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William L. Gwin, 86

William L. Gwin, 86, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born in Little Rock on September 26, 1930, the oldest child of Luther and Juanita Gwin.

Bill served honorably in the United States Air Force, was an itinerant preacher, and a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years Emma Jean Harkey Gwin; siblings Nettie June Padgett, Riley Edwin Gwin, and Barbara Davidson.

He is survived by his children Diana Anthony (Robert), Kenneth Gwin (Paula), and Sheila Johnson (Steven); grandchildren Justin Gwin (Mary), Kasey Claypool (Bryan), Simon Anthony (Kayley), Molly Johnson and Zachary Johnson; great-grandchildren Hannah Claypool and Samuel Gwin; siblings Ann McKenzie (Duke), Suzy Burson (Bill), and Russell Gwin.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 29 at 12 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street in Jacksonville. Graveside services will follow at 2 P.M. at Sumner Cemetery in Cabot.


  • Pat burns Posted June 28, 2017 2:11 PM

    So sorry for your loss
    Charles and pat burns

  • Larry & Susie Naysmith Posted June 28, 2017 9:57 PM

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. Hold onto the memories!

  • Jean Hammons Davidson Posted June 29, 2017 7:14 AM

    Sincere condolences to all the family of Billy Gwin. He and I were classmates at Jacksonville High School for many years, He is a good person.

  • Carolyn Cox Posted June 29, 2017 5:24 PM

    Love and prayers for family and friends.

  • melissa lister Posted June 29, 2017 6:56 PM

    rest peacefully in Jesus’ arms Uncle Bill……

  • Ann Ward Posted June 29, 2017 11:42 PM

    Life is for us to enjoy and share with those we love when they are gone life is for us to remember and cherish each thought. And to remember, In my Father;s house there will be singing and rejoicing and we will be together forever, So sorry for your loss but thinking of the life yall shared,

  • Skeeter Horne Posted June 30, 2017 11:27 AM

    Sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jaunita Pyle Posted June 30, 2017 3:43 PM

    Thoughts and prayers!

  • Teresa Haley Posted June 30, 2017 9:20 PM

    Kenneth & family,
    We’re so sorry for your dad’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort.

    Teresa, Glenn, Becky, & Hubert

  • Leytine Henry Posted July 1, 2017 9:50 AM

    Prayers for comfort for you and the family, Suzy!

  • Marsha & Paul Long Posted July 1, 2017 9:02 PM

    Suzy so sorry for the loss of your brother! Praying for you and your family! Love you. Marsha & Paul

  • Lyn Vance Jackson Posted July 2, 2017 8:40 PM

    Suzy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Love & miss you & Mr Billy Joe. You’re in my prayers!

  • Edna Wiggs Posted July 3, 2017 4:50 PM

    Suzy & Ann so sorry for your loss. Just want you to know I am Praying and thinking about you.
    Would love to hear from both of you.

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