Alma Ruth Marshall

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monette -- Alma Ruth Marshall, 86, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Lake City to the late Rudy Marshall and Lucille Ishmael Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and raising her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Marshall Sr.; a brother, Bill Ishmael; a sister, Patty "Pete" Ishmael, and a son, Steve Marshall.

She is survived by her children, Billy Joe Marshall Jr. (Pam) of Houston, Texas, Ginger Marshall of Monette, David Marshall (Cheryl) of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and Melissa Jones (Jeremy) of Paragould; three sisters, Sue Glann, Jean Carter and Judy Pheill (Richard), all of Michigan; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Josh Parnell officiating. Interment followed at Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Robert Chambers, Ricky Copeland Terry Edwards, Larry Ladd, Tommy Sweatnam and Hunter Petty.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donors consider Monette Church of Christ.