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Ethan Alexander Shoffner

Ethan Alexander Shoffner, 18, passed away Monday, January 26th at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He was born August 20, 1996 in Searcy, Arkansas to Melissa Cheatham Shoffner and Martin Shoffner.

Alex was a fun loving young man who would always make you smile. His smile was contagious! He was a huge wrestling fan. Dashing Alex Shoffner "The Champ" would often quote his favorite wrestlers. Saying "Never Give Up", "I Am Perfection," "Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect". His family and friends would often refer to him as "Big Al". Alex was a big flirt, a ladies man. He was never to be found without his cologne. He loved and was loved by so many. Alex was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. Alex, we love you the mostest!

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Melissa Cheatham Shoffner of Searcy; sister, Amelia Shoffner of Searcy; his father, Martin Shoffner of Beebe; maternal grandparents, Larry and Molly Cheatham of Searcy; paternal grandmother, Judith Ann Diehl (Papa Ron) of Searcy; great granny, Emo Whitmire, great grandfather, Donald Harris both of Searcy; Aunt Makayla Cheatham of Searcy; Uncle Corbitt and Aunt Ashley Shoffner of Benton; Great Aunt Nancy and Uncle Noel of East Flat Rock, North Carolina; cousins, Addison and Tatum Cheatham, Natalie Shoffner and Jayme Slayton; honorary family, Robert and Polly Noland, Robby, Austin and Blake Noland ("The Boys"), Laurel Dillard, Nana and Papa Noland, and Grammy; and a host of friends and family.

Alex was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Phil Shoffner; maternal great grandparents, Bernie and Lois Vines.
Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29th at Revival Church of Searcy.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 30th at Revival Church with interment following at Weir Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    January 29, 2015
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Revival Church

    1000 North Maple
    Searcy, AR

  • Funeral Service

    January 30, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Revival Church

    1000 North Maple
    Searcy, AR

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A candle was lit in memory of Ethan Shoffner

Martin Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

Melissa... So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Posted by Tammie Cloyes - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 31, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We did not know your son Alex, but we've had difficult times like you're going through right now. My wife and I lost two sons in the past (one 21 the other 20) and we cherish their memories.
You may not think so in the next few weeks, but as time passes you'll be able to think more on the good times that you had together and less about losing your son.
It is always good to hear people remember and name the one you've lost. Alex will not be forgotten by friends and I hope they'll have the courage to talk of him with you.
May God comfort you.

Posted by Ron & Sarah Morris - Little Rock, AR - none   January 30, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sweet young man u will be missed

Posted by Linda and Lester Bowman - Beebe, AR - step grandparents   January 30, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A beautiful person full of wit and a wonderful smile. All His blessings to the Shoffner Family,may He give comfort you during this time.

Posted by Debra - Searcy, AR   January 30, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/doug.w.fitch I think made picthere for occation. iwanted say sorry for the loss!!!!

Posted by doug fitch - searcy, AR - kin ,to daddy!!   January 29, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Melissa, I know this is very hard on you and your famil, my prayers are with all of you!!

Posted by Brenda Ballard - friend   January 29, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers ate with you and your family

Posted by Phyllis Bridgemam - Searcy, AR - friend   January 29, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Melissa, Mia, and family, I am sorry for the massive loss in your life. Alex had an explosive personality and always had a smile to share. Melissa know this, Alex loved you so very much. Prayers for you and Mia through this tragic time. If you need anything at all, I'm just a phone call away. I love you guys so much. Wish I could take your heartbreak away.

Posted by Terri Spears - Harrison, AR - Friend   January 29, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Melissa I don't know if you remember me. I taught Alex at daycare, mother goose. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet kid. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Cindy Parish - judsonia, AR   January 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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