Arnella Burgess Owens White, 93, of Eudora, AR died Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Arnella was born on September 17, 1924 to the late Cooper and Nellie Smith Burgess. She worked at Eudora Garment Factory for over 30 years. Arnella loved to sew and cook and she enjoyed fishing. She was the oldest member of Bloomshade Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Sammy Johnson; brothers, Cooper Burgess, Jr, Earl Burgess, Lemon Burgess, T.K. Burgess; sisters, Mary Lee Burgess and Patsy Burgess Smith. Survivors include her husband, Gene A. White of Eudora, AR and brother, Charles Burgess of Robbins, IL. She also leaves to cherish her memory, a granddaughter she raised Cynthia (Marvin) Freeman; a devoted niece, Pauline Keith; other nieces, nephews, step-children; special neighbors Sam (Marion) Jones and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held 10-11am Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Bloomshade Missionary Baptist Church in Eudora, AR. Funeral Services will follow at 11am at the church with Rev. James E. Handie, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Hill Cemetery.