Pansy Frances Wilson

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pansy Frances Wilson, 87, of Leachville, widow of Mr. Delmar Gene Wilson, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Harrisburg she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mandy Hamblin Newberry and had been a Leachville resident since 1945. She was a 1941 graduate of Harrisburg High School and received her nursing certification in 1964. Over the years she had worked for Dr. Thomas Flannigan in Leachville, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola, Buffalo Island Community Hospital in Manila, and Dr. Bruce Wilson of Manila. She was an accomplished seamstress and an avid dancer at the Senior Citizen Dance Club in Paragould. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the First Baptist Church in Leachville.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers.

Survivors include her son, Barry Lynn Wilson of Pine Bluff; her daughter, Carol Jane "C.J." Wilson of Marion; two grandchildren,

Dr. Bruce Wilson and wife Karla of Manila and Emily James and her husband, Rick Sampson of Monette; four great-grandchildren, Zack Wilson, Brittani Wilson, Erin James and Morgan James. She also leaves her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kennett of Leachville.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. Burial followed in Leachville Cemetery.

The family received visitors Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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