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Willie Arizona Hovis

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Willie Arizona Hovis

Willie Arizona Hovis, 86, of Ash Flat, died Aug. 17 2003,

at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home,

Ark. Born May 17, 1917, in Wolf River, Tenn., she was

married to Walter W. Hovis June 9, 1951, in Winchester,

Ind., and he preceded her in death in 1996. She worked

for many years in nursing for the Central State Hospital

in Indianapolis, Ind. She moved to the Sharp County

area in 1972 from Indianapolis, She attended services

at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy.

Survivors include a son, Franklin Hall of Mesa, Ariz.; a

daughter, Virginia Bolella of Cherokee Village; a

brother, Melvin C. Crouch of Somerset, Ky.; three

sisters -- Delta Saddler of Somerset, Ky., Pearl Turner

of Granite City, Ill., and Elvalene Davis of Granite City,

Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 10


She was preceded in death by her parents; her

husband, three daughters -- Alberta, Mildred and Anna;

and two brothers -- Charles and William Crouch.

The funeral was Aug. 20 at Tri-County's Cherokee

Chapel in Highland with burial following in the

Bronaugh Cemetery. The Rev. Floyd Rikard officiated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's

Cherokee Chapel of Highland.