Hairold Loyd Burch, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Clarence Eccless and Alma Mae Mooney Burch, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Fulton County. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73.
During his working years, he was a self employed farmer and a heavy equipment operator for a construction company. He was a 1955 graduate of Salem High School.
Survivors include: his children, Joetha Broyles of Salem; Debbie Hall and husband Roger of Sturkie; Dennie Burch and wife Becky, of Calico Rock; Jeff Burch and wife Yvonne of Viola and Darren Burch of West Plains, Mo.; his sister, Juanita Moore and husband Lloyd of Peoria, Ill.; brother, Gene Burch and wife Maria, of Higley, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Mary Lou Smith of Pocahontas.
He was preceded in death by: a son, Jerry Dean Burch; and his father and mother.
Graveside services were held Sept. 24 at the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.