MALDEN - A.E. "Tuff" Sturgeon, 86, died Jan. 6, 2002, at his home.
Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Zalma, son of the late Howard Isaac and Clara Lacy Sturgeon, he was of the General Baptist belief. A retired farmer and landowner, he was a member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 in Campbell and former trustee and ex-officio treasurer for Cottonhill Township.
On Aug. 14, 1950, at Piggott, Ark., he married LaNelle Bailey who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Jan sturgeon of Wappapello and Tony and Sherry Sturgeon of Neelyville; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Nell and Wendell Wagner of Parma; one brother, Bill Sturgeon of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Velma Arrington of Neelyville and Bernice Peck of Bridgeton; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Sturgeon and Elmond Sturgeon; and two sisters, Freda Gulley and Alta Mincey.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden with the Rev. Dick Murray and the Rev. James Black officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.