Obit-Harvey Melvin Ritchardson
The Morning News, Springdale, AR Feb 28, 2003:
Harvey M. Ritchardson
Rogers-Harvey Melvin Ritchardson, 80, of Rogers died Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Norman, Okla., to Frank and Sarah Woodring Ritchardson. He moved to the Rogers area in 1982 from California. He was an Army veteran, a truck driver and was of the Church of God faith. He belonged to the Singles Mingles in Springdale. He enjoyed country dancing and working on old cars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Wells Ritchardson, twin sons and one daughter..
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Fowler and Cheryl Kirkland, both of Rogers and Connie Royal of Ardmore, Okla.; two sisters, Jessie Ray and Sarah Ritchardson, both of Ukiah, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a gathering of friends and family from 6 to 8 p. m. today at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Emma Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Bentonville Cemetery. (Bentonville, Arkansas)