Ransom Woodrow Jackson, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Ballard, Ark., the son of the late Walter and Leora Ferguson Jackson.
He was a Baptist and a retired school bus driver for the Highland School District for 37 years.
He was united in marriage to Ozetta Hall Jackson on April 21, 1941, in Sharp County, Ark., and she preceded him in death on June 23, 1994.
Survivors include: two sons, Billy Jackson of Salem, Hayden Jackson of Saddle; three daughters, Wanda Ortman of Hardy, Dianna Irvin of Jonesboro and Earlene Rutledge of Mauldin, Mo.; two brothers, Homer Jackson of Salem and Dee Jackson of Tennessee; one sister, Ollie Hall of Hardy; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Arthur (Bud) Jackson, five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at Higginbotham Chapel in Hardy with Bro. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial was at Wiles Cemetery in Ash Flat.
Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Services of Hardy.
Pallbearers were Michael Butler, Gary (Budda) Butler, William Jackson, Anthony Jackson, Junior Jackson and Robby Ortman.