Obituary – Lidth Pearl Cheesman (1941 – 2019)


Pearl Cheesman, better know as Judy, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas with her loving family by
her side. Judy was born July 13, 1941 to John W. Demorest and Lillie Ann Mae
(Rorie) Demorest. in Perryville, Arkansas. She was 77 years old. Judy was a
long time member of Evening Shade Baptist Church.

Judy was a lady of many talents. She enjoyed fishing, camping
with family, and she was an avid gardener. She enjoyed working in the woods
with her husband Vernon. They married at a young age and raised a family of 5
daughters and played a vital role in many others young lives. They loved being
surrounded by family and friends and making forever memories.

Judy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters: Karen
Holbrook and Angie Brothers and Gordan Franklin all of Waldron, Arkansas and
Pat Corbin and husband Robert of Bonifay, Florida, two daughters at heart,
Kimberly Crumpton of Napa, California and Vickie Shores of Waldron, Arkansas as
well as two sisters, Lacel Thurber of Little Rock, Arkansas and Ruth Champagne
of Bandon, Oregon. Maw Chee will forever remain in the hearts of her eleven
grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Judy will be missed by all that
knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended
family, friends and neighbors dear to her heart.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, her parents,
John and Lillie Ann, two daughters, Pam Barham and Kathy Brown, as well as
three sisters, Johnnie sue Greer, Joni Demorest and Jean Demorest.

Judy’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15,
2019 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkanss with Rev.
Konnor McKay and Rev. Rickey Hunt officiaiting. Interment will follow in the Pilot
Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Barham, Shawn Crump, AJ Jaramillo,
Blake Warren, Zack Bowden and Cody Holbrook. Honorary pallbearers will be Dusty
Lockert, Howard Himes and Stephen Franklin.

Judy’s visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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