Wednesday, May 14, 2008

George Elburn "Huck" Ulmer, 78, of Cassville, passed Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Butterfield, the son of Clarence and Eula (Hankins) Ulmer. On Dec. 15, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Ruby Sanders, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Eddie Ulmer, and his wife, Cheryl, of Purdy, and Jimmie Ulmer, and his wife, Vicky, of Jasper; three daughters, Patty Stanley, of Olathe, Kan., Pamela Ellis, and her husband, Ed, of Washburn, and Brenda Ulmer, of Independence; one sister, Beulah Chism, of El Dorado Springs; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, William "Tom" Ulmer; and one sister, Leta Owens.

He received his education at Butterfield, where he graduated from high school. He received his associates degree at Crowder College and his bachelors degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, ark.

For 32 years he was employed as a consulting engineer with the Miller-Newell Consulting Engineers, LTD, out of Newport, Ark., and managed the firm's branch office in Barry County.

He was a member of Butterfield First Baptist Church and was very active in the community. He was president of OACAC, co-founder of the Butterfield Community Center, member of the Cassville Rotary Club and Cassville Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services and Emory Melton presented the eulogy. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Butterfield Community Center.

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