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Shirley J. Petties, age 68

Shirley J. Petties, age 68, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023. She was born in Brinkley, Arkansas on October 1, 1954 to John Paul Roberts and Lula Mae Abernathy.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Miche’La Martin Posted September 25, 2023 8:55 AM

    Thank you for being an amazing person. It was truly a joy to work with you in Pine Bluff NRCS office. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Guadalupe R. Posted September 25, 2023 9:58 AM

    My condolences to the family

  • Brent Clark Posted September 25, 2023 10:15 AM

    I only had the pleasure of meeting Shirley a handful of times. She was a very pleasant person and a colleague of the NRCS family. My condolences to her family. May God give you peace through this time.

  • Claire Whiteside Posted September 25, 2023 10:17 AM

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I enjoyed the brief time I was able to work with Shirley several years ago. I know she will be deeply missed. Please accept my sympathies.

  • Amanda Mathis Posted September 25, 2023 10:32 AM

    I will deeply miss Miss Shirley’s smile! I worked with her briefly when she was stationed in Fort Smith and I always looked forward to seeing her at events and knew she would have a big smile on her face. Prayers for the family.

  • TIffany Wood Williams Posted September 25, 2023 10:34 AM

    I got the honor to work with Shirley in 2005/2006 in the Pine Bluff NRCS office and I enjoyed her so much. She was a wonderful woman, and a wonderful co-worker. I am deeply saddened to hear of her loss.

  • Earniece Young Posted September 25, 2023 11:43 AM

    She had a way of spreading happiness and lifting our spirits, and those memories will forever hold a special place in my heart.

    During this difficult time, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories of Ms Shirley’s laughter and the warmth of her smile.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Earniece Young

  • Kathryn Scogins Posted September 26, 2023 6:07 AM

    I’ve worked with Ms. Shirley for 7 years now and have grown to love this dear lady you don’t know the impact you had on my life always smiling and cutting up with us. A true woman who believed in the Lord and it showed. I’m going to miss her. My prayers are with the family she leaves behind, I pray for peace and comfort as you all go through this difficult time.

  • Joe Tapp Posted September 26, 2023 8:39 AM

    Shirley worked at Conway with me for a while. She always came to work with a great big smile and a pleasant attitude. She will be missed. We pray God’s deepest comfort for her family and friends.

  • Jane Lowry Posted September 26, 2023 8:52 AM

    I had the pleasure of working with Shirley in the Fort Smith office. She was a wonderful hard working woman who I have great respect for. I pray for her family she leaves behind, that God will give them peace through this difficult time.

  • Andrea Dunlap Posted September 28, 2023 5:38 PM

    Moma Shirley, you are greatly missed! Thank you for the memories I have with you.

  • Keith Word Posted September 29, 2023 9:48 AM

    Cousin Shirley,
    You were always a wonderful individual to be around. I will cherish the great memories of you and your family.

  • Casey W. Griffin Sr. Posted September 30, 2023 2:12 PM

    I love you auntie and thank you for always loving me. Wish I could’ve given you one more warm kiss on your cheek. I know God has recalled you home my lovely angel and I will truly miss you. Your life and memories of you will funnel down throughy my branch of our family tree. May you rest from this place and journey well. dear aunt. Love you always and forever. Xoxoxo

  • Cederrall Petties Posted October 13, 2023 12:35 PM

    My only sister-in-law was a woman of true character whose genuine love and family commitment will forever be imprinted in my heart. Shirley’s welcoming smile was always soothing to the soul and will live on through her children for generations.
    Cederrall Petties

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