Donald E. Jeffers
Mr. Donald E. Jeffers, 60, of Hamburg AR died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado AR. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg AR, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1965 and from the University of Arkansas at Monticello AR in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Prairie Masonic Lodge # 465 F&AM, where he served as secretary and past master. He was a Shriner, a member of the Margaret Chapter 151 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley Forrest Jeffers of Hamburg; a son, Britt Jeffers and wife Heather of Dover; a daughter, DeAnna Williams and husband Bobby of Brinkley; three brothers, Jerry Jeffers and wife Barbara of Hamburg; Leon Jeffers of Conway and Melvin Jeffers, Jr., and wife Lora of Eureka Springs; two sisters, Darlene Paccio and husband Don and Lois Martin and husband Johnny, all of Hamburg; and three grandchildren, Roman McCone and Abby Jane Williams, both of Brinkley, and Tristan Jeffers of Dover. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin & Marie Pruitt Jeffers.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Sam Tamburo and Joey Grappe officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Meeks, Mike McCone, John Dumas, Jeff Foote, Hubert Knight and Ronnie Pennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Prairie Masonic Lodge #465.
Memorials may be made to the Prairie Masonic Lodge # 465, P. O. Box 171, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church, 3331 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646.