Orville Henderson Allison of Evergreen Nursing Center in Rector, Ark. was born Jan. 4, 1925 and departed this life May 13, 2008, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 9 days. He was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired body and fender repairman, an avid fisherman, and a member of the Dannelly Masonic Lodge. He was united in marriage to his first wife, Margie Golden, on July 23, 1943. On Nov. 4, 1967, he married his second wife, Hope Guess. In the mid 1980's Orville took Martha K. Twitty Jones as his companion until her death in 2005.
Orville was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles William and Francis Ethel Boggs Allison; two brothers, Clifford (Emma) Wilson and J.P. Allison; three sisters, Pearl Allison, Eva (Bernie) Caldwell and Opal (James) Dillard. Hope, Martha K.; two sons-in-law, Maurice Sindeff and Michael Clark, and great-granddaughter, Shilynne Johnson also preceded him in death.
Orville is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Quanita and J.W. Hirrons, of Wynn, Ark.; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Charlene Allison, of Searcy, Ark., and one other sister-in-law, Hortense Allison, of Marmaduke, Ark. He is also survived by his first wife, Margie Allison, of Long Beach, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Susan Allison, of Paragould, Ark.; two daughters, Doris Ann (Watson) Sindeff, of Long Beach and Deborah Adele (Avery) Clark, of Marmaduke; seven grandchildren; Shannon Allison, Misty Allison Gilbee, Teresa Watson Bryan, Tammy Watson Knuth, Diana Sindeff, Philip Sindeff and Matthew Avery. He leaves 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, May 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.