Richard Cecil Ladyman

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Richard Cecil Ladyman, 91, of Rector, died Oct. 29, 2003, at Piggott Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Clay County to the late John Ladyman and Lorene (Dortch) Ladyman.

He was married to Lavern Rogers on June 21, 1941.

He was a farmer, a deacon of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, and a member of Masonic Lodge for 60 years, Rector Dannelly Lodge 300 and a life long member of the community.

He was preceded in death by, his parents; two sons, Charles Terry Ladyman and Thomas James Ladyman; five brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lavern Ladyman of Piggott Nursing Center; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Paula Ladyman of Rector and Donald and Retha Ladyman of Paragould; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda (Ladyman) and Dean Pillert of Little Rock; one sister, Elizabeth Futtrell of Rockford, Ill; three grandchildren, Cindy Dickinson of Rockford, Ill., Janet Fair of Rector and Jennifer Hobbs of Conway; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer Amos and Heather Johnson both of Paragould and Jacob Pillert of Little Rock; five great-grandchildren, Brittany Fair of Rector, Morgan Amos, Madison Amos and Tanner Baker, all of Paragould, and Ashley Dickinson of Rockford, Ill.; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Bro. Kenny Burns officiating. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangments.

Pallbearers were Larry Catt, Don Kirklin, Don Huckabay, Tommy Huggins, Jerry Dodd and Jimmy Dodd.

Honorary pallbearers were Lonzo Parrish and Leroy Cruce.