May 18, 2010

Ms. Opal Evelyn Dobbins Pippinger
(October 2, 1924 - May 18, 2010)

     Ms. Opal Evelyn Dobbins Pippinger, age 85 years 7 months and 16 days, of Trumann, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Visitation, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday evening, May 21, 2010 at Thompson Funeral Home, Trumann, Arkansas. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon, May 22, 2010, at the Eastside Baptist Church in Trumann, Arkansas. Rev. Kenny Guy McMahan officiating. Burial in Jonesboro Memorial Park in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Active pallbearers, Jeremy Pippinger, Robert Pippinger, Doty Reed, Chris Hancock, Mike Lane, Nathaniel Clark, and Mason Reed.

Ms. Pippinger was born Thursday, October 2, 1924, in Vernon, Alabama, to the late Walter and Mattie Steven Dobbins. She had lived in the Trumann area her lifetime. She was a retired pant inspector for Salant/Salant, and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Trumann, Arkansas.

She is survived by 1 son, Jerry (Myra) Pippinger, Star City, AR.; 3 daughters, Connie (Gerald) Anderson, Caraway, AR., Patsy (Joe) Vickers, and Darlene (Freddie) McKinney, all of Trumann, AR.; 1 brother, LeRoy Dobbins of Trumann, AR.; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Pippinger was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marvin Lee Pippinger; 1 son, Donald Ray “Don” Pippinger; 1 grandson, Richard Lee “Richie” Pippinger; 2 brothers; 1 sister; and her parents, Walter and Mattie Stevens Dobbins.

Thompson Funeral Home, Trumann, AR. directing.

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