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Raedeane Lynn Holt

Raedeane Lynn Holt, 81, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2018, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Ark.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory of Bella Vista is in charge of arrangements.

William Edward Platt Jr.

William Edward "Bill" Platt Jr., 83, died on Oct. 1, 2018, in Bella Vista, Ark.

He was born Aug. 21, 1935, in Wink, Texas, to William Edward Platt and Rosa Mae Murphy Platt. In Eunice, La., he married Bobbie in 1959. Upon graduation from the Southwestern Louisiana Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering, he worked testing missiles for the U.S. Air Force before being recruited to join the newly formed Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where he worked in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Sky Lab and Shuttle programs for NASA. He enjoyed reading, underwater photography, scuba diving, regatta sailboat racing and golf.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Glenn Platt; and one sister, Wanda Rose Platt.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Young Platt; sons, Mark Gregory Platt, and William Edward "Ed" Platt III; two granddaughters; and sisters, Mary Ann Platt Miller and Carolyn Sue Platt Kuykendall.

Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home, with a reception following. George Archer officiated the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Circle of Life at

Online condolences may be made at

Bella Vista Funeral Home of Bella Vista was in charge of arrangements.

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