U.L. Cosbey

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


U.L. Cosbey, 78, of Manila died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at The Med in Memphis. Born May 30, 1928, at Lone Oak Community near Blytheville, he was a retired farmer and of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife, Della Knott Cosbey of Manila; three daughters, Joyce Ann Pearson and husband, Bill, of Manito, Ill., Sandra Pearson of Manila, Linda Hoskins and husband, Danny, of Blytheville; a son, Danny Cosbey and wife, Beverly, of Jonesboro; a brother, R.W. Cosbey of Gosnell; 26 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Wayne Cosbey and Cora Lee Collins Manley and a stepfather, Lawrence Manley; two sons, Billy Ray Cosbey and Jerry Wayne Cosbey and a son-in-law, Truman Person, and a brother, J.C. Cosbey.

The funeral was held on Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville with Brother Carl Bing officiating. Burial was at Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah.