JONESBORO - Mrs. Shirley E. Upton of Jonesboro died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the family residence in Jonesboro. She was 73 years of age. Mrs. Upton was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in the Jonesboro area. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Upton; two sons, George Randal Smith and Lester Charles Smith; one great-granddaughter, Madeline Vanoven; three brothers; one sister; and her parents Lester and Myrtle Hamby Butler.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Hickey of Hardy, Kinda (Michael) Vanoven of Evening Shade and Hallie (Junior) Crist of Trumann; two sons, Richard (Arleen) Smith of Harrisburg and Billy (Edna) Smith of Beach Grove, Ark; 19 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 2 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann with Bro. Chase Smith officiating. Burial was private.
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