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Marvis Ellen Depew “Grandmother”, age 78

Marvis Ellen Depew “Grandmother”, 78, of Bauxite, Arkansas passed away November 9, 2019. She was born October 27, 1941 in McCoy AR. To the late Donald Wills, Sr. and Nerva Wills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aurther Depew; sisters, Carol Jones, Jan Leal, and Letty “Pixie” Wiggs; brothers, Donald Wills, Jr., and David Wills; son, Steven Hankins.

She is survived by two sons, Curtis “Sonny” Hankins, James Hankins, and three daughters; Deborah Pusser, Catherine ONeal, and Janet Maness; sister Pat Scott, Margaret Thompson, and Gina Gilmore; brothers, Deri Wills and Dennis Wills; and nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Grandmother was caring sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to whomever walked into her home. She was a talented seamstress that enjoyed making Barbie clothes, dresses, and crafts. She was able to teach many in the family her talents. She held us together.

“Love, the Glue That Holds Us All Together. Once in a while someone enters our world that makes us feel especially loved. Everyone feels blessed by their presence and their love provides the glue that makes families and friends unite, colleagues gather and whole communities rally around common goals.”

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Kristen, Gary, and your rosy posy Posted November 14, 2019 8:04 PM

    I love you very dearly Grandmother, I will miss you already and I am glad that God blessed us with such and amazing mom to me, the best friend I will ever have. Additionally, the best Grandmother plus Great-Grandmother a person will have. Concluding, I am glad you were in my life and when Madison gets older I will tell her about you and do my best to teach her to become the person that you were to everyone.

  • Chastity Posted November 15, 2019 9:48 AM

    Me lil man mom Robert an jamie are gonna miss you grandmother an where sorry that u didnt come home when you though you where going to 😭

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