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“Lots of great memories of times spent at Jerline and Leon's home. She was always so happy and full of life. She will be so missed by many. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Betty Rowland Avra - Mt. Ida, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a very special person. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Teresa Morris - Newhope, AR

“Susan and Family, Wanted to let you know that everyone here at Pike have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Irene Chambers - Murfreesboro, AR


Jerline Qualls, age 77 of Sims, passed away May 21, 2013 at National Park Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. She was born September 25, 1935 to the late Audie and Bertha (Gray) Shaw. She was a member of the Story Church of God, served as the 2011 Montgomery County Possum Queen and was also a member of Possum Unlimited.

Survived by:
Daughters: Susan James of Sims
Retha and Dan Curtis
Son:Melvin and Pam Qualls of Eunice, LA
Grandchildren: Tameria and Larry Nolen of Delight, AR
Bubba and Jenny James of Delight, AR
Matthew and Katie Lawrence of Conway, AR
Jenna and Kenneth Dougherty of Mount Ida, AR
Jason Qualls of Eunice, LA
Mikie and Christina Sellier of Bay St. Louis, MS
Grannison and Ashley Sellier of Bay St. Louis, MS

Great Grandchildren:
Cody and Lane Nolen
Adyson James
Alivia and Ethyn Dougherty
Marlee Lawrence
Mikey, Claire and Ty Sellier
David, Haley and Drake Sellier
Brother: Irvin and Alta Shaw of Mount Ida, AR
Dean and Emma Shaw of Sims, AR
Sister-in-Law: Nancy Qualls of Story, AR
Special Friend: Jose Tijerina of Mount Ida, AR

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leon Qualls, Grandson Derick Sellier and Brothers Odell and Hewlos Shaw. Visitation will be Friday May 24, 2013 6-8 p.m at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Saturday May 25, 2013 at Story Church of God at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rocky Cemetery in Sims. Pallbearers: Matthew Lawrence, Bubba James, Kenneth Dougherty, Larry Nolen, Mikie Sellier, Jason Qualls, Grannison Sellier and Bill McKimm. Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Chance, Staff of Montgomery County Assisted Living, Dub and Wanda Clenney, Dr. Owens, Dr. Brady, Staff of Montgomery County Nursing Home, Members of the Story Church of God, Karen Branch, Pauline Rowland, DeVonia Tiner and Kinne Gaston. Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida.

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Thornton Funeral Home
211 Luzerne St. Mount Ida, AR 71957
Tel. (870) 867-2001
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