Rev. L.L. Bounds, 87, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. He was born Dec. 15, 1916 at Corning. He was a retired Methodist minister of over 34 years. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University and completed his seminary training from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He preached in many churches from Northwest Arkansas to Northeast Arkansas from 1948 through 1982. He retired from First United Methodist Church in Maramduke.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mack Bounds of Monette and Allan and Denise Bounds of Jonesboro; two brothers, Shelby Bounds of Fredricksburg, Vir., and Rev. Gerald Bounds of Little Rock; three sisters, Marguerite Pulliam of Jonesboro, Louise McMillan of Tallahassee, Fla., and Elsie Williams of Hillsboro, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Michael, Dale, and Cody Bounds.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Roefelda Bounds; his parents, Levi and Mae Bounds; a son, Don Bounds; two brothers and a sister.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Everett Isom officiating. Burial was in Harvey's Chapel in Marmaduke.
Pallbearers were Terry Sharp, Phillip Ladd, Dennis Elkins, Kevin Wimberly, Gordon Miller, and John Gathright.
Arrangements were under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home Inc., in Paragould.