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Robert Rainbolt (#46540001)
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Retired US Army and Civil Service

Son of Huie Rainbolt and Rena Stillwell
Step son of Shorty Huffman
Step son of Thurman Cotton Pricer
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RE: Larry Joe
When I was 12 (in 1956), we moved from Salinas, CA to Morrilton in the middle of July (bad timing for someone who had always lived close to the coast). My dad was minister for the downtown Church of Christ.

Terrible move; I didn't know anyone & was miserable in the heat & leaving all my friends in California. Larry was our paper boy. I always looked forward to his riding his bicycle by on his paper route. He'd stop to chat. He was friendly & fun to talk to. (We lived on North Morrill Street).

I only went to Morrilton High one year (8th grade), then on to Harding Academy in Searcy for high school (& college). My mom, brother & I stayed in Searcy during the week & came to Morrilton on the weekends.

Larry is just a warm memory from those days. The younger picture of him on Find a Grave is more like I remember. I had thought of him periodically over the years...seems like I may have known about his move to California...but always wondered about his life & whereabouts.

I live in Dallas now (have since 1965); don't have too many Morrilton connections. My parents moved back to California when I graduated from college; they are both deceased. My husband is a Texas product.

Do you still live in Arkansas?

Thanks for responding. I know we're talking about the same guy!
Added by jleskelton on Jul 04, 2015 3:20 AM
Larry Joe
I'd love to share my story with you about Larry Joe...we were friends about 60 years ago in Morrilton. I've often wondered about him...never thought to search for "Lawrence Joseph". Somehow, found the info.

You may email me if you like at
Added by jleskelton on Jul 03, 2015 12:50 PM
Della Smith
RE: 17089834
Can't find it
Added by Della Smith on Sep 23, 2014 10:57 PM
Darrell Landrum
Pvt William Rainbolt
Hello sir, I just posted a photo of his grave marker and sent in a couple of edits to update his date of death and the location of his grave in Old City. The edits should be up within a couple of days, the photo is up now if you would like to use it for your tree work.

All the best,
Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Sep 04, 2014 12:54 AM
Kathy from Arkansas
Charlie Shelton "Shorty" Huffman
Hi Again Robert,
I truly want to Thank You so much for all the info you gave me. You see all of my childhood was wrapped up with my maternal Grandparents, John "Henry" Huffman and Annie Elizabeth Scroggins Huffman. When Grandma would receive letters from Aunts Lizettie, Isophene, Berlie, and Bertha, (Aunts Dovie and Juanita lived about twenty miles away in Morrilton, we got to see them quite often, and cherished every minute)this was a time of family gathering to hear news from these wonderful ladies. Grandma would read each letter aloud for all of to hear. Each of the Aunts would come to visit once a year, usually in the Spring. My Grandparents' home would be a buzz of preparations for these Most Important Guests. My Grandma was so close to these ladies that I thought they were her sisters for a long time. When I found out that they were my Grandpa's half sisters, I was a bit confused. At that time in my young life, I had no idea what a half sister was. My Grandpa was a "man's man". Grandpa loved his half-btother, Shorty very much. He truly enjoyed the company of his brothers-in-law and relished in his sisters' visits. To see my onery Grandpa so happy was a rare thing. There would always be a banquet. With ALL in attendence. When I was growing up around my Grandparents, I truly had a deep connection with Andy of Mayberry fame. Thank you for bringing those wonderful memories back.
Kathy Franklin-Hamilton
Added by Kathy from Arkansas on Feb 12, 2014 1:47 PM
Kathy from Arkansas
RE: Onie Huffman Death Date
Hi Robert,
Thank you for letting me know I had a typo for Aunt Onie. Correction made.

Thank You Again,
Added by Kathy from Arkansas on Feb 04, 2014 11:22 AM
Raymond S Feigh
Would you happen to be Huie's son ???
I am asking, to see if you are a part of the Joseph Rainbolt chain???? Do you know who Huie's parents were??? I am working on the Rainbolt Genealogy.....
Rainbolt Family Member,
R S Feigh
Added by Raymond S Feigh on Sep 28, 2009 9:27 PM

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