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“So sorry you are gone much to soon....heaven surely gained another angel as you left us....Prayers from family, friends.... you were a great nurse...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Crisco - McRae, AR - Friend

“So sorry and praying for the family. Rita was our nurse. She was a very dear soul and great nurse. May she rest in peace. We will miss her so much.We...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gladys and James Thompson - AR

“Ms. Rita will definitely be missed. I enjoyed working with Rita, and she and Greta are my favorite nurses. My prayers are with her family and with...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Cindi Pearson - Beebe, AR

“Rita was one of the nicest, kind, caring and compassionate people that I have ever had the please of knowing. I will miss her dearly. But, ----Her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Shane Bowden - Searcy, AR

“no word can heal the pain that you are feeling right now only time can do that but there will always be that special place that you hold reserved...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: betty churchwell - georgetown, AR

“She was a wonderful nurse and I am proud I got to work with her. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tonya Cummins - Cherokee village, AR

“Remember the same smile on Rita that her sweet mother had. I don't think I ever saw either without that smile. I'm so sorry for her passing. Altho I...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Jackson - Mcrae - Friend

“So glad I was able to meet such a great nurse and friend. She will be missed ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Denise Richards - Fostoria, OH

“my thoughts & prayers are with your whole family during this most difficult time. (ITT) ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lynne Swindle - Brookings, SD

“Rita was the sweetest person. I enjoyed working with her at ITT. She will be truly missed! ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Young Rosemary - Coworker

“Prayers for the family in the loss of such a dear person. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer (Horton) Hooker - Monroe, MI


Rita Joy Churchwell, age 49 of Searcy, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Little Rock. She was born October 1, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois to Raymond Ralph Churchwell and Lena Marie Hodges Churchwell. She is survived by one brother, Huston Ray Churchwell and Donna Tucker of McRae; one sister, Twilia Kay Lance and husband David of Trinity, Alabama; two nieces, Ashley Marie Churchwell of Pangburn, Destiny Hope Lance of Trinity; and one nephew, Tristan Karl Jubal Lance of Trinity. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lena Churchwell; and one brother, Paul Edmond Churchwell. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 am at Powell Funeral Home with interment to follow at Welcome Home Cemetery.






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