Haskell Leon Shorter of Welch died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003. He was 101.

Mr. Shorter was born Oct. 10, 1907, in Grannis, Ark., to Edgar Jackson and Mary Ann (Green) Shorter. He was a self-employed farmer and stockman.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Miami and had retired from the Army reserves.

Mr. Shorter married Verna Gambrel in 1932. She preceded him in death.

He married Rhoda Sexton. She preceded him in death in 1994. He was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Shorter.

Survivors include a son, Haskell James Shorter of Welch; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Welch Cemetery in Welch. The Rev. Harold Neal will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 147 Funeral Detail.

Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.