Lester Lilly, 74, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at River Oaks Care Center in Steele.
Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Mississippi County, Ark., son of the late August William and Lottie Virginia Joiner Lilly, he was a farm worker and of the Baptist faith.
On July 28, 1969, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Glenda Dorris who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Minor Lilly and Robert "Bob" Lilly.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Lilly, of Bossier City, La., Gary Lilly, of Blytheville and Kenneth Lilly, of Jackson, Tenn.; four daughters, Debra Stanford, and Kay Ware, both of Jackson, Kathy Rinks and Kim Rinks, both of Steele; two brothers William A. Lilly, of Springfield, Ore., and Kenny Lilly, of Searcy, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele with Brother Avon Raczkowski officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.