Arzella "Nellie" Eagle

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Arzella "Nellie" Eagle, 77, of Rector, passed from this life on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born on January 21, 1939, in Knob, Ark., to the late Delmar and Lucille (Goodrum) Lucy. She was united in marriage to Doyce Eagle on Sept. 2, 1957, in Mississippi.

Nellie loved to garden, go to rummage sales and flea markets, travel and spend time with her loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and two sisters, Sherry Mac and Marjorie Jenkins.

She is survived by her loving husband, Doyce Eagle of Rector; two sons, Dewayne Eagle of Kokomo, Ind. and Greg Eagle of Troy, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Lucy of Michigan; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 10, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. with Bro. Kenny Burns officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector under the direction of Irby Funeral Home in Rector.

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