Odell Toombs

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Odell Toombs, 80, of Piggott died Saturday, April 10, 2004, in the Firefighters Regional Burn Center in Memphis.

He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Senath, the son of the late Lewis Angus and Rosa Hester Wallace Toombs.

He was united in marriage to Jessalie Settlemoir Gossett on Feb. 11, 1950.

He accepted Christ while in the Burn Center in Memphis.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Fred Wegel; one sister, Imogene Dunlap; six brothers, Harmon, Raymond, Jesse, Joseph, Alvin and Clovis Toombs.

He is survived by his wife, Jessalie Toombs of Piggott; one son, Darrell Gossett and wife, Joan, of Piggott; two daughters, Gay Wegel and husband, Roger, of Piggott and Sherry Larson and husband, Gary, of Turlock, Calif.; six grandchildren, Lorre Gookin and husband, Gary, Justin Gossett and wife, Regina, Brock Gossett, Ashley and Christopher Wegel and Anna Larson; four great-grandchildren, Erica, Emma, Alex and Brent; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel in Piggott with Bro. Kevin Murray and Bro. Jim Settlemoir officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard.

Active pallbearers were Gary Dunlap, Harold Dunlap, Stan Mathews, Steve Latta, Bill Toombs, Don Toombs, Howard Toombs and Eugene Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Leniel Dover, Louis Ellis, Grover Baker, Francis Renard and Jim Toombs.

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