Mrs. Margie Ryals Obituary

Mrs. Margie Ryals, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away April 3, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 5, 1940 to the late Herman and Thyra (Win) Holson.

Margie was united in marriage to the late Gene Ryals. She worked as a secretary for the Department of Human Services for 26 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she dedicated her life to her family. She was known to many as “Nanny” as she loved so many as her own grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Tami Lackey and husband Jerry; grandsons, Steven Lackey and wife Cindy, and Jeremy Lackey and wife Heather; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Rose Lackey; sisters, Helen Prince and Laverne Thomas; brothers, Johnny Rae Holson and wife Nancy; and many nieces, nephews, and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gene Ryals; son, Jeffrey Ryals; grandson, Stanley Lackey; brothers, Doyle, Lewis, Arthur, Hugh, and Cam Holson; and sister Louise Gish.

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, April, 5 2021 at Highland Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

General visitation will be held at the funeral home.

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4-3-21 11:07 a.m. KAWX.ORG