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Peggy Gene Floyd

Peggy Gene Floyd, 82-year-old resident of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, died on February 27, 2019, in Rose, Oklahoma.

She was born on October 21, 1936, in Colcord, Oklahoma, to Martin Quince Porter and Ida Mae Linam Porter. Peggy went to school at Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She taught Kindergarten through 12th grade in Colcord, Moseley, and Gravette School Systems from 1961-2000. Peggy was baptized into the Church of Christ by Minister Larry Ball.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Ruby Nicholas and Wanda Bodine.

She is survived by a daughter, Gina Hicks and husband Jimmy Lee Hicks Jr., of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Jett Swatsenberg and husband Mark of West Siloam Springs, Spencer Huckaby and wife Jennifer of Leach, Oklahoma, and Ashley Schutt and husband Vern of Jay, Oklahoma; six great-grandchildren: Cameron Swatsenberg, Paul New, Ronnie Huckaby, Lexi Huckaby, Cade Cash, and Peggy Schutt; two sisters, Pauline Ghormley of Garland, Texas, and Cathy Williams of Claremore, Oklahoma; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Mr. Mike Ellis officiating. To sign the online guestbook, visit Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.


Winnie Allen Stafford

Winnie Allen Stafford, 89, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2019, at Fayetteville Health and Rehab in Fayetteville, Ark.

She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Fordyce, Ark., to Walter Anderson Allen and Alice Harris Allen. She married C.L. Stafford. She was an office manager for the Washington Regional Hospital for many years and was a member of First Assembly of God in Siloam Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Ken Stafford and Jim Peterson.

She is survived by two sons, Les Stafford and wife Shirley of Surf City, N.C., and Danny Stafford and Sharon Tillery of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery near Gentry, Ark.

An online guest book is available at

Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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