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Salesville- Helen Dement Whitlow, 67, formerly of Jonesboro, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Mountain Home.

She was born June 11, 1944 in Shady Grove to the late Otto and Olia Deboard. She worked many years as a cafeteria worker for Nettleton Public Schools and University Heights and also worked as a factory worker for twenty-five years.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Whitlow; her children, Bobby Dement Jr. and Sarah Worsley; two sisters, Irene Goodwin and Judy Murray; three brothers, Grady Deboard, James Deboard and David Deboard; nine grandchildren, Beth Dement, Jordan Dement, Grayce Dement, Olivia Dement, Rachel Dement, Katie Dement, Ian Dement, LeAnn Rose (Chris) and Danyle Worsley (Holly); five great-grandchildren, Aiden Soden, Brandon Soden, Blake Fontz, Cameron Fontz and Harley Fontz.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Dement Sr.; a sister, Mary Pogue-Laughlin and a brother, Jimmy Deboard.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:30 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at The Rock of NEA with Rev. Terry Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the Nettleton Cemetery under the direction of Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home.

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