Sharon Lynn Friend

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sharon Lynn Friend, 66, of rural Paragould, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. A native of Caraway, Sharon was a 1967 graduate of Caraway Central High School and operated Sharon's Beauty Shop in Caraway for many years. She moved to Greene County in 1982 and attended The Church at Paragould. Sharon enjoyed collecting antiques and keepsakes.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Betty Dees Pratt; her husband, James Friend; a daughter, Jamie Lynn Friend; a brother, Glen Pratt; two grandsons, James Keeling and Charles Thomas Friend; and a stepson, Tim Friend.

Survivors include one son, Jerry (Michelle) Friend of Bono; three stepdaughters, Mary Friend and Lisa Hinton, both of Paragould, and Faye (Eli) Murzea of San Antonio, Texas; three stepsons, David (Kay) Friend of Hardy, Earl Friend of Lyons, N.Y., and Eddie Friend of Paragould; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Church at Paragould, 210 N. Fourth Ave., with Pastor Chris Bass officiating. Burial was private. Visitation will follow the service.

For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to NEA Memorial Hospital, 4800 E. Johnson Ave., Jonesboro, Ark. 72401; or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 400 East St., Jonesboro 72401.

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