Norma Jean Ashabranner, 70, of Manila, Ark., died Sunday at her home. Born in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rosa Moore White and had been a Manila area resident for most of her life. She was a retired school teacher. During her 38-year tenure as an educator, she taught English at Manila High School and Gosnell High School, and also had served on the Board of Education at Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville, Ark. She is survived by two sons, Benton Ashabranner of Edmond, Okla., and Roy Lee Ashabranner of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Lee White of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Elsie Temples of Dexter; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Howard Funeral chapel in Manila. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Manila with Rev. Craig Russell officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Sycamore Cemetery near Dexter, with burial under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Manila, Ark.