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Gary William Harkins

Dermott, AR, 1943 - 2014

Gary William Harkins, 71, of Dermott, Ark. passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was born January 5, 1943 a son of the late William Monroe and Margaret Mahfouz Harkins. He was retired from Wells Lamont Glove Factory and was a cattle farmer. Gary loved to hunt, fish and work in the garden.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Furrey Harkins; daughter, Stacey Harkins Griffin; brothers, Billy Mac Harkins, Thomas Ed Harkins and John Charles Harkins. Survivors include his daughter, Leslie (Ron) Justice of Dermott, Ark.; sisters, Margaret (John) Heuston of Little Rock, Ark., Essie (Bruce) Erwin of Selma, Ark. and Betty Scifres of Pine Bluff, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Naomi Harkins of Dermott and Janine Harkins of Pine Bluff, Ark.; grandchildren, Beth Justice, Matthew Justice and Luke Justice.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Dermott Cemetery with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, 217 St. Mary's Street, Lake Village, Ark. 71653. On-line guest book may be signed at

Published August 26, 2014

Griffin Funeral Services
105 North 2nd Street, P.O. Box 319, McGehee, AR