Paul Edward Jefferies ~ Ashdown, Ark.

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Updated: August 30, 2018

Paul Edward Jefferies, 87, of Ashdown, Ark., died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home.

He was born to Claude and Ailene Jefferies on April 22, 1931, in Keevil, Ark. He married the prettiest girl in Monroe County, Veda Burton, on October 4, 1951, in Brinkley, Ark. After serving in the Army and National Guard, he and Veda raised seven children, whom he loved to spend his time with. He was machinist for 22 years, working for Nekoosa, he was also a carpenter, artist, and musician. He was a man of many talents and when given the chance, he was a dang good fisherman. He was a wonderful father and husband. He was a kind man and a friend to many. He loved life and he always tried to help others.

Mr. Jefferies was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Paul Burton Jefferies.

He is survived by his wonderful wife, Veda Burton Jefferies of Ashdown, Ark.; seven children, Paul and his wife, Jean Ann Jefferies of Ashdown, Ark., Bryan Jefferies of Texarkana, Texas, Matthew Jefferies of Ashdown, Ark., Alonna and her husband, Ernie Almeranti of Troy, Mich., Trina and her husband, Terry Day of Ashdown, Ark. Amber Ybarra of Newport, Ark., and Carson Jefferies of Ashdown, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in Ashdown, Ark., with Bro. Don Embry and Chaplain Rufus Robinson officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen, Ark.

The family wished to extend their deepest appreciation to Steve, Becky and Jessica Scarborough, special friends of the family.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202, in honor of Mr. Jefferies grandson, Paul Burton Jefferies.