Dwight Olmstead

CAROLE L. BOBEL

on Jan 15 in Obituaries posted by

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Carole L. Bobel, age 71, of Heber Springs, AR entered into eternal life on January 10, 2014 surrounded by close family members in her home.  Her spirit is carried on by David J. Bobel, her husband of 52 years, and their three children, Kenneth Bobel (Ft. Smith, AR), Dr. Gregory Bobel (Conway, AR), and Laura Stark (Heber Springs, AR).  She is preceded in death by her father and mother (Albert and Belle Lips) formerly of Heber Springs.

 

She was born in Chicago, IL and was of Lutheran faith.  She graduated from North ParkHigh School in 1960 and married her childhood sweetheart, Dave Bobel, in 1961.  She and her family relocated to Heber Springs in 1979 where she was a homemaker and substitute teacher for the HeberSpringsSchool District.

 

She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, dining, and spending time with her children and four grandchildren.  In her early life, she became an accomplished piano player and performed multiple recitals as a child.  Later, she attended North Park College and worked in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart as a secretary.  A proud native Chicagoan, she was also proud of the many accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.  She also had a soft spot for dogs and her two Labrador retrievers.

 

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Her family has asked that in lieu of flowers or cards, any donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

R.B. WATSON

on Jan 12 in Obituaries posted by

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R. B. Watson the son of Ed Watson and Elsie Parker Watson was born in Blue Ball, Arkansas on May 9, 1925 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II and was involved in the invasion of the Mariana and Marshall Islands. His religious belief was Methodist and he was a retired truck driver owning his own company.  R. B.  was a bus driver for the West Side School District for 18 years.  He enjoyed mowing yards for family and friends. He was the owner of Watson Grocery Store in Higden and enjoyed playing music and helping people.

R. W. was preceded in death by his wife Helen who passed away about 10 years ago, his parents Ed and Elsie Watson, two brothers Jim Watson and Bethel Watson and a sister Troyce.  He is survived by 2 sons Richard Watson and wife Kathy of Wrightwood, California and John Watson and wife Susan of Higden, two sisters Wanda Mitchell of Benton and Ava McConnell of Cabot, 6 grandchildren Wendy Prescher and husband Brent, Lisa Gilmore and husband Greg, John Watson and wife Starr, Karen Lamey and husband Steven, Laurie Tito and husband Nick and Melissa Gomez and husband Damon, 11 great grandchildren Baily, John David, Elizabeth, Garrett, Hayden, Keelie, Dorian, Nicholis, Brook, Dean and Siena, besides aunts uncles, nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held n Monday, January 13, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Service and Funeral Services will be Graveside on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Higden McLahaney Cemetery by Rev. Sherman Morrison with Military Honors.  Pallbearers will be Greg Gilmore, Brent Prescher, John Watson, Steven Lamey, Rex Dean and Grady Brown. Honorary Pallbearers are John David Prescher, Garret Gilmore, Hayden Gilmore and Dorian Perez.

BONNIE SUE ALLEN

on Jan 10 in Obituaries posted by

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Bonnie Sue Allen the daughter of William Harvill and Myrtle Wilkins Harvill was born in Kankakee, Illinois on May 24, 1958 and passed away at her home in Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas on January 8, 2014 at the age of 55 years.

Bonnie was a homemaker and had been a member of the Cleburne County Baptist Church for 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, her grandchildren, reading, pipe lining with her husband Tim and yard sales.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Myrtle Harvill, a brother Roger Harvill and a granddaughter Brittney Nickole.  She is survived by her husband Timothy (Tim) Allen 1, daughter Renee Torres and husband Jamie, daughter Dawn Dill and husband Ray, daughter Nickole Moody and husband Robert, daughter April Allen and son Timothy Allen II and wife Jamie, four brothers Willard Harvill, Steve Harvill, Clifford Harvill and Danny Harvill, two sisters Cathy Harvill and Brenda Garduno.  She is also survived by ten grandchildren Evan, Trevor, Keeley, Christian, Chandler, Gabriel, Victoria, Kimberly, Timothy III and Geoffery besides other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Cleburne County Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Crumpton and Pastor Timothy Allen II.  Pallbearers will be Timothy Allen II, Steve Harvill, Willard Harvill, Clifford Harvill, Trevor Torres and Danny Harvill.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Evan Moody, Christian Torres, Gabriel Torres and Chandler Dill.  Interment will be in Chastain Chapel Cemetery.

ROGER L. PUTT

on Jan 05 in Obituaries posted by

 

 

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Roger L. Putt the son of William Roy Putt and Lillie Engles Putt was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on January 31, 1934 and passed away at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 4, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Roger was a member of the South Crossroads Church and a Sunday School Teacher at the church. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and enjoyed ham radio, playing music and visiting senior citizens at nursing homes.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Roy and Lillie Putt, a daughter Marilyn Putt and a brother Roy Putt, JR. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Hill) Putt of Heber Springs and a daughter Dana Samadzadeh of Folsom, California, three grandchildren Damon Dearing, Jason Fulps and Kiana Samadzadeh, two great grandchildren Austin Dearing and Katelyn Dearing besides other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 9 at Family Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and funeral services will be on Friday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 Am at South Crossroads Church by Rev. Kenneth Rolland JR. with interment in Heber Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Moe Samadzadeh, Damon Dearing, Austin Dearing, Leon Adcock, Wade Adcock and Michael Crumpler.

LARRY DALE MASON

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Larry Dale Mason the son of Robert Howard Mason and Retha Watkins Mason was born in Judsonia, Arkansas on February 29, 1948 and passed away in Jacksonville, Arkansas on January 2, 2014 at the age of 65 years.

Larry was a Christian and had lived his life in Arkansas.  He was a retired small business owner and a pipe liner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by a 2 sons Jimmy Mason of Batesville, Arkansas and Larry Mason, JR of Joy, Arkansas 3 daughters Christy Bittle of Searcy, Arkansas, Heide Kuzilik of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Tina Mason of Bee Branch, Arkansas besides other relatives and many friends.

Cremation arrangements by Family Funeral Service

JAMES JACKIE COOK

on Jan 01 in Obituaries posted by

James Jackie Cook the son of Clifton Floyd Cook and Jessie Ethel Pitcock Cook was born in Ward, Arkansas on October 5, 1941 and passed away at Baptist Health in Heber Springs, Arkansas on December 21, 2013 at the age of 72 years.

Jackie was a house framer and his religious belief was Baptist.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.  He was a loving husband, great father and grandfather. He had been a member of the Army National Guard and had lived in Heber Springs for about 3 months moving here from Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Floyd and Ethel Cook, a sister Wanda Parr and a daughter Bridgett.  He is survived by his wife Juanita Cook, 2 daughters Misty Cook and Tammy Kelley, 5 sons, James Cook, JR, Scotty Cook, Doug Cook, Shane Cook and Rusty Cook besides 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Cremation arrangements by Family Funeral Service

DONALD LEON BARNETT

on Jan 01 in Obituaries posted by

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Donald Leon Barnett age 73 departed this life to be with the lord on December 31, 2013 from White County Medical Center in Searcy, Arkansas.  He was born on February 18, 1940 in Los Angeles California to the late Ollie and Lura Davis Barnett.

His religious belief was of the Pentecostal Faith.  He enjoyed working on trucks and tractors.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed nature and the outdoors and listening to gospel music. Donald had been a resident of Heber Springs since 1981 moving here from California.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ollie and Lura Barnett and 1 sister Imogene Barnett.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Evelyn Shepard, Linda Marshall and Sharen Gail Ester and 1 brother Wayne Barnett all of Heber Springs.

Donald is also survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Visitation services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.  at Family Funeral Service and funeral services will be in the Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, January 4, 203 at 10:00 A. M. by Rev. Karo Willis.  Pallbearers will be Doug Olsen, Rocky Nall, Steve Shepard, Bobby Sherard, Dalton Crawford and Ben Crawford.  Interment will be in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens

ALVIN DEWAYNE WHITTON

on Dec 22 in Obituaries posted by

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Alvin Dewayne Whitton the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Clarence Whitton was born in Paragould, Arkansas on May 18, 1962 and passed away at his home in Higden, Arkansas on December 18, 2013 at the age of 51 years.

Alvin was a Baptist and he enjoyed riding motorcycles and detailing cars. He moved to the Higden area about 10 years ago from Paragould, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brother David Roger Whitton, Sr., and is survived by his father Alvin C. Whitton, a cousin Roger Whitton and aunts and uncles Mary and Sam Jordan and Sherie and Larry Whitton besides other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel and Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel by Rev. Danny Brown.  Interment will be in Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, Arkansas.

IRMA DEAN VERSER

on Dec 19 in Obituaries posted by

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Irma Dean (Parrott) Verser, 88, of Greers Ferry died on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Southridge Village Assisted Living in Heber Springs.

She was born July 3, 1925, in Heber Springs to Barton Gardner and Vera Ann (Burns) Parrott. She married J. C. Verser on November 15, 1941 and they were married for more than 64 years.

Irma Dean was a lifelong resident of Greers Ferry and a member of Lone Star Baptist Church.  She was a homemaker that loved to be with her family, and who always had a house full of grandchildren.  Irma Dean enjoyed making quilts and having them made for her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. C: her parents: a stepmother, Marguerite (Noah) Parrott: a son Ricky: a daughter Vera Ann: a grandson, Thomas Alton Fife: and one sister, Eupha Lee Turney.

Survivors include: a son, Randy (Vickie) Verser of Greers Ferry: two daughters, Sharon (Junior) Fife of Greers Ferry and Sheila (Preston) Smith of Rose Bud: 12 grandchildren, Sandra (John) Temple of Springdale, Ritchie (Autumn) Smith of Drasco, Bo (Danielle) Smith of Rose Bud, Cindy (Chuck) Finch of Greers Ferry, Toby (Jennifer) Fife of Greers Ferry, Kari (Ernie) Murphree of Greers Ferry, John Verser of Port Lavaca, Texas, Jim (Diandra) Verser of Greers Ferry, Blake Verser of Heber Springs, Jason Verser of Greers Ferry, Jon Temple of Springdale and Chelsea Temple of Springdale: 13 great grandchildren: one great-great-grandchild: two brothers, Cartel (Betty) Parrott and Jimmy ( Janice) Parrott, both of Heber Springs: two sisters, Diana (Chris) Jordan of Sherwood and Vida (Terry) Daley of Anchorage, Alaska: and numerous additional relatives and friends.

Visitation services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Westside First Baptist Church in Greers Ferry and funeral services will be on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 P. M. at the Westside First Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Cothren and Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery with pallbearers Ritchie Smith, Bo Smith, Toby Fife, John Verser, Jim Verser, Blake Verser and Jason Verser.

 

J. W. FUTRELL

on Dec 10 in Obituaries posted by

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J. W. Futrell the son of David William Futrell and LaDonna Brasswell Futrell was born in Oak Grove Oklahoma on April 4, 1934 and passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on December 8, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

Mr. Futrell was a retired oil field worker and a painter. His religious belief was Baptist and he had lived the past 8 years in Heber Springs moving from Eldorado, Arkansas.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by a son Audrey David Futrell and a brother J. D. Futrell.  He is survived by his wife Lucille Smith Futrell, a daughter Donna Dunn of Heber Springs and her husband the late Michael Dunn,  three granddaughters:  DeVanna George and husband Doug of Heber Springs, Sandy Davis of Junction city, Louisiana  and Michelle Pardue and husband Adam of Heber Springs, a sister Shirley Lowe of Marysville, Arkansas, 10 nieces and nephews, numerous great and great great nieces and nephews, 6 great grandchildren, Russell Dunn, Josh, Brandon and Ashley George, Justin Davis and Carlee Cater, 4 great great grandchildren, Lee Michael Dunn, Camron, Emma and Rosalie George besides other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held near Eldorado, Arkansas on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Corney Creek Church, 10129 Haynesville Hwy, Junction City, Arkansas by Bro. George Osburn and Tom Loftin.