Mary Ann Breed, 96 of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Sunday July 15, 2012 at her home in Paris. She was born on February 28, 1916 in Havana, Arkansas to her parents Mel and May Queen (Kenningston) Pearce. She was a homemaker and also worked as a hair dresser. Mary Ann was very active in the community where she volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher at the First Baptist Church in Paris where she was also a member and volunteered as a Brownie Scout leader and a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Garden Club and was an avid sports fan.
Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Mel and May Queen Pearce and eight brothers.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 75 years Rolla “Spec” Breed of Paris, Arkansas; one daughter Judy Jenkins and husband Jack of Danville, Arkansas; three sons Rolla Mel Breed and wife Wilma of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rex Breed and wife Ramona of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Scott Breed and wife Kimberly of Paris, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Mark Breed of Silverado, California, David Breed of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Kris Coulbourn of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jeri Dennis of Danville, Arkansas, Heather Steadham of Italy, Stacey Heston of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dallas Breed of Hawaii, Mason Breed of Las Vegas, Nevada, Schuyler Breed of Maui, Hawaii and Austin Breed of Paris, Arkansas; and ten great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Paris.
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 20, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Paris officiated by Rev. Tommy Henson and Rev. Eldon Thomas. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Paris Boys & Girls Club, 717 North 5th. St., Paris, Arkansas 72855 or the First Baptist Church in Paris, 311 E. Main St., Paris, Arkansas 72855