Willie Mae Dooley

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Willie Mae Dooley, 92, of Rector, went to her Heavenly home to be with her Savior on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born on Jan. 12, 1921, to the late William R. Bass and Sarah Anne (Crawford) Bass in Cardwell, Mo. She was united in marriage on Aug. 5, 1939, to Elmer Dooley. Willie Mae was a retired nurse and was a faithful member of the Rector First General Baptist Church.

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Dooley; a daughter, Barbara Ann Dooley; one brother, John W. Bass; and one sister, Ila I. Hudson.

Ms. Dooley is survived by one brother, William R. Bass Jr.; three sisters, Edna Doss, Shirley Black and Ester Hastings and a very special niece, Sherry Ann Hensley, along with a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral Services will followed visitation with interment held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com