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“So Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Still - Bearden, AR

“I was saddened to hear of Red's passing. He was a good man. I always enjoyed visiting with him. My thoughts and prayers to his family. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones - AR

“So many good memories of interacting with Mr. Red and hearing him sing. He will be missed. May each loved one feel God's Peace around them.Peggy...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Duncan Baggenstoss - AR

“Prayers for family and friends as you celebrate Red's life. I have missed him and our visits since moving from Hampton. I love you all. Beth ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Molly Beth Allen DALSTROM - SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Mike MillerBobby and Dood Miller ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Miller - Hampton, AR

“So many good memories. He could make you laugh on your worst day.Gail ( Cosby ) Dull and Kathy ( Cosby ) Bryant ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Bryant ( Cosby ) - AR

“Red was one of the best. I loved that big ole bear he would give me every time I saw. Red will be missed greatly. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Dianna Asbury - Benton, AR

“Lots of fond memories of Red and Mr Jo T. I'm sure they sing hymns of glory land. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Windy Roark Larson - Fayetteville, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. He was a good man going to be missed dearly BUB AND DEBBIE OLIVER ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: DEBBIE OLIVER - CAMDEN, AR

“Prayers for the family. Great man will be missed. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brooke Duncan - Hampton, AR

“Our deepest condolences to the Dunn Family. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carles & Cathie Davis - Hampton, AR


Ira Vernon "Red' Dunn, 91, of Hampton died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Arkansas. Red was born in Delhi community of Calhoun County, Arkansas August 31, 1926, the third son of Truitt and Adrian Dunn. He had a career as general manager for the local Ford dealership and Calhoun County Sheriff for twelve years, as well as part time farmer. He was a lifelong member of Faustina Methodist Church, where he served as Board Chairman. He was a 50 year member of Hampton Lions Club, retired from Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and a 32nd degree Mason, and served on the Calhoun County Fair Board for thirty seven years.
Red loved his camp on Ouachita River, hunting and fishing, gospel music, playing the guitar and singing bass. He enjoyed breakfast and afternoon coffee at the local cafe visiting with friends, his old blue pickup truck, chocolate pudding, and cornbread.
On December 10, 1949 he married Francis Watts of Monticello, Arkansas, who survives him as does his grandson Douglas Blann both of Hampton. Also surviving him are two brothers, Carroll Wayne Dunn of Little Rock and William Franklin Dunn of Tontitown; two sisters Louise Dunn Silen of Hampton and Ida Lou Dunn Johnson of Little Rock; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He is preceded in death by three brothers, Horace Dunn, Joe T. Dunn, and James Harvey Dunn; one daughter, Cheryl Dunn; and one grandson, Brian Lee Dunn.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Faustina Methodist Church near Hampton with Rev. Charles Perry, Rev. Jeremy Langley and Rev. Keith Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at Dunn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Dunn Cemetery P.O. Box 653 Hampton, AR 71744. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Hampton.

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