Opal Rodery

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Opal Rodery, 84, a longtime resident of Carryville died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was born April 29, 1920, in Carryville, the daughter of the late Alex and Ercria Lee Butler Madison.

She was united in marriage to Floyd Rodery on Sept. 21, 1941. They had six children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rodery; a beloved son, Floyd Alan "Sonny" Rodery; one brother, Willard Madison; and two sisters, Ruby Wellman Case and Lucille Blackburn.

She is survived by five children, Regina Crittenden and husband, Jack, of Piggott and their two sons, Jason and wife, Tonya, and daughters, Allison and Madison, and Joseph and wife, Kristin; Rick Rodery and wife, Cheryl, of Piggott and their children, Graham "Sonny" and Alexandra; Ava Hankins and husband, Darrell, of Forrest City and their daughter, Amber, and step-son, Richard; Steve Rodery and wife, Brenda, of Marion, Ark., and their children, Benjamin Floyd, Stephanie and Shelby; Rebecca Riney and husband, Russell, of Fenton, Mo., and their children, Rachel and Logan; one sister, Sue Cole of Piggott; one brother, Wendell Madison of Kirkland, Wash.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Richard Akins officiating. Burial followed in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mrs. Rodery's grandsons, Jason Crittenden, Joseph Crittenden, Graham "Sonny" Rodery, Benjamin Floyd Rodery, Logan Riney and Richard Hankins.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.