Funeral services for Merrel W. Slack were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating was the Rev. Jim Crain. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Merrel was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Haynesville and entered into rest April 28, 2014, in Lavergne, Tenn. She was a retired nurse.
Her daughter, Janet Mandel preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Henderson and husband, Joseph of Baytown, Texas and Jane Hilligoss and husband, Frank of Lavergne, Tenn.; sister, Tressie Shaw of Bossier City; brother, Billy Ray Wright and wife, Kay of Bossier City; grandchildren, Dianne Tucker, John Sharp, Lisa Grissom, Susan Mandel, Joseph Henderson III, Jodi Frost, Julie Williams and Joy Floyd; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.