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Shirlie Marie Gray

May 19, 1939 — January 13, 2022

Shirlie Marie Gray, 82, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at her home. She was born May 19, 1939, on Crow Mountain to the late LeRoy and Della Littleton Watkins and raised by George and Ethel Brock.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Junior Gray; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gray; sons, Joe Gray and Jimmy Gray; five brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Rick) Reddell, Linda (Keith) Spears; daughters-in-law, Tammie Gray, Suzanne Gray; grandchildren, Justin Reddell, Tyler Gray, Zac Reddell, Beth Gray, Kristen Gray, Jacob Reddell, Hayden Spears, Nathan Spears; eight great-grandchildren and several other friends and family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kindred Hospice and workers Aly Arivett and Kattie Sherrell.

Shirlie was a mother and grandmother to all she met. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting and baking cakes.

Her visitation will be 5-7pm Monday, January 17, 2022, at Russellville Family Funeral. The Funeral service will be 2pm Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Russellville Family Funeral with burial following in Old Baptist Cemetery in Center Valley. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

Pallbearers will be Zac Reddell, Jacob Reddell, Beth Gray, Tyler Gray, Mike Gray and Hayden Spears.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Spears, David Gray and Steve Gray.

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