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Franklin "Ochie" Leroy Cauldwell

December 28, 1942 ~ January 4, 2020 (age 77)


Franklin "Ochie" Cauldwell,77, passed away January 4, 2020 in Van Buren.  He was born December 28, 1942 in Prairie View, AR to the late Hester and Della (Rainwater) Cauldwell. He was a member of Freedom Faith Tabernacle in Ozark and was a U.S. Army Veteran.


Funeral service will be held 2PM Wednesday, January 8, at National Cemetery Fort Smith under the direction of Smith Mortuary.  Rev. Hasting Cale will officiate.


Left to cherish his memory is his five daughters, Kelly Jones, Tishia Ashton, Charolette Miller, Brandy Kilgore, Shannon Edgin; five sons Terry Cauldwell, Kevin Cauldwell, Craig Cauldwell, Scott Kilgore, Charlie Cauldwell; three sisters, Shirley Cole, Emily Fairchild, Cathy Olsen; one brother, David Cauldwell; a host of grandchildren.


Family will receive friends on Tuesday January 7, 2020 from 6 until 8PM at the funeral home.

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January 7, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Mortuary
22 North Greenwood
Charleston, AR 72933

Funeral Service
January 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

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