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Alla Merle (Langston) Taff

August 5, 1941 — October 21, 2021

Alla Merle (Doyel) Taff of Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Alla Merle was born August 5, 1941, in Waldron, Arkansas to Tom Langston and Annie (Johnston) Langston. She was 80 years old.

Alla Merle leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband Raymond G. Taff of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, daughter Cheryl Muldoon of El Dorado Arkansas, son David Doyel of Waldron, Arkansas, son Ronald Doyel and wife Vickie, of Alma, Arkansas, and step daughter Stacey Omo and husband Allen of Colorado. Granny will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Cassandra McGriff, Michael McGriff, Kirk McGriff, Brandi Barnes, Avery Denton, Brittney Doyel, Jennifer Gonzales, Ryan Doyel, Regan Omo, Christopher Omo and great grandchildren: Danielle Jones, Gabby Jones, Sarah Jones, Aaron Jones, Essence Jones, Timothy Jones, Freddie Barnes, Jailyn Barnes, Bryson Barnes, Brian Barnes, Kayla Gonzales, Kallen Gonzales, Addisyn Denton, Damien Denton, Dominik Denton, Tristan McGriff, Emery McGriff, Abby McGriff, Deklan McGriff as well as 8 great great grandchildren. Alla Merle is also survived by one sister Sharron Goodner, and two brothers: Tom Langston Jr., and Bernie Langston. Alla Merle will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces and nephews and more true friends than most people could even imagine.

Alla Merle was preceded in death by: her parents Tom and Annie Langston, husband of 46 years L. D. Doyel, one daughter Angela Kaye Doyel, sister Della Meredith, brothers: Lee Langston and Delmer Langston, grandson Andrew David Doyel, great granddaughter Patience Jones and great grandson Lewis Jones.

Alla Merle's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Alla Merle's pallbearers will be Ray Langston, Eric Meredith, Nathan Goodner, Allen Omo, Michael McGriff and Ryan Doyel. Honorary pallbearers will be Kirk McGriff, Avery Denton, Wes Goodner, Dean Langston, Aaron Jones, Timothy Jones, Freddie Barnes, David Elkins, Bobby Owens, and Troney Langston.

Alla Merle's visitation will be Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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