Deronda H. Tucker, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Senath, Mo., daughter of William Louis Hayden and Gatha Jewel (Scott) Hayden.
She graduated from college and began a career in teaching. Along with her husband, Ronald, Deronda operated a movie theater in Memphis, Tenn. She worked in customer service for Holiday Inn and worked as a counselor for a volunteer crisis center. She attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ.
She is survived by: one granddaughter, Heather Beach; one great-grandchild; two half-sisters, Candy Millikin and husband, Harold and Anna Hayden; and one cousin, Anna Beth McGinnis.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one son, Robert; one daughter, Ruth Ann; and one granddaughter, Mary.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.