Kenneth Merrill “Kenny” Allbritton, Jr., 68, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Allbritton was a native of Charleston, Mississippi and a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County for the past 40 years. He was a 1972 graduate of Barton High School in Barton, Arkansas and a 1976 graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Mr. Allbritton started his career in banking in 1976 and after 41 years, he retired as President of Farmer’s Bank of Hamburg in 2017. He was also co-owner of the Handi Korner Store in Hamburg. He was a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg for many years. He was always looking for a deal and enjoyed buying and selling land, cars, and houses. Mr. Allbritton was an avid outdoorsman, a devoted family man and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth M. and Sammie Marie Sanders Allbritton.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail Mummel Allbritton; a son, Kris Allbritton and wife, Lindseykay; his grandson that he adored, Kaden Allbritton; two sisters, Alice Johnston and Willie Johnston, all of Hamburg and Brenda Henry and husband, Jacky, of Charleston, Mississippi; four sisters-in-law, Marilyn Landon and husband, Brent, of Spottsville, Virginia, Melba McIntosh of Sherwood, Carolyn Ralph of New Mexico and Frances Shell of Grenada, Mississippi and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Rev. Robin Allen and Rev. Tom Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are David Harrell, Jeff Myers, Wesley LaFoon, Todd Dickinson, Frankie Martin, and Dale Streeter. Honorary pallbearers are Lorenzo Woods, Bruce Timmons, and Bob Murphy. Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Highway 133 N, Crossett, AR 71635, or the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.