Obituary: Hazel B. Perkey


Hazel B. Perkey, 91 of Cave City died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. She was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Saffell, Arkansas to Tom and Bertie Hennessee.  She was retired from White Rodgers in Batesville and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Odis Perkey; two brothers, James Hennessee and Coolidge Hennessee and one sister, Jean Still.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Perkey (Darlene) and one daughter, Maretta Milligan all of Cave City; six grandchildren, Barry Perkey of Evening Shade, Eric Perkey and Robbie Perkey both of Cave City, Randall Perkey of Jackson, Missouri, Bridget Garland of Cave City and Brandi Johnson of Strawberry; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Bro. Randall Perkey and Bro. Ron Canard officiating. Burial will follow in the Cave City Cemetery with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers will be Barry Perkey, Eric Perkey, Randall Perkey, Robbie Perkey, Brian Garland, and Boue Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Cody Perkey, Tanner Perkey, Brayden Perkey, Cole Johnson, Andrew Perkey, and Skyler Garland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center, P.O. Box 506, Ash Flat, AR 72513.


  1. Maretta & Ronnie, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. I had no idea she had passed since I’m in Arizona. She was above all a Christian lady who taught you how to become Christians & I know she probably did as my Precious Mother did & that’s grieve herself to death. This Covid 19 has just about stopped most of the world.
    I know you find comfort knowing that one day you will be joined with her once again her Heavenly Home & What a Joyful Day that will be.
    She will be greatly missed. My fondest memories is her joyful laugh, her beautiful smiling face, and always proud to see whom she would see. Your Mother was one of the friendliest lady’s I’ve ever known. And you didn’t talk to her but a few minutes until you knew she was a Christian & where she attended church & how many children she had. She was certainly proud of her grandchildren & her Great’s as well! She would be so happy to see you when you came to visit, & I don’t think when Little Skyler came to see her she would say with Great Joy about him being a Christian & how he could sing specials & pray in church. What wonderful memories you have of her & I am honored that I had the privilege of knowing her & seeing her almost daily for about 3 yrs.
    May you find peace knowing she is in a much better place than we are. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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