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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Jackie Corley

January 2, 1939September 3, 2019
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Jackie Hobbs Corley entered this life on January 2nd, 1939 in Van Buren, Arkansas. She departed this life on September 3, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith.

Jackie attended school in Van Buren and Westark College, which is now U of A Fort Smith.

She was a member of the Professional Women’s Breakfast Club, President of the Optimist International, sponsor of the Junior Achievement Program and a member of the Jayceeettes.

Jackie helped form the Friends of the Arts for the Art Center, and she was a member of the Old Fort Museum and Heritage Foundation.

Jackie was employed as a Histology Tech at Sparks Hospital. After working at the hospital she was a P. R. person for the United Blood Services until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Rubie Hobbs; her two sisters, Patsy Hobbs Lockaby and Norma Hobbs Distler; and step-son, Chris Corley.

She is survived by her husband, Carl D. Corley of the home; Her daughter, Elizabeth Bryant and grandchildren, Colton and Mason Elizabeth Agee of Portland, Oregon; Step-son, Carl D. (Chip) Corley and his son, Hunter Corley of Fort Smith; Special daughter-in-law, Jane Corley and her children, Jackman, Harris and Bliss Corley of Little Rock; Step-daughter, Deborah Corley and her children, Conrad, Nora, Emma and Garrett of Annapolis, Maryland; and special caregivers, Judy Rios and Michelle Baker.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kitties & Kanines, 4900 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Carl D. Corley, Husband
  • Elizabeth Bryant, Daughter
  • Deborah Corley, Step Daughter
  • Chris Corley, Step Son (deceased)
  • Carl D. (Chip) Corley, Step Son
  • Jack and Ruby Hobbs, Parents (deceased)
  • Patsy Hobbs Lockaby, Sister (deceased)
  • Norma Hobbs Distler, Sister (deceased)
  • Colton Corley, Grandchild
  • Mason Corley, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Agee, Grandchild
  • Hunter Corley, Step Grandchild
  • Conrad Corley, Step Grandchild
  • Nora Corley, Step Grandchild
  • Emma Corley, Step Grandchild
  • Garrett Corley, Step Grandchild
  • She is also survived by her special daughter-in-law, Jane Corley and her children, Jackman, Harris and Bliss Corley; and her special caregivers, Judy Rios and Michelle Baker.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Memories

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Frances Hobbs

September 10, 2019

Loved her smiles. She was a precious lady!! Love and Smiles!

Cynthia Beller

September 9, 2019

I loved Jackie because she was so full of life and so beautiful! She is my hero.
Cindy Hernreich Beller

Kimberly Bell Wagner

September 9, 2019

Liz and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. "Aunt" Jackie was one of my Mom's best friends. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. May you find solace and peace. You are in my prayers.

Kim Bell Wagner

Joan (Mrs. Francis) Mayhue

September 9, 2019

Dear Carl,

Can't tell you how sad I was to see Jackie's passing in the paper. She was a beautiful women. So friendly and, sweet.

After living in PA. for many years, I returned to Fort Smith in 2004. Early upon my arrival I sat beside Jackie one day when we were both called for jury duty. It was so lovely to see her again.

Some people pass but others leave gifts. For Jackie it was her beautiful smile.

I will remember her always, especially when I drive past your home.

God bless you. Thinking of you at this time of sadness.

Sincerely,

Joan Mayhue

Joan (Mrs. Francis) Mayhue

September 9, 2019

Dear Carl,

Can't tell you how sad I was to see Jackie's passing in the paper. She was a beautiful women. So friendly and, sweet.

After living in PA. for many years, I returned to Fort Smith in 2004. Early upon my arrival I sat beside Jackie one day when we were both called for jury duty. It was so lovely to see her again.

Some people pass but others leave gifts. For Jackie it was her beautiful smile.

I will remember her always, especially when I drive past your home.

God bless you. Thinking of you at this time of sadness.

Sincerely,

Joan Mayhue

Nancy Semon

September 7, 2019

Liz and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. You’ve shared many stories of your mom with me in the past. Never an easy time. My prayers are with you.

nancy Speer

September 6, 2019

Jackie was the kindest and dearest person I have ever met. I will always remember the laughter and fun we shared playing golf or just sitting around. She was a treasure!! I extend my deepest regards to Carl and her family.

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Biography

Jackie Hobbs Corley entered this life on January 2nd, 1939 in Van Buren, Arkansas. She departed this life on September 3, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith. Jackie attended school in Van Buren and Westark College, which is now U of A Fort Smith.

She was a member of the Professional Women’s Breakfast Club, President of the Optimist International, sponsor of the Junior Achievement Program and a member of the Jayceeettes.

Jackie helped form the Friends of the Arts for the Art Center, and she was a member of the Old Fort Museum and Heritage Foundation. Jackie was employed as a Histology Tech at Sparks Hospital. After working at the hospital she was a P. R. person for the United Blood Services until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Rubie Hobbs; her two sisters, Patsy Hobbs Lockaby and Norma Hobbs Distler; and step-son, Chris Corley.

She is survived by her husband, Carl D. Corley of the home; her daughter, Elizabeth Bryant; and grandchildren, Colton and Mason Elizabeth Agee of Portland, Oregon; step-son, Carl D. (Chip) Corley and his son, Hunter Corley of Fort Smith; Special daughter-in-law, Jane Corley and her children, Jackman, Harris and Bliss Corley of Little Rock; Step-daughter, Deborah Corley and her children, Conrad, Nora, Emma and Garrett of Annapolis, Maryland; and special caregivers, Judy Rios and Michelle Baker.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kitties & Kanines, 4900 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com