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Russellville Family Funeral
Tuesday January 18th, 2022

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Russellville Family Funeral
Monday January 17th, 2022
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Shirlie Marie Gray

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.

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .

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To such a wonderful person that I will always remember. I met her when I was 17 and Dean introduced us. May she be blessed.

Rita Diane Dedman Jan 19 2022 8:41 PM

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Rita Diane Dedman & Dean Dedman Jan 19 2022 8:36 PM

I loved her like my mom!! Very sorry prayers for all the family!!

Vickie Taylor Jan 17 2022 3:54 PM

I hope that I can be as courageous as Shirlie was.

Betty Ann Gray Jan 16 2022 7:53 PM

My very deepest sympathy. Ms Shirlie loved her family and friends BIG. She was a wonderful friend. Prayers and hugs to all.

Karen Light Turner Jan 16 2022 12:14 PM

Linda, Peggy and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Aunt Shirlie was always such a sweet cheerful lady who never met a stranger. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She, Uncle Junior, Mary, Joe and Jimmie are probably having a sweet reunion now.

Lydia (Gray) Zimmerman, daughter of James and Wilma Gray Jan 15 2022 4:33 AM

Mrs. Gray was a great lady. When I was a little girl I would stay with my grandparents on Crow Mtn.
I would go across the road and visit her. She taught me how to make butter and how to use a 1# butter press. Some of my fondest memories. I visited with her a few months ago. She was still just as lovely as ever.
Granny and Pop will be happy to see her! 🥰

Debbie Keeling Jan 14 2022 8:13 PM

Peggy, Linda & Family,
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss, my Thoughts & Prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Kelley Scribner Jan 14 2022 6:46 PM

I loved this special soul and she treated me like one of her own, Peggy and Linda-I\'m praying for your broken hearts 💔

Suzy Johnson Jan 14 2022 3:22 PM

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Suzy Johnson Jan 14 2022 3:19 PM

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