Funeral Services for Arkansas Trucking Magnate Set for Today

DECEMBER 11, 2006 - Posted at 7:40 a.m. CST

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - J.B. Hunt, the founder of the trucking line that carries his name, will be remembered at a funeral service today in Rogers. Hunt had been hospitalized for several days when he died Thursday at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. The 79-year-old Hunt suffered a blow to the head when he slipped on some ice and fell in a parking lot near his home the previous week.

His funeral is to be held at noon at the Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.

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