Born 3-20-1923 -- Died 9-16-2002
William "Bill" Wilkes, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born on March 20, 1923, at Sidney, Ark., to Jimmy and Ola "Cargill" Wilkes. He was a farmer, retired from ConAgra in Batesville, and worked 12 years for the Cave City Nursing Home. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Sidney Baptist Church.Survivors are his wife, Lula M. Wilkes of the home; five sons and daughters-in-law, Archie M. and Tina Wilkes, and Danny A. and Carol Wiles of Cave City, Buell D. and Carolyn Wilkes of Evening Shade, Bobby D. and JoAnne Wilkes of Cave City, Michael S. and Ann Ring of Batesville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nona and Ernie Ford of Cave City, Wonema and Darrell Thompson of Sidney, and Tammy and Chris Romero of Cave City; one brother, Finis Ray Wilkes of Cave City; one sister, Thadece Holley of Pensacola, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Misty Morris of Pittsburg, Texas, Brandon Wilkes of Pittsburg, Texas, Holley Smith and Heather Smith both of Cave City, Marty Shreve of Fort Worth, Texas, Jenny Davis of Cave City, Tara Little of South Pasadena, Calif., Christopher Wilkes of Evening Shade, Byron Wilkes of Little Rock, Summer Romero, Traven Romero and Dalton Romero all of Cave City; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Morris of Pitsburg, Texas, Bradon Wilkes of Pittsburg, Texas, Emilee Davis of Cave City, and Adrian Little of South Pasadena, Calif.; several neices and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, W. J. Wilkes; one sister, Camilee Finley; and two half-brothers, Ray Evans and Drexel Evans.Services were Sept. 18, at Sidney Baptist Church with Bro. Alvin Wiles, Bro. Grayden Milligan and Bro. Mike Ring officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Sidney with arrangments under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.Pallbearers were Felix Smith, W. C. Evans, James Watson, Roger Hooper, Roy Glen Provence, and John Ables.Honorary pallbearers were Bill Westmoreland, Troy Duvall, Gerald Marlin, Tom Qualls, Pete Kirk and Raymond Davis.