Alberta Melvina Cowart Perkins, 83, of Ripley, Tenn., formerly of Malden, Mo., and Dexter, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley.
Born June 18, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Carrie Gulledge Mitchell.
On Oct. 4, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo., she married Raymond Cowart, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1973. She later married Harold Perkins on July 16, 1979, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1994. She was also preceded in death by one son, Billy Lee Cowart and four sisters, Imogene Walker, Helen Myers, Connie Dotson, and Virginia Rose.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Blanchard and husband, Ronnie, of Festus, Mo., and Barbara Coleman and husband, Robert, of Malden; one son, Bobby Cowart, of Dexter; two brothers, Junior and Bobby Mitchell, both of Lebanon, Mo.; one grandson, Tony Blanchard, of Festus, Mo.; seven granddaughters, Bobbie Sue Barnes, of Atlanta, Ga., Beth Burge, of Tupelo, Miss., Mandy Green and Patricia Wright, both of Dexter, Kristie Street, of Festus and Tammy Kiestler and Toni Beasley, both of Ripley; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo., with Dan Hargrave officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.