Vella Hubbs Pearsall
Published: January 27, 2013
Vella Hubbs Pearsall, born in Green Forest, Ark., on Christmas Day, 1925, to parents, John L. and Vida Hubbs, passed away on the morning of Jan. 23, 2013. Vella graduated from high school at 16 and went to work shortly thereafter at Pine Bluff Arsenal. She was a stay-at-home mom while her children were growing up but went back to work later, and retired as the secretary/office manager for the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers. She enjoyed reading, bridge, crossword puzzles, gardening, and refinishing furniture. Her parents, brother, Jack, sister, Polly Farris, and infant daughter, Vanessa preceded her in death. Vella is survived by her daughter, Valerie Pearsall (Rich Roy), sons, Jimmy Pearsall (Ivy) and John Pearsall (Lee) and three grandchildren, Lila, Jillian, and Graham. There will be a graveside service on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Avenue in Little Rock with the Reverend Jerry Collins, St. Paul United Methodist Church, officiating. The family wishes to thank the Staff of Hospice Home Care-Inpatient Center on Bowman Road for their care and kindness. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham, Little Rock, Ark. 72205 (ruebelfuneralhome.com).