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Iris (Russell) Cearley

Iris Russell Cearley, age 56, of Fordyce, died Saturday, December 3, 2005 at her home.  Born May 16, 1949 at Fordyce, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Vera Haynie Russell.  She was co-owner of Cearley Logging and a member of Cherry Hill Methodist Church in Mena.  Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cearley of Fordyce; one son Gregg Cearley and wife, Tina, of Fordyce; one daughter, Gail Cearley of Fordyce; one brother, Robert Russell of Kingsland; one sister, Sara Castleberry, of Bearden; two grandchildren, Kyle and Dustin Cearley. 

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 5, at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darryl Hines and Rev. Shane Matthews officiating. Burial was in Smith-Morgan Cemetery by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.  To sign the online register: www.bentonfuneralhome.com. The family requests that memorials be made to the Jenkins Memorial Center in Pine Bluff."

Source: Fordyce News Advocate, 7 Dec 2005