MORLEY - Memorial graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley for James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson, 63, of Sikeston, who died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Born Dec. 16, 1939, in Morley, he was the son of Ava Evans Emerson of Morley and the late Jim Mac Emerson.
On Dec. 31, 1960, he married Norma "Gene" Whittley who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: three sons, Ricky Emerson of Morley and Tim Emerson and Michael Emerson of the home; his sister, Reda Ann Frohock of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Melody Dawn Emerson, Brandi Jo Emerson and Layton Joseph Emerson of Oran and Tyler Dale Emerson of Morley.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Joe Emerson on April 28, 2000.
The Rev. Jim Matthews, pastor of Red Star Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, will officiate.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.