Voy Edward Weatherford, Sr., 82, of the Griffith Springs community died on September 29, 2017 at Lincoln Heights Healthcare.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Griffith Springs, where he had been very active since 1954. He was retired from Wheeling Machines in Pine Bluff.

Mr. Weatherford was born January 22, 1935 in Cornerville to the late Earl and Evie Weatherford.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Weatherford was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Weatherford, Desmond (Boots) Weatherford and Hollis Weatherford.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Marzee Owen Weatherford; three sons, Voy E. (Jane) Weatherford, Jr., Kim (Lawana) Weatherford and Dana (Ann) Weatherford; six grandchildren, Michelle (Jarrett) Ross, Amanda (Michael) Bolen, Michael Weatherford, Chris (Michelle) Weatherford, Ross Weatherford, Olivia Weatherford and Baylee Weatherford; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Matthews and Marilyn Cook; and two brothers, Harvey Weatherford and Russell Lee Weatherford.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, at New Owen Cemetery with Bro. Elmer Byerly officiating.


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