M.L. Echols

MONTICELLO — Mr. M. L. Echols 78 of Monticello, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Echols of Monticello; one step-son, Castor Dale Thompson of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Norma Mason of Nashville, Tenn. and Joyce A. Washington of Monticello; one son, Gary Bedford of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers; six sisters; one sister-in-law, and his grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Lacey Cemetery by Stephenson-Dearman. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.