Emma Jean Lancaster

Sunday, September 25, 2011

BAY - Mrs. Emma Jean Lancaster, 68, of Bay, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at the family residence. She was born in Savannah, Tenn., and had lived most of her lifetime in Bay. Mrs. Lancaster was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Irvin Douglas Lawrence, two grandsons, Jeffery Dewayne McLaughlin and Gary Lawrence; four brothers, Hershell, Willie, L.B. and Warren Martin, two sisters, Dorsic Qualls and Elsie Parker, and her parents, Harvey and Omie Lee Dickerson Martin.

Survivors include five daughters, Pamela McLaughlin, Lisa Ealley and Tamela Kay Dever, all of Trumann, Emma Denice Lawrence and Netia Ann Lawrence, both of Bay; three sons, Mark Lawrence of Jonesboro, Doyle Lawrence and Irvin Lawrence, both of Bay; one sister, Lessie Davis of Trumann; three brothers, Jimmie Martin, Earl Martin and J.C. Martin, all of Collinwood, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Bro. William "Dub" Holt and Jimmy Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.

Pallbearers were Irvin Lawrence Jr., Paul Lawrence, Michael Hellums, Tyler Blanchard, Mark A. Lawrence and Kevin Lawrence.

Honorary pallbearers were Cody Welch, Steven Lawrence and Thomas Ealey.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.

An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.