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A Memorial Service for Barbara Jean Payton of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bull Shoals, with Pastor Jerry Backus officiating.

Barbara went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She died at home. Barbara Jean Payton was born July 21st, 1929 to Hazel and Raymond Fischer. She met her husband of many years, Byron in 1954, at Clancy’s and Byron said, “There’s my new wife.” and so it was.

Barbara was a Christian and loved God, cooking, gardening, hummingbirds, the Razorbacks and helping other people.

She was known as a very kind spirited woman who gave the absolute best hugs. She was a member of the Historical Society, the Library and for many years a member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary and with her dear friend, Anna Harper, managed the Little Bit Used Shop in Bull Shoals.

She also worked at the Village Vogue in Bull Shoals with her dearest friend, Minnie Carnahan until it closed.

Barbara was loved by many and loved just as many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Payton; her two sons, Larry and Bryon and great-grandchildren, Anders and Brodie.

Survivors include: sons, Gary Payton (Tina) of Bull Shoals, AR, Mark Payton of Bull Shoals, AR and David Payton (Shelly) of Jonesboro, AR; daughter-in-law, Penny Payton of Bakersfield, MO and her very special daughter and dearest friend, Becky McCracken (Richard) of Flippin, AR. A host of grandchildren; Lacee Jo, Scott (Jessica), Sandra (Patrick), Scott, Terry (Kailey), Jeromey, Markee, Kyle, Josh, Terry, Dawson, Alex, Brittany, Sarah, Hanna, Dillon, Harley, Ty, Lilly and Lariat and great-grandchildren: Bentley, Haydon, Jarrod, Eden, Beckett, Jett, Maci, Braxton, Jaxon, Tucker and Connor.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services-Bull Shoals. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth John Beebe of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Mountain Home Baptist Church, with Reverend Mike Bennett officiating. Graveside Memorial Service will be Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery.

Kenneth passed away May 6, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 85. He was born December 17, 1929, in Pendleton, Oregon, the son of John and Almedia Coleman Beebe. He married Barbara Leighton on June 5, 1969, at North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Navy after 26 years of service in construction with the SeaBees. Kenneth then worked as a buyer for Douglas County, Oregon. After his retirement, he and Barbara moved to Mountain Home in 1990. He was a member of the Mountain Home Bible Church. He loved the Lord and was a deacon with the Mountain Home Bible Church. He was active with the AWANA Group and was on the missionary board at his church. Kenneth was also a School Bus Driver for the Mountain Home Public Schools. He volunteered at Baxter Regional Medical Center and was a substitute for the special needs children in the Mountain Home School District.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Barbara Beebe of Mountain Home, AR; two sons, John Beebe of Mountain Home, AR and Dayle Beebe of Kokomo, IN and two daughters, Kathryn Stinson of Ashland, IL and Janet Beebe of Mountain Home, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Pratt and granddaughter, Lisa Marie Weston.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Wanda Louise Burtram, age 67, of Ash Flat, AR passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Fulton County Hospital Wanda was born April 4, 1931 in Newton, KS. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Kibler and the late Alice “Kackley” Kibler. Wanda was a homemaker and known for her cooking. She had to be called home just to bake for God.

She is survived by her husband Donald Burtram; sons Donald Brown, David Brown, son Randy Brown and Kerry Mugge, daughter Linda Langston, brothers Earl and Raymond Kibler, several grand and great grandchildren.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and a son Harold Brown.

The family will celebrate her life at 4:00pm Friday May 8th at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel of Highland, AR. The family will except friends starting at 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wiles Cemetery in Ash Flat, AR.

James “Matt” Mathew Welch, age 31, of Evening Shade, AR. died Saturday May 2, 2015 at his home. Matt was born July 8, 1967. in Salem, AR. He was the son of Howard Welch Sr. and Frances Mae “Foster” Welch. Matt was a heavy equipment operator and certified explosives expert. He also loved to cook for his family and friends.

Matt is survived by a daughter Lindsey and husband Travis Penn of Batesville, grandson Hayden Penn and grandchild on the way, his mother and father Howard Sr. and Frances Welch of Evening Shade, AR. Brother Howard Jr. (Bernice) Welch of Ash Flat, AR. brother Mark (Tammy) Welch of Jackson, TN Sister Nora (Dan) Hale of Murfreesboro, AR. Sister Melissa Johnson of Evening Shade, AR. sister Beverly (Steve)Rush of Melbourne AR. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 pm Friday at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel of Highland, AR. with Dr. Larry White officiating. The family will except friends starting at 12:00 noon until service time. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Campground Cemetery. The family has ask that in lieu of flowers donation be made at any First National Bank.

Eugene G. Hamlin, 84, of Williford, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born May 9, 1930, in Davenport, Iowa, to Frank O. and Lottie M. (King) Hamlin. He was a machinist for many years and a member of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline M. Hamlin; and one nephew, Tyler Hamlin.

Survivors include his sons, David (Mitchelle) Hamlin of McMinnville, Oregon, Kyle Hamlin of Illinois, and Daniel (Ruthanne) Hamlin of Morning Sun, Iowa; his daughters Robyn Miller of Muscatine, Iowa, Lori (Bill) Cain of Williford, Arkansas, and Kathryn Thorne of Shelbyville, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

A Funeral Service for James E. Bean of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Friday, May 8, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the time of service.

James passed away May 4, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 53. He was born February 13, 1962, in West Plains, Missouri, the son of James Bean, Sr. and Reva Crawford Webster. He worked as a contractor and life time resident of Mountain Home. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and having a good time with family and friends.

James is survived by his mother, Reva Webster; daughter, Katrina (Robert Ross) Bean; two sons, Jeremiah Morris and Dalton Bean; granddaughter, Makenzie Ross; four sisters, Christy (Brian) Arms and Deanna (Kevin) Lind all of Mountain Home, AR; Karen (Dennis) Grant of Elizabeth, AR and Mary (Johnny) Hauf of Mountain Home, AR and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Gail Clause.

Burial will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas with Dalton Bean, Jeremiah Morris, Robert Ross, Everett Uchtman, Billy Uchtman and Kevin Lind as pallbearers. Kevin Wilson will be a honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

A Memorial Service for John Douglass Sigmin of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Vince Daniel officiating.

John passed away April 29, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 62. He was born December 20, 1952, in Dell, Arkansas, the son of Tom and Nancy Baldwin Sigmin. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Baxter County and lived in Mountain Home since 1983, moving from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the Real Life Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, loved puzzles and could fix anything.

John is survived by his two daughters, Stacy Manley of Mountain Home, AR and Christy (David) Dewey of Gassville, AR; son, Keven (Bethany) Sigmin of Mountain Home, AR; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two sisters, Linda Holsclaw of Cave Junction, OR and Rhonda (Henry) Porter of Mountain Home, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margueret Sigmin and brother, Frank Sigmin.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozark Hospice House.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Vona King, age 87, a resident of Summersville will be held Friday, May 8, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 7 from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Zelva Lea Brewer, 82, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 in Mountain Home. Zelva Lea Brewer was born November 15, 1932 in Fifty Six, Arkansas to Lewis Garland and Elsie Mae (Gammill) Ward. She was a member of Blue Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.

Zelva is survived by two sons, Donald Hugh Brewer of Mountain View, Arkansas and Douglas Lee Brewer of Monroe, Louisiana; one daughter, Donna Passmore (Dwight) of Alco, Arkansas; two sisters, Joyce Owens (Alton) of Grandview, Missouri and Glenda Kay Martin (Gary) of Mountain View, Arkansas; one special sister-in-law, Wanda Ward; four grandchildren, Darrell Passmore, Dana Henderson, Jeremy Brewer and Angie Sheets; five great grandchildren, Kylie Brewer, Daniel Passmore, Christopher Sheets, Dixie Brewer and Lucy Brewer; five nephews, Ronnie Owens, Tommy Owens, Brian Martin, Terry Ward and Keith Ward and one niece, Vickie Ward. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Udis Brewer and one brother, Dalton Ward.

Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Blue Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Timbo, Arkansas at 2 p.m. with Bro. Daryl Pitts officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at Blue Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Terry Gammill, Tim Gammill, Don Powell, J.L. Broyles, Odis Stevens and Reece Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Passmore, Dwight Passmore, Jeremy Brewer, Kevin Henderson, Pam Shellstrom, Dr. James Zini and her nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Pordue Cemetery in Onia, Arkansas.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

A Graveside Memorial Service for David W. Ronning of Bradenton, Florida, will be 3:00 pm, Monday, May 11, 2015, at Baxter Memorial Gardens, with Reverend Richard Jebsen officiating. Following the graveside, a memorial service will be held at the Elks Club, 101 Elk Way, Mountain Home, AR, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Dave’s family invites his Mountain Home friends to attend either or both of these gatherings.

Dave passed away May 1, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida at the age of 90. He was born on December 10, 1925 in Montevideo, Minnesota, the son of Jens and Christine Ronning. He married Evangeline Laumb on December 16, 1945 in Montevideo and worked as a commercial insurance salesman before retiring to Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1985. He moved from Mountain Home to Bradenton in 2014 after the death of his wife of 68 years. Dave enjoyed fishing, gardening and telling stories.

Dave is survived by his two sons, John (Terry) of Richardson, TX and Jerry (Maureen) of Bradenton, FL; three grandchildren, Kristen (David) Kinchen of McDonough, GA, John (Mellissa) Ronning of Scottsdale, AZ and Michael of Seattle, WA; as well as several great-grandchildren. Dave’s parents and eight brothers and sisters predeceased him.

Dave requested that any memorials be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or the Food Pantry at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.