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Ima Jean Tilley

April 5, 1925 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 93)

Ima Jean Tilley age 93, of Manning, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 in Hot Springs. She was born April 5, 1925 one of nine children to the late Henry Woodson and Clara Mae Wolfe Harris.


Ima Jean was a member of Manning Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved crafting, sewing, working in the yard and camping. An excellent cook, she enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.


Ima Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Arlis Tilley and her eight siblings.


Survivors are two daughters, Sandra Sorrells (Randy) of Lodi and Susan Kelly (Edwin) of Hot Springs; three granddaughters, Paige Cowart (Jody), Rachel Hunt (James) and Casie Walker (Jerry); four great-grandchildren, Emma Hunt, Trevor Walker, Greer Cowart and Gage Walker.


Service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 8th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Bro. Johnny McAnally officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 12:30 PM Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.

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