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Roger Martin – Gamma Chi 1557
Roger Dean Martin was born on June 19, 1967 in Salem, Arkansas to Jessie and Clara (Pressley) Martin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Roger passed away on November 23, 2016, at his home in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 49 years.
Roger graduated from the Mammoth Spring High School as co-valedictorian in 1985. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, earning a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree.
Roger’s interest in politics started at an early age. As a junior in High School, he was selected to be a page for Congressman Bill Alexander in Washington, DC. Roger worked in the “War Room” in Little Rock, Arkansas during former President Clinton’s first bid for office. He worked in Washington, DC as an intern for Senator Dale Bumpers and in the office of Secretary of The Treasury, Lloyd Bentsen. Roger later worked in President Clinton’s office in Little Rock, Arkansas as director of special projects.
In 1998 he graduated from law school in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a Corporate lawyer, he lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas until he had to take an early retirement due to health problems.
Roger is survived by his parents, sister, Rhonda Martin of Mountain Home, Arkansas, sister, Leah Ann Iaguessa and brother-in-law, Tony of Ash Grove, Missouri, niece, Anisha Martin and friend, Evan Smethurst of Los Gatos, California, and nephew, Joseph Iaguessa of Ash Grove, Missouri. Other survivors include aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Special and loyal friends include Dan Hale, Jeff Hinkson, Chris Lowden, Alex Remington and Rob Wilson, all of Dallas, Texas.
Roger treated everyone like he wanted to be treated and was a loving son, brother, uncle and a loyal friend to many.
Funeral service for Roger Dean Martin , age 49, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas will be held, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jared Russell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested for Best Friends Animal Society at www.bestfriends.org or American Red Cross at www.redcross.org. These were two of Roger’s favorite charities.
Steve Knight – Gamma Chi
Steve Knight, 59, of Paragould, died Wednesday at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Knight. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Donna (Corbett) Knight; sons, Blake Aaron Knight and Braden Jaymes K. Knight, both of Paragould; mother and step-dad, Billie and Warren Gray of Jonesboro; and his beloved dog who followed his every footstep, “Buddy Barker”. Survivors also include his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diann and Eugene Hyde, and nephew, Dustin Thurmond.
Steve owned and operated Knight Auto Sales for 35 years. He was a well respected business man in Paragould. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and his beloved brothers and sisters in his motorcycle circle and beyond. Steve worked side-by-side with his wife helping her in her business. Anything she needed, he was there. He loved motorcycle trips and all the beautiful scenery, including the pig-trail. He adored his sons, helping them in all their needs, anxious for them to want him to help them. He adored his new dog, “Buddy”, “that fell from heaven to make him happy” – those were his exact words. He rescued Buddy from the hot field this summer.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10-12 at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral service begins at 12 with Kevin Edgar officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joe Poteet, Danny Camp, Danny Felty, Ronnie Hopper, Jake Page, and Mac Crawford. Honorary Pallbearers are Howard Cook, Harold Yargan, Cecil Ford, Rick and Leslie Cox, Jamie Davenport, Cowgirl, Jim Hudson, Gary Johnson, Mugsy, Brett Hoyer, Ringo, Tick Adams, Ronnie Brown, Mike Harvey, Jimmy Doyle Miller, Preacher Ronnie Montgomery, Fuzz, Randy Gray, Skeeter, and all of his friends who ride a motorcycle. Please send memorials to PAWS, which is beside Steve’s car lot.
Ernest R. (Boscoe) Godfrey Jr. – Gamma Chi 1181
Ernest R. (Boscoe) Godfrey Jr., 61, of Birmingham, AL, departed this life Saturday, June 6, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Marguerite Godfrey. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Vicki; his children, Graham and Brigham; and his sisters, Jan Struebing and Christa Warden. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 13 at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209. A reception will follow at the same location.
Known to everyone as Boscoe, he was born July 18, 1953 in Rogers, Arkansas where he grew up. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed basketball, and was the Senior Class President at Rogers High School where he graduated in 1971.He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at The University of Arkansas at Fayettteville. Boscoe graduated from The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in 1979. During his career Boscoe maintained management positions with Owen Healthcare, Principle Pharmacy Group, and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services for the past 34 years. His final position was Divisional Vice President at CPS serving as a leader and mentor to his colleagues.
Boscoe was a man of many interest and talents; he was a true Renaissance man. He was an avid marksman, firearms enthusiast, and skilled gardener. He spent many of his weekends at one of the various gun clubs of which he was a member, competing or just shooting for fun. His most recently acquired interest was running in 5Ks for different charities on Saturday mornings. He was running in the “Know More Orphans Five K” benefiting Altar84 in his final moments. Boscoe’s most cherished pastime however, was spending time with his family.
The World lost a great man last Saturday, but his memory will live on in so many ways. In lieu of flowers, we believe Boscoe would have appreciated memorial gifts be made to the E. Boscoe Godfrey Memorial Fund, c/o UAMS College of Pharmacy, 4301 West Markham Slot 522-1A, Little Rock, AR 72205; or online at www.giving.uams.edu
David Allen Greenway – Gamma Chi 1285
September 14, 1958 – August 1, 2012
David Allen Greenway, 53, of Little Rock, passed away Aug. 1, 2012. Born in Paragould to Curtis B. and Lola Mae Williams Greenway, he was a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He was a Senior Vice-President with Crews and Associates, where he had worked since 1987. He is survived by his wife, Carla Henry Greenway; daughters, Brooke Nalley (Chuck) of Tampa, Fla., Holly Lar (Scott) of Rogers and Rebecca Greenway of Fayetteville; brother, Dr. Don Greenway and wife, Janet of Little Rock; grandchildren, Henry Nalley and Olivia Nalley; and nephews, Brian Greenway (Laura), Chad Greenway (Kari) and Adam Greenway.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.).
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, officiated by Dr. Don Greenway and the Rev. Blake Bradford. Interment will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle. A celebration of David’s life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham, Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 623F, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 501-224-2200.
Online guestbook: www.littlerockfuneralhome.com
Brent Berry – Gamma Chi 990
Novenber 2, 1948 – March 8, 2012
Brent Berry, 63, died March 8, 2012 at Circle of Life in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born on November 2, 1948 in Ft. Smith to the late Blake Berry, and Billie (Bollinger) Berry of Ft. Smith. He was the loving husband of Solveig (Lundberg) Berry for 42 years.
Brent was a 24 year veteran of Wal-Mart Stores. He served in a series of positions including Merchandise Buyer of several categories, Vice President Divisional Merchandise Manager, and retired as Vice President Managing Director International Merchandise responsible for import and export programs for Wal-Mart and Sam’s. Brent developed private label programs for Wal-Mart including Equate and Popular Mechanics. He played an integral role in Wal-Mart’s expansion into Canada where he set up the infrastructure for a self-sufficient Canadian merchandising department.
Brent graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1970, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was an avid Razorback fan and followed all U of A sports. He enjoyed reading history, fantasy and science fiction. He loved to travel and visited four continents and a wide variety of countries including India, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Brent and Solveig recently traveled to Hawaii and China and took a European cruise.
Brent is survived by his mother, Billie; wife, Solveig of Rogers; son, Erik Berry of Rogers; daughter, Brynn Sims of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Blake; and brother, Boyd Blake Berry.
A memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church; 2535 W. New Hope Road in Rogers on Friday, March 16th at 2 p.m. Burial to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Pagnozzi Charities at www.pagnozzicharities.org.
Online memorials can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.
William R. Toller, Sr – Gamma Chi 615
August 10, 1930 – December 19, 2011
Bill Toller attended The University of Arkansas earning his bachelor’s degree in Economics. He served on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Walton School of Business and The Chancellor’s Advisory Board. He received the honor of Distinguished Alumnus in 1997 and is a recognized benefactor of the University. He began a long and successful career with Continental Oil Company in Ponca City, Oklahoma and retired as CEO – Chairman of the Board of Witco Chemical Company in Greenwich, CT.
Stanford C. Finney – Gamma Chi 1005
December 20, 1948 —March 13, 2010
After 61 years of a full life Stanford C. Finney passed away on Saturday March 13, 2010. Stan’s earthly angel and wife of 23 years, Mary Clare, stood by his side along with his other beloved family members. Born on the 20th of December 1948, Stan was raised in Martinsville, VA and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BSBA and MBA.
He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. An avid Razorback alumnus Stan routinely wore something red to show his enthusiasm for his alma mater. Stan’s life was defined by his love for his family, his numerous friends and his devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. As his cherished soul mate, Mary Clare was his touchstone, rock of Gibraltar and best friend. He and Mary Clare were true life partners. Everyone who knew them recognized their deep love for one another and their family. Their home was always filled with family, friends, laughter and love. He adored his six children and grandson. Among friends, when Stan’s name was mentioned, the conversation always began something like this: “Stan is the greatest guy! Do you know what he did for me?” or “Stan gave me the best advice I ever had.” Stan was a loving, caring, loyal, devoted person and friend to all. Lastly, his quiet walk with the Lord was extremely important to him. Through all relationships and circumstances his humility was revealed. As a father and uncle, he led by example. He encouraged his children, nieces and nephews to attend college and work hard. He nurtured his friendships through phone calls, sporting events, and travel adventures. Stan’s life on earth was filled with great accomplishments that reflected a godly character. His friends and family were often captivated by his sense of humor and ability to tell a great story. He was known to laugh at his own jokes to the point of tears. Stan’s frequent trips to Walmart and appreciation of a good deal definitely deserve an honorable mention. One could confidently say Stan was a “true fiscal conservative.”
Stan was a brilliant businessman, entrepreneur and risk taker. Stan started his career as a stockbroker with Eppler, Guerin & Turner. He then joined Shearson Lehman Brothers as a senior vice president, which later merged with Smith Barney. Stan was the number one producer, setting records within the company. In 1987 he founded Rainbow Trading Corporation, a registered commodity and pool advisor. Stan was a partner from 1997 through 2001 with Regal Asset Management while also serving as Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass Trading, which he founded in 1997. During his tenure at Shearson Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney, Stan was awarded the Director’s Council Membership Outstanding Service award. Stan was an avid golfer and, as friends would tell you, an extremely competitive opponent. He was a member of numerous golf clubs in Texas and Colorado, but especially loved Preston Trails. Skiing, duck hunting and fly fishing were activities that he loved and shared with his family. He was a true fan of the Dallas Mavericks and Arkansas Razorbacks. As General Partner of the Dallas Sidekicks Indoor Soccer Team he was extremely proud of their 1987 MISL Championship Title and their accompanying Cinderella Story. It was the only national title won by a Dallas professional team in that decade. Also, he was equally proud to be a GTE Pro-Am Champion in the 1994 Byron Nelson Golf Tournament.
Numerous charities including UT Southwestern, Crystal Charity Ball, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Highland Park Independent School District have benefitted from the generous hearts of the Finneys. Together they served as Honorary Chairpersons of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Texas, and in 2004, the Chairmen of Gilda’s Club of North Texas. Stan was on the board of the Baylor Healthcare System Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Clare Sheppard Finney, his mother, Louise Felkel Finney; his son, Hohman and his wife, Meredith and grandson Frazier, his sons, Preston and Ford Finney and Beau and Parker Brooks and daughter, Elle Finney; his sister, Douglas Finney and husband, Joe; his brother Fred Finney and wife Mary, nephew Zachary and niece, Marika Bourdeaux -Finney; his brother-in-law, John and wife, Cindy Sheppard and niece, Erin Ball; his sister-in-law Missy and husband, Todd Baumgartel and nephews, Bryson and Sam; his sister-in-law, Catherine and husband, Paul Closuit and nephew, Nicholas and niece, Emily; his sister-in-law, Laura Sheppard. His mother-in-law, Ann Norris; his father-in-law, Gillett Sheppard. He is predeceased by his father, Stanford Columbus Finney, Sr. A special thanks goes out to those who cared for and encouraged him: Dr. Elizabeth Maher, Dr. Barry Brooks, James Coffey, Rosa Lugo, Adrian Acosta, Carmen Rodriguez, Julia Hijada, Molave Hijada, Ignacio Lovecchio, Giorgio Lovecchio, Tony Hughes, Rodney Lewis and Gina Wardimu. Our sadness is far outweighed by thoughts of joy that Stan and Mary Clare brought to each other and to all those blessed enough to have known him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, to whom he brought much love and laughter. Stan was a member of the Park Cities Presbyterian Church.
A Memorial Service for all friends and family will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, March 17 at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Park Cities Presbyterian Church 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219; UT Southwestern Medical Center, PO Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888 or online at www.utsoutherwestern.edu/don-atenow to support The Stan and Mary Clare Finney Neuro-oncology Research Fund, or Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, 3600 Gaston, Barnett Tower, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75246.