E.R. "Tommy" Gibbons, 93, of Leachville, died Nov. 30, 2002, at Belle Glade, Fla. He was formerly of Holcomb, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1909 at Octa, Mo., the son of Rufus Andrew and Carrie Taylor Gibbons.
He is survived by his wife Georgia Gibbons of Leachville; a stepson, Claude J. Rose, of Jackson, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Mary Mellein of Watkinsville, Ga.; a brother, G.M. "Peck" Gibbons, of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Altha Mae Masterson of Columbia, Mo., and Betty Johnson of Davenport, Fla.; five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Brotherton Gibbons, and two sisters, Bessie B. Redman and Lessie Shipman.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Mike Redman officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett under the direction of McDaniel Funeral Serviced of Kennett.
Pallbearers were Don Watson, Bob Holder, Claude Rose, Sam Watson, Carol Bridges and J. B. Robertson