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— Jon Dale Dueker, 61, of SulphurSprings,diedSeptember 10, 2009, at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette. He was born Feb. 27, 1948, inTopeka, KS, the son of Alton and JoyWoodworth Dueker.

He graduated from Neosho High School and served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his discharge he moved to Sulphur Springs. He was a truck driver by profession.

Survivors include two sons, Marine Staff Sgt. Kris Dueker and wife Jodie of Camp Lejeune,NC,andKevinDuekerofSedalia,MO;threebrothers,DonDuekerofGoodman, MO, Steve "Pete" Dueker of Gentry and David Dueker of Lanagan; and one sister, Tina Bryant of Goodman.

Graveside services with military rites will be this Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.atMt.PleasantCemetery with Bro. George Frye officiating. Arrangements are by Ozark Funeral Home of Noel.

J. Hillman Byram

J. Hillman Byram, 82, of Conway, former pastor of the Gravette United Methodist Church, died July 25, 2009.

Byram had been a minister for more than 61 years, serving 53 churches in the North Arkansas Conference including his service in Gravette during the late 1950s.

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Funeral services were held July 28 with burial at Violet Hill Cemetery in Violet Hill in Izard County.

News, Pages 3 on 09/16/2009

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