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Ray Fugett
Ray Fugett, 80, of Batesville died Tuesday, March 25, 1997.
Born in Pfeiffer on Aug. 7, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Levi Goforth and Zeda Ann Trent Goforth. She was a member of Harrison Street Church of Christ and was retired from the International Shoe Company after 33 years of service.
Survivors include two sons, Hubert D. Fugett of Mabelvale and Dean Fugett of Cave City; a brother, Othel Goforth of Batesville; seven grandchildren, Peggy Goodson, Cathy Fugett, Debra Watson, Philip Fugett, Wayne Fugett, Michael Fugett and Eric Fugett; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Fugett; a son, Harry Fugett; and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. March 27 at Harrison Street Church of Christ with Tom German officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Batesville Funeral Service.

B. Rex Williams
B. Rex Williams, 57, of Batesville died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in a Batesville hospital.
Born April 23, 1939, in Scott County, Va., he was the son of Harmon Martin Williams and Belle Oprah Kindle Williams. He had recently retired as principal mechanical engineer, engineering department, at Arkansas Eastman Division. As a registered professional engineer, he served his community as a former member of the Department of Labor, boiler division, a member of the board of directors of White River Medical Center and past chairman of the advisory board of the Sheltered Workshop. He also served as a guest instructor for the University of Arkansas.
An avid runner, he was a member of the Arkansas Pikes Peak Marathon Team 1991 to 1993. He often participated in races throughout Arkansas and eastern Tennessee. He also helped organize the Annual White River Triathlon.
He attended Ramsey Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian R. Williams; a son, Rex Allen Williams of Springdale; a daughter, Rochelle L. Williams Shelton of Batesville; a brother, Norman H. Williams of Batesville; four sisters, Kate Livesay of Kingsport, Tenn., Lucille Tomlinson of Clinchport, Va., Deshea Bledsoe of Gate City, Va., and Marie Frazier of Kokomo, Ind.; a granddaughter, Arielle Nicole Williams of Springdale; a great-niece; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bryan Kindle Williams; a sister, Peggy Williams; four half-brothers; and four half-sisters.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt Kilgore and the Rev. Mike Manning officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Lucille Barnwell
Lucille Barnwell, 77, of Batesville died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Born in Melbourne on July 11, 1919, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert L. Smith and Georgia Ann Taylor Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Smith of Searcy; a sister, Clara Girkin of Searcy; and two grandchildren, Denise Martin and Stacy Bright.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Barnwell; a sister, Lily Lee Dixon; two half-sisters, Elsie Ramondine and Lola Phillips; and a half-brother.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Don Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Melbourne Cemetery.

Junior Earl Liles
CAVE CITY - Junior Earl Liles, 71, of Charlotte died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born Jan. 24, 1926, at Charlotte, he was the son of Samuel J. and Ethel Wilson Liles. He was a lineman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, a veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Batesville. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Liles Barber of Newark and Sharon Gay Liles Sanders of Brasov, Romania; three brothers, Clifford Liles and William Liles, both of Batesville, and James Liles of Charlotte; a sister, Ruby Leech of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Amy Vonwiller of Newark, Adam Barber of Newark, Jeremy Sanders of Cave City and Sara Sanders of Brasov, Romania; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl Ray Liles; and a brother, Sammie Liles.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday March 28 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Grayden Milligan and Joe Wehunt officiating. Burial will be in James Cemetery at Cedar Grove.

Barbara Paige
Barbara Paige, 49, of Batesvlle died Sunday, March 23, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born June 5, 1948, in Batesville, she was the daughter of A.D. and Nova Milon. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her father, of Colorado; three sons, Byron Paige, Cornelius Paige and Ricky Milon, all of Batesville; three daughters, Shawana Paige of Batesville, Marie Paige of Little Rock and Felicia Paige of St. Paul, Minn.; her grandmother, Novella Neeley; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and her husband, Lee Paige.
The private burial service was at 10 a.m. today, March 27, at the Ruddell Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Otis Harper officiating. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. March 28 at Friendship Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

Doris F. Taylor
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Doris F. "Tommy" Taylor, 87, of Mountain View died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Little Rock.
Born Dec. 27, 1909, in Bliss, he was the son of John W. Taylor and Annis Martin Taylor. He was a farmer, a Baptist and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Moore Taylor; a son, Floyde Franklin Taylor of Mountain View; four brothers, Herbert Taylor, Elza Taylor and Kermit Taylor, all of Mountain View, and James Taylor of Lebanon, Mo.; three sisters, Cloa McMullin of Henderson, Ky., and Gladys Storey and Gustava Rice, both of Mountain View.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Forrest Taylor and Keith Taylor; and a sister, Hazel Finch.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. March 28 at Crouch Funeral Home Chapel of Mountain View with the Rev. Randy Long officiating. Burial will be in Case Cemetery.

Denver J. Chisam
NEWPORT - Denver Jackson Chisam, 72, of Newport died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at a Little Rock hospital.
He was the son of Frank G. and Lillie Apple Chisam. He was the retired owner and operator of Chisam's Service Station. A World War II Army veteran, he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newport where he served as deacon and financial secretary for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, June W. Chisam; two brothers, Eugene F. Chisam of Newport and Loyd Chisam of Welton, Ariz.; two sisters, Christine Reynolds of Batesville and Pauline Rorie of Mountain View; six nephews; and eight nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cletus Chisam; and three sisters, Ruby Chisam, Opal Ballard and Gladys Grigsby.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home chapel with Leroy Dickinson officiating. Burial will be at Kyler Cemetery near Southside.

Viola Mae Pollard
BALD KNOB - Viola Mae Chambliss Pollard, 72, of Searcy died Wednesday, March 26, 1997.
Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Union Hill, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Easter Pennington Chambliss. She was a retired postmaster of the Thida Post Office, a member of White River Baptist Church in Oil Trough and attended First General Baptist Church in Searcy.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Bates and Dale Bates, both of Searcy; three stepsons, Sam Pollard of Union Hill, Malcolm Pollard of Knoxville, Tenn., and Darl Slentz of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Jane Sullivan of Port Lavaca, Texas; a brother, Edward Chambliss of Rockford, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Commie Pollard; a daughter, Judy Thompson; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at White River Baptist Church in Thida. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Powell Funeral Home of Bald Knob.
Memorials may be made to First General Baptist Church, 1007 West Booth Rd., Searcy or Brown's Memorial Cemetery, in care of Bill Knight, 2339 Union Hill Road, Bradford, AR 72020.

Audie Frizzell
MELBOURNE - Audie Lee Foster Frizzell, 82, of Melbourne died Saturday, March 29, 1997.
She was the daughter of Sam and Ellen Soward Foster. She was a homemaker, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a member of the Young At Heart Singers, and an employee of Pioneer Nursing Home for seven years.
Survivors include her husband, I.H. Frizzell; two daughters, June Woods of Melbourne and Carole Worthington of Laurel, Miss.; a brother, Fred Foster of Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Alma Dicker of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Owen Foster.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Boyce Gail Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.

Oran W. Reeves
HEBER SPRINGS - Oran Wayne Reeves, 55, died Friday, March 28, 1997, in Batesville.
Born Jan. 4, 1942, in Floral, he was the son of Oscar and Ethel Davis Reeves. He was a farmer and was of the Church of God faith.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Maxine Martin Reeves; his father of Floral; a son, Shawn Reeves of Floral; two daughters, Dawn Jeffrey and Shelley Duncan, both of Concord; a brother, Allen Reeves of Floral; two sisters, Jetta Kallam of Cabot and Tonya Main of Quitman; and five grandchildren, Brandon Reed, Shawna Jeffrey, Tiffany Duncan, Paige Jeffrey and Emenda Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Joyce Aunspaugh.
The funeral was 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Church of God with the Rev. Huston Ashley and the Rev. Darvin Carlton officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.

Rena Qualls
Rena Maye Shaw Qualls, 73, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, March 28, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born June 11, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, she was the daughter of Luther Birse Shaw and Betty Myrtle Collie Shaw. She was a retired director of the Senior Citizens Center in Mount Pleasant, Guion and Sidney. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a member of the Mount Pleasant Extension Homemakers Club, the Mount Pleasant Quilting Club and the Sidney Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Qualls of Jonesboro and Bruce Qualls of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Linda Prey of Orondo, Wash.; two brothers, Morris Shaw and Odell Shaw, both of Mount Pleasant; four sisters, Zelda Roach of Yorba Linda, Calif., Lola Sipe of LaMirada, Calif., Pauline Pope of Minden, La., and Virginia Gould of St. Louis, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Qualls; her parents; an infant son, Ronnie Gene Qualls; a twin sister, Faye Younger; and a brother, Quimby Shaw.
The funeral was 2 p.m. today at Barren Fork Cumberland Presybterian Church with the Rev. Tom Wilkins officiating. Burial was in Barren Fork Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Christina A. Wagster
CAVE CITY - Christina Ann Wagster, 17, of Evening Shade died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a Batesville hospital.
Born Feb. 26, 1980, at Clarksville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Dan Casey of Williford and Joyce Clouse of Hidden Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Evening Shade.
Other than her parents, she is survived by her husband, Tim Wagster; a daughter, Kesha Nicole Wagster; three brothers, Scott Medlock, Kevin Stevens and Derrick Stevens, all of Hidden Valley; and her father- and mother-in-law, William and Jo Ann Wagster of Evening Shade.
The funeral was 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Evening Shade with Chester Miller officiating. Burial was at Bacon Cemetery in Evening Shade under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Jason Bacon, Wesley Koettle, Mark Moser, Chris Guinnip, Danny Cook and Adam Colbin.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Evening Shade High School Class of 1998.

Peggy Bradley
SPRINGDALE - Peggy Bradley, 72, of Springdale died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at a Springdale hospital.
Born June 1, 1924, at Nicut, Okla., she was the daughter of James Alex Peters and Blanche Mae Denny Peters. She moved to the Springdale area from Oklahoma in 1959. She was retired from Wilsons and Company in Springdale and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, James "Donnie" Bradley and David "Huck" Bradley, both of Springdale, and Roland "Pete" Bradley of Lowell; four daughters, Edie Mae Mayes, Barbara Denzer and Jerri Gayle Griggs, all of Springdale, and Mary Jo Elam of Batesville; a brother, J.D. Peters of Rogers; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed McDonald Bradley; a sister; and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home chapel in Springdale with the Rev. Mike Montgomery officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Akins Cemetery in Akins, Okla., with the Rev. Gary David Denzer officiating.

Dovie Chisam
Dovie Loraine Spence Chisam, 89, of Batesville died Monday, March 31, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Born in Tennessee on July 22, 1908, she was the daughter of T.W. and Alice Spence. She was a longtime resident of the Salado community, was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include a son, Charles Biggs of Jasper, Fla.; three stepchildren; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank G. Chisam.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Manning officiating. Burial will follow at Egner Cemetery in Salado under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

Cora Hightower
Cora Hightower of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Batesville, died Friday, March 28, 1997, in a nursing home.
She was the daughter of the late W.F. Hightower, who was a rural mail carrier in Batesville. Her grandfather was the late Ziba Barber, formerly of Batesville, who was a Church of Christ minister.
Survivors include an aunt, Maxine Hix of Scottsdale; and a sister-in-law, Stella Allen of Batesville.
The funeral was 1 p.m. Monday at the Carr Mortuary in Tempe, Ariz.

Ovetta Morgan
CAVE CITY - Ovetta Francis Thomas Morgan, 92, of Poughkeepsie died Monday, March 31, 1997, at a Batesville hospital.
Born at Carroll County, Mo., on March 24, 1905, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mattie Horn Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Bettis Town Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Delcie Stavely of Poughkeepsie; three brothers, Clarence Thomas of Donna, Texas, Sam Thomas of Florence, Miss., and Doc Thomas of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Charlene James of Marked Tree; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James W. Morgan; three sons, James Newt Morgan, Gene Morgan and an infant son; three brothers, Bill Thomas, Claude Thomas and Lewis Thomas; and three sisters, Vera Johnson, Una Pruitt and Coyla Coats.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bettis Town Church of Christ in Poughkeepsie with C.C. Baird officiating. Burial will follow in Spotts Cemetery at Poughkeepsie under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

John T. Shirrell
John T. Shirrell, 93, of Locust Grove died today, April 1, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Born April 22, 1903, in Hughes County, Okla., he was the son of Thomas and Dora Simpson Shirrell. He was a retired farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include a son, John E. Shirrell of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; two daughters, Shelby Jean Mefford of Nashville, Tenn., and Betty Swaim of Locust Grove; two brothers, Jeff Shirrell of Drasco and Jennin Shirrell of Muskegon, Mich.; two sisters, Edna Scroggins of Mountain View and Atha Jones of Lowell; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Oden Shirrell; a son, Bwell Shirrell; two grandsons, Wesley Shirrell and Kirk Swaim; two brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Locust Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Leinenweaver and the Rev. Neil Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Marcella Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Memorials may be made to Marcella Cemetery.

Mary Jean Cooper
Mary Jean Cooper, 75, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, in Tucson.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Batesville and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include two sons, James Fenimore Cooper of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Joe Malcolm Cooper of Tucson; a daughter, Crismon Jean Cooper of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, Phoebe Cooper, Christopher Stubler, Devon Stubler, Aharon Cooper, Malcolm Cooper, Drew Cooper and James Tyler Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Leila Power officiating. Arrangements are by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Bertha Depew
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Bertha Lawrence Depew, 85, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 11, 1912, at Onia, she was the daughter of Alvin and Leona Balentine Lawrence. She was a homemaker and a member of Vine Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Lonnie Depew and Arnold McDaniel, both of Mountain View; four daughters, Bernice McDaniel of Hot Springs, Geneva May "Joy" Zinn and Faye Jones, both of Batesville, and Joann Smullin of Mountain View; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Depew; and two sons, Carl Depew and Levi Depew.
The funeral was 2 p.m. April 4 at Vine Avenue Baptist Church with Gary Don Long officiating. Burial was in Fox Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View.

Allen M. Gay
Allen M. Gay, 43, of Concord died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Feb. 20, 1954, in Pleasant Plains, he was the son of Alfred and Patricia Ruyle Gay. He was self-employed in the logging industry and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Turner Gay of Floral; his parents of Floral; his maternal grandmother, Geneva Ruyle of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Jeremy Gay of Floral; a daughter, Angela Cammron of Floral; two brothers, Michael Gay of Judsonia and Steven Gay of Floral; two sisters, Karen Townsley of Searcy and Rebecca Gammill of McRay; and a grandson, Aaron Cammron of Floral.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Bertha Gay; and his grandfathers, Joseph Ruyle and Paul Gay.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

Marion E. Grubbs
HEBER SPRINGS - Marion Edward Grubbs, 60, of Quitman died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Little Rock.
Born April 4, 1936, in Homestead, Fla., he was the son of Doris Valise Muckenfuss Grubbs Henson and Lewis Grubbs. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and was a truck driver. He was a Mason and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He was a member, deacon and superintendent of Wesley Chapel Church.
Survivors include his wife, Della R. Grubbs; his mother of Summerville, S.C.; three sons, Marion E. Grubbs Jr. and Christopher Glenn Grubbs, both of Quitman, and Eugene Louis Grubbs of Rose Bud; two daughters, Norma Jean Sawrie of Batesville and Joyce Annette Munn of Florence, S.C.; a sister, Wanda Byrd of Summerville, S.C.; and eight grandchldren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel Church. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.

Lola Love
Lola Ruth Patterson Love, 91, of Batesville died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born June 21, 1905, in Lick Skillet, she was the daughter of John and Cora Broadwater Huddleston. She was a homemaker, a member of Moorefield United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, Earl Patterson of Batesville; two daughters, May Clark and Florence Lee Harmon, both of Batesville; two brothers, Mack Huddleston of Batesville and Burnice Huddleston of Mountain Home; a sister, Robbie Hall of Batesville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charlie Patterson; her second husband, Ransom Love; two brothers, Chester Huddleston and Conway Huddleston; and a sister, Annie Ottinger.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Crouch Funeral Home chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Byron McSpadden officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

George H. Crymes
MOUNTAIN VIEW - George Homer Crymes, 89, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, in Batesville.
Born Dec. 12, 1907, in Newnata, he was the son of John Campbell Crymes and Ollie Avey Crymes. He was a retired farmer and a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Ray Crymes and Paul J. Crymes, both of Mountain View; two daughters, Gerean Wallace of Heber Springs and Freda Reece of Marianna; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie M. Crymes; a son, Dwight Crymes; a grandson, Phillip Wallace; four brothers, Orus Crymes, Dexter Crymes, Austin Crymes and Marshall Crymes; and two sisters, Myrtle Dodson and Nina Crymes.
The funeral was 2 p.m. today at Foothills Baptist Church with the Revs. Thurlo Lee, Hugh Davis and Gerald Nash officiating. Burial was in Timbo Cemetery under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View.

Ellis Davis
NEWPORT - Ellis Davis, 62, of Newport died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, in a Newport hospital.
He was the son of Chester William Davis and Trannie McCullar Davis. He was employed at Norandal USA for 32 years, retiring in August of 1996. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Newport.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Hardin Davis; his mother of Jonesboro; a son, Dwight Gene Davis of Newport; a sister, Nellie Bogard of Jonesboro; and a granddaughter, Lauren Davis.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church in Newport with Larry Merrell and Lory Poynor officiating. Burial will be at Browns Chapel Cemetery at the Union Hill community under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Sylvia A. Pinkston
Sylvia A. Pinkston, 70, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Wednesday, March 26, 1997.
Born in Catesby, Okla., on May 25, 1926, she was the daughter of Chris and Thelma Steinpreis.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Pinkston; two sons, James Pinkston and Boyce Pinkston, both of Las Vegas, N.M.; two daughters, Verna O'Connor of Worcester, Mass., and Kay Plotner of Maxwell, N.M.; a stepson, Marvin Pinkston of Batesville; a brother, Jim Steinpreis; nine grandchildren, Gerald O'Connor, Dwain O'Connor, Julie O'Connor, Michael Pinkston, Christine Pinkston, Diana Albiston, Leona Poncho, Linda Treadway and Mark Pinkston; and six great-grandchildren, Johnathan O'Connor, Brittany Albiston, Cody Poncho, Josie Pinkston, Alex Treadway and Kayla Shay.
She was preceded in death by two children, Jeribeth Pinkston and David Pinkston; and a grandson, Matthew Pinkston.
The funeral was March 28 Friday at Rogers Chapel with Cliff Babbitt officiating. Burial was at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery under the direction of Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas, N.M.


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