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Willie Aticus Claiborne

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Willie Aticus Claiborne

Bartlett, TN

Willie Aticus "Bill" Claiborne, age 102, of Bartlett, TN, formerly of North Little Rock, AR, died on April 15, 2017. He was predeceased by wife, Leoda Coleman Claiborne. He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Jerry Claiborne, Charles (Patty) Claiborne, and Karen (Russ) Porter.

Bill was very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who called him Papaw. His grandchildren are: Courtney, Adam, Amanda, John, Sara, Rachel, Kristen, and Ryan. His great-grandchildren are: Caleb, Hannah, Rebekah, Graham, Carley, and Logan.

Born on May 18, 1914, he grew up in White County, AR, on a farm. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after an injury, in 1937.

The family will receive friends at Bartlett Baptist Church on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m., until service time at 10 a.m.. Graveside service will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery in Cabot, AR at 3 p.m. Online guestbook at

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 20, 2017
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