Patricia Ann Ashabranner
Patricia Ann Ashabranner, 68, of Manila passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born July 23, 1945, in Milligan Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ollie Stoner Hicks and had been a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Ashabranner was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila and enjoyed ceramics, reading, cooking, crafts and riding horses.
She is survived by two sons, Shon Ashabranner and wife Kimberly of Caraway and Christopher Ashabranner and wife Angie of Manila; one daughter, Felicia Ashabranner of Manila; four sisters, Nadine Malone of Cottonwood, Ariz., Violet Parks of Lonoke, Arlene Faulkner of Caraway and Denise Buckelew of Hartland, Wis. Mrs. Ashabranner also leaves seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a special cousin, Stacy Joe Ballard.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ashabranner was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry "Hammer" Ashabranner; one brother, Sammy Hicks; and one sister, Teresa Hicks.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. Ray Dill officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.