Evert Donald "Don" Cross, 71, of Paragould, Ark., died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy, Ark..
He was born on Oct. 28, 1937, in Cardwell, Mo. Don was the owner and operator of Cross Backhoe Service and a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Flois and Sally Louella "Davis" Cross; brothers, William Verlon Cross, Lewis Flois Cross, Jr., Virgil Wayne Cross and Garland Cross; sisters, Macel "Nicks" Cross, Agnus "Barnett" Cross.
Survivors include sons and families, Donnie, Debbie, Shane and Dawn Cross, of Hermann, Mo., and Rick, Darla, Amber, Rusty and Levi Cross, all of Paragould; sisters, Francis Staley, of Michigan and Maxine Drope, of Oklahoma, and a brother, Bon Cross, of Cardwell.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Wednesday, May 20, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 21, at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell with Revs. Leland Dement and Arthur Phelps officiating.
Burial will follow in Cardwell Cemetery.
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