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Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1193

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Date: Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 5:25 a.m.

Sherman D. (Lin) Cullum Jr.

Sherman D. (Lin) Cullum Jr., 43, of Harrisburg, a graphic designer, died Dec. 18, 2005, in Little Rock.

He was born July 18, 1962, in Osceola.

Mr. Cullum was an accomplished pianist, loved flowers and his cats, especially Mondrian. He was a talented artist and did beautiful silk designing. He was a graduate of Memphis College of Art with a B.S.A. degree in textile design. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vernon and Sadie Swindle, and Jess and Imogene Cullum; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his parents, Sherman and Linda Swindle Cullum of Hickory Ridge.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday (today), Dec. 21, 2005, with Mr. Bill Dillon officiating at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne.

The family requests memorials be sent to Hepatitis Foundation (HFI) 504 Blick Drive, Silver Springs, MD 20904 or Children's Homes Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynne is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Wayne Pike

Billie Wayne Pike, 80, of Columbia, La., died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at his residence in Columbia.

Born on Thursday, July 16, 1925, he was the son of the late Edgar and Jessie Graddy Pike.

Mr. Pike was employed as a heavy construction worker. He served in the Army during World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Pike; and a brother, Howard Pike.

Survivors include his wife, Mary W. Pike of Columbia; son, Eddie Pike of Columbia; three daughters, Cynthia Roy of Patterson, La., Carolyn Tison and husband, Gene, of Columbia and Branda Jackson and husband, Glen, of Columbia; a granddaughter he reared, Laressa Barnes; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in the Chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Jim Washam officiating. Burial followed in Amity Cemetery.

Riser Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.

Perry Dusty Rhodes

Perry Dusty Rhodes, 85, a well-known entertainer and fiddle player, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home in Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Rhodes, the son of the late James K. and Amanda Elizabeth (Montgomery) Rhodes, was born June 5, 1920, in Manila. Winning the National Fiddle Championship at age 13, he went on to establish his own entertainment show, the Rhodes Show. Mr. Rhodes was a member of the Highland Church of Christ.

He was married June 30, 1945, to Garnett L. Arnold, who preceded him in death July 7, 2003.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Perry Rhodes; and two brothers, Ethmer "Slim" Rhodes and Gilbert "Speck" Rhodes.

Survivors include five children, Ron Rhodes and wife, Lynda, of Haines City, Fla., Sandra Rhodes and adopted daughter, Brenda Bear Barnett, both of Mammoth Spring, Gordon Rhodes of Nashville and Donna Rhodes and husband, Craig Morris, of Fairview, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Shane Rhodes, Dawn Rhodes, Keith Rhodes, Heather Rhodes, Trent Rhodes, Savannah Morris, Sam Morris, Elayana Utley, Jake Utley and Kirsten Cox; and three sisters, Beatrice Hitt of Rogers, Ruby Dunn of Poplar Bluff and Jeffie Hitt of Lebanon, Tenn.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Highland Church of Christ with Vernon Curry officiating. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Dixon Memorial Gardens in Dixon, Tenn.

Chrystian Allen Seigrist

Chrystian Allen Seigrist was born at 9:10 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2005, at Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett, the son of Doug and Melissa Fears Seigrist. He died at the same time. The Lord called him to be his number one angel.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Leota Glass High, and Bill and Rosie Fears; maternal great-great-grandparents, Jess and Pearl Glass, and Lee and Clara High; paternal grandparents, George Woodrow and Thelma Inez Seigrist; and one stepbrother, Bryce Leon Seigrist.

He is survived by his mother and father, Doug and Melissa Seigrist of St. Francis; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Sharon Fears of St. Francis; three stepsisters, Destiny Danail Seigrist, Caitlyn Dawn Seigrist and Destiny Nichol Seigrist; three stepbrothers, Jermey Bronson Seigrist, Audie Buster Seigrist and Douglas Arron Seigrist; three cousins, Kristopher and David Shipman and Matthew Tayler; 15 aunts and uncles and 112 cousins on his father's side; Godparents, Tommy Smart and Kimberly Nixon; and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott with Rev. Larry Bates officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery.

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

Minnie Belle Benson

Minnie Belle Benson was born Dec. 12, 1905, at Clinton, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Dellia Belle Shelton Green. She died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at the Piggott Community Hospital at the age of 100 years and nine days. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, Dec. 12, at Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott.

She accepted Christ at an early age.

She was united in marriage to Crawford M. Benson on Oct. 4, 1926. They had three sons and three daughters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford M. Benson, in 1991; one daughter, Ella Mae; one son, William F. "Bill"; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Floyd Benson of Senath and Donald Benson of Piggott; two daughters, Jolene Deboit of Cahokia, Ill., and Dorothy Wiltfang of Piggott; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Green of Clinton, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Book officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alan Morris, Jerry Williams, Fred Ort, Allen Parker, Shawn Parker and Steve Hill.

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

Sylvia Virginia Hughes Wright

Sylvia Virginia Hughes Wright, 90, of Piggott died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in St. Francis, the daughter of the late Ed and Anna Ward Hughes.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Andrew Wright on Jan. 29, 1937. Mr. Wright died April 12, 2005. They were married 68 years. They were the parents of seven children, Lottie Gookin and husband, Bill, of Piggott, Shirley Schoettlin of Piggott, James Wright and wife, Betty, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Wright and wife, Elaine, of Piggott, Mary Clark of Oak Grove, Mo., Martha Powers and husband, Keith, of Brighton, Tenn., and John Wright of Campbell. She was grandma to 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Clark Wright of Cape Girardeau; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Gaylon Wright and Stephen Schoettlin.

Mrs. Wright was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and its choir, WMU and Nancy Hardcastle's Sunday school class. She loved music and played the piano by ear. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Royal Neighbors of America since the age of 17.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today), Dec. 28, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Carrens officiating. Burial will follow in the Piggott Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Gookin, Jeff Gookin, Kenny Wright, Phil Schoettlin, Bill Clark, Andy Dixon, Brian Wright, Richard Lind Jr. and Michael Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gookin, Ronny Dixon, Harold Dunlap, Thomas Sneed, Don Featherston, Keith Woolverton, Tom Hardcastle, Bobby Shanklin, Harry Niewald Sr. and Harry Niewald Jr.

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

Zelma Pearl Dees

Zelma Pearl Dees, 91, of Piggott died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, in Kennett.

She is survived by four daughters, Doris Erwin, Mickie Besserman, JoAnn Oliver and Barbara Sutfin; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Redman.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the Hoggard and Sons Chapel in Piggott. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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

Reva Graddy

Reva Graddy, 88, of Piggott died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.

She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Morganton, the daughter of the late David Washington and Mary Ellen (Pike) Whaley.

She was united in marriage to Jerald Graddy on Oct. 7, 1939. They had one daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Graddy; and one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy Farner and Rip Farner.

She is survived by two brothers, Chartee Whaley and wife, Shirley, and Willard Whaley and wife, Stella, all of Piggott; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Rev. Jack Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vance Whaley, Larry Holcomb, Kevin Adams, Ronnie Graddy, Lester Edwards and Michael Graddy.

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

Harley Abraham Russell

Harley Abraham Russell, 88, of St. Francis died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at his home.

He was born Jan. 17, 1918, in St. Francis, the son of the late Rex and Nellie (St. Clair) Russell.

Mr. Russell was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in World War II. He retired from the United States Air Force and later retired from a civil service job.

He was united in marriage to Bobbie Joe Blagg on July 3, 1956. They had one son and two daughters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Joe Russell of the home; one son, William "Bill" Harley Russell of Piggott; two sisters, Debbie Gardner and husband, Johnny, of Crockett and Tammie Causey of St. Francis; seven grandchildren, Ashley Midkiff and husband, Aaron, Justin Hooten, Brock Russell and wife, Fallon, Dillon Causey and wife, Cassie, Cory Causey, Zackary Russell and Barrett Russell; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Russell, Cheyenne Hooten, Dakota Hooten and Emma Grace Hooten; one brother, Jackie Russell and wife, Janet, of Campbell; and one sister, Nelda Lewis of McDougal.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott with Bro. O.H. Brooks officiating. Burial followed at the Gravel Hitt Cemetery in St. Francis. Pallbearers were Justin Hooten, Brock Russell, Dillon Causey, Cory Causey, Zackary Russell and Barrett Russell.

Irby Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma (Harris) Flynt

Thelma (Harris) Flynt, 88, of Rector died Friday, Jan. 27, at the Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born in Senath, the daughter of the late Virgil and Lula Jane (Rogers) Harris.

She was a member of the Church of Christ for many years, attending at Greenway during her later years. Flynt was a school teacher, teaching business and English.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Flynt; one brother, J.R. Harris; and one sister, Viola Harris Pritchard.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Cook and husband, Dub, of Greenway; two grandchildren, David Thrasher and wife, Angie, of Richmond, Va., and Leigh Anne Kippeny and husband, Tadd, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madison Thrasher; and one special friend who is like a daughter, Carolyn Burris of Piggott.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Irby Funeral Home in Piggott with Bro. Art Smith, Bro. Tim Carter and Bro. Topper Killough officiating. Burial followed in Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway. Active pallbearers were Donald Burris, Newton Wells Jr., Carl Ed Lovelady, Larry Wyss, Joe Wells and Steve Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers were Hardin Hill, Donnie Wells, Sidney Hollis, Ed Wells, Charles Hollis and Allan Branson.

Irby Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

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