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Cecil A. “Ray” Yielding Jr, age 81

Cecil A. “Ray” Yielding Jr, age 81, of Ward, Arkansas passed away on May 8, 2024. He was born in Ward, Arkansas on December 8, 1942 to parents Cecil Aray Yielding Sr. and Mildred (Smith) Yielding.

Ray was a very loving husband and father. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ward, Arkansas. Ray was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Mildred Yielding Sr. and his sister Francis Liles.

He is survived by his wife Dottie Yielding; his children Jimmy, Lesa, Carla, Steve, Melanie, Gena, Duane, Chris, and Mike; two brothers Ricky and Alan; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

1 Comment

  • Meagan Key Posted May 11, 2024 4:29 PM

    We will be missing you paw! I hope you take care of my Minnos I’m sure your fishin with them and peepaw! Live you!

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