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Tara Melinda Bailey, age 46

Tara Melinda Bailey, age 46, of Maumelle, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 13, 2023. She was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas on September 2, 1977 to the late William George Gunn and Karen Jo (Evans) Gunn.

Tara leaves behind her sons Matthew Gunn and Jackson Bailey; sister Tracy Land; aunt Sue Murry; and many more friends and extended family.

A family-hosted memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ. Time to be announced.

Memorials can be made to the Chiari Foundation.

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


  • Angela Cowan Posted November 16, 2023 7:46 PM

    Tara you will be missed so badly. Love and prayers to you and your sweet family. Thank you for everything. Love you giirl

  • Joy Bologna Posted November 16, 2023 7:54 PM

    Tara you are such a beautiful caring soul. You always tried to help others by listening and just being a friend. You have touched so many lives. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. You are going to be missed so much.

  • Marty Hyde Posted November 16, 2023 9:04 PM

    You will be missed

  • Owen Thomas Posted November 17, 2023 12:16 AM

    I will always remember you and our conversations. Rest in peace my friend 🙏🏼

  • Candice Boyles Posted November 17, 2023 7:54 AM

    Tara, you will be missed… I’m so thankful for the many years we worked together. You were such a kind person.

  • Terri craven Posted November 17, 2023 8:04 AM

    Tara you definitely made this life of anybody you touched brighter. You always had time for those you loved,and once someone entered your heart they were planted in your garden of love. You nourished watered and gave sunshine that helped many blossoms. You taught me grace and kindness to all. Heaven has gained a beautiful exotic flower for its garden. You will always be in my heart.

    • Cindy Wilson Posted November 17, 2023 5:59 PM

      Such a Treasure on this Earth. Tara I will miss our talks. I always knew you were there for me. Thank you for being such a Great Friend. Save me a Seat in the Purple section. Love and Miss You. Prayers for your sons you loved so dearly. Thankful you are not in Pain anymore.
      Cindy Wilson

  • Deidre Posted November 17, 2023 7:41 PM

    You’ll always be remembered and loved. Meeting you and us going through this Chiari journey together has most definitely made life better even on the bad days. You’ll be the brightest angel in the sky!

  • David Wood Posted November 19, 2023 12:40 AM

    I miss you already!

  • Tracy Stocks Posted November 19, 2023 4:15 PM

    Thank you for being there when I always needed you! I will miss you dearly.

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