Sidney Howard Gipson Sr., 53, of Pocahontas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Oct. 24, 2003, at his residence.
Born Aug. 19, 1950, at Sika, he was the son of Wess Howard and Imo Ruth Wilkerson Gipson. He was a logger, having worked for various sawmills, and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church.
Survivors include his mother, Imo Ruth Gipson of O'Kean, Ark.; two sons -- Sidney Gibson Jr. of Walnut Ridge and Wess Howard Gipson of Williford; a brother, Ronnie Gipson of Poughkeepsie; three sisters -- Betty Duncan and Desie Smith, both of Pocahontas, and Diane Brisow of Lynn, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wess Howard; a brother, Donald Gipson; and two sisters -- Clara Gipson and Norma Gipson.
The funeral was Oct. 27 at Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Jim Pagen officiating. Arrange-ments were by Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Walnut Ridge.
Pallbearers were Jackie Pickett, Larry Pagen, Tim Smith, Dylan Schoenfeld, Terry Manning and Billy Joe Gann.
Honorary pallbearers were Ira Gann and Ronnie Gipson.