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Eddie Franklin Lunsford

Eddie Franklin Lunsford, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 9, 2021, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born May 17, 1937, in Mena, Arkansas, to Ealy F. and Annie Merle (Mos) Lunsford.

Eddie worked as a mailman for the United States Postal Service and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He served as a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America and was in scouting for 50 years. Under his leadership his two sons, Jonathan, and Josh, as well as one grandson, Bradley, became Eagle Scouts. Mr. Lunsford was the last charter member of the Hollybriar Hunting Club, a loyal member of Christ Community Fellowship Church and enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends at Country Express. Mr. Lunsford was well known and respected throughout Polk County.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife; Sue Lunsford on June 5, 2021; parents; mother and father in-law, H.L and Myrtle Irene (Plunkett) Johnson; brother, Ulysses Lunsford; and brother-in-law, Bill Burgess.  Eddie is survived by his children, Susan Busch and husband Bruce, Jonathan Lunsford and wife Penny, Josh Lunsford, and wife Jennifer; grandchildren; Bradley Busch, Dustin Lunsford, Adyson Lunsford, Nic Cannon, Micah Cannon and wife Tiffanie, Dylan Blundell, and wife Caitlyn; great grandchild, Ava Blundell; sisters-in-law, Hilda Burgess, and Ruby Lunsford; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Johnson and wife Margie, and Donnie Johnson; and a host of other family, friends, and special cousins.

Graveside services will be Thursday August 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park, with Brother Bobby Blasingame and Brother Jerry Musgrove officiating, under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Don Brewer, Danny Spencer, Loren Whisenhunt, Jamie Bartow, Delwin Reed, Harold Coogan, Ray Hale, and Stokes Herod.

Honorary Pallbearers are Alan Bradley, David Brewer, and the Country Express Coffee Club.

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