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Obituaries from August 2005

David Anthony Roddy (08/31/05)
Jonesboro David Anthony Roddy, 37, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, he was a lifelong resident. He was a farm surveyor, worked in land leveling and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include four daughters, Maegan Roddy and Madison Roddy, both of Jonesboro, and Gabbie Roddy and Morgan Davis of the home; his parents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro; a brother, Joe Roddy of Jonesboro; his grandparents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro and L.K. ...
Jimmy Donald Grimes (08/31/05)
Lake City Jimmy Donald Grimes, 61, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He worked for Lincoln Manufacturing Company for 31 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Short Grimes; his mother, Lavada Grimes of Lake City; two daughters, Tammy Fletcher and Shelley Turner, both of Lake City; two sisters, Annetta Ray of Mississippi and Pam Womack of Lake City; a brother, Ken Grimes of Lake City; and four grandchildren, Cody Fletcher, Kasey Fletcher, Dillon Turner and Evan Turner.. ...
**Sally Louise Rowe (08/31/05)
Dell Sally Louise Rowe, 74, of Dell died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born at Watertown, N.Y., she was a homemaker and a member of Dell United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold Rowe of Dell; two sons, David Rowe of Pittsford, N.Y., and Terry Rowe of Walworth, N.Y.; three daughters, Carol Tilton of Lima, N.Y., Karen Hardin of Marion, N.Y., and Lynn Rowe of Blytheville; eight grandchildren, Steve McNair, Laurie Rowe-Richardson, Kathryn LeeAnn Gee, Jeff Cook, Tad Tilton, Kelly Rowe, Courtiney Lollar and Emily Lollar; two stepchildren, Erin Szostak and Eric McNeil; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.. ...
Nina Marie Russell (08/31/05)
Blytheville Nina Marie Russell, 55, of Blytheville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at her home. She was a family support specialist for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, a member of American Legion Post No. 33 and a member of First Baptist Church of Blytheville...
Garry Lee Holden (08/31/05)
Lake City Garry Lee Holden, 63, of Lake City died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home. He owned and operated Garry's Automotive Supplies for many years until retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Holden, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Michelle Holden of Lake City, Tony Holden of Lakeland, Fla., and Richard and Melenda Holden of Lake City; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Terry Wicker of Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Blanche Holden of Lake City, Larry and Tommie Holden of Trumann, Dennis and Pam Holden of Monette; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Donald Owens of Caraway; his mother-in-law, Jean L. ...
Winfred E. League (08/31/05)
Oklahoma Winfred E. League, 77, of Shawnee, Okla., died Aug. 21, 2005. The son of Frank and Molly League, he grew up in the Monette and Childress area. He is survived by his wife, Eula; four sons, Mark, Scott, Ricky and Terry; two sisters, Naomi League of Hardy and Bettye Whitehead of Colorado Springs, Colo...
Martha Martin (08/31/05)
Lake City Martha Frances Martin, 91, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she lived in Detroit for 56 years before moving back to Lake City. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker...
Bobby E. McDowell (08/31/05)
Black Rock Bobby E. McDowell, 63, of Black Rock, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and former truck driver for Marvin Kennedy Trucking. He attended New Life Gospel Church at Black Rock...
Gladys Penrod (08/31/05)
Lake City Gladys Penrod, 94, of Lake City died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Skillcare Nursing Center. Born at Cotton Plant and formerly of Lake City, she was a homemaker. She attended Lake City Church of Christ. Survivors include a sister, Billie Winford, of Jonesboro...
Effie Bell Potter (08/31/05)
Paragould Effie Bell Potter, 96, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was the widow of Hillman Potter and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Born at Reeves, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sydney Brannum Harkey...
Jimmy Rayburn Puckett (08/31/05)
Caraway Jimmy Rayburn Puckett, 69, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935, in Leachville, he was the son of Roy Puckett and Bonnie (Wright) Puckett. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Rowes Chapel in Caraway. He had a masters in education degree and was a principal for 14 years at the Caraway Public School. Mr. Puckett also owned and operated Puckett's Grocery in Keiser and Caraway...
William David Hutcherson - Lake City (08/24/05)
William David "Dub" Hutcherson, 58, of Lake City died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at his residence. Born at Trumann, he was a retired tech sergeant for the Air Force and a member of First Assembly of God in Trumann. Survivors include two daughters, Marrietta Olsen of Trumann and Marlene Britton of Lake City; two sisters, Carolyn Pociask of Clarksville, Tenn., and Rose Annetta Speakman of Scott City, Mo.; five brothers, James D. ...
Jerry Morris Johnson - Mammoth Spring (08/17/05)
Jerry Morris Johnson, 63, of Mammoth Spring died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at his residence. He was born at Monette. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Johnson of the home; two daughters, Sevia Miller of Thayer, Mo., and Amanda Johnson of Monette; three sons, Carl Elbert Johnson of Monette, Jerry Johnson Jr. of Paragould and Floyd W. Johnson of Salem; a sister, Wanda Bailey of Leachville; a brother, Freddy Greathouse of Leachville; and 10 grandchildren...
J.C. Wright - Benton (08/17/05)
J. C. Wright, 91, of Benton died Monday, August 8, 2005 at his home. He was born on January 5, 1914 in Manila to the late William and Spicy Bowman Wright. Mr. Wright was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Europe during WWII and was a delta farmer for 45 years. He was an avid member of the Benton Senior Adult Center...
Bessie Tracer - Rector (08/17/05)
Bessie Tracer, 98, of Rector, died Aug. 12, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was a homemaker, a member of 5th and Pine Church of Christ in Rector, and had lived in Rector for 50 years. She was formerly of Cardwell. She is survived by two sons, Billy J. Tracer and Harold Tracer, both of Rector; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren...
Carol Lee Roberson - Caraway (08/17/05)
Carol Lee Roberson, 58, of Caraway, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifelong resident of the Caraway area. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She is survived by her husband, Robert Roberson of the home; two sons, Bruce Roberson and David Roberson, both of Caraway; a daughter, Melodie Nelson of Caraway; a sister, Betty Nelson of Jonesboro; a brother, Charles Walker of Paragould; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild...
Jimmy Carl Goforth - Osceola (08/24/05)
Jimmy Carl Goforth, 59, of Osceola, died August 18, 2005, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, at Osceola. He was a farm worker, welder, and affiliated with the Church of God. He was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County...
Juanita Eldridge - Caraway (08/24/05)
Juanita Eldridge, 86, of Caraway, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway Church of Christ, and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by three sons, Roy DuWayne Eldridge of Lake City, Tony Raymond Eldridge of Bay, and Jacky Lynn Eldridge of Caraway; a daughter, Rosemary Blakely of Lake City; two brothers, B.W. ...
Linda Joyce Mason - Manila (08/24/05)
Linda Joyce Mason, 51, resident of Manila Nursing Center in Manila, died Aug. 13, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born on Feb. 11, 1954 in Lepanto. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was the daughter of the late Leater Mason of Arkansas and Sarah Jackson of Tennessee...
John Rundberg Cowan - Leeton, Mo. (08/24/05)
John Rundberg Cowan, 86, of Leeton, Mo., died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11, 2005. He was born March 18, 1919 in Manila, the son of Edna (Rundberg) and Harry Welrose Cowan. The oldest of five children, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Anita Mooring and Carolyn Stakely, and a brother, Benjamin W. Cowan...
Annie Katherine Vanoven Lucas - Hickory Flat (08/24/05)
Annie Katherine Vanoven Lucas, 66, of Hickory Flat died Aug. 16, 2005. She was born April 9, 1930, at Ava, Mo., to Thurman A. and Marie VanWinkle Boatman. She was a homemaker and member of Olive Branch Country Church of Hickory Flat. Survivors include her husband, Clifton S. ...
William A. Stevens - Osceola (08/24/05)
William A. Stevens, 67, of Osceola, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2004, at his residence. He was retired from American Greetings, was of the Baptist belief, a U.S. Marine veteran, and had lived in Osceola 26 years, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Stevens, of the home; his mother, Vaudine Gramling of Caraway; a sister, Dorothy Puckett of Caraway; two sons, Rev. Rick Stevens of Caraway and Bruce Stevens of Osceola; three grandchildren, Kayla Stevens, Rebecca Stull, and Kara Stevens...
Glenda L. Whitehead - Jonesboro (08/24/05)
Glenda L. Whitehead, 55, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she lived most of her life in Joensoro. She was a retired cook at Presley's Drive Inn and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Loretta Jane Nelson Smith - Gosnell (08/24/05)
Loretta Jane Nelson Smith, 41, of Gosnell, died Aug. 13, 2005, in a car accident. She was born July 5, 1964, in Paragould, to Earl and Dena Nelson. She was raised around the Fontaine area until her marriage to Billy Overton of Half Moon. During this union one child, Casey Joann Overton, was born on Sept. ...
Sue Hatcher - Monette (08/17/05)
Sue Hatcher, 59, of Monette died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker and a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She was a lifelong resident of Monette. She was the widow of Ronald Hatcher. She is survived by three sisters, Betty Cunningham of Norfork, Wilma Baker of Monette, and Lucille Franks of Tuckerman; a brother, J.C. ...
Edna Howell - Chicago, Ill (08/17/05)
Edna Howell, 59, of Chicago, Ill., died Aug. 6, 2005, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Ill. She was a financial secretary for Ravenswood Baptist Church for 17 years, and a member of Ravenswood Baptist Church. She was born in Caraway July 24, 1946...
Lucille Frazier - Manila (08/17/05)
Lucille Frazier, 75, of Manila, died Aug. 10, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Caraway. She was a housewife and member of the Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Odell Frazier; a daughter, Cheryl Simpson of Etowah; two stepdaughters, Mary Bell of Keiser and Bonnie Farrar of Leachville; three sons, Loyd Brewer of Londsdale, Larry Brewer of Etowah, and George Brewer of Cedar Grove, Tenn.; two stepsons, James Frazier of Leachville and Nathan Frazier of Manila; five sisters, Connie Jones of Manila, Flossie Jewell of Half Moon, Catherine Collins of Calico Rock, Clara Robinson and Linda Robinson, both of Leachville; three brothers, Raymond Robinson, Buck Robinson and Sid Robinson, all of Manila; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
William Richard Fry- Lake City (08/17/05)
William Richard Fry, 77, of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retied from Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a member of Lake City First Assembly of God Church and had lived in the Lake City and Black Oak area a lifetime...
Kathleen "Granny" Edmondson - Caraway (08/17/05)
Kathleen "Granny" Edmondson, 78, of Caraway, died Aug. 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in the Black Oak and Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by a sister, Betty Johnston, of Stafford, Texas; a son, Freddie Pearson, of Mountain Home; two daughters, Charlotte Wood and Janie Minton, both of Caraway; a nephew, Billy Johnston; a niece Judy Odle; eight grandchildren, Barbara Weathers, Candice Rowell, Brandon Wood, Brian Minton, Peggy Pearson, Laura Quinn, Kim Kluge, Jamie Leonard; and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Mary Lucille Kimble - Manila (08/24/05)
Mary Lucille Kimble, 73, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 3, 1932 in Etowah. She was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God in Lepanto. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Brown of Lepanto and Janice Carruth of Manila; a brother, Thurmon Jones of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Joe Rameriz, Jr. (08/03/05)
Joe Rameriz, Jr., 71, of Victoria, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Houston, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1933, to Joseph Rameriz and Otelia (Guerra) Rameriz, he was an area resident for many years, farmer, and an avid hunter and fisherman...
Glenda Spaulding (08/03/05)
Glenda Spaulding, 71, of Blytheville, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her residence. Born at Leachville, she was a longtime resident of Blytheville. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Marion Spaulding of the home; a son, Alan Spaulding, of Blytheville; a daughter, Leigh Anne Ljunggren of Minot, N.D.; three brothers, Harold Ray of Jonesboro, Ralph Ray of Hernando, Miss., and Joe Ray of Germantown, Tenn.; a sister, Margie Goff of Keller, Texas; four grandchildren, Mark Bivens, Amy Tillman and Ashley Powell, all of Blytheville, and Madyson Ljunggren of Minot; and a great-granddaughter.. ...
Marcus Dean "L.C." Pilgrim (08/03/05)
Marcus Dean "L.C." Pilgrim, 78, of Lepanto, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, at Oil Trough. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God in Etowah and an avid musician who loved to play gospel music...
Teddy Gene Qualls (08/03/05)
A memorial service for Teddy Gene Qualls, 54, of Greers Ferry, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel of Jonesboro. Qualls died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Black Oak, he lived in Jonesboro, Memphis and Texas before moving to Greers Ferry 13 years ago. He was an insurance agent and graduate of Arkansas State University...
Mamie Magers Griffin (08/03/05)
Mamie Magers Griffin, 92, of Dell, recently of Outlook Point at Blytheville, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Hayward, Mo., she was a longtime area resident. She was a former teacher in the Dell School District, a bookkeeper at Farmers Gin and a member of Dell United Methodist Church...
Linda Faye Brannum (08/03/05)
Linda Faye Barnett Brannum, 48, of Cardwell died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at her residence. Born at Kennett, she was a graduate of Southland High School and a graduate of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She was a registered nurse for the WIC program with the Dunklin County Health Department and a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church of Cardwell...
Perry Lynn Gray (08/03/05)
Perry Lynn Gray, 52, of Emenince, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Jerome Gray and was a longtime Manila area resident before making his home in Missouri. He was a farmer and business entrepreneur having co-founded the "Bull Bust" in Jonesboro as well as other businesses in Arkansas and Missouri. He was of the Methodist faith...
Carl D. Brannum (08/03/05)
Carl D. Brannum, 79, of Jonesboro, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Crest Park Nursing Center in Stuttgart, where he had resided for the past few months. Burial was private after visitation, under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he lived in Osceola before moving to Jonesboro in 1964. He was a retired car salesman for Central Chevrolet in Jonesboro and was of the Baptist belief. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Larry Don Ward (08/03/05)
Larry Don Ward, 57, of Arbyrd, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at his home. Born in Hornersville, Mo., he was the son of the late Elbert and Naomi Rooney Ward and had been a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Bruce Macon Faulkner (08/10/05)
Paragould Bruce Macon Faulkner, 99, of Paragould, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Stanford, he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II, was a former teacher in Stanford and had worked as a barber. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church...
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Howard Billingsley Paragould Howard Billingsley, 73, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Franklin, he moved to Jonesboro in 1964 where he lived before moving to Paragould last year. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Strawfloor Baptist Church in Jonesboro...
Harriett Norene Shultz (08/10/05)
Manila Harriett Norene Shultz, 87, of Manila died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. She was a lifelong area resident, homemaker and member of Assembly of God in Blytheville. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Louie Shultz of Manila; three brothers, J.B. Rice, Ancil Rice and Murel Rice, all of Manila; and two sisters, Loraine Hutton of Manila and Edith Nau of McClint, Mich...
Ruby Velma Stutts - Manila (08/11/05)
Ruby Velma Stutts, 85, of Manila, widow of Hubert Stutts, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in the Twist Community, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Addie Kent Williams and had lived in Manila since 1980. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
Earnest Lee Wilson - Blytheville (08/11/05)
Earnest Lee Wilson, 75, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Leachville, he was a longtime area resident and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada Eveylene Bracken Wilson, of the home; a son, Dennis Wilson, of the home; three stepsons, Michael Merritt and Jimmy Ray Merritt, both of Blytheville, and Shawn Merritt of Drummond, Tenn.; two brothers, Burl Wilson of Leachville and Johnny Wilson of Conway; six sisters, Martha Lee Helems of Mounds, Glenda Ford, Jo Ann Rise and Barbara Moar, all of Batesville, Zelma Finch of Kansas and Lois Taylor of Hardy; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Shirley Roush - Jonesboro (08/11/05)
Shirley Roush, 79, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at her residence. Born in Brookland, she lived in Jonesboro most of her life and was retired from George W. Jackson Mental Health Center as a dietitian. She was a charter member of Wood's Chapel General Baptist Church...
Harriett Norene Shultz - Manila (08/11/05)
Harriett Norene Shultz, 87, of Manila died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. She was a lifelong area resident, homemaker and member of Assembly of God in Blytheville. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Louie Shultz of Manila; three brothers, J.B. Rice, Ancil Rice and Murel Rice, all of Manila; and two sisters, Loraine Hutton of Manila and Edith Nau of McClint, Mich...
Howard Billingsley - Paragould (08/11/05)
Howard Billingsley, 73, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Franklin, he moved to Jonesboro in 1964 where he lived before moving to Paragould last year. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Strawfloor Baptist Church in Jonesboro...
Bruce Macon Faulkner - Paragould (08/11/05)
Bruce Macon Faulkner, 99, of Paragould, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Stanford, he served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II, was a former teacher in Stanford and had worked as a barber. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church...
Ruby Velma Stutts (08/10/05)
Manila Ruby Velma Stutts, 85, of Manila, widow of Hubert Stutts, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in the Twist Community, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Addie Kent Williams and had lived in Manila since 1980. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
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Shirley Roush Jonesboro Shirley Roush, 79, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at her residence. Born in Brookland, she lived in Jonesboro most of her life and was retired from George W. Jackson Mental Health Center as a dietitian. She was a charter member of Wood's Chapel General Baptist Church...
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Earnest Lee Wilson Blytheville Earnest Lee Wilson, 75, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Leachville, he was a longtime area resident and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada Eveylene Bracken Wilson, of the home; a son, Dennis Wilson, of the home; three stepsons, Michael Merritt and Jimmy Ray Merritt, both of Blytheville, and Shawn Merritt of Drummond, Tenn.; two brothers, Burl Wilson of Leachville and Johnny Wilson of Conway; six sisters, Martha Lee Helems of Mounds, Glenda Ford, Jo Ann Rise and Barbara Moar, all of Batesville, Zelma Finch of Kansas and Lois Taylor of Hardy; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Erika L. Blancett (08/03/05)
Erika L. Blancett, 22, of Lake City died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in an accident east of Trumann. Born at Jonesboro, she lived most of her life in the Lake City area. She graduated from Riverside High School in Lake City in 2000 and was attending Arkansas State University. She was employed by Hytrol Conveyor Co. and attended Temple Baptist Church...