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J. P. Madden
June 12, 1924 - April 30, 2006

Mr. J. P. Madden, 81 of Tyronza, died Sunday, April 30th at the family residence. Born in Hoxie, he had lived in Tyronza for the past 36 years and was formerly of Trumann. He was a fitter welder for the Trumbo Mfg. in Memphis, Tenn., and a member of the Upper Room Apostolic Church in Tyronza. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Stella Rose Madden, two sisters, three brothers and was the son of the late James and Stella Elkins Madden. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Riddle Madden of the home; one daughter, Joann Chaffin of Warm Springs, Ark., two sons, Larry Madden of Tyronza and Gary Madden of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Greg Chaffin, Deborah Kurfman, Cresta Kain and Chris Madden; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 2nd at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Lynn Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Harrisburg, Ark. Active pallbearers will be Mike Hood, David Hood, Billy Hood, Lloyd Allison, Alvin Allison, Larry Allison, Jerry Hainer and Olan Burch. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Bilyeu, Fred Bilyeu, Donald Gilley, Earl Sharp, Johnny Burch, Roland Smith, Harold McMasters and Dub Holt. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. An online register can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. David Barber, San Antonio, Texas says

    I was very very sorry to hear about Brother JP passing. I knew he hadn't been well for some time, but it is still a shock. I'm glad I got to see him and Sis Wilma only a few months ago when I was visiting in Arkansas. My condolences to the whole family for the loss of a good man. I have always had love for JP and Wilma. Dave Barber

  2. Deborah Kurfman, Kashiba City, Nara Ken, Japan says

    My Paw was the best Paw a girl could have. He was always there for me to keep me from falling and to encourage me if I was down. I never remember a harsh word ever coming out of his mouth. He was sweetness in itself. He was brave, but he didn't have to prove it. He was strong and courageous as he lived his life out and accepted every challenge with a smile. I sure will miss this wonderful man who gave me so much!!

  3. Rev. Brian Keith Throgmartin, Memphis, TN says

    We are sorry to hear about your recent loss. I was glad to see both of you a short time ago. We are praying for you.

  4. william VanDergriff,Sr., searcy, Ark.72143 says

    Uncle J.P. was one of my favorite uncles. One of the things about uncle J.P. was that he could take his two hands and shape a piece of wood into an unbelievable treasure! He is probably already working on St. Peter's harp! I will miss you uncle J. and so will a lot of other people--we love you and we will all see you soon!William Van Der Griff, Sr.

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