DOUGLAS, FRED HOPKINS - Benton County, Arkansas | FRED HOPKINS DOUGLAS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Fred Hopkins DOUGLAS

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Nov 15 1903 - May 17 1965

*Obituary
Northwest Arkansas Times
Tuesday, May 18, 1965

Fred Douglas Dies Following Heart Seizure

BENTONVILLE — Fred Hopkins Douglas, 61, a native of
Bentonville and one of its most prominent citizens, died Monday evening at Bates Hospital as the result of a heart attack suffered earlier.

He was born November 15, 1903, the son of Marion and Emma Cooper Douglas, pioneer residents of the county.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Eulala Miller Douglas; a son, John M. Douglas of Bentonville; four brothers, Hal of Fayetteville, Doke of Houston, Texas, Dan of Fort Smith, and Charles of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Noble of Oklahoma city and a grandson.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m., at the First Methodist Church in Bentonville by the Rev. Thurston Masters, assisted by the Rev. Harold Eggensperger of Fayetteville. Burial will be in Bentonville Cemetery under direction of Callison-McKinney Funeral Home.

For 20 years Mr. Douglas was cashier of the Bank of Bentonville and during that time was a member of the board. At the time of his death he was vice president in charge of public relations. He was a member of the First Methodist Church where he was on the official board and a lay leader and where he taught Sunday School for 25 years and served as superintendent for six years.

He served for 14 years as treasurer of the Benton County Fair Association. He also served as treasurer of the Tiger Booster Club, the Bentonville Chamber of commerce, the First Methodist Church bond fund. Boy Scout Troop 52, the National Foundation March of Dimes, and of the Salvation Army.

He had served as chairman of the Benton County Board of Education and the Community Fund; vice chairman of the Benton County chapter of the American Red Cross; county chairman of the Boy Scouts, district chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the Westark Council for 16 years. In 1952 he received the Silver Beaver award.

He was a charter member of the Bentonville Kiwanis Club with a 20-year perfect attendance record; a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 56, the Royal Arch Masons, the Royal and Selected Masters, and Knights Templar. He was also member of the Benton County Historical Association and secretary of the Benton County Farm Loan Association.

Contributed on 8/12/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 8/12/08 • Approved: 7/21/12 • Last Updated: 11/8/12 • R42628-G0-S3

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