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Janice Gayle (Pearce) Sturgill, age 69


Janice Gayle (Pearce) Sturgill, age 69, of Austin, Arkansas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021.  She was born in Conway, Arkansas on February 24th, 1951.
She is preceded in death by her parents Devern “Dink” and Ermadean Pearce, as well as son Jimmy Joe Martin.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years Larry Sturgill; Children Lori Westbrook (Austin, AR), Jennifer Smith (Mount Wolf, PA), and Brian Sturgill (Stevensville, MD) ; Brothers Randy Pearce (NLR, AR), Rickey Pearce (Conway, AR), and Timmy Pearce (North Little Rock, AR) and Sister Debbie Ashley (Kingston, MS); As well as many other family members and friends.  Special thank you to niece Tisha May for all of her help, support and love.
After 60+ years, Janice was overjoyed to discover that she had a little sister named Debbie!!!  They were
fortunate to develop a strong, loving, sisterly relationship in such a short period of time.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Arkansans Assisting Homeless Animals (AAHA) or to your local, no-kill, animal shelter.
Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Hunter Elisabeth Posted February 9, 2021 5:45 PM

    Love you Jan. Xxxxx

  • Glenna Frantz Posted February 9, 2021 5:56 PM

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for God’s comfort! Love you

  • David & Terri Newell Posted February 10, 2021 7:08 PM


  • Sharon Posted February 11, 2021 2:25 PM

    Janice, you will be missed dearly! You were such a sweet loving woman. I know you are dancing with all your fur babies.

  • Natalyn Newman Posted February 11, 2021 2:31 PM

    Janice sweet sweet lady. She will be missed by all she touched. Prayers are with her husband Larry and there children and grandchildren .

  • Charley & Miram Spence Posted February 11, 2021 2:34 PM

    So sorry to hear this, you were to young. Prayers be with all who miss you. You will be missed by many.

  • John Bania Posted February 11, 2021 3:03 PM

    I will never forget you and the love that you showed me. May you rest in peace. Give your Son a Hug from us all and until we Meet once more

  • Joshua Akers Posted February 11, 2021 3:13 PM

    You will be missed “Momma Jan”.

  • Jennie Holland Higgins Posted February 11, 2021 3:21 PM

    Prayers for this wonderful family. Truly a one of a kind lady. I will always love u ❤️

  • Wanda Cook Posted February 11, 2021 3:25 PM

    Jan was an awesome lady. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with all the family.

  • Mary Stuart Posted February 11, 2021 4:08 PM

    I will always remember Jan and her love for animals. She was always so kind to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️

  • Gin Taylor Posted February 11, 2021 4:51 PM

    So sorry Jan was a sweet person

  • Sue Wilson Posted February 11, 2021 5:16 PM

    How do you mend a broken 💔 heart? Jan was my cousin, my best friend, partner in crime (when we were younger) I loved her like a sister. She will always hold a special place in my heart and the memories we shared. Peace be with you Lori, Larry and Butch. Much love to all of you. 🌹🌹🌹😢

  • Angie Edwards Collins Posted February 11, 2021 6:08 PM

    I will always consider her a bonus mom. I don’t have many teenage memories that didn’t include her, She will be deeply missed by so many of her “kids”..Rest Easy Mom… love you!!

  • Matt Roberds Posted February 11, 2021 6:14 PM

    Many good conversations and fun times spent in your kitchen when I was a teenager. Sorry that I hadn’t seen you in years, but you are loved and will be missed.

  • Betsy & Adam Skinner Posted February 11, 2021 6:35 PM

    Praying for you guys, she will be missed by many. XOXO

  • Gentry Griffis Posted February 11, 2021 9:01 PM

    Lori, your mother was always so kind to us kids. She was always glad to see us and one of the few parents that actually got to know each of us. She had a huge heart and I am glad that I had the chance to know her.

  • Jimmy Martin Posted February 11, 2021 11:26 PM

    One good hearted woman love her family and friends. I would not have known my son Jimmy Joe if it had not been for Jan Larry Lori and Patty. I got the memories but would give them all up to hear her look and say Hey yall all is good. I now with Jimmy,my raccoons Erma and JESUS love you all and I love 💘 each and all. Butch and Patty

  • Joe, Hailey and Tyler Lucas Posted February 12, 2021 1:45 PM

    May God Bless you and family. You are in our prayers.

  • Rich Klindt Posted February 12, 2021 4:18 PM

    Gone too soon. Always had great times together. RIP

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