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“Very sorry about your loss. Herb's was a big part of my life growing up. Thanks for the memories. ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: Melinda Fawcett Collins - AR

“Much love and prayers for Miss Helen, the boys and the family. Herb was a local icon to anyone who was raised in Ashdown. Every one of us has taken...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Fabienne Thrash - Texarkana, TX

“Herb was one of a kind they just didnt make many like this MAN he cared about everybody he will be missed by all who new him we had a few fishing...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Rick n Daphne Carter - TX

“What a joy it was to know and love you. Remember the last visit I had with you was regarding aladdin lamps. Thought and prayers are with Helen and...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Carroll Jones, son of J.P. Jones - AR

“Herb was a great relative. Always friendly and hospitable. We used to go see Aunt Pearl and we eventually wound up at Herb's creamland. He would...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Travis Calicott - Buchanan Dam , TX

“Herb was more than a kind hearted, friendly person. He exemplified the word hero to all fortunate enough to meet him, especially our youth. Ashdown...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Debbie Richardson Byrd - Vienna, MO

“I met Herb @ Century Bank as one of my customers, 2004. When he would come into the bank the first thing he would always say was, "How's everything...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Fran Williams - Lockesburg, AR

“Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man. ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Truman, Anne and Steve Hedgecock

“Helen and Family, We share your sorrow in the loss of our good friend. We pray that God will comfort you and be your friend during this time of need...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Buddy and Ruby Hinton - Ashdown, AR

“Helen and family, I was so sorry to hear about Herb. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a one of a kind man and never...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Kidd Jackson - Ashdown, AR

“Helen and family, I was so sorry to hear about Herb. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a one of a kind man and never...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Kidd Jackson - Ashdown, AR

“Herb will be missed by all of us. He was a great person and a Christian that lived the Word. His legacy will continue through all the lives he has...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Larry and Teresa Cowart

“R.I.P. Herb, so many of us have experienced your generosity first hand, or through your Hebr's Creamland...thank you for the memories. May the LORD...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: RA Rhodes - Foreman, AR - friend

“Herb gave a world of kids a place to hang out and he rode herd on them to see that they behaved. Most of all he cared enough to listen to troubled...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Tommy Payne - Tyler, TX - friend

“Herb was a wonderful man. He was happy go lucky and I am proud that I could call him one of my true friends. Beside being and I-con off this city he...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Danny Brown - Ashdown, AR

“I worked at Herbs during the mid to late 60's. I have such fond memories of working with Herb. He expected hard work, honesty, and competence. I...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Parsons Flegel - Ammon, ID

“Ashdown has lost a true Icon with the passing of Herb. I worked for Herb when I was in high school and you couldn't ask for a better guy to work for...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Melissa Booth - Ashdown, AR

“I can not begin to imagine, how many lives have been touched by Herb. Herb always had a smile on his face. And to put up with all those teen agers...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Gary McCullough

“Herb left a legacy for the city of Ashdown. He was a friend to all. Hope you and Jamie are having some good talks up in heaven. Jamie so enjoyed...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Shirley A Sikes (Jamie Sikes) Wife

“We lost a great one when Herb left us! Herb;s Creamland opened in 1954 and it really provided all the kids a place to hang out with a burger, fries...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Wayne McCollum - Dallas, TX

“My best memory among many of Herb and Helen, was how kind they were to my sister Barbara Watson who worked for Herb in the late 50,s and early...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: James Watson - TX

“My favorite memories of Mr. Herb are from way back when I held my first job at Shur-Way Grocery. Everyday he would come in to pick up his order to...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Deann Crews - Hays - Ashdown, AR

“I went to work for Herb when he first opened his Cream Land.I enjoyed working for him . The High School kids would gather at Herb's to eat and it...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Odie Joann Moore - Fouke, AR

“Herb has to be one of the kindest and hardest working persons I've ever known. Lots of great memories of hanging around a couple of the old Herb...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: John (Johnny Paul) Watson - TX

“Cruising town and going to Herb's for lunch were important rituals for teenagers growing up in the 60's and 70's. Herb McCandless was one of a kind...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Sally McAllister - Ashdown, AR

Photo from 40yr Class Reunion June 8 2013 “Roger, So sorry to learn of your father's passing! May he rest in peace! ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Jackson - Clarksville, TN

“So sorry to hear of Herb passing away. Hugs and prayers go out to the family, may God comfort you in this time of sorrow. He will surely be missed...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Vicki Ayers Strange - Ashdown, AR

“I will never forget Herb. He has been around for as long as I can remember. My uncle Roger Bocox took me to Herbs when I was just a little girl and...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Sehon McDonald - Dalton, GA

“What a wonderful man Herb was! An icon in our small community and loved by all. I saw Herb last September at Jodie Carroll's funeral and we visited...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Wendelyn (Wendy) Osborne - AR

“Herb was the first person my family met when we moved to Ashdown. He was a exceptional man, he will be truly missed. Our deepest condolence to the...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Robyn Judge Jackson - Ashdown , AR

“Herb was a wonderful man. he was happy go lucky and a blast to be around. We are so sorry. He's smiling down on all of us now. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Robert & Cheryl Horn - Ashdown, AR

“RIP Herb you will be missed. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Brian center - Downers Grove, IL

“Herb was responsible for giving me my first job and teaching me a lot about a good work ethic. He will be so missed by the community. RIP Herb. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Dawn (Vaughn) Small - CA - Friend

“James and John Travis express our condolences to Herb's family. We have many fond memories of Herb over the years during high school and beyond.. ...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: James Travis - Plano, TX - friend

“Our hearts go out to your family and the whole community. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. You are in our prayers, Bruce F. McDowell...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Mcdowell - barnett, MO


Herb McCandless , 85, of Ashdown, AR died Tuesday July 9, 2013.

Mr. McCandless was born April 3, 1928 in Wallace, AR to Grover and Pearl McCandless. He opened Herbs Creamland in 1954, and he was a member of Central Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one great-granddaughter, Macy Matkoff.

He is survived by his wife, Helen McCandless of Ashdown, AR; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lance and Rhodora McCandless of Ashdown, AR, Greg and Vickie McCandless of Dallas, TX, and Bruce McCandless; one brother, Elton McCandless of Ashdown, AR; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday July 11, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, AR in the Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Friday July 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at Central Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating. Burial will follow at Ashdown, Cemetery in Ashdown, AR.

Arrangements are under the direction of Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, AR.