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JoAnn Pankey
August 24, 1939 - June 25, 2019

    Mrs. Katherine JoAnn Hooker Pankey departed this life Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Arlington Cove Healthcare in Trumann at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 1 day.  She was born Thursday, August 24, 1939 in Greenfield, AR and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann.  She was a retired worker in the woodworking industry and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clearance Elmer Hooker and Donald Hooker; and her parents, Chester Hooker and Blanche May Hooker.                  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold Pankey of the home; one daughter, Shelia Jo McCarty and husband Roger of Trumann; one son, Scot Pankey of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Brandie Cole, Cameron McCarty and Breah Adams and husband Hunter; five great-grandchildren, Harrison McCarty, Conner McCarty, Fallon Adams, Kaiya Cole and Tessa Jo Adams; three sisters, Faye Seale of Duncanville, AL, Peggy Turnipseed of Millbrook, AL and Stephanie Burroughs of Bulh, AL; and two brothers, James Hooker and Dannie Hooker both of Trumann.       Celebration of Life will be Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 13509 Maple Grove Lane, Trumann, AR with Rev. Kenneth Bobo and Rev. Bill Maxwell officiating.  Burial will follow in  Pine Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.       Pink was JoAnn’s favorite color and the family request that if you would like to honor her, wear something pink to the funeral, but it is not required.         Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church.       Pallbearers will be Scot Pankey, Shelia Jo McCarty, Roger McCarty, Brandie Cole, Cameron McCarty, and Breah Adams.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Maple Grove Ladies Sunday School Class.       In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church, 13509 Maple Grove Lane, Trumann, AR  72472.       Online guest book at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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June 28, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

June 29, 2019
10:00 AM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Kay and Faye, Pocahontas,Ar says

    Our mother, Ellen Tucker, worked with JoAnne at Singer for many years. She was a dear and sweet friend of our mother, who went to be with the Lord in 2009. We are sure they are rejoicing in Heaven. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family. God bless you all, you had a beautiful Christian mother,grandmother, wife, sister and aunt.

  2. Mary (Brinkley) Colona, Fenton, MO says

    Peggy and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your Sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family

  3. Linda Wylie, Rosemary Tennessee says

    Shelia, I am so sorry about your mom. I will be praying for you and your family. Linda Smith Wylie

  4. Mary Corrigan, Northville, mi says

    You have my family's deepest sympathy, and our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. Mike Riggs, Trumann says

    You will be missed dearly, you were such a wonderful person, will see you in heaven one day

  6. Melissa Roberts, Trumann says

    I am praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I moved in next door to Mr. Harold and Mrs. Joann about a year before she went to the nursing home and I got the opportunity to visit with her at the clinic quite a bit. When I moved in she brought over some cookies to welcome me to the neighborhood. I knew then she was a good woman. In the short time that I did get to know her it didn't take long to see that she was also a Godly woman. I wish I would have known her earlier or at least visited with her more when she was home. I know that she is rejoicing with our Heavenly Father, not shaking, and she knows exactly whats going on and who she is with!! She has fought the fight, she has kept the faith, and now she is home where everything is perfect and she wouldn't come back here if she could. Just keep fighting your fight, keep your faith and you'll be joining her someday! I look forward to it!

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