Rheita (Powell) Pratt, 73, of Williford, Ark., died Oct 25, 2008, at her daughter's home in Pocahontas, Ark., after a long battle with cancer.
She was a hairdresser for 47 years, 35 of which were in the Hardy area.
She was involved in the Williford community and was instrumental in starting the Hilltop Crime Watch Program.
She was an animal lover and supporter of CARTI of Arkansas and the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation on her behalf to: Spring River Animal Services, 1531 Hwy. 289 N, Cherokee Village, AR 72529, or CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), P.O. Box 5500, Little Rock, AR 72215.
She is survived by: one sister, Rheba Treat of Williford; two daughters, Ann Pratt of Corpus Christy, Texas, and Marsha L. Hausmann of Pocahontas; one adopted daughter, Marsha D. Hausmann of Hardy, Ark.; three sons, Terry Powell of Williford, Robert Hausmann of Ravenden, Ark., and Neil Hausmann of Hardy; nine grandchildren, Victoria, Jamie, Rachel, Leann, Michael, Carl, Andrea, Ariel and John; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Oct. 31 at the Spring River Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Cherokee Chapel of Cherokee Village.