Lawrence Dewitt Sigman, 99, son of Marcus Lafayette Sigman and Ellen Volner Sigman, was born Oct. 17, 1904, at Simmons. He died April 6, 2004, at the Kabul Nursing Home. He spent most of his young life growing up in the Simmons and Elk Creek area. He married Ethel May Altis May 6, 1925. They had eight children. Mr. Sigman worked for Lock Joint Pipe Co. for several years in Ohio, Missouri and Virginia. The Sigmans bought a farm south of Elk Creek in February 1944. In addition to farming, he worked for Grant Lumber Co. until retiring. He loved to ride horses, especially in the Twin River Trail Riders. He was converted and baptized June 1952, joining the Methodist church. He joined the Assembly of God in 1959, where he was still a member. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, his parents, three brothers, three sisters and two grandsons. Surviving are three sons, James and Elmer of Cabool and Delmar of Willow Springs; four daughters, Mabel Hoar and Virginia Stogsdill of Elk Creek, Anna Hutson of Mountain Grove and Clara Scheets of Houston; one brother, Marcus Sigman of Massilon, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Services were April 9 at the Cabool Assembly of God with the Rev. Darrell Loughridge and the Rev. Harvey Hoffman officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool. “

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