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Living Tribute to Dr. James G. Haggard, Sr.
Born: September 15, 1921
Died: April 29, 2007

Dr. James G. Haggard, Sr., of Conway, died Sunday, April 29, at Baptist Health Medical Center. He was born on September 15, 1921 to James & Elnora Haggard in Louisville, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eddith Haggard, brothers, Wesley, Hugh, Archie and Lucian Haggard, and a son, James Haggard, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Sarah Haggard; son, John Haggard and wife Leta of Sherwood, AR; daughters, Jenny Lind Allen and husband John Charles of Crossett, AR; Nan Keathley and husband Ron of Conway, AR; and Cynthia Haggard, of Harrison, AR. His grandchildren are Rachel Haggard of Harrison, AR; Shane & Teilena Keathley of Greenbrier, AR; Matthew & Kathryn Allen of Bentonville, AR; Erron & Beth Haggard of Corvallis, OR; Amanda & Jaret Gaither of Bristol, TN; Melissa & David Clayton of Crossett, AR; and Sam Haggard of Sherwood, AR. He was blessed to have 5 great-grandchildren, Michael & JoAnn Clayton, Mariah & Colby Keathley, Daniel Allen and many loving nieces, nephews, and precious friends.

Dr. Haggard was a WWII Navy veteran. He was a graduate of MississippiCollege in Clinton, MS with a BA and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX with a Master of Theology and Doctorate of Education. He served as Dean of Students at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR from 1968 - 1970 and taught Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas 1970 -1983. He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister who served at First Baptist Church, Phillip, MS; First Baptist Church, Dardanelle, AR; First Baptist Church, Ocean Springs, MS; Holland Baptist Church, Holland, AR; Emmanuel Baptist Church, Conway, AR; Crystal Ridge Baptist Church, Louisville, MS; and Second Baptist Church, Perryville, AR. He served several churches as Interim Pastor.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. for family and friends at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway with Bro. Stanley Young, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, leading. This will be followed by a Praise and Worship Celebration at Conway's First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Bro. Haggard requested that all memorials be made to the building fund of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Daughtery Hill Rd.Conway, AR72032.

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway ~ To sign online guestbook visit: www.rollermcnutt.com

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