Lela Mae Hoskins

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lela Mae Hoskins, 94, of Paragould, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Rector Nursing and Rehab in Rector.

She was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Tuckerman, Ark., the daughter of the late James and Burtha MacReath Watkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paschal Hoskins; son, James Hoskins; daughter, Phyllis Hoskins; grandson, Randy Hoskins, and brothers, O'Neal and John Watkins.

Lela worked for 22 years at Brown Shoe Company in Leachville, was a homemaker who loved dancing, quilting, cooking and gardening, and a member of Pruetts Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Janice and William Martinez of Downey, Calif., Bobby and June Hoskins of Piggott, Danny and Rose Hoskins, Paulette Parker, Lonnie and Joyce Hoskins and Brenda and Dennis Matthews, all of Paragould; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Monday, March 19, at Heath Funeral Home. Her life was celebrated Tuesday, March 20, at Heath Colonial Chapel. Interment followed at LuLu Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205. To sign the online registry, go to www.heathfuneralhome.com.