Heinley, Elmer

Elmer H. Heinley

Thursday, 08 October 2009

Elmer Heinley, age 85 of Malvern, died Tuesday morning, October 6, 2009 at his residence.  He was born on January 30, 1924 in Millville, Arkansas (Calhoun County) to the late E. H. Sr. and Mary E. Grisham Heinley.  Reared and receiving his early education in Fordyce, he was a graduate of Arkansas A & M (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello).  

A resident of Malvern since 1953, he was a school teacher/administrator for over 36 years.  He had taught at Malvern High School, the Central School District, and retired in 1986 as Dean of Students at the Wilson School.  Mr. Heinley was a Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he had taught the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class, and was a lifetime member of the Lono Masonic Lodge.  An avid gardener, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved and doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Marcell Williams Heinley of the home, to whom he was married on April 3, 1947 in Monticello; by his son, Rory Heinley of Malvern; his daughter Amanda Sue Heinley Vrbka and her husband Dan of Greenville, Texas; by eight grandchildren: Brant, Brian, Brad, Brice, and Brittney Heinley, Brianne Hall, Shawn Little and Kimberly Vrbka; and by 18 great-grandchildren: Caitlyn, Alex, and Jacob Little, Brianna Sevin, Averie, Jackson, Hunter, Chance, Gillian, Victoria, Kaleb, Payton, and Taylor Heinley, Jeffery Oulette, Charlie Sealey, Katherine, Kaydence, and Bridget Hall.
His funeral will be at two o’clock Thursday afternoon, October 8, 2009, in the sanctuary of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Brothers Maxie Haynes and Donis Smead officiating.  Interment will follow in Harp Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Brant, Brian, Brad, and Brice Heinley, Cory Hall, and Shawn Little.
Honorary pallbearers will be his other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, A. J., Bill, and Elsie Williams, and Bill and Joette Cordell.
The family will receive friends at J. A. Funk Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from five until seven o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to Odyssey Hospice, 333 Executive Court, Little Rock, AR 72205, or to the Mexican Mission Fund at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
 Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 October 2009 )


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