Ira Blann

Ira Blann

Ira Oree Burchell Blann, 94, of Crossett, passed away on December 4, 2013 at Cherry Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility.

She was born on April 12, 1919 in Crossett. She was the daughter of Lawson Elliott and Myrtle Elizabeth Sutton Burchell.

Mrs. Blann had been a paper tester for the Crossett Company. She attended Wallers Chapel Methodist Church and enjoyed watching football, gardening, camping and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Elbert Blann; her parents and a sister, Ruby Jewel Gray.

Survivors include one son, Tony Elbert Blann and wife, Pam, of Crossett; one daughter, Remona Blann Bishop, of Crossett, and four grandchildren, Lance Blann, Lissa Bishop, Whitney Blann Atwood and Adam Bishop.

Funeral services will be held at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett on December 7 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Toby Austin officiating. Interment will follow at Carlock Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Paragould Children’s Home, 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.