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Roy Wayne Gilkey

Monday, February 26, 2007

Roy Wayne Gilkey, son of the late Joseph Virgil Gilkey and Bessie Freeman Gilkey, was born Sept. 14, 1940, at Danville, Ark., and died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at his residence in Gideon.

He had been employed at Federal Mogul in Malden. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon.

On July 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Nola Rhine in Gideon.

Survivors include his wife, Nola Gilkey of Gideon; five daughters, Jan Parker, Paula Miller, Tammy Joyner, and Sarah Beck, all of Gideon, and Sheila Polk of Sheridan, Ark.; two brothers, Virgil "Bub" Gilkey of Dexter and James Gilkey of Byhalia, Miss.; one sister, Earlene Toole of Gideon; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Allen and Evelyn Gilkey; and two brothers, Eugene Gilkey and Charles Gilkey.

Visitation was held after 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon with Rev. Bruce Vinson officiating.

Interment will follow in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

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