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Eugene Gramling

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eugene "Gene" Gramling, 84, of Walcott, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at St. Lukes Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Born Jan. 31, 1924, in Walcott, son of the late Estes and Cordie Gramling, he was a U.S. veteran of WWII, retired from Arkansas Highway Department in Paragould, Ark., and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Walcott.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Gramling of the home; two sons, Larry Gramling, of Paragould and Terry Gramling of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Regina Garrett, of Jacksonville; one brother, Stan Gramling, of Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Maxine Ward, of Aurora, Mo., and Madonna Stewart, of Walcott; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frankie, Bob and Malcolm Gramling, and one sister, Aledene Tinkle.

A formal memorial celebration will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at Walcott State Park with Revs. Sam Stewart and Marion Gramling officiating. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis is in charge of arrangements.