Obituary: Debbie Jo McCorkle

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Debbie Jo McCorkle of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the age of 65.

She was born Aug. 6, 1954, in Newport, the daughter of Alonzo “Red” and Velma (Ford) McCorkle.

Debbie was a 1972 graduate of Newport High School, and had worked as a Medical Records Clerk for Pinedale Nursing Home for 25 years, and for George’s Liquor Store 15 years.

She loved the outdoors, camping, and vacationing with her family at Daytona Beach. Debbie was fun and full of life and pushed the limits by going skydiving last year. She enjoyed taking care of her home. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her granddaughter, Katie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Mike McCorkle.

Debbie is survived by her son, Brian McCorkle and his wife, Melisha, of Newport; one grandchild, Katie McCorkle of Newport; one brother, Mitch McCorkle, and wife, Janice, of Newport; one sister-in-law, Pat McCorkle of Newport; her nieces and nephews, Susan Simmons and husband, Aric, of Jonesboro, Sherry Moore and husband, Jason, of Quitman, Mike McCorkle, and wife, Cindy, of Bella Vista, and Dean Douhitt of Newport; and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Mitchell Jean Ford officiating.

Interment will follow in Coffeyville Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Tyler Jackson, Sjon Hodge, Adam Grendell, Jason Lachance, John Dickerson, and Steve Westmoreland.

Honorary pallbearers are the Staff of George’s Liquor, C&C Distributors, and O’Connor Distributing.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

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