Hutch Crisler McFann was born April 2, 1924, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of George Morton McFann and Dellah Melvanie Taylor McFann, and died Aug. 22, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 84.
He was united in marriage on March 25, 1951, at Ravenden, Ark., to Julia Leu Rhoades.
During World War II, Hutch worked as a welder in the shipyards in Mobile, Ala. In 1944, he was certified as a pipe welder by the United States Navy.
In 1947, Hutch established the McFann Bros. Garage in Myrtle, Mo. He played the mandolin for over 60 years and was a member of the Missouri Grandpa's Band for almost two decades. He was an elder at the Dellhalf church of Christ.
He is survived by: his wife, Julia Leu McFann of the home; one son, Keith McFann and wife, Connie of Myrtle, Mo.; one daughter, Karen Rickman and husband, David of Jonesboro, Ark.; five grandchildren, Sara Leu Fullington and husband, Justin of Republic, Mo., Sallie McFann of Myrtle, Mo., Daniel Rickman, Kari Rickman, and Katelin Rickman, all of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Noel McFann and wife, Evalena of Myrtle, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Noble McFann; and four sisters, Lena Vanwinkle, Faye Nelson, Lou Agnew and Neta Fernimen.
Funeral services were held Aug. 25 in the Dellhalf Church of Christ near Mytle, Mo. Burial followed in the Jeff Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.