Albert Arthur Joyner, Sr
Funeral Date: 5/29/2005

Obituary:
Albert Arthur Joyner, Sr. age 99, of Heber Springs, Arkansas formerly of Warren, Arkansas died Thursday May 26, at Southridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Heber Springs. He was born April 20, 1906 at Monticello, Arkansas a son of the late George Albert Joyner and Rozelle Lanier Clingman Adams Joyner. He was a seed salesman for most of his life, then an auditor for the State of Arkansas Social Security Office until he retired at the age of 75. He retired to Warren, Arkansas where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In 1999 he moved to Heber Springs, Arkansas where he attended the First United Methodist Church. Al was an avid golfer winning many tournaments in Little Rock and other places in the county. He was a former member of the Warren Country Club and a member of the Thunderbird Country Club of Heber Springs, playing until he was 98 years old. He had 9 hole-in-ones and was very proud of that fact along with his double eagle plaque. He loved fishing and hunting and passed those traits to his grandsons. He was a 55 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Little Rock, a 32 degree Mason, a member of Big Rock Lodge, North Little Rock and a member of the Scimitar Shrine, Little Rock.

Surviving are 2 sons Joe Elliott Joyner, Sr. and spouse Jean, Little Rock, Ark. and Albert “Bo” Joyner and spouse Jane, Roswell, Georgia; 2 daughters Barbara Jean Eakin, Portland, Ore. and Joyce Hightower and spouse Eddie, Heber Springs, Ark; 8 grandchildren Dave Eakin, Diane Dixon, Jim Roberts, Dan Joyner, Steven Joyner, Joe Joyner, Justin Joyner and Laura Joyner Jenkins; 6 great grandchildren and many cousins and friends. His wives Norma Jean Reed Joyner and Ella Elliott Joyner, a brother Ray Joyner, a sister Virginia Joyner and a grandson Joseph Michael Roberts also preceded him in death.

A special thanks to the staff at Southridge Assisted Living and Southridge Nursing Home for their care and love given to Mr. Al while he was there: you are all very SPECIAL.

Graveside services were 2:00pm Sunday, May 29, at Oakland Cemetery, Warren with Rev. John Kidwell officiating. Burial was with Masonic Rites. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Tommy Larance, Tommy Burrow, John Little, Garland Bryant, Rev. Wayman Mann, and Rodney Parnell.

Memorials preferred to First United Methodists Churches in Warren and Heber Springs, the Shrine Hospital or the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock.

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