Geraldine Joyner Clements, 82, of Conway went to be with the Lord at Conway Regional on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. Gerri was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Bee Branch to Virgil Clifford and Margaret Katherine Johnson Joyner who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother Thomas Edwin Joyner, a sister Helen Maureen Depner, and her husband of 47 years Novis Francis Clements.
Gerri graduated from South Side Bee Branch High School where she was a star basketball player. Early in life, she worked for Sam Faucett Photo Studio. She was a former assistant manager of The Colony Shop and merchandising manager at JC Penney. Novis and Gerri owned Clements Holiday Gulf in Conway and Clements Angus Farm in Wooster for more than 50 years.
Gerri was a charter member of Central Baptist Church in Conway where she was a member for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Altrusa Club, and she was also an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Razorbacks on television. Gerri tirelessly raised twin daughters, retired to care for her husband in his late years and was devoted to the care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who so lovingly referred to her as Nana.
She is survived by twin daughters Karen Earls (Danny), Sharon Thompson (Kenneth) both of Conway. She is also survived by five grandchildren, James Corriveau (Kylie) of Conway, Amy Earls Thompson (Daniel) of Little Rock, Jennifer Corriveau Myers of Maumelle, Melissa Earls of Conway and John Battles of Conway. Survivors also include five great-grandchildren Meghan Myers of Maumelle, Matthew Thompson of Little Rock, Melanie Myers of Maumelle, Katherine Corriveau of Conway and Mason Hadley of Maumelle. She is survived by a sister Gwendolyn Southerland of Conway.
Special thanks to her dear friends and caregivers Jody Lentz, Wanda Ford, Mary Jo Smith, Brenda Ryan and Kenneth Thompson. The family would also like to thank the nurses on Four South at Conway Regional and Dr. Greg Kendrick.
Visitation will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Cemetery in Wooster with the Rev. Don Chandler officiating.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Thompson, James Corriveau, John Battles, Daniel Thompson, Matthew Thompson and Brandon Hadley.
Honorary pallbearers are Danny Earls and Gilbert Depner.
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