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Garland Burns Bain
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1918
Lonoke
Lonoke County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2011
Carlisle
Lonoke County
Arkansas, USA

Garland Burns Bain was born on April 15, 1918, to the late Rodolph and Jackie Guy Bain. He was a member of the Lonoke Baptist Church for over 80 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maxine McClellan Bain, his sister Martha Lou Bain and a brother Jack P. Bain.
The Lord called him home on July 23, 2011.
Garland joined the Army in March 1941 and served until his discharge in October 1945. He received four Bronze Stars during this time.
Garland was known for his years of service at the courthouse. He was Revenue Inspector for two years, and in 1954 he ran for Circuit Clerk, a position he won and held for fifteen terms (30 years).
He helped organize the National Guard in Lonoke and in 1986 he retired from the Guard.
He was also a volunteer fireman for 28 years, and he was associated with the Lonoke County Live Stock Show, and was a charter member of the Lions Club.
Survivors are his daughter Janice Williams and her husband Ken of Sheridan, Arkansas, granddaughter Jennifer Reed and husband Aaron of Hensley, Arkansas, great-grandson Braden Reed and great-granddaughter Jillian Reed of Hensley, Arkansas, sister-in-law Connie Bain of Little Rock, sister-in-law Lera Guthrie of Santa Anna, Texas and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on July 25th. Funeral services will be held on July 26th at the Lonoke Baptist Church with interment in the Lonoke Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lonoke Cemetery Fund or to the Lonoke Baptist Church which he dearly loved.

He Only Takes the Best

God saw he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around him
And whispered, "Come with me."

With tear-filled eyes we watched him
Suffer and fade away.
Although we love him deeply
We could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands were put to rest.
God broke our heart to prove to us
He only takes the best. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Rodolph Pendleton Bain (1886 - 1969)
  Jackie Low Guy Bain (1891 - 1922)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmina Maxine McClellan Bain (1918 - 1996)
 
 Siblings:
  Jack Pendleton Bain (1916 - 1993)*
  Garland Burns Bain (1918 - 2011)
  Martha Lou Bain (1922 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lonoke Cemetery
Lonoke
Lonoke County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Janice
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73839725
Garland Burns Bain
Added by: Janice
 
Garland Burns Bain
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Garland Burns Bain
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Merry Christmas dad.
- Janice
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Missing you. Happy Father's Day!
- Janice
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
I miss you and love you dad. Happy Father's Day.
- Janice
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
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