Gary Lee Hester, 61, of Bald Knob, formerly of Hardy, died Aug. 11, 2004, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and was a poultry farmer.
Survivors include six sons -- Marty Hester, Elton Hester, both of Bald Knob, Ashton Hester, Alex Hester, Jody Hester and Isrial Hester, all of Hardy; a daughter, Jessica Hester of Sitka; two stepsons -- Richie Ruby of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Michael Ruby of Hardy; two stepdaughters -- Missy Hamilton of Kansas City, Kan., and Angie Ruby of Poughkeepsie; and a brother, Paul Hester of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Minnie Juanita Garrison Hester.
A graveside service was Aug. 17 at Camp Ground Cemetery, south of Ash Flat, with the Rev. C.L. Keck officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.