Bobby Wayne Johnson
BOBBY WAYNE JOHNSON, of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born September 28, 1984 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, son of Tony Johnson and Leslie Jolene (Yocham) Mabie. He departed this life Monday, February 20, 2017 in Green Forest, Arkansas, at the age of 32 years.
Bobby was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his family.
On February 20, 2013 he was united in marriage with Jamie Morrill (Surface) Johnson, who survives him of their home. He is also survived by his four children, daughter, Sarah Marie Johnson; son, Briley Jo Johnson; son, Tyden Hunter Johnson; son, Boden Christopher Johnson all of Green Forest, Arkansas; father, Tony Johnson of Yellville, Arkansas; mother, Leslie Mabie; sister, Kelsey Johnson of Yellville, Arkansas; in-laws, Beverly & Russ of Green Forest, Arkansas; several other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
A celebration of life service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Johnson family residence, 353 CR 937, Green Forest, Arkansas with Mark Methvin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Bobby Johnson Funeral Fund at any Arvest Bank location. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Terry Gene Parsons
Terry Gene Parsons, 62, of Lampe, Missouri left in the twinkling of an eye to be with his Lord February 17, 2017. On July 31, 1954 Terry was born to Barbara Elizabeth and Don Lewallen of Branson, Missouri. Terry was a man’s man, NRA member who loved to hunt, fish, trap, dig ginseng, shoot long range and reload shells. He loved to run the grader and backhoe, moving dirt on his property. He loved Professional Bull Riding (PBR), hunting trips with his buddies for quail, deer, turkey, pheasant, hogs, elk, and bear. He went on four safaris to Africa and had to build another room to display all his trophies. He loved his family and friends, and he loved the Lord. He was a gospel singer and sang bass for the Oak Grove Boys Quartet. He was a Gideon and a member of the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church where he was a deacon.
On December 28, 1977, Terry was united in marriage to Marilyn Flowers. They hosted and fostered 10 children during their marriage. Terry is survived by his wife, and his mother, Barbara, of the home; their two “God-given children of the heart”, Sergio Ruben Ruiz Riojas, and his wife Lori of Rockaway Beach, Missouri; daughter Alma and her husband Mark Settles of Kimberling City, MO; four grandchildren, Patrick Ruiz, Lydia, Rebekah and Daniel Settles; eight siblings, Don, Johnny, Jerry and Eddie Lewallen, Patricia Lewallen, Ruth Ellen Baker, Lonnie Anderson, Dedee and Myron Meeks, and their spouses; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, his step-mother and a host of friends.
Terry was preceded in death by his grandparents, O.C and Florene Ballard of Branson, his adoptive father, Eugene LeDuc Parsons of Hurley, his wife’s parents, Duane and Bobbye Flowers of Green Forest, Arkansas, and his father Don Lewallen of Reeds Spring.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Nelson’s Green Forest Chapel, Green Forest, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Oak Grove Free Will Baptist, Oak Grove, Arkansas, with Brother Wayne Writer, Brother Donnie Villines, and Brother Curtis Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at the Blue Eye Cemetery, Blue Eye, Missouri under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
John William Ernst
JOHN WILLIAM ERNST, of Holiday Island, Arkansas was born June 19, 1931, in Platte County, Nebraska, son of Arnold and Bessie (Kershaw) Ernst. He departed this life Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Springdale, Arkansas, at the age of 85 years.
John was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Big Brother organization and was part of the Nebraska school system for thirty-six years and served on the board of (NEA) Nebraska Education Association.
John is survived by his wife, Bethel Ernst; two daughters, Connie Lynn Dooley and husband, Patrick of Stuttgart, Arkansas, and Kimberly Eckardt and husband, Gregg, of Shawnee, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Tara Young, Sean Dooley, Erin Joines, Cameron Eckardt, Callahan Eckardt, Gracie Eckardt and Cahill Eckardt; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Young and Alissa Young; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, family, and loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma Voll and Yvonne Ratcliff, and brothers, Max Ernst, Gordon Ernst and Alvin Ernst.
A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm., Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Holiday Island Community Church in Holiday Island, Arkansas, with Pastor Jeff Timm officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association at 135 Parkinson Ave, Staten Island, New York 10305, Circle of Life Hospice at 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.