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Cordell Boles

January 29, 1939 — December 8, 2020

Cordell Boles

Cordell Boles age 81, of Friendship, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Hot Springs. He was born January 29, 1939 to Robert Dan and Ida Davis Boles. Cordell was a longtime member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired cattle and hay farmer. He loved music, fishing and following the New York Yankees baseball team. Most of all the love of his life was his family.

Cordell was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Crystal Cansler; two brothers, George “Buddy” Boles and Lloyd Boles; and one sister, Virginia Strother.

Survivors are his wife of sixty years, Frankie Strother Boles; his children, Pam Cansler and husband, Mike, Sandie Miller and husband, Kenny, Gary Boles and Darrell Boles and wife, Stephanie all of Friendship; four grandchildren, Blake Cansler, Heather Lee, Holly Bean and Holton Boles; seven great-grandchildren, Caden and Cameron Lee, Rielyn and Sutton Cansler, Gabin and Gracelyn Bean and Tatum Boles; and one sister, Shirley Hodge of Arkadelphia.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Gilchrist Cemetery with Bro. Jackson Rogers, and Bro. Vidal Martinez officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bill, Chad, Waylon, Chip, Stacey, Stan, Coleman and Carlos Rogers.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund 85 Church Dr. Friendship, AR. 71942.

Arrangements by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.

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