Herman Avery

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Herman Avery, 72, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, September 29, 2014, at his home in Piggott.

He was born on April 11, 1942, in Piggott, and was the son of the late Raymond and Elaine (Tinsley) Avery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one stepson, Loyd Burkman.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, four stepsons, Roger Burkman of Piggott, Ark., Tony Burkman of Piggott, Ark., Ricky Burkman of Wardell, Mo. and Ray Burkman of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers: Ott Avery of Bur Oak Mich. and Arthur Avery of Thonotosassa, Fla.; one sister, Fannie Mitchell of Decatur, Mich. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Allan Massey officiating. Burial is in Nimmons Cemetery in Nimmons, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at the funeral home.