Born 4-16-35 -- Died 7-31-2003
Obed Lee Emery, of Arcata, Calif., son of the late John Newton and Ressie Peterson Emery was born April 16, 1935, at Sturkie, Ark. He died July 31, 2003, at Arcata, Calif., at the age of 68.
Obed spent his working years as a sawmill worker. He was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Fisher of Arcata, Calif., and Debbie Bullwinkle of Arcata; a brother, Ray Emery of Sturkie; two sisters -- Lillian Smith of Sturkie, and Neva Hammond of West Plains, Mo.; three grandsons -- David Bullwinkle, Steve Bullwinkle, and Jeremy Fisher, all of Arcata.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers -- Noel, Loyd, and Max Emery, and a sister, Mildred Kinder.
The funeral was Aug. 4 at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Hillard Story officiating. Interment was in Watkins Cemetery at Sturkie with arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were James McClain, John Emery, Colt Emery, Ben Schaufler, Harold Emery and Dick Perkins.