Eloise was a retired food service worker at Arkadelphia High School and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Eloise Howell Wright, age 80, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on March 31, 1933, in Antoine, the daughter of the late Dennis Oliver and Lottie Hollis Hardin Howell. Eloise was a retired food service worker at Arkadelphia High School and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Wright; two brothers, Paul and Guy Howell; and one sister, Sara Jane Howell.

Eloise is survived by her son, L.D. Wright and his wife, Sherry, of Arkadelphia; her grandson, Drew Wright and his fiancee, Jessica Glaser, of Arkadelphia; and her sister, May Byers of Delight.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 28, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, with Steve Patterson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., on Thursday at Welch Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Roy and Tommy Howell, Charles Wilder, David Wright, Randy Quillin, Mike Roddy and Joe Coker.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 547 Mt. Zion Rd., Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guest book.