Lila Dean Gurganus
February 24, 1953 - November 17, 2023

Lila Dean Gurganus, 70, of Marmaduke, Arkansas passed away at St. Bernards Medical Center on November 17, 2023. She was born on February 24, 1953 in Knob, Arkansas to Frank and Ruth Yancey. She was a member of the Purcell Baptist Church in Marmaduke, Arkansas. Lila enjoyed going to the beach, playing bingo, listening to the rain, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include; husband: Keith Gurganus; two sons: Rodney Weatherspoon (Gelana) of Marmaduke, Arkansas and Dennis Weatherspoon of North Carolina; one daughter: Sissy Simpkins (Ron) of North Carolina; five grandchildren: Miranda Weatherspoon, Tiffany Weatherspoon, Madison Weatherspoon, Kristina Marshburn (Wyatt), Shaun Simpkins; seven great grandchildren: Andrew Henn, Mason Weatherspoon, Hadley Henn, Cayden Miller, Zane Chase, Gavyn Marshburn, Grayson Rowe; and a host of other family and friends. She is preceded in death by; her parents: Frank and Ruth Yancey; two great grandchildren: Jocelynn Weatherspoon and Olivia Weatherspoon; two sisters: Helen Parrish and Goldie Wilcoxson; and two brothers: Alvie Yancey and Jimmy Yancey. The family has requested private arrangements under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.

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  1. Freda (Eastabrook)Gaddy, Marmaduke, AR says

    Kieth, I am so very sorry for your loss!! My prayers are with you & the family. Lila was a wonderful person and I know she & my mom (Savaniah Eastabrook) are enjoying their reunion!!

  2. Jeff Miller, Paragould says

    Lila you will be truly missed but love forever in our hearts. RIP sweet lady and hug them little girls for us...

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