Obituary: Ona Jackson


Ona Jackson, 66, of Newark, died on Sept. 23, 2020.

Born May 29, 1954, to Ruby and Ulis Branscum. Survivors include her two sons, Lance Moss of Newark and Aaron (Melissa) Moss of Sulphur Rock; daughter, Saundra (Shawn) Ruddell of Newark; three brothers, Ted Branscum of Newark, Shelby Branscum of Gainsboro, and Craig (Patsy) Branscum of Gainsboro; seven grandchildren, Austin and Ashlyn Moss of Louisiana, Trent Moss of Batesville, Brianna Moss and Blake Moss of Sulphur Rock, Dani Armstrong of Batesville, and Ryver Ruddell of Newark; Jack, her ole yellow cat; her best friend, Lecia (Rick) Holcombe; a host of other beloved friends and co-workers of Cedar Ridge School District.

She was preceded in death by her beautiful parents; three sisters, Ula Mae Branscum, Beulah Branscum, and Ethelene Looney and her husband, Troy ”Buster” Looney; two brothers and their wives, Glen and Ina Branscum, Afton ”Duke” and Eileen Branscum; her first husband and father of her sons, Larry Wayne Moss; and the love of her life, Dan Jackson.

Graveside services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Maple Springs Cemetery in Rosie under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville with Rev. Danny Rogers officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the funeral home.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering and social distancing will be observed.

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