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Patricia Colleen Southard of Benton, daughter of Winnie Merrel Robins Runsick and the late Jack Norman Wilson, was born May 23, 1955, in Yakima, Wash. She died May 6, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, at the age of 57 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Michael Southard on July 11, 1977, in Moko. She was a certified nursing assistant employed by Arkansas Health Center for many years.
She was preceded in death byÂ her father.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Southard of Benton; her children, Michael Wayne Thomas and wife Sherry of Benton, Jason Mark Thomas of Bay and Daniel Lynn Southard and wife Cathy Ann of Conway; her mother, Merrell Runsick, and stepfather Gallen Runsick of Millington, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Hodges, Mackenzie Hodges, Alexis Renae Southard, Dennis Ray Grant, David Kidd, Dawson Kidd, Parker Terry, Tyler Terry and Spencer Terry; brother Mike Wilson and wife Faye of Millington, Tenn.; sisters Eva Whistle of Millington, Tenn., and Tommi Southerland of Heber Springs; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Cox-Blevins Chapel, with burial to follow in Morriston Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.Â
Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Cox-Blevins Chapel.
Online guest book: www.coxblevinsfuneralhome.com