Marnel Harran of Lincoln, Ark., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark., after a short illness. He was 77.

Mr. Harran was born March 9, 1930, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., to Nelson and Marion (Tillotson) Harran.

He was a veteran of the Air Force.

He spent many years as a truck driver before retiring.

He married J. Robert Harpin on Nov. 18, 1956, in Passumpsic, Vt. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two sons, Franklyn and Howard Harran, both of MaryEsther, Fla.; two daughters, Janel Bador of Lincoln and Marja Mayes of Pennsacola, Fla.; one brother, Donne Harran of St. Johnsbury, and five grandchildren, Sarah Harran, Curtis and Conner Bedor, Austin and Dylan Mayes.

The body will be cremated.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home of Welch.