S Jane Robinson

GRAVETTE — Jane Robinson, 74, of Oxford, Kan., formerly of Gravette, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 11, 1941, to Tracy and Leona (Holowell) Gogley. She was a 1960 graduate of Bolsa Grande (Calif.) High School. She was united in marriage with Doy Robinson on Jan. 30, 1961. She was a homemaker and also worked for the city of Gravette and the school cafeterias in Conway Springs and Wellington, Kan. Continue Reading »

S Virginia Lea Wilson Perryman

GRAVETTE — Virginia “Ginni” Lea Wilson Perryman, 69, died July 22, 2016, at Mercy Hospital after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Wayne Perryman, and three sons, Lonny Wilson, Danny Wilson and Cody Wilson. Continue Reading »

S John Richard Meade

GRAVETTE — John Richard Meade, 89, of Gravette, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Gravette. He was born April 13, 1927, to Richard and Dot McAllister Meade. He was raised in Gravette and graduated from high school in April of 1945. At that time he enlisted in the Navy and saw service in the Philippines and Okinawa. He was discharged in October, 1946, at which time he enrolled in the University of Arkansas under the GI Bill and graduated in June 1950. In March 1951, he married Frances Tally, his wife of 61 years. He was employed by the Bank of Gravett as an officer trainee. He served in the bank until he retired in August, 2004, as president and chairman of the board of directors after 54 years of service. He remained on the board until 2014. Continue Reading »

S Robert Franklin LaGore

GRAVETTE — Robert Franklin LaGore, 80, of Gravette, died July 16, 2016, in Bentonville. He was born July 24, 1935, in Jonesboro, to Homer Franklin and Ruby Myrtle Williams LaGore. He was a welder and built car-hauler trailers for Jack Cooper Transport. Continue Reading »

S Linda Sharon Crawford

DECATUR — Linda Sharon Crawford departed on her heavenly journey June 11, 2016. Born on January 22, 1945, in New Castle, Indiana, she was the daughter of Orville Wright Goodwin and Mildred Ione (Galimore) Goodwin. Continue Reading »

S Virgil Lee Ates

GRAVETTE — Virgil Lee Ates, 82, of Gravette, died July 12, 2016, at Quail Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Colcord, Okla. He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Malden, Mo., to William Ates and Zelma (Adams) Ates. He retired from Gentry Public Schools as a custodian. Virgil was an Army veteran. Continue Reading »