Loyd Clayton Hefley, 89, of Alma passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Fort Smith. He was born March 11, 1928, in Haskell County, Okla., to the late Talmage and Nettie Hefley. He was a plasterer and swimming pool contractor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bobbie Jean Hefley; two sisters, Drucilla Bishop and Syble Dine; and a brother, Grady Hefley.

He is survived by a daughter, Diana Gentry and husband Donald of Alma; a son, Alan Hefley and wife Susan of Muldrow; a sister, Inez Crook of Stigler; a brother, Carl Hefley and wife Sandy of Quinton; sister- and brothers-in-law, Beverly McClendon, Richard Patterson, Randy McClendon and Dickie Gilstrap; two grandsons, Eric Hefley of Alma and Evan Hefley of Fort Smith; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Alma under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christine Gilstrap Morgan Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o UAFS, P.O. Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913.

To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.