Rev. Lawrence Echols, Sr., 87, of Blytheville, died March 30, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Wilson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to a charity memorial fund being set up in Echols' honor. Please send donations to New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Attn: Lawrence Echols, Sr. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 658, Blytheville, AR, 72315.