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Kay Max 'Mickey' Taylor

February 18, 2013

Kay Max "Mickey" Taylor, 77, of Benton, left this world Saturday, Feb. 16, at Saline Memorial Hospice. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Warren, to Kyle and Eva Taylor. 
Mr. Taylor graduated from Warren Public Schools and attended Arkansas A&M (now University of Arkansas-Monticello).  He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Mr. Taylor worked at Commercial Credit in Hot Springs for 12 years and spent the next 30 years at Union Bank in Benton, where he retired in 2003 as senior vice president and compliance officer.
For more than 40 years, he attended Calvary Baptist Church in Benton, where he was an usher, church treasurer, Sunday School teacher and served on various committees. After retirement, his hobbies included working in his yard, tinkering with automobiles and their machine parts, and collecting old tools.
As his health and mobility declined, he spent a great deal of time with his family, friends and in prayer.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Dale Taylor of Warren. 
Mr. Taylor is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Anita Edmonson Taylor of Benton; a daughter, Jennifer Taylor Douglas and spouse Eric Douglas, along with their children Taylor and Jonathan Douglas of Benton; sisters, Bobbie Traywick of Benton and Eloise Owens of North Little Rock; nieces, Joan Taylor Cunningham of El Dorado and Jana Owens of Silver Spring, Md.; and a nephew, Tom Owens of Maumelle. 
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Barnard officiating. A 2 p.m. graveside service will follow at at Oakland Cemetery in Warren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Saline Memorial Hospice House or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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