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Steven Charles Heflin
Steven Charles Heflin

Steven Charles Heflin was born July 19, 1951 in Batesville, Arkansas. He was the only child of Elwynn Parris “Al” Heflin and Atha Claudine (Garner) Heflin. He died Monday, September 10 after a two-year, hard-fought battle with cancer.

He graduated in 1970 with the class of Highland High School in Arkansas. Steven learned and worked along with his father in the carpentry business, which he did for many years.

He moved to West Plains in 1988 where he worked for Feller Construction and Junior Cromer Construction before working for John Deere from 1994 to 2010.

On November 18, 1989 he was married to Anita Hickman.

Over the years Steven became quite the sports fan and started collecting sports memorabilia. His football team was the Oakland Raiders and his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. In addition to being a sports fan, he also loved exotic and domestic cars. He went to several auctions and car shows over the years. One of his greatest joys and pride was his red Ferrari Testarossa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Anita (Hickman) Heflin, of the family home. He is also survived by an uncle and aunt, Linn and Willie Garner of Ash Flat, Arkansas; an aunt, Margaret (Garner) Brennan, also of Ash Flat, Arkansas; cousins, Julea (Garner) Hall and husband, Brien; Tom Garner and wife, Shelley, and one second cousin, Lilly (Garner) Hall. He is also survived by many friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., at 1:00 p.m. Following services, he will be interred at Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat, Arkansas. Body will lie in state Friday, September 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Plains City Dog Pound and the West Plains Animal Shelter.



  1. Rocky keirn
    September 13, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    May you rest in peace my good friend, we will miss your warm smile, and your big heart.

    The good times we have had over all these years will always be a cherished memory.

    I wish you God speed my friend, on your journey home.

  2. cindy barks
    September 13, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Anita I am so sorry to hear Steve lost his battle. I wish I could make it all better for you, but I know time is the only thing to help right now. My thoughts are with you and Steves family.

  3. Katherine (Minge) Prince
    September 13, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Anita I am so sorry to hear about your husbands death, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Rhonda Miller-Morrison
    September 13, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Anita, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts.

  5. Lanny and Deanna (Phipps) Lewis
    September 13, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    Anita, our hearts are sad for your loss of your sweet Steve. I know God will comfort you in the only way He knows best and always wrap His loving arms around you to see you through the coming days. We will be praying for you.

  6. Robert Holt
    September 14, 2012 @ 1:07 am

    Anita, so sorry for your lose.

  7. Paula Ritter England
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I was so sorry to read about your husband’s death. He sounded like he enjoyed life and lived it well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  8. Keith & Pam Pruett
    September 14, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Anita, Our heart goes to you with much love. May you be comforted with words that friends bring to your side. Keith & I do care deeply but there is One who is with you when no one else can be, of course you know Him. Love from friends, Keith & Pam

  9. Audena Granger
    September 14, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    So sorry for your loss.
    May you find comfort in knowing so many love and care about you.
    Love ya & God Bless,
    Audena Granger

    • Bob heflin
      July 27, 2021 @ 2:55 pm

      Just googled Steve and found this posting . We hadn’t contact in years and sorry for that and now I find he has past 9 years ago . We weren’t close but seems I’m the Las Heflin standing

  10. Andy & Judy Ingalsbe
    September 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Steve. If there is anything we can do please call. You have many friends and neighbors that love you and will help in anyway we can.
    Friends Always,
    Andy & Judy Ingalsbe

  11. Rhonda Murphy Gallagher
    September 14, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Dear Anita,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers.

  12. Joann & Dickey Hilton
    September 14, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. To my dear friend Anita, it was a true pleasure to meet Steve. My heart is with you. Love, Joann & Dickey Hilton

  13. Ruth (Heselton) Crouch
    September 15, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I am saddened to hear of the loss of your husband Anita. I can sympathize with what you are going through. I am praying for strength and peace and comfort in the days and months ahead for you. Much love, Ruth

  14. Garry Lawrence
    September 15, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    Anita, whenever Steve’s name is mentioned, it always brings a smile and fond memories. That says a lot about a person. If I can help you with anything in the future please let me know.

    Garry Lawrence