Verna Ruth Dudley, 89, of Manila, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Lena Dorsey Decker. She was a lifelong Manila resident and a member of First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry Wade Dudley and Glenn Ray Dudley.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Ruth Haynes, and husband Howard of Blytheville; a brother, Ray Elwood Decker, of Manila; two grandsons, Michael Ray Haynes of Armorel and Rickey A. Haynes of Cherokee Village; five great-granddaughters; and a great-great-granddaughter.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Ferrel Duffel officiating. The family received visitors Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Bandy, Aaron Master, Donald Master, Jim Mills, Mike Haynes and Steve Haigwood.
Friends may sign the online guest register at howardfuneralservice.com.