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Frank E. Gillespie, age 75, of Malvern passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at a local hospital. He was born June 13, 1933 in Prescott, Arkansas to Jimmy Lee Gillespie and Odessa McCain. He was a former employee of Baroid Mines. He was a member of the Faternal Order of Moose and of the Arkansas National Guard. Frank was a United States Navy veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Reba Gillespie of Malvern, AR; two sisters, Margaret Honea of Texarkana, AR and Lorine Smith of Malvern, AR; ex-wife, Betty Gillespie of Malvern, AR; two nephews and three nieces.

Frank was preceded in death by a son, John Gillespie, a brother, James Gillespie, and his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Resthaven Cemetery with Brother John Owens officiating.

Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are James Welcher, Wilburn Davis, Wayne Gordon, Alvin Galloway, R.J. Barksdale and Tommy Smith. His honorary pallbearer is Dr. Larry Brashears.

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Atkinson Funeral Home | Chapel
126 East Second Street Malvern, AR 72104
Tel. 501.332.2711
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