Cecil Eldon Mushrush, 83, of Alma, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his home. Eldon spent 43 years working in retail management. He was hired by F.W. Woolworth in 1957, then joined T.G. & Y. for 23 years before finishing his career at Walmart in 2000. Eldon was always active in the cities in which he resided. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime of community and civic service. Upon retirement, Eldon devoted much of his time to helping others in the community of Alma, Arkansas. He was committed to the success of the Alma Community Outreach Center where he was a former Executive Director. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Alma, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to various projects. His passion was for the church’s annual Christmas is for Caring program. Eldon was a former Director of the Alma Chamber of Commerce and is also a commissioned Colonel of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Eldon was also an avid supporter of University of Louisville Athletics. #L1C4. Eldon was born July 29, 1935 in Des Arc, Arkansas to the late Lawrence and Ouida (Swan) Mushrush and also preceded in death by a brother, William Mushrush.
Family held services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Alma. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mushrush of the home; one son, Ken Mushrush of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Helen Whitkanack of Clarksville, Arkansas and a brother, James Mushrush and wife Tamala of Hurricane, West Virginia.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy. 64 E, Alma, Arkansas
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alma Community Outreach Center, P.O. Box 1104 Alma, Arkansas 72921 or First Baptist Church of Alma, P.O. Box 819, Alma, Arkansas 72921