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Ike Allen Laws, Jr. Obituary


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“Dear Hugh, Tamara, Allen, Toni, Margo, Chris and families. I was so sorry to learn of your loss. May God grant each of you peace, comfort and...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Ellison - Russellville, AR

“A great man who will be truly missed. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Gregory P Corbitt - Las Vegas, NV

“A great man who will be truly missed. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Gregory P Corbitt - Las Vegas, NV

“Allen and Hugh, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Thinking of you and your familys. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Clement - Little Rock, AR

“Allen very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Just know your in my thoughta and prayers. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Greg Cockerell - Texarkana, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Bonnie Mitchell - Dover, AR

“So sorry to hear this. Ike was a big help to our family many times. He is resting now. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Bobby & Teresa Johnson - AR

“Ike was a dear friend and client for many of my starting years in Russellville. It was always a challange to bring his tax return to him in that he...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bruce Garrett - Russellville, AR

“I was a graduating senior at Arkansas Tech in May 1970 and was also the Brigade Commander for the Army ROTC. As a Distinguished Military Graduate in...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Larry J. Brandt - Harrison, AR

“a good friend . Thaughts and prayers to all the fanily....Janette Sanders ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Janette Sanders - Russellville, AR

“Dear Allen, Toni, Matt, Hugh and Tamara and the entire family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ed and Kathy McClure - Rogers, AR

“So sorry Alan, Toni & Matt, Hugh, Tamara et als. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Carl, Maria & Sarah LaMar - OK

“Please accept our sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Scott & Suzy Griffin ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Suzy Griffin - Russellville, AR

“Hugh and family, my family and I are very sorry to hear about your dad passing. My mother, Josiephine Nichols worked for your dad. He was a good...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Josiephine Nichols

“I have been fortunate to know and be a friend of Ike for more than 40 years . He was a gentleman and wonderful professional. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas w. Henry

“I would like to express my condolences to the Laws family at this sad time. I knew Ike for several years and fortunately had to seek legal advice...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Charles Piatt - Little Rock, AR


Ike Allen Laws Jr., 77, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born April 14, 1936, in Russellville, to Ike Allen and Bobbye Yvone Walthall Laws. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Russellville, was a practicing attorney for over 50 years, and was a member of the Pope County Bar Association and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He was a Captain in the United States Army, a Mason, served as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and as Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court. He was one of the first in Arkansas to be certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates, served as the Atkins City Attorney, and was a board member and president of the Arkansas River Valley Symphony Guild and of Western Arkansas Legal Services for the Indigent. He was appointed to the Arkansas Arts Council and served as a board member of the Arkansas Arts Center. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Toni Laws and Hugh and Tamara Laws, all of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Margo Jackson-Lockyer and her husband, Chris, of Mountain Home; a sister, Mary Beth Culbertson of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Harrison Laws, Alix Ann Laws, Matt Laws, David Jackson-Lockyer and Sarah Jackson-Lockyer; and by many friends and family.

Graveside service in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville will be private, and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org), or the Russellville Symphony Guild, c/o Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

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