Margaret Elaine Covert, 79, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 18 at Ridgewood Nursing Home. She was born on October 13, 1932 in Houston, Texas to the late Willis and Mary Maguire Alston. Mrs. Covert retired after working twenty-one years for J. C. Penney in their Credit Dept., and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, and loved to travel.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Tommy and Pat Alston and two sisters, Mary McElroy and Lillian Miles.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Covert of Benton; five sons, George Covert, Jr. and wife Jeannie of Copperas Cove, TX, Robert Covert and wife Sandra of Dacula, GA, Keith Covert and wife Judy of Wichita, KS, John Covert and wife Melinda of Sheridan, and Joe Covert and wife Debbie of Benton; one daughter, Lisa Bruemmer and husband Bruce of Columbia, MO; three sisters, Edith Wroten, Alice Spencer and husband Sammy, and Kathryn Demny and husband Norbert; two brothers, George Alston and Jimmy Alston and wife Doris, 18 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Muncy Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Sharon Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, Inc., 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116.
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