OBITUARY

Ricky Ben Hunter

November 13, 1951April 16, 2021
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Ricky Hunter, 69, of Mountainburg, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 in Fort Smith. He was born November 13, 1951 in Mulberry to Floyd and Mary Hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Nathan Friddle.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Elaine Hunter of the home; a daughter, Tina Hawkins (James) of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Regita Moses (Rick) of Van Buren; two brothers, Dennis Hunter (Joann) of Mansfield, and Lanny Hunter of Van Buren; seven grandchildren, Sydney Hawkins, Drevan Friddle (Breanna), Nick Friddle (Brittany), Heath Friddle, Olivia Friddle, Cole Jones, and Skyler Greene; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Friddle and Katherine Friddle.

Family-hosted memorial service will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Alma. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Family will visit with friends Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. before the service at First Baptist Church, 211 North Mountain Grove Road, Alma, AR.

  • FAMILY

  • Floyd Hunter, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Ellen Butler, Mother (deceased)
  • Yvonne Elaine Friddle, Spouse
  • Tina Hawkins, Daughter
  • Nathan Friddle, Son (deceased)
  • Regita Moses, Sister
  • Dennis Hunter, Brother
  • Lanny Hunter, Brother
  • Also left to cherish her memory are seven grandchildren, Sydney Hawkins, Drevan Friddle, Nick Friddle, Heath Friddle, Olivia Friddle, Cole Jones, and Skyler Greene; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Friddle and Katherine Friddle.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Family Hosted Memorial Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

Memories

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Teresa Bowden

May 5, 2021

Loved seeing all the pictures. Such a great guy. I knew him from Dr Paul's office. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends, May your fondest memories give you enduring peace.

Connie Shackelford

April 18, 2021

Rick will be missed at our Thanksgiving dinners. He was loved by many. RIP Rick

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Biography

Ricky Hunter, 69, of Mountainburg, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 in Fort Smith. He was born November 13, 1951 in Mulberry to Floyd and Mary Hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Nathan Friddle.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Elaine Hunter of the home; a daughter, Tina Hawkins (James) of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Regita Moses (Rick) of Van Buren; two brothers, Dennis Hunter (Joann) of Mansfield, and Lanny Hunter of Van Buren; seven grandchildren, Sydney Hawkins, Drevan Friddle (Breanna), Nick Friddle (Brittany), Heath Friddle, Olivia Friddle, Cole Jones, and Skyler Greene; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Friddle and Katherine Friddle.

Family-hosted memorial service will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Alma. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Family will visit with friends Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. before the service at First Baptist Church, 211 North Mountain Grove Road, Alma, AR.