Thelma Broadway

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Thelma Opal Broadway, 78, of Trumann, died Tuesday morning, May 22, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes.

Broadway was born in Greenway, and had lived in Trumann since 1946. She was retired from the Singer Company and a member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott. Broadway was preceded in death by one daughter, Thelma Jean Broadway in 1949; two sisters, Louise Cook and Alfreda Sullivan; three brothers, Dural Church, Claude Church and Aaron Church and was the daughter of the late George Washington and Sophia Christine Struwe Church.

Survivors include five nieces, Linda Williams, Betty Graves, Alma Chapman, Mary Olson and Bonnie Williams and three nephews, Clyde Sullivan, Raymond Sullivan and Elbert Cook.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, with Sister Shelby Shelton officiating. A graveside service was heldlater that morning at the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott.

Active pallbearers were Billy Williams, Jr., Johnny Facello, David Lapiro, Donny Skaggs, Bobby Sullivan and Mike Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Hisaw, Gregg Vinson, Keith Mincy and Eddie Richards.