Mamie Dobbins

Mrs. Mamie Louise Pettus Dobbins, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born December 21, 1918, in Bauxite, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Louis Jethro and Pearl Careen Pettus.

She married Judson Foy Dobbins March 28, 1937. They had one daughter and three sons and shared 62 years of marriage until his death in 1999.

Mrs. Dobbins was a stay-at-home mother and enjoyed cooking, Sunday school classes, and in later years, visiting with friends during lunchtimes at the Area Agency on Aging. She was a member of Strumming Seniors at Immanuel Baptist Church. She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Watson Chapel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Wallace, Dean and Dillard Pettus, three sisters, Olivette Montgomery, Jean Zaragoza and Opal Reeves and one infant great-grandson, Matthew Jordan Dobbins.

She is survived by daughter, Iris June Wheeler and husband, Kenneth, of Pine Bluff; three sons, Thomas A. Dobbins and wife, Carolyn, of Sheridan, John W. Dobbins and wife, Elizabeth, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, James A. Dobbins and wife, Sherry, of Speedwell, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Kenneth B. Wheeler, Jr., Janet Milligan, both of Pine Bluff, Jeffrey Dobbins, of Sheridan, Bruce Dobbins, of Little Rock, Dianna Boston, of Vicksburg, Miss., Debra Bailey, of Brandon, Miss., Jessica Dobbins, of Cabot and Siana Dobbins, of Benton; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joe Pettus, of Benton and Clayton Pettus, of Bauxite and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2013, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverends Todd Howard and M. L. Faler officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service time at Robinson’s. Friends may sign the online register at