Anne Turner Ryals, born to Leslie and Terah Turner in Aubrey on Dec. 17, 1920, passed away on Tuesday, Jan.28, 2014 in Little Rock.
Anne Turner Ryals, born to Leslie and Terah Turner in Aubrey on Dec. 17, 1920, passed away on Tuesday, Jan.28, 2014 in Little Rock. Anne graduated from Barton High School in Barton and attended Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Miss. She taught school at Barton High School and then worked at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. On March 8, 1944, she married the love of her life, James H. Ryals. They spent 69 years and 10 months together. After World War II, they moved to Little Rock where Anne was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank for 30 years. Anne was a devout member of Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church for 67 years. She loved her church and church family and served in many jobs at the church. She loved working crossword puzzles, daily jumble and the daily crypto quote. Her parents, her sisters, Jane and Florence Turner, Ruby Woosley, Ione Billingsley, Lane Witt and Helen Turner, and her brothers, Paul Wayne, Roy and Jimmy Turner, preceded Anne in death. She leaves her husband, James; daughter and son-in-law, Jane Anne and Lonnie Spikes; grandson, Clay Spikes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Blanche and David Crouch and Maxine and Wesley Moore; brother-in-law, James Parks; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Briarwood Nursing Home for the wonderful care that they showed Anne for the five years that she was a resident. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). On Friday, Jan. 31 at 1p.m., the family will gather for the burial service at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, officiated by Rev. David Crouch. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, 4401 Woodlawn Dr., Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Ruskin Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Anne's online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.