Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jim D. Garoutte, 91, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Monett Health Care in Monett, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on July 14, 1915, in Republic, the son of Charley and Ava McDaniel Garoutte. He was a lifelong resident of the Monett and Republic areas, and was a self-employed truck driver. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Monett.

He married Beulah Harris Mackey on Dec. 10, 1964, in Arkansas. She survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Shirlene Metcalf, of Aurora, and Darlene McNally, of Crane; one step-son, Danny Mackey, of Cassville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Pastor Ken Dodson officiating. Committal was at Wade Chapel Cemetery in Republic.

Arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.