Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Marion R. Hester, 50, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at his home.

He was born on July 24, 1956, in Pomona, Calif., the son of Howard and Ona Lerene McGehee Hester. He was a 1974 graduate of Southwest High School in Washburn and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp. He was a machinist with Bekaert Corporation in Rogers, Ark.

He attended the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ, Springdale, Ark.

He married Karen E. Brown on May 18, 1974, in Washburn. She survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Matthew Hester and his fiancée, Angie, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; one daughter, Vanessa Logan Minarik, and her husband, Scott, of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Wyatt Hester and his wife, Karen, of Washburn, and Adam Hester and his wife, Donna, of Abilene, Texas; one sister, Debbie West, and her husband, Kenneth, of Washburn; seven grandchildren; and his father-in-law, Claude A. Brown, of Pea Ridge, Ark.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Ken Dobbs, C. A. Brown, Minister, and Kenneth West, Minister, officiating. Burial was at the Washburn Prairie Cemetery, with military honors conducted at the grave by the U.S.M.C. Color Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Bekaert Relief Fund in Rogers, Ark., or the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ in Springdale, Ark.

Arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.