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Martha Kennedy

Friday, April 22, 2011

Martha Jane Edwards Kennedy, 93, formerly of the Rector, Ark., area passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould, Ark.

She was born Sept. 23, 1917 to the late Tobe and Addie Tutton Edwards in Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, preceding Martha in death was her husband, Archie Kennedy; an infant son, Larry Don Kennedy; her brothers, Marvin, Dutch and Gene and her sisters, Hazel, Pauline, Ella and Laverne.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Faye and Vondal Matheney, of Paragould, Bonnie and Harold Fisk , of Paragould, Loretta and Jack Patten Sr., of St. Charles, Mo., Jolene and James Turner, of Rector, and Judy and Dr. Rick Jones of Kennett; eight grandchildren, Archie Matheney, Duncan Matheney, Tim Fisk, Jack Patten Jr., Scott Turner, Stacey Charles, Jennifer Karsten and Elizabeth Karsten; twelve great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, April 22, at Irby Funeral Home in Rector.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 23, at the Irby Funeral Home with Harold Fisk and James Turner officiating.

Burial will follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery.

You may sign the online register book at www.irbyfuneralhome.