CRAGLE, JOHN ALBERT - Baxter County, Arkansas | JOHN ALBERT CRAGLE - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John Albert CRAGLE

Galatia Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Dec 06, 1962
Aug 21, 1988

White River Current
September 1, 1988
John Albert Cragle, 25, of Wideman died August 21, 1988, at Rodney. He was a construction worker and had resided in Izard County for 19 years.
Survivors include his father, Larry Cragle of Forty Four; his mother, Elsie Cragle of Danville, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Tiffany and Sheena Cragle; four brothers, Ray Cragle of Enid, Oklahoma, Ernie Cragle of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Randy and Tom Cragle of Milton, Pennsylavaia; two sisters Darlene Kile and Saundra Cragle of Milton Pennsylvania; materal grandmother Hazel Mordam of Danville, Pennsylvania; materal step grandparets, Harlin and Cora Lucy of Calico Rock.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and materanal grandfather.
Services were held August 24, at Howard Chapel in Calico Rock. Burial was at Galatia Cemetery near Norfork.
Pallbearers were; Ronie Staggs, William Staggs, Wayne Moody, Leman Moody, Terry Branscum and Jimmy HoneyCutt.

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The Baxter Bulletin
August 22, 1988
A 25-yer-old Izard County man drowned early Sunday morning when he drove his car into Lake Norfork near Baxter-Izard County line. Two passangers in the vehicle managed to escape from the car.
Sheriff Joe H. Edmonds identified the dead man as John A. Cragle of Rt 1, Wideman. Cragle was pronounced dead at the scene by Baxter County Coroner Elton Kirby. Two passengers in the car, Leman Moody, 20, of Calico Rock and Wayne Moody, 22, of Pineville, were in custody Sunday after being arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
According to Edmonds, the drowning occurred at the end of Rodney Road shortly before 4 Sunday morning. The sheriff said Cragle, the Moody brothers and a Dolph man apparently had been involved in a fight shortly before the incident. Edmonds said they had been drinking and apparently were 'partying' in the area.
According to Edmonds, the Moodys said Cragle and Tony Rand had been fighting and that Rand had left the scene. They told investigators that Cragle and they were trying to get away from Rand, but Cragle apparently went the wrong way and drove his 1981 Dodge Charger into Lake Norfork.
Edmonds said the Sheriff's Department was notified of the incident at 3:54AM and officers and members of the Baxter County Underwater Recovery Team went to the scene. Deputy Rick McCloskey and Mt. Home Patrolman Mark Long searched for the car which McCloskey found in about 20 feet of water. Cragle's body was located about six feet behind the vehicle. Edmonds said the Moodys reported that they had tried to get Cragle out of the Dodge but were unsuccessful. They managed to get out of the water, according to the sheriff.
Edmonds said officers made the recovery about 6AM. Other officers who took part in the recovery effort included Investigator Major McPherson, and deputies Robert Alman, Sylvester Parnell, Mike Redmon, and Mt. Home Patrolman David Small, who is a member of the dive team.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 8/24/08 by ashaw444
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