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Glen McElyea

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Glen Eugene McElyea Sr., 61, of Blytheville, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Dec. 20, 1947, in Kennett, son of the late Elvie and Nellie Faulkerson McElyea, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Hastings and Debbie Taylor, both of Selma, N.C., and Trudy Neese, of Tennessee; four sons, Glen McElyea Jr., of Cabot, Ark., Joe Coleman, of Loris, S.C., Hank Neese, of Blytheville and Paul Coleman, of Tarkington, Texas; one sister, Connie Wotring, of Coldwater, Mich.; one brother, Bud McElyea, of Kennett; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville with Bro. Gary Andrews officiating.

Burial will be in the Gregory Cemetery at Kennett.