Emma Procell


Emma Jean Reed Procell, 93, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, December 6, 2012.

She was born January 8, 1919 in Rison, daughter of James and Katherine Woolley Reed.

Mrs. Procell was reared and received her early education in Rison and Pine Bluff.

She worked as a rental supervisor for Tenark.

Mrs. Procell was a charter member of First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Amarance Christiana Court #3, AARP and Horizon Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Procell, whom she married May 9, 1942 in Pine Bluff; her parents; brother, James “Jim” Reed of Thorncrown Eureka Springs; and Mary Frances Green of Pine Bluff.

Survivors include two sons, J.E. Procell, Jr. of Nocona, Texas and Larry Procell of Pine Bluff; sister, Zelma Hankins of Eureka Springs; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., at First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Cossey officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 West 73rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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