Joyce Imogene Skaggs

Monday, January 12, 2015

Joyce Imogene Skaggs, 82, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lillian Long she had been a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville areas. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the New Providence Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy Skaggs and Gerald Skaggs, and a grandson, Travis Coburn.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Grover Skaggs of Leachville; one son, Doyle Skaggs of Blytheville; three daughters, Linda Harper of Los Fresno, Texas,

Brenda Collins of Deltona, Fla., and Patricia Burgess of Jonesboro; one brother, Morris Long of Paragould. She also leaves three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Tom Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday evening, Jan. 12, from 6-8 at the funeral home.

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