Lola Belle Huggins

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Lola Belle Huggins, 88, of St. Ann, Mo., formerly of Rector, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Depaul Health Center in St. Louis.

She was born July 12, 1912, in Rector to the late Leslie Brannon and Maud Simpson Brannon. She was a hairdresser and had lived in the community for 50 years.

She was married to Odie Len Huggins, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Westside General Baptist Church since 1957.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Brannon, and one sister, Zola Gatewood.

Survivors include one son, Odie Vondal Huggins of Cedar Hill, Mo.; one daughter, Juanita Stewart of Overland, Mo.; two brothers, Orville Brannon and Laverle Brannon, both of Little Rock; two sisters, Earlene McMillin of Paragould and Wanetta Smitherman of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Cynthia Anderson of Arnold, Mo., and Diana Brink of El Jebel, Colo., and three great-grandchildren, Alicia Adams and Kimberly Adams of Arnold and Justin Brink of El Jebel.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with David Floyd officiating. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Paragould with Irby Funeral Home of Rector in charge of arrangements.