MOREHOUSE -- Argus H. Coonts, 75, formerly of Gideon and Malden, died Jan. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 9, 1930, in Mount Judea, Ark., son of the late Tony and Willa Mae Rhynes Coonts, he was a retired self-employed auto mechanic.
On July 9, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mary Jane Brant, who preceded him in death on May 12, 1994.
Three brothers, one sister, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Wayne Coonts of Parkin, Ark., Joe Coonts of Gates, Tenn., and Clint Coonts of Malden; three daughters, Jean Stroud of Poplar Bluff, Lisa McClain of Chaffee and Leah Bollinger of Morehouse; one brother, Jimmie Coonts of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Alta Mae Clements of Great Falls, Mont.; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.