Nelda Jean Usery, 69, of Greenville, Miss., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 28, 1938, in Kennett, daughter of Margaret Marler and the late Jake Marler, she was employed at Greenville News.
Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Usery, of Greenville; one son, Derek Usery and wife, Susan, of Harrison, Ark.; one daughter, Serena Doran and husband, Pete, of Bauxite, Ark.; her mother, Margaret Marler, of Kennett; two sisters, Barbara Haney and husband, Bill, of West Memphis, Ark., and Carolyn James and husband, Johnny, of Chicago, Ill; three brothers, Jeriel Marler and wife, Barbara and Billie Marler and wife, Judy, all of Kennett and Jimmie Marler and wife, Sharon, of Norwood, Mo.; six grandchildren, Adam and Brandon Jacks, Alicia Usery, Derek Usery, Jr., and Shelly and Asa Allgood and two great-grandchildren, Dillon and Alora Jacks.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Oneal Usery.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Smith Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Steven Cantu officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery.