Marty Edward Hoggard

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Marty Edward Hoggard, 41, of Piggott died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

He was born July 22, 1962, in Piggott, the son of Cornelious "Punk" and Joyce Gatlin Hoggard.

He was united in marriage to Laura Speer on December 14, 1996, to this union two sons were born.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Hoggard of Piggott; two sons, Brandon Marty Hoggard and Bradley Edward Hoggard of the home; two step-children, Melissa Bowers of Corning and Nikki Barker of Piggott; his parents; one sister, Debra Hoggard of Piggott; one grandmother, Oneida Gatlin of Piggott; three step-grandchildren, Matthew Bowers, Madison Bowers and Alex Bowers, all of Corning; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the Hoggard and Sons Chapel in Piggott with Ronnie Stevens officiating.

Burial was in Piggott Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Johnny Fry, Doug Deckard, Tim Roberts, Scott Taylor, Houston Fry and Phillip Cross. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Fry Sr., Gene Johnson, Jim Ort, Eric Weeks, Ben Weeks, Jack Vaughn, Dewight McCoy, Jim Crowson, Eric Baker and all Fry Equipment employees.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of arrangements.