Graveside services for Alene Y. White, 96, of Marvell will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena.

Graveside services for Alene Y. White, 96, of Marvell will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena. Rev. Dusty Rhodes will officiate.
Mrs. White passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at Crestpark Nursing Home in Helena. She was born Feb. 11, 1914 in Pine Bluff to the late Creighton Earl Smith and the late Artelia Campster Smith. She was a member of the West Helena Baptist Church and retired after 32 years at the Helena World.
Alene married Edward R. Yahnke on July 5, 1931 and they were happily married for almost 32 years until his death Jan. 23, 1963.
She leaves a son, George Earl Yahnke of Winchester, Ky.; five grandchildren, Becky Suddath Harris, Jerome Suddath, Ed Suddath, Chuck Yahnke and Leigh Ann Yahnke Guest; four great-grandchildren, Sean Murphy, Chas Yahnke, Alix Yahnke, and Macleigh Guest; a great-great grandchild, Devin Murphy.
Her parents, her husband, Ed Yahnke, and her daughter, Edwene Suddath, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the West Helena Baptist Church or the Marvell Baptist Church.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.