WATSON — Mary Lou Ricketts Scales, 61, of Watson, Ark., went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2014 at her home. Mary was born on May 18, 1952 in Dumas, AR. to Richard James and Willadean Stephens Ricketts, Sr. Mary was a member of The Watson Methodist Church and attended the Watson Assembly of God Church; she was a Bookkeeper for Smith Steele in Dumas for 15 years.
She is Survived by her husband Billy Scales, Watson, AR., Mother Willadean Pennington, Dumas, Ark., a daughter Kim (Curry) Branham, Gillett, Ark., also three stepsons Jerry Scales, Dumas, Ark., Bill (Linda) Scales, Fordyce, Ark., Joe (LaJuan) Scales, Watson,Ark., two Step daughters Karen (Larry)Neeley, Dumas, Ark., Nancy (Gary) Minchew, Benton, Ark., three sisters Carole (Henry) Denton, Foley, Ala., Patricia (Tommy) West, Dumas, Ark., Jamie (Terry) Gillum, Watson Chapel, Ark., and a sister-in-law Sonya (Steven) Bitely, Ward, Ark., two granddaughters Aydan and Everly Branham both of Gillett, Ark., nine step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Richard James Ricketts, Sr., and a brother Richard James Ricketts, Jr.
Visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Griffin Funeral Home with Services Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Watson Assembly of God Church, Watson, AR. with Rev. Leonard Ricketts and Rev. Spencer Berry officiating and burial in Watson Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Ark.