Published: December 17, 2012
Thelma Tucker, age 84, of Austin, was born Sept. 10, 1928, to Thurman and Mattie (Duvall) Ellis. She was an amazing and awesome wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Thelma had a "green thumb" and a love for growing things and sharing things, especially her homemade cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and four sisters. Thelma is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bennie Tucker, of Austin; three sons, Kenneth Tucker and wife, Linda of Judsonia, Mike Tucker and wife, Vicky of Austin, Ronald Tucker and wife, Karen of Austin; one daughter, Tammie Rogers of Austin; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Ellis, Donald Ellis, David Ellis; two sisters, Marie Buie and Vernie Lou Carter. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 in Thelma's honor. Family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, Ark. from 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville. www.westbrookfuneralhome.com.