Louella Boles (Crosby)
Louella Ouise (Crosby) Boles, daughter of the late Osmond and Bessie Poindexter Crosby, was born May 2, 1932, in Washington, Arkansas of Hempstead County. Louella was the youngest child of 7 brothers and sisters, Anita Crosby, Bernice Crosby, Wyatt
Crosby, Olen Crosby, Kathryn (Crosby) Lewis, Aretha (Crosby) Cheatham and Bernadine Crosby.
Louella converted her life to Christ at an early age and was baptized in St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.) in Washington Arkansas. She departed this life on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in Nashville Arkansas.
Louella attended Lincoln Elementary and High School in Washington, Arkansas, where she was an avid basketball player and
choir singer. Because of being promoted from the 4th to 6th grade, Louella graduated early from Lincoln High at the age of 16.
Afterwards she attended Arkansas AM&N, which is now the University Of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB).
After 2 years of college, Louella returned to Washington, Arkansas. In 1958, she united in holy matrimony with the late Lewis
Lee Boles. Soon after making Center Point, Arkansas her home, she became a loyal friend to many of the longtime residents.
Louella was known for her many wild game recipes and her love of gardening and canning. Louella joined the Wesley Chapel
United Methodist Church in Center Point, Arkansas. Louella was a dedicated and faithful member where over the years she
was the pianist, choir leader, Sunday schoolteacher and church treasurer. As one of the original three founding members,
Louella was instrumental in writing the Constitution and Bi-Laws for the Center Point Colored Cemetary Association (CPCCA).
Louella was a loving and faithful housewife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter in law and friend to everyone. Louella unselfishly dedicated her life to her husband and his passion for hunting, sports and activities with the boys and especially her
long awaited daughter Kelly. During her early childhood, she worked as a truck driver for her father’s paper and timber
business and her mother's café, Miss Bessie’s. Later in life, Louella worked as a rural advocate for the agency of Women,
Infants and Children for the State Of Arkansas. She was a bus driver and worked in food services for Nashville Public Schools
for over 15 years, before she retired. During her retirement, she volunteered as a driver for the Senior Citizen Center in
Nashville, Arkansas until her illness.
Louella was preceded in death in 1993 by her loving husband of 35 years Lewis Lee Boles, in 2011, by her only daughter Kelly
Louise Boles Scott and five of her siblings.
Louella is survived by: her sons Darrell D Works (Hermenia) of Tampa, Florida, Jerry L Boles (Wendy) of Tampa, Florida,
Stacy C. Boles (Kimberly) of Center Point, Arkansas, Danny L. Boles of Fort Worth, Texas, and Eundra L. Boles (Nichole) of
Little Rock, Arkansas. Louella has eleven grandchildren whom she cherishes dearly: Ra’Queisha “Kikki” Boles Washington
(Greg), Ashley Boles, Stacy Boles II, Brittany Green, Phillip Anthony Boles, Felicia Mariah Boles, Jasmin Scott, Audrie Scott,
Darian Works, Hunter Works, and Eden Boles. Louella has four great grandchildren: Omarian and Anthony Deloney,
Khaleel and Kadence Washington. Louella has two surviving sisters, Aretha Cheatham and Bernadean Crosby of Phoenix,
Arizona. Other surviving family members include sister in law Cleola O. Boles of North Little Rock, Arkansas, brother in law
Bob Lewis of Phoenix, Arizona, son in law Elbert Scott of Nashville, Arkansas and many nephews, nieces, cousins
and numerous friends.