Ellawea King


MONTICELLO — Ellawea Witherspoon King 79, Monticello passed away, February 12, 2014 at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born October 20, 1934, in Drew County, Ark. to the late Richard Witherspoon and Betty Edwards Witherspoon.

Survivors; her step-mother, Mary Witherspoon; two daughters, Rose Daniels of Monticello and Brenda Kevin of Oakland, Calif.; five sons, Carl, Roosevelt, Tommie, Richard and Michael King all of Monticello; five extended children, Bennie, Buford and Ruby all of St. Louis, Mo. and Mary and Marie of Calif.; five brothers, Richard, Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis., James of Liberal, Kan. and Terry Witherspoon of Kansas City, Kan., Frederick of Dallas, Texas and Michael Witherspoon of Liberal Kan.; four sisters, Delois Terry and Gloria Boilem of Liberal, Kan., Bernestine Britt of Kansas City, Mo. and Margaret Laster of Mobile, Ala.; thirty-three grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21 at Holmes Chapel Church in Monticello with burial in Green Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.