|Mary Laughter Morrell|
Posted by: Sara Skaggs - Jul 23, 2004
Mary Laughter Morrell passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2004 in an automobile accident between Hinesville and Huntsville, Arkansas. Her two young grandsons, of whom she was so proud, were with her in the accident; thankfully both survived without injury.
Services for Mary will be held on Tuesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in Huntsville with Brashear Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mary was the granddaughter of Mary Sams and William Washington Laughter. Mary will be missed by all who knew her.
Excerpts from northwest Arkansas newspapers:
Wreck kills woman, traps two grandkids
Northwest Arkansas today
A Huntsville woman was killed Thursday in a one-car accident on U.S. 412 in Madison County.
Mary M. Morrell, 52, [of] Huntsville, died after her 2001 Subaru ran off U.S. 412 west in the Madison County Hilltop community, according to an Arkansas State Police report.
Morrell was driving east on U.S. 412 when her car ran off the south side of the road about 7:05 p.m. [See note below]. The vehicle plunged into a ravine, hit several trees, rolled over and struck more trees, crushing the roof, according to the report.
Passengers Caden Davenport, 4, and Gabriel Davenport, 1, were transported to Northwest Medical Center of Washington County in Springdale. The children, who live ... in Springdale, were treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman. All occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts. The cause of the accident is not known.
Note: Family members say that the (last) item from Springdale's The Morning News is citing an incorrect police report that shows the accident at 7:05 p.m. The family believes that the accident must have happened around 8:00 a.m. after Mary had picked up the children from her daughter's house in Springdale and was on the way east to her own home in Huntsville, about a 30-minute drive. Mary's husband, Hank, and other family members had started looking for Mary and the children well before noon and had found the wreck that evening.