Edna Fay Perkins, 86, of Benton passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Benton on Jan. 10, 1927, the daughter of Ed and Sarah (Mabry) Beattie.
She married Jack L. Perkins on Dec. 6, 1947, and he survives.
Mrs. Perkins was a lifelong Benton resident, a Mother and homemaker who was faithful to send cards and notes to people. Mrs. Perkins was a 50-year member of the First Baptist Church of Benton, where she sang in the choir for 28 years and helped as Sunday school secretary for eight years.
Mrs. Perkins is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack L. Perkins of Benton; two sons, David Perkins of Benton, and Eric Perkins and wife Melissa of Carterville; and one grandson, Vincent of Carterville.
Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Beattie; and by two sisters, Ida Harrelson and Norma Wymer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials in Mrs. Perkins memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benton.