Frances Norene Whiteaker, 76 of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday July 17, 2016, at the Senath Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Senath, Mo. Born in Mountain View, Ark. she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Maie Holt Pitts, had lived much of her life in Michigan, and had been a Leachville resident since 1986.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Willming, two grandchildren, John Ball and Amanda Ball, and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Spears.
Survivors include three sons, Buddy Whiteaker, Ray Whiteaker and Mark Noblin, all of Paragould; three daughters, Kathy Johnson of Paragould, Lisa Ball of Leachville and Frances Whiteaker of Manila; a brother, Gene Willming of Hartford, Mich.; two sisters,
Connie Willming of Bangor, Mich., and Robin Vanlierop of Hartford, Mich.; She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 3:30 Wednesday July 20, 2016, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. B. R. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
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