Born 1-5-1939 -- Died 2-7-2005
Arthur Leon Wilson, 66, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Leake County, Miss., and died Feb. 7, 2005, at his home.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Darby Wilson of the home; his mother, Irene E. Babb-Wilson of Pearl, Miss.; five children -- Danny and Derwin Wilson of Pope, Miss., Glenda Kendall of Cascilla, Miss., Teresa Bullard of Crowder, Miss. and Priscilla Wilson of Alton; a sister, Willie McDonald of Pearl; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; the Evening Time Lighthouse congregation and two nieces -- Wanda Gillis of Kingsport, Tenn., and Tommie Lea of Brookhaven, Miss.
Preceding him in death was his father, Arthur Wilson; and two children -- Rhonda Joy and Mark Wilson.
The funeral was Feb. 9 in Clary Chapel in Alton with the Rev. Darrell Ward and the Rev. Forest Farmer officiating. Interment was in Eagles Rest Cemetery at Wirth, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton. Wilson was laid to rest with military honors.
Pallbearers were Ray Melton, James (Red) Alexander, Ronnie Clester, Jerry Wheeler, Samuel Pruitt and Benjamin Pruitt.