Mrs. Anna Carolina McCorkle, 104, of Tyler, TX passed away at home on Friday, April 16, 2021. She was born in DeAnn, AR on October 22, 1916 to Elijah and Lillie Boyett. She retired from JC Penney, where she was Catalog Manager. Anna resided in Hope for 98 years and then moved to Tyler to be close to her daughters.
Anna was an avid gardener, loved her flowers, and sharing them with friends and family. She was famous for her Christmas cakes and sometimes baked as many as 30, mostly to give as gifts. In addition, her briskets and pork loins were unmatched. She enjoyed giving to others. Anna was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Hope, AR.
Mrs. McCorkle is preceded in death by her parents; by her husband (of 68 1/2 years) Johnie Lee McCorkle; and by two sisters and brothers-in-law Nina McCorkle and Hallar, and Vesta McCorkle and Claude.
Her survivors include two daughters: Polly Langley and Bob, Tyler, Texas. Peggy Floyd, Tyler, Texas. Two Grandchildren: Todd Langley, Columbus, Ohio. Dawne Langley, Tyler, Texas. One Great-Granddaughter, whom she loved dearly and spoiled immensely: Kerbie Langley, Tyler, Texas. Family Friend and Caregiver: Todd Whittaker, Tyler, Texas. Anna also had a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope, AR. with Bro. Daniel Bramlett officiating. Burial will be afterwards at Memory Gardens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online condolences: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com