PEKIN, Ill. - Ida Arzella Newell, 78, died June 14, 2006, at an assisted living center in McComb, Miss.
Born July 23, 1927, in Summerland, Ark., daughter of the late Lee Alfred and Sylvia Noe Phillips, as a young child she moved to Randles, Mo., where she attended school. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin.
On Feb. 27, 1947, in Morley, Mo., she married Berlin C. Newell who died May 8, 1999, in Pekin.
A grandson also preceded her in death.
Survivors included: three sons, B. Dewayne Newell who died June 29, 2006, and Gary W. Newell of the state of New Mexico and James D. Newell of the state of Louisiana; two brothers, Verlon Phillips of Murphysboro and Vernon Phillips of Morley; one sister, Retta Izolla Luttrell of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Services were conducted June 19 at Liberty Baptist Church. Burial was in the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.