Raymond Sides

Friday, November 22, 2002

Raymond P. Sides, 89, of Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born March 12, 1913, at Neelys Landing, son of Arthur and Nellie Abernathy Sides. He and Onis Clingingsmith were married May 5, 1934. She died Dec. 18, 1981. He and Clara Jackson were married Jan. 6, 1983.

Sides farmed many years, retired from the former LaPier and Sawyer Handle Factory, then worked several years at Delmonico's. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas, and had been a preschool Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Richard and Don Sides of Jackson, Jerry Sides of Kirksey, Ky.; five daughters, Zelma Robison and Joyce Newell of Oak Ridge, Jo Ann Finchum, Pat Craft and Shirley Kester of Jackson; and a stepdaughter, Delores Saunders of Hamburg, Ill.

Also surviving are three brothers, Esco Sides of Pacific, Mo., Elmer Sides of Las Vegas, Nev., Arnold Sides of Blue Mounds, Ill.; a sister, Erma Owens of Jackson; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-stepgrandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, two grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Revs. Johnny Clements and John Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.