Ronald Shipman, 52, of Caraway, Ark., died Jan. 15, 2004, at the Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born May 31, 1951, in Dexter. He was the son of the late Eullis and Zelma Potter Shipman. He married Doris Jones on April 7, 1979.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; three sons, Shawn, Anthony and Brett Shipman; three daughters, Christy Woods, Jennifer Shipman and April Shipman, all of Caraway; six grandchildren; four brothers, Otis and Carroll of McDougal, Harold of Odessa, Mo., and Raymond of Aurora, Mo.; four sisters, Inez Willson of Millington, Mich., Wava Shipman of Piggott, Willene Wieners of Oak Grove, Mo., and Ruby Sanders of McDougal; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation and funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Owen Little officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery in Crockett. Pallbearers were Clifford Shipman, Phillip Shipman, Tim Shipman, Alex Beshirs, Joe Williams and Gerald Shipman.