Novelle Reed Childress, 97, of Manila, the widow of C.B. Childress, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of A.C. and Roxie Reed and had lived most of her life in Manila.
She is survived by two daughters, Joycelyn Robertson of Bono and Jane Roths of Manila; a sister, Milda Reed, of Manila; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Wilda Reed, Mozelle Dowell, Ruby Horner and Kathryn Broom, and a brother, Rufus Reed.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Manila Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Waggoner officiating.
To sign the online guest register, go to www.howardfuneralservice.com.