Annie Zelma Keith
Mrs. Zelma Keith, 90, of Leachville, passed from this life, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home. Born at O'Kean, she was the daughter of the late Dawson and Della Dean Jackson and had been a lifelong area resident. Raised in the Delfore community she was a 1941 graduate of Childress High School and was the widow of James Virgil Keith. She was retired from Emerson Electric and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville where she was a faithful member of the choir and volunteer for the food bank and clothes closet.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Keith; a son-in-law, Paul Pickle; four brothers and sisters-in-law, R.D. and Ruby Jackson, Zan and Applerine Finley, Gene and Monteen Finley, Vance Finley and his widow, Edna Finley-Burk, and a sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and James Wells.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James and Ruth Ann Keith of Leachville; two daughters, Charolette Ann Pruitt and husband, Paul of Bella Vista, and Kay Pickle of Jonesboro; her daughter-in-law, Vicki Keith of Siloam Springs; three sisters, Nadine Weir of St. Louis, Mo., Fern Woodsmall and husband Rudolph of Paragould and Claudine Sparks of Jonesboro; a sister-in-law, Crick Keith of Leachville; nine grandchildren, Kevin Reagan, Tammy Stockton, Paul Keith, Angie BoBo, Shad Pickle, Heather Martin, Aaron Keith, Rhonda Wilbanks, and Joe Pruitt; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Jace Tubbs officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Kevin Reagan, Paul Keith, Shad Pickle, Aaron Keith, Joe Pruitt and Tommy Stockton.
The family prefers any memorials be made to the Children's Shelter, 107 Benson Drive, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com