Ernest J. Friend, 47, Butler, died Dec. 19, 2004, of injuries suffered in an auto accident.
He is survived by his wife, Darla Friend; two daughters, Rebecca and Christina Friend, all of Butler; father, Buddy Arnold Friend, Peculiar, Mo.; mother, Lela Friend, Oakdale, Calif.; and other family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ernest Friend Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.