Margaret Sturdivant

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. — Margaret Elizabeth Sturdivant, 88, formerly of White Hall, Ark, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born December 11, 1925, in Stewart County, Tenn., to John and Bertie Belle Reed Gardner.

She was reared and educated in Dover, Tennessee.

Mrs. Sturdivant moved to White Hall in 1945, where she became a beautician and owner-operator of her own beauty salon.

She was a member of Lee Memorial Baptist Church, which later became First Baptist Church of White Hall and a member of the Loving Hearts Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Sturdivant, Sr., whom she married January 8, 1944, in Union City, Tennessee; her parents; sisters, Mattie Sturdivant and Hilda Grey Gardner.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, J. C. “Buddy” Sturdivant, Jr. and Wanda, of White Hall; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Steve Myers of Piedmont, Okla.; five grandchildren, Chris Sturdivant, Lori Sturdivant Bullen, Jeff Myers, Mark Myers, Claire Myers; four great-grandchildren; brothers, George Gardner of Hickory, Ky, Fred and Gene Gardner both of Shelbyville, Ky.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time, at Robinson’s.

Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Paul Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of White Hall, PO Box 20307, White Hall, Ark., 71612-0307.

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