NICHOLSON – Zara Nell Shope, 75, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at BJC Medical Center.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James Frank and Clara Belle Howington Palmer and was retired from Reliance Electric.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Benton Shope, Nicholson; daughters, Deborah Brasfield, Dacula, and Dianne Mize, Commerce; sisters, Dolly Smith and Frances Haggard, both of Nicholson, and Ethel Waters, Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Marty Smith officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.