On April 18, 2019, Mary Cole McCracken Powell passed from this life in Greenbrier, Arkansas. She was born on February 22, 1926, in Greenbrier to Ernest and Una McCracken.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Powell and her daughter, Linda O'Brien. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lynn Philips (Ingram) of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, grandsons: Scott O'Brien (Kristine) of Bailey, CO, Eric Nielson of Pahoa, Hawaii, and granddaughter Amanda O'Brien of Austin, TX, three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mary and her husband of fifty-three years lived in England and Venezuela early in their married life when he worked for Standard Oil. They moved to Texarkana, Texas, in 1955 and began working together as proprietors of the Magnolia Manor Motel, selling real estate and owning Hooks Camper Center. Mary moved to Fairfield Bay in 1999 and was very active clogging, working throughout the community, and singing in the choir at the First Methodist Church. She will be missed for her hospitality and friendliness.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas, and a funeral service, conducted by Rev. Paul Strang, will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the funeral home.
A later family gravesite service will be conducted by Rev. Ingram Philips in Wake Village, Texas.