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P.O. Box 319, 101 N. Second Street
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-3232
Fax: (870) 222-4801
Zula Verle (Methvin) LaFarra

Zula Verle (Methvin) LaFarra

Saturday, June 18th, 1927 - Saturday, June 8th, 2019
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Zula Verle (Methvin) LaFarra, 91, of McGehee, Arkansas, retired Registered Nurse and homemaker, died Saturday, June 8th. She was the widow of William E. (Bill) LaFarra. She was born June 18, 1927 to Luther and Flora (McCain) Methvin at Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi.
She was a graduate of Ruleville High School, Ruleville, MS and Leflore Hospital, School of Nursing, Greenwood, MS. She served as the Director of Nursing for Leisure Lodge Nursing Home for 22 years, retiring in 1989. Her hobbies included genealogy research, sewing, quilting, flower gardening, and traveling across the USA while camping with her family. She enjoyed being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution local chapter in Monticello.
Verle was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, McGehee, where she served in Sunday School, Training Union, Girls Auxiliary, Vacation Bible School, and Bible Drill.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Reginald and Myron Methvin. Survivors include three daughters; Janice (Ken) Ramsey of Arkadelphia; Dolores (Keith) Brown of Warren; and Nancy (Les) Abernathy of McGehee; six grandchildren – Amanda (J.D.) Martin of Estero, Florida; Jonathan (Morgan) Wilson of Jonesboro; Matt (Jessica) Ramsey of Maumelle; Perry (Lindsey) Jones of Monticello; Adrienne (Larry Don) Miles of McGehee, and Sarah (Blaine) Starr of Warren; along with 5 step grandchildren (Brett Abernathy, Natalie Goble, Kari Epperson, Chet and Alex Brown), and 24 great grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister, Anita Nokes of Greenwood, MS and a brother, Glenn Methvin of Owens Crossroads, Alabama, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Visitation will be held from 1-2pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church of McGehee in McGehee, AR. Funeral services will follow at 2pm at the church with Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Burial will be held at McGehee Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of McGehee – Scholarship Fund for Youth Camp, P.O. Box 133, McGehee, AR 71654. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    312 W Seamans Dr
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    312 W Seamans Dr
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Rick Miller
  • Interment

    McGehee Cemetery
    Crooked Bayou Rd
    McGehee, AR 71654
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Margaret Gravolet

Posted at 02:12pm
Delores, Nancy and Janice - Your Mother was such a sweet lady! Your family are in my prayers. Margaret Shook Gravolet

Christie Tedder Perkins

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With sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May God bless you all.
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Mark and Paula Hemingway

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We are sorry for your great loss, but we know you take comfort knowing Zula is with Jesus. May God give you peace and strength during this time.
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Teresa Reed

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Nancy, Delores and Janice I am so sorry to hear about your mom . All of you will be in my thoughts and and prayers.

Haley & Mason Abernathy

Posted at 09:34am
I hope that the Lord brings you and your family the much-needed comfort and peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.
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