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Cleo Rorie

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Cleo Rorie, 85, of Van Buren died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at her home in Van Buren. She was born June 22, 1916 at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of John Henry and Lola Elvira Ishmael Graddy. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.Survivors include one son, Kenneth Rorie of Van Buren; two step-daughters, Vida Strother and Mildred Strother both of the Hutchinson Mountain community; two grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eulis Rorie; one infant son, Wyatt Eulis Rorie; one stepson, Ernest Lee Rorie; one stepdaughter, Fredith Hightower and one brother, William Kenneth Graddy.Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Hutchinson Mountain Church of Christ with Billy Fred Grady officiating. Burial followed in the Egner Cemetery located at Batesville with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.Pallbearers were: Chris Rorie, Frank Petray, Roger Strother, Noel Baldridge, Larry Apple, and Larry Wayne Rorie. Honorary pallbearers were: Gary Bryant, Joe Long, Russell Hightower, Don Bice, and Andy Lee.