of Mountain View, AR
March 29, 1945 - April 20, 2022
Shirley Gail (Murphree) Watters of Mountain View, Arkansas, entered into rest on April 20, 2022, in her home at the age of 77. Shirley was born on March 29, 1945, in Cleburne County to the late William Cy Murphree and Elsie Tabatha (Dunn) Murphree. Shirley, a devoted Christian woman whose smile and light radiated for the Lord, was the very definition of a Proverbs 31 woman. She was an outstanding member of Foothills Baptist Church and the community. She served the community for many years by working the voting polls, EHC, volunteer work with the Stone County Fair, and many other endeavors. She gave glory to the Lord and His house with her commitment to the church choir, Sunday School classes, VBS, and Awannas. Shirley, with the love, support, and strength of her soul mate, Claud Watters pioneered the homestead and farm where they lived a wonderful 55 years together. She was blessed with a green thumb and the skill of gardening, sewing, quilting, canning, cooking, and being an all around homemaker. Shirley was indeed the best mother, granny, and role model anyone could have ever asked for. She enjoyed travelling the country with her close friends and seeing the wonders of God's creation. She was an inspiration to all and her love for others will be remembered and shared by those who knew her. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Sheila Janet (Watters) Rackley and husband, JL; three grandchildren, Jonathan Herrington, Kari (Harrington) Brewer and husband, Dustin, and Patience (Holt) Stone and husband, Hunter; four brothers, Feldus Murphree, Glen Murphree, Thomas Murphree, and Cecil Murphree; sister, Linda Faye (Murphree) Jarvis; as well as many extended family and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents William Cy Murphree and Elsie Tabatha(Dunn) Murphree; brother, Aaron Murphree; sisters, Delois (Murphree) Davis and Clara Mae (Murphree) Elam; and the love of her life, Claud Wesley Watters. Shirley entered into God's glorious kingdom alongside her son, James Cecil Watters. Visitation and services for Shirley is Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Foothills Baptist Church in Mountain View, Arkansas. Funeral services will follow the visitation beginning at 2:00 PM with Brother Tommy Medley officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Community at Ben Community near Drasco, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Jonathan Herrington, Dustin Brewer, Hunter Stone, Thomas Murphree, Sr., Thomas Murphree, Jr., and Tony Watters. Roller Crouch Funeral Home in Mountain View, Arkansas, is in charge of arrangements.
Sorry for your loss she will be greatly missed by everyone mom told me to tell you the same
So sorry for your losses! I remember meeting Shortly at Shelias, she was so nice! Sending prayers 🙏🙏🙏 & Love for the family!
Sorry for all your losses
To the Watters Family: I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Shirley & her son. I knew Shirley through the Stone County Extension Homemakers, Red Bud Club.My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Dearest Shiela, I'm so sorry you and JL and family are having to endure this most difficult time and dealing with such a tragedy. My heart goes out to you and I pray daily for the peace that only God can provide during these times. Love you my dear sister in Christ!
So sorry for your loss. She was a very special Lady.
May God bless you and your family with comfort and peace during this tragic loss of such a positive Christian lady! I still can hear her singing in the old Arbanna Church with my grandma playing piano, windows open.
So sorry for your loss.Shirley was a great Christian lady and friend. Beautiful smile and laughter. Prayers for you and your famy
We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother and brother —never had the pleasure of meeting them - We will be praying for the family .
My family & I are so very sorry about your loss of Shirley & James. We attended Lone Star Baptist church with the Murphree family growing up. Her dad was out SS teacher & my 3 older sisters were close friends & classmates with Shirley & her sisters & brothers. I remember Shirley’s beautiful smile. Prayers for peace & comfort until your reunited in the presence of our Lord & Savior.
Shirley will now see the trees in the fall and the spring with Claud again.
Prayers for your family!
Shirley was a cheerful wonderful lady. I will remember her for always having a smile on her face. We are so very sorry for the loss of her. Prayers be with you all.
Shelia and JL I'm truly sorry for your lost, my God help give some understand at a time like this your friend Eddie Powell
So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Shirley was the true example of a Christian. She was very loved and will be very missed. Praying for her family friends and community. Go rest High on that mountain
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow.
Tony and the rest of the Waters family, I was saddened to hear that you lost two family members under such awful circumstances. I pray God helps you find peace during this difficult time.
Shirley was always so kind to me and accepted me no matter what. She will be greatly missed. God Bless you all.