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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Elsie Huey Birdsong

  • Mrs. Elsie Huey Birdsong, 90, of Newport, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Jonesboro.
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  • She was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Stegall, the daughter of Curt and Ressie (Chapman) Campbell. Mrs. Birdsong was retired from the Newport Special School District, and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Huey; her second husband, Leonard Birdsong; one son, Wayne Huey; one daughter, Infant Marcia Huey; four brothers, William, Chesley, Claude, and Elton Campbell; and one sister, Ethel Cooper. Mrs. Birdsong is survived by two sons, Ronnie Huey and wife, Wilma, of Sherwood, and Shelby Huey, and wife, Hollis, of Huntsville; one daughter, Connie Huey Bowen and husband, Jerry, of Jonesboro; two step-sons, Melvin and Gerald Birdsong, both of Vilonia; one brother, Richard Campbell of Ohio; five sisters, Bernice Tull of Flint, Mich., Ruby Nell McDougal of Flint, Mich., Wanda Tucker of Ohio, Jerald Jane Laird of Ohio, and Joyce Jean Mizack of Trenton, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private Family Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Carter Cemetery in Pennington. Memorials may be made to the People Helping People Foundation, P.O. Box 124, Amagon, AR 72005, or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1138 East Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).
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