Loyd Joe Bellers

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Loyd Joe Bellers, 74, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at his home in Piggott.

He was born on a farm at Carryville on April 12, 1928, the son of the late Dewey and Blanche Simpson Bellers.

He was a member and Trustee of First General Baptist Church of Piggott; a member of the Masonic Lodge #545; a Veteran of U.S. Navy and served two years aboard the USS Norris; and a farmer around the Carryville area for forty years.

He was preceded in death by one son, Loyd Kent Bellers; one daughter, Karen Denise Bellers; one brother, Junior Bellers; and one brother-in-law, Troy Howell.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Moore Bellers, whom he wed on Dec. 25, 1948; his children, Kathy Jo and Skip Fauber, of Maumelle, and Kim and Rodney Rouse of Piggott; three grandchildren, Chanda Hinrichs of Fayetteville, and Joe Marshall and Kalem Rouse of Piggott; one great-grandson, Parker Hinrichs of Fayetteville; four sisters, Girtha Sanders and husband, Melvin, of Moore, Okla., Jeanette Baily and husband, Ledell, of Searcy, Betty Howell of Piggott, and Mary Faye Snead and husband, Charlie, of Bartlett, Tenn.; one brother, Francis Bellers and wife, Martha, of Cedar Hill, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel, with Joe Payne officiating. Burial was in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were his nephews, Mike Bellers, Scott Bellers, Jeff Howell, Bob Howell, Monte Bellers, Dennis Bellers, Ted Bellers and Brian Snead. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.