Myrtle Emma (Warford) Shipley

December 19, 1942October 31, 2018

Myrtle Emma Warford Shipley, 76, passed away on October 31, 2018 at her home with her family holding her hand until her last breath at 8:28. She was born on December 19, 1942 in Tinsley, Mississippi to Curtis and Amy Evelyn Warford. Myrtle loved making quilts and afghan’s for her loved ones. She had two afghan’s take 2nd and 3rd place at the state fair. She loved her family unconditionally; she loved giving hugs to everyone! Even at the grocery store or the doctor’s office. If you were hurting or having a tough time, mom would hug you and ask you what she could do to help. She is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Amy Evelyn Warford-Horne, her siblings, Carolyn Sue Reed and Billy Watkins, sisters-in-law, Linda Watkins of Nashville, Tennessee and Twyla Warford of Malvern, Arkansas, brothers-in-law, Doug Brown and Wayne VanDonge of Hot Springs Arkansas. She is survived by her Daughter, Tracy and Randy King, her sons, Marlow Deere and Shannon Deere, her grandchildren, Shae Deere, Dane Farris, Leana King and AvaMarie Farris. She is also survived by her siblings, Ralph Warford, Penny Brown, Margaret Caldwell, brother-in-law Waldo Caldwell and MaryJane Van Donge of Hot Springs, Arkansas.


  • Marlow Deere
  • Shannon Derre
  • Shae Deere
  • Dane Farris
  • Randy King


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Myrtle Emma (Warford) Shipley

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