Arneita Patton

Arneita Patton, 57, of Mountainburg died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at a Fort Smith hospital. She was born Sept. 17, 1955, in Clarksville to the late Earl and Dee Ray Pitts. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Van Buren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Patterson.

She is survived by her husband, Tyrell Patton of the home; a daughter, Mychel Medina and husband Jose of Alma; two sons, T.J. Patton and wife Kim of Alma and Ayron Patton and wife Ashley of Alma; five brothers, Earl D. Pitts of Hagarville, Ark., Dean Pitts, Sidney Pitts and Dennis (Pinky) Pitts, all of Clarksville, and Don Pitts of Farmington; six grandchildren, Hannah Putman, Emilio Medina, Megan, Adam, Ayden and Nadia Patton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A family hosted memorial service will be 10 a.m. today at the First Church of the Nazarene in Van Buren.

Cremation will be under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Memorial contributions may be made to any cancer agency or the First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 641, Van Buren, AR 72957.

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Lonnie Drewry

Lonnie Pete Drewry, 76, of Van Buren died Monday, July 1, 2013, at a Van Buren hospital. He was a carpenter and of the Assembly of God faith.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita; five daughters, Petra Barnett, Karolyn Boyd and Debbie Weaver, all of Fort Smith, Cindy Hale of Kibler and Amber Crowder of Cedarville; three sons, Lonnie Drewry of Fort Smith, Joseph Drewry of Cedarville and Chester Drewry of Alma; a sister, Lou Ann King of Van Buren; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was July 5 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Huntington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Dale Drewry and Joseph, Chester, Henry, Tyler and Lonnie Wayne Drewry.

Gary Barnett

Gary Dale Barnett, 55, of Van Buren died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a nursing home employee and Marine Corps veteran. A former resident of Ponca City, Okla., he attended the Nazarene Church in Ponca City and was the widower of Teresa Barnett.

He was survived by his mother, Audra Barnett of Cedarville; a sister, Rita Rayburn of Conway; and a brother, Terry Barnett of Cedarville.

Graveside service was July 5 at Salem Cemetery in Cedarville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Craig and Brad LaRue, Matt and Scott Rayburn, Erik and Justin Barnett, Stacy Burtner and Latonia McDaniel.

Margie Cagle

Margie Cagle, 73, of Alma passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a pharmacy technician for Walmart. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess Powell and Martha Muck Shelton; and a daughter, Kenda Lou Cagle.

Graveside service and burial was July 5 at New Cemetery in Mulberry under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Kim Dillard and husband Brad of Springdale and Marla Keady and husband Steven of Alma; two sisters, Sunny Brasuell of Van Buren and Marilyn Rogers of Fort Smith; and two grandchildren, Jenna Dillard and Colin Keady.

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John Lipe

John R. Lipe, 67, formerly of Van Buren, died Wednesday, July 3, 2012, at a Bella Vista care center. He was born May 13, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif., and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1964. He was a Marine Corps veteran who retired as a master sergeant. He later worked as a cryptologic linguist for the Naval Security Group Activity in Bremerhaven, West Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Greta of Bella Vista; two sons, Olaf Bernie Lipe of Nalehu, Hawaii, and John Lipe Jr. of Rogers; eight brothers, Rick, Bill and Kevin Lipe, all of Van Buren, Robert Lipe of Cedarville, Dave Lipe of Aspen, Colo., Greg Lipe of Rogers and Richard and Dana Lipe, both of Arkansas; four sisters; Donna Arnette of Atlanta, Anne Marie and Kari Ann Short, both of Van Buren, and Kay Loni Bordelon of Alma.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Epting Funeral Home in Bentonville.

Graveside service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Full military honors will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Honor Guard of Rogers.

Maria Urquilla

Maria Julia Urquilla, 89, of Van Buren died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Van Buren.

She is survived by four daughters, Maria Urquilla and Aida Urquilla, both of Maryland, Rosa Urquilla of Washington D.C., and Alicia Ramos of California; five sons, Jose Urquilla and Rogelio Urquilla, both of Van Buren, and Ernesto, Raul and Daniel Urquilla, all of California; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her sons.

Robert Exline

Robert Alfred Exline, 67, of Alma died Wednesday, July, 3, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter, of the Catholic faith and Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; two brothers, Dennis and Jeffrey Exline, both of New York; and two sisters, Janet Hein of New York and Elizabeth Exline of Washington.

Cremation was under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.