NEW MADRID - Edwin Ling, 62, died Aug. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 11, 1938, son of the late John Henry and Versie Ann Rogers Ling, he was a lifelong self-employed farmer and a member of the New Madrid Eagles and the Sikeston Elks.
On April 22, 1956, at Hernando, Miss., he married Shirley Shaw who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Ricky Allen Ling of New Madrid and John Randel Ling of La Forge; one daughter, Tamra Desha McClellan of La Forge; two sisters, Marcella Shelby of Sikeston and Phyllisteen Landers of Alton, Ill.; and 6 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Opal Newman.
Services were held at 2 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid with the Rev. Tom McCanless officiating.
Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery where near New Madrid.
Pallbearers were: Sam Faulkner, John Wescoat, Richard Phillips, Jackson Clay Hunter, Riley James and Tommy Bradley.
Honorary pallbearers were: Harlan Gilmer, Arthur McMillen, Donald Gist, Jim Brotherton, Chester Richards, R.D. James, Bill Boyd and Dick Phillips.