El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times


This article was published December 6, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Harry Lynn Dumas, 70, of El Dorado, died on Dec. 2, 2017.

He was born June 28, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Lee and Marie Dumas; and his step-father, O.R. “Hamp” Hampton.

Lynn served his country in the United States Air Force stationed at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Island of Crete, Greece as Morse systems operator and radio operator with top security clearance; Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi and served in the Drum & Bugle Corps; and Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He returned to Union County to work for over 30 years for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

He is survived by Mary Frances Rister Dumas, his wife of 45 years; his son, Stacy Rister Dumas and wife Ashley Pruitt and their children, Greyson Pruitt, Grier Estelle and Gretchen Bailey of Conway; his daughter, Lyndsey Marie Dumas of Little Rock; his brother, Jack William Dumas of Wyoming, son Jeremy Lee Dumas and his wife and child Megean Paige and Hailey Samantha of Valdosta, Georgia, and daughter Jenifer Ann McClelland of Mississippi. He is also survived by sister- and brother-in-law, Linda Rister and Larry David Gaddis, their daughter Emily Rister Gaddis Kocurek, MD, her husband Jared Don and their child Judah David of Little Rock; sister- and brother-in-law, Kathryn Rister and William Arnold Alspaugh, and their children Kara Rister, Evan William, and Trey Wilson of Conway.

Lynn was blessed with many life-long friends including George Lee Fennell and Virginia Meador.

Committal services will be held at 1 p.m., December 7, 2017 at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, 1501 W. Maryland Ave., North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choice in honor of Lynn Dumas. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.

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