P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Loretta Jane Keeton Orrell
August 16, 1935 - September 12, 2023

Loretta Jane Keeton Orrell

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Loretta Jane Orrell, who goes by ''Sug'', which is short for Sugar Pie, was born August 16, 1935, in McArthur, AR to the late Jessie Lewis Keeton and Clara Lou Miles. She left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the age of 88 years.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy E. Orrell; one son, Lewis Dale Orrell; five sisters, Gladys Snow, Gracie Rial, Nellie Sanson, Regina Ingle and Ruby Wells; and one brother, Marvin Keeton. She was a resident of Arkansas her whole life and was a High School Graduate of Desha Central-Kelso. Loretta spent most of her time being a housewife, awesome mother and mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. Sug was a member of the Collins Baptist Church, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was married to her junior high sweetheart for 66 years Jimmy, and their family were the most important things in their life. She was an avid bowler where she bowled in five leagues until she retired. Sug also took part in the 1981 ASWBA State Bowling Tournament in Jonesboro, AR and in 1982, the WIBC National Bowling Tournament in St. Louis, MO. She also played in both adult softball and basketball leagues. The Arkansas Razorbacks were her official team of choice.
She is survived by her children, Lewis Dale Orrell married Peggie Turpin and lived in Monticello until the time of his death; Jimmy Darl Orrell married Linda Travis and are residents of Monticello; Don Eugene Orrell married Toni Ferrenburg and reside in Forland, MO; grandchildren, Holly Orrell of Monticello, AR; Melissa Orrell of Monticello, AR; Keeton Orrell of Cabot, AR; Darrell Orrell married to Ashlee Hart of Monticello, AR; Carl Orrell of Trophy Club, TX; Emily Girshner married to James Girshner of Springfield, MO; Aaron Orrell of Springfield, MO; Josh Pirtle of Springfield, MO; great grandchildren, Austin Cates, Zachary Hale, Maddison Hale, Shelby Orrell, Bethany Chisholm, Ella Chisholm, Ian Orrell, Lillian Orrell, Jackson Orrell, Cailyn Orrell of Temecula, CA and Ayla Orrell; two siblings, Frances Coulter of Shawnee Mission, KS and Dale Keeton of Morgan, OK.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. There will be a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rash Cemetery. You can sign Sug's guestbook page here on her page.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Friday, September 15, 2023
at 2:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Rash Cemetery
Highway 35 East
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Karen Caldwell
    I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. Sug. Growing up in bowling, she had the style and delivery that I so wanted to emulate. She was always a tough competitor and a supportive team mate. I was fortunate to bowl many leagues and state tournaments against and with Mrs. Sug. Her smile was infectious and one not easily forgotten.

    Prayers for the family.

  2. Sharon Shook McIntyre
    Jimmy and Family of Sug,
    I was sad to hear of your loss. I knew her most of my life. She was always the same to everyone, friendly, attentive, helpful, and kind. I bowled on the same league with her for many years, she was very good. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Brenda (Sue Ray) Fiester
    Sorry to hear about Sug, she was a wonderful person.
  4. Jane Jo Summerford
    So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her. Prayers for all of you.
  5. Danny Johnson
    I loved her biscuits and chocolate gravy. She was a dear, sweet Christian lady who loved her family, friends, and Lord. She will be missed. I was blessed to have stayed in her home many, many nights.
  6. Monica Freeland
    So sorry for your loss. Ms Sug was a very gracious woman who fed my son everyday in the summer just because he wanted to work horses with Mr Jimmy. Your family will always have a special place in our hearts. Thad, Monica and Allen Freeland
  7. Andy Gibbs
    Jimmy Darl and Don:

    Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. We will see Mrs. Sug again This is The Blessed Assurance.
  8. Pamela Jasay Hall
    Orrell Family:
    So sorry to hear of this wonderful lady’s passing. Prayers for comfort and peace. RIP.
  9. Lavera Burton
    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Sug known her for years played softball with her when I was a teenager I wasn't very good but she always tell me it didn't matter as long as I gave it my all. I can't think of a nicer or sweetest person. Prayers for her family and her so many friends. May she RIP.
  10. Lisa Roark Schmidt
    I am so sorry to hear of Sug's passing. This is such a wonderful family. Lots of wonderful memories growing up and spending time at their house while Dad and Mr. Jimmy practiced cutting with their horses. Prayers for the family. May God comfort you at this time.
  11. Barbara Newton
    So sorry for your loss. Mrs Sug was a true Southern lady and loved by all who knew her. I will miss her sweet smile. Praying for y’all.
  12. Gloria Schwab
    Family , I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Sug. I have such fond memories of her and our softball days . What a jewel she was . Blessing and prayers to you all . I know she will be missed by many .
  13. Gail (Henry) and Larry Hammil
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time. May GOD bless each of you.

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