Tommy Hyde, 78, born Jan. 22, 1928, in Greene County, died Aug. 2, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Hyde and Ester Cox Hyde Roberson; a brother, Jack Hyde of Paragould; sister, Albertine Hyde Safley of McRae; twin half-brother and sister, Johnnie and Bonnie Roberson; nephew, W.M. Safley of Hot Springs; and sister-in-law, Taby Day Hyde of Paragould.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Ross Hyde; four daughters, Fritzi Hyde Janes, and husband, Mack Janes, both of Marion, Ill.; Pat Hyde Burns, and husband, Jim Burns, both of Southgate, Mich.; Lana Dollins Golden, and husband, Jerry Golden, of Lincoln Park, Mich.; Bonida Dollins Poynor, and husband, Bob Poynor, both of Cardwell; a son, Jay Dollins, and wife, Karen Dollins, of Paragould; a brother, Ronald Hyde, and wife, Grace, of Fenton, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Conery of Pine Bluff and Frankie Butler of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Joan Collins Ratton and Pat Ratton, both of Paragould; three grandsons, Tommy Mack Janes, D. Frank Golden and Brian Ross Poynor; six granddaughters, Alecia Burns Faber, Kristy Burns Exner, Kelly Golden Faber, Brooksie Poynor Felty, Dana Dollins Cox, Jodi Dollins Leeker; eight great-grandchildren; seven nieces, 10 nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Hyde served in the Navy on the USS Blue. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local 169 of Detroit and spent many years in this trade before moving to Cardwell.
He and Mrs. Hyde co-owned Mr. T's Riverside Auto Sales, Liquor Store and the Cardwell Country Club until his health failed and they sold their businesses.
His church homes included St. Paul Lutheran at Trenton, Mich., and First United Methodist Church at Paragould.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Gomez officiating. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Southern Illinois Hospice or CASA of Williamson County, P.O. Box 972, Marion, Ill.