Mae Runyon, 97, of Saint Charles, Mo., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 16, 1906, in Athens, Ala., the daughter of the late Robert W. and Delphia S. Sharp Smith.
She was united in marriage to Henry O. Runyon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Runyon; two sons, Delbert and Connie Runyon; five brothers, Jimmy, Ted, Shorty, Paul and Lawrence Smith; two sisters, Dolly Penrod and Mary Drusella Smith.
She is survived by eight sons, Ronnie Runyon of Saint Charles, Mo., Ray Runyon of Warrenton, Mo., Sam Henry of Buford, Ga., Neal Henry of Lucedale, Miss., Tom Runyon of Saint Charles, Mo., Noah Runyon of Vienna, Mo., Ross Runyon of League City, Texas, and Frank Runyon of Saint Charles, Mo.; two daughters, Savana Ford of Pevely, Mo., and Delphia Nix of Camden, Ark.; 33 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard with Edwin Runyon officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.