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Tressie Thelma Bailey

Tressie Thelma Bailey, 85, died Jan. 18, 2018, in Bentonville. She was born on July 11, 1932, where she grew up as the youngest of five children on her parent's cotton farm in Barney, Ark., to Barney Porter Beene and Myrtle Magaline Hill Beene.

At age 18, she married her love Rex and there began her life's purpose of being a coach's wife and a mother to her three boys. She could be found spending the majority of her time between four different places: In the gym where she was the loudest, most opinionated one in the stands; in the kitchen -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner all from scratch every day with recipes that still live on today!; in the Beauty Shop -- whether it was for herself, her clients, or her granddaughters, looking good was a top priority!; and in the church. She never missed a Sunday morning service. And neither did anyone else if they knew what was good for them! Tressie lived a life and left a legacy of a true matriarch. Her roles as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother were second to none. Her unconditional love, her timeless beauty, and her sassy spirit will live on in all of those who she touched.

Survivors are three sons, Keith Bailey (Rose) of Ida, Ark., Tommy Bailey (Peggy) of Crosbyton, Texas, and Eric Bailey (Kristy) of Bentonville, Ark; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Flagstone Church of Christ in Bentonville.

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Debbra Jean Cockrell

Debbra Jean Cockrell, 60, of Rogers died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in her home. She was born Nov. 12, 1957, in Rogers to William and Anna (Shook) Dunson.

She was preceded in death by her father; one son, Boyd Cockrell, Jr.; one sister, Marjorie Luper; and one brother, Johnny Dunson.

Survivors include her husband, Boyd, of Rogers; her mother; one son, Thomas Copp (Emily) of Pea Ridge; three daughters: Maria Copp, Edna Copp, and Katie Dee (Rocky), all of Rogers; one brother, Kelly Dunson of Pineville, Mo.; three sisters: Dianna Anderson (Clayton) of Van Buren, Linda Colson (Vernon) of Mannford, Okla., and Janie Berry (Bill) of Rogers; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Rogers at the Olive Street location.

Her ashes will be placed at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Epting Funeral Home.

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Donald Lee Hook

Donald Lee Hook, 70, of Pea Ridge, died Feb. 8, 2018, at Concordia Nursing and Rehab. He was born June 30, 1947, in Van Nuys, Calif., to Hiram Lee Hook and Demarl Hook-Smith.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran in Vietnam were he received the Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Purple Heart among others and then spent 10 years in the National Guard after leaving the Navy. He was a tool and die maker working for multiple aircraft companies such as, Boeing, Beech, Cessna and McDonald Douglas.

He then moved to Pea Ridge 30 years ago to make his home. Locally he worked for Daisy Manufacturing in Rogers and also the Benton County Coroners Office. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Hook; and a brother-in-law, Rodney Curnutte.

Survivors are his wife, Edie Watts Hook whom he married Nov. 3, 1973, of the home; a son, Bryan Hook and wife Amy of Davenport, Iowa; a daughter, Jennifer Hook of Pea Ridge; a sister, Peggy Curnutte of Joplin, Mo.; two brothers, Ronnie Hook and wife Tracy of Centerton, and J.C. Smith and wife Kris of Anderson, Mo.; and six grandchildren, Skyler Hook, Samantha Hook, Kaiya Hook, Hayley Hook, Chase Hook and Rylee Hook.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.

Joseph Dale Myers

Joseph Dale Myers, 36, died surrounded by family on Feb. 8, 2018. He was born to Richard and Joquetta Myers on July 22, 1981.

He bravely fought brain cancer for three years.

He worked as a mason and a tree trimmer. He enjoyed monster trucks, heavy metal music, playing video games and spending time at the river with family and friends.

Survivors are both of his parents; two daughters, Michaela and Hazel and their mother Crystal Barkfelt of Bentonville; a step-father, Bill Fargo of Jane, Mo.; one brother Justin Keith Myers of Jane, Mo.; one sister, Traci Cook of Brookland, Ark.; one step sister, Kelly Unwer of Garfield; two life long friends Silas Groh of Pineville, Mo., and Angel Duncan of Anderson, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th St., Rogers.

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