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Johnye Faye Storey Terrell

Johnye Faye Storey Terrell, age 90, passed away at her home on April 29th, 2024, in Mena, Arkansas, surrounded by her loving family.

Johnye Faye was born August 20, 1933, in Purcell, Oklahoma to the late John Edward Storey and Dollie Merle Laney Storey. Her family moved to Polk County when she was a baby and lived in the Centerpoint community near Rocky. She and first husband, the late Roy Jackson lived in Bryan, Texas, at College Station. After his passing, Johnye Faye returned to Mena and married the late Arnold “Pete” Terrell.

Johnye Faye was a faithful servant to the Lord, an avid birdwatcher, a talented quilter, gardener, poet and a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed watching the Razorbacks and Aggies play football, reading mystery novels, fishing and watching her favorite show, Judge Judy. However, her favorite pastime was spoiling her beloved grandchildren, all of whom have warm memories of growing up in her kitchen. She was also a crack shot with her trusty shotgun, which earned her the nickname “Granny Oakley.” Johnye Faye was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her and will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by: Daughters, Rolinda Allen and husband Ralph of Mena, Tammy Staggs of Mena, and Paula Cox and husband Chuck of Mena.

Sister-in-law, Edna Terrell Rodgers of Mena and “Honorary son” Tim Keith of Mena.

Grandchildren, Allan Ezell and wife Melissa of Hatfield, Clint Ezell and wife Kristen of Moody, Texas, Mica Ezell of Mena, Jonathan Cox and wife Stephanie of Gentry, Arkansas, Mershon Beck and husband Chris of Mena, Laney Staggs of Mena, and Katelyn Staggs of Mena.

15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by: Her parents, John and Dollie Storey; first husband, Roy Jackson; second husband, Arnold “Pete” Terrell; son, Ralph Darrell Jackson; son, Johnny Leon Terrell; son-in-law, Jerry Staggs; grandson, Bryan Ezell; and great-grandson, Logan Ezell.

Services for Mrs. Johnye Faye Storey Terrell will be held, at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be held, Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas.

Pallbearers: Chuck Cox, Jonathan Cox, Chris Beck, Ralph Allen, Allan Ezell, Clint Ezell, Van Holman, and Chris Roberts.

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