Archive for July, 2015

Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission Conference and EXPO

Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission Conference and EXPO

Jacksonville Fire Department – Job Opening


Jonathan DeWayne Grubbs – First Responder

Jonathan DeWayne Grubbs – First Responder
(August 25, 1983 – July 16, 2015)

Jonathan DeWayne Grubbs, 31, of DeValls Bluff died at his parents home Thursday, July 16, 2015. Jonathan was born August 25, 1983 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Derrell and Karen (Stallings) Grubbs.

Survivors include his parents, a special sister, Lori Jackson, his maternal grandmother, Martha Stallings, his paternal grandfather, Lloyd Grubbs, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandfather, E. B. Stallings, his grandmother, Annetta Grubbs.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Garth Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hazen Cemetery. Bro. Sam Parker officiating. Pallbearers are Lance Stallings, Cory Stallings, Kevin Cook, Joshua Dixon, Jeremy Stogner, Joshua Rodden, Will Loan. Honorary pallbearers are all Prairie County Fire Departments.

Samuel L. Hays ‘Sammy’ EMT# 22418

Samuel L. Hays ‘Sammy’ EMT# 22418
September 10, 1963 – July 9, 2015

Samuel “Sammy” Lee Hays, 51, of Paragould, died Thursday at his residence.

Sam was of the Baptist faith and was an Insurance Salesman.

Samuel was also a member of the Greene county rescue squad in Paragould and had a current EMT License and was a huge asset to AMMC Ambulance Service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard “Dick” Hays.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy “C.J.” Hays of the home; son and fiancé, Tyler Hays (Courtney Clark) of Jonesboro; mother, Barbara Hays of Paragould; brother, Dickie (Lisa) Hays of Hernando, MS; daughter, Jenny (Bryan) Bennett of Paragould; nephew, Jacob Hays of Hernando, MS; and grandchildren, Max and Riley Kate Bennett.

Visitation will be Saturday 6 – 8 PM at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday at 2 PM at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Tracy Archibald officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery, Paragould.

Pallbearers will be Tim Roswell, Jerry Buck, Brad Beasley, Stephen Pace, Scott Tyner, Gary McCord, Terry Burcham and Jerry Buck, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Chief Curtis Davenport and members of the Greene County Rescue Squad; Bryan Buck and the Old Golf Gang.

Memorials may be sent to the Mountain Home Cemetery Fund c/o Glenda King or Fox Hills Country Club, 2005 Country Club Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

James Monroe “Jim” Gardner EMT# 17216

James Monroe “Jim” Gardner EMT# 17216

James Monroe “Jim” Gardner age 68 of Hermitage, AR died Monday July 6th at his home. He was born April 26th, 1947 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late John T Gardner and Quinnie Thomason Gardner. He was also preceded in death by a wife Carolyn Carr Gardner whom he married January 7th, 1967 and she died May 20, 2003. daughter Teresa Sutherland, a granddaughter Tamara Gardner, a brother Bryan Gardner and sisters Ruby Tully, Ola Jean Hlavarty and Polly Gardner. He is survived by his wife Deannie Gardner whom he married February 25, 2006. 6 sons, James Robert Gardner and spouse Tanya, Warren, AR; John Gardner and spouse Susan, Melbourne, AR; Michael Gardner and spouse Marsha, Warren, AR; Andrew Gardner and Lorelei, Warren, AR; Dennis Light and spouse Peggy and Danny Light all of Warren, AR. Daughters Regina Lloyd and spouse Kenny, Monticello, AR; Jayce Benson and Mallory Benson both of Hermitage, AR. and Rose Dinn, Monahan’s, TX. A brother Bill Gardner, Hermitage, AR and sisters Myrtle Tillman, Warren, AR and Florence Dickens, Benton, AR. 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Jim was born and raised in the Blue Springs Community, near Banks on his family’s farm. He moved to Warren in his later teen years where he played basketball as well. Jim has served Bradley County as an EMT and a Paramedic, which he retired from in 2010 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since his retirement, he still volunteered with EASI as a Paramedic and kept his certification and worked ballgames and public events for the company. He retired from EASI in 2010 as the Supervisor for Bradley County, which at times he supervised numerous counties and employees. He is known by many as being kind and caring and was wonderful at his job. He also worked part-time for Frazer’s Funeral Home since his retirement. He carried many roles throughout his lifetime. He served in Vietnam, where he received injuries that left him hospitalized in Germany for months away from his family. He had many stories to tell and has touched many lives and never met a stranger. Funeral services 2:00pm Thursday, July 9th at First Assembly of God Chruch. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Wednesday, July 8th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Dave Moffitt EMT# 4750

Dave Moffitt EMT# 4750

James “Dave” David Moffitt, 60, of Lowell went home to Heaven, Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1955 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of Naomi Gertrude Garner and George Walthan Moffitt.

He was a firefighter and paramedic for many years, serving with Springdale and Lowell area departments. He spent many years providing training and service to many local community fire departments.

He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and traveling. He had a love for painting. He also enjoyed singing and playing guitar with friends, especially his Virginia’s Boys group. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time in the church, and with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He had moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1973 after leaving Pontiac, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father.

Dave is survived by his wife of 40 years Sherrie Moffitt, whom he married August 3, 1974, his mother; Naomi Moffitt, of Greenland, one son; Michael Moffitt and his wife Jennifer, of Fayetteville, one daughter; Michelle Moffitt Donnell and her husband Damon of Lowell, four brothers; Duane Moffitt and his wife Gina, of Decatur, Alabama, Rich Moffitt, of West Fork, Paul Moffitt and his wife Pat, of Hollis, New Hampshire, Dr. Gary Moffitt and his wife Donna, of West Fork, one sister; Janis Thompson and her husband Richard, of Sherwood, and five grandchildren; Faith and Cadence Donnell, Jacob, Joshua, and Jonathan Moffitt.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Lowell to the “Building Fund,” Lowell Fire Department, or The American Cancer Society.

Lana Kay Bearden EMR / Asst. Chief

Lana Kay Bearden EMR/Asst. Chief

Lana Kay Bearden 65, of Rogers, passed away June 18, 2015 in Bentonville. She was born April 16, 1950 in Lyons, Kansas the daughter of Victor and Pauline Suhler Brown. Lana formerly worked at F&M Bank, Crafton and Tull and was working for the City of Lowell in the building service department. She was a first responder, volunteer firefighter and assistant fire chief for the Hwy 94 East Volunteer Fire Department. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1968 and from Hutchinson Community College in 1970. Lana enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, arts and crafts and going to flea markets. She is preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Brown.

Lana is survived by her husband, James L. Bearden of the home; her father Victor Brown of Rogers; three sons, Brian Bearden and wife Amanda of Bentonville; Jason Bearden and Kevin and Amanda Bearden all of Austin, Texas; her brother Dan Brown and wife Virgie of Rogers; two sisters Linda Monroe of Rogers and Vicki Taylor and husband Tim of Hutchinson, Kansas; three granddaughters, Gaby, Katey and Charley Bearden and step grandson Jacob Bustoz.