Mary Essie Herring Echols, 83, of Nashville, Ark., passed
away Wednesday, September 7 following a lengthy illness and while living at the
home of her daughter.
Mrs. Echols was born March 24, 1928, in Eagletown, Okla., the daughter of the late
Allen Herring and the late Martha Herring.
Mrs. Echols was a homemaker and had lived in the Nashville area for nearly fifty
years where she and her husband reared their two children.
A longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church in Nashville, Mrs. Echols
was preceded in death by her husband, the late Homer “Bud” Echols. She was also
preceded in death by both of her parents, along with one brother, James Earl Herring.
Survivors include a son, Rodger Echols and wife Sherri, and a daughter, Lanette
Coulter and husband Rob, all of Nashville, Ark.; her five grandchildren, Amber Factor
and husband Joshua of Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, Arin Dean and husband Philip of Nashville,
Ark., and Robert K., “Rob” Coulter, II and wife Kandace of Nashville, Ark., Sarah
Roy and husband Frank of Hensley, Ark., and Rebecca Echols of Foreman, Ark.; and
four great-grandchildren, Micah Dean and Samuel Dean of Nashville, and Tyler Roy
and Teagan Roy of Hensley. Additional survivors include eight siblings, Tony Herring
of Port Arthur, Tex., Venoy Snowden of Dallas, Tex., Winona Spatz of Branson, Mo.,
Fairland Herring of Broken Arrow, Okla., Regina Filak of Sulphur Springs, Tex., Norma
Ver Helst of Bradenton, Fla., Joyce Vanderbeek of Pella, Iowa, and Brenda Held of
Lowell, Ark., along with a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home and are
scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 10a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in
Nashville with Bro. Terry Goff officiating, assisted by Bro. Philip Dean. A graveside
memorial service will follow in Hochatown Cemetery near Broken Bow, Okla.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, September 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Nashville
Funeral Home in Nashville.