Bess Nall

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lake City

Bess Nall, 88, of Lake City, died Wednesday morning at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in the Mangrum community near Black Oak, she lived in Caraway before moving to Lake City 56 years ago. She was an LPN and worked several years for George W. Jackson Center and St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City and an active member of the Lake City Senior Citizens. She was a 1962 graduate of Jonesboro School of Nursing.

Mrs. Nall was preceded in death by her husband, Len Nall; a daughter: Rachel Lou Nall; and two brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Jim Robertson of Lake City and Linda and Leonard Nelson of Paragould; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sandra Nall of Lake City; a sister, Lillian Robbins of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Huston Smith of Paragould; six grandchildren, Cindy Burton of Paragould, Brad Nelson of Jonesboro, and Laurie Talley, Len B. Nall, Blake Robertson and Heather Smith, all of Lake City; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services, under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro, were Friday at 10 a.m. at Pine Log Cemetery with Rev. Ron Langston officiating.

Pallbearers included Brad Nelson, Len B. Nall, Blake Robertson, Randel Talley, Larry Burton, Bruce Smith, Patrick Lenderman and Cory Burton.

For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to the Pine Log Cemetery Association, 11656 Hwy. 49, Brookland, AR 72417.