JoAnn Paulette, 77, of Bauxite, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born June 21, 1939, in Little Rock to John Hanson and Catherine Thornton Hanson. She loved her family, putting together photo albums of kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, playing dominoes, "golf" card game, shopping and her dogs, Tina and Toby. She was the owner and operator of a family-owned country store in Sardis for many years. She was of the Catholic faith, a devout Christian, and loved Jesus. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Jimmy Don "Little Jim" Waddles. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Vick Paulette; a brother, John Hanson; five children, Victor E. Paulette III (Carolyn), Tim Paulette (Missy), Kathy Henry, Elaine Paulette and Melody Waddles (Jimmy Don); 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a number of family members and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home. Rev. Emil L. Woerner will conduct the service. Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhom.com.
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