Benny Marr

Friday, June 29, 2018

Benny Allen Marr, age 66, of Manila, former longtime Blytheville resident, passed from this life Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Durwood and Lois Johnese Marr, attended Blytheville High School and was retired from the Nucor-Yamato Steel Mill near Blytheville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying his airplane, woodworking and spending time at his hunting cabin. His passion was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Manila Pilots Association and Bethany Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Marr and Lowell Marr.

Survivors include:

His wife of 16 years, Rhonda Marr of the home

His daughter, Catherine Gerke and her husband Jeff of Plattsburg, MO

3 Stepsons:

Mark Hollingsead and his wife Robin of Brandon, MS

Doug Hollingsead of Murfreesboro, TN

Jeff Hollingsead and his wife Kristen of Armorel

2 Stepdaughters:

Amy Sullins and her husband, Paul of Dell

Angie Curry and her husband, Steve of Fayetteville

2 Sisters:

Peggy Hudson of Springfield, OR

Jane White of Grahm, WA

He also leaves 12 grandchildren

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. J. Wayne Moore and Rev. Andy Andros officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The family will receive visitors Saturday morning from 9:30 until service time at the church.

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