Paul E. Mankins, 94, of Cedarville passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at a local nursing home. He was a maintenance man for Dixie Cup in Fort Smith for more than 32 years and a World War II Army veteran. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Cedarville. He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Ida (Graham) Mankins; his wife, Gladys (Franklin); and a son, Tommy Mankins.

Funeral service was March 24 at Mt. McCurry Cemetery near Rudy under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Snow of Cedarville; three sons, Perry Mankins of Van Buren, Martin Mankins of Cedarville and Kenny Mankins of Fort Smith; one sister, Joyce Pennington of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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