2008-12-11 / Obituaries


Marlene Phillips Gartman, 74, of Sunflower died Dec. 3, 2008 at Jackson Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 29, 1934. She and her husband owned and operated a small grocery store in Sunflower for many years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James Edward Gartman, Sunflower; two daughters, Etta Rhee (William) Knight, Mt. Vernon, Linda Faye (Sean) Work, Hawthorne; one sister, Wanda (George) Phillips Walker, Leroy; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kaye Gartman Davis.

The service was Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Assembly of God Church in Wagarville. Burial was at the Gartman Family Cemetery in Sunflower. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.

Active pallbearers were Scott Howell, Bubba Carpenter, Chris Cunningham, Edward Owens, Randy Grimes, Robert Marks and Roger Marks.

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