Loraine Jackson Tatum of Benton died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born March 24, 1934 in Traskwood to Clara Ashley Jackson and the late Charlie S. Jackson, who was killed in a car/train accident on Sept. 4, 1933, in Camden.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, L.M. Tatum.
Loraine is survived by her daughter, Marla Baumgartner and husband Rick of Benton; a son, Monte Tatum and wife Sherrie of Benton; a granddaughter, Amy Loraine Sample and husband David; and their three daughters, Hayley Loraine, Emily Claire and Ashley Paige, all of Cabot; her grandsons, Adam Baumgartner of New Orleans and Connor Tatum of Benton; and her step-grandson, Heath Ericson and wife Hope and their son, Liam, of North Little Rock.
To honor her request, there will be no visitation. Burial will be private under the direction of Ashby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UAMS Hematology Department, The American Heart Association, Arkansas Hospice or New Friendship Cemetery.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .
Family comments: The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff for their wonderful care of our mother.