Grapel Whaley, 94, of Griffithville passed away Thursday, January 21st at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 2, 1926 in Hazen, Arkansas to the late Tyson and Myrtle (Perry) Faucett.
She was mother of 12 children. She was a natural caregiver, loving, and kind. She cherished her family and treasured all her grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. Grapel was a wonderful cook and loved having her family close.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, three sons, Johnny, Darrell, and Eddie Whaley; two daughters, Judy Marcum and Shelley Freeman; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of other loved ones and friends.
In addition to her parents, Grapel was preceded in death by her husband, John Whaley; two daughters, Betty Whaley and Vicky Senko; five sons, Bob, Danny, Wayne, Jerry, and Jim Whaley; and two sisters, Tressie O’Cain, and Nell Womack.