Nell Dean Whitehead

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nell Dean Whitehead, 77, of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Leachville. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Vera Burrow and was a lifelong Leachville and Manila resident. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Manila. "Miss Nell" will be long remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Whitehead of the home; two sons, Larry Whitehead of Leachville and Terry Whitehead and wife Suzie of Sarepta, La.; three brothers, Jimmy Burrow of Calico Rock, Rev. Rudy Burrow of Leachville and Max Burrow of Paragould; four sisters, Freda Bass of Jonesboro, Alberta Kirby and Ellen Shrable, both of Manila, and Judy Polston of Fontana, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Rudy Burrow officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.

The family received visitors Saturday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

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