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Date: Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 5:18 a.m.

Dennis Michael "Babe" Conner

Dennis Michael "Babe" Conner, 54, of Piggott died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at his home in Piggott.

He was born August 5, 1949, in Qulin, the son of Elmer G. and Jamima Winingnear Conner.

He was united in marriage to Shirleen "Sherry" Smith on Sept. 27, 1974, to this union one son was born, Michael Wade.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was the street superintendent for the city of Piggott.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer G. Conner.

He is survived by his wife, Shirleen "Sherry" Conner of Piggott; one son, Michael Wade Conner of Piggott; his mother, Jamima Conner of Qulin; two brothers, Claude Allan Conner and Donald David Conner of Qulin; tow sisters, Carolyn Dunivan of Poplar Bluff and Cheryl Susie Farley of Crockett; several nieces and nephews; and several other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today), May 5, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with David Finley, Alan Morris and Gerald Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Holcomb Cemetery in Pollard. Pallbearers will be Chad Conley, James Davis, Lambert Williams, Gary Trout, Tony Risinger and Gary Chronister.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of arrangements.

Lyman Sneed

Lyman Sneed, 94, of Piggott died Monay, May 3, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

He was born Dec. 2, 1909, in McLeansboro, Ill., to the late Arthur and Iva Knight Sneed.

Mr. Sneed married Miriam Latta on Jan. 22, 1937, in Pollard. She died on Oct. 24, 1997.

Mr. Sneed graduated from Piggott High School in May of 1930 and did survey work for the Arkansas State Highway Department after graduation. He clerked at the Piggott Post Office from Sept. 1, 1935, until entering the U.S. Army on Oct. 1, 1943.

While in the Army, he attended postal clerk school in Westchester, Pa., and worked in the Army Post Office in San Francisco. Sixteen months of his service time was spent in the China-Burma-India Theatre. He received an Honorable Discharge on Dec. 28, 1945, and returned to the Piggott Post Office as a clerk until Jan. 5, 1955, when he became a rural carrier until retirement Nov. 26, 1971.

Mr. Sneed was a Christian, baptized April 30, 1950, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott. Over the years at First Baptist, he served as Superintendent of Training Union, usher, served on the furnishing and decorating committee when the church was rebuilt in 1965 after a fire; taught Intermediate Boys Sunday school class, served on personnel and property committees and taught the Adult Men's Sunday school class.

Mr. Sneed had a deep love for family, basketball, baseball and his cattle. He joined the Piggott Fire Department in 1934 and served for many years as an active fireman.

Mr. Sneed was preceded in death by three brothers, Marshall, Arron and Arthur Sneed; and two sisters, Helen Hitt and Ruth Wilbur.

He is survived by one sister, Mildred Cohen of Pine Bush, New York; two daughters, Jessie Davidson and husband, Troy, of Poplar Bluff and Linda Hart and husband, Phillip, of Poplar Bluff; one granddaughter, Cara Barbaria and husband, Joseph, of Houston, Texas; one grandson, Dr. Calvin Cargill and wife, Rhodema, of Lufkin, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Kristen, Kimela, Katie and Ryan Cargill, all of Lufkin, Texas; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Piggott with Rev. Don Mayo of Poplar Bluff officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dr. Calvin Cargill, Thomas Sneed, James Sneed, Paul Seegraves, Marshall Hitt and Brian Sneed. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Parks, Curt Veal, Junior Wiley, Jim Winton, Bo Brandon and Ed Howard.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Piggott, the American Cancer Society or a charity of preference.

Imogene Phyllis Little

Imogene Phyllis Little, 63, of McDougal died Saturday, May 8, 2004, in the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born Feb. 13, 1941, in Campbell, Mo. The daughter of the late James F. and Cora Thomas Ray.

She was united in marriage to Owen Lee Little on Nov. 1, 1956, to this union six children were born.

Mrs. Little was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the True Light Baptist Church in McDougal.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

She is survived by her husband, Owen Little of McDougal; three sons, Gary Little and Randy Little, both of Sweet Home, Ore., and Robin Little of Conway; three daughters, Tami Oviatt of Sweet Home, Ore., Sonya Clifton of Arlington, Texas, and Michelle Terry of Purdy, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Ray of Bowling Green, Ky., Marvin Ray of Piggott and Glen Ray of Troy, Mo.; two sisters, Debbie Shephard of Qulin, Mo., and Janice Hollingsworth of Valley Mines, Mo; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Smith and Leon Harvey officiating. Burial followed in Post Oak Cemetery in McDougal. Pallbearers were Gary Little, Robin Little, Bill Nossett, Marshall Little, Jerry Little and Dustin Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Little and Aaron Little.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Maedelle Johnson

Maedelle Johnson, 83, of Corning, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born June 2, 1920, in Halliday, Tenn., daughter of G.V. "Bud" Ellis and Ethel Erten Bond Ellis.

She married E.C. Johnson on Dec. 23, 1939, in Kennett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the General Baptist Church in Corning.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Kelsey Ellis, Wilburn Ellis, Illa Dee Ellis and Faye Ellis; and one sister, Sally King.

Survivors include: two sons, Joe Johnson and wife Terry of Corning, Jerry Johnson and wife Alma of Corning; two daughters, Willa Dean Hollis and husband Gilbert of Champaign, Ill., and Wilma Jean Atwood and husband Jim of O'Fallon, Mo.; two brothers, Elmer Ellis of Hunnington, Tenn., and Robert Ellis of Florida; three sisters, Genelle Griggs of Tecumseh, Mich., Mary Ellen Massengill of Dexter, and Odessa Downing of Dexter; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with Rev. Don Dingus officiating.

Burial was in Corning Cemetery with Ermert Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were: Van Johnson, Brian Hollis, Kent Hollis, Kevin Hollis, Jeff Atwood, Mike Couvion, Chad Day and Dave Lehmann.

John William Beaver

John William Beaver, 72, of Piggott, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

He was born June 26, 1931, in Rector, son of the late Everett Raymond and Eva Lillian Kreigle Beaver.

On Dec. 21, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mildred Angeline Belyew. To this union five children were born.

He worked at Piggott Tractor and Equipment for fifty years.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Beaver, Cloyse Beaver and Robert Beaver.

He is survived by his wife of the home; five children, John Gregory Beaver and wife, Brenda, of Gulfport, Miss., Paula Marie Nash and husband, Richard, of Dennard, Ark., Larry Neal Beaver and wife, Susan, of Port St. John, Fla., Lorrie Irene Kinard and husband, Robert, of Hazen, Ark., and Lisa Eileen Wallis of Poplar Bluff; ten grandchildren, Owen Beaver, Patrick Beaver, Bridgett Nelson, Melanie Nash, Mandy Nash, Justin Beaver, Emily Beaver, Trevor Wallis, Derek Wallis and Kelsey Kinard; five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob, Owen Jr., Austin and Mason Beaver; one brother, James Beaver of Piggott; one sister, Evanell Turner of Piggott; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Book and Bro. Charles Smith officiating.

Pallbearers were Carl Pollard, Charles Pollard, Dallas Pollard, Donald Benson, Don Markum, and Steve Hill.

Burial was in the Piggott Cemetery with Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott in charge of arrangements.

Leroy French

Leroy French, 82, of Piggott died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, in Piggott, the son of the late Barney and Arabell Doty French.

He was united in marriage to Anna Mae Fisher on Jan. 26, 1946, to this union three children were born.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Ann French; one brother, Sonny French; one sister, Madeline Chase; step-father, Onia McKenney; and two step-brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae French of Piggott; one daughter, Sherry Schulte and husband, Chuck, of Piggott; one son, Hal French and wife, Carla, of Piggott; four grandchildren, Joe Don Schulte and wife, Beth, Brian Schulte, Misti Sanders and husband, Brent, and Staci Bohr and husband, Eric; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Bohr and Coleman Schulte; one brother, Eugene "Bud" French of Pollard; one step-brother, Frank McKenney and step-sister, Dora Causey, both of Piggott; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kevin Murray and Charles Carrens officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Don Schulte, Brian Schulte, Brent Sanders, Eric Bohr, Aldion Turner and Roger McKenney.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ruth Birmingham

Mary Ruth Birmingham, 75, of Columbia, Mo., died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Boon Hospital Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Clay County to Ray and Loretta Sanderfer Turner.

On June 7, 1945, she married Edward J. Birmingham in Piggott.

She was employed with the University of Missouri for 21 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Mary, Mildred and Delia; and one brother, Lester.

She is survived by four children, Barbara Jean Birmingham of Columbia, Carolyn Ann Cook of Springfield, Geary E. Birmingham of Columbia and Dennis Ray Birmingham of Kingdom City, Mo.; four sisters, Eula Young of Flint, Mich., Pauline Terhufen of Arizona, Wilma Smith of Pocahontas and Muriel Foster of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia, with Rev. Mike Eighmy officiating.

Burial was held in Memorial Park Cemetery with Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Walter Johnson Palliative Care Foundation, 1600 East Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Clifford Gerald Mayo

Clifford Gerald Mayo, 73, of Henderson, Ky., died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Methodist Hospital.

He retired from Sears in Evansville, Ind. He was a Korean War, U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arbra and Sidney Edwards Mayo; one sister, Ramey Lee O'Neal; and one brother, Kenneth Mayo.

Survivors include this wife of 47 years, Annie Jean Mayo; two daughters, Sue Floyd of Henderson, and Sheri Leichhardt and her husband, Brett, of Louisville, Ky.; three sons, Jerry Mayo and Billy Hardin, both of Louisville, and Allen Mayo and his wife, Judi Farmer-Mayo, of Henderson; one sister, Ruby Irwin of Forrest City; seven grandchildren, Jon Floyd, Elizabeth Floyd, Anna Mayo, Jack Mayo, Mary Jane Mayo, Mason Leichhardt and Sidney Leichhardt; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home in Henderson, with Father Jason McClure officiating.

Burial was in Fairmont Cemetery with Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School.

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