Linda Perkins

WEST MEMPHIS — Linda Joyce Grayer-Perkins, 62, of West Memphis, Ark., died on Oct. 16, 2013. Born in Altheimer, Ark., to the late Berry and Everdean Grayer. She was a retired teacher of West Memphis School Systems.

Family hour will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church in West Memphis. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2403 East Barton St, West Memphis, Ark., Rev. Larry Banks pastor. Interment will be at Rest in Peace Cemetery in Hensley, Ark.

Survivors are son, John Calvin Perkins Sr.; grandson John Calvin Perkins Jr., Aslee Gholston, Milwaukee; Connie Hampton, Little Rock, Ark.; Alexzene Grayer, Cincinnati; Billie (James) Blakely, Jackson, Mich.; Martha Rodgers, Geneva (Ed) Askew, Mary Grayer, all of Little Rock, Ark.; Bernistine (Johnnie) Wilbon, Jackson, Mich.; Patricia (Erle) Skinner, San Pedro, Calif.; Herman (Gwyn) Grayer, Malvern, Ark.; Fern (Albert) Hughes, Little Rock, Ark.; Carlton (Angie) Grayer, Sumter, S.C.; Michael (Margretta) Grayer, Malvern, Ark., and Edward (Cynthia) Grayer, Cordova, Tenn.

Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 S. Battery St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202, 501-376-4800, “Only Heaven Can Serve You Better!”