RISING STAR — Memorial services for Johnnie Mae Merrill, 73, of Rising Star, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Rising Star. A private burial service will be conducted at a later date. Higginbotham Funeral Home of Cross Plains is in charge of arrangements.

She died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Abilene.

She was born March 22, 1943.