Sarah Walls

HOUSTON – Sarah Elizabeth Criddle Walls, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo. She was born May 26, 1933, in Chickasaw County to James Chester Criddle and Lela Bell Hill Criddle. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Macedonia United Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Ann and Tommy Smith of Houston; her grandchildren, Lynn and Clay Nabors, and Chris Smith of Houston, Kenneth and Adele Yearby, and Joe Yearby of New Hope; her great-grandchildren, Mykkie Smith, Megan Nabors, Ashley and Ross Haig, Matthew Yearby, Dylan Chain, Ashley Chain, Robyn Yearby, AJ Yearby and Mattison Yearby; her great-great-grandchildren, Damion Haig and Gabriella Haig; and her special caregivers, including Rhonda Burrows and Robbie Tutor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Walls; her daughter, Frankie Yearby; and her parents, Chess and Lela Bell Criddle.

Pallbearers are Chris Smith, Kenneth Yearby, Joe Yearby, Mykkie Smith, Eugene Criddle and Tommy Criddle. Honorary pallbearers are Clay Nabors, Ross Haig, and the men of Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Friday at Macedonia United Methodist Church.

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