Mrs. Twilla Jean Jones Metheny, 76, of Tuckerman, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at Jonesboro.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Newport, the daughter of James Austin and Edna Bell (Lawson) Cason. Mrs. Metheny was a retired Nurses Aid, having worked at Pinedale Nursing Home and for Home Health. She was a member of Ballew’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Grubbs. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a foster grandparent at Tuckerman Elementary School. Mrs. Metheny enjoyed yard work, flower gardening, and hosting Sunday dinners. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Jones, Sr; her second husband, LeRoy Metheny; one daughter, Vickie Jordan; and a step-daughter, Patricia Johnson. Mrs. Metheny is survived by two sons, Scotty Cason of Tuckerman and Russell Jones, Jr., and wife, Karen, of Tuckerman; one daughter, Sandra Cook and husband, Melvin, of Walnut Ridge; one step-son, LeRoy Metheny, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Luril Ray Cason and wife, Jean, of Smithville; two sisters, Dorothy Travis and husband, Roger, of Newport and Linda Miller and husband, Nicky, of Newport; 11 grandchildren, Timothy Fivecoat, Casey Fivecoat, Beachop Decker, James Cason, Hattie Gardner, Jody Cason, Crystal Chitwood, Elizabeth Reynolds, Daniel Jones, Lauren Jones, and Dava Brock; five step-grandchildren, Brittany Barner, Scott Barner, Crystal Tavares, Darrell Cook, and Terry Cook; her great-grandchildren, Tara Fivecoat, Miranda Fivecoat, Lacey Fivecoat, Lindsey Fivecoat, Caleb Fivecoat, Shelby Ann Gardner, Brooke Gardner, Kenadie Gardner, Nathaniel Mercer, Sara Michelle Mercer, Cescily Brock, Colin Chitwood, Caleb Andrew Jones, Jaden Reynolds, Skyla Cason, and Dakota Cason; and her beloved dog, Precious. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Ballew’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with interment in Gracelawn Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 3, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).