Merle Elloene Moore McBride, 90, was born April 28, 1921, in Bluff City, to William E. and Katie Moore. She died Sept. 14, 2011, in Camden.

Merle Elloene Moore McBride, 90, was born April 28, 1921, in Bluff City, to William E. and Katie Moore. She died Sept. 14, 2011, in Camden.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Bluff City Church of Christ, with burial in the Bluff City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.
Mrs. McBride is survived by her son Doug and wife Sarah of Austin, Texas;  her daughter Norma of El Dorado; her sister-in-law Lila Franklin of Camden;  five grandsons,  Brandon McBride, wife Elizabeth, and children Emma, Charlie and Teddy of  Arlington, Va.; Breck McBride and fiancée Meghan Laughlin of Lubbock, Texas; Brady McBride, wife Christine, son Cogan and daughter Paloma, Austin, Texas; Bradley McBride of Dallas, Texas, and Yancey Kyle, wife Melissa, and children Amber, Justin, Michael and Tallis of El Dorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 66 years, Millard D McBride; her parents; her brothers Wilkie, Garland, Clyde and Herbert Moore; and her sisters Lillie Crozier, Elsie Mae Dumas and Pearl Henson.
Mrs. McBride was among the last living offspring of Civil War veterans.
A devoted Christian, wife, mother and teacher, she earned her bachelor's degree from Southern State College and her master's from Auburn University. She taught in public schools for more than 40 years in Bluff City, Norphlet, McNeil, Chidester and in the Camden Fairview school system, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Bluff City Church of Christ.
Her children express special gratitude to her devoted sister-in-law Lila, to the staff of Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation; to minister Jerry Berley and the members of the Bluff City Church of Christ for the special attention and exceptional care provided Mrs. McBride in her later years.  
Donations may be made to the Bluff City Cemetery Association, 610 N. Calhoun 95, Camden, AR 71701.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.