Deborah Lynn Courtright

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Deborah Lynn Courtright, 64, of Blytheville, passed away Jan. 19, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.

Deborah was born to Betty Jo (Shultz) Winchester and Captain John Smith, on Aug. 2, 1954, in Blytheville. She was a devoted Christian, amazing mother, and wonderful wife. Deborah’s greatest accomplishment is the family that she created with her husband, Mark. She was a devoted mother that gave an abundance of love to all of her children, and a proud grandmother of seven grandchildren. She loved to read and play games with her grandchildren, and loved to spend time with her family. Deborah’s life will forever be cherished by all that knew her.

She is survived by daughters, Angel Whitehead (Len) and Bridget Courtright-Avery; sons, Justin Pay (Gabby), Joey Courtright, all of Blytheville, and Dustin Courtright (Katie) of Little Rock; seven grandchildren; mother, Betty Jo Winchester of Blytheville; brother, Michael John Smith of Blytheville; sister-in-law, Donna Smith; nephews, Ryan and Jacob Smith of Riverview, Fla.; sister-in-law, Donna Smith of Balm, Fla.; brother-in-law, Gregory Courtright (Pam) of Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Deborah was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Courtright; father, Captain John Smith; brother, Ricky Smith; special son, Rodney Alexander.

A Celebration of Deborah’s life was held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, at in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with officiating by Reverend Gregory Courtright. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery. The family received friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home.

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