L.B. Defoe, 79, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.
Born April 25, 1924, in Cardwell, he was the son of the late Deward and Mary Harkey DeFoe.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Defoe and wife, Regina, of Cardwell and Jason Defoe, of Sevierville, Tenn.; four daughters, Peggy Haywood and husband, Harold, of Goodrich, Mich., Robin Scott, of Detroit, Mich., Cindy Newman, of Tuscon, Ariz. and Kelly Adkinson, of Centerville, Va.; one sister, Betty Heit, of Deland, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.
Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Henry Green, Harold Haywood, Randy Defoe, Rob Philp, Bill Holland and Jack McGrew.