A.E. "Tuff" Sturgeon of Malden, son of the late Howard Issac Sturgeon and Clara Lacy Sturgeon, was born Sept. 8, 1915 at Zalma and died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at his home in Malden at the age of 86. On Aug. 14, 1950 he was united in marriage to LaNelle Bailey at Piggott, Ark., she survives of the home in Malden. Mr. Sturgeon was of the General Baptist faith, a retired farmer and landowner, a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge #212 in Campbell, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a former trustee and ex-officio treasurer of the Cottonhill Township. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jack Sturgeon of Wappapello and Tony Sturgeon of Neelyville; by one daughter, Mary Nell of Parma; by one brother, Bill Sturgeon of Poplar Bluff; by two sisters, Velma Arrington of Neelyville and Bernice Peck of Bridgeton; by four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Sturgeon and Elmond Sturgeon; and two sisters, Freda Gulley and Alta Mincey. Visitation was held at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden on Monday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2 in the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dick Murray and Rev. James Black officiating. Interment followed at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with Bradshaw Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.