Geneva Irene Wortham - Jonesboro

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Geneva Irene Wortham, 80, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The widow of J.W. Edward "Bud" Wortham, she was born at Greenbrier and was the daughter of the late Walter and Katie Hearn Cullum. She was a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Jonesboro four years ago. She was a retired clerk, having worked for the City of Manila, and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Manila.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ola May Cullum.

She is survived by a son, J.W. Edward Wortham Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Susan Lewis of Jonesboro; a brother, George Cullum of Oklahoma City; a sister, Mary Master of Tupelo, Miss.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson, Steven Lewis, Brian Wortham and Tiffany Wortham; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Lauren Lewis and Hannah Lewis.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Alan Roark officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

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