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Nancie Carole Spears, age 81

Nancie Carole Spears, 81, of Austin, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on July 28, 1940 to the late Chester A. Rice and Fairy Frazier Rice.

Nancie is preceded in death by her parents Chester and Fairy Rice; sister MaryAnn Lococo; Linda Payne; and Brenda Cundiff.

Nancie loved her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids with all of her heart. She was a member of the Apple Hill Baptist Church, and she loved her church family dearly.

Nancie leaves behind her children Diana (Michael) Petray, Angela (Jimmy) Russell, Dennis (Tammy) Price, and Connie (Robert) Neal; grandchildren Hollie Price Glover, Kaci Edwards, Carol McFall, Lee Petray, Dillon Price, and RJ Neal; great-grandchildren Shai-Anne Glover, Trenton Glover, Jaidon Petray, Brooklynn Glover, Price McFall, Kate Edwards, Kanon Edwards, Denton Price, Tilly McFall, and Camdyn Price; and siblings Chester Rice and Reneé Juhn.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.

To view a tribute slideshow of Nancie, please follow the link provided below.


  • Julie Lockert Posted March 18, 2022 6:16 PM

    to Angela and Hollie and family sorry for your loss Nancie will be missed she was a very nice lady

  • Georgetta Browning Posted March 18, 2022 6:55 PM

    From childhood to adulthood Nancie and I made many memories together. Love always to this very special person. Family and friend.

  • Connie M. Posted March 18, 2022 7:53 PM

    A wonderful slideshow. My daddys favorite song was Amazing Grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your momma is looking down and smiling!

  • Marcus Sams Posted March 18, 2022 9:06 PM

    Prayers for all in this family

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