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Son of James Jason Jennings and Carrie (Jones) Jennings Lloyd “Yoke” Jennings was born Oct. 13, 1924 in McClurg, the son of James Jason Jennings and Carrie (Jones) Jennings, and departed this life on Nov. 29, 2005 in Springfield, at the age of 81.
Lloyd was a lifelong resident of the McClurg area where he lived on the family farm. On Nov. 28, 1947, Lloyd and Louise Mitchell were united in marriage in Harrison, Ark. To this union two daughters were born. Lloyd served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was employed with the U.S. Forest Service as a forestry technician and retired after 31 years of service; he was also a farmer. Lloyd accepted Christ and was a Christian.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
His survivors include his wife, Louise, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Becky and Randall Cummings, and Linda and Lonnie Combs, all of Brown Branch; five grandchildren, Shelly, Stacey, Justin, Marlana and Mitch; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Gray, of Nebraska, and Wanda Christensen, Vacaville, Calif.; one brother, Orville Jennings, Roseville, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Bill Austin officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, with full military service by the American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post 5993.
Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral Home. The family requests memorials to Gideons International or the American Diabetes Association.