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James Melvin Harrison May 16, 1947 ~ January 19, 2013

James Melvin Harrison 65 of West Fork died, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Willard Walker Hospice. He was born May 16, 1947 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Jess Harrison and Reba Provence – Harrison. He was drafted for service in the Army after High School and as he would say “he served twenty four months and one day in Korea.” He worked many years as a sub-contractor. He started working for George’s in 1997 and retired in July 2009. He continued to raise cattle and work on the farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and participating in his grandchildren’s activities. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Calvin Harrison and two daughters, Tywana and Patty Coker. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Loquita Harrison of the home; two sons, Shane and Kirk Harrison; two daughters, Candy Steele and Penny Borgerding, his mother, Reba Harrison; very special nephew, Stacy Harrison; two nieces; fifteen grandchildren and several other family members and friends. The Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Thursday, at 1 PM at Baptist Ford Church in Greenland with Rev. Irvin Hutchins and Mike Stoltz officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Ford Cemetery.Memorials may be made to: Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 N. Longview,Fayetteville, AR 72703 Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Chester,Marsha,Trason Glenn » 21. Jan, 2013

    Melvin Harrison,has been one of the nicest,kindness,most helpful,cheerful neighbor/friend.
    He will truely be missed,and our hearts go out to all the Family.Melvin was one of a kind,he Loved his Family,and he Loved to Farm,and he Loved his God. God Bless Melvin & his Family,and his Mother Reba.
    In Kind Memories , Your neighbors Chester,Marsha & Trason Glenn

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    Sonny Marshall » 21. Jan, 2013

    Prayers & Thoughts to all the family,I care deeply about Melvin Harrison,he is always remembered as a True Kindhearted Neighbor & Friend. Sonny Marshall

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    Stan & Jacque Julich » 22. Jan, 2013

    We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for all of you in this time of need.

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    Name » 23. Jan, 2013

    To the Family of Melvin Harrison, So sorry for your loss. My husband Roy Drummond loved Calvin and Melvin, he talked of them often, and Jess and Reba too, they were all like family to him. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. From the Roy Drummond Family

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    Marion and Carolyn Crider » 23. Jan, 2013

    Sending all of you our sympathy for the loss of Melvin. We had lots of fun when we were neighbors.
    You will be in our prayers,
    Marion and Carolyn Crider

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    JAN AND CHARLES WAYNE » 29. Jan, 2013

    LOQUITA AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MELVIN’S PASSING. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED . WILL PAY THAT GOD WILL WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND GIVE YOU THE PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WE LOVE YOU.