Thursday, January 24, 2008

William "Bill" Hardy Day, 80, of Lowell, Ark., died Jan. 11, 2008, in the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Washburn to John and Effie Snook Day. He was a veteran of the Army and had retired from Willis Shaw Trucking Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lowell, Ark.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Day, of the home; five daughters, Cathy Ford, of Rogers, Ark., Carolyn Mackey, of Monett, Janie Phillips, of Billings, Carol Meredith, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Judy Day, of Springdale, Ark.; two sons, Johnny Ford, of Lowell, Ark., and tony Day, of Aurora; four sisters, Helen Day, of Cassville, Ruby Fletcher, of Washburn, Mary Murphy, of Montana, and alma Smith, of Purdy; three brothers, Johnny Day, of Exeter, Gale Day, of Monett, and Walter Day, of Exeter; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 15 at the First Baptist Church of Lowell, Ark., with Gary thomas and Ben Rowell officiating. Burial followed in the Fayetteville National Cemetery.