Ted B. Journagan, age 84, of Lead Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 8 (2019) surrounded by his family.He was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Lead Hill, to Pauline (Journagan) Whitley. He was raised by his Granny Elle Journagan and his uncle, John Journagan. He was preceded in death by his mother; his granny; his uncle; his wife of 61 years, Sammy (Hunter) Journagan; his daughter, Kathy Lynn Eoff; two sisters, Mary Ann Keys and Shirley Vanzant Ballard; an infant brother, Terry; and his special brother-in-law. Larry Hunter.Ted and Sammy were married May 15, 1955, and together they raised 11 children. He retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department after 27 years of service as road supervisor of District 9. Throughout his life, he was a heavy equipment operator, welder, farmer, and fishing guide.In the seventh grade, he was a milk truck driver and while attending high school, he drove the school bus. Ted graduated from Lead Hill School in 1954. He proudly served 10 years on the Lead Hill School Board and volunteered countless hours to making improvements to the campus. He was also a member of the Lead Hill Saddle Club for many years and enjoyed showing his Fox Trotter horses.Ted is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Shelley Journagan, of Harrison, Chris and Libby Journagan, of Harrison, Charles Journagan, of Bentonville, and John and Stacie Journagan, of Fayetteville; six daughters and sons-in-law, LeeAnn and Jerry Bailey, of Lead Hill, Francie and Jeff Johnson, of Lead Hill, Jill and Colby Williams, of Lead Hill, Beth Journagan Straub, of Harrison, Sara Poole, of Harrison and JoElla and Heath Spry, of Harrison; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lee and Rita Hunter, of Lead Hill, Bob and Linda Hunter, of Wildwood, Missouri, and Mary Jane Hunter of Lead Hill.He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and their spouses, Tait and Jenny Bailey, Russell and Spring Bailey, Wade and Cissy Wilmoth, Kara and Andy Richardson, Kallie and Preston Phillips, Kaitlyn Eoff, Hunter Journagan, Trace Journagan, Jayce Straub, Jay and Jordyn Johnson, Brock and Holley Johnson, Shawn Poole, Kelly Owen, Jordan Poole, Brooke Poole, Danielle and Jason Dengler, Payton Journagan, Camyrn Journagan, Mayson Journagan, Mattie Journagan, Bella Journagan, Layne and Chad Stetler, Reece Journagan, Carson Journagan, Jayce Williams, Will Spry and EllaKaye Spry; 14 great-grandchildren, Kylie, Khloe, Tesli, Miller, Murphy, Addie, Ellie, Kathryn, Lucie, Keira, Maddie, Emma, Creed, Grayson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.Our Daddy was a jack of all trades. He was self taught and worked hard for everything he had. He took care of his family that he loved very much.
Sammy Lou Hunter Journagan
Sammy Lou Hunter Journagan, age 80 of Lead Hill, passed away, March 2, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Sammy was born May 1, 1936 in Lead Hill to L.A. and Ruth Richey Hunter. She married Ted Journagan on May 15, 1955 and together they raised 11 children. Sammy was a homemaker most of her life, retiring after 10 years as a teacher’s aide at Lead Hill School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lead Hill and the Joy Sunday School Class. Sammy loved spending time with her family. She always looked forward to going to church until her health prevented her.
Sammy was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kathy Lynn Eoff and a very special Aunt Marge Davis.
Sammy is survived by her husband of 61 years Ted Journagan of the home, four sons and daughters-in-law: Mark and Shelley Journagan of Harrison, Chris and Libby Journagan of Harrison, Charles Journagan of Bentonville and John and Stacie Journagan of Fayetteville; six daughters and sons-in-law: LeeAnn and Jerry Bailey of Lead Hill, Francie and Jeff Johnson of Lead Hill, Jill and Colby Williams of Lead Hill, Beth Journagan Straub of Harrison, Sara Poole of Harrison, and JoElla and Heath Spry of Harrison; three brothers: and sisters-in-law: Larry and Mary Jane Hunter of Lead Hill, Lee and Rita Hunter of Lead Hill and Bob and Linda Hunter of St. Louis, Missouri. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and their spouses: Tait and Jenny Bailey, Russell and Spring Bailey, Wade and Cissy Wilmoth, Kara and Andy Richardson, Kallie and Preston Phillips, Kaitlyn and Jacob Little, Hunter Journagan, Trace Journagan, Jayce Straub, Jay and Jordyn Johnson, Brock Johnson, Shawn Poole, Jordan Poole, Brooke Poole, Danielle and Jason Dengler, Payton Journagan, Camryn Journagan, Mayson Journagan, Mattie Journagan, Bella Journagan, Layne and Chad Stetler, Reece Journagan, Carson Journagan, Jayce Williams, Will Spry, and EllaKaye Spry; 11 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Khloe, Tesli, Miller, Addie, Ellie, Kathryn, Keira, Maddie, Emma, and Creed; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pauline Journagan Whitley mother of Ted Journagan (Lenard and Pauline Journagan Whitley with daughters Mary Ann and Shirley