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Mary Lee Stone Garmer

February 3, 1938 — January 26, 2018

Mary Lee Stone Garmer

Mary Lee Stone Garmer 79, of Osceola, Arkansas, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

She was born in Keiser, Arkansas on February 3, 1938, daughter of the late D.S. and Mattie (Ayers) Helper. Mary Lee spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was united in marriage to Walter H. Garmer in Osceola, Arkansas on November 22, 1997.

Mary Lee attended school in Osceola and Wilson and graduated from Jonesboro LPN School in 1966. During her working years, she worked for the Osceola Hospital from 1964 to 1983 and the Osceola Nursing Home for 30 years. She was a past member of the Cotton Boll Tech Institute and LPN Board of Nursing Little Rock District 21. Mary Lee was a faithful member of Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola and taught the Ruth Sunday School Class for over 30 years.

Mary Lee is survived by her beloved husband, Walter Garmer of Osceola; daughters, Virginia Thrasher and husband Gary of Grapevine, Texas and Lynn Manley and husband Gary of Marie, Arkansas; son, Joe Stone and wife Sharon of Marie, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends, especially Dr. Reggie Cullom.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Dewey Stone; parents, D.S. and Mattie Ayers; first husband, J.W. Stone; three sisters; three brothers; one step-daughter, Darlene Brown and one granddaughter, April Love.  

Pallbearers include: Dennis Warhurst, Johnny Warhust, Otto Warhurst, Todd Warhurst, Melroy Johnson and Jimmy Brown

Honorary Pallbearers include: Tommy Carter and John Fain

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 28, 2018 beginning at 3:00 PM with Bro. Tom Doty officiating at Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Arkansas. Visitation will be Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service at Eastside Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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Past Services


Sunday, January 28, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Salem First Baptist Church

552 US-62, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Eastside Baptist Church

2103 US-61, Osceola, AR 72370

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