Otis G. Guiltner, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 17, 1928 in Monette to the late Oliver Troy and Ethel Guiltner. He attended Turkey Run and Monette Schools and lived his entire life in the Monette and Lake City area. He had worked as manager of the Lake City and Monette Lumber Company and was self-employed carpenter for over 40 years. Mr. Otis served his community as a scoutmaster and a fireman for several years. He was a member of the Monette Assembly of God and the Monette Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Carletta Guiltner of the home; two daughters, Ann Slessman of Redfeild, Mich., and Debbie Hancock of Paragould; three sons, Ed Jenkins of Monette, Dale Jenkins of Jonesboro and Dr. Frank Guiltner of New Blane; three sisters, Lois Hutcheson and Faye Throgmartin, both of Lake City, and Willie Holbrook of Nevada; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Otis Guiltner Junior; two brothers, Troy Wayne Guiltner and Paul Loyd Guiltner; and two sisters, Alberta Stone and Irene Hutcheson.
A celebration of his life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Terry Miller officiating. Burial was in Monette Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Guiltner, Terry Guiltner, Justin Guiltner, Kevin Guiltner, Jerry Hutcheson, Donny Hutcheson, Harold Hutcheson, Tom Hutcheson and Tim Hutcheson.
Honorary pallbearers were Junior "Red" Palmer, Leroy Smithee and Maurice Holmes.