Debra Arlene Mathis

Debra Arlene Mathis, 60, of Lake Norrell, daughter of Norma Jeanne Jones and stepdaughter of D.E. “Gene” Jones, went home on May 31, 2014, to spend eternity with the Lord; her dad, High Arliss Mathis; and baby brother, Garry Dean McFarlin. She was born Jan. 27, 1954, in Selma, Calif.
She worked as a lab technician at Arkansas Heart Hospital and was a licensed massage therapist. Her laughter, sense of humor, thirst for adventure, and her persona; relationship with God made her the selfless, remarkable person that will be missed by so many.
She is survived by her sister, Audrey Dianne Kerwood of Houston, Ark.; her brothers, Rodger Clinton Mathis of Memphis, Tenn., and Larry Gene McFarlin of Evening Shade; as well as many wonderful friends, nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at First Assembly of God, 1801 Hot Springs Highway in Benton, with the Rev. Gene Husky officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St., Benton, AR 72015 (telephone 501-778-7100).
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Family comments: Special appreciation is expressed to the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center and for the loving care provided by family friends Marie Norwood, Dee Dee Perry and Naomi Hall.