Martha Tumey

Martha Tumey

Martha Lea Tumey, 79, of Lake Village, died February 14, 2014, at her home.

She was a homemaker and substitute teacher for the public school system and a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Tumey was born July 22, 1934 in Benton and was the daughter of the late Tommie E. Burkes and Ruby L. Crook Burkes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Jessie Tumey; a brother, Tommie Ray Burkes; and a sister, Wanda Parsons.

Survivors are her husband, Roy Tumey of Lake Village; four sons, Jonathon Tumey, Ronald Tumey, and Tommy Tumey, all of Lake Village, and David Tumey of Crossett; three daughters, Carol Blanchard of Mabelvale, Linda Sue Brown of Dillionvale, Ohio, and Rosa Hale of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation is February 17 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services will be held February 18 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Petey Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Bayou Mason Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.