Dwight Olmstead

SHERRY LEA BYRD

on Aug 27 in Obituaries posted by

Sherry Lea Byrd the daughter of Cecil Stark and Opal Allen Stark was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on November 18, 1950 and passed away at her home in Drasco, Arkansas on August 27, 2014 at the age of 63 years.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge General Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and float trips on the river.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Opal Stark, two sons Travis Bradford and Ray Bradford, a brother Dwayne Stark one sister Wanda Wright and her first husband Cecil Bradford.

She is survived by her husband Don Byrd of Drasco, a son Flint Bradford and wife Shannon of Concord, 2 step daughters Tammy Cockrum and husband Charley of Conway and Tina Grant and husband Josh of Heber Springs, a step son Scott Byrd and wife Gena of Jonesboro, one brother Dan Stark and wife Joyce of Greers Ferry and two sisters Patsy Harrison of Greers Ferry and Linda Landreth of Greers Ferry, 11 grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Pleasant Ridge General Baptist Church from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. and funeral services will be at the church on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. by Rev. Darvin Carlton.   Interment will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Moore, Wendell Byrd, Brandon Stark, Nick Stark, Jalynn Bradford and Colton Bradford. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Murrel and Shawn Stark.

JIMMY DALE BROOKS

on Aug 27 in Obituaries, Uncategorized posted by

 

 

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Jimmy Dale Brooks the son of Virgil Loyd Brooks and Ruby Hazel Brooks was born in Batesville, Arkansas on October 20, 1953 and passed away at Little Rock, Arkansas on August 25, 2014 at the age of 60 years.

He was a truck driver and his religious belief was of the non demonational faith. He enjoyed wrestling and NASCAR and loved sending time with his granddaughters and family.

Jimmy had been a resident of Cleburne County for the past 17 years.   He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Ruby Brooks, two sisters Ruby Jo Sturdevant and Virgil Jean Hutchinson, two brothers Jerry Loyd Brooks and Carl Edward Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 16 years Vickie Fletcher Brooks, a step daughter Faith Smith of Ida, Arkansas and a step son Jeffrey Johnston of Atkins, Arkansas, three granddaughters Brooklen Jade Smith, Brianna Beasley and Gracie Johnston, father and mother in law James and Erleene Fletcher of Drasco, and sister in law Donna Fletcher Clark and husband David of Lawsonville, North Carolina, two nephews Jeremy Baker of Hot Springs and Danny Baker and wife Heather of Guyton, Georgia and a niece Mandy Linneman and husband Ryan of Cleveland, Tennessee, great nieces and nephews Taylor, Megan, Regan, Kindell, Keegan and Jaila besides a special friend Terry Byrd, three aunts Mamie Hopkins, Hava Brooks and Carol Wadley, besides other relatives and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Family Funeral Service and Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Ida, Arkansas.

ROBERT EDWARD (BOB) SON

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Robert Edward (Bob) Son the son of William Nathaniel Son and Maudie Marie Cook Son was born in Mark Tree, Arkansas on November 17, 1929 and passed away at Judsonia, Arkansas on August 18, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Mr. Son was a baker and worked for Ideal Bakery. His religious belief was in the Full Gospel Church and he attended the Banner Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Maudie Son, a son William Franklin Son, three brothers Jerry Son, Franklin Son and James Eugene Son. He is survived by his children Beverly Luetschwager of Heber Springs, Michael Son of Ovid, Michigan, Robert Franklin Son of Drasco, Arkansas, Patricia Ann Johnson of Cave City, Arkansas, Mary Sue Buazzard of Paragould, Arkansas and Marilyn Son Williams of Heber Springs, Arkansas, brothers Lowry Son of Searcy, Arkansas, Tommy Son of Concord, Arkansas, Donald Son of Concord, Arkansas, Herman Son of Apple Valley, California, Johnny Son of Detroit, Michigan, one sister Ruby Nell Cockrell of Lepanto, Arkansas, 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, besides nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

JESSIE RUTH HAZELWOOD

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Jessie Ruth Hazelwood the daughter of H. J. Hooten and Ervie Birdsong Hooten was born in Miller, Arkansas on April 26, 1938 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on August 13, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
She was a member of the Brownsville Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching birds and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents H. J. and Ervie Hooten, her husband Kennith C. Hazelwood, brothers and sisters: Alfred Hooten, Tom Hooten, Ann Bittle, Janie Cothren, Ellis Hooten and Maudean Stone. She is survived by her children Rhonda Hazelwood, Kennith C. Hazelwood and wife Lanora, Gizelle Smith and husband Perry and Rufus Hazelwood, brother Billy D. Hooten and wife Eva and of Cortez, Colorado and sister Millie Barnett of Nice Ville, Florida and grandchildren Jason Lankford, B. J. Kever, Kirk Kever, Kennith Hazelwood, Annie Burleson, Jessica Hamilton and Dean Smith, and 11 great grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Shiloh Crossroads Church on Sunday August 17, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and funeral services will be at the church on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM by Rev. Darvin Carlton. Pallbearers are Jason Lankford, B. J. Kever, Kirk Kever, Kenneth Hazelwood, and Dean Smith, Honorary pallbearers are James Hamilton and Jerry Burleson.

CARTHEL BARTON PARROTT

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Carthel Barton Parrott, 78, of Heber Springs, passed away Tuesday August 5, 2014. Born September 27, 1935 to the late Barton and Margaruet Noah Barton in Heber Springs, he was a Korean War era veteran of the United States Air Force. Carthel worked construction for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith.
After retirement he was very active In the American Legion where he held many positions. He also was a former state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and stated the VFW Honor Guard in Heber Springs.
Surviving Carthel are his wife, Betty Harris Parrott; children Carolyn Byrd of Heber Springs, Pam Roberts of Wichita Texas, Jimmy D. Lane of Washington Illinois, Anna Faye Parrott Sayre of Heber Springs, and three step-daughters. Surviving also are his siblings, Jimmy Parrott of Heber Springs, Diana Parrott Jordon of Sherwood, Vida June Parrott Daley of Anchorage Alaska; Nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Carthel is preceded in death by two sisters, Eupha Parrott Turney and Irma Dean Parrott Verser.
Visitation will be Thursday August 7, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm at Family Funeral Service in Heber Springs.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10am in the Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Brownsville.
Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs in charge of arrangements. Go to ww.dwightsfamilyfuneral.com for online guest book.

WANNETTA LOUISE ROBINS

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Wannetta Louise Robins the daughter of the late Richard and Mada Ward Cave was born in Rockford, Illinois on January 11, 1938 and passed away at her home in Edgemont, Arkansas on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
She was raised in Dexter, Missouri by her maternal grandparents Henry and Myrtle Ward. She graduated from Dexter high School in 1956 and on February 24, 1957 was married to her high school sweetheart Bryon Louis Robins in Detroit, Michigan. They recently had celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. They were a U. S. Air Force Family for over thirty-one years and enjoyed assignments in many stateside bases including Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri and New Mexico as well as an overseas assignment in Okinawa. After retirement they lived in Absecon, New Jersey and for the past fifteen years have resided in Arkansas.
Wannetta was a wonderfully talented artist in various painting mediums and also enjoyed arts and crafts. Christmas gifts each year for her children and grandchildren were beautiful handcrafts and quilts which she had made for each one individually. She was a loving mother to her daughters and totally dedicated to her grand and great grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband Byron of the home, four daughters, Leigh Ann Lozano of Waxahachie, Texas, Andrea Lynn Steiger of Fairview Heights, Illinois, Lisa Gaye and John Nichols of Swansea, Illinois and Lanis Gail Robins of Dallas, Texas. Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and many brothers and sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
A memorial service for Wannetta will be held at a later time.

WILLIAM “CARL” HAMILTON

on Jul 27 in Obituaries posted by

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William “Carl” Hamilton died July 26, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Heber Springs. He was born June 13, 1947 in Wynne, Arkansas to Edwin H. and Frances Massey Hamilton of Greers Ferry. He was of the Methodist Faith.
Carl graduated from William R. Moore College of Technology in Memphis, Tennessee and became a draftsman and construction project manager for Allen and Hoshall Engineers in Memphis prior to moving to this area in 1977 living in both Heber Springs and Greers Ferry. He continued to work in the construction field for many years. He was a member of Sons of The American Legion.
He is survived by one son, James H. Hamilton and wife Jessica of Chickasha, Oklahoma; one sister Cay Jones of Higden; one brother Cliff Hamilton and wife Anna of Aubrey, Texas; two grandchildren Zach and Alexis Hamilton of Chickasha, Oklahoma; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be C. Michael Joyce, Christopher H. Joyce, Rufus Hazelwood, Chris Fortenberry and Perry Smith.
Visitation will be at Family Funeral Service in Heber Springs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. and graveside funeral services will be on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 A. M. in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Ray Moore. The family request memorials in lieu of flowers to The Greers Ferry Ambulance Fund, P. O. Box 1264, Greers Ferry, AR 72067 or to you favorite charity.

MARY GARRETT GILLESPIE PRUETT

on Jul 25 in Obituaries posted by

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Mary Garrett Gillespie Pruett the daughter of Luther Pickney Garrett and Clara Pearl Allen Garrett was born in Sarah, Mississippi on March 11, 1917 and passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Heber Springs, Arkansas on July 23, 2014 at the age of 97 years.

Mary was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Heber Springs. She had been active in her church all her life. She loved reading and traveling and crafts and activities at Southridge Village Assisted Living Center where she lived. She was a member of the Eastern Star and PEO. Mary worked as a teacher and graduated from Memphis State University and attended Hendrix College and Arkansas State University.
She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Clara Garrett, her first husband Richard B. Gillespie and her second husband Raymond L. (Ray) Pruett and a granddaughter Carrie Elisabeth Gillespie. She is survived by three sons: Rick Gillespie and wife Jeanie of Seymour, Tennessee, Ron Gillespie and wife Ramona of Heber Springs and Chris Gillespie and wife Cheryl of Germantown, Tennessee, seven grandchildren Barbara, Gina, Steve, Scott, Mike, Lynn and Ashlee and 13 great grandchildren besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. in the church by Rev. Tommy Toombs and Rev. Charlie Cayton.
The family asks that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs, 1099 West Pine Street, Heber springs, AR 72543. The family wants to thank the staff at Southridge Village Assisted Living for their excellent care of Mary.

DR. JOHN RAYMOND HAYES

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Dr. John Raymond Hayes the son of Patrick Hayes and Maureen Martin Hayes was born in Cork City, Ireland on September 19, 1937 and passed away at his home on July 20, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
Dr. Hayes religious belief was Catholic. He had lived in Arkansas for the past 5 years moving from the state of Florida. His first job was to buy sausage casings for a sausage factory and then went to work as a clerk at Selfridge of London. He taught English in Malta before coming a doctor and was on the board of the Florida Medical Professional Group and the Board of Medical Profession. He was a doctor of Internal Medicine and Family Practice and did his residence in London and practiced in Canada, Florida and Australia. He was interested in computers and wrote software programs for medical billing for Microsoft. He earned his Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and was an Economics teacher at Florida Atlantic University. He was a captain in the British Army a Major in the United States Army and a member of the American Legion. He had worked for the Department of Defense in Washington D. C.
Dr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Maureen Hayes of Tralee, and is survived by his wife Carolyn Diane Willis Hayes of Heber Springs, 5 daughters, Jane Hayes, Sarah Hayes, Laura Donihee, Autumn Smith and Amber Smith and a son Gregory Hayes, two sisters Frankie Newman and Patricia Casey, four granddaughters Ashley Donihee, Katie McGee, Stephanie McGee and Emma Ray Smith Euton besides other relatives and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 Am in Family Funeral Service Chapel and an Irish Wake will be held following the service at the family home on 2725 Yuba Road to celebrate the life of Dr. Hayes.

PAT PIKE

on Jul 12 in Obituaries posted by

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Pat Pike the son of Coy Farris Pike and Theda Juanita Morton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on June 9, 1949 and passed away at his home in Quitman, Arkansas on July 10, 2014 at the age of 65 years.
Pat was a construction foreman for First Electric and a member of the South Crossroads Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, member of the Quitman VFW Post #7514 and the American Legion Post 64 of Heber Springs. He was a member of the Farm Bureau Board and the Mountain Top Water System Board. Pat enjoyed gardening and lawn work, coon hunting and fishing. He was known as Papa Pat by all the children in his church and he loved serving the LORD and all others.
He was preceded in death by his parents Farris and Juanita Pike and is survived by his wife Bobbie Arnhart Pike of Quitman, daughter Melinda Wortham of Quitman, son David Pike and wife Sarah of Wilburn, sister Shirley Mote and husband Jerry of Quitman, five grandchildren he absolutely adored: Reilly Wortham, Kaylee Wortham, Casey Wortham, Catie Mae Pike and Marshall Pike and a uncle Lois Morton of Quitman besides 3 nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Family Funeral Service and funeral services will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the South Crossroads Church in Hopewell, Arkansas by Rev. Kenneth Rolland, JR and Rev. Garvin Reid. Interment will be in Center Point Cemetery with pallbearers John Via, John Latimer, Brian Logan, Gary Grant, Jason Cornelison, Doug Jones, Gene Johnston and Maurice (Moe) Huey. Honorary Pallbearers will be Earnie Stark, Dewey Long, Todd Schroeder and Eldon (Butch) Hannah.