Nellie Porterfield Cowgill Steele, 81, of Calico Rock, Ark., died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark.
She was born Oct. 3, 1926, to David and Altie Porterfield. She was married to George A. Cowgill on Aug. 9, 1947, in Wideman, Ark., and to this union six children were born, Linda Pendergrass (Russell) of Gepp, Ark., Lee Cowgill (Darlis) of Dolph, Ark., David Cowgill (Sue) of Mitchell, Ark., Marcia Griffin (Earl) of Mountain Home, Anita Mitchel (Don) of Bexar, Ark., Fay Allen Caulfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
After the death of her husband, she married John Steele on May 11, 1966.
She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church.
She is also survived by: one sister, Hazel Wyatt of Calico Rock, Ark.; one brother, Dolen Porterfield of Nixa, Mo.; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husbands; three brothers,Leo, Allen and James Porterfield; and four sisters, Elsie Staggs, Maxine Panell, Joyce Banks and Lois Porterfield.
Funeral services were held July 5 at the Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Randy King and Jamey Cowgill officiating. Burial followed at the Wild Cherry Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice House of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Dr., Mtn. Home, AR 72653.
Pallbearers were Melvin Pendergrass, Casey Cowgill, Cass Cowgill, Jamey Cowgill, Jed Cowgill, Jessi Allen, (Sr. Airman, USAF), Rob Elliott (Tech Sgt, USAF) and Keith Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers were Cheryl Edwards, Jana Cowgill, Francis Kisman, Jia Elliott, Rebecca Roper and Nellie's 13 great grandchildren.