Dorthy Lera Decker

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Dorthy Lera Decker, 85, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Myrtle Thrasher Littlefield and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was the widow of Glentis E. Decker who preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church near Manila.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Faye Decker, and a brother, "Bud" Littlefield.

Survivors include three daughters, Freda Brockman of High Ridge, Mo., Ruth Ann Barnhart and Vickie Master, both of Manila; a brother, Jerry Littlefield, of North Carolina; two sisters, Laura McDaniel of Clarkton, Mo., and Barbara Reid of Washington, Ill.; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy and Rev. Bob Routon officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

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