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Mercedes Roden

Newport, AR, 1914 - 2010

Mercedes Roden, 96, of Newport died Thursday, August 12, 2010. She was a member of Sandhill Church of Christ and preceded in death by her husband; O.R. Roden, infant son and son; Jimmy Dean (Buddy) Roden, parents; J.B. and Eunice (Cloud) Ragsdale. Mrs. Roden enjoyed sewing, cooking, crocheting, making quilts, fishing and gardening.
She is survived by one daughter; Betty Hampe of Newport, one brother; Gus Ragsdale of Newport, one sister; Bonnie Sauchuk of Michigan, two grandchildren; Butch Welch of Cabot and Rusty Welch of Little Rock, two great grandchildren; Monica Prince of Little Rock and Rodney Welch of Fresno, California, four great great grandchildren; Conner, Chase and Allie Prince of Little Rock and Rowen Welch of Fresno, California, two nephews; Ronnie James of Michigan and Rick Roden of Indiana.
Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sandhill Church of Christ, Sheriffs Ranch in Batesville and Jackson County Library.

Published August 13, 2010

Dillinger Funeral Home
2001 Highway 367 North, P.O. Box 628, Newport, AR
Phone: 870-523-3633