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Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

2686 Hwy 167 North, P.O. Box 540, Sheridan, AR

Phone: 870-942-1306

Cecil Clayton Cash

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Published: January 23, 2013

Cecil Clayton Cash of Sheridan, Arkansas went to join his wife and be with Jesus on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the age of 95. He was born January 5, 1918 in Cleveland County near Rison, Arkansas to James David and Mary Anna Cash. Cecil's family moved to a farm in Sheridan in the winter of 1925. He attended Sheridan Schools. Cecil was saved at Lost Creek Baptist Church in 1935. He was a strong, faithful follower of the Lord for the remainder of his life.

During the Great Depression, he joined the CCC and spent time working in Utah and Little Rock. On June 24, 1940, he joined the United States Army and had a 21 year career. While in the Army he was trained as an amateur radio operator and received his privates pilot's license by attending flight school. After retirement from the Army, he and his family moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where he worked for Civil Service teaching radio communications at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired after 27 years of Civil Service employment.

Cecil married Laura Dean Minor on May 12, 1941. Mrs. Cash passed away on April 2, 2004, just one month before their 63rd wedding anniversary. After her death, Cecil moved back to Sheridan. At the time of his death he was living in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Cecil was preceded in death by his wife and parents, infant daughter Nevolia Dean: sisters, Mary Springer, Mira Brown, Ruby Brown, Lottie Taylor, Lucile Cash and Mozell Williams; brothers, W.L. Cash, Larkin Cash, Dewey Cash, Walter Cash, J.R. Cash, Billie Cash, Frank Norris Cash and A.B. Cash. Mr. Cash is survived by a son, Norris "Skip" (Wrennita) Cash of Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Cecilia (Mike) Kolb of Austin, Texas; Cathey (Glen) Bynum of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brother, Fred (Shirley) Cash of Perry, Fla.; sisters, Earnestine (J.B.) Sanders of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Trudy (Alton) Carlton of Perry, Fla. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and his special caregivers Ligia and Aurel Velcherean of Hot Springs, Ark.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, and grandsons-in-law, Theron Cash, Jeremy Bynum, Philip Taylor and Chris Sanson and sons-in-law, Glen Bynum and Mike Kolb. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with services being conducted by Rev. Cliff Gravett and Bro. James Holiman. Burial will follow at Lost Creek Cemetery in Sheridan with full military honors. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870)942-1306. To sign the online guestbook,

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