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Curtis Guthrie Perkins

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Born 2-1-1930 -- Died 10-27-2005

Curtis Guthrie Perkins, 75, of Franklin, Ark., formerly of Smithville, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Franklin.

He was born Feb. 1, 1930, at Smithville the son of Cifford Jackson and Mable Brown Perkins.

He attended Sloan-Hendrix High School at Imboden where he graduated in 1949.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a 1956 graduate of Arkansas State University.

He worked as a southern regional sales manager for Western Auto until 1968 when he moved back to Arkansas. He then worked as a realtor in Horseshoe Bend and a science teacher at Viola High School in the early 1970s. He then went on to a career with the U.S. Postal Service where he served as a Postmaster in Glencoe and later in Williford where he retired in 1996.

Survivors include one son, David Perkins of Cherokee Village; four daughters, Karen Croft of Sidney, Cindy Simmons of Chesapeake, Va., Linda Divelbiss of Bakersfield, Mo., and Lynn Kelly of Franklin; two sisters,, Wanda Stone of McChesney Park, Ill., and Reva Green of Newport; 11 grandchildren, Dane Perkins and Jayce Perkins, both of Ash Flat, Jordan Croft and Paige Croft, both of Sidney, Autumn Ullrich, Robert Simmons, Christy Simmons and Cliff Simmons, all of Chesapeake, Va., Cody Divelbiss of Bakersfield, Mo., Michael Kelly and Mariah Kelly of Franklin, two stepgrandchildren, Leslie Boudreaux and Nicole Boudreaux, both of Cherokee Village; three great-grandchildren, Dylan Ullrich, Megan Ullrich and Tristian Simmons, all of Chesapeake; a niece; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Perkins; and one sister, Imogene Perkins.

The funeral service was held Oct. 31 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Alvin Wiles officiating.

Burial followed in the Townsend Cemetery located in Smithville, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.