Ethel Stroud McManus, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Atlanta, La., the daughter of Walter Stroud and Victoria (Dixon) Stroud.
She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Maurine and Hollis Cathey of Ash Flat; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jimmie Sue McManus of Baytown, Texas; one sister, Lajuana Ferguson of Atlanta, La.; one brother and his wife, Virgil Luther Stroud and wife, Carolyn of Singer, La.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Aaron McManus; one brother; and one sister.
Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland with John Lamb officiating. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery near Evening Shade.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.
Pallbearers were Jeff Cathey, Troy McManus, Joshua Cathey, Layne Cathey, Joel Fayle and Brandon Haynes.