Obituary: Mary Palmer


Mary Ann Collins Taylor Palmer, 83, born in Cave City, AR to Melvin and Mae Marlin Collins on Sept. 29, 1937, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

Mary was a faithful woman who served the Lord as the wife of a Pentecostal pastor, and a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by both parents, her first husband, Allen “Gene” Taylor; her second husband, Ralph Palmer; two daughters, Deborah Cobb and Patricia Taylor, and one grandson, Jason Duncan. She is survived by her son Michael Taylor, and all of her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her one great-great-grandson.

Services are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville, AR. There will be a noon graveside service on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Cave City Cemetery in Cave City, AR.

All CDC guidelines for COVID-19 will be in place and masks must be worn. Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Mary’s grandsons:  Jarrad Taylor, Jessan Taylor, Justan Taylor, Joseph Walker, Michael Taylor, and Joshua Cobb.

The family would like to recognize the following persons as Honorary Pallbearers: Mary’s great-grandson, Christian Lewis, and the staff of Cave City Nursing Home.

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