Freda Hosford, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 6, 2008. She was a long time resident of Mississippi County and Osceola, Ark., was born in Cash, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1925.
She was a business owner in Mississippi County for over 40 years and attended various churches of Christ in Mississippi County, Cleburne County and Sharp County where she lived out her retirement years.
She is survived by: a sister, Louella Batson of Chicago, Ill.; sons, Marty Hosford and wife, Suzanne of Jackson, Miss., Rusty Hosford of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Tish Martin and her husband, Rodney of Ash Flat; a grandson, Jay Martin and fiance Shelby Wiles; granddaughters, Samantha Starks, Holly Hosford, Megan Martin and Lauren Hosford; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Russell; her husband, J.M. Hosford; brothers, Glen Russell and Junior Russell; and a sister, Mary Parker.
Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ with Carroll Sites officiating. Burial followed at the Cleburne County Memorial Gardens in Heber Springs, Ark.
Pallbearers were Dave Pier, Rick Stroud, Van Jones, Donnie Johnson, Timbo Daggett and Snow Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould Ark., or to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark.