Mary Louise Spencer

Mary Louise Spencer, 74, of Camden, formerly of Monticello, died on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

She was born March 8, 1940, to the late Lula Mae Block and Lemmuel Ridgel, Sr. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest AME Church until she relocated to Camden. She was employed at Walmart as a department manager until her failing health.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Spencer; one daughter, Doris Lee Dobbins; and three brothers, Jerry, Keith, and Rodney Ridgell;  

She is survived by her four daughters, Sharry (Richard) Green, Jacqueline Junior, and Yolanda (Chris) Simpson, all of Monticello, and Tavonica Dobbins of Camden; three sons, Charlie Dobbins Jr. and Ronnie (Bonnie) Junior, both of Monticello, and Randy Junior of Camden; two sisters, Larhetha Block, and Ruthie Block, both of California; four brothers, Donnie Green of California, Karon Ridgell, Lemmeul Ridgell, of Monticello, and Melvin Ridgell, of Little Rock; 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and seven stepchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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