Gary Lee Hester, 61, of Bald Knob, Ark., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2004, at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and was a poultry farmer.
Survivors include six sons -- Marty Hester, Elton Hester, both of Bald Knob, Ark., Ashton Hester, Alex Hester, Jody Hester and Isrial Hester all of Hardy; a daughter, Jessica Hester of Sitka, Ark.; 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, Ark.; 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 the Camp Ground Cemetery, south of Ash Flat, with the Rev. C.L. Keck officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.