Donah Mullen Kay

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Born 1-5-1910 -- Died 11-11-2007

Donah (Bertie)?Mullen Kay, 97, of Strawberry, Ark., died Nov. 11, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 5, 1910, at Jesup, Ark., daughter of J.L. and Tinty Mullen.

She married Floyd Kay in 1929 and lived most of of her life in Strawberry where she and her husband owned Kay's Grocery and Station. She was a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church at Strawberry.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nina Kay Richey; two sons-in-law, W.C. Richey and Miles A. Oliver all of Strawberry; one sister, Imai Hoggard of Oxnard, Calif.; four grandsons, Ted Oliver of Batesville, Don Richey and Randy Richey both of Strawberry and Ronald Richey of Agnos; a granddaughter, Bobbi Geurin of Strawberry; a great-grandson, Justin Richey of Strawberry; three great-granddaughters, Kelsey Richey of Strawberry, Brandi Miller of Jonesboro and Amanda Johnson of Little Rock; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death: by her husband; one daughter, Ella Mae Oliver; one great-grandson, Eric Watkins; five brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Nov. 14 at the Jerusalem Baptist Church located at Strawberry. Burial followed in Lancaster Cemetery located at Strawberry with arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Ted Oliver, Don Richey, Ronald Richey, Randy Richey, Justin Richey and Miles Oliver.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobbi Geurin, Kelsey Richey, Brandi Miller and Amanda Johnson.