Mrs. Phyllis Kay Parker Counts, age 76, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, at her home.
She was born to Odell and Etta Zena Caudle Parker at Horatio, Arkansas, on June 27, 1935. She was the retired owner of Razorback Discount Supply at Wickes, as well as a homemaker. She loved all animals, especially her dogs, Coco, and Tweed. Phyllis was devoted to her family especially her grandchildren. She was affectionately called, MeMaw by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Jake Parker Tinkes.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Cherrilyn Counts of Wickes, two daughters, Marilynn Gaston and Virginia Lynn Tinkes both of Wickes, seven grandchildren, Kassie Tinkes, Karlie Tinkes, Jacie Tinkes, Zachary Counts, Ben Counts, Isaac Counts, and Landon Counts, two great-grandchildren, Henry David Evans, and Tucker Hall, a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Teresa Parker of Dallas, Texas, a sister, Harriet Bukowsky also of Dallas, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her family, Phyllis is survived by a special long time friend and care giver, Linda White and her family, who watched over her during her long illness.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Phyllis Counts will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 20th in the Church of the Nazarene of Wickes, with Rev. Daniel Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Daniel Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Sunday, February 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Ouachita Regional Hospice, 1106 S. Mena St., Mena, Ark., 71953.
Pallbearers are Dale Caudle, Jason Caudle, Dale Sanders, Mark Bukowsky, Freddy Baker and Kenneth Parker