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Myrl Ruth Reed Merrell
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Birth: May 21, 1919
Death: Sep. 18, 2009

Myrl Ruth Merrell
(May 21, 1919 - September 18, 2009)

Mrs. Merrell, 90, of Cookeville, Tennessee, formerly of Wynne, Arkansas, died Friday evening September 18, 2009 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Merrell was born May 21, 1919 in Ida, AR to the late James Jefferson and Martha Elizabeth Burgess Reed.

In 1992 she came to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Willard Cummings of Cookeville. Mrs. Merrell was a homemaker and a member of the Taylor Seminary Freewill Baptist Church in Putnam County, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Merrell and son, Robert Merrell; sister, Rosanna Reed Neal, and six brothers, Alfred Reed, James Reed, Lewis Reed, John Reed, Buel Reed, and Guy Reed all of AR.

Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn & Willard Cummings of Cookeville, son and daughter-in-law, Raymond & Frances Merrell of Wynne, AR; daughter-in-law, Olivia Merrell of Conway, AR; six granddaughters and their husbands, Debbie & Dave Blessman of Gordonsville, TN, Lana & Steve Brookshire of Maryville, TN, Amber & Bobby Gilmore of Greenbrier, AR, Belinda & Terry Tacker of Cherokee Village, AR, Angie & Larry White of Harrisburg, AR, Diana & Rick Yarborough of Wynne, AR; four grandsons, Jeffery and wife, Denise Merrell, Terry and wife Charlotte Merrell, Paul and wife, Robin Merrell and Dean Merrell all of AR; eight great granddaughters, Kimerly Tacker McKinness, Kattie Tacker, Ashley White Smith, Bailey McCorkle, Tia Merrell, Tyler Merrell, Sara Vigil and Olivia Merrell, ten great grandsons, David Keith Gilmore, Jason Tacker, Jonathan Tacker, Larry White, Jr., Ryan McCorkle, Josh Merrell, Andrew Merrell, Cody Davis, Paul Merrell Jr., and Brandon Merrell; several great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne. Funeral services will be held Monday September 21 at 2 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home in Wynne, AR. Interment will follow in the Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wynne, Arkansas. Bro. John Witcher and Bobby Gilmore will officiate.

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Tennessee. Kernodle Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Lee Roy Merrell (1900 - 1971)
Ellis Chapel Cemetery
Cross County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Kim Thompson
Record added: Sep 19, 2009
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Myrl Ruth <i>Reed</i> Merrell
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Myrl Ruth <i>Reed</i> Merrell
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 Added: Sep. 20, 2009

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