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Willene Larue McCullough, Jan. 16, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Willene Larue McCullough, 80, died January 16 at Green Acre Lodge, Holiday Island, with her daughter, Joyce, at her side.

She was born in Sturkie, Ark., to Pete and Esther McLain. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.G. McCullough, and her granddaughter, Emily McCullough Pearson, as well as siblings Wilmalee Richey, Wanda Heasley and Wade McLain.

She is survived by daughters Beth McCullough and her husband, Dave Pearson, of Eureka Springs; Joyce Hagler of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; and Teresa Johnson of Sparta, Mo. She leaves behind grandchildren Colin McCullough Pearson of Columbia, Mo.; Jaclyn and Kaitlyn McCullough Pearson of Eureka Springs; Abby Miller and family of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; Josh Hagler and family of Republic, Mo.; and Molly and Clair Johnson of Sparta, Mo.

"Willie" was a seamstress, a stained glass artist and bookkeeper. As a young woman, she attended Draughn's Business School in Springfield, Mo.

Interment was in Salem, Ark.

The family is especially grateful to hospice nurse Everett Fountain, as well as Perla and Jessica and everyone at Green Acre Lodge.