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Muriel Sturgis

Muriel Sturgis, 88, of Mount Ida, Arkansas passed away October 1st, 2019. She was born on August 23rd, 1931, in Bonita, Louisiana, to Carson Matthews and Eita Hays. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Joe Sturgis, 1 sister and 7 brothers.

Muriel is survived by sons; Jim Mason (Diana), Dennis Mason (Cindy), Ricky Bart Nalls (Sherrie), daughters; Pamela Priest (Robert), Peggy Cagle, Cathy Oden, and Johnnie Sue Hunter (Willis), 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, a brother; Harold Matthews ( Sonya), a sister; Helen “Lulu” Bomar along with numerous other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Mason, Kaleb Mason, Charlie Jones, Doug Chambers, Stephen Blair, and Kody Jackson.

Visitation will be Friday, October 4th, 2019 12:00-2:00pm at Lake Ouachita Baptist Church with services immediately following with Bro. Ty Huitt officiating. Burial will be at Blish Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR. Guest register at

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