Merry Christine Newkirk, 52, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Baptist Health-Stuttgart.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Pierce Jr.; and her grandparents, Wilburn and Lavern Krisell and James Sr. and Mavis Pierce.
Crissy was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Stuttgart and was a member of Humphrey Baptist Church. She was a substitute teacher and waitress. She loved fishing and the outdoors.
She was survived by her mother, Elizabeth Krisell Pierce Faver, of Altheimer; one son, James Remington Newkirk, of Stuttgart; and fiancé, Larry Plumley, of Stuttgart.
Funeral services, officiated by Bro. Joe Meador, are 2 p.m. Monday at Humphrey Baptist Church with visitation an hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
Please go to www.turpinco.com to sign the online guestbook.