Arrah Neil Ellis Willard

Published 12:07 am Sunday, October 26, 2014

July 19, 1922 – Oct. 24, 2014

NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Arrah Neil Ellis Willard, 92, who died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at her residence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Talmadge Anderson officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willard was born on July 19, 1922, in Norwood, La., the daughter of Ambry Marcellus Ellis and Marticia Louise Hall Ellis.

She was a member of the Covington Road Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by husband, Bobby Willard; parents; sister, Sue Sean; brothers, Edward Ellis and Jack Ellis; son, Buddy Willard; grandson, Glen Willard; and great-grandson, David Willard III.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Willard and wife, Catherine, and David Willard and wife, Diane, all of Natchez; seven grandchildren, Jim Willard and wife, Selah, Laura Bruce and husband, Kevin, Christy Thornton, Robert Willard, Peyton Willard and wife, Cameron, and Lisa Cox and husband, R.C., all of Natchez; 10 great grandchildren, Cami and Sarah Beth Willard of Baton Rouge, Katie and Emily Carpenter, Katlyn and Will Thornton, Ty Winston and Caleb, Zac and Brianna Cox, all of Natchez, and a number of other family members.

Pallbearers will be Jim Willard, Peyton Willard, Robert Willard, Will Thornton, R.C. Cox, Caleb Cox and Gary Thornton.

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