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Humphrey Funeral Service Inc.

2801 W. Main St., Russellville, AR

Phone: 479-968-4411

Idus L. Leavell

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Published: February 21, 2013

Idus L. Leavell, 77, of Russellville, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home.

One of nione children of Oscar and Autra Phillips Leavell, he was born November 15, 1935 in Russellville. As a boy he picked cotton for 50 cents an hour in Carden Bottoms, and he learned how to "gee" and "haw" on the family farm, instilling in him a belief in hard work.

He was a 1954 graduate of Russellville High School. He and Linda Swanson were married on October 16, 1955 at Rangeley, Colo. Idus worked in the telephone and telecommunications industry for ITT and Northern Telecom as a projects supervisor, retiring 1999.

He believed his greatest accomplishment was that he and Linda raised three wonderful children. He attended the Liberty Grove Assembly of God church and he loved Christian country gospel. He and Linda enjoyed square dancing and he was a member of the River Valley Squares.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bobby Leavell and Billy Joe Leavell; an infant sister. He is survived by his wife, Linda Leavell, Russellville; three children, Kathie Herod (Butch), Houston, Texas, Brent Leavell (Teresa), Ozark, Ark., Stacey Leavell (Kristie), Rockwall, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Lonnie Leavell, Beebe; four sisters, Phyllis Hubbard (Ron), London, Debbie Smith (David), London, Cathryn Pennington, Russellville, Cleta Castor (Bill), Finley, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Ste-3, Russellville, Ark. 72802 or to Arkansas Children's Hospital, #1 Children's Way, #1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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