Mabel Grace Healey

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mabel Grace Healey, 78, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at her home. Born at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Alice Hackworth Rabey and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a retired employee of the former Magnatek Manufacturing in Blytheville and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Eugene Simpson, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Becky Harrington of Blytheville and Brenda Jackson of Manila; four brothers, Homer Rabey of Springdale, Woodrow Rabey of Dallas, Texas, Harvey J. Rabey of Manila, Melvin Browning of Clinton, and Donald Rabey of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Dorothy Whittenburg of Caraway, Joyce Gordon of Prairie, Texas, and Nellie Fleeman of Cabot; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Manila Cemetery with Rev. Waymon Holt officiating under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. There was no visitation, family and friends met at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m.

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