Mary “Libba” Christie King, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Raintree Manor. She was born Jan. 7, 1924 in Stephens, Ark.She was the daughter of the late Joshua Finis and Maggie Bryan Scott, and wife to the late Gaylord Christie.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Edith (John) Thompson, Addie (Lewis) Norwood, and Maggie B. (Clifford) King; and brothers, Earl (Auda) Scott, Dean (Florene) Scott, Kenneth (Jean) Scott, Lloyd (Sue Ann) Scott, Gerald (Betty) Scott, and John Penn Scott. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Clayta Scott of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughters Karen Ford of Las Vegas, Nev., Joyce (Tyree) Smith of McMinnville, Debbi (George) Long of Simpsonville, S.C.; grandchildren, Peter (Jen) Ford of Pleasanton, Calif., Andy (Gini) Ford of St. Louis, Mo., Mark (Cata) Ford of Beijing, China, Christie (Andy) Sudduth of Aiken, S.C., Katelyn Long of Spartanburg, S.C.; and locally, Nathan (Tesh) Smith, Alan (Kristina) Smith, and Ryan (Candace) Smith; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held at Westside Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Magnolia, Ark., on Dec. 28.
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