Emily Lou Presley, 83, of Sikeston, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at her residence.
Born Sept. 26, 1923, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Olsie and Cora Scarbrough Waltrip, she owned and operated the Miner Fruit Market in Miner, Mo. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews, Mo.
On Dec. 23, 1939, in Charleston, Mo., she married Gerald Presley, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and Lanny Presley; one brother and one sister.
Survivors include one brother, Harrison Waltrip, of Sikeston; two sisters, Dean Ford, of Sikeston and Virginia Ward, of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Candace Rodgers, Nichole Presley and Tracy Sides, all of Sikeston, Jerry Dale Presley, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Joey Presley, of Kennett and six great-grandchildren, Branden Sides, Cassie Hastings, Cody Rodgers, Cora Burnett, Chase Rodgers and Chloe Hampton, all of Sikeston.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 2, at the Nunnelee Chapel in Sikeston with the Revs. Cecil Adams and Rodney Dunlap officiating.
Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.
Pallbearers were Bill Waltrip, Marty Evans, Davie Hampton, Johnny Wilson, Lonnie Polk and Eugene Adams.