Deborah “Debbie” Engel, March 7, 1955~October 10, 2017

Engel1 copyDeborah “Debbie” Engel of Pettigrew passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Fayetteville.  She was born March 7, 1955 in Huntington Park, CA. to Sanford and Ola Jean Watson Gray.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Debbie loved spending time with family and crocheting.  She married Danial Engel March 7, 1972.

She is survived by her husband, Danial Engel of the home; a daughter, Missy Engel of Elkins; a son, Tim Engel of Pettigrew; two brothers, Sandy Gray and wife, Marvie of Fayetteville and Jimmy Gray and wife, Judy of West Fork; an aunt, Mary Johnson of Bentonville; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Associate Pastor Joe Lloyd officiating.  Interment will follow in Boston Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, October 13, 2017 at the funeral home.

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    Ed Moix » 11. Oct, 2017

    Missy, so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Please know that we are praying for strength for you and your entire family during this difficult time.

    donna smith » 11. Oct, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear this Debbie was my best friend all the way throught school and I hold her very dear to my heart I know she will be missed a lot by everyone who knew her gary and donna smith

    Bo and Pat Glisson » 11. Oct, 2017

    So sorry for your lost . Prayers for the family God Bless.

    Bruce and Marilyn Ledford » 11. Oct, 2017

    God bless and comfort your family for the loss of your beloved Debbie.
    She was very loved , and will be missed.

    Lyn Robertson » 11. Oct, 2017

    So sorry to hear the news about your mom. I am sending prayers to you. I know she is also looking down from above, sending her love and strength during this difficult time. Love you.

    Linda Gomez » 11. Oct, 2017

    Dear Daniel, Missy & Tim, I am so sorry to learn of Debbie’s passing. I wish we lived closer so I could have been some help to you during this difficult time. I will never forget our trips to Arkansas and the times I spent with Debbie when we were kids. Those are some of my favorite memories. We didn’t see each other much after we grew up, but even though the miles separated us, we tried to keep in touch when we could. I will always remember how supportive Debbie was when my husband passed away last year. I’ll be thinking of you in the coming days and praying for God to give you strength and peace. Love you.

    Susan Collins » 11. Oct, 2017

    Daniel, Missy and Tim. My heart hurts for you. I don’t understand why these things have to happen to such good people. My wishes for you is peace and comfort. Days and nights will be long in the coming weeks and months and times will be tough and lonely. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Cyber hugs to you all.

    Mrs. Roy Don Smith (Robin) » 11. Oct, 2017

    Just breathe. One moment at a time.

    Sharon rakes » 11. Oct, 2017

    Condolences and peace and prayers for the family. May God keep you in His arms during this difficult time

    Cornel & Mesha » 12. Oct, 2017

    We are sorry about Debbie. We know how much you are hurting from this loss. God Bless you all.

    Jackie Williams » 12. Oct, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Debbie. Known her all her life and her parents were such good people. Prayers for the family.

    Everett Fine » 12. Oct, 2017

    So sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.God bless.

    Holly Marie Dillingham » 12. Oct, 2017

    We are saddened tht this day has come. I cant imagine the pain you all are going thru….so so sorry sweety..I’ll always remember her as the “sweetest Aunt”

    Love you cuz …

    Lisa & Billy Clem » 12. Oct, 2017

    I wanted to find something to ease the pain you and your family must be feeling. You are in our prayers and hearts. I found this and thought of your Mother. Big Hugs!!!

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky,
    but rather openings where our loved ones shine down
    to let us know they are happy.”
    –Author unknown

    Judy Blevins & Carolyn Whitaker » 12. Oct, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in prayer.

    CT » 13. Oct, 2017

    Such a sad loss for our community. Deb was such a kindhearted Person Who will be sorely missed. Dan, I love you brother. I’m praying for comfort and strength for you and yours.

    Buck & Margie Ham » 13. Oct, 2017

    Daniel and children,
    Our hearts reach out to you during this time of great loss. Please know we are thinking of you & praying your good memories will get you through the days ahead..we feel so blessed to have known Debbie…love to you all.

    Barbara Booth » 13. Oct, 2017

    Dearest Missy,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beautiful mother. Although I didn’t get to meet her in person, your mom’s strong and loving spirit lives in you. It always has, I think, Missy! May beautiful memories and the loving arms of family and friends comfort you now and forever. May you all rest in the peace of God’s love. ❤️

    Felisa » 13. Oct, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

    Lennie Van Brunt-Carroll » 14. Oct, 2017

    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one and my classmate. Prayers for comfort!

    lisa williams » 16. Oct, 2017

    Daniel I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her. You all helped me so much over the years. You are in my prayers!
    love Lisa Jo

    Steve & Tara » 16. Oct, 2017

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time. We are sending prayers and remembering so many acts of service from the Engle family. Many thanks for so many years of kindness to our community. Debbie will be missed and remembered with love.