Sullivan "Sully" A. Ligon
March 30, 1934 - June 22, 2012
Sullivan "Sully" A. Ligon
Sullivan A. "Sully" Ligon, 78, of Helena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at Helena. Mr. Ligon was born March 30, 1934, at Ebenezer, Arkansas, to the late William Fred Ligon, Sr. and the late Mary Ellen Ramey Ligon. During his lifetime, he was a faithful member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church where he also served on many church committees: President-Church Builders Sunday School Class, Finance Committee, Pastor Parrish Relation Committee, and Worship Committee. He also was a member of the Alpha Zeta Honorary Agriculture Fraternity and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Arkansas State Pesticide Board. After receiving two bachelor degrees in Agronomy and Animal Science, Sully was employed as a County Agent for Chicot, Desha, and Phillips counties, Helena Chemical Company, Delta Distributors, Drexel Chemical Company, and Goldkist Inc. Sully was a founding member of DeSoto School and served on the school board for many years. He was a member of The Gideons International and a Sergeant in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Mary Hartsell Ligon; son, Ramey Ligon of Helena; daughter, Dawn Richardson and husband, Dale, of Flower Mound, TX; grandson, Britt Sullivan Richardson of Flower Mound; sister, Fay Nell Bruton and husband, George, of Wilmington, North Carolina; and a brother-in-law, Jim Boedeker of Bentonville, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Fred Ligon, Jr.; and a sister, Mary Aileen Boedeker.
The various nicknames "Sully", "Doc", and "Uncle Doc" are all indicative of the special relationship that his extended family and friends had with him. He always enjoyed telling stories from his childhood and his past experiences and loved getting together with his family on holidays.
Services for Sully Ligon will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June+ 26, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Helena. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Reverend Wayne Jarvis and Reverand Mark Massey will officiate.
Pallbearers are Sully's great-nephews: Drew Ligon, Grant Ligon, Jordan Ligon, Will Ligon, Dale Bartlett, and Tommy Swint.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 502 Porter Street, Helena, Arkansas, 72342.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Friends and loved ones may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com .