Luella McClurge, 66, of Lexa, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Little Rock. “Lou” was born Dec. 29, 1945 to the late James McClurge and Dorothy Miller in Helena. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was baptized as a teen in Long Lake while a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Lexa. Family and close friends regarded Luella as a very quiet and humble spirited person. She had a passion for gardening and loved to watch things grow. Luella was also well known for her delicious cooking at Tony's Barbecue where she worked for over 30 years. She was employed at Crestpark Nursing Home as a certified nursing assistant for the last five years. Luella McClurge was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Ruth Ester Green and Rosemary McClurge. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Janet (Dondie) Franklin of Lexa and DeMonica (Alfred) Brown Jr. of Little Rock; and a very special companion of 21 years, Frank Smith Sr. of Holly Grove. She also leaves behind six sisters and three brothers, Bealice Frierson, Lenora Dowd and Brenda (John) Williams Sr., all of Lexa, Pearlie McClurge of Little Rock, James McClurge Sr. of Jonesboro, Roy McClurge of Mississippi and Sammy McClurge of Atlanta, Ga., Unita Stackhouse of Mississippi and Ester Walker of Helena; six grandchildren, Donyell, Shantell and Dondie Franklin Jr., all of Lexa, Tylar and Tristan Brown of Little Rock, Latasha Franklin of Jonesboro; five great-grandchildren, Jakiah Franklin, Jayden Franklin, Jaylah Jackson, Travis Gay Jr., all of Lexa, Cameron Chandler of Jonesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services Auditorium. Rev. Calvin Frierson will officiate. Burial will follow in Jackson Memorial Garden. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. You may sign the guest book online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.