Delvin B. Harlan

Monday, December 12, 2011

TRUMANN - Mr. Delvin B. Harlan, 94, of Trumann died Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born in Mt. Vernon, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a veteran of World War II, where he received a Purple Heart, a retired farmer, member of the Trumann Masonic Lodge, and charter member of the First General Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Robertson) Harlan; two sisters, Geraldine Eads and Eddie Faye Eads, and his parents, Golden Kye and Hattie Breeding Harlan.

Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte Ann Harlan of Jonesboro; one son, Gary Don Harlan of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Holly and Justin Harlan, Melanie Goodwin and Dana Bingham; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia Qualls of Kansas City, Mo., and Erma Jean Wood of Pine Bluff, Ark., and one brother, KG Harlan of Jonesboro.

Funeral services were Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at the First General Baptist Church of Trumann, with Bro. Darrel Miller and Bro. Joey Ruppard officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark., under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.

Pallbearers were Justin Harlan, Trevor Blasingame, Tyler Goodwin, Cole and Paul Bingham, Danny Harlan, Michael Clem and Wally Bradsher.

Honorary pallbearers were Rusty Jones, Eugene Richardson, Shorty Hargrove, James Pagan, Bud Bingham, C.A. Jones and Herman Robertson.

Visitation was Monday evening, Nov. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.

The family asks that those who would like to make donations in memory of Mr. Harlan please consider the First General Baptist Church in Trumann, and Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro.

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