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Living Tribute to Ellen Rowell Southerland
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Born: September 19, 1916
Died: May 11, 2005

Ellen Rowell Southerland of Conway, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 11th , 2005 at the age of 88. She was born September 19th, 1916 in Ozark, Arkansas to the late Samuel and Ethel Brannon Rowell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years: J. E. Southerland; daughter: Sharon Elaine Burnett and her step-children: Billy Southerland and June Young.

She was an active member of Old Liberty Baptist Church and of the Senior Adult Ministry of Second Baptist Church. She had retired from the Grocery business where she and Mr. Southerland had owned and operated Southerland's Grocery at 613 Chestnut in Conway for 20 years.

She is survived by two sons: Joe Southerland and wife Joan of Quitman, Arkansas and Sam Southerland and wife Teresa of Conway; by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; by one sister: Ruth Brewer (age 99) of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; by several nieces and nephews and many dear friends and acquaintances.

She loved her flowers, gardening and working outdoors. Every summer she canned and preserved all the fruits and vegetables she could get, nothing went to waste.

Funeral services will be Monday, 10:00 a.m., May 16th at the Old Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Russell, Rev. Jesse Thomas and Rev. Clyde Spurgin officiating with burial at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home (501.327.7727) of Conway.

Pallbearers are: Fred Burnett, Martin Burnett, Jay Southerland, Allen Southerland, Brian Southerland and Grant Southerland. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jimmy Beggs, Roland Gresham, L.E. "Cheese" White, George Evatt, Ed McNutt, and the Men of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to: Old Liberty Baptist Church, Lifeword, or Second Baptist Church Building Fund

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway ~ To sign our online Living Tribute Guest register go to: www.rollermcnutt.com

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