Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Mrs. Roper was born on Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, the daughter of Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Pricilla Cromwell Lyerly. She was united in marriage to Claude David Roper on March 14, 1951 in Paragould. Mr. and Mrs. Roper moved to Michigan where she managed a dress shop for many years. She was very active in her church in Michigan and helped to start several churches and missionary programs. She loved participating in any church activity that involved working with the young girls. She moved back to Arkansas from Michigan in 1987 with her husband. She was a member of the Cherokee Village First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Claude David Roper of Ash Flat; two daughters, Regina Waldee of San Jose, Calif., and Rebecca Clute of Keri Keri, New Zealand;and two sisters, Goldie Chorney of Winter Haven, Fla., and E.V. Fouts of Memphis, Tenn.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel with Dr. Larry white officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.