Auvern Whaley of Walnut Ridge passed away on Jan. 7, 2023, at the age of 97.

Ms. Whaley was born on Sept. 28, 1925, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Lawson, formerly of Portia. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Jonesboro for 36 years.

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