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Gasper Phillip Duffey

5/2/1942 -2/11/2019


Gasper Phillip Duffey, 76, joined his Lord and Savior February 11, 2019 in Bentonville, Arkansas surrounded by family. Phillip was born on May 2, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana, the son of Felte and Sophia Duffey. Phillip was the tenth child of twelve siblings and is survived by three of his siblings.

Phillip is preceded in death by his parents, Felte and Sophia Duffey; brothers, Adolph, T.A., Robert, Felix, Benny and J.C. Duffey; and his sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Standard.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jeanine Duffey; his children, John Duffey of Washington, Missouri; David and Jennifer Duffey of Celina, Texas; Rob and Jacque Pitts of Kimberling City, Missouri; and Leslie and Michael Paladino of Bentonville, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Gabby and Peter Paladino and Mary Ammon and Bethany Duffey; his siblings, James and Wilma Duffey of Monroe, Louisiana; Roy and Kathy Duffey of Farmerville, Louisiana; and Rita and Billy Burns of Adamsville, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; and many friends whom he loved like family.

Phillip led a full life with varied careers. He was an iron worker for eighteen years and lived in St. Clair, Missouri. He later sold furniture for Frankel Furniture Company while living in Fort Smith and Berryville, Arkansas. Phillip ended his career selling concrete plants and components for Belgrade Steel Tank and living in Berryville, Arkansas. He had a deep faith in God and was obedient to share that faith with others. He was a hard worker and self-starter who loved learning new things. He loved people and made friends easily wherever he went. He loved sunny days and being outside, spending time with family and friends, and helping others in any way he could. He always saw the best in others.

A service to honor and celebrate the life of Phillip will be held at a later date at Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Berryville, Arkansas. Memorial donations may be made to Freeman Heights Baptist Church, 522 W. Freeman, Berryville, AR 72616 or Good Shepherd Humane Society, 6486 Hwy 62 E., Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






Patricia Ann Kile

7/11/1934 -2/10/2019


PATRICIA ANN KILE, of Berryville, Arkansas, was born July 11, 1934, in Yates Center, Kansas, to Charles and Cecilia (Massot) Reed. She passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, in Berryville at the age of 84 years.

Patricia was of the Catholic faith. Her favorite thing to do, more than anything else, was antiquing.

She is survived by her son, James Kile and his wife, Tamie, of Leavenworth, Kansas; granddaughter, Hollie Nikkel and her husband, Lance, of Leavenworth, Kansas; grandson,
Joseph Kile and his wife, Wendy, of Leavenworth, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren; many other loved ones and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cecilia Reed.

No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






William Troy Vaught

12/16/1949 -2/5/2019


WILLIAM TROY VAUGHT, of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was born December 16, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Eva (Ware) Vaught. He departed this life Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Holiday Island at the age of 69.

William served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed being outdoors and loved going kayaking with his friends.

On January 3, 2000, he was united in marriage with Monika Gerda (Fritze) Vaught, who survives him of the home. He is also survived
by two sons, Jeremy Vaught and his wife, Joelle, of Kentucky and Jared Donegian of Indiana; two daughters, Brianne Vaught of Illinois and Carol August and her husband, Dan, of Illinois; mother, Eva Vaught of Illinois; two brothers, Rob Vaught of Illinois and Ron Vaught of Illinois; one sister, Barbara of Colorado; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives, loved ones and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, William and one brother, Roger Vaught.

No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Anstaff Bank, Attn: Tiffany Ball, PO Box 272, Berryville, AR 72616 or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






Martha Jean Parker

10/13/1927 -2/5/2019


MARTHA JEAN PARKER, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born October 13, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas, daughter of Robert and Allie Mae (Tanner) Carver. She departed this life February 5, 2019 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 91 years.

Martha enjoyed crocheting and loved having lots of different friends in Eureka Springs come to visit her.

She is survived by three sons, Charlie Parker and wife, Noni of Ventura, California, Gary Parker of Eureka Springs, and Ronnie Parker and wife, Roxie of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Ali Campbell and husband, Michael, Heather Galbraith and husband, Michael, Cory Parker and wife, Heather and Tara Smith and husband, Scott; six great-grandchildren, Jacob Campbell, Jacy Campbell, Jordan Campbell, Peyton Galbraith, Nicholas Galbraith and Nichole Smith; Mary Beals of North Little Rock; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

On March 31, 1950, she was united in marriage with Charles Lewis Parker, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Joan, Arkansas. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






Ruby Ledbetter Plumlee

12/28/1925 -2/3/2019


RUBY LEDBETTER PLUMLEE, a resident of Emerald Beach, MO, was born December 28, 1925 to John and Grace (Berkes) Ledbetter. She departed this life February 3, 2019 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the age of 93 with her boys by her side.

On January 27, 1946, Ruby married Wayne Edward Plumlee, the love of her life. Their life together included farming, partners in the Plumlee/Callen Grocery Store in Oak Grove, Arkansas for over thirty years and the trucking industry. Ruby was a homemaker and her family was her world. Ruby loved playing with her flowers and anything that had to do with the outdoors. In her later years, making sure her birds were fed and her solar lights were working kept everybody “hopping”. Ruby was of the Baptist faith, even though she didn’t attend church, she had a strong faith and firm belief in the power of prayer.

Ruby was preceded in death by husband, Wayne in 2013; her parents John and Grace Ledbetter; two infant daughters; two brothers, Harold and Cleo Wright and sister Margaret Brandt.

Ruby is survived by her two sons, John and wife, Rowena Plumlee of Golden, Missouri and Jim and wife, Donna Plumlee of Green Forest, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jimmy Ray Plumlee and wife, Gena of Seligman, Missouri and Penny Plumlee McBryde and husband, Matt of Emerald Beach, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Graveside service and interment will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at Viney Cemetery in Golden Missouri. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at








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