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Howard Biff Corley, 79

Howard Biff Corley, age 79, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on July 9, 2017 in his home.  He was born on March 28, 1938 in Sanford, Mississippi to Thomas Cleveland and Ruth Corley.

Howard proudly served in the United States Air Force for 34 years and 5 months by Presidential appointment and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.  He was a member of the Stanfill Baptist Church, Jacinto Lodge #216 of Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite, Chief’s Organization and American Legion.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to their good friend Debbie Smith for all her special care.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Corley and Ruth Nix-Corley; brothers Thomas C. Corley, Jr. and Lloyd Corley; sister Dorothy Hester; In-laws Audrey Mitchell-Stillman and Odis Mitchell.

Howard is leaving behind his loving, devoted wife of 60 years Donas Lorane Corley; his children Sheila Hutton (Herman), Sharon Regnas (Rob) and Michele Kulesa (Jim).  His grandchildren Joshua Hutton (Tosha), Jaimee Blasingame (Matthew), Mitchell Regnas (Kristyn), Jason Regnas, Sierra Shellnut (DJ) and Logan Kulesa (Destinie).  He will be missed by his great-grandchildren Hazen Hutton, Kye Regnas, Colin Regnas, Aubree Kulesa, Brooke Garrison and Rylie King.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Inurnment at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.


  • Doris Robertson Posted July 10, 2017 7:26 PM

    My love and prayers for all of the family.

  • Robert & Jackie Hutton Posted July 10, 2017 9:30 PM

    May the family find comfort from one another during this time of loss. May you cherish the memories. May God bless you all.

  • Sheila Hutton Posted July 10, 2017 10:08 PM

    I love you daddy!!! I miss you sooo much!!! My heart is so broken! You were the greatest daddy ever!

  • Erik & Bobbi Reep Posted July 10, 2017 11:02 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time..

  • Donna Majeske Posted July 11, 2017 5:53 AM

    So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

  • CartiNlr Posted July 11, 2017 8:01 AM

    Corley family, We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Your friends at CartiNlr

  • Tamra (Hester) Thompson Posted July 11, 2017 12:15 PM

    Aunt Donas. Sheila, Sharon & Michele. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Uncle Buddy. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead! R.I.P Uncle Buddy!

  • Kim Vadas Posted July 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    My deepest condolences to the entire Corley family. Though the years and miles separated us, I still remember the years shared in Bellevue fondly with my Rainbow family. Dad C you will be greatly missed. In Rainbow Love – Kim

  • Melinda Schwart Posted July 11, 2017 5:22 PM

    Thinking of all of you. Love and miss you all. Thoughts, hugs and prayers.

  • Amanda Posted July 12, 2017 8:30 AM

    My thoughts and prayers will always be with you all. We love you all and praying for comfort thru this time.

  • Betty Colbert Posted July 12, 2017 10:01 AM

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God provide comfort and peace during this time.
    Love-Ken and Betty Colbert

  • Debbie Smith Posted July 12, 2017 10:48 AM

    We all lost a very good man last Sunday. The love he bestowed on his dear wife, three girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren, including all spouses was phenomenal. Finding words to express the love I felt for this man is not difficult, I love this entire family with all my heart and what little could be done was done with honor and respect for this wonderful man. They too are my family, dearest Sharon my sister, Rob my brother and in turn the entire close knit family. We all mourn his loss, until we meet again dear Howard where none of us will no longer feel pain but joy, rest in peace dear servant to God. You did well.

  • Shipp Posted July 12, 2017 8:12 PM

    A valued treasure who will be missed by many,prayers for his loving family as they struggle to deal with their in peace sir.

  • Joan Jackson Posted July 13, 2017 4:28 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Mark and Debbie Minshall Posted July 16, 2017 5:54 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  • Bill and Linda Thomas Posted July 17, 2017 6:23 AM

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great father who loved his family very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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