Mack Linden Cary, 67, of Hardy, died Jan. 4, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born Oct. 6, 1934, in Steele, Mo., he was the son of Locy Leonard Cary and Suda Kelley Cary. He married Joyce Carter Dec. 29, 1956, in Blytheville.
He worked for 15 years for General Motors at the Fisher Body Plant in Willow Springs, Ill. The Carys moved to Hardy on May 20, 1971, from Wirth, Ill.
While living in Hardy, he worked for different tire shops and in the maintenance department for the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. He attended services at the Christian Tabernacle in Hardy for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; his mother, Suda Cary Stockard of Camden, Tenn.; a brother, L. C. Cary of Camden; and five sisters -- Jonell Bates of Strausburg, Colo., Vivian Biggs of Mayfield, Ky., Martha Sue Wheatley of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Mary Ann Riles of Nashville, Tenn., and Judy Loutandresse of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Jackie Glenn Cary.
The funeral was Jan. 7 at the Christian Tabernacle near Hardy with the Rev. Herb Seibert and the Rev. Ray Watson officiating. Burial followed in Eagle's Nest Cemetery at the church.
Pallbearers were Darrel Wayne Biggs, Donnie Biggs, Jason Jackson, Curtis Jackson, Clyde Collins, and Justin Cotter.
Honorary pallbearer was Adam Perez.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.