Obituary for Pat Donat

Pat Donat, an early crew member for the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, died June 25, 2007, at Fayetteville City Hospital and is buried at National Cemetery in Fayetteville. She was 87. She was born August 28, 1919, in Wexford County, Michigan to Clyde and Ida Cooper. After graduating from high school as valedictorian of her class, … More Obituary for Pat Donat

Obituary for Norma Conner

Norma Welborn Conner, who helped with food and audience as part of the crew of the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron in 1982 and 1983, died May 23, 2005, at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville. She was 85. Norma was born December 29, 1919, at Newark, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles Edward Welborn and Faye Catherine Lane … More Obituary for Norma Conner

Obituary for Guy Barnes

Guy Barnes covered the city and police beats for The Springdale News from the 1970s and its successor, The Morning News, to about 1990 and also wrote a weekly column called “Barnestorming.” He brought one of the fictional characters from his column to life in the form of Johann Sebastian Crock, the sage of Shiloh, … More Obituary for Guy Barnes

Obituary for Steve Kirk

Steve Kirk, one of the original cast members of the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, died Aug. 22, 2001. He was 46. He was born August 10, 1955, at Batesville to Thurston and Majorie Kirk. Steve was a journalism student at the University of Arkansas, writing for The Arkansas Traveler, and later earning a law degree. He … More Obituary for Steve Kirk

Obituary for Nova Teeter

Nova Backus Teeter, pianist for the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron from its first performance in 1978 to 1983, died July 6, 1998. She was 84. Nova was born Jan. 13, 1914, and married Clarence Teeter in 1934 in Madison County. She wrote for newspapers in the region, providing news specials from the Gravette area to the … More Obituary for Nova Teeter

Obituary for Ernie Deane

Ernie Deane, who was emcee for the 1980 Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, died May 7, 1991, in Fayetteville after an illustrious career as an Arkansas journalist and historian. He was 79. Ernie was born on October 29, 1911, in Lewisville to Ernest Deane, a railroad engineer, and Mabel Drew Deane. He attended public schools in Lewisville … More Obituary for Ernie Deane