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Jeptha “Danny” F. Futrell, Iii

January 20, 1950 — September 29, 2023

Jeptha F. Futrell III (Danny), a beloved member of the Paragould, Arkansas community, passed

away on September 29, 2023, at the age of 73. Born on January 20, 1950, to proud parents Earlene and Jeptha F. Futrell Jr., Danny spent most of his life in Paragould, leaving an indelible mark on his community and in the hearts of all who

knew him.

Danny's unwavering love and devotion were most apparent in his marriage to his wife, Linda

Futrell. Together, they laughed, weathered life's joys and challenges, and created countless

memories with friends and family for 23 years.

Danny had a passion for golf that was unparalleled. He cherished golf trips with his friends and

their competitive matches at the Paragould Country Club. Danny once hit 2 hole-in-ones in the

same round, a feat he humbly shied away from when others told it by saying “The only two I

ever hit.”

A die-hard fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, Danny's loyalty to his team was unwavering. He

cheered for the Razorbacks through thick and thin and loved any conversation that involved the


In the business community, Danny was a respected entrepreneur and businessman who owned

and operated the Party Store and Danny's Car Wash. He loved being around people, serving his

community, and proudly representing his family’s legacy.

Danny is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his 4 children, Jill Sloas (Michael), Farrah Futrell (Kelly

Jones), Lindsey Way (Philip) and Frank Hurst (Laurie); and 8 grandchildren, Zoe Sloas, Ben Sloas,

Abby Ollis, Andrew Ollis, Bailey Way, Weslea Way, Hayden Hurst and Connor Hurst. He is also

survived by his brothers, Dr. Mike Futrell (Josie) and Bill Futrell (Lee Anne), and his nieces, Dawn

Cassidy (Brian), Misty Alexander (Bart), Allie Leon (Zach), MaryBeth Eastlick, and Heather

Henderson (Steve).

Danny’s legacy is one of love, family, and a deep connection to his community. He will be

remembered for his kindness, funny stories, his passion for golf and the Razorbacks, and the

enduring love he shared with his family and friends.

Under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, a memorial service will be held in honor of Danny on Thursday, October 19th at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Paragould. Rev. Dane Womack and Rev. Sarah Ellzey will be officiating. In lieu of

flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

The family would like to thank the Paragould Fire Department, along with the staff of NEA

Baptist Hospital, NEA Baptist Rehab and Greene Acres Nursing Home for their care and support

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jeptha “Danny” F. Futrell, Iii, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church of Paragould

404 West Main Street, Paragould, AR 72450

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