Juanita Spakes Curry
Funeral Date: 4/12/2011

Juanita Spakes Curry, age 74, of Lake Village, Ark. died at Little Rock, AR on Sunday, April 10 after an extended illness. Born October 11, 1936 at Rowell, AR she was the daughter of J.C. and Lois Ashcraft Spakes of Pine Bluff. Juanita graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1954 and attended Arkansas A&M (University of Arkansas-Monticello). She received her cosmetology license at Warren and was later certified as a cosmetology instructor. She worked as a cosmetology instructor in Warren and as a cosmetologist in Warren and Parkdale, AR for many years. She lived in Lake Village, AR and worked at the University Of Arkansas Region Of Agricultural Extension as an EFNEP Program Assistant until retiring in 2008. Before her illness, Juanita was an active member the Chicot EHC Club, was on the Chicot Co. Farm Bureau Womenís Committee, a 4-H leader and avid Ducks Unlimited supporter. Survivors include her husband Royce (Rusty) Curry of Lake Village, whom she married on April 22, 1955. She is also survived by her son Michael Curry of Fayetteville, (wife Joanna and son Adam Smith Curry), and her sister Phillis Spakes Works (Danny) of White Hall, AR., one nephew, Shawn Spakes of Bebee, two nieces, April Works Kappler and Leigh Anne Works Gates, both of White Hall. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles W. Spakes of Pine Bluff. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org/. Graveside services were at 2:00pm Tuesday, March 12, at Union Cemetery in Rye, AR with the Rev. Gary Bell officiating. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Pete Kness, Marty Albright, Donald Shipman, Dale Shipman, Bruce Moon, Chuck Hensley, Randy Perroni and Donnie Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Gates and Brad Kappler.



Name: Pete and Susan Kniss
Message: We miss you and we love you. We will miss the good times at Poor Boys and the way you kept us laughing.

Name: Fran&Jimmy Reep
Message: Royce and family,I am so sorry for your loss.We will be praying for you all.

Name: Arnis & Patsy (Taylor) Glover
Message: Royce & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a really sweet girl in school and we know she will be missed. May the Lord bless you.

Name: Bobby Joe Rodgers

Name: Larry & Eleanor Joerden
Message: Rusty,we are so sorry for your loss. It just won't be the same at the lake. You and your family are in our prayers.

Name: Carla Barnes
Message: Miss Juanita will be missed. She was such a huge part of my childhood, teenage years and adulthood. I love her and her family so much! Carla Barnes

Name: Barbara Barnes
Message: Juanita has been a steadfast friend of mine, and I will miss her so much. Sending love to Royce, Michael and his family, and Phyliss and her family during this difficult time.

Name: Rebecca, Rodney and Emma arden Farmer
Message: Dearest Rusty, Michael, Joanna, Adam Smith, Phyliss, our heart goes out to you! We love 'momma' and know there is one more angel looking over us as we go forward! She was such a joy and kept us all laughing and in line!! We wrap you with our love and prayers for comfort, as well, during this difficult time. We are very sorry. All our love, Rodney, Rebecca, Emma arden and Velma

Name: John Sumner and Tot Barnes
Message: Rusty and Michael, you have such wonderful memories of your wife and mother. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time of your life.

Name: Hazel Hawkins
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved Juanita. We had many good times and good laughs together. She was the only person who could put my hair in an "up-do" that would last a week back in the late 60's. We often laughed at ourselves for having such "big hair" when styles became more simple. I will miss her.

Name: Eddy Tucker