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James 'Bill' Leon Gardner

James "Bill" Leon Gardner, 82, of Bentonville, died Feb. 5, 2019, in Mercy Hospital in Rogers. He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Garfield, Ark., to James Hugh Gardner and Ollie White Gardner.

He moved to Bentonville from Pea Ridge in 2007 to make his home. He loved music and was a DJ for KFAY in Fayetteville. He also worked for KURM Radio in the early '90s and Glad Manufacturing in Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother David Gardner.

Survivors are a daughter, Peggy Meyer and husband Michael of Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Connie Dingman and husband Larry and Shirley Lane, all of Pea Ridge; and two grandchildren, Eric Meyer of Reno, Nev., and Allison Meyer of Seattle, Wash..

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.

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Mary Ann Miller Hardy

Mary Ann Miller Hardy, 93, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died on Jan. 5, 2019, in Ashley Health and Rehab in Rogers, Ark. She was born in Pea Ridge on Sept. 26, 1925, to Ralph Miller and Frances Mae Webb Miller.

She was married to Charles W. Hardy on July 9, 1942, in Pineville, Mo.

She was a 1943 graduate of Pea Ridge High School. She lived her entire life as a resident of Pea Ridge. She was a wife, a homemaker and a mother. She worked at an early age in her father's packaged drug store in downtown Pea Ridge, and she later worked for Munsingwear, Phillips Grocery and Emerson Electric. She was a lifelong member of the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church of Pea Ridge. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hardy on June 9, 2005; her parents; and her brother, Charles Huntington Miller.

Survivors are three sons, Gary G. Hardy and his wife Joyce of Lexington, S.C., D. Joe Hardy of Washburn, Mo., and Scott W. Hardy of Pea Ridge; six grandchildren, G. Shawn Hardy and wife Stacy, C. Eric Hardy, Kristopher Hardy and wife Stefanie, Dawn Hardy Mounce and husband Bryan Mounce, Wesley Hardy and Elizabeth Hardy Sturges and husband Kenny; and eight great-grandchildren, Hanna, Chloe, Alyssa, Townsend, Tallulah, Valla, Shepherd and Adrienne.

Visitation was 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Sisco Funeral Home, Pea Ridge.

Service was for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Sisco Funeral Home Chapel, Pea Ridge.

Interment was in Pea Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church of Pea Ridge, 1300 N. Davis St., Pea Ridge, AR 72751.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ashley Health and Rehab and Hospice of north Arkansas for the care, concern and comfort provided to Mary Ann.

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Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Wayne Stockton

Donald Wayne Stockton, 76, of Rogers, died Feb. 3, in Regency Hospital in Springdale. He was born Aug. 28, 1942, in Tontitown, Ark., to Johnnie Woodrow (Woody) Stockton and Lena Mantegana Stockton.

He formerly served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was a quality control supervisor for Emerson Electric in Rogers.

He had the invaluable gift of appreciating the simple pleasures in life -- in his later years, his daily routine began with morning coffee with his buddies at the Buss Stop in Garfield, something he thoroughly looked forward to and enjoyed for many years.

He had a lifelong love of music, was a gifted pianist, and was a devoted member of the church choir at First Baptist Church, Garfield, for several years.

Second to his love for music was his devotion to sports -- he loved boating and water skiing and was devoted to all things Razorback.

After he was diagnosed with COPD, he became part of a support group that gave him the courage and fortitude to keep fighting a disease that is cruelly debilitating. Despite the challenges of living with a relentless and chronic illness, Don maintained his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years,Charlene; two sons, Russ Stockton (Rachel) of Bentonville and Chad Stockton of Rogers; a brother, Ronald Stockton (Elda) of Tontitown; two sisters, Glenda Stockton of Rogers and Janet Stockton Taylor of Tontitown; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb., 16, in First Baptist Church, Garfield.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in First Baptist Church, Garfield, with pastor Paul Bryant officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home, Pea Ridge.

Interment will be held at a later date in Ruddick Cemetery in Garfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Garfield First Baptist Church, 17784 Marshall St., Garfield AR 72732.

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