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Clarence Junior Jewell

Clarence Junior Jewell, age 83, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away December 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was born August 10, 1934 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Clarence Jewell and the late Sarah Allen Jewell. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Freelen Jewell, his wife of 62 years. Mr. Jewell was a logger by profession. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Survivors are wife, Dorothy Jewell of Vandervoort, Arkansas; daughters, Janie Kinman and husband Allen of Big Springs, Texas, Marilyn Barrett and husband John, Jr. of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Glenda Watkins and husband Kenny of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Kim Jobe and husband Robert of Mena, Arkansas; son, Ronnie Jewell and wife Loretta of Cove, Arkansas; brothers, Walt Jewell of Gillham, Arkansas, Johnny Jewell of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Gerald Jewell of Cove, Arkansas, Robert Jewell of Cove, Arkansas; sisters, Marie Ashcraft of Cove, Arkansas, May Smith of Cove, Arkansas; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Allen Jewell; father, Clarence Jewell; daughter, Kathye Martin; grandson, Travis Barrett; granddaughter, Marsha Martin; two sisters, Betty Jean Martin and Betty Jo Higgins; and three brothers, Willie Lee Jewell, Billy Lee Jewell, and Elmer Jewell.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vandervoort First Baptist Church with Brother Aaron M. Anglin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Richard Martin, David Martin, Jason Johnson, Austin Hinojosa, Gary Lynn Martin, Jr., Eddy Clovis, Brandon Martin, Jonathan Scott Barrett, Joey Watkins, Kenneth Watkins, Ethan Jewell and Jacob Jewell.

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