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ERMA D. HOUSTON

on May 16 in Obituaries posted by

Erma D. Houston the daughter of Lee Martin and Cora Parish Martin was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on November 25, 1943 and passed away on May 15, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 70 years.
Erma was a homemaker and had lived in Heber Springs all her life.
She is survived by her husband Jim Houston, two sons Tim Houston and Sam Houston and a daughter Cindy Thurman besides other relatives and many friends.
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date.

ARTHUR BRUCE ALLEN

on May 06 in Obituaries posted by

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Arthur Bruce Allen the son of Sylph Bruce and Emma Allen was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 27, 1929 and passed away at his home in Searcy, Arkansas on May 5, 2014 at the age of 85 years.

Mr. Allen was a faithful member of Valley Baptist Church.  He was a former member of Kiwanis Club and the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce.  He was an amateur ham radio operator and a weather spotter in Cleburne County.  Arthur had been a resident of Heber Springs where he was the owner of Pines Motel and moved to Searcy about 14 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Emma Allen, his former wife Faye Allen, a step son David and a sister Lorene.  Survivors are his wife Jo Ann Adams Allen, two step sons, Ronnie Webb and Dennis Webb, four step daughters Betty Sullivan, Pamela Ball, Beverly Weisbach and Teresa Scott besides other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 1:00 PM at Valley Baptist Church 3328 Hwy 36 West in Searcy, Arkansas.  Funeral Services will be held at the church at 2:00 PM the same day with interment in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens in Heber Springs, Arkansas by Rev. James Hays.  The family asks that memorials be made to Valley Baptist Church, 3328 Hwy 36 West, Searcy, AR   72143.

BOBBY E. KING

on May 01 in Obituaries posted by

Bobby Elven King the son of Leaman King and Hettie Kelly King was born in Taskwood, Saline County, Arkansas on October 5, 1934 and passed away at Bryant, Arkansas on May 1, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Bobby worked as a contractor for a cable company and was a veteran of the United States Army having served with the Nike Guided Missile Unit in California from 1955 until 1957. He was a member of the Center Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leaman and Hettie King, a brother Billy King and a sister Bonita Schmidt. He is survived by three daughters Terri Wise and husband Walt of Benton, Laurie Camp and husband Keith of Benton and Carol Burrow and husband Charles of Benton, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, four brothers Olan King of Benton, Rolan King of Benton, Wayman King of New Mexico and Norman King of New Mexico, one sister Donna Whitfield of New Mexico besides other relatives and many friends.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park, 7401 Hwy 5 North in Alexander, Arkansas on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM by Rev. Caral Ritchie

VERNON D. BRADSHAW

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DOUGLAS LEON OLSEN

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Douglas Leon Olsen the son of Carl Raymond Olsen and Sharon Gail Barnett Estes was born in Escondido, California on July 2, 1965 and passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on April 15, 2014 at the age of 48 years.
Doug was a construction and landscape worker and his religious belief was Pentecostal. He had lived in Heber Springs since 1985 moving here from Hemet, California. He enjoyed working outdoors and working on cars and trucks.
He was preceded in death by his father Carl Raymond Olsen, a grandfather Ollie Barnett, grandmother Lura Barnett and uncle Don Barnett. Survivors are his mother Sharon Gail Estes, step father Jesse Estes, son Carl Olsen and wife Cortney, daughter Audrey Olsen, brother Christopher Nall, sister Terri Wise and first grandson Jace Olsen besides aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens by Rev. Karo Willis.

ANITA McNALLY

on Apr 15 in Obituaries posted by

Anita McNally the daughter of Jacob and Anna Szpyt was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on March 4, 1917 and passed away at her home in Pangburn, Arkansas on April 13, 2014 at the age of 97 years.
Anita was a member of the First Baptist Church of Heber Springs and was a retired secretary. She enjoyed animals and flowers. Anita moved to Heber Springs in 1973 and later in 1992 the family moved to Pangburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Anna Szpyt, her husband Harvey Robert McNally, a sister Mary E. Piety and a brother Michael Marion. She is survived by two daughters Andrea McNally of Pangburn and Althea McNally of Conway besides other relatives and many friends.
Funeral graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens by Rev. J. R. DeBusk.

THELMA B. BALCH

on Apr 09 in Obituaries posted by

Thelma B. Balch the daughter of Archie Christie and Francis Vivian Miller Christie was born in Gloversville, New York in April 1923 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas in April 2014.
Thelma retired from the retail industry and was a bookkeeper.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Grant Balch. They moved to Heber Springs in 1977 and made this their home. She is survived by a daughter Susan Gebhardt of Mississippi besides other relatives and many friends.
Thelma was cremated and her cremains will be placed in the Columbarium of the Frist Presbyterian Church in Heber Springs.

ARTHUR DAVID TAYLOR

on Apr 09 in Obituaries posted by

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Arthur David Taylor the son of Arthur Floyd Taylor and Bernice Wilson Morgan was born in Edgemont, Arkansas on June 3, 1949 and passed away at his home in Wilburn, Arkansas on April 8, 2014 at the age of 64 years.
He was a retired lineman for First Electric Coop having worked there for 32 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. He had lived in Westside and attended school there and had lived in Heber Springs and when he married Kay Hayes they moved to Wilburn and have lived there for the past 42 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Floyd Taylor and Bernice Wilson Morgan, a brother Donnie Taylor, a sister Bonnie Verser and a granddaughter Alex Taylor. Survivors are his wife Kay Hayes Taylor of Wilburn, a daughter Shay Morris and son-in-law Randy Morris of Wilburn, a son Shane Taylor and daughter-in-law Tammy Taylor of Tumbling Shoals, two granddaughters True Morris and Izzy Taylor, a brother Carl Taylor of Greers Ferry and two sisters Diane Lane of Logansport, Indiana and Helen Poole of Greers Ferry besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Family Funeral Service from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and Funeral Services will be held in the Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM by Rev. Billy Henderson. Interment will be in Magness Cemetery with pallbearers Brian Logan, Jason Cornelison, Todd Schroeder, Frank Hickman, Gary Grant and Anthony Gardner, Honorary Pallbearers will be Pat Pike, John Latimer and Jim McLaren.

EMMA JEAN ENGLER

on Apr 03 in Obituaries posted by

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Emma Jean Engler, the daughter of John Cyril Cook and Lula Mae Clifton Cook, was born in Wheatley, Arkansas on April 7 1921 and passed away in Heber Springs,  Arkansas on April 1, 2014 at the age of 92.  She worked at the defense department in Memphis, Tennessee, manufacturing rubber rafts for the Navy during World   War II.  She had a personal interest and took great pride in the work she performed at the plant since her brother Cyril was in the Navy during that time.

After the war she married August Claus “Dutch” Engler of Wheatley on November 10, 1951 she moved back to Wheatley to become a homemaker.

Shortly after the wedding Dutch gave her “Daisy” the milk cow.  She was afraid at first but after several milkings they became friends.  Daisy has been gone for a long time and her husband Dutch passed away just over a year ago.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother Cyril Cook; sisters, Aileen Midkiff, Nina Haltom, Norma Tune, and Mary Lou Reed;  granddaughter Lindsay Engler; great-grandson Braylon Besancon.

She is survived by; one daughter Beth Engler, sons Mike Engler (Lucy), Mark Engler (Rhonda); one sister in law Katherine Engler, all of Heber Springs, one brother, Tom Cook of Hot Springs.  Survivors also include grandchildren Jessica Krejci of     Huntsville, Texas, August Krejci of Waco, Texas, Chad Engler of Omaha, Nebraska, Jordan Engler (Stephanie) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Misty Engler Besancon (Chad) and great granddaughter Hayley Hann of Cabot, Arkansas as well as many nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life Emma Jean could work a mean needle, crafting numerous items out of any kind of thread.  When her sister Mary Lou was young Emma Jean created a pattern and crocheted a dress even though she had never done such a thing.  Since that time she made most of her daughter’s clothes, many needlepoint, cross stitch, and crewel embroidery pictures as well as numerous handmade gift items.

Whenever visitors arrived she was a gracious hostess and made sure everyone was comfortable and well fed.  She was an excellent cook from the everyday meals to homemade candy at Christmas time.

A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. devonshire Church by Rev. John Cates

 

ERNEST BROCE SAMPLE

on Apr 01 in Obituaries posted by

Ernest Broce (Ernie) Sample the son of Richard Dean Sample and Dorothy Opal King Sample was born in Dodge City, Kansas on June 12, 1958 and passed away at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 30, 2014.

Ernie was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from September 19, 1977 and was discharged on October 5, 1982. He was a resident of Winslow, Arkansas and worked as a machinist.

He was preceded in death by his father Richard Sample and a brother.  He is survived by his mother Dorothy Sample of Winslow, Arkansas, two brothers Jerry Sample and Dennis Sample both of Winslow, Arkansas and a sister Judith Sample of West Fork, Arkansas besides other relatives and many friends.