Kenneth Ray Caudill, 82


Graveside funeral services for Kenneth Ray Caudill, 82, were held for close family and friends Nov. 24, 2023, at the Ava Cemetery. Rev. Bion Irwin officiated. 

He died on Nov. 21, at Baxter Health in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Kenneth was born Sept. 7, 1941, in Douglas County to Orbin and Mary (Britton) Caudill.

Kenneth was a Christian. He was saved many years ago in the Vera Cruz Church and baptized in Cow Skin Creek.    

On Sept. 15, 1958, Kenneth and Mary Ludwig were married in Seymour. Together they had one daughter, Bethany.

Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing. He really liked bass fishing and hunting rabbit, coons and deer. He also liked watching westerns and playing his guitar. He especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. 

Kenneth is survived by his significant other of 33 years, Gwendolyn Yeisley; daughter Bethany; three grandchildren and their spouses: Seth and Samantha Schroeder, Delaine and Devin McGraw, and Destiny and Nathan Garrard; six great-grandchildren: Kahden McGraw, Hunter Garrard, Thea McGraw, Freya McGraw, Lucien McGraw and Ryla McGraw; two brothers: Delmar Caudill and Leon Caudill; and many other relatives and friends. 

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Mary; three brothers: Virgil, Glen and Marvin; four sisters: Freda, Louise, Esther and Beulah.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be made to

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