Franklin Cletus Huckabee

Monday, September 26, 2016

Franklin Cletus Huckabee, 66, of Caraway, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late Hayden and Letha Mae Dawson Huckabee and had been a lifelong Buffalo Island resident. He was a retired farmer having been a longtime employee of Lloyd Bibb Farms and Noble Cullum Farms. He attended Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Winstead Huckabee, in April 2015, four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Todd Huckabee of Caraway, Darian Cunningham and Scott Cunningham, both of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Christina Winstead Pittman of Caraway; one brother, Travis Huckabee of Jonesboro; two sisters, Nina Nickles of Newman, Ga., and Eulamae Chaney of Jonesboro. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with the Reverend Mike Colvin officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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