Arthur Doyle ‘Buddy’ Herd, 94


Arthur Doyle ‘Buddy’ Herd, 94

Funeral services for Arthur Doyle “Buddy” Herd, 94, of Thornfield, were held Jan. 23, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Mr. Herd died Jan. 19 at his home.

He was born on New Year’s Day, 1924, near Isabella, the son of Austin and Carrie Capehart Herd. On Feb. 19, 1947, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, he married Vernice Jones. Mr. Herd spent nearly all of his more than 34,300 days on this earth within a mile and a half of his birthplace. He was the fourth generation of his family to live in Ozark County. He spent his whole life farming and loved his family more than anything. He was a Christian and taught his family to love the Lord. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Vernice, of the home; one son, Gary Herd and wife Carol of Thornfield; one granddaughter, Gina Hawkins of Tecumseh; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Beth Hawkins of Tecumseh; three sisters, Fern Gray of Fair Grove, Geneva Stewart of Ava and Wilma Mabrey of Arlington, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Evelyn Presley.

Burial was in the Thornfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

Ozark County Times

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