Ervin Dayton Hand
Ervin Dayton Hand a resident of the Fayetteville, Arkansas, was born May 22, 1925 in Fort Bend County, TX, a son of Ardra and Ethel Mae (Hardy) Hand. He departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, AR, at the age of 88 years.
Ervin proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a U.S. Navy Aviator on board the USS Randolph for over three years in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked as a Supervisor at the Western Oil Company.
Ervin is survived by one son: Danny & wife Hughetta of Berryville, AR; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
On November 7, 1945 he was united in marriage with his first wife, Gertie Mae Gathright Hand who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his second wife, Ruby Phillips Hand; parents, Adra and Ethel Hand; daughter, Judy Fischer, five sisters, Madeline Sturvenant, Naomi Mitchell, Mabel Thornton, Edna Kendall, Lavada D. Thornton.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be at 10:00A.M., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Berryville Church of Christ with Brother Eric Hicks officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Berryville Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Gary Lee Slater
GARY LEE SLATER, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born May 08, 1985 in Yuba City, California, a son of Helen Louise Slater. He departed this life Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Taney County, Missouri, at the age of 28 years.
Gary worked as a cook at a restaurant.
He is survived by his father, Carl E. Little of Berryville, AR; sister, Andrea Slater of Springdale, AR; brother Carl L. Little, II of Berryville, AR; sister, Amy Stotts of Long Beach, California; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Little, his cousin, Crystal Mendez and his grandparents, Carl and Esther Little.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com
Norman Eugene Sooter
NORMAN SOOTER, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born May 23, 1927 in Oak Grove, Arkansas, a son of Truman Wesley and Ida Bessie (Swofford) Sooter. He departed this life Friday, April 11, 2014 in Berryville, at the age of 86 years.
Norman was a member of the Green Forest First Assembly of God Church. He was also a member of the Oak Grove Saddle Club and enjoyed working the polls. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Private 1st Class during World War II. Norman was a farmer all of his life. He worked and lived on the same property since 1943. He truly had a passion for farming and his family never lacked. He was proud of his family and loved all of them dearly, but he always put God first.
On December 12, 1948, Norman was united in marriage with Betty Lou (Peden) Sooter who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Jimmy Sooter of Oak Grove, AR and Tommy Sooter of Berryville, AR; one granddaughter, Melissa and husband Clay Headrick of Berryville, AR; one grandson, Wes Sooter of Oak Grove, AR; two sisters, Nona Sooter of Berryville, AR and Edna Atchley of Cassville, MO; one brother, Loren Sooter of Oak Grove, AR; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Ida Sooter and one brother, Howard Sooter.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Green Forest First Assembly of God Church with Reverend Mark Bryant officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Hale Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Hale Cemetery, c/o Tommy Ferguson, 58 CR 429, Berryville, AR 72616 or to the First Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 1000, Green Forest, AR 72638. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com