Retha McKinney Mercer
Funeral Date: 11/11/2008

Obituary:
Retha McKinney Mercer, age 84, of Rye, Arkansas died Sunday, November 9, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born November 24, 1923 in Bradley County a daughter of the late William Walter McKinney and Forrest McBride McKinney she was a homemaker, member Harmony Freewill Baptist Church and the widow of J.C. Mercer. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Jack McKinney, Carl McKinney, Elbert McKinney, Richard McKinney, a granddaughter Latisha.. Survivors are 5 sons Allen Mercer, Rye, AR., Kenneth Mercer and spouse Susan, Rye, AR., James Mercer and spouse Diane, Crossett, Ar., Bobby Mercer, Crossett, AR., Billy Mercer, Rye, AR., 3 daughters Opal Noble and spouse Larry, Beebe, AR., Katherine Garrison and spouse John, Hot Springs Village, AR., Linda Russell and spouse Porter, Warren, AR., 1 brother Preston McKinney and spouse Gwen, Warren, AR., Sister In law Lois McKinney, Rye, Ar., 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10:00a.m. Tuesday, November 11, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Tim Foreman officiating. Organist was Linda Barrett and soloist was Brandy Adair. Active pallbearers were Lance Mercer, Landon Mercer, Todd Mercer, Steven Taylor, Mike Mercer, and Archie Clark. Honorary pallbearers were SPC James C. Mercer serving in Baghdad, Mason Mercer, Mike Hodge, and Scotty Adair. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren.

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Name: Marsha & Frank Griffin
Message: To Bobby, Landon, Lance and Mason: We are so sorry about Mrs. Mercer and know this is a very difficult time for all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Nana and Pop

Name: Terry Hunter
Message: Linda, Karen, Scotty & Jen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Retha. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, you know you can call on me. I love you all. Terry

Name: Patsy (Taylor) Glover
Message: My Deepest Sympathy.

Name: Paula Hunter-Herring
Message: Linda and Family, Iam so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Melissa Bradley Hudspeth
Message: Mercer family, I am sadden to hear about the death of your mother, she was a very dear lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: Betty Sue Bradley Russell
Message: My Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

Name: Rosemary MCDaniel
Message: Linda sorry to hear about your mom she was a sweet lady i remember when we all worked togeather she will be missed god bless you all.

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: With My Deepest Sympathy.

Name: Pam & Gary Ozment
Message: We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Adam Russell
Message: All, my Deepest Sympathy for your loss. You're all in my prayers.

Name: Vonda (Valentine) Jarrell
Message: Sorry for the loss of your Mother.May God be with each of you.

Name: Marc and Shelli Maroney
Message: Scotty, Karen, Jennifer and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you!

Name: Teresa Adair
Message: Linda,Scotty, Karen and Jenn So sorry to hear about the loss of Ms Retha. She was a very Dear Lady I know you all will miss her.My prayers are with you all. Love Teresa