Mary Ethel Roberson, 75, of Manila, widow of Mr. Bill Roberson, died Sunday Jan. 15, 2012, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late James Nolen and Emily Smith Bollinger. She was a 1954 graduate of Manila High School and had been employed as a proof reader in the text book publication industry. She was a longtime resident of St. Louis, Mo., area before returning to Manila in 1989.
She is survived by her son, Philip Foley, and wife Debbie of Florissant, Mo.; her daughter, Regina McBride, and husband Keith of St. Ann, Mo. She also leaves three grandchildren who affectionately called her "Nanna", Kevin McBride, Colleen Thornburgh and husband Travis, and Brian Foley.
Memorial services was held 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 23, at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila. The family received visitors from 10:30 until service time
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