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Terri Lee Spann Murphree, age 62

Terri Lee Spann Murphree of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023. Terri was a loving mother to her son Matthew Murphree and proud grandmother to her granddaughter, Alexis Murphree.

Terri loved and was loved by many, to include her “sister” and best friend of more than 45 years, Alicia Ward. Terri’s circle of friends were like family to her. That family included her “big sisters” Beth Lockwood and Judy Stroh, who also journeyed alongside Terri for more than 45 years. Terri was blessed with the love and support of many more friends who were significant threads in Terri’s life.

Terri was preceded in death by her loving Nana, Celia Campbell, her father, Ed Spann and stepmother, Pat Spann, as well as her mother, Margaret Warner and stepfather, Marshall Warner. She loved all her aunts, uncles, and cousins, including Uncle Charles Henry and family. Terri also loved her stepbrothers, Ted (and Patty) Bell and Tommy Bell.

Terri was an enormous dog lover, extending love and affection to numerous fortunate animals. Terri was employed by Southwest EAP, owned and operated by Maggie Young, who extended much love and support to Terri throughout Terri’s 20 plus years of employment. Terri respected and sincerely cared for her many peers and she held dearly the many professional relationships she developed throughout the years. She took great pride in her profession, which enabled her to provide assistance to so many people.

Dear friend, you will be enormously missed by all who knew and loved you, but true to your spirit, we will celebrate the blessing of your love and friendship as we draw from your unmatched resilience and steadfast strength.

With special thanks to Peggy Hogg, a Celebration of Terri’s Life will be held Sunday, December 17th from 2:00-5:00 PM at Hogg’s Meat Market Restaurant, NLR, AR (

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


  • Judy Stroh Proctor. Posted November 29, 2023 11:52 AM

    Love from the Stroh and Proctor family, Judy and Jim Proctor, Luke, Sam and Nick Stroh. I’m going to miss my pal.

  • Alicia Ward Posted November 30, 2023 12:41 PM

    My best friend, I will miss you forever! Thanks for all the years of friendship and all the great memories
    Alicia Ward

  • Phyllis Brents Posted December 8, 2023 12:41 PM

    I met Terri in the months preceding her dad’s death and came to appreciate her and her life accomplishments. She was a confident, sensitive, compassionate young woman who went out of her way to be kind and supportive of Ed and Pat. I was stunned at the news of her death and deeply saddened. My sympathy to family and friends with whom she shared her life.

  • Allen Carney Posted December 11, 2023 12:20 PM

    I feel fortunate to have been able to call Terri my friend. We met when she, Alicia and I lived in Houston in the 80’s. We were all young and learning about life. Terri was a joy to watch as she befriended many people. She was always ready to accept them for who they were and was so outgoing – ready to take on the next adventure! Several of us “hung out” in and about Houston during those years. I looked out for her like she was my little sister. It was a unique relationship who’s memories will always stay with me. Between Terri and Alicia those memories remain dear to me to this day. Thank you. Terri, I know I’ll see you again and I hope we get to relive our memories and laugh out loud! Love, Allen

  • Blake Bowers Posted December 16, 2023 11:11 PM

    A beautiful person

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