Arthur S. Hunt
Arthur Shearer Hunt, age 62, of Mammoth Springs, AR, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at his residence .
There will be no local arrangements.
Beverley M. Brooks
Mrs. Beverley Marie Brooks, age 82, of Horseshoe Bend, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home.
A memorial service will be held in Morris, IL at a later date.
Robert B. Hamilton
Mr. Robert Bruce Hamilton, age 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Hamilton was a Truck Driver.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Margaret (Sheldon) Hamilton; One Daughter, Tracey Lynn Hamilton of Virginia; One Sister,
Margaret Law and One Brother, James Hamilton.
Jerry L. Davis
Jerry Lavern Davis, of Cherokee Village passed away Monday night March 10, 2008, at his home at the age of 61.
Jerry was born in Witchita Falls, Texas.
Jerry held a specialist degree and was a reptologist for over 40 years and worked at the Little Rock Zoo.
He is survived by his mother Ruth Davis and one sister Rose Lam both of Cherokee Village; two daughters: Michelle Lynn Hubbard and Shannon Lynn Davis both of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 10:00 AM, Friday March 14, 2008, with the Rev. Bob and Rev. Kay Burton officiating.
Donald G. Duvall
Mr. Donald G. Duvall, age 77, of Williford, died Saturday in Ash Flat. He Served in the Army during Korean War. He is survived by his Daughters Jean Eklund of Mount Prospect, Ill. Brenda Parrish of Cary, Ill. Sue Compton of Algonquin,Ill Cindy Brasie of Crystal Lake, Ill. Twelve grandchildren Ten great-grandchildren
Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark., the family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, Funeral service will be at Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Bro. Floyd Rikard officiating. Interment will be at Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres with military honors.
Larry Kinart, age 76, of Ash Flat, died Thursday, April 3, 2008.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Betty Jo Floyd
BETTY JO PICKENS FLOYD devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher passed away at her home in Cherokee Village, Wednesday, April 16, 2008 with family by her side. She was born June 5, 1933, in Birmingham, AL, to Henry Wilson and Dosia Marie Pickens. She spent her early childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi and moved to Carlisle, Arkansas in 1945, where her dad owned the Lyle Theater and Betty was the official popcorn popper until she graduated from high school. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education from Arkansas Tech University, where she also met her husband to be, Don Floyd, and a Master's in Education from Arkansas State University. Betty taught business classes in Charleston, Stuttgart, Jonesboro, and North Little Rock before retiring in 1985. Feared by her students, they often said although she was one of the toughest teachers they ever had, she was one of the best and many considered her a friend in their adult life.
An avid football fan, Betty was the best sideline coach a head coach could ever have. She made many friends by following her football coach husband, from Charleston, to Stuttgart, and Arkansas State University.
Betty was a loyal servant of God and a dedicated member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church where she was active in the Priscilla Circle, previously served as chair of the Finance Committee and the annual bazaar and was the active treasurer of the church at the time of her death.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don Floyd of Cherokee Village, daughter, Donna Floyd and granddaughter Ally Gimon, daughter, Marty Floyd and her husband Bill Goff and granddaughter, Lindsey Moore all of Little Rock. She will be missed by her family and the many friends.
Playing bridge was a passion, she loved to dance and host parties and her motto for a party was always the more the merrier! The doors of Betty's home were always open and not a person entered that didn't feel welcome. To honor her "open door", loving heart, friendship and life, the family will receive visitors, at the home, 28 North Lakeshore Drive, Friday, April 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 420, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.
Mrs. Bernice Tipton, age 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Mrs. Tipton was a Homemaker.
She is survived by: one Son Teddy Tipton and his wife Janetta of Hardy; two grandsons, Jeff Tipton and wife Cheryl of Nixa Missouri, and Teddy E. Tipton of Hardy; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles and a grandson David Tipton.
The family will receive friends at Heath Oak Hill Chapel on Monday, April 21, 2008 from 11 AM - 1PM.
No service is scheduled.
Stephen "Rock" Ray Gentry
Mr. Stephen Ray Gentry, age 46, of Hardy, Ark., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark. He was self employed Auto Mechanic and Served in the Marine Corps.
He was the son of the late Ray Gentry and Dorthy Gentry. Survived by his wife Mrs. Wanda (Sermons) Gentry of Hardy, Daughters Barbara Stanley and Tanya Matheson of Colorado. Sons, Jonathan Miller, Christopher Pamplin , Keith Pamplin all of Orlando, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark.
Mrs. Martha Oakley, age 88, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing & Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark.
She is survived by: one Daughter, Martha Dinwiddie of Glendora, CA; and two sons, Richard Oakley of Barstow, CA, and Sam Oakley of Hardy, AR.
A memorial service will be held in Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 26, 2008, with Rev. Dwight Fuller officiating.
Those wishing to leave an everlasting memorial might consider: Spring River Adult and Child Services, PO Box 474, Ash Flat, AR 72513.
Miles M. Clark
Miles Melvin Clark, born on April 25, 1922, died May 27, 2008 at his home in Cherokee Village, donating his body to research. He was 86.
Miles was a WWII veteran and a retired finish carpenter, he was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ.
He is survived by his dear wife Doris.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 2:00PM at the Ash Flat Church of Christ.
The family request that memorials be made to The Paragould Children's Home 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450 or The Ash Flat Church of Christ .
David M. Harris
Mr. David Michael Harris, age 47, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at his residence in Horseshoe Bend.
He was the son of Paul and Ella Jean (Michels) Harris.
He is survived by his parents and one son Alexander Harris of Cherokee Village.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Helga Anna Helfrich
Mrs. Helga Anna Helfrich, age 78, of Hardy, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at her home.
Helga was born in East Prussia to Emma Selma Bendig and Karl Weinstein on March 29, 1930. She met her future husband, Werner Helfrich, in the German Black Forrest refugee camp in 1950; in January 1955 Helga and Werner traveled to Canada and were married on February 9, 1955. Helga and Werner along with their two children, Karen and Wilfred, moved to Michigan in 1963. Werner passed away in 1978.
Helga worked in the automobile industry and retired from General Motors, she moved to Hardy in 1995.
Helga first attempted to obtain U.S. citizenship in 1974 but had to drop the issue due to her husbandís health, she tried again in 1987 and in 1995, but each time the people trying to help her did not follow through. Finally with the help of her friends Helga became a United States citizen on November 15, 2006.
Helga was a member of the Hardy Church of Christ and loved to play the accordion. She could be found many days playing her accordion in front of the shops along Main Street Hardy or playing in a duo with her partner at the local senior center and nursing homes.
She is survived by One Daughter Karen Helfrich of San Bruno, California and One Son, Wilfred "Will" Helfrich of Oxford, Michigan. She is also survived by two Sisters, Gerda Lohse and Anneliese Korte both in Germany and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at the Hardy Gym at 2:00 PM Wednesday, with Rev. Charles Babb officiating.
Mrs. Pauline M Patterson, age 81, of Cherokee Village, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Salem.
Pauline retired from Jewel Food Stores.
She is survived by her husband Bob Patterson; One Daughter, Pauline Deckard of Wisconsin; One Son, Robert Patterson of Pennsylvania; and One Sister, Esta Bennett of Cherokee Village.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 24 at 10:30 AM in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL with arrangements by OíNeil Funeral Home of Lockport, IL.
Thurman R. Burman
Thurman Rosevelt Burman, 73, of Paragould, Ark., died June 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. He was retired from General Motors. He and his wife owned Burman Jewelry Store in Hardy for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by: his wife, Suk Yull Burman; a daughter, Tammy Burman of Paragould; and sons, Carl Burman of Mich- igan, Jim Burman of California and Gary Burman of Florida.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Gloria L. Tomberlin
Mrs. Gloria Louise Tomberlin, 74, of Cherokee Village, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at her home. Gloria was a devoted wife and mother.
She was the daughter of the late Frank Sosa and the late Lela (Yslava) Sosa.
She Preceded in death by her husband Donnie Tomberlin.
She is survived by two Daughters: Reynee Birdsell and Rhonda Tomberlin of Cherokee Village; Four Sisters: Yvonne Cadena, Barbara Polak and Lela George of California and Deloris Manassee of Texas; One Brother Frank Sosa Jr. of California. She is also survived by Three grandchildren and Four great-grandchildren
A funeral service will be in Heath Oak Hill Chapel at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 25 with Andrew Birdsell officiating. Interment will follow in the Bronaugh Cemetery in Hardy.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 24.
Donald Heimberger, 58, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 24 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark.
He was employed by American Food Service and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one brother, Norman Heimberger of Cherokee Village.
A memorial service will be held at the family home on a later date.
Billy Earl Brewington
Billy Earl Brewington, 74, of Paragould, died Monday at his home. He was born August 26, 1933 in Tyronza the son of the late Harley and Inez Hindman Brewington. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Ann Beith. He retired as plant manager of Memphis Easel and Wire and was of Baptist belief. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Brewington of the home; sons: William Brewington of Jonesboro, Michael Brewington of Columbus, Indiana, Bobby Carmikle of Trumann, Arkansas, Jerry Carmikle of Columbia, South Carolina, Scott Brewington of Southaven, Mississippi, Tim Brewington of Paragould; daughter, Deanna Currie of Columbia, Tennessee; eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
His life will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Thursday at Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Paul Currie officiating. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.
Mr. Laurence Kleveland
Mr. Laurence Kleveland, age 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Kleveland was a construction supervisor for the Texas State Highway Department. He Served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Guadalupe Kleveland; Two Daughters: Margaret Willoughby of Dallas, Texas, Nora Burroughs of Plano, Texas; One Sister: LaRiene Sjo of Cleveland, Ohio; One Brother: Bernum Kleveland of Cleveland, Ohio: Five grandchildren and Two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Nebraska at a later date.