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Rohena Lorrain Merritt, 77

Rohena Lorrain Merritt, 77 of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas passed from this life on October 17, 2018. She was born in Hartford Connecticut on June 19, 1941 to the late Gilbert Amos and Ethel B. Smith. Lorrain was a faithful Christian and attended Pathway Church of God and Gospel Light House Church in Blytheville where she lived for over 25 years.

She is also preceded in death by three husbands, Charles Wilder Sr., Earl Keith Sr., and Ted Merritt; son Charles “Chuck” Wilder; step-son, Steve Merritt; siblings, Garry B. Smith and Elizabeth Marie Mayfield. Lorrain leaves to cherish her memory four children, David Wilder, Elizabeth Wilder, Tammy Wilder, Earl Keith Jr.; step-children, Lesa Parnell, Tammy Merritt-Taylor; siblings, Kay Gunter (Dorm), Karen Durden, Betsy Gustafson and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to help with services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Phyllis Wardlow Posted October 19, 2018 3:26 PM

    Much love lari you will be missed

  • Sharon & Buddy Norman Posted October 20, 2018 8:37 AM

    Very sorry for the loss of you mother, we have you in our prayers, you did an amazing job Earl Kieth Jr. your sweet mama is no longer suffering, we love you and know that prayers of comfort come to you

  • Sonia Posted October 22, 2018 6:58 AM

    My sincere condolences to Rohena’s family on your loss.

    May you find comfort and peace in your precious memories,
    and in Jehovah God’s promise to return all those who are
    sleeping in death back to life on a paradise earth free from all
    sorrow, pain, sickness and death, by means of his Son Christ Jesus.
    Psalms 5:28,29) Rev 21:3,4) Psalms 37:11,29

    My deepest sympathy

  • Tammy Wilder Posted October 23, 2018 1:03 AM

    God, hold her clase and let her speak her mind agan.
    Forever missing you Momma…
    Goodnight sweetheart, well It’s time to go. The son we used to sing when we said goodbye on the phone.

  • Jennifer Wilder Posted October 24, 2018 11:52 AM

    Make sure you hug my Daddy so tight I know he was happy to see you again. With all my love Jennifer

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