Ouida D. Sumner, 81, of Conway passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was born on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1931 in Moro to the late Chester and Ollie Mae (Creech) Patterson.

Ouida D. Sumner, 81, of Conway passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was born on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1931 in Moro to the late Chester and Ollie Mae (Creech) Patterson. Mrs. Sumner retired from Mid-South Towing, where she as a cook on the largest towboat pushing barges up and down the great Mississippi River. After her “retirement”, she went back to school. Her work as a nail tech resulted in many lasting friendships. She was a caring individual loved by family and friends, who will miss her. She leaves a daughter, Jamie Hensley and her husband, Fletcher; her grandchildren, Felicia Hensley, Paul Hensley (Sherry) and Sara Bogard (Stuart); and seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, husband, James W. “Buddy” Sumner, a son, James William “Bo” Sumner Jr. and granddaughter, India Langford, preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 1at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Helena. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Helena. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway. A second visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Roller-Citizen Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena. You may sign the online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com