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Class  of  1939
Perry  N.   Bigham

Obituary

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Perry Bigham, 87

A funeral for Perry Bigham of Mountain Home will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Duane Farris officiating. Mr. Bigham died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in Mountain Home at age 87.

He was born Sunday, Nov. 7, 1920, in Marion, Ky., the son of William and Grace Clement Bigham. He married Evelyn Berry Nov. 9, 1950, at West Monroe, La., and worked 20 years as a certified public accountant for Shering-Plough. Mr. Bigham was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in the Philippines. He lived in Mountain Home for 21 years, moving from Brick, N.J. Perry was a member of B.P.O.E. Mountain Home Lodge 1714, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma. He was a great family historian who learned from his father, a Presbyterian minister, to be meek and kind.

Mr. Bigham is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bigham; sons Rod (Jean) Bigham of Concord, Calif., and Chris Bigham of Memphis, Tenn.; brother William M. Bigham of Morehead, Ky.; sister Barbara Bigham Simons of Murray, Ky.; and James, Doug and Jessica Bigham, his loving grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carroll R. Bigham.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

 

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Reprinted from  The Baxter Bulletin
Mountain Home, Arkansas
January 26, 2008  Edition

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