James "Jim" Seldon Pillow

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

James "Jim" Seldon Pillow, 81, of Greenway, Ark., passed away January 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born on September 1, 1937, in Trumann, Ark., and was the son of Seldon and Myrtle (Smith) Pillow.

Jim was united in marriage to Joyce Adavee Gilbee on Sept. 17, 1960.

He was preceded in death by his father, Seldon Pillow; mother, Myrtle Pillow Digby; wife, Joyce Adavee Pillow; three brothers, J.W. Pillow, Raymond Pillow and Lloyd Pillow; and sister, Lula Mae Wright.

Jim worked as a bricklayer for many years. He later worked at Monroe in Paragould, where he was known as "Candyman."

Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Thomas) Stender of Greenway, Ark.; daughter, Maria (Terry) Barner of Lafe, Ark.; son, Shannon Pillow of Greenway, Ark.; grandson, Jason; granddaughter, Amanda; brother, Bob (Sue) Pillow of Corning, Ark.; sister, Allene Cronover of Horn Lake, Miss.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, Ark., with Pastor Aaron Neugebauer officiating. Pallbearers are Dennis Pillow, Bill Erwin, Shannon Pillow, Allen Gardner, Gary Gilbee and Benny Lueker. Burial is in Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, Piggott.