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Gerdell Chronister

May 5, 1929 — January 18, 2020

Gerdell Chronister, 90 of Russellville, formerly of the Gravel Hill area, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Russellville.  She was born May 5, 1929 in Dover, Arkansas to James Lossie Martin and Fannie Ethel Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn Chronister; sister, Lavina Singleton, brother, Buddy Martin, sister, Edna Dorn.

She is survived by her sister, Estelle Sims, Russellville; brothers-in-law, Harold, Wendell, H.S. Chronister; brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Phyllis Chronister; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Gerdell and her late husband, previously owned The Moreland Grocery Store.  They were also very involved with the Moreland Fire Department.  They attended the Gravel Hill Church of Christ.

Her visitation will be at 5-7pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral.  Her funeral service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral with Mr. Scott Roderick officiating.  Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be James Sims, Clayton Pruitt, Logan Pruitt, Tyler Himes, Cody Neal, Freddie Martin, Jason Edmundson.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Gravel Hill Church of Christ and Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation Staff.

Memorials may be made to Gravel Hill Church of Christ, in care of Randy Hollis, 236 Hollis Lane, Russellville, AR 72802.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock

1501 W Maryland Ave, North Little Rock, AR 72120

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