Melva Weatherford, 79, formerly of Manila died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. She was born March 6, 1934, in Leachville to the late Leonard and Effie Bazzill Rickard.
Surviving are three sons, Les Weatherford of Overland Park, Kan., Rick Weatherford of St. Charles, Mo., and Joe Weatherford of Cahokie, Ill.; two sisters, Mable Davidson and Opal Sanders; a brother, R.L. Rickard; six grandchildren, John, Jacob, Michael, Amber, Samantha and Lauren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Weatherford.
Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.