Tella Jihu

Tella Jihu, 63, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Tella was born on October 4, 1955, in the Marshall Islands, to Jihu Jihu and Taline Belimon.

Tella was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Tella is preceded in death by her parents, Jihu Jihu and Taline Belimon; two brothers, Monen Jihu and Ben Jihu; and granddaughter, Rosie L. Howard.

Tella is survived by two sons, Rodriguez (Rine) Tarbwilin of Indiana, and Rinest (Tamiko) Tarbwilin of Springdale; two daughters, Mayrine (Jamore) Henos of Pocahontas, and Marylou Tarbwilin of the Marshall Islands; brother, Jita Jihu of the Marshall Islands; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

All funeral-related activities will be held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Ark., on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tella’s funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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