J.W. "Dub" Church, 80, of Leachville, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late James Walter and Hazel Eubanks Church and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Leachville Church of Christ, retired machine operator for Emerson Electric and a retired Leachville volunteer fireman. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lena Church on April 22, 2007.
Survivors include a son, Jim Church, and wife, Suzy, of Martin, Tenn.; a daughter, Cynthia Arnold, and husband, Edwin, of Jonesboro; a brother, Bill Church of Linden, Mich.; a sister, Bertha Ruth Mansell of Leachville; three grandchildren, Chelsea Ballard, James Church and Kelly Church; a great-granddaughter, Claire Ballard.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Wes McAdams and David Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. this evening (Tuesday) at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed by logging on to www.howardfuneralservice.com.