Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry, Ark., to Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews. She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
She was a devout Christian and a member of the East Side Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark. She was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years in churches in Dexter, Kennett, Memphis, Tenn., Jonesboro, Ark., and Cave City, Ark. She attended grade school at Shell Rock (Wildcat Corner) near Strawberry, Strawberry High School and graduated from Conway High School in 1934. She was a direct descendant of John Janes, one of the first settlers of Randolph county and Isom Childers, a pioneer settler of Lawrence County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Grover Andrews, Marvin Andrews, Lacy Andrews, Edward Brian "Sam" Andrews, and Frank Andrews; and four sisters, Ruby Due, Myrtle Mason, Lucy Sparks and Jennie Mitchell. Survivors include her husband, James L. Robins; five children and their spouses, Bob and Pat Robins of Cape Girardeau, Byron and Wanneta Robins of Greers Ferry, Ark., Jerry and Barbara Billions of Germantown, Tenn., David and Janis Robins of Prairie Grove, Ark., and Joe and Martha Ruiz of Batesville, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at the Qualls Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at the East Side Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark., with Rev. Jim Tirey officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery located near Strawberry with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeff Billions, David Billions, Mark Billions, Jim Robins and great-grandsons, Chris Neuwald and Chad Robins.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.