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Arthur "Dugan" Tinsley

January 19, 1925 — September 4, 2017

Arthur A. "Dugan" Tinsley, 92, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on January 19, 1925, the son of the late Henry Tella and Martha Young Tinsley. Dugan first and foremost was a Christian. He served at First Baptist Church for fifty-eight years, and was a loyal member of the Nichols Sunday School Class. He enjoyed playing 18 holes of golf at the Nashville Country Club. He was a United States Navy Veteran and served his country during WWII. He loved volunteering with the Operation Christmas Child program. Mr. Tinsley was an entrepreneur and respected businessman in his community. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Arthur Tinsley, and a brother, Huey Tella Tinsley. Survivors include his wife of seventy-one years, Wanda Tinsley of Nashville, AR; a son, Michael Wayne Tinsley of Dallas, TX; two granddaughters, Kerri Evans and husband Rob of Collierville, TN, and Kacey Young and husband Blake of Harrison, AR; four great grandchildren, Luke Evans, Tinsley Evans, Ava Young, and Jake Young; three sisters, June Fontaine of Nashville, AR; Marjorie Clark of Mineral Springs, AR; and Hattie Britt of Friendswood, TX; a dear friend, Lloyd Johnson; as well as many other friends. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 6, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 7, at the First Baptist Church in Nashville, AR, with Bro. Kevin Sartin and Bro. David Blase officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville. You may send an online sympathy message at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Arthur "Dugan" Tinsley please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Restland Memorial Park
Highway 27 North
Nashville, AR,


SEP 6. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead

Nashville, AR, 71852


SEP 7. 10:00 AM (CDT)

First Baptist Church

415 N. Main Street

Nashville, AR

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