Harrald O. Weaver

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Harrald O. Weaver, 90, son of the late Caleb LaRue Weaver and Reancy Gilmore Weaver, was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Agnos and died March 21, 2003, in Jonesboro.

He was married on Oct. 31, 1933, in Ash Flat to Lois Drake who preceded him in death March 18, 2003.

He was custodian and school bus driver for the Mammoth Spring School District for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, using his talent as song leader for the Welcome Hill Church of Christ and later the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters -- Genella Thornton and Sue Wooldridge and husband, Paul, all of Mammoth Spring; five grandchildren -- Marty Wooldridge, and Paula Cooper and her husband, Mark, all of Mammoth Spring, Van Weaver Jr. of Fayetteville, Shannon Cameron and husband, David, of West Plains, and Donnie Thornton of Mammoth Spring; eight great-grandchildren -- Seth and Garrett Wooldridge, Houston Cooper, Van Weaver III, Kenny Weaver, Erin Cameron, and Melissa and Evan Thornton; a daughter-in-law, Jerri Weaver of Sturkie; special friend, Mike Osbourn and his family of Fort Gibson, Okla.; one brother, J.T. Weaver of Missouri City, Texas; three sisters -- Lois Shelly of Belton, Mo., Joyce Wade and husband, H.C., of Cherokee Village, and Odessa Alread of Jonesboro; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Van Doran Weaver; one grandson, Kenny Weaver; and two brothers, Roy and R.J. Weaver.

Services were March 23 at Carter Funeral Home chapel in Thayer with Ted Clarke officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.

Pallbearers were Donnie Thornton, Van Weaver, Jr., David Cameron, Kenny Weaver, Marty Wooldridge, Mark Cooper, Van Weaver III, and Seth Wooldridge. Honorary Pallbearers were Edd Washam, Jackie Flynn, Ron Taylor, Arliss Powell, Bill Langston and Garland Gilmore.