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Leon Brownderville

Posted: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

JONESBORO, Ark. ó Leon Herbert Brownderville, 84, of Jonesboro, Ark., passed away April, 29, 2013 at St. Bernardís Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born April 21, 1929 in Whitton, Ark., the son of the late Herbert Edward and Belle Easley Brownderville. He was of the protestant faith.

Leon enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing his guitar and singing and bowling. He was in the Rochelle Bowling League Hall of Fame.

Leon and his late wife, Dorothy, were members of the Rochelle United Methodist Church.

He was a mechanic several years in the Rochelle area and later owned and operated the B & W Television and Appliance Store for some 25 years. He retired and moved to Arkansas in 1991, primarily living in the Jonesboro area.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Foltz Brownderville, and two sisters, Alta Motes and Laverta Hensley.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Ulery and husband Steve and Doris Dickey and husband Bud; one son, Galen Brownderville, all of Rochelle; companion and best friend, Helen Stein of Jonesboro, Ark; two sisters, Mittie Robinson and husband Jim of Memphis, Tenn., and Charlene Willis of Harrisburg, Ark.; four brothers, Carlos Brownderville and wife Winnie of Weiner, Ark., Boyce Brownderville and wife Loresa of Jonesboro, Ark.; Alton Brownderville and wife Janie and Jerry Brownderville and wife Patty of McCrory, Ark.; grandchildren, Jennifer Scott and husband Craig, Brian White, Jessica Nunley and husband Chris, Karie Gill and husband Ryan, Danielle Emerson and husband Layton, Katherin Brownderville, Clint Dickey and wife Kate and Shannon Dickey and wife Jennifer; 11 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 at First Baptist Church in Weiner, Ark., with Bro. Eric Manuel officiating. Visitation was from noon until service time. Heber Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com.

Services will also be conducted at the First United Methodist Church in Creston on Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Jin Yang Aim officiating. Visitation will be at the Unger Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Unger Horner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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