Cody Joe Michener, 16, of Leachville, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in a drowning accident at Jackson's Landing near Monette. Born at Blytheville, he had been a Leachville resident for the past four years and was a senior at Buffalo Island Central High School. Cody enjoyed Guitar Hero and was an avid M.M.A. wrestling fan.
He is survived by his parents, Joe and Cindy Michener of Leachville; a brother, John Zachry Bearden of Sandusky, Ohio; a sister, Holly Nicole Bearden of Leachville; his maternal grandparents, Jeannie Gill of Leachville and Jimmy and Dean Gill of Blytheville; his paternal grandfather, Larry Camerlinck of Howell, Neb.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8:30 p.m. this evening (Thursday)
An account has been established at Southern Bank of Commerce in Leachville to accept contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses.
To sign the guest register log on to howardfuneralservice.com.