Obituary: Sally Ann Pickens


Sally Ann Pickens of Batesville passed away due to COVID-19 related illness on Dec. 20, 2020.

She was born Oct. 1, 1956, in Batesville, AR  to Edna Bratton Pickens and Charles J. Pickens.

She was a 1975 graduate of Kilgore High School in Kilgore, TX, and attended Kilgore Junior College. During her working years, she primarily worked with organizations that helped troubled young people. She was a member of Southside United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Charley Pickens and sister Mickie Pickens.

She is survived by a brother Jack (Cindy) Pickens of Heber Springs, a sister Vickie Shaver Couch (Bill) of Batesville, and her dearest friend Gina Robertson of Batesville.

A private burial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Independence County.



  1. I was fortunate to know the Pickens family in the early seventies when they were in Kilgore. Sally and I dated for a while and we remained friends always. She had a wonderful family and she was a wonderful person. I offer my condolences to her family and to all of her friends. Love you Sally Ann.

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