Allen “Duane” Dunn, age 60, of Fayetteville died Saturday, June 15, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father Allen L. “Sonny” Dunn and nephew Joshua Dunn.
Duane was born August 9, 1958, in Fayetteville and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and earned a Freshman Academic Scholarship to the University of Arkansas. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences. He worked at Terra Studios near Durham for 32 years.
He is survived by his mother Mary Lou (Pearce) Dunn; his sister Sherry Ann Dunn; stepson Jimmy Baker and his wife Patti; step-grandchildren Cassanie, Katie, Evie, Mary, J.W. and Tori, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. Thursday June 20, at Moore’s Chapel. Cremation under the direction of Moore’s Chapel.
One of the highest academic honors a student could receive was becoming a member of the National Honor Society.
The membership was composed of seniors with a maintained grade average of 3.25 or more. There were two elections in which the faculty voted on the eligibility of the candidates with each student judged on a one to five scale. Those receiving the highest rating were formally initiated.
The first group of seniors (pictured) were initiated in the spring of their junior year. Those initiated this fall were Sharon Ammons, Debbie Atto, Keith Banks, Robert Cate, Jody Tyson, Randall Hughes, Gail Davis, Anna Leichner, Brian McGreevy, Deanna Eden, Bob Storey, Melissa Upchurch, Jana Janzen, Cheryl Clinehens, Billie Bacha, Jerry Cox, Duane Dunn and David Evans.
NHS’s money making project for 1975-76 was the sale of candy canes at Christmas time. This project was headed by President Nicky Gyles. The other officers were Sue Stockton, vice-president; Helen Messner, treasurer; Nina Rolloff, secretary; and Hee-Young Kim, reporter-historian.
Along with the Fayetteville High School honors and scholarships listed, we included the Livestock Report, illustrating the difference between Fayetteville and Springdale in terms of what the Northwest Arkansas Times deemed worth reporting.