Elbert L. “Bert” LaFerney of Searcy, Ark., went to his heavenly home on May 31, 2014. He was born to John and Emma LaFerney on Aug. 26, 1925, near Des Arc, Ark.
Bert was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Floy Stevens LaFerney; two sisters, Roberta Loffin and Arline Baxley; and his beloved daughter, Nita LaFerney Abbott.
He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, Wanda Greer LaFerney; one daughter, Mary Anne and husband, Benny Benson of Mountain Home, Ark.; one son in-law, Roger and wife, Debbie Abbott of Broken Arrow, Okla.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a hoot of friends.
He was in the U.S. Navy from June 1943 to August 1946. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and retired Oct. 1, 1967, as a Tech Sergeant. He also served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Police Action.
He was currently the Senior Pastor at the Honey Hill Christian Union Church, where memorials can be made to the building fund.
Visitation will be held on June 4, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on June 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home with burial following at Honey Hill Cemetery.
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