Obituary – Jeannie Lyles (1934 – 2021)


Jeannie Lyles of Greenwood, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron, Arkansas) went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Jeannie was born October 21, 1934 in Cameron, Oklahoma to Floyd and Dile (Archey) Pickering. Jeannie was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah Church in Haletown, Arkansas.

Jeannie grew up in Cameron Oklahoma and loved to reminise about playing basketball there. She enjoyed thrift store shopping and eating out. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed caring for her family. She was a loving woman with a sweet spirit.

Jeannie leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons; Randy Rowton of Greenwood, Arkansas, and Billy Rowton and wife Judy of Nevada, and one sister, Betty Lou Garvin and her husband Bill of Nevada, as well as one grandson, John Rowton.Jeannie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of wonderful friends she loved dearly.

Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Dile (Archey) Pickering, two brothers; Pat Pickering and Lonnie Pickering, as well as two husbands; Billy Ray Rowton and Gerald Lyles.

Jeannie’s graveside life celebration will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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