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HELEN INEZ HIPP

on Jul 02 in Obituaries posted by

Helen Inez Hipp the daughter of Jim Verser and Mable Martin Verser was born in Woodrow, Arkansas on May 18, 1924 and passed away in Batesville, Arkansas on June 30, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
Helen was a homemaker and her religious belief was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed cooking and writing and she wrote the Woodrow News published in the Sun Times. She loved taking care of her children, grand children and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Mable Verser, her husband Elmo Hipp, a son Rick Hipp, one brother Noel Verser and one sister Myrene Stevens. She is survived by granddaughters Racquel Moore and husband Paul, Rachelle Miller and husband Keith, and Leslie Scarbrough and husband Josh, grandsons Jamie Hipp and wife Felicia, Jason Hipp and wife Chrissi and Justin Hipp, a daughter – in – law Gail Morris and husband David, one brother Leo Verser and wife Fran, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild besides other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Woodrow Baptist Church from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and funeral services will be at the church on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM by Brother Dennis Knapp.
Interment will follow in the Verser-Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jamie Hipp, Jason Hipp, Justin Hipp, Paul Moore, Keith Miller, Gary Verser and Heath Barger. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hayden Moore, Blaine Hipp, Bryce Hipp, Bo Hipp and Slate Hipp.

RICHARD ALLEN HEFFNER

on Jun 26 in Obituaries posted by

Richard Alan Heffner the son of James Chester Heffner and Daisy Glenn Kay Heffner was born in Eugene, Oregon on May 28, 1956 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on June 20, 2014 at the age of 58 years.
Richard had lived his life in Cleburne County and was of the Pentecostal Faith. He was retired and enjoyed playing bass guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Daisy Heffner and a brother Skip Heffner. He is survived by a daughter Brandy Boje and a son Brandon Heffner, a brother Mike Heffner and 4 grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service was held at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.

LUCILLE CHRISTOPHER

on Jun 11 in Obituaries posted by

Lucille Christopher, 103, of Heber Springs formerly of Crawfordsville, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 9, 2014. She was born Thursday, August 18, 1910 in Eaton, Arkansas to the late Arthur and Laura Rainey King.
Mrs. Christopher was a member of Sugarloaf Baptist Church, a homemaker who always had a garden, enjoyed cooking, canning and working on the farm with her husband Floyd Christopher who she was married to for 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband: a daughter, Kathleen Christopher: and ten brothers and sisters.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Warren Christopher (Jean) of Heber Springs: daughters Berry Jones (Nelson) of Memphis, Tennessee, Frances “Chris” Allen of Heber Springs and Linda Workman (Wayne) of North Point, Florida: 11 grandchildren: 13 great-grandchildren: 2 great-great-grandchildren: and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 at Family Funeral Service and the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Family Funeral Service Chapel by Rev. Lloyd Blanton. Internment will be in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.

CHARLES D. FRY

on Jun 06 in Obituaries posted by

Charles D. Fry the son of Walter Fry and Alta Hackworth Fry was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 6, 1936 and passed away in Heber Springs on June 6, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
Charles was a retired pipe line worker and had lived his life in Heber Springs He was a veteran of the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Alta Fry, his wife Sharon Ann Fry who passed away on December 30, 2012, a brother Hershel Fry and two sisters Rachel Bearden and Ruth Ann Fry. He is survived by a son Charles D. Fry, JR of Heber Springs, a granddaughter Haley Fry of Heber Springs, one brother Chester Fry and wife Jean of Concord and two sisters Ethel Hartsfield of Heber Springs and Polly Hester of Arizona besides other relatives and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 A.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel by Jim Dubose

NETA BELLE HENDERSON BIRDSONG LANGLEY

on Jun 01 in Obituaries posted by

Neta Belle Henderson Birdsong Langley the daughter of Deward Henderson and Beatrice Davenport Henderson was born in McJester, Arkansas on September 14, 1929 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on June 1, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
She was the oldest of the six Henderson girls that started school at Wilburn before moving to Heber Springs where she met her husband of 43 years J. W. Birdsong. She worked alongside her husband and son in the farm equipment business for over 20 yers and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her sisters. Neta Belle lived most of her life in the White and Cleburne County area. In her later years she found enjoyment in the weekly dances at Searcy and Heber Springs. This past year she took delight in taking in God’s beauty from her back porch where she would sit for hours at a time. She also enjoyed her great grandchildren even thought they could be a little noisy. She was a member of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Deward and Beatrice Henderson, her husband J. W. Birdsong and a grandson Jason Harper. Survivors are a daughter Margaret Rainwater and husband Robert of Newnan, Georgia, son Witt Birdsong and wife Luanne of Searcy, five sisters Wincell Foust, Wanda Barnett and June Olmstead all of heber Springs, Bonnie Berry of Russellville and Clara Ann Lucy and husband Don of Alexander, three grandchildren Bridget Price and husband Paul, Wes Birdsong and Justin Harper and wife Auora, six great grandchildren Marlee Price, Jon Paul Price, Rylan Price and Luke Price, Everly Harper and Emaline Harper besides other relatives and many friends who all will miss her.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 beginning at 1:00 PM at Family Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held the same day in the Family Funeral Service Chapel at 2:00 PM by Rev. J. R. DeBusk and interment will be in the Heber Springs Cemetery.

BOBBY HOUSTON MORMAN

on May 26 in Obituaries posted by

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Bobby Houston Morman the son of Houston Gip Morman and Martha Lela Patterson Morman was born in Gadsden, Alabama on May 25, 1930 and passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 26, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Bob was a retired self employed builder and member of Sugar Loaf Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force and moved to Heber Springs 36 years ago from Southaven, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents Houston and Martha Morman and a granddaughter Piper Annlyn Laudwig. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Dot) Morman, a son Robert Morman and wife Nancy of Quitman, three daughters Lori Morrow and husband Jim, Cindy Ward and husband Stan and Debra Laudwig and husband Jason all of Heber Springs, a brother Sidney Morman and wife Norma of Myrtle, Mississippi, two sisters Joan Taylor of Mumford, Tennessee and Carolyn Dodson and husband John of Brunswick, Tennessee, six grandchildren Benji, Bradley, Lauren, Austin, Olivia and Bristol, three step grandchildren Danny, Nicole and Keira, six great grandchildren Bailey, Garrett, Alissa, Lily, Ayden and Bralon, 2 step great grandchildren Vance and Luke besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Family Funeral Service and funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Sugar Loaf Baptist Church by Rev. Tony Cresswell and Rev. Mike Love. Interment will be in the Heber Springs Cemetery.

WENDELL ORVILLE DUKE

on May 26 in Obituaries posted by

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Wendell Orville Duke the son of Orville Duke and Ida Mae Wilhite Duke was born in Marianna, Arkansas on August 29, 1940 and passed away at Searcy, Arkansas on May 24, 2014 at the age of 73 years.
Wendell worked as a manager of Keller Chemical Company in Hughes, Arkansas for 25 years from 1967 until 1982. He was the manager of Crow-Burlingame in Searcy and returned there in 2005. In addition he worked as parts manager of Ford Motor Company in Searcy at W & W Ford and for John Dear dealers in Searcy and Cabot. Wendell was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the USS Valley forge from 1958 until his discharge in 1962 as an aviation and maintenance mechanic. He was a long time resident of White County. Wendell liked restoring antique cars, clocks and guns. He enjoyed collecting and assembling model cars and tractors and liked horses, dogs. Wendell liked country music and dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Ida Mae Duke and his wife Anna Dell Duke who passed away on January 16, 2014. He is survived by a daughter Kimberly Copeland and husband Stanley of Titusville, Florida, a step son John Peterson III, a step daughter Pamela Wright, four sisters Juanita Cox, Patricia McBride and husband Earl, Sherryl McClanahan and husband Michael and Sheila (Carol) Loyd and husband Wayne, three grandchildren Michael White, Zackery Boone and Dathan Boone and a great grandchild Shelby White, two step grandsons Randall Wright and Christopher Wright besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Family Funeral Service Chapel in Heber Springs at 2:00 P.M.

JANICE MARIE ALTOM

on May 23 in Obituaries posted by

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Janice Marie Altom the daughter of Doy Gay and Monnie Vaughan Gay was born in Floral, Arkansas on December 18, 1940 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 22, 2014 at the age of 73 years.
Mrs. Altom was a retired teller for the Cleburne County Bank in Heber Springs and a homemaker. She was a member of the Post Oak Baptist Church and she was a top notch seamstress and enjoyed crafts. She had lived most of her life in Heber Springs after growing up and moving from Floral.
She was preceded in death by her father Doy Gay and a daughter Rhonda Elaine Martinez. She is survived by her husband Rev. Curtis Gwen Altom, her mother Monnie Gay, a daughter Patricia Lynn Whitcher of Jacksonville, Florida, a son Joseph Newton Wood of Quitman, 2 step sons Curtis Dale Altom and wife Judy of Batesville and William Andrew Altom and wife Myra of Heber Springs and a step daughter Alice Marie Thorhill and husband Will of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held at Family Funeral Service on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and Funeral Services will be on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Pearson Palestine Baptist Church at 2:00 PM by Rev. Dale Prater and interment will be in Pearson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Vaughan, Gary Vaughan, Clint Vaughan, Gerald Wayne Vaughan, Jared Russell Whitcher and Tommy Joe Wood. Honorary Pallbearer will be Chad Wyatt.

FRED ARTHUR RUDD

on May 20 in Obituaries posted by

 

 

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Fred Arthur Rudd the son of Francis Albert Rudd and Unis Pitman Rudd was born in Omak, Washington on October 16, 1936 and passed away in Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 16, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
Fred was a physical therapist and retired from the United States Air Force. He served 20 years in the Air Force and was discharged in September of 1976. Fred lived and worked in Las Vegas, Nevada for 27 years and moved to Quitman Arkansas where he and his wife Shirley lived for 8 years until they moved to Heber Springs and lived in Southridge Assisted Living.
Fred’s religious belief was Southern Baptist. He enjoyed helping others and going to church. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Unis Rudd, a brother Lynn Oliver Rudd and his wife Shirley Wortham Rudd who passed away on March 19, 2013. Fred and Shirley were married in Coue d’Alene, Idaho in August of 1970. He is survived by a brother in law Harold Wortham of South Dakota, a nephew Tommy of Alaska and a niece Connie of Arizona besides other relatives and many friends.
Visitation and funeral services will be in Family Funeral Service Chapel on Friday, May23, 2014. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM and funeral services will be at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in the Center Hill Cemetery by Rev. Jim Bundy.

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.