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Patty DeFord
August 31, 1958 - January 29, 2023

Patty Dale DeFord of Trumann departed this life on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 29 days.  She was born Sunday, August 31, 1958 in Jonesboro, AR and lived her lifetime in Trumann.  She was a retired teacher at ASU Marked Tree and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann.  Patty was preceded in death by her parents; Dale and Patricia Massey Harvison. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Greg DeFord of the home; three daughters, Kaitlyn DeFord, Kelsey DeFord, Kylie DeFord; and one brother, Danny Harvison of Hardy. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.  Service and burial will be private. In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional, and social distancing will be observed. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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January 30, 2023
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Joyce Cook, Jonesboro, AR says

    I will never forget my friend and neighbor, Patty Dale. I have many good memories of playing badminton in her back yard with her and the rest of the Parkview Drive gang.

  2. Neal Vickers , Jonesboro says

    I'm so sorry for your loss Greg, Danny, and girls. I didn't know until the 1st or I would have been there. You are in my prayers.

  3. Deloris Benson, Trumann AR says

    Sorry for your loss. Hate that I missed visitation. I’ve been sick coughing for a week. My prayers were with you all.

  4. Carolyn Lagrone Jackson, Little Rock, AR says

    RIP, Patty, you are no longer suffering and in pain. May God bring comfort, peace and strength to your family and friends.

  5. karen penna, Brandon, Ms. says

    So sorry to hear about Patty. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. What good times we had when we were young. She was one of a kind. Will miss her, always loved the way she spoke the truth.

  6. Rick Vinson , Warrior,Alabama says

    RIP Patty. Many memories from those High School Days. Praying for the family.

  7. Gary Smith , Flower Mound, Texas says

    Patty Thank you for all the great and wonderful memories. May God bless your family.

  8. Melinda Odom, says

    So very sad to hear the passing of such a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed Patti. My thoughts and prayers go out to Greg and the girls.

  9. Felicia , says

    You will be missed! We love you!!

  10. John Johnson, Jonesboro says

    Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed.

  11. Mary Lee Brock Cunningham , Jonesboro, Jonesboro, 72404-6913, US says

    So very sad to read the notice of Patty's passing. She has had a long, difficult struggle. May God bring comfort and peace to Greg, the girls, Danny and all who loved her.

  12. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending condolences

  13. Sheila Dunahoo Palmer, Saltillo ms says

    May God be with ya'll, praying for peace for your family.

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