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George E. “Bud” McCain, 85, of JacksonvilleFree Access


George E. “Bud” McCain, 85, of Jacksonville, died Jan. 1 following an extended period of failing health.

He was born in Little Rock on May 14, 1937, to George E. and Lucille S. McCain. They and his sister, Jeanne M. Duke, preceded him in death.

Bud lived in his family’s home from his birth to his death. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1955. A talented athlete, he played baseball both for his high school and for an American Legion League team. Bud loved reading, going to the movies, hiking and birdwatching.

Following his retirement from farming, Bud maintained and managed his family’s land and rental properties. He was actively involved in the creation of the Reed’s Bridge Civil War Park.

Bud is survived by his nephew, Franklin Duke, of Jacksonville; his niece, Kathleen Ross; her daughter, Caroline Ross; and her children, Stella and Lucy Wojcik, all of whom reside in Olympia, Wash.

He will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements are by A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville, 501-982-3400. Sign the online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.

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