Mary Ruth Murphy Bachuss

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mary Ruth Murphy Bachuss, 66, of Hornersville, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Mary was born in Osceola to David and Pinkey Louise Page Murphy. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mary loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Looney; and four sisters, Glenda Wade, Ethel Warren, Alma Sikes and Alice Metheny.

Mary leaves her daughter, Katherine Bachuss of Hornersville, Mo.; brother, David M. Murphy, Jr. of Kennett, Mo.; three sisters, Marie Murphy of Blytheville, Jane Cox of Half Moon and Peggy Thomas of Manila; two grandchildren, Destiny Bachuss and Kelly Bachuss; three great-grandchildren, Bronner, Kinley and Jace; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Cox officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Sutton Cemetery in Pocahontas. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at Cobb Funeral Home. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 100 people will be allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home at one time and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building. Condolences may be expressed to the family at