Earl Ramon "Buddy" Taylor

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Earl Ramon "Buddy" Taylor, 83, departed this life on April 23, 2012, to be with his Heavenly Father. His journey of life through this earth age has been completed and he has been called to return to the Lord.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the West Side Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Bill Caudle and the Rev. Truman Norred officiating. Private burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Mr. Taylor's nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Taylor; his stepson, James Michael McAllister; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Criswell McAllister; grandson, Zachary Lee McAllister; two sisters, Norma Jean Smith and Judith Camp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Taylor and Annie Maude Kershaw; three brothers, Van Taylor, Douglas Taylor and Roger Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Duluth, Minn. He served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He was a structural ironworker, a member of the Structural Bridge and Ironworkers Local 477 in Sheffield, Ala., and a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
Memorial donations may be made to the West Side Baptist Church and Shepherd's Chapel Church, 102 Eighth Ave. NE, Gravette, AR 72736.
Anniston Memorial Funeral Home directing.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 25, 2012
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