Frances Jo Heard, age 91, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at AMMC in Paragould, Arkansas. She was born September 27, 1928, in Reid, Mississippi to Barney and Gertrude Hamilton. She lived in Tyronza, Arkansas, on the St. Francis River and attended school in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

She was a wife of 44 years and a Mother of 3 daughters living in West Helena, Arkansas. She taught sewing lessons for Singer Sewing Machine Company upon finishing her training, enjoyed being a homemaker and later worked for the Helena Hospital in admissions. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and spending time with her family brought her much joy.

She is survived by three daughters and their husbands: Sheila and Bill McCartney of Paragould, Patti and James Futrell of Rogers, Donna and John Stiedle of West Helena, five grandchildren and their spouses, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Heard, her parents: Barney and Gertrude Hamilton and 10 siblings.

Graveside service is Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00, at Sunset Memorial Park, conducted by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Helena, Arkansas, with Pastor Ron Pickney officiating. Social distancing is recommended.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, or New Haven Baptist Church, 2610 Barnhill Road, Paragould, AR, 72450, or Sunshine Manor Retirement Home, 3001 Linwood Drive, Paragould, AR, 72450.

Services are directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.roller funerlhomes.com/westhelena.

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