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Interment following funeral service

Griffithville Church of Christ
Monday April 16th, 2018

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Ivan "Cotton" LaFerney

Ivan O’Neal (Cotton) LaFerney, 80, of Griffithville Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2018, at his residence in Griffithville Arkansas. He was born October 1, 1937, in Griffithville to the late William Edward (Bill) LaFerney and Vera Audrey Jackson LaFerney.


Mr. LaFerney was a member of the church of Christ. He attended worship services at Doniphan Missouri and was currently attending worship services at Griffithville. Cotton served in the army reserves in 1961. He was self-employed until 1973 and then worked as a riverboat captain until his retirement in 1998.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vera Jean LaFerney and one child William Dale LaFerney both of Griffithville.


He is survived by his wife Becky of Hot Springs Arkansas, one brother Preston & wife Ellen LaFerney of Fayetteville Arkansas, one sister Billie & husband Bill Diles of Searcy and four children, Kenny & wife Cheryl LaFerney of Tuttle Oklahoma, Michelle and husband Pete Hurst of Griffithville, Justin LaFerney of Saint Louis Missouri, Amanda and husband Rick Howard of Godfrey Illinois; Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren plus a host of beloved nephews and nieces.  

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Cotton, Thank you for being my friend and helping me get my first job on the river.. Love always, Vickie Lyn Hart

Vickie Walker Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM

Michelle we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying for you and the rest of the family during this time.

Courtney Bright Apr 15 2018 12:00 AM

A Rugged Cross was sent by Becky and family on April 15, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Apr 15 2018 12:00 AM

Preston and Billie, so sorry to hear of this loss... As I watched the video, parts of my childhood flashed before my eyes... My prayers are with you both and for his entire family in the loss at the time... May God give the comfort..

Edith (Self)(Kitts) Seger Apr 14 2018 12:00 AM

A Rugged Cross was sent on April 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Expression of Sympathy Apr 13 2018 12:00 AM

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