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Archie J. “A.J.” Davidson, age 87

Archie J. “A.J.” Davidson, 87, of Hensley passed away on January 10, 2020.  He was born in Keo, Arkansas on September 18, 1932 to the late Archie Jefferson Davidson and Georgia Dorothy (Clements) Davidson.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was the founder and President of the Davidson Hunting Club for over 50 years.  He loved fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and friends.  In 1998, he retired from 45 years of tire sales.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bettie Davidson; his children Tony Davidson, Dale Davidson, Vernon Edward Justice; grandson Donald Justice; brother Lloyd “Junior” Davidson and sister Beatrice Reedy.

A.J. leaves behind his loving children Marsha Jenkins of Lonoke, Carolyn Gordon (Danny) of Mabelvale and Joe Davidson (Judy) of Lonoke, Arkansas; eight grandchildren Mandy, Donna, Shane, Aaron, Jennifer, Harley, Carolyn and Gena; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Vernal Lee; sister Martha; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Graveside visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Woodson Cemetery, 6211 Woodson Lateral Road, Hensley, Arkansas with services to follow at 11:00 A.M.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

His online guestbook is available at


  • Lanaylia Cash Hardin Posted January 11, 2020 3:27 PM

    I know they r partying in heaven it started yesterday. Lots of great memories

    • Carolyn Gordon Posted January 11, 2020 3:55 PM

      That is so sweet. But you hit the nail on the head. I am not ready to go but I wish I was there for the party. Lots of love

  • Juanita Taylor Posted January 11, 2020 4:16 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jesse and Juanita Taylor

  • Opal Jones Posted January 11, 2020 6:34 PM

    I will miss ur so much!! Just thought u would always be there but guess God had different plans!! Go rest high on that mountain Son for your work on earth is done!!

  • Teresa cash Posted January 11, 2020 6:41 PM

    Well u have a few good buddy waiting to get the party started RIP AJ say hi to j.c for me

  • David Davidson Posted January 11, 2020 9:10 PM

    I love you uncle AJ

  • DeeAnn Surrett (Davidson) Posted January 11, 2020 10:43 PM

    Uncle AJ I’m sure gonna miss you and your kind heart. You never seen the bad in anyone and that’s something I learned from you and thank you for.
    Fly high we love you

  • Tami & Tim Holt Posted January 12, 2020 5:44 AM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for Marsha, Mandy and family.

  • Walter koon Posted January 12, 2020 6:00 PM

    A lot of great memories hunting with AJ And Betty

  • Johnny and Sheila Garringer Posted January 13, 2020 4:01 PM

    Our heart and prayers re with the family

  • Glynda Mathis Parks Posted January 13, 2020 5:51 PM

    Prayers & condolences for all.
    AJ was loved dearly by our Mom & dad & all our Mathis family. He loved us all & we loved him. RIP dear cousin.

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