Joseph "Joe" Aubrey Southall

February 11, 1940 ~ November 3, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Joseph "Joe" Southall Obituary

Joe Southall of Quitman passed away at The Springs of Greers Ferry on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the age of 83. He was born February 11, 1940 in Tipton County, Tennessee.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Margarette Billings; his brothers, Wallace, Jere, and Gene Southall; his sister, Christine Crain; and a grandson, Kenny Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Earlene; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Blake Marsh; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Maria Southall; grandsons, Jackson and Hogan Marsh; brother William Southall; and sister, Mary Ann McClendon. 

Joe served in the Marines and Marine reserves from 1958-1962. He moved to Arkansas with Ely Walker Inc. in 1963 and met his beloved wife, Earlene. He worked his way up to plant manager and stayed with the company until it closed the Heber Springs plant. Following Ely Walker, he worked for General Industries in Heber Springs and Kimberly Clark in Conway before retiring. During retirement, he and Earlene traveled, and Joe took pictures to document their trips and everything he saw. He was known many times to stop at the side of the road to take pictures of wildlife or anything that he thought was interesting. Joe also enjoyed playing golf in retirement, even setting up a golf hole in his backyard for he and his grandsons to play. He volunteered weekly at Cleburne County Cares and ushered when needed at First Presbyterian Church in Heber Springs, where he was a member.

Memorials can be made to Cleburne County Cares, 2016 Hwy 25 Bypass, Heber Springs, AR 72543 or the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association.


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November 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Funeral Service
November 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Interment following funeral service
November 7, 2023

Sunny Slope Cemetery
2 - 66 Church Rd.
Edgemont, AR 72450


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