Shirley Marie Drury

Monday, September 16, 2019

Shirley Marie Drury, 72, of Marmaduke, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Smithville, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Grace Tanner Thacker and had been a Marmaduke resident for the past 30 years. She was a retired factory worker and was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Hooker, Ark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Harold Thacker, Gerald Thacker, Willard Thacker, Mark Thacker, Charles Thacker and Richard Thacker; and five sisters, Florida Thacker, Connie Thacker, Delores Brooks, Loveda Drury and Linda Swenson.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ricky Drury of the home; three daughters, Catina Marie Drury of Marmaduke, Linda Ann Drury and Peggy Lynn Drury, both of Paragould; two sisters, Joyce Malone of Paragould and Dee Carter of Haynes City, Fla. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Reverend Dave White officiating. Pallbearers include Tommy Drury, Dan Drury, Doug Akin, Jake Drury, Carl Drury, Wesley Greer and Claude Greer. Burial will be in Leachville Cemetery. The family will accept visitors Tuesday night from 6-8 at the funeral home.

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