Elinor Merritt

Elinor Lorene Stout Pointer Merritt

May 19, 1923 - October 14, 2020
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Elinor Lorene Merritt, 97, of Conway, formerly of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord on October 14 , 2020, surrounded by her loving children. She was born May 19, 1923, in Epps, Louisiana, to Jessie and Lillie Bell Stout. She was a retired Home Economist for Arkla Gas Company. She was a member of Hawley Methodist Church in Pine Bluff. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Merritt, and 3 sisters, Pauline Champagne, Ila Shock, and Nina McEntire.
She is survived by her children, Robert Pointer (Susie), of Maumelle, Phyllis Cox (Denzil), of Conway, Harold Pointer (Tana) of Pine Bluff, and Sandra Colschen (Gregg), of Houston, Texas; 3 sisters, Lillian Miller of Salem, NH, Opal Spies and Bess Trevino of Kansas City, MO. Seven grandchildren, Rob Pointer, Amber Cox Joachim, Davin Cox, Blake Pointer, Lucas Pointer, David Colschen and Michael Colschen; and 18 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held by Ralph Robinson & Son on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her honor to Faulkner County Council on Aging, 705 E Siebenmorgen Rd, Conway, Arkansas 72034.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:00pm
    Graceland Cemetery
    2501 W. Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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  • Interment

    Graceland Cemetery
    2501 W. Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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With love, Amie and Ryan

Posted at 12:00pm
Sandra, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We rejoice in the knowledge that she has been welcomed into the kingdom of heaven.
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Roy & Trish Ferrell

Posted at 09:38am
Harold and Tana, So very sorry for your loss. We send a prayer for comfort and strength. It sounds like Mrs. Elinor lived a full life.

Becky Floyd

Posted at 08:15am
Elinor, was my next door neighbor for many years on Curtis Road in Pine Bluff.
A sweeter more gracious lady, you would not find.
Incredibly sorry for this sad loss!

Barbara Rowland Miller

Posted at 10:15pm
Harold & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your mom at your shop several times when I lived in Pine Bluff. She was a very sweet lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Evelyn Brabston

Posted at 08:14pm
Elinor was a very active member of Hawley and did the lunch for our bazaar and many crafts. She was very sweet and so easy to work with! We missed her when she moved to Conway!

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