Robert Kenneth French

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Robert Kenneth "Kenny" French, 58, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Tulare, Calif., he was the son of the late Franklin Edward French and was raised in Leachville. He was a 1973 graduate of Leachville High School and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. French was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Ga., and a retired truck driver.

Robert Kenneth French

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Dewayne French.

He is survived by his mother, Zelma Ashabranner of Osceola;

a daughter, Melissa French of Covington, Ga.; a stepson, James Reynolds of Mississippi; a brother, Michael French of Burleson, Texas; and a sister, Sharon Winford, of Osceola.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Michael Lloyd officiating. Burial followed in the Leachville Cemetery.

The family received visitors Friday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. Online guest register is