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Date: Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 5:39 a.m.

Kenneth Ray Hampton

Kenneth Ray Hampton, 55, of Piggott died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.

He was born April 1, 1949, in McDougal, the son of Loyd and Ruby Scheffler Hampton.

He was united in marriage to Cathy Goodman. They had two sons.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loyd Hampton; and three brothers, Junior Hampton, Dallas Hampton and Terry Hampton.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Hampton of Piggott; wife, Cathy Hampton of South Carolina; two sons, Kenny Ray Hampton and wife, Regina, of South Carolina and Tallas Lynn Hampton of Poplar Bluff; one grandchild, Jesse of South Carolina; two brothers, Cletis Hampton of Beaumont, Texas, and Gary Hampton of Collinsville, Ill.; five sisters, Reba Martin of Piggott, Linda Hampton of Piggott, Brenda Parrish of Paragould, Joyce Montgomery of Piggott and Penny Crowson of Pollard; a special sister, Virginia Hampton of Piggott; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Smith and Elvis Brandon officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Active pallbearers were Bradley Green, Kendall Green, Billy Martin, Rodney Young, Brad Montgomery and Terry Young. Honorary pallbearer was Jack Cooper.

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

Ray Homer Hoggard

Ray Homer Hoggard, 62, of Piggott died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in Piggott.

He was born May 7, 1942, in Milligan Ridge, Ark., the son of the late Nelson S. and Augusta Lindley Hoggard.

He was united in marriage to Judy Scheffler on Dec. 22, 1978.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Billy Ray Hoggard; three brothers, Robert Hoggard, Durey Hoggard and Jess Hoggard; four sisters, Mary Benefield, Alta Millingan, Lucy Ridley and Gladys Nash.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Hoggard of Piggott; two daughters, Melissa Grooms and Kathy Hoggard; three sons, Ricky Hoggard, Nathan Hoggard and Stevie McChristian; 13 grandchildren, Fallon, Shannon, Tabitha, Christopher, Becky, Jamie, little Nathan, Gabriel, Katelyn, Brittney, Julia, Sydney and Magan; six great-grandchildren, Lexie, Sierra, Bailey, little Homer, Tyler and Addison; one sister, Lorene Henson of Greenway; four brothers, Bobby Hoggard and Jimmy Hoggard, both of Piggott, Nelson Hoggard of Dexter and Charles Lawhorn of Paragould; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kim Bridges officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rickie Culver, Charles Toombs, Charley Cook, Bryon Dunlap, Larry Ezell, Thomas Isbell and Russell Bruff.

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

Bruce Perry Peterson

Bruce Perry Peterson, 25, of St. Francis, formerly of Campbell, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, as the result of an auto accident.

He was born July 31, 1979, in Poplar Bluff, the son of William "Bill" Charles Peterson and Barbara Elaine Thrasher Summers.

Mr. Peterson was a student at Arkansas State University.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Don Thrasher.

He is survived by his father, William "Bill" Charles Peterson of Campbell; his mother, Barbara Elaine Thrasher Summers of St. Francis; one brother, Bill Junior Peterson and wife, Jennifer, of Campbell; four sisters, Belinda Peterson Bryant and husband, Rodney, of Jonesboro, Lisa Huber and husband, Ronnie, of Campbell, Desi Hayes and husband, Jason, of Arkansas, and Jessica Esterling and husband, Travis, of Alabama; three nieces, Lydia Bryant of Jonesboro, Sydni Peterson of Campbell and Maci Peterson of Campbell; three nephews, Cody Huber of Campbell, Clarke Huber of Campbell and Colin Hays of Arkansas; grandparents, Nadine Baucom of Poplar Bluff and Chester and Helen Peterson of Campbell; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, in the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with Rev. Todd Ewing officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery - Landess Addition in Campbell.

Landess Funeral Home of Campbell was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles E. Pruett

Charles E. Pruett, 75, of Greenville, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Piggott Community Hospital.

He was born June 21, 1929, in Campbell, the son of the late Walter Earsel Pruett and Edith Pearl Triplett Pruett.

Mr. Pruett was a graduate of Malden High School and a member of the GM United Auto Workers Union. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War era. He retired from the Buick Division of General Motors in Flint, Mich., after 31 years of service.

Survivors include one sister and a brother-in-law, Barbara and D.W. Summers of Malden; one sister-in-law, Anna Jordan of Greenville, Mo.; three aunts, Glenda Snider of Malden, Thelma Pruett of Malden and Floy Higgenbotham of Texas; one uncle, Lawrence Dees of Piggott; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Rev. David Wigger officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of the arrangements.

Melvin E. Petty

Melvin E. Petty, 57, of Pine Bluff died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Piggott, son of Melvin Lonnie Petty and Irene Jane Ratliff Petty.

Mr. Petty was raised on a farm near Greenway, graduating from Greenway High School in 1966. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1969. After college, Mr. Petty worked as an insurance underwriter in St. Louis for two years to earn money for law school. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Law School in 1974.

He married Marilyn Kaye Clemetson on March 15, 1975, in Fayetteville. Mr. Petty practiced law with John Harris Jones in Pine Bluff from 1974 until 1994. He managed his own law firm from 1992 until October of 2004. He was the recipient of the Pro Bono Award from the Jefferson County Bar Association and served as President of the Jefferson County Bar Association.

Mr. Petty had a great love for sports. He participated in many sports as a youth, including playing basketball in high school. Mr. Petty was actively involved in his sons' baseball and other sports activities, including coaching Junior Babe Ruth Baseball in 1993 and 1994. He was a 30 year member and supporter of the Arkansas State University Indian Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Marilyn Petty of Pine Bluff; three sons, Michael Petty of Austin, Texas, Nick Petty of Galveston, Texas, and Ryan Petty of Fayetteville; one sister, Linda Cook of Piggott; and one brother, Roger Petty of Bryant, Ark.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors in Pine Bluff. Private funeral services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630 Exit 7, Little Rock, AR 72205 and Arkansas State University Indian Club, P.O. Drawer 2219, State University, AR 72467.

Cecil Dean Gatewood

Cecil Dean Gatewood,67, of Ottawa, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Pleasant View Luther Home in Ottawa.

He was born July 2, 1937, in Blackwell, Okla., the son of Hugh and Blanche(Rendla)Gatewood. He married Pamela Samek of Elmhurst, Ill., in Ottawa on Feb. 6, 1965.

Mr. Gatewood grew up near Pollard and graduated from Piggott High School in 1955. At graduation he was awarded the Citizenship Award. He attended then Arkansas State College in Jonesboro from 1955-57, Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La., from 1957-1958, and graduated from Chicago Technical College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in March 1963.

Mr. Gatewood was a member of Southside Christian Church in Ottawa where he had previously served as a deacon. He also served in the National Guard, was an amateur HAM radio operator, private pilot, and member of the Starved Rock Model A Club. In 1997 he retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation after 35 1/2 years of service. He was a Registered Professional Engineer and in 1982 was presented Engineer of the Year awards at both the District 3 and State of Illinois levels for his work on the Ottawa, Ill., River Bridge.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Brian Gatewood of Ottawa; a daughter, Deborah (Mark) Hindsley of Indianapolis, Ind.; two granddaughters, Kristin and Kyleigh Hindsley; and two sisters, Wynema Gatewood of St. Augustine, Fla., and Darla (Fred) Snider of Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be directed to Southside Christian Church, 1180 Catherine Street, Ottawa, IL 61350.

Bynum Aron Wright

Bynum Aron Wright, 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Piggott, died Jan. 28, 2005, at his residence.

He was a pipe fitter and an Army veteran, having served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhoda Braden and Valley P. Wright; one sister; and four brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Verda Maxine Wright of the home; one son, Steven A. Wright and wife, Betty Ann, of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Lola Risener of Kansas City, Mo., and Edith Graddy of Greenway; three brothers, Winfred Wright of Searcy, Ponder Wright of Chandler, Texas, and Dallas Wright of Silver Springs, Md.; and four grandchildren, Meredith Wright, Christopher Wright, Morgan Wright and Lauren Wright, all of Plano.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Irby Funeral Home in Piggott with Winfred Wright and Ponder Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery.

Carl Julian Johnson

Carl Julian Johnson died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Nicholas.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Barker) Johnson; three daughters, Dianna Jones and husband, Raymond Matlock, Julie Courtial and husband, Rob, and April Johnson; five grandchildren, Adam, Danny, Anthony, Vincent, Courtney and Brijhonette; five brothers and sisters, Leon, Betty, Barbara, Melba and Sherrell; brothers-in-law; uncles; cousins; and friends.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in the Kuttis Affton Funeral Home Chapel in Affton, Mo. Burial followed in Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes. Association.

Francis M. "Babe" Bare

Francis M. "Babe" Bare, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at the NEA Regional Hospital in Jonesboro.

Mr. Bare was born April 6, 1928, the son of the late John Harry and Margaret Jane "Jenny" Templeton Bare.

He was a retired Brown Shoe Company employee. Mr. Bare was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and in many other capacities throughout his years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ellis Bare; nine brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include three children and their spouses, Shelia and Kenneth Kirk of Pollard, Butch and Jane Bare of Piggott and Billie and Danny Plunk of Piggott; five grandchildren, Lisa Gifford, Dennis Kirk, Amy Burkman, Tracy Kaskey and Kelly Bare; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Amanda, Marcus, Dakota and Brooks; and one sister, Susie Hayden of Concord, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (today), Feb. 9, 2005, at the Irby Funeral Chapel in Piggott with Charles Carrens and Loy Culver officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Oliver, Mark Howell, Marty Conley, Tom Gross, Jim Chandler and Steve Baker. Honorary pallbearers are Grover Baker, Maynard Morris, Melvin Holifield, Fred Gross, Johnny Howell, Devon Young and Johnny Brawner.

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

Troy Samuel Graddy

Troy Samuel Graddy, 90, of Greenway died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1914, in Morganton, Ark., the son fo the late Johnny Earl and Pearl Parrish Graddy.

He was united in marriage to Edith Wright on Nov. 11, 1933. They had three children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Fannie Graddy; one grandson, John Girtman; one sister, Imogene Gray; and one brother, Jerald Graddy.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Graddy of Greenway; one son, Ronnie Graddy and wife, Belinda, of Piggott; one daughter, Irma Girtman and husband, Billy, of Piggott; three grandchildren, Lisa Girtman of Piggott, Sean Graddy of Piggott and Troy Girtman of Mt. Orab, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Robertson, John Girtman, Bryan Manning, Stacy Girtman, Kourtney Manning, Elyssa Girtman and Caleb Girtman; one great-great-granddaughter, Natlie Girtman; sisters, Juanita Williams and Geneva Gray, both of Piggott, and Earlene Williams and husband, Buel, of Troy, Mo.; brothers, Hullen Graddy and wife, Dorthy, of Piggott, Jimmy Graddy and wife, Janice, of Piggott, Bobby Joe Graddy and wife, Jo Anne, of Bowling Green, Mo., J.E. Graddy and wife, Una, of Conway, and Ailon Graddy and wife, Kathryn, of Fredericktown, Mo., and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bill Lovelace officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Williams, Sam Williams Jr., Sam Williams, Bryan Manning, Justin Robertson, Linuel Graddy, Sean Graddy, Michael Graddy and John Girtman.

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

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