Thursday, February 13, 2014
Row 25, Plot 16 & 17, APPLING, Issac James & Ollie D.
Ike, 81, of Grapevine Road, a retired plumber died at Pine Bluff Nursing Home. he was born at Grapevine the son of James "Lee" and Agnes A. Pierce Appling.
He was married to Ollie D. Haynes and they had two sons Gerald I and James Vernon Appling and two daughters Agnes P and Jimmie Lee Apppling. Their children Gerald I and Agnes P were killed in a fire at their home at West 34 and Magnolia Street in Pine Bluff along with their mother Ollie. Their daughter Jimmie Lee Appling McDaniel had spent the night with a friend. She was raised by her Aunt Ava Appling Morrison and James Vernon Appling.
Ike worked for J.A. Wright Plumbing Co., Martin Brothers Butane Co., and Shackleford Plumbing Co. before retiring in 1972. He was a member of Double Wells Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services were by Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary at the church with Rev. Hubert Roberts and Larry Person officiating. Pallbearers were Lavon Clement, James E. Clement, James Akins, Milford Pierce, Calvin Raddle, Jerry Lawrence, James Ginnett and Jerry Paul.