Dwight Olmstead


on Mar 13 in Obituaries posted by

Jay Edward Farrell the son of Charles Farrell and Gladys Morris Farrell was born in Buffalo, Texas on June 26, 1945 and passed away at Little Rock, Arkansas on March 12, 2014 at the age of 68 years.

He was a retired cook and member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking and sewing. He was a member of the United States Army having served from 1963 until 1966 in the Viet Nam War time.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Gladys Farrell. He is survived by an adopted son Jamal R. Farrell of Clinton, four step daughters Lisa Johnson of Ft. Smith, Callie Robbins of Greenbrier, Georgetta Willeford of Rizzello, Arizona and Tina Mainord of Clinton, a brother John Farrell of Shirley, three sisters May Ward of Alexandria, Indiana, Myra Williford of Conway and Shirley Hensley of Shirley besides many grand and great grandchildren other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 11:00 until 12:00 at Shady Grove Baptist Church and funeral services will be at the church at 1:00 P.M.  Officiating the service will be Rev. Sam Brown and Rev. Alan Rolen, pallbearers will be members of the American Legion Honor Guard Post 64 of Heber Springs.

Honorary Pallbearers will be John Farrell, Al Micum, Zane Ward, Jim Johnson, Chip Ellis and Jimmy Murray.


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Elsie May Roy the daughter of Sim Eli Davis and Ella May Hutchins was born in Bee Branch, Arkansas on June 20, 1925 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on March 8, 2014 at the age of 88 years.

Elsie was a homemaker and her religious belief was Baptist.  She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed working in her garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sim and Ella Davis, her husband Ovie Leon Boyd, a brother Hulen Davis and a sister Marie Sherrod. She is survived by two daughters Bonnie Glenn and husband Samuel, and Kat Bormann, a son Rickey Boyd, two brothers Will Davis and Charles Davis and two sisters Hazel Teegarden and Brenda Simmons, four grandchildren Angela Glenn, Jessica Sansoucie, Jeffrey Burton and Christopher Bormann and one  great grandson Ethan Bormann besides other relatives and many friends.

A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.


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Virginia Ray Searcy the daughter of Ray Powell and Dora Shirley Powell was born in Batesville, Arkansas on October 24, 1927 and passed away at her home in Searcy, Arkansas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the age of 86 years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired nurse. She had been a resident of Searcy, Arkansas most of her life and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Dora Powell and her husband Kyle Brown Searcy, SR., a brother Nikki Powell a son Robert Myers Searcy and a daughter Cynthia Ray Searcy.  Survivors are two brothers Harvey Powell and Charles Powell and a half brother Ronald Duncan, two sisters Lois Powell and Peggy Powell, her son Kyle B. Searcy, JR and wife Virginia, a grandson Rhonald Myers Searcy and wife Jennifer, two great grandchildren Nicholas Myers Searcy and Lillie Kate Searcy besides other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel by Ronald Marlin and song leader Bruce Lemieux.


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Jack Preston Morse the son of Malcolm S. Morse and Opal R. Hargiss Morse was born in Marshall, Texas on December 31, 1939 and passed away at Searcy, Arkansas on March 5, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

Jack was a retired truck driver and his religious belief was Methodist.  He was an avid fisherman, a loving husband and father.  He had been a resident of Beebe, Arkansas for the past 20 years moving from Marshall, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Jevota Morse, two daughters Tammy Allen of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Patricia Morse of Atlanta, Texas, grandsons John Jackson of New Castle, Indiana and Jason and Patrick Thompson of Dallas, Texas, a great grandson Raybin Preston Clay of New Castle, Indiana besides other relatives and many friends.


on Feb 27 in Obituaries posted by


Harold Dennis “Hank” Hansbro JR. age 61 of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Born in Detroit, Michigan on February 18, 1953 he was the son of the late Harold Dennis “Hank” Hansbro SR. and Claudia Marie West Hansbro.

In addition to his father Harold was preceded in death by his sister Priscilla Marie Abbott Hansbro and nephew James R. “Buddy” Abbott JR.

Harold is survived by his fiancé’ Margret Britt of Wesson, Mississippi, five sons Denny, Brian, Justin, Heath and J. J. Abeita Hansbro, one brother Ralph Haywood Hansbro II, four grandchildren, six nieces J’Nevelyn Blackmon, Sonia Marler, Carol Deanne Hansbro, Kail Hansbro, Sarah Hansbro Williford and Rebekah Hansbro, one nephew Johnathan Abbot and eleven great nieces and nephews.

Harold served his country in the U. S. Army with honors; we admired him for his courage, good humor, his ability to cheer you up even in adverse situations, his love for his family and GOD.

Rev. George Osborn of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Rev. Lonnie Walker of Hazlehurst, Mississippi and Rev. James Ronald Abbott SR., of Batesville, Arkansas will officiate.  Visitation will be held at Family Funeral Service on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., and Funeral Services will be in Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with interment in Friendship Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Williford, Douglas Blackmon, Adam Blackmon, Joey Morrow, Jim Morrow and Larry Joe Wright.


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Lucy Louise Gregory Phillips the daughter of Oscar David Gregory and Leon Bell Jacks Gregory was born in Holly Grove, Arkansas on March 22, 1920 and passed away in Heber Springs, Arkansas on February 24, 2014 at the age of 93 years.

Lucy was a member of West Side Baptist Church.  She worked as a waitress and pastry cook at Buntyn Restraint in Memphis, Tennessee and owned two restraints in Arkansas at Barton and Holly Grove. Lucy moved from Holy Grove to Greers Ferry in 1980 and enjoyed plants, making floral arrangements, dolls and crafts.  She had been an owner of a nursery and florist.

She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Bell Gregory,  her husband Willie J. Phillips and a sister Nancy Johnson.  She is survived by a 2 daughters Mildred Lee and husband Jerry of Greers Ferry, Patsy Watkins and husband James of Brinkley and a son Pat Moore and wife Jean of Memphis, Tennessee. Eleven grandchildren: Penny Burrus, Elizabeth Caldwell, Carolyn Goodman, Lynn Hawkins, Monica Lindley, Kirk Moore, Stacy Letteri, Pat Moore, JR., Markham White, Howard White and Aiden Sanders, eighteen great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at West Side Baptist Church and funeral services will be at the church on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. by Rev. Doug Inter.  Interment will be in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Penny Burrus, Brent Sanders, Jerry Lee, Kirk Moore, Dean Lindley and Maxx Childers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aiden Sanders. The family asks that memorials be made to the Greers Ferry EMS.


on Feb 24 in Obituaries posted by

Roger Haven Wright the son of Tark and Mildred Pricilla Clemmons Wright was born in Noblesville, Indiana on March 26, 1930 and passed away at Searcy, Arkansas on February 23, 2014 at the age of 83 years.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Brownsville Baptist Church.  He was a retired building contractor and enjoyed woodworking and fishing.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. The Wrights have made their home in the Greers Ferry area for the past 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tark and Mildred Wright and a son Randy Wright who passed away on March 2, 2004.  Survivors are his wife Roberta L. Thomas Wright and one sister.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Brownsville Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. by Rev. Jerry Cothren.  The family ask memorials be made to the Greers Ferry Ambulance Fund or Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery Fund.


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Patricia Ann (Pat) Benkert the daughter of Gurvis Harper and Margaret Williams Harper was born in Detroit,  Michigan on May 26, 1956 and passed away at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 13, 2014 at the age of 57 years.

Pat was a Medical Technologist and her religious belief was Baptist.  She enjoyed camping, fishing, arts and crafts and especially being a grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gurvis and Margaret Harper and a son Chris Benkert.  She is survived by a son Justin Mamagona of Heber Springs, a daughter Carrie Mamagona of Greers Ferry a sister Deborah Howey of Naples Florida and significant other Larry Franks. She is also survived by Jim Benkert and 4 grandchildren Kruz Mamagona, Gaebrill Mamagona, Josh Donahue and Annaleah Benkert, nieces Amy Howey, Nathan Howey and Becky Miller and great nieces Antoinette Kirschke and Alexis Kirschke and great nephew Jesse James Howey.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel.


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Darrell Jack Price, Sr. the son of Albert Price and Walsie Henson Price was born in London, AR on February 26, 1944 ,and went home to be with his Lord on February 17, 2014 at the age of 69 years at his home in Greers Ferry, AR while surrounded by his family .

Jack was a retired welding foreman for Southworth, Inc of Manila AR and served in the National Guard. He enjoyed being an auxiliary policeman in Manila, AR. for many year. One of his greatest joys was attending his church, Lone Star Baptist Church of Greers Ferry, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Walsie Henson Price, one brother Billy Joe Price and two sisters, Rudy Lasater and Mary Jane Price all of Manila, AR. He is survived by a brother, Tommy Price of Saint Louis, MO., his wife of 36 years, Linda Evans Price of the home and two sons, Darrell Jack Price, Jr. and Delana of West Point, MS. and B.J. Northington of Fayetteville, AR, daughter Tammy Price of Manila, AR., grandson Jerred Price of Cordova, TN., granddaughter Lacey Brown of Manila, AR, grandsons Price, Peyton and Parker Northington of Fayetteville, AR and great-granddaughters Haley, Lana and Natalie Brown of Manila, AR, his daughter-in -law, Melissa Northington whom he considered a daughter and his beloved mother-in-law, Maxine Evans of Blytheville, AR. Jack will also be missed by many friends and other family members.

A visitation will be held Saturday, February 22, from 1:00 – 2:00 and his life will be celebrated in a memorial service at 2:00 all at Lone Star Baptist Church, Greers Ferry, AR with Bro. Rondal Richardson officiating.




on Feb 18 in Obituaries posted by

Andrew Boyd Adams the son of Loran Adams and Nova Irene Green Adams was born in Pangburn, Arkansas on September 18, 1952 and passed way at Baptist health in heber Springs on February 17, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

Andrew was a construction worker.  He had lived his life in Pangburn.  He was preceded in death by his father Loran Adams and his dog and best friend Bud Bud. .

Survivors are his mother Nora Irene Adams, brother Ricky Adams of Phoenix City, Alabama, sister Patty Spann of Pangburn, daughter Angel Span of Pangburn and son Jason Kindrick of Mayflower, Arkansas, three grandchildren Tyler, Grant and Pamela and a great granddaughter Ella besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Service and graveside funeral services will be on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Leggett Cemetery near Pangburn, Arkansas by Rev. John Cates.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Blanton, Grant Stocks, Clint Wilson, Ronnie Williams, Leroy Davis and Jason Grimes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Porter James, Donnie Kell, bobby Lacy, David Drake and James Vaughan.