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O.B. London

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Born 4-15-1924 -- Died 2-8-2004

O.B. London, 79, of Sidney, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark.Born April 15, 1924, at Wills Point, Texas, he was the son of Clark M. and Cora "Mollie" Johnson London.

He owned and operated London Body Shop in Melbourne for many years, served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, was a member of the Widow's Son Masonic Lodge 610 in Sidney, Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, and Melbourne First Baptist Church. He attended Sidney Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Neola Hightower London of the home; two daughters -- Bonnie Brandsgaard and Joan Perna, both of Mountain Home; a sister, Josie Robinson of Sundown, Texas; a grandson, John Thomas of Mountain Home; a great-grandson, Fallon Thomas of Mountain Home; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, R.B London; and two sisters -- Merle Ford and Jewell Davidson.

The funeral was Feb. 11 at Sidney Baptist Church with Bro. Alvin Wiles and Lance Hames officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery at Sidney, with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Rodney Hall, Danny Stroud, Con Battles, Randy Bray, Rayburn, Finley, Chris Smith, Royce Slade and Dusty Westmoreland.

Honorary pallbearers were J. D. Hall, Mackey Hightower, J.V. Stroud, Doug Engle, Donald Ray Hightower, Bill Wayne Gray, Gordon Bradford, Ed Terry, William ford, Ronnie Schultz and Sidney Volunteer Fire Department members.