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   Rona Jean Persons

Rona Jean Persons, 70, of Stuttgart died Monday, January 10, 2011, at Baptist Health-Little Rock.

Mrs. Persons was born January 30, 1940, in Little Rock to Ben and Iness Coffelt Carpenter. Besides a homemaker, she was a good wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A member of First Assembly of God Church, she served as Sunday school secretary for 45 years. She was also superintendent and principal of Grand Prairie Christian Academy for 25 years.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lowe; and brother, DeWayne Carpenter.

Survivors are her husband of ญญญ54 years, Billy Joe Persons; three sons, Joey Persons Jr. of the home and Rodney Persons and wife Scottie of Stuttgart and Greg Persons and wife Beth of Neosho, Missouri; three brothers, Don Carpenter of Benton, R.L. Carpenter of Stuttgart and Buford Carpenter of Lonoke; and six grandchildren, Mallory and Morgan Persons of Stuttgart, Daniel Persons and wife Joan of Ft. Drum, New York, and Joanna, Joseph and Caleb Persons of Neosho. 

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