Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lola N. Isley, 93, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in her home.

She was born May 13, 1917, in Barry County, the daughter of Luther Washington and Bessie (Burbridge) Smith. On June 17, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Luther "Slim" Isley, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1969. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Leslie Allen Carr; three brothers, Loren Smith, Grover Smith and Charles Smith; and three sisters, Ollie Blankenship, Bertha Bowen and Dollie Catherine Smith.

Survivors include: one son, Byron "Sonny" Carr, of Cassville; two daughters, Donna McCloud, of Cassville, and her husband, Bill, of Kansas City, and Darla Isley, of Purdy; a sister, Clara Brandon, of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren; four great-grandchilden; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up in the Shell Knob area and received her education in the Gaddis School House. She was a homemaker, as well as a dairy farmer. She was a member of the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School several years and was church clerk for many years.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Larry Henbest and Rev. Loy Bowen conducted the services. Burial was at Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to the Lola Isley Memorial Fund.

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