Argus H. Coonts, son of the late Tony and Willa Mae Rhynes Coonts, was born in Mount Judea, Ark., on Aug. 9, 1930, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the age of 75.
He had lived in Gideon and Malden for many years and moved to Morehouse 10 years ago. He was a retired self-employed auto mechanic.
On July 9, 1952, he was married to Mary Jane Brant in Piggott, Ark., and she preceded him in death on May 12, 1994.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne Coonts of Parkin, Ark., Joe Coonts of Gates, Tenn., Clint Coonts of Malden; three daughters, Jean Stroud of Poplar Bluff, Lisa McClain of Chaffee, Leah Bollinger of Morehouse; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jimmie Coonts of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Alta Mae Clements of Great Falls, Mont. He was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.