Minna Pearl Stonecipher, 94, of Ft. Worth, Texas, formerly of Magnolia, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Courtyards Assisted Living Center in Ft. Worth. Pearl was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Bearden to the late Roland and Rosa Barner.

She taught first grade in the Magnolia Public Schools for many years. Pearl, a life-long member of the Church of Christ and a devoted servant of the Lord, was an avid reader, and was a wonderful cook and baker. She loved to travel and was an accomplished seamstress, sewing for herself and family for many years. She quilted as a hobby and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tyra Stonecipher; her parents, two sisters, and seven brothers. 

Survivors include sons, Dale Stonecipher and wife Julia of Ft. Worth, Texas, Barner Stonecipher and wife Louise of Little Rock, and Ken Stonecipher of Smyrna, Tenn.; two sisters, Daphne Bennett and Rosemary Barner, both of Camden; three grandsons, David Stonecipher and wife Cheryl of Mansfield, Texas, John Stonecipher and wife Jennifer of Roanoke, Texas, Chris Stonecipher and wife Leah of Little Rock; one granddaughter, Becky Beckham and husband Keith of Ft. Worth; 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with graveside services at 4 p.m. at Magnolia City Cemetery.


Published: 10/05/2012