of Scranton, AR
July 13, 1925 - February 1, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021, saw the passing of Mary Idelia Pridgin of Scranton, Arkansas. Known as Idelia in childhood and into adulthood, she became known as Mary when she entered the nursing program at Westark Community College. She graduated and became an LPN in the fall of 1974. She worked at Sparks Hospital and later retired as plant nurse at the Tyson Foods Plant in Fort Smith. Mary returned to the Scranton area after retirement to live on the same farmland where she and her former husband, TJ raised their sons, David and Gary. Prior to becoming a nurse, Mary worked for many years as a seamstress at Lady Fair Mills near Ratcliff and at Paris Manufacturing in Paris. Mary was born on Monday, July 13, 1925 to Heartsill A. and Ida Mae Bradley Dobbins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Emma Dobbins Rowland, her brothers Joe, Curtis, and Leon Dobbins, and a great grandson, Finn Thomas Pridgin. She is survived by her sons David and Gary and their wives, Reba and Patty. Her grandchildren include David's children and their spouses; Mary Jane and Heath Spillers, Lori Jean and Jim Garvey, Kari Jo and Cory Tedford, and David and Ashleigh Pridgin; and Gary's sons and their spouses Nick Pridgin and Nich Cossey, Ryan and Monique Pridgin, and Jordan and Jordyn Pridgin. Her great grandchildren are Emily and Ethan Spillers; Nate and Mary Garvey; Zoey, Kennedy, Jackson and Hayes Tedford; Adrian and Vivienne Pridgin; and Wyatt Sawyer Pridgin. Mary Idelia was a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Scranton.Viewing hours will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021, and 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021, at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021, at McKendree Cemetery near Subiaco. Burial will follow under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Her seven grandchildren honored her as pallbearers.Gifts in memory of Mrs. Pridgin or in lieu of flowers may be made to the McKendree Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 484, Scranton, AR 72863.
So sorry to here of your mom’s passing. She was such a special person. Prayers and comfort to all the family.
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.
I’m very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
So sorry for your families loss, prayers for you all.
We are so very sorry for your loss, your momma was a sweet lady. We're sure you have alot of beautiful memories with her, keep them close in your heart, they will get you through the hard days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya'll.
Our deepest condolences for your loss
So sorry for your loss. It's hard when we lose our Mama's.
Our deepest sympathies and 🙏🙏🙏to David Gary and your family She was a special and blessed lady❤️❤️
Our deepest sympathies to your whole family. You will be in our prayers.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for the family.
Thinking of you and your family at this time of loss.
Such a special lady. She was always so sweet to me.Prays of comfort for the family. Bill & Ruthie
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. Please know you are in our prayers 🙏❤️
I'm very blessed to get to know her, talk and hold her hand as she told me about her childhood and her family and even sang a couple of songs together and as simple as she wanted someone to be there to hold her hand as she went to sleep cause she was scared..so I sat with her. In all my years being a CNA , that's what topped it off, and it was very awarding. She will be missed tremendously .
Loved that Lady.
Such a lovely lady! I am so sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear Gary and David prays for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. The family is in my prayers.
My deepest condolences to Idelia’s family. May eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.
What great memories we have of this sweet lady. She was such a great part of our grade school days. It's so very hard to lose your mom! She was very proud of both of you boys. I hope you share all your memories with all the great grand kids. Love to all of you!
David Reba Gary Patty we so hate to hear of Idilias passing we will miss her.Yall are in our prayers
We are so sorry for your loss. May sweet memories be a comfort to all the family during the sad days ahead. Prayers for all. Joey & Linda Freeman & family