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.