Dwight Olmstead


on Feb 18 in Obituaries posted by

Rodney Shelton Lewis the son of Ray Lewis, SR and Virginia Shelton Lewis was born in Searcy, Arkansas on August 12, 1944 and passed away at St. Vincents Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 11, 2014 at the age of 69 years.

Rodney was a CPA by proffession and he was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at  Fayetteville, Arkansas.  His religous belief was Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Virginia Lewis, 2 brothers Ray Lewis, JR., and Glendon Lewis and a sister Laura Sue Lewis.  He is survived by two sons Todd Lewis and wife Candy of San Antino, Texas and Brad Lewis of Antham, Arizonas and a sister Dorothy Gray of Van Buren, Arkanss, and three grandchildren Julian Lewis, Katy Lewis and Victoria Lewis besides other relatives and many friends.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.


on Feb 10 in Obituaries posted by

Beverley Jean Parks 59, of Heber Springs, Arkansas entered into rest on February 6, 2014.

She was born in Ventura, California to Clarence and Mildred Wright on August 6, 1954.  She was a Christian and a Homemaker.

Beverley is survived by her loving and devoted husband Norman, a daughter Kimberly Bell Ralph of Anniston, Alabama, a son Michael Bell and his wife Lea of Fort Smith, Arkansas, a stepdaughter Paula Schreiner of Ozark, Missouri, a sister Patricia Deaton of Springdale, Arkansas, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Victory Temple Church, 3912 Brooken Hall Drive in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.  Arrangements by Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs, Arkansas. www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com


on Feb 10 in Obituaries posted by

Deal Denver Johnson the son of Virgil and Margie Hoggard Johnson was born in Grange, Arkansas on October 19, 1934 and passed away at Searcy, Arkansas on February 6, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Mr. Johnson was a parts salesman. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Margie Johnson and a granddaughter Kelly Layne.  He is survived by his wife of 36 years Rose Lee (Rodgers) Johnson,  son Deal Denver (Denny) Johnson, JR and wife Sherri of Searcy, son Dennis David Johnson and wife Becky of Des Arc, daughter Pamela Jane Carpenter and husband Dewayne of Ferndale, daughter Shirley Baker of McRae, son Roy (Butch) Stanley of Pangburn, daughter Sharon Kay Little of Pangburn and son Thomas Stanley of Heber Springs, three brothers J. W. Johnson and wife Hildred of Ash Flat, Kelmer Johnson and wife Fern of Paragould and Seymour Johnson and wife Marge of Springfield, Missouri and one sister Mary Beth Milligan and husband Tommy of Batesville. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Glad Tidings Missionary Baptist Church in Pangburn at 10:00 AM by Rev. David Burgess and Rev. Lynn Harris.


on Feb 09 in Obituaries posted by

Johnny Clevus Cummings the son of Daniel Cummings and Joy Bernice Thompson Cummings was born in Bigelow, Arkansas on March 22, 1934 and passed away in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas on February 7, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Johnny was a retired metal fabricator. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War.  His hobby was bee keeping and he was a fisherman.  He enjoyed watching his garden grow and his family.  He loved learning and reading books.

He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Joy Cummings, his step father John D. Thompson, his step mother Bess Cummings, a brother Jessie L. Cummings and his beloved wife Omega Ann Best Cummings.

He is survived by two daughters Cindy Leanna Frick of Raleigh, North Carolina and Jonna Laurie Newman of Mt. View, Arkansas.  Four granddaughters Leanna Frick of Raleigh, North Carolina, Daielle Durga of Washington, D. C., Kristen Cummings of Mt. View and Cassie Davis of Hastings, Nebraska besides other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Newman Farm in Sunnyland.   The family asks that memorials be made to the Arbor Day Society or the American Stroke Association.


on Feb 08 in Obituaries posted by




William (Bill) Sindey Baldwin, SR, 74 of Heber Springs, died February 6, 2014.

He was born to the late Sidney and Thelma Baldwin, April 9, 1939 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas.  Bill graduated from Earl High School in 1957 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Finance from University of Arkansas in 1961.  He married Gail Ziegenhorn in 1959.

Bill worked as a supervisor for Entergy until he retired.  He was known for his hard work and the eventful golf tournaments he hosted, but more than that, he was known as a generous man with a big heart.

Bill was a much-loved Sunday School Teacher and Deacon at First Baptist Church in Heber Springs and a board member of the Greers Ferry Lake Area Razorback Club.  Bill loved playing golf and being with friends and family.  Whether you called him Bill, Billy, Sid, Dad, Pa, Doty or Mr. Bill you knew him for his love, his hugs and his laughter.

He is survived by his wife Gail and four children: Beth Baldwin of Texarkana, Stacy (Jim) Hammons of Little Rock, Bill (Lisa) Baldwin JR. of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Lynda Gail (Chad) Teague of Newark.  He also is survived by eight grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

Memorial may be sent to First Baptist Church of Heber Springs.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Family Funeral Service and Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Heber Springs by Rev. J. R. DeBusk with interment in Heber Springs Cemetery.


on Feb 01 in Obituaries posted by

Dorothy Marie Burchfield the daughter of Shelby Todd and Nellie Brown was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky on June 8, 1929 and passed away at her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on January 30, 2014 at the age of 84 years.

Dorothy was  a retired security officer and member of the Morman Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her daughter Alice Smith of Dayton, Indiana.

No services are planned at this time.


on Jan 29 in Obituaries posted by


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Rebecca Diane Childers the daughter of Alford Connell and Elouese Lindsey Connell was born in Quitman, Arkansas on May 4, 1947 and passed way at Little Rock, Arkansas on January 28, 2014 at the age of 66 years.

Rebecca was retired from Skil Corporation and was of the Baptist Belief.  She enjoyed art work.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Childers and her father Alford Connell.

She is survived by her mother Elouese Connell, two sons James Childers of Batesville and Robert Childers and wife Patricia of Quitman, one brother Julian Connell and wife Sara of Quitman and a sister Virginia Potter and husband Clifford of Conway, two grandchildren Elizabeth Childers of Quitman and Carrie Childers of Searcy, one great grandson Zane Childers besides other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 in Family Funeral Service Chapel at 2:00 P.M.


on Jan 29 in Obituaries posted by


Annequinn Lafferty Allison, age 96 passed away January 28, 2014 in Heber Springs, Arkansas

She was born February 4, 1917 to Quinn E. and Anne Lucile Irwin Lafferty in Oakland, Tennessee.

She was a graduate of George Peabody College which is now Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.  Annequinn was a retired librarian and teacher from Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art and Heber Springs High School.

Annequinn was a member of the Cadron Creek Order of Eastern Star and the Handsboro Eastern Star Chapter in Gulfport, Mississippi.  She was the past president of the Heber Springs Study Club AFWC, past president of the Trustee Division of Arkansas Libraries, past Chairman of Cleburne County Library Trustees, Past Secretary of Texas Special Libraries and was selected for Who’s Who of American Women.

Annequinn had been a resident of Heber Springs since 1967 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Heber Springs.  She enjoyed traveling the world, spending her winters in Florida and most of all spending time with family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fanning Shaw Allison, one brother US Naval Lt. Robert Irwin Lafferty, daughter and son in law Yvonne Allison and Neal Kammers, her son FS (Tom) Allison and great grandson Benjamin Brecko.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Dollie Allison Glissmann, 8 grand children: Gwenne Cicero (Frank) of Newport, WA, Candy Johnson (Charlie) of Heber Springs, AR, Donna Kepf (Nick) of Indian Trail, NC, Jeanette Abbott (Tim) of Eads, TN, Patricia Kammers of Heber Springs, AR, Alison Brecko (Roger) of Arlington, VA, Thomas Allison (Denise) of Westminster, CO, Russell Allison (Paula) of Edgewater, CO, 12 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Service, 100 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs, AR and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February, 1, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel by Rev. J. R. DeBusk. Interment will be in the Heber Springs Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Cleburne County Library.


on Jan 23 in Obituaries posted by

Jackie Lynn Badders the son of Roy Dale Badders and Marilyn Burns Badders was born on September 28, 1968 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 20, 2014 at the age of 45 years.

Jackie was a mechanic and attended the Pleasant Springs Fellowship Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and grandson. He had been a resident of Cleburne County all his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Marilyn Badders, a brother Michael Dillehay and a sister Ruth Dillehay, his grandmother Monteen Badders and his grandfather A. J. (Jack) Badders.

Survivors are his daughter Krissy Watkins and husband Kevin, son Jay Badders, two brothers Tommy Burns and Jesse Ray Phillips, lifelong friend Rebecca Forrester, grandson Ryland Watkins and friend Chrissy Johnston, besides other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 Noon at the Pleasant Springs Fellowship Church and funeral services will be at the church at 2:00 P.M. by Rev. Billy Merritt. Interment will be in South Crossroads Cemetery with pallbearers Vince Bryant, Jeff McCann, Bruce Galloway, Billy Evans, Dylan Herndon and Doug Thurmand. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Badders and Kevin Watkins.


on Jan 19 in Obituaries posted by


Roger Dale Greene the son of Herman Greene and Julia Williams Greene was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 4, 1948 and passed away at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Arkansas on January 18, 2014 at the age of 65 years.

Roger was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church and was a former member of the National Guard.  He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, cows and cutting wood.  Roger liked his work and spending time with people just talking.  He loved his grandchildren and being with them.

He was preceded in death by his father Herman Greene.  He is survived by his wife Sandra Thompson Greene , his mother Julia Williams Greene, one son Chris Greene and wife Kim of Quitman, two daughters Amanda Hess and husband Daniel of Quitman and Rebecca Holmes and husband Justin of Heber Springs, two grandchildren Hanna and Cooper besides aunts and uncles other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Service and Funeral Services will be at the Family Funeral Service Chapel on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00 P. M. by Rev. Dennis Smith.  Pallbearers will be Jason Greene, Travis Greene, Ricky Greene, David Frasier, Terry Jones, Randy Jones, Brad Moore and Mike Greene.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Greene Scott Moore, Kevin Greene and Keith Greene.  Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Wooster, Arkansas of Highway 225.