Obituary- Lonnie Ray Taff (1953-2020)


Lonnie Ray Taff of Waldron Arkansas passed from this life on March 12, 2020. He was born on November 4, 1953, to John D Taff and Kelsie Taff in Ventura, California. Lonnie was 66 years old.

Lonnie was married to the love of his life, Debbie for 44 years. He worked and retired from the telephone company. Lonnie enjoyed fly fishing, and spending time at his cabin. But he really loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family.

Lonnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Debbie Taff of the home, a daughter April Nelson and husband Wes, one son Travis Taff all of Waldron, Arkansas. Lonnie will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Jasmine Marie Nelson, Easton Hoyt Nelson, Trenton Keener and Taylor Keener all of Waldron, Arkansas. Lonnie is also survived by his mother Kelsie Taff, one brother David Taff and wife Anita, one brother in law David Lawson and wife Gay, sister in law Judy Self all of Waldron, Arkansas. Lonnie will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of friends, hunting and fishing buddies and neighbors.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his father, John D. Taff.

Lonnie’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron.

Lonnie’s pallbearers will be Travis Taff, Wesley Nelson, Trenton Keener, Taylor Keener, Brett McConnell and David Lawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Wright, Phillip Oliver, Danny Hitchcock, Buddy Slater, Michael Ray, Troy Aynes, Larry Rose, Ronald Parks, Robert Williams, Brad Lemaster and little Danny Richmond.

Lonnie’s visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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