|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2010|
Ella Rea Vandiver , age 96 of Conway AR passed away at home Friday, January 29, 2010.
She was born in 1913 to Robert Lee and Matilda Elizabeth Malone in the community of London Mountain near Russellville AR.
After her mothers death when she was very young, she was raised by her loving step-mother Addie Duvall Malone of Russellville. She is a member of the First Methodist Church in Conway.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Woodrow Vandiver of Conway and Two brothers Arnold Malone and Louie Malone and two sisters Cammie Virden and Keith Cox.
She is survived by one sister, Jessie Blake of Dardanelle and her son Wilson Vandiver and his wife Sada of Conway. Ella Rea has three grandchildren and their families; Stephanie Jo and Dale Simms and son Cole of Baltimore Maryland, Sharna LeAnn Vandiver of Baltimore Maryland, and W. Chad Vandiver, his wife Elizabeth and sons William and Henry of Ardmore Pennslyvania.
Ella Rea and her husband Woodrow were the owners/operators of Vandiver's Grocery and ESSO service station south of Conway from 1951 until retirement in 1969. After retiring from the store, she returned to her many interest in gardening, watercolors, visiting with family, sewing and handicraft especially for her grandchildren and traveling with her husband on many vacations throughout the U.S.
Graveside services were held at Bearley Cemetary in Dardanelle Arkansas. Terry Malone of Memphis, nephew of Ella Rea, officiated.
Created by: Sandra
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47322160
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