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Obituary: Ernestine “Tennie” Stowe

Ernestine “Tennie” Stowe of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the age of 88.

She was born Nov. 8, 1931, in DeView, Arkansas, the daughter of Reual and Sybil (Creasey) Winston.

Stowe worked at Victor Metal and J.C. Penney before becoming an administrative assistant for Arkla Gas Company, from which she retired.

She was a regular worker at the polls during local elections for many years, and enjoyed crocheting, and working crossword puzzles.

Stowe was a longtime member of the Newport Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Senior Circle, and a devoted Arkansas Razorback Fan.

She was a devoted member of Newport First Baptist Church, never missing a church event. Her greatest joy in life came from time spent with her family. She was loved and will be missed by her family, her friends, her church family, and her neighbors.

Mrs. Stowe was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Winston; and her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Stowe of the home; two daughters, Debby Aldridge and husband, Jeff, of Salado, Texas, and Cindy Black and husband, Kenny, of Jonesboro; one sister, Mary Carter of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Laura Wiles and husband, Josh, of Lakeway, Texas, Ken Black, Jr., and wife, Ashten of Jonesboro, Brad Ray and wife, Adria of Round Rock, Texas, and Jase Black and fiancé, Mallory Jordan of Jonesboro; her great-grandchildren, Jackson and Claire Wiles of Lakeway, Texas, Vivian Ray of Round Rock, Texas, Gunnar Newman, and Nolan and Ella Black of Jonesboro; many nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

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