PORTAGEVILLE -- Viola Fisher, 96, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti.
Born June 5, 1912, in Arkansas, to the late Nelson Pullen Crowell and Etta Pearl Newton Crowell Adams, she was a member of the Hayward Baptist Church where she had served as past president of WMU and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
On Jan. 9, 1930, in Arkansas, she married George James Fisher Sr. who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1975.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Cecil Paul Fisher Sr.; one daughter, Martha Sue Fisher; three brothers, Lloyd Crowell, N.P. Crowell and W.A. Crowell; and three sisters, Opal Fisher, Edith Crowell and Ruby Fisher.
Survivors include: six sons and five daughters-in-law, George James and Myra Fisher Jr. of Ogden, Utah, Jimmy and Judy Fisher of Lincoln, Neb., Galen and Linda Fisher of Nixa, and Bill Fisher, Ronnie and Judy Fisher and Dennis and Carol Fisher of Portageville; four daughters and one son-in-law, Wilma Anderson of Mountain House, Calif., Barbara Cary of Hayward, Calif., Janie and Al DeMarco of Johnstown, N.Y., and Lesa Jerrolds of Portageville; two sisters, Francis Spencer of Los Angeles and Jean Adams of Pensacola, Fla.; and 27 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled at 6 p.m. today at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hayward Baptist Church with David Boyd officiating.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.