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George Ervin Kendrix

August 3, 1926 — February 25, 2011

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want..." Psalms 23 On August 3, 1926 Goerge Kendrix ws born to the union of the late Ervin and Alma Henry Kendrix in Urbana, Arkansas. As an only child, he was pamperd and loved by his doting parents. On February 25,he transitioned at the Medical Center of South Arkansas, El Dorado, Arkansas. After graduating from the Urbana Colored High School in Urbana, Arkansas he attended Shorter College in Little Rock, Arkansas for three years. For the next twelve years, George was a member of the United States Army serving as a Rifleman an Tanker in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. George was a dedicated employee at the Georgia Pacific Plywood MIll located in Crossett, Arkansas until his retirement. In addition to his career, he was also a proud member of several organizations including: Blue Lodge #181 in Urbana, Arkansas; State Line #81-Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter H.R.A.M.-Jurisdiction of Arkansas, Crossett, Arkansas; Mohammed Temple #34, Little Rock, Arkansas; United Supreme Council #33, Kansas City, Kansas; United Supreme Council #32 in El Dorado, Arkansas; Veteran of Foreign Wars. He prouldy displayed his hats, jackets, stickers and pins to everyone he met and paraphernalia from these organizations could be easily seen on his many vehicles. George united with the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Urbana, Arkansas at an early age. After his marriage and subsequent relocation, he united with the Olive Light African Methodist Episcopal Church in Smackover, Arkansas under the leadership of Pastor Allson Howell. On November 26, 1976 he married Helen Yarborough who preceded him in death. This death left a profound mark on his life. A brother, Alfred Collins, and a daughter Thelma Mack also preceded him in death. His life left an indelible mark on the lives of his six daughters; Cassandra Kendrix of Marion, Louisiana, Vickie Hill(Gregory) of Bernice, Louisiana, Elaine Miller(Tony) of Strong, Arkansas; Brenda and Linda Yarborough of Mesquite, Texas; his sons, Kenneth and Ricky Charles of El Dorado, Arkansas; one brother Eddie Kendrix of Eudora, Arkansas; a cousin who was more like a brother, J.C. Ford(Bernice) of Urbana, Arkansas, one sister in law Cleo Yarborough of Little Rock, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren, one of who was the apple of his eye" Tiarhonda Rogers of Choudrant, Louisiana; thirteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and aquaintances. A Homegoing Celelbration for Mr. Kendrix will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 @12:00 noon at Springhill Baptist Church, Marion, Louisiana with Rev. Willie T. Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Urbana, Arkansas. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Ervin Kendrix, please visit our flower store.

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