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Obituary for Elvin "E.R." Ryburn Rapert

Elvin Ryburn Rapert, of Maynard, Arkansas, passed away at the Randolph County Nursing Home, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Elvin was born on September 20, 1926, in Supply, Arkansas, to Normal and Bonnie Duff Rapert.

On December 10, 1950, Ryburn married Vida Mae Vester, with whom he raised three children. Ryburn served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Later he served as a rural letter carrier for forty-two years, was co-owner of Rapert’s Grocery for eighteen years, served two terms on the Maynard School Board, and raised cattle for most of his life, having retired at eighty-one years of age. Ryburn was also a deacon in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, in Supply.

Ryburn is preceded in death by his parents, Normal and Bonnie Duff Rapert; brothers, Bob Rapert and Jake Rapert; and sisters, Bonnie “Toots” Boyetts, and Norma Dean “Tean” Ray.

Ryburn leaves behind his wife, Vida Mae Vester Rapert, of the home; two sons, Stan (Mary) Rapert, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Terry (Chiquita) Rapert, of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter, Tammy (Marty) Martin; two brothers, Kenneth “Joe” Rapert of Springfield, Virginia, and Jack “Demp” (Nancy) Rapert of St. Peters, Missouri; two sisters, Carol Bobbett of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Nancy Earley of Friendswood, Texas; six grandchildren, Jason (Laurie) Rapert of Conway, Lauren Rapert of Pocahontas, Brittany (Bryan) Byrd of Maynard, Jordan (Jamie) Rapert of Bay, Brent Martin of Maynard, and Taryn Rapert of Jonesboro; and seven great grandchildren, Grace Rapert, Olivia Rapert, Will Cossey, Makenna Rapert, Aubri McGlothlin, Colton Bryd, and Collin Byrd.

Ryburn’s visitation will be on Saturday, August 8, 2020, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the chapel of Fears Family Funeral Home. Ryburn’s funeral service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, in Pitman, Arkansas on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm; Jason Rapert and Mike Bradley, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pitman Cemetary.

The following individuals are honored to carry Ryburn to his final earthly resting place: Stanley Rapert, Terry Rapert, Marty Martin, Brent Martin, Jordan Rapert and Bryan Byrd.

Due to COVID-19 directives, issued by the Governor of Arkansas specifically for funeral services, the following will be required in order to attend the visitation and/or funeral service: wearing of a face mask, signing the contact registry, and maintaining all social distancing requirements.