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Jones Funeral Home

105 W. Third, Crossett, AR

Phone: 870-364-2171

Velma Odle Easterling

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Published: November 15, 2012

Velma Odle Easterling, age 94, of Crossett, Ark., passed away on November 11, 2012 at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on September 8, 1918 in Blocker, Texas to her parents, C.C. and Allie Odle. Mrs. Easterling worked for the Crossett Company and retired from Georgia Pacific after 35 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Easterling was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, James Byron Easterling; a sister, Vivian Taylor; a nephew, Charles Taylor; a niece, Martha Vastine; and two brothers-in-law, Felton Taylor and Arthur Vastine. Survivors include one daughter, Becky Meadows of Hot Springs, Ark.; one sister, Allie Ruth Vastine of Rogers, Ark.; two grandchildren, Jack Meadows III (Sarah) of Hot Springs, Ark. and Melissa Riley (Cooper) of Little Rock, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Easterling Riley, Rachel Park Riley, Sarah Cooper Riley and Ryder McCoy Meadows; two nephews, Lane Vastine (Sally) of Rogers, Ark., Doug Vastine (Karen) of Bentonville, Ark.; a special family friend, Fannie Posey of Crossett, Ark. and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. ( Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11 a.m., on Saturday prior to service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, Ark. 71635.

Pallbearers: Jack Meadows III, Cooper Riley, Jack Meadows Jr., Lane Vastine, Doug Vastine, Bill Meadows. Thanks to the staff of Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation and to Hospice Home Care for their loving care and concern for Velma.

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