Faye T. Sherrell

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Faye T. Sherrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Franklin (Willie) Ballard and Georgia Lee Helm Ballard, was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91.

She was united in marriage to Eldridge Tim Sherrell on Dec. 30, 1933, in Oxford. To this union, five children were born. She was a CNA and a member of the Oxford Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her children, Donnie Sherrell and wife Pat of Joplin, Mo., Billie Prewett and husband Wayne of West Plains, Mo., Lena Dockins and husband, Billy of Oxford, and Pam Johnson and husband Joe of Mammoth Spring; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, including her twin sister, Rhea Singleton and Lois Blevins, both of Oxford; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband; a daughter, Joyce Bryant; a great-grandson, Jessie Dockins; a brother, Dora Ballard; and her father and mother.

Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at the Oxford Baptist Church with burial in Oxford Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.