Martha Sue Chester Merchant, 79, of Cominto, passed away on September 14, 2015 at her residence.
She was a housewife and a member of Cominto Baptist Church. Throughout her life she enjoyed fishing, camping, working puzzle books and spoiling her dog, Hobo.
She was born February 20, 1936 in Collins, AR in to the late George Luther Chester and Arie Mae Ogles Chester.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Merchant; a daughter, Pam Murphy and husband Johnnie of Monticello; a son, Rusty Merchant and wife Glenda of Cominto; one brother, Walter “Dub” Chester of Benton; two sisters, Jean Hooks of Halley and Shirley Kizer of Collins; one grandchild, Brooke Erin Murphy; and three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Christopher Reed and Blake Hendrix.
Visitation is September 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on September 17 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Rash Cemetery.
Memorials may be made the Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116 or Rash Cemetery, 198 S. Cominto Rd. Monticello, AR 71655.