Nell Ruth Laird Newkirk

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Graveside services for Nell Ruth Laird Newkirk, of St. Charles,Ark., are 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at New Salem Church of ChristCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mrs. Newkirk, 60, died Jan. 16, 2006.

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She attended St. Charles First Baptist Church and St. CharlesMethodist Church. She was active in DeWitt Lions Club, Friends ofthe White River Refuge and Mageire Home Demonstration LadiesGroup.

Survivors are her husband, Robert B. “Bob” Newkirk, of St.Charles; her parents, Ira and Tommie Laird, of Natchez; her son,Craig Madar, of St. Joe, Fla.; her three children through marriage,Carr Newkirk, of Plano, Texas, and Amelia Newkirk Elam and BruceNewkirk, both of Stuttgart, Ark.; and eight grandchildren.