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Nettie Jane Gibbons

Nettie Jane Gibbons, age 89, passed from this Earth on February 16, 2021 to be with the Lord. She was born on June 23, 1931 to the late Harry and Jessie Lee Hutson in Vandervoort, Arkansas.

Nettie loved to garden her flowers. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking meals with her family. Nettie worked at Aalfs for a number of years. She retired from Van Cove School where she cooked for the kids she loved so dearly.

She is survived by her son, Darris Burk and Kim Schooley; grandsons, Nathan Burk, Eric Burk, and Brad Burk; four great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Nettie is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Deniss Hutson, Virgil Hutson, and Oliver Hutson; her husbands, Alford Burk, Willard Wagner, and Ednel Gibbons.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Larry Davis and Brother Timmy Smedley officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Carl Gibbons, Leon Gibbons, Rusty Gibbons, Jimmy Hutson, Anthony Hutson, and Donald Burk. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Hutson, Brad Burk, and Eric Burk. Online obituary at

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