Barbara June Wheeler

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Barbara June Wheeler, 72, of Piggott passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Piggott, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Loreties Busby Lang.

She was united in marriage to Marshall Wheeler on Jan. 23, 1959, and to this union two daughters were born.

She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Piggott and attended until her health prevented her from attending.

She is survived by her husband, Marshall; two daughters, Tracy Cole and husband Joe of Memphis and Amy Rucker and husband James of Little Rock; one granddaughter, Lindsay Rucker of Little Rock; three sisters, Maxine Phillips, Geraldene Evans and Arlene Poole, all of Piggott, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in the First United Methodist Church in Piggott with John Sandine officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Featherston, David Gregory, Terry Phillips, Jerry Phillips, Gary Phillips and Pharis Edwards. Leland Gibson served as an honorary pallbearer. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church Building Fund, 188 North Third Avenue, Piggott, AR 72454.

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