Dr. Mary Ruth Paschal Sallee, 81, of the Brannon Mountain Community, passed away June 3, 2020.  

She was born April 3, 1939, in Winslow, Ark., the daughter of Jesse Vance and Bonnie Lou Nickell Paschal.  

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Dempsey Sallee; her parents; son, Wendell V. Sallee; brother, Jerry Paschal; two sisters, Patsy Paschal Doolin and Janie Lou Paschal Noisewater. 

Dr. Sallee was a retired teacher and administrator who taught school for 43 and a half  years.  She loved her kids and school kids and would go to the mat for them in a heartbeat.                             

She is survived by a son, Wayne Sallee and his wife, Beverley; four grandsons Clayton Sallee (Shannon), Matthew Sallee (Krystina), Dustin Williams (Ashley) and Cole Williams; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, John Paschal. 

Visitation was held Friday, June 5, at Nickell Memorial Chapel followed by a funeral service at the church.  

Burial will be in Nickell Cemetery, under the direction of Moore’s Chapel.