Obituary: Marvin Lee Gist

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Mr. Marvin Gist, 58, of Newport passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, in Little Rock. He was born Aug. 8, 1961, in Marianna, AR to Tommy Lee Gist, Sr. and Dorothy (Simmons) Jones.

Mr. Gist was a Navy veteran, he loved watching sports, playing dominos, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Lee Gist, Sr., two brothers: Tommy Gist Jr., Archie Ray Gist, one sister, Lucretia Gist.

Mr. Gist is survived by his two daughters: Nastassia Bryant of North Little Rock, Tiffany Gist of Mabelvale, grandson, Jackson Gist of Mabelvale, granddaughter, Jaycee Johnson of Mabelvale, mother, Dorothy (Simmons) Jones of Jonesboro, sister, Andra Griffin and husband Joe of Jonesboro, brother, Donald Gist and wife Sha of Mt Pleasant, TX, sister, Joyce Talbert and husband Stanley of Mt Pleasant, TX, sister Letitia Campbell of Memphis, sister Tomeka Thomas of Newport, special friend, Ruby Battle of Newport, stepmother, Linetta Gist of Newport, sister in law Ann Lee Gist of Newport, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Holden Ave Church of Christ with burial in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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