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“Margaretta, We are so sorry that we missed Gene's services. Mother and Daddy read about his passing in the paper on Saturday night. You know he is...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Darlene Jean, Charles & WIlma Colburn

“Mrs. Greathouse, Larry,Wanetta, Patty and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts prayers are with you. Our love and sympathy to all...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Marsha & Gary Rasdon

“Patty and the entire Greathouse family. I am so sorry for your loss and I will be thinking of you and praying for your families. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Jackson

“Larry and Wanetta and family I am sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you at this time. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Monica (Wooten) Harris

“Dear Patty and Mrs. Greathouse. I was saddened to read in the paper tonight of Mr. Greathouse's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lyman Harris

“Margaretta, I know Gene is now resting comfortably in God's arm. Who knows, maybe he looked Tommy up and they are rejoicing together. You are in my...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Cole

“Bad things seem to happen to often in life and they are always difficult to deal with. However, good things also happen and knowing Gene was a good...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: James E. "Sonny" Rachel

“Larry and Wanetta and family, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you will all miss him very much. Toby (Davis) Ridenhour ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Toby Davis

“Margretta, Larry, and Patty- I truley am saddened over your recent loss of Gene. I am so glad I had the opertunity to know him and his wonderful...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Randy and Charlotte Crowe

“Mr. Greathouse will be greatly missed by me and my family. He treated us all like his own grandkids. I will also miss seeing his smiling face come...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: CICELIE

“Dear Patty and entire Greathouse Family: I am so very sorry to hear of your father's/Gene's passing. I'm keeping your family in my prayers. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jamie Jackson Anderson

“Dear Margaretta and Family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God has called home a true deciple and I know someday all will be together with...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Coffman

“Margaretta, Larry & Patty, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Earline ...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Earline Gray

“Our prayers are with you all. Mr. Gene will be greatly missed. He is with our lord and savior in a beautiful place and free of pain. We look forward...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Gary and Laurale Greathouse

“Dearest Margaretta and family, We send our love and sympathy to all of you. Gene really fought a long battle. He will be greatly missed by all. ...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Earl and Faye Steen

“Dear Patty & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May the Lord find a way to comfort you at this time. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Touchard Whitesides

“Margaretta and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your family has had a long...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Spears


James E. "Gene" Greathouse, age 78, of Russellville, died Monday, October 29, 2007 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Lonnie G. and Bertha Ellen Treadwell Greathouse, he was born July 9, 1929 in Dabney, Arkansas. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Legion and of First Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Don Greathouse; three sisters, Wilma Ferrell, Pearl Harton and Ruby Greathouse; and a granddaughter, Stephany Fincher. Survivors include his wife of nearly fifty-two years, Margaretta Greathouse; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Wannetta Greathouse; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Steve Fincher of West Monroe, Louisiana; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Terrance Vessells of Lexa, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Lance Greathouse and his wife, Nicole, of Pottsville; Brett Greathouse of Atkins; Valerie Wolfe and her husband, Pete, of Russellville; and Sydney and Shelby Fincher, both of West Monroe; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Billy Ellis. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery in northern Pope County, by Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers will be Lance, Brett, Ronnie and James Greathouse, Gary Ferrell and Roger Harton. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Pendergraft, Danny Pendergraft, Kevin Elliott, Dick Martin, Bob Russell, Jessie Bennett, Ronnie Greer, Charlie Hightower, Dr. Donald Hill, Dr. Andy Henry and Dr. Jim Ed Brewer.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M., at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718; or the American Heart Association, Post Office Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas 66601-1653.

The family would like to express a special "thank you" to Arkansas Hospice and the 4th Floor Nurses and Aides at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.

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