Jimmy Lynn Baugher

Monday, July 9, 2018
Jimmy Lynn Baugher

Jimmy Lynn Baugher, 86, of the Lost Cane community near Manila, passed from this life Sunday, July 8, 2018, at his home. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Lewis and Opal Fincher Baugher and had been a lifelong resident of the Lost Cane community. A 1949 graduate of Manila High School he was a retired area farmer and a long time member of Little River Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, church treasurer and teacher. He loved the Lord and was never ashamed to share his faith. Jimmy was a man of few words; but when he spoke, it meant something. He possessed a quiet strength and was known by all to be a man of honesty and integrity. He was a man of great devotion, devoted to his church, his family and to his farm.

Jimmy always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Through hard work, determination and a true love for the land, he and his family have successfully farmed for over 70 years and continue that legacy today. The only thing greater than his love for farming was his love for his family. He was never too busy to leave the field for a family event. He seldom missed his children or grandchildren's ballgames, and he sincerely cherished the time that the entire family could be together. He was a pillar of the community and served on the Lost Cane School Board, the Board of Directors for Home Oil Company and was instrumental in the paving of the road from Highway 18 to Lost Cane. He will truly be remembered as a man willing to help others and for his generous and kind spirit. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Baugher. 

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Bernell Workman Baugher of the home; two sons, Steve Baugher (Diane) and Gary Baugher (Robin); his daughter Rhonda Murray (Benny); six grandchildren, Jimmy Paul Baugher, Ashley Nichols (Nick), Nicole Evers (Jason), Emily DeSpain (Will), Megan Jackson (Hunter), Kyle Ashabranner (Hannah), all of Manila, and 11 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Gene Baugher (Sarah) of Lantana, Texas, and Kenny Baugher (Donna) of Orange Beach, Ala., and a brother-in-law, Joe Perkins of Elaine.

The family wishes to thank two special friends, Vickie Salomon and Ruthie Caruthers.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Little River Baptist Church in Lost Cane with the Rev. Jeff Knowlton and Randy Veach officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service in Manila. 

Serving as active pallbearers will be Mike Salomon, Tommy Veach, James DeSpain, David Stutts, Jimmy Murray and Michael Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Veach, James Bourland and Joe Perkins. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. until service time. 

The family requests lasting memorials be made to Little River Baptist Church. 

Online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com