NEW MADRID -- Viola French, 97, died June 16, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid.
Born Nov. 20, 1908, in Lebanon Junction, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Rufus S. and Jennie Deats Stallings.
In November 1927, she married Willis E. French Sr. who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2000.
Survivors include: two sons and two daughters-in-law, W. Eugene and Lucille French Jr. of Germantown, Tenn., and William S. and Velma Jean French of New Madrid; and eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-
Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.
Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Charleston.