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“My prayers and sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Renee Huffstuttler Littrell - AR

“You were such an inspiration to me the minute I married into your family. Such a great Christian father and what example you were to all of your...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Michaelis - Goodwin, AR

“so sorry for your loss, will miss seeing Mr Bobby's big smile and hearing his latest stories, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: TERRY AND DEBBIE MCGRAW - AR

“Gussie and family- so sorry to hear about Bobby. I have such fond memories of visits at yours and Aunt Bertie's. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: LeAnn (Michaelis) Drewry - TN

“Sincere condolences to all the family on your loss. I know he will be missed in the community as well. I pray the Lord will send you comfort and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Ellis Green - Jonesboro, AR

“I'm sorry to hear that Mr Bobby passed away he was a fine man and a friend of the Morphis Family.My Dad and I thought the world of him.Our thougts...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bobby Morphis - Marion, AR

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss and ask the Lord to comfort you. Aldena Vaughan ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Aldena Vaughan - Cabot, AR

“We are so sorry for you loss. Thoughts and ' prayers go out to all the family. Jimmy & Cheryl Wilson ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jimmy & Cheryl Wilson - AR

“To the Michaelis Family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. Bobby. We always enjoyed his visits here at the Soil Conservation Office. He...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Perry - Forrest City, AR

“Amanda, Steve and I are very sorry to hear about your Pawpaw. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless You All ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy & Steve Ragsdale - AR

“My prayers to the family during this difficult time. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Gloria Jones Christian - AR

Mr. Bobby 'B.J.' Michaelis, age 82, of Goodwin, died Wednesday at his home in Goodwin. He had been in poor health for the past several years.

Mr. Michaelis was born February 21, 1931, in Gillett, Arkansas, and was the son of John Michaelis and Bertie Lee Rogers Michaelis. He had served in the Arkansas National Guard, was Past President of the Wheatley School Board, a member of the Lions Club, Past President of the St. Francis County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and a member of the Methodist Men.

Mr. Michaelis married Gussie French in 1954, and she survives him along with three sons; Donald Michaelis and Gary Michaelis, both of Goodwin, and Stacy Michaelis of Moro, one niece, Nora Jean Castleberry of New Mexico, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He had one sister, Pearl Briney, who preceded him in death.

Services for Mr. Michaelis will be held at the Salem United Methodist Church, 2:00 P.M., Friday, with burial in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening, 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. at Stevens Funeral Home with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials are to be made to the Salem Cemetery %Wilma Jones, 3231 Hwy 259 N., Palestine, Arkansas, 72372. You may log on to for the on line registry.