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Melba Annora Fildes

Melba "Annora" Fildes, 91, of Searcy passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at The Crossing at Riverside. She was born in Turrell, Arkansas to the late Elbert Lewis Adams and Cora Ida Cecil Tetters Adams on August 27, 1921.

She retired from Bell Telephone Company in Wichita, Kansas. She also served her country during WWII working at Cessna Aircraft Manufacturing in Wichita, Kansas. During her leisure time she enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques.

She is survived by her two brothers, Frank Adams and wife Kam of Searcy and Tommy Adams and wife Carmen of California; two sister in-laws, Mary Louise Adams and Beth Adams along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Herschel Fildes; four brothers, Lewis, Paul, Lamont, and Jerry Adams.

The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at The Crossing and also Arkansas Hospice Care for their care of Ms. Fildes.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 28th from 5-7 p.m. at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Graveside services are 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 30th at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Cedar Vale, Kansas under the direction of Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

  • Visitation

    August 28, 2013
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

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Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Fildes was a roommate of my sister at the Crossing and Bob and Frank were golfing buddies. Your family is in our prayers
Judy & Bob Maddox

Posted by Judy & Bob Maddox - Searcy, AR - friend   August 28, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.Ms. Ann was a wonderful lady. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to met her. Enjoyed every moment I spent with her. I will treasure my memories we had together.

Posted by kathy howanietz - searcy, AR - friend   August 27, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Frank I am so sorry about the loss of your sister. My prayers are with you and the family. I didn't know her but if she was anything like you she was a wonderful woman. I sure do miss those days at the Grill at River Oaks. May God Bless You.

Posted by Georgia Tucker - Clarksville, AR - friend   August 27, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM