Brother Don Trammel, 67, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at his residence in the Pratts Community after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Monette, to Mason and Willene Cason Trammel. A graduate of Monette High School, he then went on to Arkansas State University and Southern Seminary. He was retired after 26 years as Minister of Education and Administration at West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo, Miss. Prior to that he was on staff at the Sheridan Road Baptist Church in Tulsa, Okla., and also served churches in Florida and Arkansas.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at West Jackson Street Baptist Church with Brother Bert Harper and Brother Stanley Huddleston officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Monette Cemetery. W.E. Pergues Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Billie Sue Trammel of the Pratts Community; his mother, Willene Trammel of Monette; two special sons, Shad Sims (Laura) of Southaven, Miss. and Matt Robertson of Pratts, Miss.; a sister, Macine Hughes of Jonesboro; a brother, Robert Trammel of Manila; a sister-in-law, Donna Trammel of Manila; three grandchildren, Jake Sims, Anna Claire Sims, and Mac Sims; two nephews, Robert Earl Walden, Jeff Trammel; and a niece, Lori Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mason Trammel and a brother-in-law, Bobby Joe Hughes.
Pallbearers were Raymond Moody, Connie Brown, Jack Hancock, Billy Hancock, Hal Hancock, Ernest Gunter, Jerry McBride, and Tommy Vickers.
Visitation was held one hour prior to service time at the church.