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Emma Maye Collatt

May 9, 2014

Emma Maye Collatt, 70, of Haskell passed away Thursday surrounded by her family.
She was born Emma Maye Smith in Benton on Feb. 28, 1944.
She attended Benton public schools, later becoming a licensed practical nurse.  She worked at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, retiring in 2003.  Emma was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Berneice Chism Smith; and her brothers, Leonard, Alvin and Wesley Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Alvin Collatt; her daughters, Michelle Collatt Watts of Haskell and Lisa Collatt Davis (Don) of Rio Rancho, N.M.; her sisters, Erma Dixon of West Memphis, Janet Willis of Batesville, grandchildren, Jeremy and Bradley Davis of New Mexico and Morgan Watts of Haskell.
Funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Curtis Kyle and Brother Robert Ashcraft officiating. 
Visitation is set from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday preceding the funeral service.
Family comments: Emma was a “mother hen” when it came to caring for her “brood.”  She was their strength and safety net in life.  Emma fought a strong fight with cancer and won an all-expense paid trip to Heaven.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com

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