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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Grandpa


My Grandpa passed away Wednesday evening. His funeral is today. Everyone seems to be doing pretty well. There are lots of family and friends here now. Again, I solicit your prayers for my Grandma, step-dad, and aunts, especially for today and the coming days and weeks. Here is the obituary from the funeral home website:

ABERDEEN - Services for John Willis "Buddy" Armstrong, 84, who died Wednesday, April 1st at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, will be held at 12-noon Saturday, April 4th at First Christian Church in Aberdeen with Dr. George Forbes officiating. Burial with military rites will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Armstrong was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Grover Cleveland and Bessie Elizabeth Sneed Armstrong. He lived in Memphis before moving to Aberdeen in 1994. He retired as stock expeditor at International Harvester in Memphis. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, where he saw service in the South Pacific and was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a member of First Christian Church.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Berta Morgan Armstrong of Aberdeen; three daughters, Marian Partridge and Beth Crouch, both of Cordova, Tennessee, and Susan Davis (Mike) of Southaven, Mississippi; a son, John Richard Armstrong (Vickey) of Olive Branch; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Tony), Dusty, Jay, Leslie, Nathan, Ellen and Mitchell; a great grandchild, Gage; two sisters, Helen Morrison of Bay, Arkansas and Judy Cole (Jim) of Paragould, Arkansas and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patsy Holderfield.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and a nephew, Mark Morgan.
Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. until time for services, at the church.

4 comments:

Whitney said...

He was truly one of the sweetest men I have EVER met!

What The Hell Is This? said...

Oh HOney... I am so sorry. YOur family is in my prayers right now.

Ciaran's parents, Jon & Wendy said...

Thinking of you...It sounds as if he lived a full life with a great family.

Andrea said...

I will be praying for your family. The obit. was very nice; it looks like he did a lot during his life.

Side note: my granny's name is Helen Morrison however, she is not from Bay!

Love you guys