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Patsy Richardson

12/29/1947 -1/19/2020


Patsy Wanita Richardson, of Berryville, Arkansas was born December 29, 1947, in Bentonville, Arkansas to Charlie and Elizabeth (Strund) Parker. Patsy passed away January 19, 2020 in Berryville, Arkansas at the age of 72.

She loved playing bingo,cooking and collecting cook books adding lots of notes within them, she also loved crocheting, painting portraits, and being with her family. Patsy was loving, had a very big heart and an ornery sense of humor that she will always be remembered and cherished for.

On August 28, 1970 Patsy was united in marriage to Keith Richardson who survives her. She is also survived by her two sons Dusty Richardson and wife April of Berryville, Justin Richardson of Berryville; nephew Jeremy Parker of Berryville; six grandchildren Luis, Alex, Layla, Domanick, Kisa and Serina; one brother Glen Parker and wife Lou of Colorado; along with several other relatives and many friends.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, sister Pam Parker, brother Dale Parker.
Memorial services will be 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






Edward Irving Pharis

9/28/1927 -1/18/2020


Edward (Ed) Irving Pharis passed away January 18, 2020 in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 92. Edward was born in Berryville on September 28, 1927, the son of James Irving and Lillie Lea (Rowlett) Pharis.
Edwards is survived by his wife Joyce (Davis) Pharis of the home; daughter Janice (John) Howard of Berryville; sons Charles (Peggy) Pharis of Little Rock and Harold (Christine) Davis of Fayetteville; grandson Phillip Howard of Rogers; granddaughter Sarah (Joseph) Abercrombie; great grandson Caden Abercrombie of Republic, MO; several nieces and nephews; many neighbors and friends.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers Kenneth, Everett, Russell, Bill, Herbert, Harold and Vernon; two sisters Clara Mae Horn and Jewel Carter; and one infant son.
In 1945 Ed was drafted into the Army during WWII. He went to basic training in SanAntonio, Texas. Before shipping overseas, the war ended, he was discharged and returned to Berryville. Ed jointed the Army National Guard and his unit was activated during the Korean War. He was part of the Howitzer gun crew from 1950-1951. Before shipping out to Korea Ed married Joyce Davis in 1950. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage.
After completing the Eaton Barber College in Little Rock in 1949, Ed began a 62 year career as a barber in partnership with Earnest Hill. The shop located on the Berryville Square was known as Hill and Pharis Barber Shop. More than just a business, the Barber Shop was a meeting place and social hub for many. It’s been estimated that Ed gave close to 200,000 haircuts, always lending an ear and giving supportive advice to many. Children’s first haircuts were always free and were the subsequent Double Bubble and Nickels. As inflation rose these nickels turned into quarters then half dollars. Speaking of change, Ed was always quick to plug the parking meters in front of the shop.
Ed was a longtime member of the Berryville United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, Berryville Chamber of Commerce, Berryville School Board and many committees at Church. Ed dedicated his free time to his family, occasionally taking time out for a horse ride with Lloyd Gibson and Monday golf outings. Always a lover of nature, Ed taught his children to appreciate and respect God’s creations. He also taught his children to shoot and fish. He enjoyed many hunting and fishing outings with his older brothers and their sons. Ed never fired at shot a anything, never even chambering a round. Always active, he walked to work and rode his bike up into his seventies.
Always a good listener and conversationalist, he loved good stories and funny jokes. Ed loved his family and friends but most of all he loved the Lord and Jesus Christ his Savior. He will be missed greatly.
Memorial Service with reception to follow will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Berryville United Methodist Church, 400 Eureka Street, Berryville. Memorial donations may be made to Berryville United Methodist Church (PO Box 267 Berryville, AR 72616), Mercy Auxiliary-Berryville (214 Carter St Berryville, AR 72616) and Berryville Memorial Cemetery (PO Box 311 Berryville, AR 72616). Cremation arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at






Ellen Louise Klumper

7/29/1939 -1/12/2020


Ellen Louise Klumper, of Berryville, Arkansas born July 29, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, adopted by Herman and Louise (Jancke) Zemke, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 80.
Ellen was a devoted wife for 58 years and loving mother. She was a talented multi-media artist who enjoyed sculpting, painting and sewing. She brought life to everything she created and enjoyed nature and tending to her flower garden. Ellen could strike up a conversation with anyone and never met a stranger. Some of the people she met along her journey in life were considered family and even referred to some of them who cared for her, especially the staff at Autumn Hill and her special care giver Donna, as her “other children”. Those who knew her well can recall her quick wit and her sense of humor. She had a contagious personality enjoying life to the fullest.
She is survived by daughters Chery Ward and Mitch of Church Hill, TN, Lisa Blanchette and Marc of Berryville, AR, Michele Vandergriff and Kelly of Beckville, TX, Jodi Coalter and Dave of Bolivar, MO; son Gregg Klumper and Becky of Joplin, MO; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; BEST friend of 47 years Betty Pomerenke; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Klumper; her parents Herman and Louise Zemke; two sisters and an infant daughter.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Chaplin Mike Casner officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice Berryville, 804 W Freeman Ave, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at








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