Ina Laverne Slocum, 94, of Dermott, AR passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ina was born in Shawnee, OK on February 25, 1925 to the late William Albert Gay and Maude Walling Gay. She was formerly a hairdresser and a Laboratory Technician at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium now the Human Development Center in Booneville, AR. She taught Sunday school at the nursing home in Booneville, AR for 23 years. She was involved in several gospel witnessing programs. She also enjoyed writing poems and songs. Ina loved her family and enjoyed spending time with people. She was a member of Halley Baptist Church.
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Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Oliver “Slug” Slocum.
Survivors include her sister, Wanda Jones of Chicago, IL; nephews, Fred (Sue) Gay of Halley, AR, Jerry (June) Hutchinson of Booneville, MS and Gary (Debbie) Jones of Altheimer, AR; niece, Sherry (Les) Beller of Chicago, IL; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be 5-6pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral service will follow at 6 pm at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gene Gregory officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 am Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Carolan Cemetery near Booneville, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 13, McGehee, AR 71654. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee, AR.