Alfred Clark Ellington was born in Magazine on Sept. 10, 1923 to Lee and Annie Ellington. His earthly life ended in Dallas, Tex. on Aug. 10, 2014.
Throughout his life he served his country, his church, and his family with integrity. He was a retired special agent for the FBI. He spent several years in the northeast before joining the Dallas office in 1957 for the majority of his career.
As an accounting and fingerprint expert, his knowledge was a major factor in embezzlements in the banking industry. Although involved in many of the high profile cases during his tenure with the bureau, he was a humble man who did not seek the attention of others for his efforts, quietly working behind the scenes to secure results. Alfred was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the Air Force, stationed in Guam.
Shortly after the war he married Gladene Freeman in 1946. He graduated from Southeastern University, attending night school while working as a clerk for the FBI in Washington D.C.
After retirement he enjoyed restoring antique furniture and woodworking for others. He loved his home and church, a faithful family man. He joined Lake Highlands Baptist Church in 1957 and served as a deacon and high school Sunday School teacher for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Merle, Audrey, and Bea.
Funeral services was held at Lake Highlands Baptist Church in Dallas, Tex., on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. A graveside service and internment will be held in Ellington Cemetery, Magazine, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 10 a.m.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gladene, their two daughters, and one grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Pauline, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Highlands Baptist Church or to the Ellington Cemetery Fund, c/o Roberta Cravens, 787 Bethel Rd, Magazine, AR 72943-9302.