Death Notices

Gladys Maxey
July 12, 1933 – April 16, 2022

maxeyGladys Lyle (Childres) Maxey, age 88 of Jonesboro, met her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 16, 2022. She was born and raised in Alabama before moving to Louisiana. Gladys married her beloved husband, Harold on May 29, 1955 and together they were blessed with two sons. When she began working she was a kindergarten teacher for First Baptist Church and eventually she moved onto working as a sales associate at Walmart in Jonesboro, in which she retired from. She enjoyed hobbies such as making ceramic figurines and crocheting and was a pet lover.

Those she has left behind to cherish her memory include her sons, H. Craig Maxey, Reggie M. Maxey and wife Michele; grandsons, Andy Maxey, Mark Maxey, Nicholas Maxey; great grandson, Colton Maxey; sister, Mae Ellen Holley, brother, Houston Howard Childres; a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lagreer Maxey; parents, Horace Greely and Pearly Mae (Singleton) Childres.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home from 11:00AM until time of services. A memorial service is set to begin at noon with Rev. Brian McAllister officiating.

James William Ray
April 12, 1935 – April 16, 2022

rayJames William Ray, age 87 of Jonesboro, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, April 16, 2022. James retired from the papermill in Hodge. In his younger days he enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing in his free time. He has been a faithful member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church since 1952 and was honored to serve them as a Deacon.

His brother, Robert D. Ray is left to cherish his memory. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Theo and Gladys Eunice (Jones) Ray; sister, Martha Ann Ray.

Friends may visit on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church at 11:00AM until time of service. Funeral services are set to begin at 1:00PM with Rev. Bobby White officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Peggy (Freeman) Kelly
November 7, 1947 – April 17, 2022

kelleyPeggy Lee (Freeman) Kelley, age 74 of Jonesboro, made her way through Heaven’s gates on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. Peggy is a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, cousin and friend to many. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary- Jonesboro #4317. She enjoyed using her creativity in many ways, but creating oil paintings and water color painting was her favorite way to express herself. She also had fun spending time doing her puzzles, especially word puzzles. Those that knew her best know that she adored three things in this world which is her family, beautiful yellow roses and her beloved canary, she was her feathered Baby Lee.

Those left to cherish her memory is her sons, Dudley Weeks and wife, Ester, Sherman Freeman; grandchildren, Aubrie Whittaker, Tyler Whittaker, Asher Weeks, Kasen Weeks; great grandchild, Kamden Thrift; siblings, Linda Williams and husband, Paul, Annette Garrett and husband, Mike, Patricia McElligott, Stanley F. Freeman and wife, Paula, her feathered baby, Baby Lee; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two husbands; parents, Armo Guy and Essie Mae (Fowler) Freeman.

Friends may visit with the family in the parlor of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:00-8:00PM. Friends may visit again on Friday, April 22, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home from 10:00AM until time of funeral service. Her funeral service is set to begin at 1:00PM in the chapel. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

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