Randy Gifford, 64, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at his home.
He was a native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1968 was a Firefighter for the city of Crossett, having retired after 14 years of service, and he was a retired truck driver. He was also an active member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by a son, Chuck Gifford, in 1970; his parents, Carl Gifford and Bernice Hunter Gifford Hale; his step-mother, Nathalee Gifford; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Estelle.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Estelle Gifford, of Hamburg; his children, Melissa Gifford Nash, of Monticello, and Aaron Camplain, of Hamburg; two brothers, Leon Gifford and wife, Cheryl, and Keith Gifford and wife, Barbara, all of Crossett; four step-brothers, Jimmy Bozeman, of Salem, Ronnie Bozeman, of Hamburg, Ardell Bozeman, of Benton, and Ricky Bozeman, of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, LaFran Brown and husband, Larry, of Dandridge, Tenn.; a step-sister, Brenda White, of Beekman, La.; a brother-in-law, Julian Estelle and wife, Lexie, of Hamburg; two grandsons, Brad Johnson, of Duncan, Okla. and Cole Nash, of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Arnold Sheets and Rev. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial followed in the Crossroad Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jon David Gifford, Danny Rice, Bruce Culp, Lane Culp, Eddie Corder, Robert Estelle and David Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Brown, Eddie Black, Andy Evans, Alex Tyson, Steve Naff and Mike Stanley. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Oncology Department, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.jones-hartshorn.com.