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Elwin Hoyt North

May 17, 1933 — April 18, 2024

Paragould, Arkansas

Elwin Hoyt North of Jonesboro, Arkansas, was born May 17, 1933 at Beech Grove, Arkansas to Oran and Clemmie North, who proceeded him in death.  Hoyt passed from this earth on April 18, 2024.  He married Bernice Londe on January 27, 1951 in Piggott, Arkansas.  She proceeded him in death.  He married Joanne Powell on August 23, 2002, she resides in the home. 
Surviving children are Mark (Debby) North , Timothy (Tina) North of St. Louis; Stewart (Marcy) North of Saratoga Springs, New York; Peggy (Charlie) Guerrero of Desoto, Missouri; and Jackie (Everett) Shields of Harviell, Missouri.  Step-children are Amy Higgins and Dean Powell of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Eleven grandchildren, Daniel (Sherri) North, Leah (Eric) Williams, Michael (Jessica) North, Carolyn North, Rosie (Rob) Spring, Ross North, Annie (Steve) Lippo, Jennifer (Mike) Walter, Greg (Erin) Moore, Justin Hager, and Amanda Parker; twenty-two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers, Chris North, Jerry (Gerri) North, and Phillip (Sue) North of Branson, Missouri, Sister-in-law, Shirley Zebelman of Fort Myers, Florida. 
Mr. North was a retired auto mechanic and parts manager for various St. Louis, Missouri dealerships.  He and his family later moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri where he worked for Montgomery Ward Auto Center.  After retirement Hoyt and Bernice made and sold wood furniture items at craft fairs around Missouri.  
He was a lifelong member of the Church Of Christ.  He enjoyed preaching, teaching and song leading at many small congregations of the church. 
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid gardener.  He loved reading and studying his Bible and traveling with his wife, Joanne.  
A Visitation  will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons  Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Missouri, with the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. and Preacher Hermam Fisher of Paragould, Arkansas officiating.
Internment will follow at the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins And Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.  
Memorial Gifts to Herndon Church of Christ, 6100 Highway 141 North, Jonesboro, Arkansas or the Children's Home, Inc. Paragould, Arkansas. 
                          Watkins And Sons Funeral Service
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573-624-3548
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Visitation

Thursday, April 25, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Watkins Funeral Homes - Puxico

301 N Hickman St, Puxico, MO 63960

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 25, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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301 N Hickman St, Puxico, MO 63960

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Interment

Thursday, April 25, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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