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Rayda Sowell Stanley

Conway, AR, 1923 - 2010

Rayda (Sowell) Stanley passed away on October 21. 2010 at Salem Nursing and Rehab in Conway, Ark. She was born August 31, 1923, in Vilonia to Walter and Jewell Sowell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Stanley; her parents; brothers Ira, Ruby, Ewell, and Elmer Sowell; sisters Hazel Stufflebeem, Lucille Arendall, and an infant grandchild. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Stanley; grandson, Steve Whisnant and wife Mary, and their children, Skylar, and twins Sydney and Mackenzie; grandson, Stan Whisnant and wife Karla, and their children, Jordan and Jadyn, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at the Vilonia Cemetery on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 10 a.m., with Steve Whisnant, Stan Whisnant, Jerry Carlton, Duane Sowell, Gary Rhea and Harold Patrom serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas. 501-327-7727. The family wants to extend their appreciate to Salem Nursing and Rehab and Health Care Odyssey for the wonderful care they gave to Rayda and her family. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Hospice, (Health Care Odyssey, 333 Executive Court, Suite 205, Little Rock, Ark. 72205), Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, (One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10036), or Best Friends Animal Society (5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741). Online guestbook:

Published October 23, 2010

Roller-McNutt / Conway
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR
Phone: 501-374-2731