CROOM, LUTHER PRESTON - Sharp County, Arkansas | LUTHER PRESTON CROOM - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Luther Preston CROOM

Mount View Cemetery
Sharp County,
Arkansas

02 Sep 1930 - 22 Feb 2005

Husband of Lou Ella James (marr. 08 Feb 1955); son of Luther Horace Croom and Dona Rebecca Highbarger Croom
Luther 02 Sep 1930 - 22 Feb 2005 obituary
Ella 23 Nov 1934 - pre-need
Marriage: 08 Feb 1955

Obituary courtesy of Qualls Funeral Service Cave City, Sharp County, Arkansas posted Feb 2005.

Luther Preston Croom the son of Luther Horace Croom and Dona Rebecca (Highbarger) Croom. Lou Ella (James) Croom the daughter of Curtis James and Vacie (Landers) James.

Preston Croom, age 74, child of Luther Horace and Dona Rebecca Hybarger Croom of Cave City died 22 Feb. 2005. Wife, former Lou Ella James, son, Greg, daughters Pam and Kerrie, all of Cave City survive him. Surviving siblings are: Austin, Glenn, Tommy, and Berneda Smith. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by 6 siblings: Lewis, Johnny, Freeda and Buck Croom, Virginia Wright and Gertrude Norman.

And another version:
Preston Croom, 74, of Cave City, died Feb. 22, 2005, at his home.

Born Sept. 2, 1930, at Strawberry, Ark., he was the son of Luther Horace and Dona Rebecca Hybarger Croom.

He was a carpenter and owner of Hilltop Grocery for many years.

He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lou Ella James Croom; a son, Greg Croom of Cave City; two daughters -- Pam Lester of Batesville and Kerrie Brightwell of Cave City; three brothers -- Austin Croom of Jonesboro, Glenn Croom of Rockford, Ill., and Tommy Croom of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Berneda Smith of Pocahontas; four grandchildren -- Annie Laster of Batesville, Veronica Croom, Wade Brightwell and Micah Brightwell, all of Cave City; a step-granddaughter, Crystal Cordell of Batesville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers -- Lewis Croom, Johnny Croom and Buck Croom; and three sisters -- Freda Croom, Virginia Wright and Gertrude Norman.

The funeral was Feb. 25 at First Missionary Baptist Church located in Cave City with Ron Canard officiating. Burial followed in Mt. View Cemetery east of Cave City with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Charles Wilmuth, Dennis Smith, Jim Smith, Paul Wayne Johnson, Ed Milligan and Wendell Perkey.

Honorary pallbearers were Tom Foley, George Wright, Sonny Wilkes, Gene Smith and Jerry Reeves.

Information and Obituary Courtesy of Denise Bratcher

Contributed on 12/20/07 by tootied
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Submitted: 12/20/07 • Approved: 4/25/18 • Last Updated: 4/28/18 • R6092-G6092-S3

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