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Obituaries (Week of Oct. 5, 2015)


Kenneth V. Ford

Kenneth V. Ford, 94 of Nashville, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born Jan. 13, 1921 in Mineral Springs to the late Joe and May Tiffin Ford.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran of WWII. He served on the Arkansas State Plant Board, the Hempstead County Farmer’s Association Board, and was co-owner of Ford/McClure Orchards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Floris McClure Ford, and a brother, Dexter Ford.

Survivors include: his daughter, Kathy Ford Brown of Nashville and a grandson.

Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Nashville Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home before the service at Nashville Funeral Home.

Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

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Eddie Earl Steen

Eddie Earl Steen, 77 of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at his home. He was born on Sept. 16, 1938 in Murfreesboro, the son of the late Edward Steen and Esther and B.J. Steen.

Mr. Steen was baptized at a young age and was of the Christian faith. He was a retired volunteer fireman, a carpenter, and served in the United States Army. Eddie was an avid hunter and sportsman and truly enjoyed the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bobby Steen.

He was married 52 years ago on Oct. 25, 1963, to his surviving wife, Marlene Crossland Steen of Murfreesboro, Ark.; a step-mother, Joyce Steen of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters Gay Bray (Don) of Dierks, Ark., Linda McCombs of Pellham, Ala., Mary Ann VanHouton of Paron, Ark.; brothers Ray Steen (Brenda) of Murfreesboro, Ark., John Steen (Paula) of Paron, Ark.; a number of nieces, and nephews; a special brother-in-law, Danny Crossland (Jude) of Dixon, Mo.

Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.

Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with Rob Evans officiating. Burial followed in Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Taletta Johanna Christiansen

Taletta Johanna Christiansen, 101, of Athens, died Friday, Oct.2, 2015.

She was born Jan. 16, 1914 in Vollen, Germany, the daughter of the late Berhnard and Maikea Devries Backer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. Christiansen; two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include: a daughter, Lova Kea Cook of Athens; grandchildren great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Wickes Pentecostal Church with Rev. Chris Burke officiating.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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