Franklin Lemuel "Soo" Carruth, 59, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at his home. Born at Leachville, he lived much of his life in the Jonesboro area. He worked 25 years for Riceland Foods of Jonesboro and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Elsie White Carruth; sister, Shirley Parnell; and brother, Carl Parnell.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Arnold Carruth of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Joey Troutman of Jonesboro; a sister, Ellen McCann of Magnolia; four brothers, Terry Joe Parnell of Florida; Eddie Carruth of Manila, Elgie Carruth of Little Rock and Eugene Carruth of Jonesboro; and two grandchildren, Brittney Arnold and Brandon Troutman.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Emerson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Brian Rookey officiating. Burial was in Worley Cemetery near Cash.
Pallbearers were Bryant Carmichael, Brooks Carmichael, Michael Hawkins, Jimmy Platz, Ronnie Rackstraw and Brandon Wall.
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