Nillie L. Stallings

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nillie L. Stallings, 73, of Caraway, died July 2, 2010, at NEA Baptist Hospital, Jonesboro. Mrs. Stallings was born Aug. 24, 1936 in Rivervale to the late Benjamin Franklin Shasteen and Lula Irene Gregory Shasteen. She was a member of the Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church, retired from Basler Electric Company, collected angels, enjoyed spending time with her husband traveling and going to their place in the hills.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Stallings of Caraway; a son, Kenny Stallings and wife Patty of Caraway; two brothers, Doyle Shasteen and wife Maryetta of Jonesboro and Jerry Shasteen and wife Linda of Caraway; three sisters, Claudine Coggins and husband Virgil of Agnes, Bobbie Smart of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Brenda Wheeler and husband Norman of Monette; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Mrs. Stallings was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Patricia Ann Stone and Debra Lynn Kelems; two grandsons, Brian Matthew Stallings and Bradley Edward Stone; a granddaughter, Madison Paige Stone; two brothers, Sherman Shasteen and Larry Shasteen; two sisters, Juanita Rutledge and Beatrice Shasteen.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, July 5, at the Caraway First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. Interment was in the Caraway Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Caraway First Baptist Church.

Faith Funeral Service, 870-561-1197, was in charge of arrangements.