May 22/23, 2004

Valera Lee Stalnaker

Valera Lee Stalnaker, 84, of Riverdale, passed away Friday, May 21, 2004.

Mrs. Stalnaker was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty L. Miller.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, with Pastor Jimmy Gant officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Graves of Jonesboro; son, Richard Stalnaker of White, Ga.; sisters, Dora Cain of Gainesville, Ruth Hix of Jonesboro and Edith Rogers of Cleveland, Ga.; brother, Fred Hulsey of Homer, Ga.; grandchildren, Kathy Graves, Kim Decker, Jeff Miller, Marsha Cole, Brian Stalnaker, Nicholas Graves, and Whitney Graves; great-grandchildren, Chandra Smith, Sophie and Austin Decker, Sydney Miller and Cassidy Cole; great great-grandchild, Ethan Smith; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Director & Cremation Services, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Please visit our website at