Gary Kent Branstetter died in Heber Springs on October 19, 2012. Born in Stuttgart on June 29, 1962, he was 50. He was the son of Homer Merlin Branstetter and Allie Clarice Carter Branstetter.
He is survived by his wife, Heidi Shores Branstetter of Rose Bud; one son, Gary Kent Branstetter Jr. of Rose Bud; three daughters, Amber Dykstra of Romance, Casey Branstetter of Rose Bud and Ashley Branstetter of Rose Bud; a brother, Howard Branstetter of Jacksonville; a sister, Phyllis Hall of Humnoke; and three grandchildren Kadence Marie Dykstra, besides other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held October 22 at 10 a.m. in the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Homnoke with Rev. Tommy Walls officiating. Interment followed in Hamilton Cemetery.