Earl Franklin Hoggard

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Earl Franklin Hoggard, 82, of Paragould, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

He was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Sharp County, Ark., the son of the late Cecil and Julia Hennessee Hoggard.

Mr. Hoggard was a city worker for LaPorte, Ind., and also farmed around Milligan Ridge. He was a member of the Church of God in LaPorte.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maple Ruby Hoggard; three sisters, Lola, Bertha and Virgie; and two brothers, Paul and Bobby.

He is survived by one son, Marvin E. Hoggard of Paragould; one daughter, Earlene Shrable of Paragould; two sisters, Nona Mitton of Buchanon, Mich., and Florence V. Adams of Wheatfield, Ind.; six granchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Heath Colonial Chapel in Paragould with Rev. Marty Russell and Rev. Ryan Shrable officiating. Burial followed in Linwood Cemetery.

Heath Funeral Home of Paragould was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.