Charles Clifton McCoy

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Charles Clifton McCoy, Sr., 72 of Monette, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Childress, he was the son of the late Jack and Dollie Conner McCoy and had been a longtime Monette resident. He was a retired cotton ginner with Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin Company in Monette. He was a charter member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville and a member of the Masonic Lodge 558 in Monette.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty McCoy in 2005; a daughter, Susan McCoy; and a brother, Michael McCoy.

Survivors include two sons, David McCoy of Leachville and Charles McCoy of Bono; three daughters, Helen McCoy of Monette, Teresa Puckett of Leachville; and Mary McCoy of Monette; five brothers, Raymond McCoy of Memphis, Tenn., Jackie Wayne McCoy of Leachville, Harvey McCoy of Edgemont, Melvin McCoy and Tony McCoy, both of Leachville; three sisters, Glenda Long of Leachville, Henrietta Walker of Horseshoe Bend, and Jennie Cox of Paragould; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russel Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery. The family received visitors Saturday evening.

Serving as active pallbearers were Paul Kennett, Coy McCoy, Chad McCoy, Colin Miller, Brent Cox and Tim Long. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Kennett, Lloyd Carmichael, Wendell "Dink" Gadberry and members of the Masonic Lodge 558.

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