SIKESTON - Shirley L. Tidwell, 74, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Fayette, Ala., son of the late Lewis and Mamie Fowler Tidwell, he was a retired farmer and factory worker and a member of the American Legion and Eagles, in Sikeston.
On Sept. 8, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Evis Christine Ergle, who preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 1986. On Apr. 30, 1994, he married Pauline Hastings, who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1999.
One brother, one sister, one daughter, two sons-in-law and one granddaughter also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: a son, Troy Tidwell of West Memphis, Ark.; seven daughters, Shirley Cureton of Vanduser, Rebecca Nance of Sikeston, Virginia Southern, Jessica Gates and Tammy Jackson, all of Haleyville, Ala., Kathy Haley of West Memphis and Hope Chadd of Sikeston; three brothers, Fred Tidwell of Bertrand, Luther Tidwell of East Prairie and Princeton Tidwell of Cottage Hill, Ill.; two sisters, Edith Mills and Lou Brookshire, both of St. Louis; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Bob Burnes officiating.
Burial will follow in Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery.