Mary Lena Church

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Mary Lena Church, 75, of Leachville, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Luster and Virginia Taylor Giles, and had been a Leachville resident for over 50 years. She was retired from the former Brown Shoe company in Leachville and was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, J.W. "Dub" Church of Leachville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Suzy Church of Martin, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Edwin Arnold of Jonesboro; a brother, Adrian Giles of Finnville, Mich., a sister, Martha Stanley of Finnville, Mich.; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral was 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Mr. Wes McAdams and Mr. David Lawrence officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Brown, Ralph Hunter, Joel Ingram, James Church, Kelly Church and Tommy Eldried.

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