Lillie Hearington, 92 / June 23, 1918 — Jan. 17, 2011

Published 10:42 pm Monday, January 17, 2011

Lille M. Hearington, 92, of Chippewa Street, Buchanan, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Riveridge Manor, Niles following an extended illness.

She was born June 23, 1918 in Conway County, Ark. to William Jeff and Plina Elizabeth (Branschum) Bryant. She was married on July 1, 1933 in Stuttgart, Ark. to James Beford Hearington, and they moved to Buchanan from Humphrey, Ark. in 1950.

Mrs. Hearington was employed at the former Michigan Mushroom Co. in Niles and retired from the former Unity Hospital in Buchanan.

She was a member of the former Church of Christ, vocal, in Buchanan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, on Jan. 4, 1993; their daughter, Mary Elizebeth Hearington; their son, James Ray Hearington; and a grandson, Brock Edward Bouwkamp. Lillie was also preceded in death by four sisters, Lillmon Lorene Nobles, Lillian Monteen Noland, Hazel Marie Cram and Mary Ruth Coffel; six brothers, Woodrow Bryan, John Eddie Bryant, William “Bud” Bryan, Wilburn Willard Bryant, Johnnie Jefferson Bryant and Robert “Bobby” Bryant.

Surviving family includes daughters, Alice (Ernest) Libey of Niles and Kathy (Lorne) Kay of Buchanan; granddaughters, Janet Clubine and Carol Shultz; grandsons, Kevin Hearington, Scott Hearington, Michael Gaul and Brooks Bouwkamp; great-grandsons, Andrew Hearington, Jacob Hearington and Kade Hearington; great-granddaughter, Melissa Lilley; sisters, Bonnie Wilma McFarlin of Little Rock, Ark., Willow Dean Mangrum of Niles and Betty Jewel Bland of Jonesboro, Ark.

The funeral service for Lillie M. Hearington will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with Mr. David Thompson of Church of Christ of Niles officiating.

Interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles.

The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Hearington may be made to the Patient Activity Fund at Riveridge Manor.