Jackie James Emfinger, 76, of Fouke, Ark., died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a Shreveport, La., hospital.

Mr. Emfinger was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Fouke. He was retired from KCS Railroad and Smith Blair Company, and he was a Korean War Army veteran.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Edgar Pickering of Atlanta, Texas; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Wolfgang and Laura Emfinger and Brad Emfinger of Texarkana and Tommy and Blené Emfinger of Fouke; one sister, Melba Wedgeworth of Texarkana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Chapelwood Funeral Home with John Hall officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Holly Springs Cemetery.

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Published: 05/07/2013