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James Foster Abbott

James Foster Abbott of Bella Vista, Ark, died April 27, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.

He was born in Harrison, Ark., on June 28, 1937.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Jane Aubrey Abbott; and his oldest daughter, Janice Lynn Abbott Howard.

Survivors include his second wife, Wanda Abbott; two children, Beverly Abbott Price and Catherine Abbott Reed (Jim); and two grandchildren.

He will be interred in Shreveport, La., where his life will be celebrated by his family.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Herbert Anderson

Herbert "Andy" Anderson, 94, of Bella Vista, Ark., died May 3, 2018.

He was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Centerville, Iowa, to Verner Anderson and Betty Anderson. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a Masonic Past Master, served as president of the American Legion VFW 348th Engineer Combat Battalion, and was a member of the Bella Vista American Legion and Bella Vista Veterans of Foreign Wars. He married Bonnie Marie Buchanan on March 16, 1946. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anna Overman; and son, Karl K. Anderson.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Bonnie Anderson; one son, Larry L. Anderson (Ginger) of Bella Vista; daughter-in-law, Patsy Anderson of Springfield, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72715.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Bradley Brown

Bradley Brown, 75, of Bella Vista, Ark. died April 28, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Brown; and son, Michael Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Brown; and three granddaughters.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Diane Lynn Gress

Diane Lynn Gress, 54, died April 28, 2018.

She was born April 25, 1964, to Harvey and Jacqueline Westcott in Tawas City, Mich. She moved from Columbia, Ill., to Bella Vista, Ark., in 2015. She graduated from South Lyon High School in Michigan in 1983 and her occupations included ironworker, clothing inspector and retail store manager. She was a Christian and her greatest passion was riding her motorcycle.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey; and sons, David and Billy.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; mother, Jacqueline Westcott; brother, John Westcott; sisters, Chris Daugherty and Donna Houston; daughter, Amber Hance; stepdaughter, Amber Volzke; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held at noon Monday, May 7, 2018, at Bella Vista Funeral Home in Bella Vista.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Martha Jean Hogue

Martha Jean Hogue, 89, died April 28, 2018.

She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Miami, Fla., to Joseph E. Jewett and Alpha L. Mourning Jewett. She graduated from Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, and worked as a nutritionist in hospitals, nursing homes and restaurants in Indiana, Missouri and Iowa. She was married Dec. 27, 1950, to Glen Eugene Hogue at the First Methodist Church in Webster Groves. She moved to Bella Vista in 1986 where she was active in the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James E. Jewett; and her husband.

Survivors include three sons, David M. Hogue (Dianne) of Heber Springs, Ark., James Hogue (Patricia) of Woodbury, Minn., Michael D. Hogue (Laura Donaldson) of Freeville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, followed by a graveside service at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to either Habitat for Humanity or First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory.

Derek Dean Jackson

Derek Dean Jackson, 87, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home.

He was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Westmoreland, Kan., to Kathryn Rumold and Arthur Amos Jackson. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during the Korean War. He and his wife Ernestine moved from Shawnee, Kan., to Bella Vista in 1992. He was a member of the Bella Vista American Legion and the 9 Hole Golfer's Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brad Jackson and Art Jackson (Kelly); daughter, Eileen Moore (Ron); two sisters, Virginia Rezac (Bob) and Nancy Hines; and three granddaughters.

Inurnment will be at a later date at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens Cemetery, Shawnee, Kan.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jerald Eugene Jurgensen

Jerald Eugene Jurgensen, 82, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 29, 2018.

He was born to Clarence and Geneva Jurgensen in Corwith, Iowa, on Oct. 30, 1935. He served in the U.S. Army for three years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Larry and Jim.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Shirley Van Osten; two sons, Scott and Steven; a sister, Phyllis Graff; and grandchildren, Ryan and Alissa.

A celebration of life was held May 5, 2018.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Vernon Benjamin Keehn

Vernon Benjamin Keehn, 92, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Bella Vista, Ark.

He was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Gresham, Neb., to Carl and Anna (Greisler) Keehn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1947. He married Donna on Sept. 3, 1949. He began his farming career south of St. Edward, Neb. He moved to Sun City, Ariz., and then to Bella Vista. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 68 years. He enjoyed traveling, reading, woodworking and ceramics.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Anna Keehn; his brothers, Gerald and Lloyd; his sisters, Dorothy Heitman, Ilene Hoffer and Bernice Gress.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Donna, of Bella Vista; daughter, Janis (Al) Henkel of Shawnee, Kan.; one granddaughter; and brother, Delmar Keehn (Marge) of St. Edward.

A memorial service is pending at the Highland Church, 371 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista, AR.

Memorials may be directed to the church.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Thomas Bernard Moore Jr.

Thomas Bernard "Tom" Moore Jr., of Keller, Texas, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 101.

Tom was born on January 8, 1917, in Dallas, Texas. He joined the Army Air Corps in November 1940 and served until October 1945. He married Barbara "Bobby" Main in November 1942. They welcomed their first child, Thomas C. Moore, in August 1945.

After leaving the Army, Tom worked for American Airlines, first in Fort Worth, Texas, and then in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their second child, Susan Moore Whittle, was born in 1954.

Tom retired from American Airlines in 1980, and he and Bobby moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas. In 2005, Tom and Bobby moved to Keller, Texas, to be closer to their family.

Tom was passionate about sports. In high school, he was a kicker on the football team and a member of the county champion Carrolton High School baseball team. He played professional baseball in Clovis, New Mexico, before enlisting in the Army and continued to play baseball and softball for many years. His favorite team to watch was the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed bowling and played in several leagues in Oklahoma.

Bobby talked Tom into trying golf in 1944, and it quickly became his number one pastime. In fact, the reason Tom and Bobby retired to Bella Vista was because of all the golf courses. Tom played golf almost every day of the week in Bella Vista, served on the POA Board of Directors, won the POA Club Championship in 1982 and was the runner-up in 1983. Whenever Tom vacationed, he took his golf clubs with him. He golfed all over the Continental United States. He also teed up on two Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Bermuda and Fiji. He enjoyed games in Canada, Australia, Scotland, England, Spain, Switzerland and even both of the King's courses in Morocco. Tom was very proud of the fact that he often shot at or under his age. Over his 60 years of golf, Tom made five holes in one, his last at age 83.

In addition to sports, Tom also enjoyed working the New York Times Crossword, gardening, and decorating the yard for various holidays, but, most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Bernard Moore Sr., and Nannie Mae Shaw Moore; and his sister, Martha Jo Moore Cozby.

Tom is survived by his wife of 75 years, Barbara "Bobby" Main Moore; son, Thomas C. Moore and wife, Dorothy; daughter, Susan Whittle and husband, Christopher; granddaughters, Barbara Dunlap and husband, Brian; Victoria Pope and husband, Jason; Darci Shannon and husband, Keith; great-grandchildren, Laura, Thomas and Anna Dunlap; Katherine and Matthew Pope; Susan, Lillianna and Amelia Shannon.

Services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

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