J.W. "Dub" Church

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


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.