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Jo Annie Hargrove

January 6, 1927 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 93)


Jo Annie Hargrove, 93, of Heber Springs went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2020.  She was born January 6, 1927 to the late Joseph and Annie Ricks Shovan at Quitman, Louisiana. 
     Jo Annie married James William Hargrove Sr. on July 9, 1947 at Louisiana.  She spent 39 wonderful years with “Bill” before his passing in November 1986.  Jo is also preceded in death by one sister, Willene Shields.
     She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Hargrove-Graves (Hugh) of Tumbling Shoals; son James William Hargrove Jr. “Billy” of Natchez, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Tracy Ann Orr (Andrew) of Pineville, Louisiana, Christy K Foval (Doug) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Amanda Hargrove of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; a great grandson, Derek Kaltenbacher (Marina) of Baton Rouge; two great great grandchildren, Noah and Levi Kaltenbacher; a brother, Dalton Shovan of Quitman, Louisiana; and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and family who will miss her dearly.
     Jo was known as the “Cake Lady” of Jonesboro, Louisiana.  If there was a need for a cake, she was the one to call on.  She was a devoted member of Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Quitman, Louisiana and served her congregation and community selflessly. Jo loved God, and her faith was present in everything she did. She enjoyed working outside and took great pride in her garden, often using her home-grown herbs to prepare meals for her family. 
     Services will be directed by Edmonds Funeral Home 228 Allen Ave Jonesboro, LA 71251  phone: (318) 259-2345   Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Quitman.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund or the Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church in her memory. 


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