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Geraldine Newberry

March 12, 1934 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 87)


Geraldine Newberry, 87, of Green Forest, AR passed away at her home in Harrison on March 26, 2021.  She was born on March 12, 1934 at Osage, AR; daughter of the late Brad and Erma (Giffin) McColl0ugh, and the second of nine children.

On March 28, 1953 she was united in marriage with Coy Junior Newberry in Reno, Nevada.  Together they were farmers and in the charcoal business, owning and operating Jasper Charcoal and Twin Lakes Charcoal in Cotter. She enjoyed cooking for family and was known for her chicken and dumplings, sweet potatoes, and blackberry cobblers. She loved visiting with friends and had a talent for remembering local family-trees, events, dates and stories of the past that was frequently called upon and will be sorely missed. She spoke of how much she loved going to school when she was young and she worked diligently to finish high-school and dreamed of going to college. She was a hard-worker and could do anything on the farm from raising livestock to operating farm equipment, and keeping a beautiful yard with flowers, always perfectly mowed.   She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Green Forest and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by two sons; Jim Newberry and wife Heather of Harrison, Jack Newberry and wife Donna of Metalton. Grandchildren; Kristin Thompson and Husband Cody of Alpena, Bradley Newberry and wife Karlea of Harrison, Lindsey Mowrer and husband Jacob of Huntsville, Jaime Anderson and husband Morgan of Huntsville, Cole Newberry and wife Nikki of Oak Grove, Barron Ohler of Harrison, and Cassidy Ohler of Harrison.   Five great-grandchildren; Lainey and Lettie Mowrer, Grey and Beau Newberry, Jayton Newberry, Tia and Taylor Thompson, as well as baby Thompson on the way.  Also a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband, Coy; one sister, Eileen Packer; and seven brothers, Bob, Bill, Carl, Bert, John, Jim, and Russell McCollough.

 Celebration Of Life will be 11:00 AM, Saturday,  April 3, 2021 at Gobbler church. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 3 at Gobbler Church (6902-7034 U.S. 412, Berryville AR 72616). Interment will follow at Gobbler Cemetery; Pastors Jerry Spurlock and Lannie Younger will officiate.  Memorials may be made to Gobbler Cemetery, in care of Cathy Bunch, 914 CR 501, Berryville, AR 72616.

Pall Bearers include: Brad Newberry, Jacob Mowrer, Morgan Anderson, Cody Thompson, Cole Newberry, Barron Ohler. Honorary Pall Bearers include:  James House, Tony Reynolds, Tim Webb, Brad Matlock, Tim Cooper, Cecil Newberry, Thurman (Sarge) Newberry, Wilson Newberry; John, Jessie, Madison, Macy, and Johneece Smalley; John, Ashely, Jaycee, Jaden, Jayleigh, and Emma Kaler.

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April 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gobbler Church (Osage, Arkansas)

Celebration of Life
April 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Gobbler Church (Osage, Arkansas)

April 3, 2021

1:13 PM
First Baptist Church
Main Street
Green Forest, Arkansas 72638

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