Tanya Lynn McCarty Squires, 58, of Pine Bluff, passed away on March 20, 2016 at Davis Life Care Center in Pine Bluff.
She was a 1975 graduate of Drew Central High School and an LPN. She previously worked at the England Nursing Home, Oak Park in Pine Bluff, and the Prison Diagnostic Clinic in Pine Bluff. She was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Baptist.
Mrs. Squires was born on July 18, 1957 in Ukiah, California and was the daughter of Thomas McCarty and the late Aleta Grice McCarty.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly McCarty; a niece, Brandie Elliott; her paternal grandparents, Oscar and Gertie Brown McCarty; and her maternal grandparents, Nolen Grice and Louise Hammaker Grice.
Survivors include her husband, John Thomas Squires of Pine Bluff; a son, Chris Squires and wife Kassie of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Tabitha Wiggins and husband Bubba of Harker Heights, Texas; two stepsons, Daniel Perkins and wife Jessica and Johnny Perkins and wife Ashley both of Benton; her father, Thomas McCarty of the Valley Community; three sisters, Teresa Howell of Pine Bluff, Pamela Allison and husband Tim of Fountain Hill and Susan Potts and husband Gary of Monticello; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on March 26, at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.