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Stephen Douglas Barney
Stephen Douglas Barney
February 11, 1936 - November 24, 2011

Stephen Douglas Barney, age 75, of Cherry Hill, died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on Tuesday, February 11, 1936 to Stephen Julius and Dorothy Ernestine Schlie Barney in Rockford, Illinois.

Stephen was a devout Christian and served his Lord at the Cherry Hill Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday school and was on the Building and Grounds Committee. He loved his family and his church family very much. In 1975, Stephen and his wife Carol moved to Cherry Hill from Belvidere, Illinois. Stephen retired from Woodward Governor to the family farm to raise cattle and chickens. Stephen loved learning; he constantly had a book open or was taking courses on a wide variety of topics. Some of Stephen’s hobbies included reading, astronomy, meteorology, woodworking, hunting, fishing and trapping. Stephen was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Carol Mae LaBuy Barney of the home; two sons and daughters in laws, Daniel Lee and Jody Barney of Huntsville, Alabama and Stephen Andrew and Joy Barney of Cherry Hill; two daughters, Sandra L. Ward of Monroe, Wisconsin and Jill Annette Cabello and husband Juan of Cherry Hill, four sisters, Rosalie Lewis of Sacramento, California, Patricia McCulley of Yocana, Helen Velmers of Cherry Hill and Merrie Lawrence of Marietta, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, Nathaniel Barney of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Allison Barney of Nashville, Tennessee, Adam Barney of Huntsville, Alabama, Jonathan Ward and Timothy Ward both of Monroe, Wisconsin, Misti Clark of Bryant, Arkansas, Phillip Savage of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Christopher Grimes of Rantoul, Illinois, Jordan Barney, Bethany Barney, Eden Barney and Keilah Barney all of Cherry Hill; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Cherry Hill Baptist Church with Brother Grant Geiger officiating. Interment will follow in the Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Adam Barney, Jonathan Ward, Timothy Ward, Phillip Savage, Kevin Clark and Michael Floyd.

Memorial can be made to the Cherry Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 Polk 72, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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