Sydney Tansel Moses "T.M." King, 48, of Leachville died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Paragould, he was the son of the late Clarence King, Jr., and had been a Leachville and Manila area resident most of his life. He was a 1972 graduate of Manila High School and was a truck driver and a computer draftsman. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Buckeye Baptist Church near Leachville.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Rago King of Leachville; a daughter, Tabitha Gayle Huckabee, of Jonesboro; his mother, Dixie Parker of Leachville: two brothers, Kenneth Paul King of Oak Grove and Richard Glenn King of Jonesboro; three grandchildren; one niece and three nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Eddie Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.