Lyman H. Azbill, son of the late Amer Taylor Azbill and Mozell Allison Azbill, was born June 7, 1926, at Holland and died in the Arkansas Methodist Hospital at Paragould on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the age of 77.
Mr. Azbill was a former farmer at Parma, the former owner of the Western Auto Store in Tuckerman, Ark., the former owner of the Service Soft Water Conditioning Company in Paragould, a former owner/operator truck driver, a veteran of the United State Army Air Force in World War II serving as a gunner on a B-17, a third degree Mason, a member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church at Paragould and a resident of Paragould.
Survivors include one son, Steven Azbill of Southaven, Miss.; three daughters, Lesa Scott of Amesbury, Mass., Sheree Azbill of Lake Ridge, Va., and Kasondra Lynn Valas of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his former wife, Alberta Beis Armstrong of Southaven, Miss.; two sisters, Dolores Bone of Tuscon, Ariz., and Marlene Norman of Dexter; his companion, Jean Baker of Paragould; three step-daughters, Grace Baker of Paragould, Ark., Linda Edrington of Fort Smith, Ark., and Laura Ferguson of Paragould, Ark.; three grandchildren, Shannon Scott, Chadwick Azbill and Bryson Azbill; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Scott, Randall Scott, Hayden Valas, John Chris Valas and Ashton Azbill; seven step-grandchildren, Jenifer (Jeni) McBroom, Andrea Carpenter, Lawrence (Larry) Ryall, Justin Edrington, Brook Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and Steven Ferguson; five step-great-grandchildren, Mallory McBroom, Leah McBroom, Jace Jackson, Madison Reynolds and Preston Carpenter.
Visitation was held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.