Margariette Ellen Persfull, the daughter of the late Joe A. and Johnnie A. Davidson Stewart, was born in Jonesboro, Ark., on Oct. 22, 1936, and died at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., on Oct. 22, 2002, at the age of 66. Mrs. Persfull had lived in Dexter since 1962. She had been an elementary school teacher and retired from the Richland Public Schools after teaching for 32 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and the Order of the Eastern Star in Bloomfield. On Nov. 24, 1956, she was married to J.D. Persfull in Jonesboro, Ark. Surviving are her husband J.D. Persfull of Dexter; one son, Justin Duane Persfull of Dexter; one daughter, Ramona Ellen Baker of Dexter; two grandsons; and one brother, John Stewart of Jonesboro, Ark. She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Stewart. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Wayne Dismuke of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Sadler?s Chapel Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.