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Mary Leola Southard

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Born 9-15-1918-- Died 8-16-2003

Mary Leola Southard, of Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of

the late George Zelmar and Lula Neal Blair, was born

Sept. 15, 1918, in Izard County, Ark. She died Aug. 16,

2003, at Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 84.

She married Wiley Wayne Southard in August of 1940,

and to this union two children were born.

She spent her working years as a wife, mother,

grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker.

She was a member of the Wheeling Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Leland Southard and wife,

Judith, of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Dr. Carolyn

McQuien and husband, Dr. Paul. McQuien, of San

Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren -- Katharine

Southard, Bruce McQuien, Britton McQuien and

Courtney McQuien Smith; and three

great-grandchildren -- Katie McQuien, Meagan McQuien

and Elizabeth McQuien.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her

husband; and five brothers -- Jimmie, Paul, Leslie,

Lindall and Oren Blair.

The funeral was Aug. 22 at the Barker Funeral Home

Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Rick Small officiating.

Interment was in Harmony Cemetery at Wheeling, Ark.,

with arrangements under the direction of Barker

Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Bruce McQuien, Britton McQuien, Paul

McQuien, Dorwood Crouch, Gordon Barnett and Jim


Memorials are preferred to the Harmony Cemetery

Fund, P.O. Box 214, Salem, AR 72576, or American

Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Fwy., Suite 130,

Irving, TX 75062.