Muriel Dean Blalock, 83, of Plainview, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. The daughter of Henry and Polly Jane Hawkins Stout, she was born December 28, 1934 in Briggsville, AR. She was a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. She married Harold D. Blalock, on April 8, 1955 at Ola. She was a Teacher. Muriel’s accomplishments included teaching in several area schools in Yell and Pope county, obtaining her Master's Degree in Counseling. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary, she overseen the Plainview Community Library, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught the same Sunday School Class for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, working with her community with various events. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Raymond Stout.
Muriel is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold Blalock; a sister, Mary Lea Rice, two nieces, Susie Bird (Charlie); Ramona Oates (Thomas); a great nephew, James Oates; a sister-in-law, Betty Stout and numerous close friends. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, November 9, 2018 at First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Miller and Bro. Johnny Upchurch will officiate. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Plainview, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, on Friday, at the church. Memorials may be made to Plainview First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 358 Plainview, AR 72857. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.