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  Marietta Turner Henderson


Marietta Turner HendersonMarietta Turner Henderson, 84, of Stuttgart went peacefully to her heavenly father on December 29, 2017. She was born April 13, 1933, in Ethel, Ark., to Charlie and Pauline Turner.

Marietta was lovingly adopted by her grandparents, Julia and Jim Ledbetter at the age of 3 upon the death of her parents. After graduating from St. Charles High School in May 1950 she married the love of her life, Louis Henderson on June 24, 1950. From this union were the pride and joy of her life, daughters Jeanie, Deanna and Luann.

Marietta and Louis had 54 wonderful years. Together they owned and operated Louis Henderson Trucking. Upon retirement they enjoyed their love of fishing. Their home was a place for family and friends to gather and feel loved beyond measure.

Marietta was a longtime member of Park Avenue Baptist Church where she loved working with children, the Ladies Auxiliary and Helping Hands.

Besides her husband Louis, she was preceded in death by a sister, Genalee Bumpers; granddaughter, Julie Wessels; and son-in-law, Dellos Clemons.

Marietta is survived by daughters, Jeanie Gwathney (Dale), Deanna Clemons, and Luann Henderson; grandchildren, Kristie Edwards (John), Colton and Jason Gwathney, Brandon Clemons (Karissa), Carrie Murphy (Kevin), Heather Collins (Hunter) and Harrison Hartley; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Madison, Anna, Aidan and Hailey.

Visitation is 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Turpin Funeral Home with funeral services, officiated by Bro. Heath Loftis, following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery.

Her family requests memorials to Park Avenue Baptist Church, P.O. Box 983, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160, or the donorís choice.
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