Robert Gene Hampton
Robert Gene Hampton, born July 19, 1929, to Ralph and Ruth Riddle Hampton in Piggott, departed this life August 27, 2007, at the age of 78.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Hardcastle Hampton. They were married August 27, 1950, and to this union three children were born, Alan, Melinda, and Charlotte Ruth.
They lost their beloved Alan on November 7, 1967, at age 16.
Survivors are daughters, Melinda Baureis of Jonesboro, Charlotte Wilhite of Piggott and son-in-law, Blane Wilhite; three grandsons, Christopher Shane Alan Morris of Gainesville, Florida, Richard Matthew Baureis of Jonesboro, and John Erik Baureis of Little Rock. Other survivors include a brother, Ralph Hampton, Jr. and wife Betty of Russellville; brother-in-law, Tommy Hardcastle and wife Nancy of Piggott; sister-in-law, Thelma Beth Hardcastle Hopkins and husband John of St. Louis, Missouri.
Bob devoted his life to his family, God, his friends, and his country.
After graduating from high school, he spent two years at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and remained a true Razorback fan. He returned to Piggott and joined his father in the oil business, while still on active duty. Bob joined the National Guard in 1948 and was called to the Korean conflict, the Little Rock Central riots, and Jonesboro tornadoes. He retired from the National Guard after twenty-four years with the rank of Major. In 1953 he joined his father-in-law at Hardcastle Chevrolet. After twenty-five years of being a successful car salesman, he decided to try his hand at real estate, and became a successful broker. He owned and operated Paragould Memorial Garden for ten years and at the age of 57 thought he was ready for retirement. Little did he realize how much his knowledge and expertise were needed. He was a mentor and friend to many.
He was a member of Piggott Lodge #545 and the Scottish Rite Free Mason of Arkansas. He was past commander and finance officer of American Legion #38. He was involved in the Piggott Lions Club, Piggott Cemetery
Association, and the Planning and Zoning board for the City of Piggott. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities, whether it be serving on the board of trustees or greeting everybody at the door.
Bob enjoyed golfing, hunting, gardening, and traveling. He was instrumental in establishing Sugar Creek Country Club. He loved duck and quail hunting and enjoyed instructing the high school boys, who often trailed along. His garden was his pride and joy and always gave a bountiful harvest. Bob loved to travel. He and Charlotte spent the last several years traveling the country and as far as Alaska and above the Arctic Circle, where they stopped to play a little golf.
Bob was a compassionate man and gave himself tirelessly. His intelligence and wit garnered him many many friends. He has a heart of gold.
Everybody who knew Bob knows we are losing a loving husband, father, and genuine friend. He will truly be missed.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Arkansas, with Kenneth Threet and Lee Walton officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Louis Haynes, 79, of Siloam Springs, Ark died Sept. 2 at his home.
He was born July 29, 1928 in Piggott and was the son of Roy and Thelma Underwood Haynes.
Louis grew up in Piggott, but lived in Minnesota for over 20 years where he met his wife, Jerita Cardinal Haynes, and raised two sons. He was self employed in the fiberglass and plastics industry until 1988, when he retired and moved to Siloam Springs.
He is survived by his wife Jerita Cardinal Haynes of Siloam Springs, Ark., his sons Louis Edward Haynes, of Siloam Springs, Ark., Dennis Haynes of Clearlake, Calif; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Sonny Johnson of Piggott and Jerry Johnson of Hills, Minn.; 5 sisters; Clare May Hayes of Berryville, Ark.,along with Linda Elkins, Pat Adams, Ethel Webb and Janice Johnson all of Piggott.
Funeral services were to be held Sept. 5, at Wasson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jim Whisenant officiating, burial was to follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Penny E. Bradshaw
Penny E. Bradshaw, 43, of Piggott, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007, at her home.
She was born on January 16, 1964, in Kennett, the daughter of Troy and Emma (Neely) Treat. Penny was united in marriage on March 28, 1986, to Darris E. Bradshaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, adoptive father, Robert V. Philpot, and loyal companion, Frosty. She was employed at L.A. Darling for 22 years and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott.
She was survived by two children: Stacy Bradshaw of Piggott, Arkansas and Melissa (Bradshaw) Tedford of Ramer, Tennessee; three grandchildren: Brandon Bradshaw of Piggott, and Jonathan and Kailey Tedford of Ramer, Tennessee; adoptive mother, Fay Biggs of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; five brothers: Ron Treat of Kennett, Wayne and Gene Treat of Holcomb, Jessie Philpot of Campbell, and Michael Philpot of Las Vegas, Nevada; four sisters: Sandy Fort and Donna Nixon of Piggott, Becky Moore of Ellington, Missouri, and Ellen Pierce of Wheaton, Illinois; her son-in-law, Greg Tedford of Ramer, Tennessee; four brothers-in-law: Garry Moore of Ellington, Missouri, Tim Nixon and Mike Fort of Piggott, and Doug Pierce of Wheaton, Illinois; two sisters-in-law: Jacqueline Philpot of Las Vegas, Nevada and Brenda Philpot of Campbell.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 7, 2007, in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Kevin Murray officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers are Stacy Bradshaw, Greg Tedford, Jessie Philpot, Michael Philpot, Ron Treat, Wayne Treat, Eugene Treat, Tim Nixon, and Garry Moore. Honorary Pallbearers are Benji Philpot, Joey Philpot, Gaige Philpot, Lindsey Philpot, Alexandria Olsen, Robert Naes, Harry Bradshaw, Jr., Greg Bradshaw, and Les Anderson. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, was in charge of the arrangements.
Della Green, 87, of Rockport, Tex., formerly of St. Francis, Ark. passed away Friday, September 7, 2007.
She was born December 15, 1919, in St. Francis, and was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Media Olds Fry.
She was united in marriage to Herman Green October 1, 1938, and to this union one son was born.
She is survived by her son Herman H. Green Jr. and his wife Harvette of Rockport, Tex.; one grandson, Bryon Allen Green and wife Jennifer of Houston, Tex.; two great grandchildren, Austin Green and Marissa Dell Green; one sister, Clarence Rodery of Roswell, New Mexico; two brothers, George Franklin Fry of Farmington, Mo., and Robert G. Fry of Piggott.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12 at Stanfield Cemetery
in Clarkton, Mo. with Herman Green officiating. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is at six p.m. Tuesday.
Herbert "Bud" Winberry
Herbert "Bud" Winberry, 85, of Campbell, passed away September 8, 2007, at his home.
He was born July 9, 1922, at Arbyrd, Missouri, and was the son of the late Herbert Thalbert and Audrey Agnes Wilson Winberry.
He was united in marriage to Frances Ilene Gray on December 14, 1941, and to this union five children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Leland Winberry; and one sister, Jewel Winberry.
He is survived by his wife Ilene Winberry of Campbell; five children: Pat Joyce and husband Bob of West Plains, Mo., Lanny Winberry and wife Toni of Sacramento, Calif., Kerry Winberry and wife Diane of Springdale, Ark., Ed Winberry and wife Julia of Piggott, and Bryan Winberry and wife Lisa of Roswell, Georgia; eleven grandchildren Jon Montgomery, Rexanna Smith, Terry Montgomery, Amy Presley, David Winberry, Matthew Winberry, Andrew Winberry, Aaron Winberry, Jessica Winberry, Mark Winberry, and Erica Key; twelve great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. September 12, at the St. Francis Baptist Church in St. Francis, with Donald Houston officiating. Burial is in Cardwell Cemetery. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott will be in charge of arrangements. Visitation will begin Tuesday at six p.m. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be made to the St. Francis Baptist Church.
Ann M. Lovelady Dickens
Ann M. Lovelady Dickens, 83, of Mountain View, Arkansas, formerly of Piggott, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.
She was born April 7, 1924, in Peach Orchard, Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late James Robert and Edna Mae Crabtree Eubanks.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Lovelady and Raymond Dickens; her daughter, Gloria Beaver; and her sister, Magie Burks.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Boyer of St. Francis and son Weldon Lovelady of Corning, six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, at Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Mike Book officiating, burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery
at Greenway. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements.
Nettie Josephine Todd
Nettie "Josie" Todd, 97, of the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell and formerly of Clarkton, died Sept. 16 at the Piggott Community Hospital.
She was born January 27, 1910 to the late Andrew and Minnie "Waller" Masterson and was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Todd and a granddaughter, Donna Kay Todd.
Mrs. Todd was of the Baptist faith and spent her life working on the farm and being a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her sons, Eugene Todd of Clarkton, Joe Todd of Dexter, Hershell Masterson and Charles Masterson, both of Senath; two sisters, Marie House of Clarkton and Darling Henry of East Prairie, Mo; three grandchildren, Joey Todd, Tina Walk and William Eugene Todd; six great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
Services were conducted at Mt. Gilead Cemetery
near Clarkton, with Bro. Steven Bricker officiating.
Irby Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.
Michael David Burton
Michael David Burton, 28, of Rector, died Saturday, Sept. 22 in an automobile accident.
Born March 22, 1979 in Paragould, he was an extrusion operator at Anchor packaging in Marmaduke, and a life long member of the community.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ebert Burton in 1998 and James Morgan in 2005.
He is survived by his parents, Mickey and Mary (Morgan) Burton of Paragould; one brother, Mickey Gene Burton of Rector; his fiancÚ, Shalon Owen and children, Devon and Madison of Paragould; grandmothers, Pat Burton of Paragould and Maxine Morgan of Piggott; and a host of other relatives and friend.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 (today) at Irby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Book officiating, burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery
in Knob with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Burton, Drew Lucy, Steve Smith, John Midkiff, Justin Midkiff, Aaron Midkiff, Kameron Rosendahl and Brandon O'Neal.
Gladys Melba Palmer
Gladys Melba Palmer, 86, of Rector, died Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Evergreen Nursing Home.
Born August 25, 1921 in Senath to the late Edgar Nugent and Dora Wilfong, she was a homemaker and of the General Baptist faith.
She was married to George Lemuel Palmer Nov. 27, 1940, he preceded her in death in June, 2007.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Phillips and Mary King; two brothers, Glen Nugent and Henry Nugent.
Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Terry and Dereta Palmer of Rector; grandchildren, Bret Palmer of Rector, Cassie Knight of Jonesboro; and Carrie Kukkola of El Paso, TX; three sisters, Jean Smith of Kennett, Wanda Parrish, Troy, Mo., Maxine Middleton of New Florence, MO, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept, 21, 2007 at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Bobby Carter officiating, burial was in Memorial Gardens in Kennett with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Linam, Michael Adams, Ron Benson, Steve Champ, Linoel Dodd and Rick Smith.
Carl J. Edwards
Jeff Edwards of Belle Glade, Fla., died from a gunshot wound on April 16 at his job.
He was born on February 12, 1967 to Paulene Edwards, and graduated from Piggott High School in 1986, after which he moved to Florida to work.
He is survived by his mother, Paulene, three brothers, Gerald Edwards, Darrell Edwards and Farrell Edwards, all of Florida.
He was preceded in death by a brother Harold Edwards of Florida.
Services were held April 20, in Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade, Fla., with Pastor Ray Johns officiating. Burial was in Port Mayaca, Fla., in Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers were; Jeff McMillian, Nathan McMillian, Lester Van Horn, Willie James Cole, Lamar Groves and Max Outz. Alternates were, Charles Pearcy and Michael Edwards.
Royce Earl Midkiff
Royce Earl Midkiff, 70, of Greenway, died at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Monday, Sept. 24.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 27 at Rector First General Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Rector First General Baptist Church with Bro. Marston Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery
with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.