A graveside service was held for Mrs. Mary “Vernell” McGoogan Lollar, age 94, at Scotland Presbyterian Cemetery near Junction City, AR, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Chuck Johnston, officiated.
Vernell was born in Three Creeks, AR, on March 11, 1928, to James and Stacy Hicks McGoogan. She entered into rest on Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Homer, LA. Vernell enjoyed embroidering, but loved to clean and keep a perfect house. She loved flowers especially in the color orange. The love of her life, Bill and her, traveled around the United States as well as to Thailand, Mexico, and Canada. Vernell always said, “I can outwork any man,” and carried every brick that was used in the construction of their home on the lake. Her final companion was a miniature grey hound, Ginger, who brought her much joy. Vernell spent her extra time after doctor visits shopping for clothes and jewels which brought her great excitement. She was a devoted wife and Christian who was a greeter at Pleasure Point Baptist Church.
Vernell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Holt “Bill” Lollar; son-in-law, Michael Overstreet; granddaughter, Sarah Lollar; three sisters, Lucille Nixon, Belva Jolley, and Maybelline Bailey; two brothers, Jimmy “Slick” McGoogan and Rudolph McGoogan.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Lollar and Bobi of Eads, TN daughter, Jan Overstreet of Athens, LA; four grandchildren, Don Rockett and Danika, Justin Rockett and Casey, Evan Hardy and Leah, and Leanne Jarrell and Richard; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Hardy and Julie Hardy; two sisters, Imogene Lloyd of Lake Village, AR, and Pam McGoogan of El Dorado, AR; two brothers, Bob McGoogan of El Dorado, AR, and Paul McGoogan and Linda of El Dorado, AR; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Vernell’s family would like to express their gratitude to Amanda Patton for the care and compassion shown their mother over the last two years.
In lieu of flowers honoring Vernell, her family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home