Lillie Gertrude Fry, 84, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Monette Manor, Inc. She was born in Judsonia and lived in Black Oak most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, and the Extension Homemakers Club of Black Oak.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Fry; a son, James Fry, a grandson, Lonnie Lee Jones; a great-grandson, Christopher Hardy; and a brother, Jesse Haney.
She is survived by a daughter, Grace Jones, of Black Oak; two sons, Charles Fry of Corn, Okla., and Ray Fry of Burke, Vir.; a daughter-in-law, Paulette Fry of Black Oak; five sisters, Thelma Cooper of South Haven, Mich.; Mary Fisher of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Wilma Taylor of Lakeland, Fla.; Glennie Blanchard and Emily Watson, both of Jonesboro; a sister-in-law, Elaine Haney of O'Fallon, Ill.; a brother, Loran Haney of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren, Rachelle Epp, Scott Fry, Shawn Fry, Jeffery Fry, Michelle Boothe, Jason Fry, Glenda Hinson, Kristie Evans, Clydean Hardy, Brad Jones, and Shirley Finney; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and great nephews.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro with Chub Qualls officiating. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements. There was no public visitation.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Black Oak Church of Christ, P.O. Box 57, Black Oak 72414.
To sign the online guest book, log on to www.emersonfuneralhome.com.