Jesse Milton Ham, 8, of Manila, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident and attended Manila Elementary School.
He is survived by his parents, T.J. and Jacqueline Cole Ham of the home; his sisters, Stephanie Ham, 12, and Tabitha Ham, 10, both of the home; his paternal grandparents, Jorena Ham of Leachville and Luther D. Ham of Baldwyn, Miss.; his maternal grandparents, Walker and Mildred Cole of Shelbyville, Ky.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Rudy Burrow officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery. Jesse's uncles, Gary Cole, Dennis Cole, Ronnie Cole, Daniel Ham and David Ham will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.