Marlene Bumpass

Marlene Bumpass

December 28, 1938 - December 11, 2019
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Marlene Ann Bumpass, lovingly known as “CheeChee”, age 80, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

She was born December 28, 1938 in Arkansas, Wisconsin to the late Maynard Almsted and Lillian Augusta Rudbeck Almsted. Her parents immigrated from Sweden via Ellis Island in the 1890’s and settled in Minnesota

Marlene was a member of Summit Baptist Church, and truly enjoyed her church family. She was a homemaker and became a hairdresser and cosmetologist. Her husband was career military, serving in Korea and Vietnam, and they were stationed in numerous places around the United States.

Mrs.Bumpass loved arts and crafts, including painting. She also enjoyed square dancing.

Also preceding her in death were her husband, William E. Bumpass on March 7, 1983; and seven siblings, Gerald Wayne Almsted, Laverne Almsted, Glenn Almsted, Delore Almsted, Leroy Almsted, Lloyd Almsted, and Elwaine Rosenberg.

Marlene is survived by three sons, William E. (Sharon) Bumpass Jr., Rex A. (Kristi) Bumpass and Kris Bumpass; one daughter, Sherry Rennae Smith; one sister, Blanche Almsted; seven grandchildren, Mandy, Jamie, Sami Jo, Kristen, Wesley, Kaitlin, and Sophie; and seven great-grandchildren, Jake, Zane, Cooper, Gunner, Cash, Cruz, and Mia.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel with Brother Todd Anderson and Lewis Hinkle officiating. Burial will be at Cypress Memorial Gardens. Visitation will precede the service at 9:30 a.m.

The family will be at the Family Church White Hall Youth Center Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to stop by.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 16, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Monday, December 16, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel
    1621 S. Cherry Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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  • Service

    Monday, December 16, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 16, 2019 10:30am
    Fuller Funeral Services
    1621 South Cherry Street
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
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  • Interment

    Cypress Memorial Gardens
    8917 Highway 63 South
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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Marshall Blasengame

Posted at 08:20pm
Sorry for your lost Sherry, praying for you and your family

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Posted at 11:54am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Almsteds Kevin, Stacy, Jada, Nia, Jackson, Kai and Darlene
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Lisa (Hasman) McCoy and Matthew

Posted at 11:19pm
Kris and Family, Your momma, CheeChee, was such a huge blessing in mine and Matthews lives. Our thoughts,prayers and love are with you now.
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Sam and Susan Fiori

Posted at 12:09pm
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