Shirley June Simpson

Friday, October 9, 2015

Shirley June Simpson, 82, of Rector, passed from this life on Tuesday October 6, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born to the late Coley and Margie (Sinko) Livesay on April 9, 1933, in the Hargrave's Corner community. She was united in marriage to Velius Simpson on March 9, 1952, in Hargrave's Corner. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed crafts, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister.

She is survived by her loving husband, Velius Simpson of Rector; two sons and daughter-in-laws, David and Tina Simpson of Springbranch, Tex. and Richard and Lisa Simpson of Rector; one sister, Joan Garrett of Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren, Samuel Simpson of Austin, Tex., Jonathan and Marita Kilbreth of Campbell, Mo., Joshua and Rhonda McKinley of Paragould, Jacob Simpson of Corning and Bridget Kilbreth of Mayfield, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild along with a host of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday Oct. 12, in the Irby chapel in Rector with Bro. George Bearden officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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