughters, Helen Carlene Davis of De Queen, La Quita Jo Cox of Dierks and Lanorma Jeanene Deen of Shreveport, La.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Green’s Chapel Methodist Church near Dierks with her nephew Kenny Fant and Pastor Carroll Jackson officiating.

Burial followed in Green’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29 at the funeral home in Dierks.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

James R. ‘Jim’ Croy

Dr. James R. “Jim” Croy, 78, of Bentonville died Saturday, Feb. 20.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda Kirby Alford Croy, of Bentonville, formerly of Dierks and Nashville; a son and daughter; two step-daughters, Kristin Alford Martin and Becca Alford, both of Little Rock.

He was a retired chiropractor and was a US Air Force veteran.

Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Chapel of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Bentonville, and Interment with full military honors was Thursday, Feb. 25 in St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Tipton, Missouri.

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