Obituary - Clyde Wilson Free Jr



C.W. Free, 76, of Beedeville died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 in Searcy. He was born Sept. 10, 1927 in Auvergne, Arkansas, the son of Clyde Wilson Free Sr., and Ethel (Foushee) Free Buford. He married Christine Chumley on Sept. 10, 1952.

Free was a member of the Beedeville Church of Christ. He was custodian of the Beedeville Public Schools and a farmer. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine (Chumley) Free on March 11, 1983; his parents; his stepfather, Frank Buford; his stepmother, Nellie Couchin Free; one brother, James Free; two sisters, Juanita Free Ireland Burrow and Grace Adcox Cockrill.

Free is survived by two daughters, Joyce Free Hogan and husband, Randy of West Helena and Linda Free Reynolds and husband, Danny of Beedeville; a half brother, Don Free and wife Sandi of Topeka, Kansas; two stepbrothers, Bill Parks and wife Lou of Newport, B.D. Adcox and wife, Mary Ann of Frederickstown, Mo., one half sister, Dorothy Free Bone and husband Rick of McCrory, a step sister Coletta Parks Jordan of Hanford, Calif., two sisters-in-law, Oleta Free and Judy Free; three grandchildren, Christina Hogan Haney and husband, Mark, of West Helena, Cameron Hogan of West Helena and Ann Reynolds of Beedeville; and one great-grandchild Madison Haney of West Helena.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beedeville Church of Christ with Dr. Gary Elliott officiating. Interment will be in Eightmile Cemetery at Beedeville. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday at the Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Hogan, Wayne Stephenson, Don Wiggs, Robert Brooks, King Heatherly and Jackie Newman. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dale Free, Michael Stephenson, Jacob Stewart and Will Heatherly.

Jackson's Newport Funeral Home will direct services.