Mary Dean Puryear, 75, of Jonesboro died Jan. 29, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Little Rock she lived most of her life in Jonesboro and Cherokee Village. She was of the Methodist faith and was a retired realtor with White Realty in Jonesboro.
Survivors include her husband, Neil Puryear; one daughter, Leigh Ann Puryear; one son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Elisha Puryear; one brother, Sammy Dean; one granddaughter, Amber Whitaker; and one great-grandson, Rayce Whitaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Edgar and Leta Dean.
Services were held Jan. 31 at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Jim West officiating. A private burial service preceded the memorial service.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Houston, Bud Langford, Karl McSwain, George Puryear, Robert Davis and David Ferguson.
An online registry can be found at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.