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Rubyn "Papa"  Thomas Castleman

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“the family have my condolences i have known him since 1966 he love his hunting i use tour recovero live down the street from the store he help me and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: george anderson - houston, WA

“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kaysie Atkins - Ashdown, AR

“"Papa" Rubyn and Peggy made James and I feel we were part of the family from the first moment they met us! They opened their home and they opened...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Vivian Mount - Texarkana, TX

“He will truly be missed. your family is in our prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jason Lovewell - Ashdown, AR

“I remember when, me and momma would go into the store, Mr.Rubyn would always have a joke and a smile on his face, he will be missed dearly, God...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Garrett Schuetz - Foreman, AR

“Prayers for the family ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Sehon - Ashdown, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: patricia jewell - ashdown, AR

“He was my fus buddy. He will definitely be missed by all. I will be praying for you all. You are a fine lady Ms. Peggy, Mr. Rubyn was truely...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ginny Howard - Lockesburg, AR

“Lesa and I loved Rubyn. I'm sure he will be missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Withem - Texarkana, TX


Rubyn "Papa" Thomas Castleman, 83, of Ashdown, AR passed away at his home March 26, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Castleman was born February 18, 1932 in Ashdown, AR to Ira Thomas and Maude Pickett Castleman. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Judge Clayton Castleman; and one sister, Lucy Davis. He owned Castleman's Grocery in Ashdown, AR for over 50 years. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rubyn loved to hunt and he loved God and his family dearly. He was a jokester and he wanted everybody to be laughing and happy at all times.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Peggy Castleman of Ashdown, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Roger Rose of Ashdown, AR; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Shirley Castleman of Ashdown, AR, and John and Brenda Castleman of Ashdown, AR; sister-in-law, Carolyn Castleman of Ashdown, AR; two grandchildren, Roger and his wife Heather Rose of Ashdown, AR, Michelle and her husband Jacob Woods of Ashdown, AR; four great grandchildren, Dylan Rose, Hunter Rose, Hudson Rose, and Jake Woods; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday March 29, 2015 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Madden Funeral Home in the chapel in Ashdown, AR.

Funeral Services will be Monday March 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Madden Funeral Home in the chapel in Ashdown, AR with Rev. Brad Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow at Ashdown Cemetery in Ashdown, AR under the direction of Madden Funeral Home.

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