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Obituaries

Mark A. Whelchel

ROCK FALLS – Mark A. Whelchel, 56, of Rock Falls, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Mark was born Sept. 17, 1957, the son of Carvin and Lilly Louise (Robinson) Whelchel. He married Cora J. Riley on Nov. 2, 1983, in Paragould, Arkansas. He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; two daughters, Amy (MIke McDonald) Whelchel of Dixon and Melissa (J.R. Houston) Whelchel of Rock Falls; two sisters, Linda (Bob) Brady of Paragould and Teresa (Donald) Duke of Marmaduke, Arkansas; three brothers, Butch (Glenda) Whelchel, Donnie Whelchel, and Tim (Jackie) Whelchel, all of Paragould; two grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould, with the Rev. Paul Doan officiating. Faith Funeral Service in Manila, Arkansas, is handling arrangements.

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