Virginia Pauline Shepard

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Virginia Pauline Shepard, 82, of Tyronza died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree.

She was a member of Tyronza Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, Winston Blanchard of Tyronza, Cleveland Blanchard of Marion, Ray Blanchard of Harrisburg and Carl Blanchard of Jacksonville; three daughters, Louise McCorkle and Lisa Shepard, both of Tyronza, and Brenda Ward of Jonesboro; four sisters, May Staton and Eloise Duvall, both of Trumann, Gene Wagner of Tyronza and Vernell Adams of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, Sonny Savage of Memphis and Herman Savage of Tupelo, Miss.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Shepard, and one son, Clarence Durfee.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Tyronza Church of Christ, with Homer Lloyd and Larry Bankston officiating. Burial followed at Tyronza Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.