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Myrtle Mae Nail

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Myrtle Mae Nail, 97, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her home in Centralia. She was born October 17, 1918, the daughter of Robert Edward and Emma Bell (Dirion) Bryan in Manila, Ark.. She married James Lee Nail on October 10, 1941 in Oceola, Ark., and they later divorced.

Survivors include: sons, Delbert “Glenn” Nail of New Minden, James Dennis Nail and wife Cindy of Franklin, Ohio, Stephen Douglas and wife Teresa of Centralia; daughters, Donna FaRuth Huckaba and husband Dennis of Knoxville, Frances Walker and husband Keith of Armington, Linda Jeanette Johnson and husband Mike of Centralia; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Annette Alexander Lawless of Conway, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by: her former husband, James; son, Vance Garvin Nail; daughter, Barbara Leanne Nail; sister, Lorene Jeffries; brothers Robert Edward Bryan, John W. Bryan, Jim Bryan, Andrew Bryan, Lewis Bryan, Harvell Bryan; two premature infant twin brothers; sisters-in-law, Agnes Bryan and Florence Bryan.

Mrs. Nail has lived in Centralia since 1985 and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a strong Christian woman who was guided by her faith. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, visiting, gardening, and canning.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Church of Christ on 1640 East McCord Street in Centralia with Minister Stephen Nail officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville. Friends may call on Thursday, April 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ and an additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the “Big D” Relay for Life Team or the Little Egypt Christian Youth Camp. On-line condolences and memories of Myrtle may be shared with the family by visiting or on Facebook.