Born 7-26-1907 -- Died 12-8-2007
Mildred Brister Verdel, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born July 26, 1907, at Yazoo City, Miss., to Major and Nona (Ledbetter) Brister.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village.
Survivors include: one daughter, Lynne Colles of Cherokee Village; seven grandchildren, Betsy Edmonds of Athens, Ga., Ben Merritt of Trophy Club, Texas, Stephen Merritt of Little Rock, Michael Merritt of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Leigh Barborek of Russellville, Rebecca Burkhammer of Agnos and Marie Longing of Conway; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Ed and Willie (Thomas) Brister; her parents; and her husband, E.F. Verdel.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.