E. W. "Buddy" McArthur, Jr., went home with Jesus on January 19, 2016. Buddy was a tool setter at Remington Arms for over twenty years. He owned Mac's Bait with his wife, Cathy. Buddy and Cathy shared twenty-two years of marriage, combining their children, Renee McArthur, Heath McArthur, Aimee McArthur Lankford, Cristy Chastain, Dwayne Pierce and Nicolus Pierce, forming the "Brady Bunch". Buddy is survived by his wife and their children; his sisters, Peggy Rettig, Bobbie Campbell, Mandy Bush, Billie Curtis, Willie Sutton and Kathy Hoofman. Buddy's legacy is continued further by seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Everett "Mac" McArthur and his mother, Dora Mae McArthur; his sister, Patsy Burleson; and his nephew, Jeffery Todd Routh. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Hickory Plains Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, a certified Veterans Care provider. www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Published January 20, 2016