Jewell Sarah Fannin

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jewell Sarah Fannin, 91, of Rector passed from this life on Sept. 6, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

She was born April 28, 1918, to the late Jimmy and Lavonia (Townsend) Dildine in Holland, Mo.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Fannin; one son, Billy Joe Fannin; one sister, Icey Heath, and one brother, Barry Dildine.

Jewell is survived by one daughter, Lola Jean MacKelden; four sisters, Mattie Carter, Effie Fincher, Daisy Allen and Kathleen Lewis; four grandchildren, Joey Fannin, Darrell Fannin, Cory Fannin and Karen Sue Knight, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Tommy Newman officiating. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangemens.

Those wishing to do so may sign the online guestbook at www.irbyfuneralhome.com