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Obituary: Arlis Burnell Morphew


Arlis Burnell Morphew, age 85, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Ashdown. He was born on March 10, 1937 in Newhope, the son of the late Velton and Ruby Morphew.

Mr. Morphew managed the Hempstead County Farmer’s Association for many years. He enjoyed fishing and working on his tractor. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

In addition to his parents, Arlis was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Ione Morphew, and his son-in-law, Mike Gilliam.

Survivors include: his four children, Tim Morphew and wife Lisa, Kenny Morphew and wife Arlene, Kellie Gilliam, Kim Bumgarner; eight grandchildren Justin Morphew, Casey Morphew, Kayla Wylie, Kyle Keating, Krickit Nichols, Alayna Scott, Ronna Bumgarner, Chase Bumgarner; six grandchildren Katelynn Morphew, Riley Morphew, Kohen Keating, L.J. Wylie, Marley Keating, and Blakeleigh Jackson; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at the Latimer Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bruce Short officiating.

Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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