Norene Louise (Johnson) Youngblood

Monday, March 31, 2014

Norene Louise (Johnson) Youngblood, resident of Berryville, was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Maple, Ark., daughter of Lester Allen and Roxie Olney (Hulsey) Johnson. She departed this life Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Berryville at the age of 93.

Norene accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized.

After retirement, Norene and Richard enjoyed traveling, and after his death, Norene continued to take trips with family including trips to Texas with her son Larry to visit grandchildren and with her daughter Barbara to visit her granddaughter in Louisiana.

She especially loved going with her sisters and nieces to Kentucky, West Virginia, Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Trips to Branson with her sister-in-law, Willie, were very special to her.

Norene is survived by two sisters, Geraldine Faye Stewart and Norma Lee Abbott; a son, Larry Richard Youngblood and wife Darlene; a daughter, Georgia Louise Powell; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; lots of nieces and nephews; and her caregivers at Autumn Hill who loved her.

On March 9, 1936, Norene was united in marriage with George Richard Youngblood, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents; five sisters; one daughter, Barbara Ann Cisco; one grandson, Rick Cisco; one great-great-grandson, Jace; two sons-in-law, Ernest Cisco and Pistol Powell.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 3, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel.

Graveside service is at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at Yocum Cemetery with Brother Les Robinson officiating. Interment will follow Yocum Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mercy Hospice of Berryville, 804 West Freeman, Suite #4, Berryville, AR 72616; Autumn Hill Nursing and Rehab, 500 Hammons Avenue, Berryville, AR 72616; or Brighton Ridge Nursing and Rehab, 235 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

Online condolences can be made at nelsonfuneral.com.