Pearl McMurtry Irvin

Pearl McMurtry Irvin

Pearl McMurtry Irvin, 79, of Star City, formerly of Pickens, passed away March 14, 2021.

She was born May 8, 1941 in Branch, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late, George and Crickett Scott McMurtry.

She married Joe Irvin on September 1, 1956 in Dumas.

Her parents, husband, Joe Irvin, Sr.; son, Joe Elton Irvin, Jr.; four brothers, Buford, Donald, Virgil and Ray McMurtry; sister, Eula McMurtry Corbell, all preceded her in death.

Pearl was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dumas for more than 50 years and Women’s Auxiliary Assembly of God Church. Pearl retired from Mad Butcher and had previously worked at Bassett. She was also a homemaker.

Survivors are her daughter, Karen (Keith) Butcher; two brothers, George “Junior” (Jeanette) McMurtry of Paris, Arkansas and John McMurtry of Wichita, Kansas; a special niece, Pam (James) McIver of Decatur, Arkansas; daughter- -in-law, Janice Driscoll of Florida; six grandchildren, Jonathan Irvin, Alesia Ethridge both of Star City, Patrick Butcher of Dumas, Angelica (Corey) Butcher of Hot Springs, Andre (Lea), and Michael (Heidi) Karpowich all of Florida, eleven great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 16 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas. Graveside services will be held at Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Walnut Lake Cemetery with Rev. Scott Gilbreth officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Dumas.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas. Sign the online guestbook at