J.S. Gibson
Funeral Date: 1/4/2013

Obituary:
J. S. Gibson, age 91, of Rye, (Cleveland County), died Tuesday, January 1,2013, in Warren, Arkansas. He was born July 25, 1921 in Rye, AR. a son of Pat Cleburne Gibson, Sr. and Frances Atkins Gibson. Mr. Gibson was an eighth-grade graduate from the Baggett One Room School House located near Rye, Arkansas. He was raised and worked on the family farm until he was able to purchase his own farm: The Peyton Place in Drew County. In 1942, he joined the army and served during WWII in the Army's 746th Tanker Battalion. He landed on Utah Beach of Normandy, during the D-Day invasion. He was awarded 4 Bronze Stars: Normandy, Central Europe, Ardennes, Rhineland and a Purple Heart. After the war, he married Eunice Marie Brown on April 19, 1946 and lived over fifty years with her on his old- home place. He purchased two separate farms in Drew County where he had row crops, cattle, and a tree farm. He continued to raise beef cattle until 2010. He served on numerous Agriculture Committees and was a founding member of the Cleveland County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed working with the Farm Service Agency, the Cleveland County Fair, and was selected as Farm Family of the Year in 1966. He was a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Marie, one brother, Pat Gibson, Jr, Survivors are his only child, Alice Lindsey (Michael), Wilmar, AR. Two grandchildren: Rocky (Alicia) Lindsey, Warren, AR, Shanna (Jim) Knowles, Rison, AR. Four great-grandchildren: Ashtyn Knowles, Chandler Knowles, Isaac Lindsey, Jonah Lindsey. One sister: Dorothy Reed of California, and one brother: Richard Gibson of Louisiana. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Friday January 4, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Albert Haupt officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Mitchell Powell. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Rocky Lindsey, Jim Knowles, Jerry “Buddy” Gibson, Billy Gibson, Pat Gibson, III., Pat Gibson, I.V., Greg Thomasson, Mitchell Powell and Brian Powell. Honorary pallbearers were member of Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Memorials preferred Union Cemetery; C/O Karen Gage; 1202 Hwy 278 W; Monticello, AR. 71655.

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Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Cherie Brown
Message: Praying for all of you!

Name: Brenda Herrington-Pope
Message: Mrs. Alice and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Name: Sue Hollis
Message: Thinking of you at this time. Can't you imagine what a time he is having.

Name: Keith and Sandra Wright
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Name: Elvin Bates and Family
Message: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Elvin Bates World War Two Army buddy 746th Tanker Battalion.

Name: Ben Thomasson
Message: My sympathy to Alice Jane and Micheal Joe.

Name: Eloise Raley
Message: Alice & Family, Your parents were so special to George and me. Loved them dearly. Prayers for you and your family.

Name: Mary Jane Ashcraft
Message: Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am in Pine Bluff today taking my Chemo treatment and will have to return tomorrow for my shot . I am so sorry that I cant be there with you and your family during this time.

Name: Randall and Heather Baker
Message: Always thought so much of Mr. J.S. So sorry for you loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Brenda Burns
Message: Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Name: Emily Lasiter
Message: Shanna and Dr. Rocky, just heard about your loss. I did not know Mr. Gibson but knew Ms Marie quite well and thought a lot of her; knowing Ms Marie lets me say he had to be a very kind, hard working and giving gentleman. God Bless you both and your families

Name: Scott & Barbara Milburn
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Debra & Cary Marshall
Message: Alice, so sorry about your Dad. You know he's with your Mom now! Praying and thinking of you during this time.

Name: Patsy (Taylor) & Arnis Glover
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. J. S. & Marie were my neighbors when I (Patsy) was growing up at Rye and were wonderful neighbors. We are so sorry that we could not be the funeral.

Name: David Norman
Message: Alice Jane, so sorry to hear about J.S. He was one of my mom's favorite people.

Name: Sybil Jordan Hampton
Message: Dear Alice: We are keeping all of you in our hearts and our prayers.