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J. Marie Bumgardner

September 17, 2012

J. Marie Bumgardner, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13. She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in England, to the late Charlie J. and Minnie Mae Miller. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Z. "Bill" Bumgardner; three brothers, Charlie, Claude and Calvin Miller' and three sisters, Rita Woods, Eula Clark, and Pat Chaney.
Survivors include her children, Bob Bumgardner and wife Reita of Clarksville, Tenn., Randy Bumgardner of Orlando, Fla., and Debbie Petty and husband Jim of Searcy; a sister, Veda Cox of Benton; a brother, Dee Ray Miller of Scott; four grandchildren, Mark Bumgardner of Zionsville, Ind., Eric Bumgardner of Georgetown, Texas, Brian Petty of Maumelle, and Lisa Petty of Las Vegas, Nev.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with the Rev. Bob Stuckey officiating Burial will follow in Old Rosemont Cemetery in Benton. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.
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