Laura Jean Washburn, 77, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Marianna.
Laura Jean Washburn, 77, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Marianna. Ms. Washburn was born Sept. 25, 1936 at Helena to the late Ralph Turpin Tardy and the late Inez Maloy Tardy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Helena. She leaves two sons, Troy Leonard Hartsfield (Angela) of Heber Springs and Eddie Butler of Helena-West Helena; three grandchildren, Aimee Foote (David) of Cabot, Holly Dunigan (Joey) of Helena-West Helena and Brad Hartsfield of Helena-West Helena; four great-grandchildren, Jasmine Pritchett, Autumn Foote, Matthew Dunigan and Grant Dunigan; a sister, Margaret Howard of El Dorado; a brother, Charles Tardy (Mamie) of El Dorado; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Tardy of Little Rock; and many other relatives and friends. Her parents and a brother, Randy Tardy, preceded her in death. A graveside service for Laura Washburn was held Jan. 23, 2014 at Cypert Cemetery in Marvell. Rev. Rodger Hooker officiated. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, directed services. Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.