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Lonnie Huff

Mr. Lonnie Huff, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 Mr. Huff was born May 15, 1926, to the late Melvin and Carrie (Clement) Huff. He worked in the logging industry during his lifetime and served in the Army during World War II. He was shot a total of 9 times on June 5, 1944, bravely serving his country in the Philippines. He lived his life still having 3 of the bullets never removed. Lonnie loved to sit back and reminisce about his life. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he especially enjoyed aggravating Brother Donnie Jewell.

Mr. Huff was preceded in death by his wife, Alisa Huff; son, Jimmy Huff; parents, Melvin and Carrie Huff; sisters, Francis Blake, Minnie Oakley, and twin sister Lexie Fox; brothers, Alfred Huff and William Huff.

Mr. Lonnie Huff is survived by his daughter, Jean Huff; sons, Johnny and wife Denise Huff, and Jerry and wife Brenda Huff; daughter-in-law, Pam Huff; nine grandchildren, Tammy and husband Mike Abner, Steven and wife Sondra Hoobler, Lonnie Joe and wife Linda Hoobler, Phillip and wife Cynthia Huff, John Huff, Kim and husband Benji Bass, Jeremy and wife Erica Huff, Jimmy Dale and wife Misty Huff and Alisha Huff; 18 great-grandchildren, Jordan and Husband Nathan Strother, Zack Abner, Quinton Hoobler, Allie Hoobler, Kaitlin Whorton and Marcas Godwin, Halee Hoobler, Jacee Hoobler, Tony and wife Meagan Huff, Carrie and husband Peyton Talley, Dakota and wife Karlee Huff, Jaylie Huff, Jake Huff, William Huff and Travis Huff, Brendon Catlett and fiancée Ivy Curtis, and Landri Kay Bass; 13 great-great-grandchildren, Keelie, Brynna, Beau, Coleson, Cade, Archer, Ali, Cameron, Asher, Troy, Gabriel, Jayden, and Aaron; sisters, Allene Hawkins and Perlene McNeely; Special Friend, Delma Craig; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Services will be held at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas, Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Watson Cemetery, with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are his grandsons; Jimmy Dale Huff, Steven Hoobler, Lonnie Joe Hoobler, Mike Abner, Jeremy Huff, Benji Bass, Phillip Huff and John Huff.

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