Celestia Duffin

May 26, 1979May 15, 2012

Celestia Duffin, 32, of Fort Smith, AR died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born May 22, 1979 in San Diego, CA. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Legacy Nursing Home. Following in her death, her infant son, Keegan Wayne Herring, passed away. She is survived by her husband James Herring of the home; a son, Colton Eli Arnold of Rudy, AR; her parents, LaMond and Jean Duffin of Van Buren, AR; a sister, EuJene Baird of Hampton, VA; three brothers, Ryain LaMond Duffin of Cedarville, AR, Travis Duffin of Van Buren, AR and Yancy Duffin of Van Buren, AR; 4 nieces and 3 nephews. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 21, 2012 at Edwards Van-Alma Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Mount McCurry Cemetery in Rudy, AR under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Murphy, Tommy Hart, Derek Caldwell, Paul Anthony Arnold, Korrey Baird and Stanly Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Duffin, Travis Duffin and Yancy Duffin. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 21, 2012

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Kimberly Jones-Clark

August 16, 2012

Just learned of the tragedy. I am sorry for your losses. My family and I will be thinking of and praying for the Duffin family.

Sheila Webb

May 23, 2012

Jean and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Celestia and baby. I did not know her well personally, but I did know her well through her Mom who loved her very much. May God give you strength to travel through this time of loss. Prayers to you and your family. If you need anything at all, please call me. Love you so much. Sheila


May 22, 2012

you are all in my thoughts and prayers, i remember her from her teenage years, a beautiful soul.

Gloria Hanson Allen

May 21, 2012

Jean & family - Kathy called me last night to tell me your sad news. I was so shocked & saddened to hear about your family tragedies. Please know there are a lot of prayers being offered in Montana for you & yours. Gloria

Rhonda Myers Boyd

May 21, 2012

Celestia was a very special person to our family. She spent many hours at our house when she was young. We love you, Celestia. I am so sorry.

Peggy Martin

May 21, 2012

I'm so sorry for your losses of Celestia and baby Keegan. I pray for the Lord's comfort and blessings for you all during this difficult time.

May 21, 2012

Jean, I cannot imagine your pain and sorrow in losing a daughter and grndson. I think of you often. Your family is in my prayers. Betty Minton

Joe and Karen Connelly

May 20, 2012

May God be with you at this difficult time. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers.

Anna Tanner Piano

May 20, 2012

I'm so sorry for such a tragic and heartbreaking loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darryl and Norma Ness

May 19, 2012

Our hearts and prayers are with the family as you strive to endure this horrendous loss. We pray that you might find some peace in the knowledge of God's plan and knowing that you can be together again.