Sunday, July 17, 2011


Basil Bud Wooton, 85, of Hartford, Ark., died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital.  

He was a businessman cattleman and horseman. Basil was a Master and 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Western Arkansas Scottish Rite Bodies, the Scimitar Temple in Little Rock and the Shrine Temple.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark., with burial at Hartford Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Putnum of Sparland, Ill., and Dawn Whitten of Hartford, Ark.; one son, Ronald Rick Wooton; one sister, Modena Pruss of North Little Rock; one brother, Don D. Wooten of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to any Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com.