PARAGOULD, Ark. - Lyman H. Azbill, 77, formerly of Parma and Holland, Mo., died Feb. 29, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Paragould.
Born June 7, 1926, in Holland, son of the late Amer Taylor and Mozell Allison Azbill, he had been a farmer in Parma and was a B-17 gunner with the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. He formerly owned and operated Western Auto Store at Tuckerman, Service Soft Water Conditioning Company in Paragould and was an independent truck driver. A 3rd Degree Mason, he was also a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould.
Survivors include: one son, Steven Azbill of Southaven, Miss.; three daughters, Lesa Scott of Amesbury, Mass., Sheree Azbill of Lake Ridge, Va., and Kasondra Lynn Valas of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Grace Baker of Paragould, Linda Edrington of Fort Smith and Laura Ferguson of Paragould; two sisters, Dolores Bone of Tucson, Ariz., and Marlene Norman of Dexter, Mo.; three grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren; his former wife, Alberta Beis Armstrong of Southaven; and a special friend, Jean Baker of Paragould.
Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.