Jimmy Eugene Orrell

Jimmy Eugene Orrell, 85, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at The Woods of Monticello Rehabilitation and Care Center. He was born September 27, 1933 in Perry County to the late Elza Lewis Orrell and Nancy Alice Dilbeck Orrell.

He was a horse trainer and a member of Collins Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Jimmy was a member of the Arkansas Cutting Horse Association, where he was a 1970 Hall of Fame inductee; the National Cutting Horse Association, where he was a 1990 Hall of Fame inductee; Zane Shulte Memorial Trainer of the Year; the Foundation of Cutters; and 2010 Legends Champion.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Jane “Sug” Keeton Orrell of Monticello; three sons, Lewis Dale (Peggie) Orrell and Jimmy Darl (Linda) Orrell, both of Monticello, and Don Eugene (Toni) Orrell of Fordland, Mo.; three sisters, Alice Waldrup, Lola Mae Thompson and Mary Frances Windham (Joe) Hayden, all of Monticello; seven grandchildren, Holly, Melissa, Keeton, Darrell, Carl, Emily and Aaron; and 10 great-grandchildren, Zach, Madison, Shelby, Bethany, Ella, Ian, Lilli, Jackson, Ayla and Cailyn.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial following in Rash Cemetery. Visitation was Friday evening at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to Collins Baptist Church. Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.

(Paid obituary)

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