Herbert Orville Draper, 89, of Ash Flat, AR, died at his home, Feb. 12, 2009. He was born in Wayne City, IL the son of Curtis O. and Carolyn Ruth (Powell) Draper. He was married Nov. 16, 1962 to Vernita June Fenton in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was a retired sawmill owner/operator. He is survived by: eight children, Dava Austin (Denny), Rodey McCormick, Lisa Long (Mark), Lori Gentry (Ray), Russell Draper (Rene') Robert Draper, Richard Draper (Paula) Angela Doty (Todd); 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his parents; one daughter, Deborah McCormick; one sister, Alberta (Hankins) Hall; one brother, Carroll C. Draper and one great-grandchild, Jordan Rainey. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Olive Branch Church with burial following in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Wayne City, IL.