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Edna Jean (Cook) Petray

February 22, 1945 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 75)


Edna Jean Petray, 75, of Dardanelle formerly of Russellville, passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. The daughter of James and Juanita Duncan Cook, she was born February 22, 1945 in Harrisburg. She married Richard L. Petray, on March 27, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a Personnel Manger for Nabholtz Construction Company. Edna will be cherished as a loving wife, mother and mamaw. She was a member of the Pottsville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, interior decorating, reading cookbooks and watching her grandson play ball. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Petray of Russellville; a daughter, Kim Taylor (Bob) of Pottsville; a step son, Frank Petray (Liz); stepdaughter, Jennifer Petray (Ty Reid); seven grandchildren, Kalab Edwards of Georgia; Connor and Chandler Petray both of Van Buren; Alisyn Reid of Little Rock; Adam Reid of California; Robert and Christpher Taylor of Russellville; six great grandchildren, Atley and Kaine Edwards both of Georgia; Gage, Ty, Tori and Bell Taylor all of Russellville; and a sister Joannie Channell of Illinois.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Pisgah Cemetery. Rev. Beth Latham will officiate. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Nephcure Kidney International Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

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Private Family Graveside Service

Pisgah Cemetery
Pisgah Rd
Pottsville, AR 72858

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