Maggie Lourine Hairston
Funeral Date: 4/14/2009

Obituary:
Maggie Lourine Hairston, 89, of Little Rock, formerly of Lonoke died Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Little Rock. She was born November 30, 1919, in Ingalls, Arkansas, to the late Maggie Clanton Harrod and William Ofa Harrod. Lourine married the handsome community schoolmaster, John Byron Hairston, and they were married for 39 years. Lourine and J.B. shared a wonderful life in Lonoke until his death in 1979. After retiring from Kellwood Corporation, Lourine enjoyed traveling, volunteering at Baptist Medical Center-North Little Rock, and working in her much admired flower garden. She adored her family and enjoyed creating bountiful meals for their visits. She cherished her church, especially her faithful friends in the Dorcas Sunday School Class at Lonoke Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Philip Baker of Houston, Texas and Jerrie Sue and Les Finch of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Philip Baker II and wife Wendy of Tyler, Texas, Elizabeth Currey and husband Jeff of Flower Mound, Texas, and Matthew Finch of Little Rock; and seven great-grandchildren Julianne Baker, Laura Baker, Philip Baker III, Matthew Baker and Joshua Baker of Tyler, Texas, and William Currey and Laine Currey of Flower Mound, Texas. Survivors also include a brother Kirby Harrod of Caldwell and a sister Faye Chandler of Monticello. She was also preceded in death by brothers J.O. Harrod, and Fred Harrod and sisters Agnes Pappas, Maxine Rowell, and Glenda Ferguson. The family wishes to express appreciation for the loving care provided Lourine by the staff at Pleasant Valley Living Center, by the ALS Clinic at UAMS, and by her long-time family doctor, B.E. Holmes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lonoke Baptist Church, 406 W. Front St., Lonoke, Arkansas 72086 or to Pine Cove Christian Camp, P.O. Box 9055, Tyler, Texas 75711. A memorial service was held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 14 at Lonoke Baptist Church with Jimmy Wallace, Pastor, and Danny Loretz, Sr., Associate Pastor, officiating. A graveside service and burial was in Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls, Arkansas, at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday April 14, at 4:00 p.m. by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren.

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Name: M. Edwardine (Parnell) Taunton
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Name: Wilmot Green
Message: Kirby, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Kirby, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Phe Parks
Message: Faye and Kirby: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Phe and Judy

Name: Carla Sue and Jimmy Miller
Message: Jerri Sue and Ginna, I will not be able to attend the memorial service for "Miss" Lou. I just want you to know you are in our prayers. She was a dear friend to us. She will be greatly missed. Carla Sue and Jimmy

Name: Bud & Mary Adams
Message: Our prayers are for you.. Sorry we can't make it for the funeral.

Name: jerry jacobs
Message: Lou was a beautiful lady and such a good friend to Lucy. We were privileged to know her. Jerry and Ruth Ann Jacobs

Name: Laura Richards
Message: Jerrie Sue So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Laura Richards

Name: Theresa and Frank Blair
Message: Jerrie Sue We are sadden to learn of the death of your Mother. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Theresa & Frank "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller

Name: Nancy Reynolds
Message: I am so deeply sorry to learn of the death of your Mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kaylon Clanton-Taylor
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family.

Name: Joel Bailey
Message: Mrs. Hairston was the kindest person I remember while attending school close to her home.

Name: Nora and Myrtis Johnson
Message: We are so sorry for our loss. She was a beautiful person we loved and will miss but we have good memories of visits past of her cheerfulness and energy.