Clarence Haltom, 85, of Gurdon, died Monday Dec. 23, 2013, at Twin Rivers Health & Rehab. He was born Feb. 5, 1928, to Clarence Elba Haltom and Georgia Lou Malone in Okolona. Clarence was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gurdon, retired from Gurdon Lumber, International Paper Company and Cabe Land Company. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha of 50 years; and two sisters, Jackie Stone and Joydell White. Clarence is survived by one son, Alan Haltom (Cindy) of Benton; one daughter, Darlene Gates (Doug) of Cabot; two sisters, Belinda Bryant (Tommy) of Arkadelphia, and Joyce Morehead of Arkadelphia; four grandchildren, Michael Haltom (Hayley) of Benton, Mandi Haltom (Fiance Derek Stokes) of Benton, David Gates (Jennie) of Cabot, and Daniel Gates (Lauren) of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Will Gates of Cabot, and Abigail Haltom of Benton; special friend, Helen Sanford of Curtis; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other friends. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 27, at 1-2 p.m.,at the First United Methodist Church. Service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Ownbey, Bro. Larry Plyler and the Rev. Richard Lancaster. Interment will be in Rose Hedge Cemetery under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church of Gurdon, or the American Cancer Society. The online guestbook is available at