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Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor, 74 years, passed to Heaven on Feb. 11, 2015 at Heart of the Ozarks Nursing Home, Ava Mo.
Donald was born Jan. 11, 1941 in Oak Grove, La., to A.C. and Marie (Broomley) Taylor.
Donald was a resident of the Ava community for many years after moving from Louisiana.  On Sept. 4, 1968, Donald and Carol Cornelius were united in marriage in Lake Village, Ark., and to this union two children were born.
Donald was a retired mechanic. He was a Christian and attended the Ava Assembly of God.
Donald enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. He loved being around his grandkids and great grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother Nonnie Mae Harris;  two brothers, Gerald and Sam; three sisters, Betty Sue, Arlene, and Lou; and two grandchildren, Tory and Kade.
Donald is survived by his wife Carol; five children, Trampus Taylor, Teasha Davis, Jamie Denney, Richard Denney, and Kimberly Thomas; 10 grandchildren, Taylor, Whitney, Reagan, Zach, David, Lauren, Nathan, Jessica, Heather, and Shawna; eight great-grandchildren,  Meya, Shalyn, Sierra, Ryan, Emma, Jordan,  Kylee, and Cadence; four siblings, Shirley, Voncil, Charles Ray, and Cecil; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services for Donald were Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Officiating was Pastor Buddy Boyd. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.