Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Emma Jean Hayley, age 88

Emma Jean Hayley, 88, of Searcy passed away on August 27, 2020.  She was born on July 10, 1932, in Floyd, Arkansas to the late John Oliver and Wallis (Benton) Vickers.

She loved to cook, garden, animals and the color red.  She was a loving mother, Nanny, sister and friend who loved to spend time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her brother Don Vickers and son Marlon Hayley.

Emma leaves behind her loving children Otho Hayley, Jr., (Sandy) of Georgia, Kevin Hayley of Amity, Arkansas and Paula Helms (Steve) of Searcy, Arkansas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her siblings Ima Lea Rainwater of Sparkman, Arkansas and Monty Vickers (Dainta), Mayflower, Arkansas.

In light of the current health concerns, Emma’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Memorial service will be on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Debbie Helms Posted August 29, 2020 1:38 PM

    I’m so sorry Paula. She’s at peace now. My heart hurts for u. It’s so hard to lose ur mom. God bless u and ur family. ❤😘💔

  • Lanell & Eldon England Posted August 29, 2020 4:28 PM

    So sorry for your loss!!

  • Windle Porter Posted September 8, 2020 9:05 AM

    I am at a loss of the passing of Emma Jean, talked to her on the phone about the Vickers family history but never got to go see her, Am sure she was named after her Great grandmother Emma Armstrong Vickers which is also my wife Bonita Huddleston Porters great Grand mother. In the first recording of graves 1962 at Dogwood cemetery Emma Vickers was listed , have ben unable to find the grave to remark the location , If there is any information found as to the date of her death Emma or Eliga Vickers or where they may be buried please share with me. Am sorry I missed the service , May she rest in peace forever. Windle & Bonita Porter.

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