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Thomas Elmo Churchwell

November 17, 1941 — March 10, 2013

Thomas Elmo Churchwell, 71, of Searcy, passed from this life Sunday, March 10, 2013 at White County Medical Center. He was born November 17, 1941 to the late William Arthur and Amy Irene Calwell Churchwell.

Mr. Churchwell was a member of First Assembly of God in Searcy and retired from Weyerhauser in Little Rock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, J.E. Henderson, Stanley Henderson, William Churchwell, Johnny Churchwell, and Billy Churchwell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Lucy Hodges Churchwell; three sons, Jimmy Petty and wife Renee of Searcy, David Churchwell of Judsonia, and Christopher Churchwell and wife Erika of Searcy; one daughter, Jennifer Petty Tate of Searcy; four grandchildren, Josh and William Petty, Kennedi and Brooklyn Churchwell; and one sister, Jeanette Feathers, as well as many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at First Assembly of God with Pastor Vernon Ables officiating. Burial will follow at White County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Tom Churchwell.

Condolences may be left at

  • Visitation

    March 12, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    March 13, 2013
    2:00 PM

    First Assembly of God

    101 Benton St.
    Searcy, AR

  • Interment

    White County Memorial Gardens

    3305 E. Park Ave.
    Searcy, AR

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