Remes William Wattigney

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Remes William Wattigney, 66, of Manila, formerly of Ravenden Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Algiers, La., he had lived in Ravenden Springs for 32 years before making his home in Manila. He was a self-employed welder and of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Remes and Catherine Licata Wattigney, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Mapes.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Wattigney of the home; two sons, Jeremiah Wattigney of Manila and Jonathan Wattigney of Monette; two daughters, Raye Lynn Wiley of Houma, La., and Samantha Simpson of Horn Lake, Miss.; two brothers, Edward Wattigney and Anthony Arnona, both of Louisiana; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Manila Cemetery with Father Joseph Pallo and Rev. Thurmond Holt officiating. Services were under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.

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