MARKED TREE - John Alan Price, 68, born October 3, 1945, died on Nov. 13, 2013 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. A graduate of Marked Tree High School and Arkansas State University, Mr. Price was a lifelong and dedicated member of Marked Tree's community, acting as owner and operator of J.A. Price Jeweler. Mr. Price served his community by holding several positions throughout his life, including one-time President of the school board, President of the Marked Tree Rotary Club, and 32nd Degree Free Mason. As a member of the First United Methodist Church, Price was a faithful member of the hand bell choir and chancel choir.
Price was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred Price Sr. and Ida Mae Holbrook Price, and his brother, Dr. Joel A. Price.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Pearson Price of the home; two sons, John Andrew Price and James Alan Price, both of Marked Tree; one brother, Dr. James Alfred Price, Jr. of Jackson, TN; and one grandson, Beau Alan Price of Farmington, AR.
A memorial service was held Nov. 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tom Martin, Jay Louis Parker, Buddy Lovell, Randy Shinaberry, Don Pearson, Steve Spurlock, Robert Price, Larry Teague, Pete Cox, Marvin Steele, Ken E. Thompson, Johnny Rye Jr., David Malone, and Wayne Bankston.
The family requests memorials are made to the First United Methodist Church of Marked Tree.
Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.