MONETTE, AR (KAIT) - A former state representative passed away over the weekend.
According to an obituary from Gregg Funeral Home of Monette, Billy Owen Gipson died at age 86 on Saturday, Dec. 3 at his home in Monette.
Gipson was a former Arkansas State Representative representing District 92 for six years.
In addition, he served in the U.S. Army and was a former justice of the peace in Craighead County among other accolades.
The family plans to receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, just east of Caraway. A celebration of Gipson's life will follow.
He will be laid to rest at the Caraway Cemetery.
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