Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2013, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Novie Ann Stearman, age 71, of Roswell, who passed away on October 11, 2013. Pastor Brad Morgan of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales, New Mexico, will officiate.
Novie was born March 5, 1942, in Leslie, Arkansas, to Charlie Brook Russell and Lillian Ethel Hawthorne. They have preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Kenneth Eugene Stearman Sr.; a brother, J.B. Russell; and a son, Kenny Stearman.
Novie is survived by sons: Charles Holloway and his wife, Carolyn, of Cottonwood, AZ, and Gary Stearman, of Perry Grove, Arkansas; daughters: Dortha Stewart and her husband, Edmond, of Roswell, Beth Nailon and her husband, David, of Artesia, Debbie Reynolds, of Perry Grove, Arkansas, Barbara Chedder and her husband, Paul, of Tontitown, Arkansas; daughter in-law, Katy Stearman, of Roswell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Novie was a hard worker. She loved to work in her flower garden, she loved roses and also enjoyed playing bingo.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico Chapter, 404 ½ N. Kentucky, Roswell, NM 88201.
Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.