JONESBORO, Ark. - Deven Thomas Isbell, 13, died March 3, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born July 8, 1990, in Jonesboro, son of Charley and Kim Castleberry Isbell of Jonesboro, he was a seventh grade student at Valley View High School where he played drums in the school band. An honor roll student, he was accepted in the Duke program for gifted students. He attended Calvary Baptist Church where he was active in the youth programs.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: two brothers, Tyler Isbell and Walker Isbell of the home; one sister, Kassidey Isbell of the home; maternal grandparents, Fred and Mary Castleberry of Charleston, Mo.; and his maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Charles Castleberry of Bertrand, Mo.
His paternal grandparents, Jerry and Reva Isbell, preceded him in death.
Services were conducted Sunday in the Valley View High School gymnasium with the Rev. Tony Williams officiating.
Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery.
Emerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.