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Earnest Broadnax was born August 3, 1925 in Camden, Arkansas to John Henry Broadnax Sr. and Elizabeth Broadnax. He departed this life on August 3, 2019 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bro. Broadnax was preceded in death by brother, John Henry Broadnax, and daughter Sandra Ann Broadnax

Early in his life he joined Velie Church of God in Christ. He was a proud veteran of World War II. He united in marriage to Mary Magdalene Griffith (deceased). Mr. Broadnax latter married Eula Mae Bush (deceased).

Mr. Broadnax leaves to cherish his memory son, Wesley Broadnax; daughter , Helen Jean Broadnax; sister, Emily Broadnax; grandchildren Javannah Hinton (Robert), Ray Lavale Broadnax, and Quincy Donavan Broadnax; great-grandchildren, Iyvan, Iyannah, and Isabella Hinton, niece Clara Jean Broadnax-Pittman, and nephew, Jerome “JB” Billingly (Bettie). He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.

Public Visitation 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friday August 9, 2019 at Williams Van Buren in Camden, AR. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Velie Church of God in Christ, Camden, AR. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at

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