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Rev. Jerre Rose Hassell

Jonesboro, AR, 1929 - 2014

Rev. Jerre Rose Hassell, 84, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Little Rock.
Born in Pampa, Texas, Rev. Hassell lived most of his adult life in Arkansas. He was a Southern Baptist minister and was the pastor of several churches in Arkansas including Geyer Springs Baptist Church in Little Rock, Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, and First Baptist Church in Stuttgart. He also served several years as Chaplain at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Brother Jerre also served as an interim pastor at numerous Arkansas churches including Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Bro. Jerre loved each and every congregation as if he were their full time pastor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen R. and Maude Elizabeth Crane Hassell; and two brothers, Glen Hassell and Bill Hassell.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dabney Hassell of the home; two daughters, Patti (Hank) Chandler of Woodstock, Ga. and Nancy (Murray Sr.) Benton of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Erin (Paul) Street and Tripp (Megan) Chandler, all of Woodstock, and Murray Benton Jr., Meredith Benton and Maggie Benton, all of Jonesboro; and two great-grandchildren, Rex Street and Henry Chandler.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro with Rev. Willard Zeiser and Rev. Ed McDonald officiating.
A reception will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to First Baptist Church, 701 S. Main, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401, or Baptist Health System, 9501 Baptist Health Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205.
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Published October 19, 2014

Emerson Funeral Home
1629 E. Nettleton, Jonesboro, AR
Phone: 870-935-4345