Joan McCollum Bone

Joan McCollum Bone

Meredith Joan McCollum Bone, 85, of Monticello, passed away on September 9, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was the widow of Jim Bone, Sr., a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Earl McCollum and a granddaughter, Ellen Bone. Joan’s hobbies included traveling, reading, gardening and taking care of her animals. She also loved spending quality time with her family.

She was born November 16, 1930 in Lonoke to the late William Jeff McCollum and Alice Marie Watson McCollum.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Bone, Jr. and wife Phyllis of Dardanelle and Jeff Bone (Diane Nowlen) of Monticello; one daughter, Rosemarie Sexton and husband Lance of Springdale; one brother, Bill McCollum of McGehee; four sisters, Betty Dillon of Sherwood, Kaye Hubbert of Chehalis, WA, Irma Badger of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Muriel Belcher of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Parker Spaulding, Anna Spaulding, Holly Amber Ingebo, Jesica Bone and Lauryn Bone; three great-grandchildren, Noah Pilcher, Aidan Ingebo and Alec Ingebo; and was loved dearly by all her nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at Second Baptist Church with burial to follow in Gaster Hill Cemetery.

Family visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.